When my family moved in to their house, it came with an old property map of the neighbourhood, South Rosedale, from June 1905. It's an interesting account of who's who in early Toronto, and the migration of certain families north into the more secluded 'suburb' of Rosedale from the increasingly busy streets of Jarvis and Sherbourne.
So I was flipping through the annals of images in my hard drive and stumbled on a 1954 map of Toronto and region railway lines that I had saved. What caught my eye was the dashed line through Taylor Creek from northern Scarboro to the forks of the Don River. I thought I knew our valleys, but this was news to me.
Not much info about this stretch online. It appears to be section of the short-lived Canadian Northern Railway as it traveled north from Don Station, and it was closed well before this map was published. But nevertheless I thought it was surprising that there was a line through Taylor Creek. I don’t think I’ve seen it mapped or acknowledged anywhere, and there’s almost no conspicuous evidence in the valley that a railway passed through.
I’m assuming it was discussed previously on this site, and perhaps this post belongs in another thread. But just thought I’d share:
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Okay cool. Thanks a lot for the replies and images. TBH I was actually mostly interested in the valley section of Taylor Creek from the Don to Vic Park - (where it seems a high-tension transmission line was built in its place). But this is all very interesting nonetheless.
I think you are right.