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This book offers the most comprehensive look at the people, significant events, and built heritage of this distinctive community. Named after John Lea, a successful farmer whose 1829 house is believed to be the first brick house in York County, Leaside grew from a railway settlement into a prosperous town. With its roots embedded in railway history, Leaside has a unique industrial heritage that played a key role in the war effort. Here is presented a nostalgic journey into the heritage of a remarkable neighborhood that still proudly retains its identity as part of Toronto.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781550028751
ISBN-10: 1550028758
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 150mm x 23mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Dundurn Group Ltd
Publisher: Dundurn Group Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Jane Pitfield

Jane Pitfield, a well-known former city councillor, took up residence in Leaside in 1984. She quickly became involved with the community organizations, was elected as school trustee and later, as part of the council for the City of Toronto. Her interest in history is reflected through her active support of heritage initiatives in her community, and, in particular, her generous support of the Leaside Branch of the Toronto Public Library. She is married and has four children.