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If I recall correctly, the brick paved streets in Forest Hill (the one by UCC and the one sought of St. Clair, are private streets, not city streets, and the residents preferred brick and so paved them that way.
Actually, the primary brick streets we're thinking of are further west, btw/Spadina + Bathurst. (And IIRC there's also a few in Chaplin Estates.)
All of the brick streets in the Forest Hill area on that I have on the map appear to be public streets.
I suspect AP may be thinking of things like Clarendon Crescent (which are, indeed, "private")
I found a rather unusual street that won't make the map, but is quite interesting and worth mentioning in this thread. Collier Street east of Park Road near Bloor and Church streets is a beautiful street lined with Victorian houses. It has strips of granite blocks amidst its asphalt roadway, perhaps as speed bumps. The strips are a tease at what a distinctly Toronto street would look like in modern times with granite block paving, if we restored it like in European cities on streets like The Esplanade, Yonge, or Front (which had stone block paving historically). But it also has unique sidewalks with concrete slabs arranged like stone, and a rare surviving instance of three rows of bricks on the roadway by the curbs. Modern road construction in the old city of Toronto incorporates only a single row of bricks by the curbs to ensure a consistent grade for drainage. Collier Street has a conventional asphalt surface west of Park Road, but the block between Park and Church also has concrete paver sidewalks.
Last edited by junctionist; 2013-Feb-27 at 19:42.
Melbourne Place, running north between 10 and 12 Melbourne Avenue, is currently paved with brick.
From the Toronto Public Library website:
“Salmon's print inscribed on vso: MELBOURNE PLACE-NARROWEST STREET IN THE CITY MAY 1953.”
The residential streets on the Toronto Islands are narrower, but that's a great find. I'll add it to the map. Thanks wwwebster!
Like CDL.TO said. Pine CR in the beeches has the stone. Looks really cool too.
What about brick gutters next to the curb? Was that standard practice at some point? There are a few instances of that here and there.
Wellesley Cottages is a small, hidden brick street in Cabbagetown:
If laneways count, several new lanes in the revitalized Regent Park are paved with modern grey brick. This one runs parallel with Oak and Cole Streets: