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Little Trinity Townhouse Restoration

Chris Bateman writes:

The simple, two-storey brick property was finished in 1852 in a plain Georgian style once common in the city’s east end. Leslie Scott, the first owner, opened the eponymous Scott’s Hotel there with Francis Beale as a tenant, possibly a manager. By 1875, Beale, a bricklayer, had taken over the buildings and was running his own inn and store out of a second, more recent, building to the east.

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This is the only photo I’ve ever found of the old Derby Tavern on the corner of King and Parliament.

A very early map of the city (1857) locates a Police Station in one of these buildings.

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3 responses

  1. dave

    I believe the Derby Tavern was burnt down.
    The bicycle shown is an old Raleigh 1950 or 60’s vintage

    June 2, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    • I don’t think it burnt down but was demolished.
      The bicycle is mine and you’re close, 1975. The design didn’t change much over the years.

      June 2, 2014 at 10:20 pm

  2. Mark

    Those 2 small bldgs. next to the tavern were supposedly built in 1855 . It is interesting that one of the earliest police stations in the city was right on that property somewhere, at least according to an 1857 map (see link). I tried to ascertain if it was actually located in one of those 2 bldgs. but was never able to verify it.

    http://oldtorontomaps.blogspot.ca/2013/01/1857-fleming-ridout-schreiber-plan-of_7.html

    August 4, 2014 at 3:24 am

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