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Willowdale : yesterdayʹs farms, todayʹs legacy /
author
Scott Kennedy.
imprint
Toronto : Dundurn Press, c2013.
description
191 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9781459717503
format
Book

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imprint
Toronto : Dundurn Press, c2013.
isbn
9781459717503
catalogue key
9106450
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Issued also in electronic format.
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Summaries
Main Description
In 1855, Willowdale post office opened in Jacob Cummer's store on Yonge Street. Today, streets in Toronto's community of Willowdale are peppered with the names of the early farm families of North York, such as the Shepards, Finches, and Kennedys. Combat training for the ill-fated 1837 Rebellion took place in its fields, and internationally famous author Mazo de la Roche's estate, Windrush Hills, was at Bayview and Steeles, now a Zorastrian temple. Did you know that the Kingsdale Jersey Farm stood on Bayview until 1972 and that Green Meadows, the estate of "Bud" McDougald, was the last operating farm in North York? Author Scott Kennedy's intriguing stories embrace the evolution of Willowdale from its earliest acquisition of land to today's urban environment.
Main Description
In 1855, Willowdales post office opened in Jacob Cummers store on Yonge Street. Today, streets in Torontos community of Willowdale are peppered with the names of the early farm families of North York, such as the Shepards, Finches, and Kennedys. Author Scott Kennedys intriguing stories embrace the evolution of Willowdale from the earliest acquisition of land to todays urban environment. You will read about combat training for the ill-fated Rebellion of 1837 that took place in the community fields; about Mazo de la Roches estate, Windrush Hills, which stood at Bayview and Steeles, and is a Zorastrian temple today; about the Kingsdale Jersey Farm, which was located on Bayview until 1972; and about Green Meadows, the estate of "Bud" McDougald, which was the last operating farm in North York.
Main Description
In 1855, Willowdale's post office opened in Jacob Cummer's store on Yonge Street. Today, streets in Toronto's community of Willowdale are peppered with the names of the early farm families of North York, such as the Shepards, Finches, and Kennedys. Author Scott Kennedy's intriguing stories embrace the evolution of Willowdale from the earliest acquisition of land to today's urban environment. You will read about combat training for the ill-fated Rebellion of 1837 that took place in the community fields; about Mazo de la Roche's estate, Windrush Hills, which stood at Bayview and Steeles, and is a Zorastrian temple today; about the Kingsdale Jersey Farm, which was located on Bayview until 1972; and about Green Meadows, the estate of "Bud" McDougald, which was the last operating farm in North York.
Main Description
In 1855, Willowdale's post office opened in Jacob Cummer's store on Yonge Street. Today, streets in Toronto's community of Willowdale are peppered with the names of the early farm families of North York, such as the Shepards, Finches, and Kennedys.Author Scott Kennedy's intriguing stories embrace the evolution of Willowdale from the earliest acquisition of land to today's urban environment. You will read about combat training for the ill-fated Rebellion of 1837 that took place in the community fields; about Mazo de la Roche's estate, Windrush Hills, which stood at Bayview and Steeles, and is a Zorastrian temple today; about the Kingsdale Jersey Farm, which was located on Bayview until 1972; and about Green Meadows, the estate of "Bud" McDougald, which was the last operating farm in North York.

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