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.
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.