|Motto: Itineris Stabilitas Sanitas|
|Incorporated||April 23, 1913|
|Dissolved||January 1, 1967|
|- Type||Mayor-council government|
|- Mayor||David Miller (Toronto Mayor)|
|- Toronto City Councillor||John Parker (Canadian politician)|
|- MP||John Godfrey|
|- MPP||Kathleen Wynne|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||416, 647|
Leaside is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The provinces and territories of Canada combine to make up the world's second largest country in total area. Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Events 215 BC - A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Year 1913 ( MCMXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. The Mayor-Council government system sometimes called the Mayor-Commission government system is one of two variations of Government used for the most part in modern David Raymond Miller (born December 26, 1958) is a Canadian politician Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario The Toronto City Council is the governing body of the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. John L Parker (born c1954 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Politician in Ontario Canada. The House of Commons (Chambre des communes is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and John Ferguson Godfrey, PC, (born December 19, 1942) is a Canadian educator journalist and former Member of Parliament See also Politics of Ontario The Legislative Assembly of Ontario (also known as Ontario Legislative Assembly or OntLA) is the Legislature Kathleen Wynne is a Politician in Ontario, Canada. She is currently a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing the riding The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Daylight saving time ( DST The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−4 is the Time offset used in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone in Canada in winter and the North American Eastern Time Zone during A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Area code 416 is one of the original 86 area codes from 1947, and currently serves the single rate centre of Toronto, Ontario. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The area takes its name from William Lea and the Lea family, who settled there in the early years of the nineteenth century. William Lea ( May 17, 1805 - December 28, 1876) was a member of a prominent flour milling family in Wilmington Delaware, who was largely  The area first developed as farmland along with Toronto through the nineteenth century. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario It was incorporated as a town in 1913. In 1967 it was amalgamated with the township of East York to form the borough of East York. East York can refer to East York Pennsylvania, USA the former Borough of East York Ontario, Canada, now part In 1998 it became part of the city of Toronto.
The general area of Toronto had been inhabited by various Indians at least as early as 3000 BCE, when the Laurentian peoples moved south into the area just east of Toronto. Aboriginal people in Canada, also known as Canadian aboriginal citizens, are people who belong to recognized indigenous groups in the Canadian Constitution Act  The first European known to travel to the area was Étienne Brûle, who passed through the area in the early part of the seventeenth century. Étienne Brûlé ( c 1592 ( Champigny-sur-Marne, France) &ndash c Surveying and settlement by Europeans began in earnest in the 1780s, with the influx of loyalists fleeing the American Revolution. In general a loyalist is one who maintains loyalty to an established government political party or sovereign especially during war or revolutionary change In this article the inhabitants of the thirteen colonies that supported the American Revolution are primarily referred to as "Americans" with occasional references to "Patriots"
John Lea immigrated to York, Upper Canada in 1819, coming from Philadelphia. York was the name of Toronto, Ontario, between 1793 and 1834 and second capital of Upper Canada. Philadelphia (ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə  He had come to the United States from England only a year previous. He purchased Lot 13 in the third concession from Alexander McDonnell on January 23, 1820 and settled there with his family. Events 393 - Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor Year 1820 ( MDCCCXX) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year  John Lea had three children - William, John Jr. and Mary. In 1851, William Lea bought land just south of his father's farm, and began constructing a large, octagonal brick house, which he named "Leaside". The house was completed in 1854.  The building served not only as a home for Lea's family, but after he became a Magistrate in the County of York, and soon served as a post office as well. A magistrate is a judicial officer In Common law systems a magistrate usually has limited authority to administer and enforce the Law.  The property became the possession of his son Joseph upon his death in 1893.
