|Rock Oasis at Front and Bathurst|
The surrounding neighbourhoods, known as the Wellington Place Neighbourhood, and the Niagara Neighbourhood, are vibrant with heritage legacy. Nearby Fort York and Victoria Memorial Park combine to form a National Historic Site that effectively straddles the lot on which the building sits.
|1894 Goads Fire Insurance Map|
The story of Front and Bathurst is surprisingly convoluted. It is filled with tangential details, intermingled relationships, and 'n degrees of separation' linkages. The site has been a bystander and occasional participant in the very development and evolution of our city.
In the following posts, I examine several notable historical events, characters, and uses that the site and neighbourhood have witnessed. In the process, I hope to provide a certain historical context, to bring these stories to life, and to foster an appreciation for what we're about to destroy.
|Aerial view of Front and Bathurst|
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