Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Tuesday Treasures

 Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme.

Toronto ON

Click here for a history of Toronto lane naming and a list of other lanes. That post is a work in progress, and gets updated frequently.

In my neighbourhood.
I can't find any information, best guess is there was a brook from Lake Ontario.

On Lake Ontario - There is a public tennis court and the Argonaut Rowing Club.

Annie Craig Drive shares its name with one of two steamboats that ran from Toronto to the Humber River in the late 1800s.

The Annie Craig was purchased in 1882 by the Humber Steam Ferry Co. Three hotel owners (John Duck, Octavius Hicks and Charles Nurse) plus a brewer Eugene O'Keefe were the owners of the ferry company. The hotels were located in Etobicoke Township at the mouth of the Humber River. Access from Toronto was difficult as the streetcar lines did not extend that far west. Initially passengers were carried from a wharf near Yonge Street to John Duck's dock with an intermediate stop at the foot of Bathurst St. The 1885 route had intermediate stops at the Exhibition Grounds and High Park.


  1. ...I find it fascinating that streets and lane name contain so much history in Toronto. Thanks Jackie for sharing.

  2. Lots to see and learn in Toronto!
    Merry Christmas, and thanks for linking up at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/12/merry-christmas.html


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