Category Archives: History

Things that happened back in the day. And the day before that.

Don Mills: Canada’s Most Modern Integrated Community

Here’s a little something I just found from the Toronto Public Library archives. To have a look and zoom in at all the copy and the pics – including those of of the original office buildings around the area (seen … Continue reading

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Model Homes: A House With Extra Play Space

From Canadian Homes and Gardens… another pic of a Don Mills home as it was when it was built! By Architect N. R. Stone – a fella I haven’t heard of so far in my research, but he does some … Continue reading

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Model Homes: A Courtyard Shelter by James Murray

Welcome to another in my series of posts called ‘Model Homes’, where we look at the photos and floor plans of our Don Mills homes as they were when they were built! This unusual model – one of my favourites … Continue reading

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Another Vintage Aerial Photo of Don Mills

Here’s a great aerial photo of our newly built suburb in the 50s, mainly focusing on the Donway East and West – I can actually see my house in this one (but I’m not telling you where!). This same photo … Continue reading

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Vintage Foresters Building Postcard

These vintage Foresters building postcards keep popping up on Ebay… I’m not sure who they were originally intended for – would you really visit Toronto and send back a picture postcard of an insurance company to your friends back home? … Continue reading

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A Great Vintage Aerial Shot of Don Mills

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Don Mills Split Level by James Murray

This likely came from a 1950’s Canadian Homes and Gardens Magazine, although I don’t know which at the moment, I just came across it digging through my files! A great house, possibly on Deepwood Crescent judging from the size and … Continue reading

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