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Lucy Maud Montgomery
Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2007
Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted November, 2013
Photo Source - Unknown
A 1983 Toronto Historical Board plaque stands tall here in a small parkette where Riverside Drive meets Riverside Crescent. Here's what the plaque has to say:
Coordinates: 43.642551 -79.483627
Near here, on Riverside Drive, in the house she called "Journey's End," L.M Montgomery, O.B.E., author of "Anne of Green Gables," lived from 1935 until her death in 1942. She was born in Prince Edward Island on November 30, 1874. She became a teacher and also worked briefly as a reporter for the Halifax "Echo." While working in this area (then the Village of Swansea) she wrote the last of her 22 novels - Anne of Windy Poplars (1936), Jane of Lantern Hill (1937) and Anne of Ingleside (1939). Her books, translated into many languages, are read the world over.
> Posted May 11, 2008
Just watched the 1975 documentary on Lucy Maud and decided to check whether the Riverside Drive location is recognized in Toronto. In honor of mothers everywhere we will visit Cavendish today and pay tribute to PEI's greatest author!
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