FROM LAKE ONTARIO TO OUTER SUBURBIA, BATHURST STREET IS ONE FUNKY THOROUGHFARE

BATHURSTSTREET12HENRY BATHURST, the 3rd Earl of Bathurst, never visited Canada but lent his name to one of TORONTO’s main streets, which runs from Lake Ontario to outer suburbia and beyond.  Lord Bathurst organized migration from the British Isles to this country after the War of 1812, and granted the charter to King’s College, now the University of TORONTO.

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In a nutshell, on Bathurst Street (MAP – Wikipedia) you’ll find: temples and churches, Sneaky Dee’s, Honest Ed’s, the Wheat Sheaf, small theatres, antique shops, the Oak Leaf Steam Bath, tumble-down shacks, high-end condos and townhouses, Victoriana, a skateboard park, Central Tech, dives, excellent restaurants, the Thompson 5-star hotel, fine millinery, art galleries, bike shops, a large Jewish community . . . etc. etc.  It’s worth a look!

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