Toronto's Historical Plaques
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Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2007
In front of a home at 9 Cluny Drive in Rosedale one can see this 1984 Toronto Historical Board plaque. Here's what it says:
Coordinates: 43.675822 -79.385367
Near this site stood the home of Sheriff William Botsford Jarvis from 1826 to 1864. The original farmhouse of 1821 was enlarged and redesigned by John Howard in 1835 and stood until 1905. Named Rosedale by Sheriff Jarvis' wife, Mary, it was the heart of the Jarvis estate which was subdivided in 1854 and became Canada's first garden suburb. The extensive area of modern Rosedale owes much of its character, as well as its name, to this early country estate of the Jarvis family.
> Posted March 7, 2011
This house was built by Harris Fudger, president of Simpson's which is now The Bay, in 1923 for my grandparents, Eunice Fudger McPherson and Norman B. McPherson, as a wedding present. Cluny Castle in Scotland was the seat of the clan McPherson/MacPherson until the 1930's, thus an appropriate street address for the newly married couple. My grandmother sold it in 1984.
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