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


Crazy 8 Barn

Travel is an opportunity to take in new things…right? Well yes, but it’s also nice to see something in our travels that is suggestive of home. In this case, the sight of the Crazy 8 …more

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

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