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Bygone Neighbourhoods

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As an adjunct/complement to all the new (and possibly spurious) neighbourhood names of the Murphy Village thread, I felt it fitting to compile a list of all the old (and possibly spurious) names of various neighbourhoods, districts, villages, estates, and other locales within the current city limits which have since fallen off the map, or at least out of popular use (if they were ever on/in either)...

ALEXANDRA GARDENS
Location: Yonge & Glencairn
Source: Robins Ltd./Ontario Directory & Map Co. Greater Toronto, 1913

ATARATIRI (proposed)
Location: Cherry & Front (approx.)
Source: Wikipedia Article

AVENPORT VILLAGE
Location: Avenue & Davenport
Source: Twitter Photo

BEECHBORO GRANGE
Location: Keele & Eglinton (?)
Source: J.O. Browne's Map of the Township of York, 1851

BELLEVUE
Location: Avenue & St. Clair
Source: J.O. Browne's Map of the Township of York, 1851

BERKLEY
Location: Coxwell & Dundas
Source: Goad's Atlas of Toronto, 1884

BENLAMOND
Location: Victoria Park & Danforth
Hart & Rawlinson's Map of the City of Toronto, 1878
- or -
Location: Danforth & Lawrence
Source: Alexander, Clare & Cable: County of York, 1885
- and as BENLOMOND, Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of York, 1878

BLUE BELL VILLAGE
Location: Ossington & Queen
Source: Lost Toronto Blog, 2012

BROWNS LINE
Location: Browns Line & Horner
Source: Metropolitan Toronto Map, 1955

CARLTON WEST
Location: Weston & St. Clair
Source: Goad's Atlas of Toronto, 1890

CEDARVALE
Location: Donlands & Danforth
Source: Toronto City Directory, 1921

CHESTER
Location: Broadview & Danforth
Source: Goad's Atlas of Toronto, 1890

COLEMAN
Location: Dawes & Danforth
Source: Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of York, 1878
- as COLMAN and COLEMAN'S CORNER -
Source: Hering, Rudolph G. & Gray Plan of the City of Toronto, 1889, Goad's Atlas of Toronto, 1884

COONATS CORNER
Location: Humber River & Albion
Source: Wikipedia Article

COOPER'S MILLS
Location: Humber River & Dundas
Source: Wikipedia Article

DAYTON
Location: Weston & Finch
Source: Wikipedia Article

DONCASTER
Location: Broadview & Mortimer
Source: Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of York, 1878

DONLANDS
Location: Don Mills & Eglinton
Source: Imperial Munitions Board North Toronto Sheet, 1918

DON MOUNT
Location: Broadview & Dundas
Source: Hart & Rawlinson's Map of the City of Toronto, 1878

DUBLIN
Location: Dufferin & Sheppard
Source: Wikipedia Article

DUFFERIN HEIGHTS
Location: Caledonia & Rogers
Source: Map Specialty Co. City of Toronto, 1908

DUFFIELD ESTATE
Location: Dufferin & Wilson
Source: Robins Ltd./Ontario Directory & Map Co. Greater Toronto, 1913

EAST TORONTO
Location: Main & Gerrard
Source: Goad's Atlas of Toronto, 1890
- as EAST TORONTO VILLAGE -
Source: B. Sawden Map of Toronto & Suburbs

EGLINTON
Location: Yonge & Eglinton
Source: Goad's Atlas of Toronto, 1890
- as EGLINTON HEIGHTS -
Source: Map Specialty Co. City of Toronto, 1908

EGLINTON FLATS
Location: Jane & Eglinton
Source: DND Military City Map, 1983

ELDERSLIE
Location: Markham & Old Danforth
Source: Wikipedia Article

FAIRHAVEN
Location: Islington & Dixon
Source: DND Military City Map, 1983

FLYNNTOWN
Location: Leslie & Sheppard
Source: Wikipedia Article

GLEBE ESTATE
Location: Greenwood & Danforth
Source: Civic Transportation Committee Annexation Map, 1915

GLENGRANT
Location: Victoria Park & St. Clair
Source: Robins Ltd./Ontario Directory & Map Co. Greater Toronto, 1913

GLENVIEW
Location: Dufferin & Lawrence
Source: TTC Street Map, 1942

GREEN BUSH
Location: Yonge & Steeles (?)
Source: J.O. Browne's Map of the Township of York, 1851

HARDINGTON
Location: Jane & Falstaff
Source: Metropolitan Toronto Map, 1955

HELLIWELL FARM
Location: Broadview & Mortimer
Source: Civic Transportation Committee Annexation Map, 1915

HERNE HILL
Location: Ellis & The Queensway
Source: J.O. Browne's Map of the Township of York, 1851

