Larry Priestman was a lifelong electrician. He was very active in his local branch of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, even after his retirement. Larry taught classes at George Brown College, and was also part of a special team of professionals appointed by UofT to advise members of the corporate world on how to relate with their unions. He volunteered at and donated to the old Hillcrest Hospital until its volunteer team was disbanded. Larry also volunteered his expertise in the restoration of the Tollkeeper's Cottage, frequently paying for various tasks out of his own pocket.
Referencing Cotterell's Map of Seaton Village 1878: within Farm Lot 26:
"Patrick McGregor owned lots 9 and 12 complete; ... (he) was not a market gardener at all, but a barrister.
The lane leading to parking area of the "multi-unit building" would recognize his contribution to early Toronto. It has been the residence of poet and diplomat Kenneth Porter Kirkwood, (1899-1968) in the 1920's while he attended U of T. In the early 1960's, novelist and fiction writer, Austin Clarke (b. 1934) lived at this address.