Monday, April 11, 2016

Take a Jane's Walk along a 100-Year Fence

Local historian Joanne Doucette has just announced she will be leading a Jane's Walk next month, in celebration of the Craven Road fence's 100th anniversary! Titled "Erie Terrace to Craven Road: Tiny Houses, Tall Tales and a 100-Year Fence," the walk will begin near the foot of the road, and will travel northward through the ages to finish at Danforth Avenue.

Saturday, May 7th, 2016
Meet at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Queen Street East

For more details, see the Jane's Walk website:

For Doucette's latest historical opus on Craven's history, see her blog Leslieville History:

And on this site, see these two posts:

"On the Fence" for the origin story of the Great Wooden Wall of Craven:

"Craven Road in Archive Photos" for rare 1916 photos taken by the City in preparation for the widening and paving of the former farm lane, and the building of the mile-and-a-half-long fence:

Erie Terrace, looking south, 1916 (Toronto Archives, Fonds 1231, Item 2243)

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