HOLLAND GARDENS
Location: Dufferin & Lawrence
Source: Robins Ltd./Ontario Directory & Map Co. Greater Toronto, 1913

HUMBER VALE
Location: Royal York & Eglinton
Source: Alexander & Cable Plan of Toronto, 1912

ISLINGTON
Location: Shaver & Bloor
Source: DND Military City Map, 1983

KAISERVILLE
Location: Jane & Steeles
Source: Wikipedia Article

KELVIN PARK
Location: Coxwell & Eastwood
Source: Robins Ltd./Ontario Directory & Map Co. Greater Toronto, 1913

KEW MOUNT
Location: Lee & Queen
Source: B. Sawden Map of Toronto & Suburbs

LAKEVIEW HEIGHTS
Location: Vaughan & St. Clair
Source: Robins Ltd./Ontario Directory & Map Co. Greater Toronto, 1913

LAWRENCE GARDENS
Location: Avenue & Glencairn
Source: Robins Ltd./Ontario Directory & Map Co. Greater Toronto, 1913

LESLIE HEIGHTS
Location: Donlands & Mortimer
Source: Robins Ltd./Ontario Directory & Map Co. Greater Toronto, 1913

LITTLE YORK
Location: Main & Danforth
Source: Goad's Atlas of Toronto, 1884

LOWTHER PARK
Location: Woodbine & Cosburn
Source: Robins Ltd./Ontario Directory & Map Co. Greater Toronto, 1913

MAGDALA
Location: Markham & Steeles
Source: Wikipedia Article

MALCOLM'S CORNERS
Location: Markham & Sheppard
Source: Wikipedia Article

MASHQUOTEH
Location: Avenue & St. Clair
Source: J.O. Browne's Map of the Township of York, 1851

MELROSE PARK
Location: Yonge & Lawrence
Source: Robins Ltd./Ontario Directory & Map Co. Greater Toronto, 1913

MIDWAY
Location: Coxwell & Gerrard
Source: Goad's Atlas of Toronto, 1913

MILNEFORD MILLS
Location: Don River & Old Lawrence
Source: Wikipedia Article

MOFFAT'S CORNERS
Location: Victoria Park & St. Clair
Source: Wikipedia Article

MORTLAKE
Location: Midland & Kingston
Source: Wikipedia Article

MUNRO PARK
Location: Victoria Park & Queen
Source: C.H. MacDonald Map of Toronto, 1906

MONTCLAIR
Location: Spadina & St. Clair
Source: Civic Transportation Committee Annexation Map, 1915

NEW TOWN
Location: Downtown
Source: Wikipedia Article

NORTHMOUNT
Location: Yonge & McKee
Source: Metropolitan Toronto Map, 1955

NORWAY
Location: Woodbine & Kingston
Source: Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of York, 1878

O'SULLIVAN
Location: Victoria Park & Sheppard
Source: Imperial Munitions Board North Toronto Sheet, 1918
- as O'SULLIVAN'S CORNERS
Source: Metropolitan Toronto Map, 1955

PAISLEY GARDENS
Location: Avenue & Lawrence
Source: Robins Ltd./Ontario Directory & Map Co. Greater Toronto, 1913

POTTERS FIELD (cemetery)
Location: Yonge & Bloor
Source: J.O. Browne's Map of the Township of York, 1851

PRATT ESTATE
Location: Bathurst & Sheppard
Source: Robins Ltd./Ontario Directory & Map Co. Greater Toronto, 1913

REGENTS PARK
Location: Danforth & Lawrence
Source: National Topographic Series, 1948

ROSEMOUNT
Location: Bayview & Moore
Source: Robins Ltd./Ontario Directory & Map Co. Greater Toronto, 1913

ROSLIN
Location: Yonge & Sheppard
Source: Robins Ltd./Ontario Directory & Map Co. Greater Toronto, 1913

ROYAL OAK
Location: Victoria Park & St. Clair (?)
Source: J.O. Browne's Map of the Township of York, 1851

SAINT PHILLIPS
Location: Scarlett & Dixon
Source: DND Military City Map, 1983

SILVERTHORN FARM
Location: Mill & Bloor
Source: Wikipedia Article

SIMCOE PARK (proposed)
Location: Cherry & Unwin (approx.)
Source: Goad's Atlas of Toronto, 1910

SPADINA
Location: Spadina & St. Clair
Source: Goad's Atlas of Toronto, 1890

STRANGFORD
Location: Victoria Park & St. Clair
Source: Wikipedia Article

STRATHCONA GARDENS
Location: Greenwood & Mortimer
Source: Robins Ltd./Ontario Directory & Map Co. Greater Toronto, 1913

