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Rural Parkdale

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.


6 responses

  1. Janice Murray

    must be St. Vincent de Paul church, although I can’t make out a cross on the steeple.

    October 16, 2016 at 4:41 pm

  2. Janice Murray

    On second thought, maybe it’s Erskine United, as I knew it, on the west side of Roncesvalles.

    October 16, 2016 at 4:45 pm

  3. It’s on the N/W corner of Wright and Roncesvalles. The Church has changed since that photo was taken.

    October 16, 2016 at 5:50 pm

  4. Audrey

    Can you tell us more about the watercolour? Artist? Date? Where is it, library?

    October 16, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    • Pretty sure it’s from the Toronto Library website..

      October 16, 2016 at 7:56 pm

  5. Well done.

    October 17, 2016 at 4:59 am

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