WYCHWOOD PARK, CA1870, A FORMER ARTISTS ENCLAVE, IS HIDDEN IN THE HEART OF THE CITY

WYCHWOODPARK1WYCHWOOD PARK was founded as a private artists colony by painter Marmaduke Matthews (his Autumn Still Life/1888′ below) and businessman Alexander Jardin.  It exists intact to this day.  Mr. Matthews’ home, Wychwood, #6 (BELOW), still stands, beside another 60 houses built around a small pond, which is actually a dammed up Taddle Creek.  http://www.lostrivers.ca

wychwoodpark101wychwoodpark71wychwoodpark4wychwoodpark5WYCHWOOD PARK is our only neighbourhood with a warning sign for quicksand and one of the few still lit by TORONTO’S old streetlamps.  Some of the houses have spectacular downtown views.  The village combines rusticity and exclusivity; house prices here run into the millions.  Adjacent are the Wychwood Car Barns.

wychwoodpark8 Getting to WYCHWOOD PARK – take the St. Clair streetcar #512 to Wychwood, and then walk south.

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