History

A note from Quebec

Montreal planner Frederick Gage Todd, who designed Leaside’s layout, exerted a strong influence over the naming of some of Leaside’s streets. One example is Rolland Road, named after Quebec’s Jean-Damien Rolland, born 1841, whose father …more

Sir Henry Lumley Drayton (1869-1950)Sir Henry Lumley Drayton (1869-1950)
History

Lumley Avenue

Many streets in Leaside were built and named for the executives behind Toronto’s Belt Line Railway and the Canadian National Railway to mark the impact of their contributions to the growth of rapid transit in …more

History

Rolph Road

As many Leaside kids get ready to hit the books at Rolph Road Elementary School, they should take a moment to reflect on the street after which their school is named. Rolph Road officially opened …more

History

Astor Avenue

Many of the streets in Leaside were named after the area’s early settlers, politicians or those involved in the development of the railway and industries. Astor Avenue, a short street in South Leaside, seems not …more