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Houses in The Kingsway, Toronto

A neighbourhood in West Toronto that still keeps an older charm, even if the real estate prices are totally up to date.

"Angliae pars Anglia procul" (a little bit of England far from England) was the motto chosen by Mr. R. Home Smith, the founder of Home Smith & Company that developed Kingsway Park during the late 1920s and early 1930s. With each home shaped by gifted architects and landscapers, skilled craftsmen and tradesmen, and enhanced by a forest setting overlooking the Humber River ravine, Kingsway Park became a beautiful, much admired residential district. So it remains today."

The above quotation, and details as to the dates and occupiers of the houses are taken from "Kingsway Park, Triumph in Design", by Elizabeth Ingolfsrud and Alec Keefer, published 1994 by the Toronto and Region Architectural Conservancy, ISBN 0-9699054-1-6, the 'bible' and a book I strongly recommend for anyone interested in the history and development of the area.

I hope to eventually photograph each house in the original Kingsway development but it may take a while. It is a work in progress and additions are made as I get the chance. To save loading time, each road has its own gallery.

Should anyone wish a particular house photographed, I would be happy to do so.

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The Kingsway
The Kingsway
Grenview Blvd
:: Grenview Blvd ::
Jackson Avenue
:: Jackson Avenue ::
Kingscourt Drive
:: Kingscourt Drive ::
Kingsgarden Road
:: Kingsgarden Road ::
King George's Road
:: King George's Road ::
Kings Lynn Road
:: Kings Lynn Road ::
Kingsmill Road
:: Kingsmill Road ::
The Kingsway
:: The Kingsway ::
Kingsway Crescent
:: Kingsway Crescent ::
Queen Mary's Drive
:: Queen Mary's Drive ::
Prince Edward Drive
:: Prince Edward Drive ::
Royal York Road
:: Royal York Road ::
Strath Avenue
:: Strath Avenue ::
Tremayne Avenue
:: Tremayne Avenue ::
Wendover Road
:: Wendover Road ::
Willingdon Blvd
:: Willingdon Blvd ::