Heritage in Midtown

For the past few years the City of Toronto Planning Staff have been working with the local community of Yonge and Eglinton on a study called Midtown in Focus. An important component of the study has been to look at the heritage buildings on our main streets. In August, Heritage Preservation Services released a report … Read more

Heritage Status Granted to the Theatres on Mt. Pleasant Rd.

We are pleased that heritage status has been granted to the theatres on Mt. Pleasant. Read about it in the June 14, 2017 article from Post City Toronto. Did You Know? Granddaughter of the theatre owner during the Depression said that people  would often pay with ”merchandise” such as ” nylons”. Some interesting information can be found … Read more

Davisville Village Heritage – The J.J. Davis House

 Can you imagine parking a horse at Yonge and Davisville today?         Davisville is named after John Davis and his family. John came to Canada from England at age 27 in 1840. The J. J. Davis Store was built in 1894 by the Davis family. A general store and post office were operated by Jack … Read more

First Davisville Village Jane’s Walk a huge success!

Forty people, interested in Davisville Village’s rich history, came out on a day threatening rain, wind and cold temps to learn more about the neighbourhood we call home. They were not disappointed. The 90-minute walk, which started at the original J. J. Davis store at the corner of Yonge and Davisville (today a thriving Starbucks), … Read more