SUNNYSIDE
Location: Sunnyside & Queen
Source: Metropolitan Toronto Map, 1955

TAYLOR ESTATES
Location: Logan & Eastern
Source: Robins Ltd./Ontario Directory & Map Co. Greater Toronto, 1913

THE MEADOWS
Location: Spadina & Queen
Source: J.O. Browne's Map of the Township of York, 1851

THE PINES / PINE BEACH
Location: Kipling & Lake Shore
Source: Robins Ltd./Ontario Directory & Map Co. Greater Toronto, 1913

THE WARD(S)
Location: Downtown
Source: Goad's Atlas of Toronto, 1890

UPPER MIDWAY
Location: Coxwell & Danforth
Source: Toronto Star Article, 2008

WEST POINT
Location: Islington & Lake Shore
Source: Robins Ltd./Ontario Directory & Map Co. Greater Toronto, 1913

WEST TORONTO
Location: Keele & Dundas
Source: Goad's Atlas of Toronto, 1890

WILLOWVALE
Location: Christie & Bloor
Source: Wikipedia Article

WILMAR HEIGHTS
Location: Victoria Park & Eglinton
Source: National Topographic Series, 4th Edition, 1948

WINDERMERE
Location: Windermere & Bloor
Source: Goad's Atlas of Toronto, 1884

YORK HEIGHTS
Location: Woodbine & Gerrard
Source: Robins Ltd./Ontario Directory & Map Co. Greater Toronto, 1913



...please add any others, or additional info/corrections for these ones!
 
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Not sure I want to since you didn't like 'Town and Country' on the other thread.:p

Potters Field wasn't a neighbourhood - it was a cemetery.

And anyone who tries to tell you they live in the Upper Beach - no, it's East Toronto.
 
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I've been looking at the 1921 & 1922 City directories a lot recently because of the release of the 1921 Canadian Census. Here's their list and descriptions of The Suburbs of Toronto. Some names are still in use, of course, but others, like Cedarvale, I'd never heard of.

Bedford Park (Included in City)

Birch Cliff - A settlement in Scarboro Township between Kingston Road and Danforth Avenue. Post Office Birch Cliff. Take Kingston Road radial line to Stop 20.

Bracondale (see Wychwood)

Cedarvale - A suburb north of Danforth av and east of Don Mills rd, three and a half miles north east of City Hall. Post Offices, Coleman and Todmorden. Take Broadview av car and thence civic car east on Danforth av or Queen or King routes via Coxwell av.

Coleman - Post Office name of Little York

Earlscourt - A suburb north-west of St Clair av west, three and a half miles north west of City Hall. Post Office, Earlscourt. Take Avenue rd car; thence civic car on St Clair av.

Fairbank - A suburb north of Earlscourt and northwest of the city, four miles northwest of City Hall. Post Office Fairbank. Take Avenue rd car; thence civic car on St Clair av.

Humber Bay - A suburb west of city, four and one-half miles from City Hall. Post Office Humber Bay. Take King or Queen cars to Sunnyside, thence Metropolitan line.

Lambton Mills - A suburb on the west bank of the Humber River, four and one half miles west of the City Hall. Post Office Lambton Mills. Take Dundas car to end of line, thence Lambton car.

Little York - (including adjoining settlement in Scarboro twp) - A suburb north-east of Danforth av, five miles from the City Hall. Post Office Coleman. Take Broadview car to end of line, thence civic car on Danforth av to end of line (Dawes rd)

Mimico - A suburb seven miles from the City Hall. Take King or Queen west cars, going west to Sunnyside, then Toronto and York radials to stop 16 or Grand Trunk Railway (main line).

Mount Dennis - Seven miles northwest of the City Hall. Post Office Mount Dennis. Take Dundas car to Keele, thence north on radial car line.

New Toronto - Seven miles west of City Hall. Post office, New Toronto. Take King or Queen West car to Sunnyside, thence Toronto and York Radial line to stop 14.

Oakwood - Four and a half miles northwest of the City Hall, Post Office Sub-station 36. Take Avenue rd car, thence west on St. Clair av west.

Runnymede - Five miles west of City Hall, Post office, sub-station 71, 32 Pritchard rd. Take Dundas car to Keele, thence Civic car to Runnymede rd.

Scarboro - A settlement in Scarboro Township, 10 miles northeast of the City Hall. Post Office, Scarboro. Take King car going east to Kingston rd, thence radial line to Stop 26 or G T Ry to Scarboro station.

Silverthorn - A suburb five miles north west of the City Hall. Post Office Silverthorn. Take Avenue rd car and transfer west on Dupont, or take Civic cars on St Clair av.

Swansea - Four and a half miles west of City Hall near Sunnyside. Post Office Swansea. Take King or Queen cars to end of line, or Dundas car to Bloor w thence Civic car.

