SUNNYSIDE IS STILL MORE THAN AN AMUSEMENT PARK TO THIS VERY DAY. IT HAS A LONG HISTORY.

Sunnyside is a lakefront district in Toronto, Ontario. It includes a beach and park area along Lake Ontario’s Humber Bay, from west of Exhibition Place to the mouth of the Humber River. The area is within the traditional lands of several First Nations. It ran from 1922 to 1955, but was demolished in 1955 to facilitate the building of the Gardiner Expressway. The Expressway left behind several shoreline recreation uses from the era of the park, including the pool, beaches and sports clubs, all of which remain popular. . . . . . . First historic history – the landing for an 1813 attack resulting from the famous War of 1812. American troops attacked the ‘town of York’ then, now the city of Toronto. The site’s popularity grew as a summertime recreation area and from 1922 to 1955 the reclaimed land was home to popular Sunnyside Amusement Park (photo below), which ran all summers long. < The Boardwalk, 1931, below> 

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