Kipling Heights, from Islington and Fordwich. October 23, 1955. Image: James Victor Salmon / Toronto Public Library, Baldwin Collection, S 1-3318A.
Sixty years on. Image: Google Maps, 2015.
The corner of Islington Avenue and Fordwich Crescent, 1955 and 2015. Postwar suburbanization is a well-known story, really. It was quick.
1953. Image: City of Toronto Archives, Series 12, Item 53.
1957. Image: City of Toronto Archives, Series 12, Item 43.
Today. Image: Google Maps.
The homes in the Kipling Heights development constructed by Monarch Construction began at $13,500. Lest one feel as if they were purchasing the middle class dream too far out from the city, churches, schools, and a shopping centre were already either planned for under construction.
Source: Toronto Star, June 11, 1955, 36.
Source: Toronto Star, August 27, 1955, 31.
Source: Globe and Mail, June 16, 1956, 11.