After months of development, we are thrilled to announce a newly re-designed edition of our popular book on Etobicoke's history..."Etobicoke Remembered"!
Etobicoke Remembered tells the story of how Etobicoke became, successively, a home for the aboriginal peoples, a major trading route, an active mill centre, and a suburb that provided homes and jobs for a growing post-World War II population.
This meticulously researched and detailed history gives careful attention to 22 Etobicoke neighbourhoods, telling each one’s history through the years. Founding families, community leaders, and institutions are all explored. Robert A. Given’s deft touch and over 100 old photographs, drawings and maps will make you feel that you have gone back in time to touch the past.
Given thanks his wife of over sixty years, Joyce, who typed the manuscript, and fellow-Etobian Molly Sutherland, who edited the book.
About the Author..
Exploring Etobicoke’s history has been an all-consuming hobby for author Robert (Bob) A. Given for over 70 years.
In 1950, Bob wrote The Story of Etobicoke for the Township of Etobicoke to commemorate their Centennial. His column, “Etobicoke in Pictures”, appeared in the local Etobicoke Press from 1955 to 1960. In 1958, he was a founding member of the Etobicoke Historical Society where he is still an active member. Bob was named to the Etobicoke Hall of Fame in 1974 and was the recipient of the Etobicoke Historical Society’s Jean Hibbert Memorial Award in 1983 and again in 2008. Researching and writing Etobicoke Remembered, has been a labour of love that has spanned 15 years.
Get Your Copy Today!
A limited supply of this new version of the book is currently for sale at Montgomery's Inn. You can find it in the gift shop and it retails for $35.00 CDN. It makes a great gift for friends or family who love history or live in the area and want to know more about this special part of the city. Get your copy today!