Leaside: The Life of a Garden City
May 6-7, 2016, during Library open hours
TPL Leaside Library, 165 McRae Dr, Toronto
Leaside Matters is proud to present an exhibit honouring the history and heritage of Toronto’s Leaside neighbourhood.
When Frederick Gage Todd laid out the town of Leaside in 1913 using the Garden City principles he created a framework for the holistic life of a community. In the evolution of the municipality from 1913 to the 1950s, the town of Leaside built on this Garden City framework to create a verdant and civically active community. There existed streets with social and economic diversity, both single and multi-unit building types, thriving industrial and commercial sectors and a strong sense of local identity. This exhibit shows the many layers of Leaside and discuss the significance of the Garden City elements that framed the Leaside of today.
If you are interested in finding out more about Leaside’s architectural heritage, we encourage to join the Jane’s Walk “Leaside: A Garden City Revealed” on May 6 or May 7, 2016. Visit the Lea Walk page of the Jane’s Walk 2016 website for more information.