Todmorden - Four and a half miles east of City Hall. Post Office Todmorden. Take Broadview av car to end of line.

Westmount - A suburb about eight and one half miles northwest of the City Hall, situated on the south west side of the Number river, opp Weston. Post Office Weston. Take Dundas car to end of line; thence Weston car to Mill st.

Weston - A suburb eight and one half miles north west of City Hall, on the GTR old main line and CPR main line Toronto subway. Post Office Weston. Take Dundas car to end of line' and thence Weston car.

Wychwood - Five miles northwest of City Hall. Post Office Wychwood Park and sub-station of city. Take Avenue rd car to St Clair av; thence civic car to Bathurst.
 
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Thanks!

That is interesting about 'Cedarvale'. I assumed it was the the area aound the park on Bathurst until I read the description. Never heard of it either. Also interesting how 'Scarborough' seems to have been 'Scarboro' for much of its history (almost all the pre-war maps I've seen of it lists it as the latter, whether it be the village or the township) - and how (at least on the Goad Maps) they oscillate from Windermere (1884), to Swansea (1890-1903), to both (1910-on).

Not sure I want to since you didn't like 'Town and Country' on the other thread.:p

Potters Field wasn't a neighbourhood - it was a cemetery.

And anyone who tries to tell you they live in the Upper Beach - no, it's East Toronto.
Well, it's not that I didn't like 'Town and Country', necessarily, just that it was 'unfamiliar'. ;)

Absolutely agree about 'Upper Beach', though. If there's no beach in the neighbourhood, there shouldn't be any 'beach' in the name.
And, if I may be so bold, I still say its 'The Beaches' - or, to be even more specific, 'The Eastern Beaches'. As someone who used to live near 'The Western Beaches' (Parkdale), I slightly resent the singular implications of just 'The Beach', as if there's no other beaches in the city...and as if it isn't comprised, itself, of 4 separate beaches.
 
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I was just down at the TRL and did a quick review of their city maps collection, from which I was able to add numerous new names to the main list above, including the likes of:
ALEXANDRA GARDENS, GLENGRANT, HARDINGTON, HOLLAND GARDENS, KEW MOUNT, LOWTHER PARK, PAISLEY GARDENS, ROSLIN, THE PINES, and WEST POINT.

Of particular interest was a 1913 plan for Robins Ltd. (a real estate development/speculation company) that was chock-full of fanciful subdivision names which have probably never appeared anywhere except on this one map.
 

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I love this stuff!!

But I believe that two of the sources contradict each other regarding Chester. The Goad's 1890 Atlas strikes me as correct.

My understanding was that Chester was at Broadview and Danforth, running north towards Todmorden.

Chester School (built c. 1890) is now the Estonian Centre (underneath that modern facade) while Chester Hill Road runs west, just south of that. And then, of course, there's Chester Ave. where the Chester subway stop is just behind the Carrot Common.

Doncaster would have been the area between Chester and Todmorden, encompassing the Helliwell Estate. That's my guess.
 

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Thanks for the info! I suspect you're right. This map shows the Doncaster Post Office about there, too.
http://static.torontopubliclibrary.ca/da/images/LC/maps-r-65.jpg
I'll change it to Broadview & Mortimer as the closest major modern intersection (same as Helliwell Farm).

Well, it was on the Star neighbourhoods map...
Interesting that the Google Map underlay shows the area as "Sullivan" - presumably a gradual shortening from "O'Sullivan's Corners", to "O'Sullivan", to just "Sullivan" - and then, perhaps one day, no "Sullivan" at all...
 

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Interesting that the Google Map underlay shows the area as "Sullivan" - presumably a gradual shortening from "O'Sullivan's Corners", to "O'Sullivan", to just "Sullivan" - and then, perhaps one day, no "Sullivan" at all...
Didn`t realize that was there. Yes, prior to the exciting start of home mail delivery in Town and County and Wishing Well, mail was picked up at O'Sullivan post office. The official Toronto neighbourhood names of L'Amoreaux and Tam O'Shanter-Sullivan are on the map. Looks like the `Sullivan`came from that - they also have a separate `Tam O`Shanter`.
But some the subdivision marketing names are there as well - Wishing Well, Bridlewood (which is too big), but no Town and Country! But then they also throw in a historical `Clark`s Corners`.

You might be interested in the official Post Office database from Library & Archives Canada.
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/post-offices/index-e.html
 

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Potters Field wasn't a neighbourhood - it was a cemetery.
And anyone who tries to tell you they live in the Upper Beach - no, it's East Toronto.
LOL, it was a cemetery for a special kind of people. Even they have to rest somewhere. :D

I don't blame them, Upper Beach sound more hippy, like some kind of a Great Gatsby neighbourhood, while East Toronto sounds boring.
 

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