In the 1870s, the Ontario and Quebec Railway Company purchased a few acres of land on the south-east corner of William Lea's property to run its railway across. The Ontario and Quebec Railway ( O&Q) is a historic Canadian railway located in eastern Ontario. The Ontario and Quebec Railway Company encountered financial difficulties in 1884, and leased part of its railway, including the section of track running through Leaside, to the Canadian Pacific Railway for 999 years. The Canadian Pacific Railway (  The Canadian Pacific Railway decided to establish a maintenance stop and a sliding by-pass on the railway on the land purchased from William Lea, which was attractive because it was uniformly flat. The station was completed in September of 1884 and named "Leaside" in honour of William Lea.  In 1892 a junction was built in the Leaside area, and a railway line was constructed south along the Don towards Union Station. For other meanings see Union Station. See List of Union Stations for a specific station with the name 
In 1912, William Mackenzie and Donald Mann, the owners of the Canadian Northern Railway hired planner Frederick Todd to plan development for a community to be built around a maintenance yard for their railway. The Atlas of Canada is an Internet Atlas that has information on every City, Town, Village, and hamlet in Canada Sir William Mackenzie ( October 17 1849 &ndash December 5 1923) was a Canadian railway contractor and entrepreneur Sir Donald Mann ( March 23, 1853 - November 10, 1934) was a Canadian railway contractor and entrepreneur The Canadian Northern Railway ( CNoR) is a historic Canadian Frederick Gage Todd (March 11 1876 - February 15 1948 was the first resident Landscape architect in Canada  Mackenzie and Todd founded the York Land Company to purchase land for such a town. The company purchased over 1,000 acres (4. 0 km²) most of the third concession and some land north of Eglinton Avenue. Eglinton Avenue is an east-west thoroughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and in Mississauga to the west  The purchased lands extended from the railway tracks in the south to three farms north of Eglinton Avenue, from Leslie Street in the east to Bayview Avenue in the west. Bayview Avenue is a major north-south route in Toronto, Ontario, Canada  The town of Leaside was planned by Todd for the company, which put its name to many of the local streets; Laird Drive, Hanna Road and Wickseed Avenue all bear the name of Canadian Northern Railway company executives.  The new community was planned with commercial areas, residential areas and a town centre west of Laird Drive, and space was laid out east of Laird Drive for industrial development. The goal of the company was to create Leaside as a new upper class residential area of Toronto, the "New Rosedale". Rosedale is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located north of the downtown of Toronto and is one of its oldest suburbs  The developers first approached the town of North Toronto, hoping that North Toronto would annex the area and provide services such as streets, sewers and public transportation. North Toronto is the northern section of the old pre-amalgamation City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The city council of New Toronto refused.  A similar request to the city of Toronto was met with a similar reply. With their attempts to include Leaside within another city or town rebuffed, Colonel Davidson and Randolph McRae applied to the province of Ontario to incorporate Leaside as a town.
The Town of Leaside was officially incorporated on April 23, 1913. Events 215 BC - A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Year 1913 ( MCMXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common  The population of Leaside was 43 individuals.  The Canadian Northern Railway company approved Todd's town plan on May 8, 1913. Events 589 - Reccared summons the Third Council of Toledo 1450 - Jack Cade's Rebellion: Kentishmen Year 1913 ( MCMXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common  A town council for Leaside was elected on May 8, 1913 and they approved the plan for the town on May 21, 1913, which was the final legal approval needed before the plan could be implemented. Events 589 - Reccared summons the Third Council of Toledo 1450 - Jack Cade's Rebellion: Kentishmen Year 1913 ( MCMXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 878 - Syracuse Italy is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily. Year 1913 ( MCMXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common On June 21, 1913 the Toronto World carried the announcement that properties in Leaside's planned community would be marked in the fall of that year. Events 524 - Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce. Year 1913 ( MCMXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common  In September of 1913 lots went on sale within the planned community.
In 1914 the industrial area that had been set aside east of Laird Drive received its first tenant. Canada Wire and Cable began construction of a factory for production of 9.2 inch shells for World War One. A shell is a payload-carrying Projectile, which as opposed to shot, contains an explosive or other filling though modern usage includes large solid projectiles World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All  In addition to the new factory, Canada Wire and Cable moved their other Toronto production plants to the same location to increase efficiency. Canada Wire and Cable also created the subsidiary company Leaside Munitions Company to oversee shell production.  Soon after construction began on a federal government owned airstrip, named Leaside Aerodrome. Leaside Aerodrome was an airport in the Town of Leaside, Ontario (now a neighbourhood of Toronto) The York Land Company leased about 220 acres (0. 9 km²) to the government for the airfield, between Wicksteed Avenue and Eglinton Avenue.  On May 21, 1917 construction began on the airfield. Events 878 - Syracuse Italy is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily. Year 1917 ( MCMXVII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year At the close of the war, there were accommodations for around 1000 military personal. 
While the industrial development in the area went ahead as planned during World War One, the anticipated residential development did not occur.  As late as 1929 the population remained under 500.  World War I spurred the demand for industrial output but diminished the call for new housing. The bankruptcy of Canadian Northern Railway left the project at a loss and Leaside's isolated location made it unappealing to workers from Toronto.
