North Rosedale Walking Tour

This Saturday, May 7th, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. I’ll be co-leading a free Heritage Toronto and Jane’s Walk walking tour of Toronto’s┬áNorth Rosedale neighbourhood with the catchy title of “Hidden Treasures in North Rosedale.” I originally designed and wrote this walking tour partly as a way to promote my novel The Glenwood Treasure, which is set in a fictionalized version of North Rosedale, and also so that I could repurpose some of the research that I did while writing that novel.

The tour has a historical focus as much as an architectural one, and traces the history of the enclave’s development from its beginnings in the late 1800’s, when it was home to the original Rosedale Golf Club, until its more recent past. My favourite stop on the tour is Chorley Park, a tranquil green space where once stood the grand mansion pictured above, the residence of Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor. The starting point for the walking tour is the corner of Beaumont Road and Glen Road. I hope to see you there!


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