Category Archives: You ask. You answer

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Congratulations to Mary Prole, the winner of our question from the April/May issue. Places in the Beaches named Ashbridge are named after the Ashbridge family who came from Pennsylvania in 1794. In 1796 they were granted 600 acres from Lake Ontario to Danforth Ave. The Ashbridge Estate on Queen St. E. near Coxwell Ave. was home to the family until … <entire article…>

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Congratulations to Nina Parks, the winner of our question from the February/March issue. Kingston Road was completed in 1817. It joined Toronto (then called York) to Kingston. It was built as a post road for delivering mail on rigid schedules. You Asked… I have noticed many places in the Beaches with the name Ashbridge. Where did the name come from? … <entire article…>

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Winner of… Congratulations to David Livingston-Lowe, the winner of our question from the December/January issue. The Glen Manor rink is maintained by local volunteers and is usually ready in late November or December, when cold weather conditions allow for natural ice making. You Asked… Where did Kingston Road get its name from? Does it have anything to do with the city of Kingston? Why does it end at … <entire article…>

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Winner of… Congratulations to Matthew Domain, the winner of our question from the October/November issue. The Leslie Street spit began construction in the late 1950s. Its original purpose was to provide a breakwater for Toronto’s Outer Harbour, to handle the increase in shipping on the Great Lakes after the Saint Lawrence Seaway opened in 1959. This issue’s question: This issue’s question: … <entire article…>

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Winner of… Congratulations to Isilda Attridge, the winner of our question from the August/September issue. The park’s name was Scarboro Beach Amusement Park. It was in operation from 1907 to 1925. It closed because of an increase in land value and higher taxes at the time. It was therefore sold to the city in 1925. This issue’s question: Since moving … <entire article…>

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The Winner of… Congratulations to Liselotte Jongedijk, the winner of our question from the June/July issue. The four water treatment facilities in Toronto are: The R C Harris Water Treatment Plant in The Beach, the R L Clark Water Treatment Plant in South Etobicoke, the F J Horgan Water Treatment Plant on Copperfield Road in the East End and the … <entire article…>

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Winner of… Congratulations to Evelyn Beatson, the winner of our question from the April/May issue “…when was the first Easter parade held and who started it?” Evelyn let us know that  the parade started in 1967 along the Boardwalk by an East End Community Group in which there were three Lion Club members. It moved to Queen Street in 1972 … <entire article…>

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Winner of… Our question from the February/March issue “…how long have people skated on the Glen  Stewart Ravine?” has stumped our readers. Although many residents have told us that they have seen skating on that rink for as long as they can remember, we know that children today are at least third generation Glen Stewart Ravine skaters. This issue’s question: … <entire article…>

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December/January’s question is Veronica Taylor. “In the early 1800s, a road was commissioned to connect Toronto (then York) to Kingston and the settlements between. The road began on the east side of the Don  River, and for obvious reasons was called Kingston Road. It was completed in 1817. At that time, and for some time to come, Toronto’s eastern boundary … <entire article…>