Here's a round-up of tourist attractions in Toronto that don't suck.
Noted Montreal-based landscape architect Frederick Todd was commissioned to produce the master blueprint that would dictate the location of houses, roads, and commercial areas.
Many of Leaside's streets were named after Canadian Northern executives, including Hanna, Wicksteed, and Laird. The town, which takes its name from early settler William Lea, was officially incorporated in 1913 and many of the current homes west of Laird, south of Eglinton, were built after 1924.
Heavy industry has also historically been a major presence in the Leaside area. During both world wars, Canada Wire and Cable produced shells and other important munitions at its sprawling plant southeast of Wicksteed and Laird. It's gone now, replaced by a shopping plaza, but the surrounding area remains a dense thicket of factories.
Here's a look back at what Leaside used to look like.
Here are some of our favourite pic from the latest round of #fogTO on Instagram. Lead photo by roof_topper. Check out the rest of the gallery here.
EngageTO is part of two Toronto area cleanups scheduled for Saturday, April 18 at Reggae Lane (and Sunday, April 19 at Jean Augustine Park). The Reggae Lane clean up campaign is lead by former mayoral candidate and Dewitt Lee and JuLion King of Canadian Reggae World and starts at Rap's Restaurant.