Overtaxed and Underserviced, North York Broke Away from Toronto in 1922
‘Residents hauled ashes to fill potholes,’ writes Susan Goldenberg
What is now North York has been around a very long time.
In the early 1920s proof was found that animal life in North York dated back thousands of years when a farmer digging in a pit on his land discovered a six-foot tusk that an archaeologist estimated was between 10,000 and 25,000 years old.
North York has a strong First Nations legacy. Between 1400 and 1650 the Hurons set up encampments along the banks of Black Creek, a Humber River tributary, where Pioneer Village now stands at Jane and Steeles. A narrow footpath through the woods … read more