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Aerial view of Leaside, looking northeast from Bessborough Drive, between Divadale Drive and Glenvale Boulevard, showing Northlea Public School, Rumsey Road, east side, on upper right, Toronto, Ontario. Open in full size

Aerial view of Leaside, looking northeast from Bessborough Drive, between Divadale Drive and Glenvale Boulevard, showing Northlea Public School, Rumsey Road, east side, on upper right, Toronto, Ontario.

Picture, 1950,

Aerial view of Leaside, looking northeast from Bessborough Drive, between Divadale Drive and Glenvale Boulevard, showing Northlea Public School, Rumsey Road, east side, on upper right, Toronto, Ontario.

Picture, 1950,

Notes

Image published in the Toronto Star, 3 February 1950, page 3 to illustrate article, "City council asks municipal board to press for amalgamation of 13 greater Toronto municipalities". Caption on published image: "Among the municipalities to be incorporated in the 171-square-mile Toronto envisaged is Leaside, seen from the air. If a unified area is ordered, Toronto will increase in size from its present 35 square miles to the figure mentioned. It will pick up an additional 350,000 in population. The debate on unification lasted well over seven hours last night."

Caption:

This is an aerial view of housing development in Leaside. Most of puzzled residents who sought information at municipal office, and came away with very little, said crux of the matter will occur when the tax bills come in. They expressed amazement that assessors who came into Leaside did not use the figures already in the Leaside office relating to house and land sizes. The residents were irate over the rise.

Publisher

Toronto Star

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

G2--Canada-Ontario-Leaside (Misc.)-125c-GO-459

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

TS-2-125-GO-459