Three events to highlight our history

Leaside-Matters-Talk-Exhibit-WalkLeaside Matters, which wants to build on the goodwill created by the 2013 celebrations of Leaside’s 100th birthday, beings a series of three events on May 3 to highlight our history, character and architecture.

The first, May 3, is LEA Talk at Amsterdam Brewery, on Esandar Dr., an examination of Leaside’s architecture and streetscapes, in conjunction with the Toronto Society of Architects. Called Leaside Architecture: The Path of Modernizaton, it will focus on our evolution into the 21st century and the garden city principles involved.

The next event will be the Lea Walk/Jane’s Walk, Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 (tours through neighbourhood streets) to illustrate the thinking behind Frederick Gage Todd’s concept for the garden city he created here in 1913. Walkers meet at the Leaside Library at 1 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday,

The final event, on the same days, is LEA Exhibit in the library, a visual examination of Todd’s work, 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.