Toronto's Historical Plaques
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Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted April, 2016
On the northeast corner of Bayview Avenue and Lawrence Avenue East can be seen this 2013 Heritage Toronto plaque. Here's what it has to say:
In 1928, a Tudor Revival-style residence, known as Chedington, was built on this site for financier Edward R. Wood. Located near Wood's own home, Glendon Hall, Chedington was given as a gift to his daughter, Mildred, upon her marriage to stockbroker Murray Fleming. The two-and-a-half-storey building was designed by the architectural firm Molesworth, West and Secord, and featured patterned brickwork, half-timbering, and carved wood trim.
Chedington was sold in 1947, becoming the home of businessman Samuel Fingold. In 1987, the Fingold family proposed residential development on part of the estate. The property was subsequently sold to a developer who built condominiums here in 1997.
In 2009, Chedington was severely damaged by fire, and the remains were eventually demolished in 2013.
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