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Thistletown
—  Neighbourhood  —
Coordinates: 43°44′14″N 79°33′55″W / 43.73722°N 79.56528°W / 43.73722; -79.56528
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
City Toronto Toronto
Community Etobicoke-York
Established 1847 (Postal village) 'St Andrews'
Changed Municipality 1998 Toronto from Etobicoke
Government
 - MP Kirsty Duncan (Etobicoke North)
 - MPP Shafiq Qaadri (Etobicoke North)
 - Councillor Suzan Hall (Ward 1 Etobicoke North)

Thistletown is a culturally diverse neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Thistletown is also a part of the Rexdale community in the northern part of Etobicoke. It consists of the area surrounding the intersection of Albion Road and Islington Avenue in the former City of Etobicoke. (Etobicoke merged with five other municipalities and a regional government to form the new "City of Toronto" in 1998.)

The borders of Thistletown are generally delineated by the Humber River: the West Branch to the south, slightly beyond the river to the east, and to the Thistletown Hospital just above the river in the north. The western border is Kipling Avenue, though the part of the neighbourhood west of Islington is sometimes considered a separate area named Beaumonde Heights.

This area has seen many changes and many ethnic groups arrive and flourish. Presently the corners of Albion and Islington in Thistletown has a large presence of East Indian stores and services. They are joined by a variety of Caribbean/West Indian, Indian, Sri Lankan, and Pakistani stores. One landmark is the Franklin Carmichael Art Centre at 34 Riverdale Drive, made famous by the Group of Seven.

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History

The village of Thistletown (originally called St Andrew's) was planned for John Grubb in 1847 around the intersection of Albion Road and Islington Avenue. The property was part of John Grubb's farmlands. Grubb was a promoter of the Albion and the Weston plank toll road companies, an elected member of the Home District Council and a magistrate. Although originally known as St. Andrew's, Thistletown was renamed in honour of Dr. William Thistle, the local physician.[1]

In the late 1950s development from the expanding city of Toronto reached Thistletown when a subdivision, Albion Gardens, was developed on local potato farm to the north and east of Albion Road.

Institutions

  • Thistletown Regional Centre of Children and Adolescents
  • Albion West Plaza
  • Albion Gardens Park
  • Beaumonde Heights Park
  • Kipling Heights Park
Churches
  • Thistletown Baptist Church
  • Albion Gardens Presbyterian Church
  • St Andrews Roman Catholic Church

Schools

  • Braeburn Junior School - A small, culturally diverse public elementary school, located at 15 Tandridge Crescent. It is situated on the banks of the Humber River. The name of the school comes from two Scottish words - "brae" meaning hill and "burn" meaning stream. The crest shows a green hill with a stream flowing at the foot. A golden book represents the Book of Learning. Braeburn opened in 1969 as an open concept school.
  • Thistletown Collegiate Institute
  • Msgr Fraser College High School
  • Beaumonde Heights Junior Middle School
  • St Andrews Catholic Elementary School[2]
  • St John Vianney Catholic Elementary School[3]

See also

References

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For Thistletown (band) see Thistletown
Thistletown
—  Neighbourhood  —
Coordinates: 43°44′14″N 79°33′55″W / 43.73722°N 79.56528°W / 43.73722; -79.56528Coordinates: 43°44′14″N 79°33′55″W / 43.73722°N 79.56528°W / 43.73722; -79.56528
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
City Toronto
Community Etobicoke-York
Established 1847 (Postal village) 'St Andrews'
Changed Municipality 1998 Toronto from Etobicoke
Government
 - MP Kirsty Duncan (Etobicoke North)
 - MPP Shafiq Qaadri (Etobicoke North)
 - Councillor Suzan Hall (Ward 1 Etobicoke North)

Thistletown is a culturally diverse neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Thistletown is also a part of the Rexdale community in the northern part of Etobicoke. It consists of the area surrounding the intersection of Albion Road and Islington Avenue in the former City of Etobicoke. (Etobicoke merged with five other municipalities and a regional government to form the new City of Toronto in 1998.)

The borders of Thistletown are generally delineated by the Humber River: the West Branch to the south, slightly beyond the river to the east, and to the Thistletown Hospital just above the river in the north. The western border is Kipling Avenue, though the part of the neighbourhood west of Islington is sometimes considered a separate area named Beaumonde Heights.

This area has seen many changes and many ethnic groups arrive and flourish. Presently the corners of Albion and Islington in Thistletown has a large presence of East Indian stores and services. They are joined by a variety of Caribbean/West Indian, Indian, Sri Lankan, and Pakistani stores. One landmark is the Franklin Carmichael Art Centre at 34 Riverdale Drive, made famous by the Group of Seven.

Contents

History

The village of Thistletown (originally called St Andrew's) was planned for John Grubb in 1847 around the intersection of Albion Road and Islington Avenue. The property was part of John Grubb's farmlands. Grubb was a promoter of the Albion and the Weston plank toll road companies, an elected member of the Home District Council and a magistrate. Although originally known as St. Andrew's, Thistletown was renamed in honour of Dr. William Thistle, the local physician.[1]

In the late 1950s development from the expanding city of Toronto reached Thistletown when a subdivision, Albion Gardens, was developed on local potato farm to the north and east of Albion Road.

Institutions

  • Thistletown Regional Centre of Children and Adolescents
  • Albion West Plaza
  • Albion Gardens Park
  • Beaumonde Heights Park
  • Kipling Heights Park
Churches
  • Thistletown Baptist Church
  • Albion Gardens Presbyterian Church
  • St Andrews Roman Catholic Church

Schools

  • Braeburn Junior School - A small, culturally diverse public elementary school, located at 15 Tandridge Crescent. It is situated on the banks of the Humber River. The name of the school comes from two Scottish words - "brae" meaning hill and "burn" meaning stream. The crest shows a green hill with a stream flowing at the foot. A golden book represents the Book of Learning. Braeburn opened in 1969 as an open concept school.
  • Thistletown Collegiate Institute
  • Msgr Fraser College High School
  • Beaumonde Heights Junior Middle School
  • St Andrews Catholic Elementary School[2]
  • St John Vianney Catholic Elementary School[3]

See also

References


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