RED-BRICK MONTEITH STREET KEEPS THE FAITH WITH ITS VICTORIAN ROOTS

MONTEITH8Built between 1883 and 1887 MONTEITH STREET is a block of Victorian-era townhouses facing Barbara Hall Park in the Church-Wellesley Village.

Creator: Harvey R. Naylor Date: April 27, 1971 Archival Citation: Fonds 1526, File 61, Item 78 Credit: City of Toronto Archives www.toronto.ca/archives Copyright was transferred to the City of Toronto by the copyright owner.

<PHOTO ABOVE – the white painted town houses on Monteith face a Loblaw’s grocery store & parking lot, ca1960’s; by Harvey Naylor, City of Toronto Archives>

MONTEITH2<PHOTO ABOVE – these days the cleaned up red brick houses look onto Barbara Hall Park>

MONTEITH7At one end of Monteith is the summertime patio of Church Street’s Smith Restaurant.

MONTEITH5At the other end – the birthplace of Canadian media baron ROY THOMSON (Lord Thomson of Fleet). Thomson was born at #32 on June 5, 1894 to Herbert Thomson (a barber at the Grosvenor Hotel) and Alice Coombs. These days the house is worth well over a million dollars.

MONTEITH4MONTEITH9The street is under heritage protection. Garbage bins and parking are forbidden.

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