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A Toronto neighbourhood feels it roots

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Leaside, the now affluent Toronto neighbourhood, is celebrating its 100th anniversary and its manufacturing heritage. Seen here is 150 Laird St., in the 1920s a Canadian outpost of the luxury automobile maker Durant Motors.

Dave LeBlanc

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Leaside: Early retail strip on Bayview Ave.

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Leaside homes originally built for Canada Wire employees.

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In the mind’s eye of most Torontonians, the name Leaside conjures up images of quaint Tudor homes on leafy, curving streets. <137>Leaside: John E. Lea house, 33 Heather<252><137>

Dave LeBlanc

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