Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Tuesday Treasures

 Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme.
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September 2020 - Toronto ON

Just 10 per cent of Toronto's more than 3,000 public laneways have a name. Usually the titles recognize community figures, events or local traditions, but many are delightfully strange with brilliant backstories.

Grimsby Dairy Lane - memorializes the Grimsby Dairy at 108/110 Robert Street. John Locke (ca. 1888- 1929) founded and operated the Dairy from this laneway in the early part of the 20th century. Originally proposed name: Dairy Lane.

Not strictly called a lane, Fitzroy Terrace was built around 1888 to house English workers.


  1. ...that Toronto has more than 3,000 public laneways is amazing. The house at Fitzroy Terrace are SWEET! Thanks Jackie for joining the party. I just read this morning that Canada may left me in soon.

  2. I love the idea of tracing back the names and discovering the story behind them.

  3. The neighborhood pictured here looks like a comfortable one.
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/06/mmmm-magnolia.html

  4. I haven't even ever heard of a public laneway and I find it fascinating. What a great way to keep local history alive. I love it.

  5. This is a fascinating way to keep local history alive!!

  6. History of ones home place is so interesting.

  7. This looks so wonderful!!!
    Thank you for the very big smile.

  8. Good shots. We have lanes here, but the only one I can think of with a name is a street that becomes a lane for a few blocks as a one lane roadway.

  9. Colorful hood. A "Lane" sounds very romantic.

  10. More awesome corners of your city that usually go unnoticed :)

    It's nice to see your link this week at 'My Corner of the World'!


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