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Norway Post Office
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted September, 2006
Plaque coordinates: 43.674526 -79.307417
On this site, at 320 Kingston Road, stood the Norway Post Office. The building and a companion cottage at 322 Kingston Road were built about 1825 of board and batten construction. The settlement began with the establishment of the Norway steam saw mill, built in 1835. A toll gate, hotels and blacksmiths' shops followed as the community, known as Norway, grew. In 1866 its population reached 100 and the Post Office was opened with John E. Winnett as Postmaster. In 1907 the Norway Post Office was renamed Toronto Sub Office No. 4. Two years later the settlement was annexed to Toronto. The building ceased to be used as a post office in 1955 and was demolished on October 10, 1982.
Posted August 1, 2012
I lived there too - from about 1945 to 1954. Before we moved in, an addition was built on the back (north side) which was our kitchen. The main part of the house had a cement/rubble foundation but the addition wasn't very solid so the kitchen floor had quite a slope. Dad made blocks to put under the low side of the table and chairs! I remember taking the $20 rent money to the Mort family. I found a link that gives a little of the history of the "Norway" area:
Posted July 20, 2011
I am looking for a photo of this house. I lived in this house a 320 Kingston Rd for abt 3 years and move out in the summer of 1960. This house was on the east side of a driveway leading to the rear where there was a number of garages for the local residence
Posted May 19, 2011
I remember that the building, shortly before its demolition was owned by Harry and/or Fidelia Mort, who lived around the corner on Woodbine Avenue. The developer of the current building offered the building to anyone who might want to preserve it, but there were no takers. My recollection is that the post office was one half of a single storey semi-detached building.
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