Triangle History

Beach Triangle Heritage… Fading

Apr 15th, 2015 | By
1878 and 1880 Queen Street East

Above is a view from the Fire Hall tower dating to 1906. Woodbine Ave. is horizontal in the foreground. Queen St. E. is shown from Woodbine into the distance beyond Kingston Rd. (Photo courtesy Toronto Archives). To the left is the original Woodbine Race Course, first opened in 1874 (renamed Woodbine Racetrack, and then Greenwood
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Triangle History: Woodbine Club House Hotel

Oct 13th, 2014 | By
Woodbine Club House (presumed) 1959 York University Libraries, Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections, Toronto Telegram fonds, F0433, ASC03633

By John Ellis The histories of “Duggan’s Hotel”, “Woodbine Park”, “Woodbine Park Club House”, and Woodbine Race Course (later “Old Woodbine”, “Greenwood Race Track”, and, today, “Woodbine Park”), are closely linked to Joseph Duggan, who was born in Toronto 15 August, 18331. At age 23, he married Susan Love, 19, on 3 July 1857. A
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Triangle History: 1862 Queen Street East: Sauvignon Has a Past…

Oct 6th, 2014 | By
Woodbine Market at 1862 Queen St. E., 1915

Stefan Paquet, owner of Sauvignon Bistro at 1862 Queen Street East, told me he had something special – a photo of his premises, when it was Woodbine Market in 1915. This is indeed special – it is the first time in over a decade of researching and writing local histories that I have had an
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Triangle History: “Casa Playa” in the Triangle?

Apr 15th, 2010 | By

Perhaps someone living on Queen Street between Lark and Kingston Road could have lived in a castle. In 1905, Henry Pellatt of 36 King Street owned a property there. This is the same Henry Pellatt who was to be Major General of the Queen’s Own Rifles, who was knighted in 1905, and who was to
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