Up-date on construction at Clarence Square on Spadina Avenue

s0372_ss0052_it0198[1]  DSCN7044

       Clarence Square – October 1913             Clarence Square – May 2012

DSCN8186  DSCN8187

Fence erected in early July (2012) and the removal of trees at the southwest corner of the square.

I reported in early July that the fence had been erected around the square and to permit the reconstruction of the green area known as Clarence Square. At the time of that post, they were removing trees at the southwest corner of the square.


This picture is of the northwest corner of the square was taken the last week of August (2012). It reveals the sweeping pathway that will lead to the centre of the green space, similar to St. Andrew’s Square at Brant and Adelaide Streets. It is hoped that they will erect a fountain in the centre of Clarence Square as the nineteenth-century square contained one.


This photo is of the north side of the square. The pathways are becoming increasingly visible. The historic plaque is to Canada’s first winner of the Victoria Cross. There is no plaque that tells about the history of the square. To view the original post about the square that tells of its history, follow the link: 


For other posts about happenings in Toronto and its history, follow the links:

DSCN9963_thumb_thumb DSCN0034_thumb_thumb

The northwest corner of Queen and Spadina where a McDonald’s is located.


DSCN9972_thumb3_thumb DSCN0038_thumb9_thumb

The history of the site of the Dragon City Mall on the southwest corner of Spadina and Dundas Streets.


DSCN8104_thumb_thumb DSCN8103_thumb2_thumb

The historic home now occupied by Paul Magder Furs


DSCN7904_thumb2_thumb DSCN7907_thumb2_thumb

The 1890s church of St. Margaret’s Anglican on Spadina south of Queen street. The church is now hidden from view by a modern addition across the front of it.


DSCN8129_thumb3_thumb DSCN8130_thumb4_thumb

The iconic Balfour Building at Spadina and Adelaide Streets


DSCN7763_thumb2_thumb DSCN7854_thumb2_thumb

House on Spadina south of Dundas Street – today it is difficult to believe that it was once a prestigious residential building


DSCN0032_thumb2_thumb DSCN0033_thumb2_thumb

The vanished underground men’s washroom from the early nineteenth century, located in the middle of the street at Queen and Spadina.


DSCN7760_thumb2_thumb DSCN7769_thumb4_thumb

The site of the Consumers’ Glass Building at 239-241 Spadina, south of Dundas Street. It is presently under restoration.


To view the Home Page for this blog: https://tayloronhistory.com/

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *