Over 157 years ago, the Agricultural Society of Etobicoke held their Spring Fair and Cattle Show in the village of Islington, then called Mimico.
A Glimpse at Life in Etobicoke in 1845
Learn about life in early Etobicoke from a letter first published in the Ipswich Journal in Suffolk England on Saturday, August 30, 1845.
Growth of Suburbia in Northern Etobicoke
Kipling Heights lies between Islington and Kipling avenues, and between 1956 and 1958, Monarch Construction built new houses over the entire area.
With Hurricane Hazel, much has been written of the terrifying events along the course of the Humber River, but little has been written about that evening along the Etobicoke Creek.
Originally published in 1966, just before Canada’s Centennial, and reprinted here in 2017 for Canada’s Sesquicentennial, this story outlines life as a pioneer at Christmas in Etobicoke.
Naming of Islington
In the EHS archives, there is a three-page document, handwritten by David Lyle Streight sometime before 1929, describing how the village of Mimico on Dundas Street came to be called Islington.
Searching for Oil & Natural Gas in Etobicoke
The “great” search for natural gas locally began on April 14th, 1892 when the New Toronto Oil and Natural Gas Co. Ltd. was organized.