Speaking of things that fly: On July 8-16 1910, on the converted farmland of William G. Trethewey, the very first example of human flight in Toronto took place. The site was located near Jane and Weston road in Mount Dennis (or Weston?), and was Toronto’s first airfield. It later became known as the Trethewey Airfield, and after that De Lesseps Field, after one of the guests, the French pilot Jacques de Lesseps. De Lesseps had completed the first aeroplane flight in Quebec the previous week, flying over the city of Montreal on 2 July 1910. [I]“This event, sponsored by the Ontario Motor League, necessitated preparing a runway through the fields, the centre of which is present-day Hearst Circle. As well, a grandstand was built to accommodate the spectators; however, its exact location is unknown.”

 Toronto Takes Flight

 Toronto Takes Flight

 Toronto Takes Flight

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