At one time, Parkdale was quite rural and made up of small farms and market gardens.
The simple watercolour below would seem to be west of Roncesvalles, looking along Wright ave. towards Roncesvalles. The back of the church as evidence. This could be the property of John Davison indicated on the map above.
“Miss WH. May.; Inscribed on backing of former frame: corner of Roncesvalles & Wright Ave-/ 1900. N. W & N East. Mr Bushe [?] $[obliterated] / house later moved to Wright Ave 1st house Corn. / Emanuel Church N. W. corner before fire.”
This version of the church burnt in 1927 and was the rebuilt.