After the war, the strip became the site of Canada's first delivery of airmail on June 18, 1918 when pilot Brian Peck delivered 120 letters from Montreal. Airmail (or air mail) is Mail that is transported by Aircraft. Events 618 - Coronation of the Chinese governor Li Yuan as Emperor Gaozu of Tang, the new Emperor of China, initiating three centuries Year 1918 ( MCMXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Montreal, or Montréal in French ( pronounced in French, in English) is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec  This delivery was initially organised at the behest of some of his friends in Montreal who wanted letters delivered to Toronto; however when Canada Post heard of the plans, they gathered together the letters as a test of an airmail system.  After the war there was little need for shells and other war materials, and the factories of the Leaside Munition Company were closed. These buildings were quickly occupied by the Durant Motor Company, which produced cars named Durants and Stars as well as the Rugby truck. Durant Motors Inc was established in 1921 by former General Motors CEO William Crapo Durant (also known as Billy Durant following his termination by the GM Durant was a make of Automobile assembled by Durant Motors Corporation of New York New York from 1921 to 1926 and again from 1928 to 1932 This article is about the American automobile To see the article on the British Star Car Company, go to Star Motor Company. The Rugby was a 1920s brand of automobile assembled by the Durant Motors Company of New York New York (USA 
Leaside's growth slowed after World War I, with its primary industry being war industry. The existing houses had all been built for employees of the Leaside Munitions Company by the company.  However, at this time Leaside stood on the edge of Toronto and was increasingly an appealing place for investment. Investors from Baltimore bought property that had previously belonged to Robert Davies for the construction of a race track. Robert Davies may refer to Robert Davies (politician, British Labour politician Robert Davies (GC, World War II lieutenant and recipient A race track (or 'racetrack' or 'racing track' is a purpose-built facility for Racing of animals (eg They formed the Thorncliffe Park Racing and Breeding Association Ltd. to operate the race track. 
The Leaside Viaduct was completed on October 29, 1927 providing easy connection between east Toronto and Leaside. The Leaside Bridge (formerly East York Leaside Viaduct spans the Don River in the City of Toronto Ontario. Events 437 - Valentinian III, Western Roman Emperor, marries Licinia Eudoxia, daughter of his cousin Theodosius II Year 1927 ( MCMXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. This lead to the rapid growth of Leaside at the time, and in the future.  The impassibility of the Don River valley had previously made it difficult for people employed in Toronto to reside in Leaside. This article is about the river in Toronto Canada For other rivers with the same name see Don River (disambiguation. The same month, an underpass on Millwood Road was opened through the valley. 
In 1928, the Lincoln Electric Company of Canada Ltd. relocated from Toronto's west end to Leaside. The company originally sold Lincoln motors in Canada, but incorporated in 1930 and began the manufacture of motors in Leaside.  At the onset of the Great Depression, the Durant Motor Company ran into financial troubles. The last cars were produced in 1933, and the buildings were occupied by the Canada Wire and Cable company. 
At the start of World War II, Lincoln Electric moved their operations to Leaside industrial park, adjacent to the Canada Wire and Cable plant. The new location, constructed in 1940, covered 30 000 square feet (0 m²).  On July 16, 1940, Research Enterprises Inc. Events 622 - The beginning of the Islamic calendar. 1054 - Three Roman legates fractured relations between the Western and Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. was incorporated. The company operated only during the war, closing in 1946. The company was, however, the largest single employer in Leaside's history, employing over 7500 men and women at its peak.  The site manufactured military radio equipment and optical supplies, with a total value of $220 million (CDN) in goods produced during the war.
In 1945 at the end of World War II the population of Leaside stood at 9800. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including  In 1949, Leaside's population had grown to 14 826. 
In 1952 the Lincoln Electric company expanded to a 220 000-square-foot (0 m²) plant, and their site expanded to cover almost 7 acres.  They leased an additional 50 000-square-foot (0 m²) building in Leaside to house their distribution center.
The last horse race at Thorncliffe Park was run on June 23, 1952. Events 1180 - First Battle of Uji, starting the Genpei War in Japan 1305 - The Flemish Year 1952 ( MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.  Investors from Toronto bought the racetrack that year.
The rapid growth of Thorncliffe in the 1950s necessitated the construction of a second north-south bridge across the Don Valley. Thorncliffe Park is a densely populated Multicultural neighbourhood in central east Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in the former Borough of In 1955, Leaside's population had grown to 16 779.  The Leaside town council approved a second bridge. Construction was completely on September 7, 1960 with the bridge opened by Leslie Frost. Events 1251 BC - A Solar eclipse on this date might mark the birth of legendary Heracles at Thebes Greece. Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Leslie Miscampbell Frost, PC, CC, QC ( September 20 1895 &ndash May 4 1973) was a Politician The bridge was named the Charles Hiscott Bridge in honour of Leaside's mayor at the time. 
On January 1, 1967 Leaside was amalgamated with the township of East York to form the borough of East York. New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. East York was formerly a semi-autonomous Borough within the overall municipality of Metropolitan Toronto before East As such Leaside became a neighbourhood within East York.
Passenger train service to Leaside Station ended in 1970, and the station was closed.  The station would reopen briefly in the 1980s as a restaurant, but would see no further train traffic. Leaside Airport fell into disuse, and in 1971 the last hangar was demolished. 
Canada Wire and Cable was purchased by Alcatel in 1991, and the operations relocated to Markham in 1996, with the location being converted to a shopping centre. Alcatel-Lucent is one of the world's biggest industry players in Telecommunications that provides hardware software and services to Service Providers Enterprises and  The plant had expanded through the years and been a major influence in Leaside, employing over 2700 workers at its peak. It had also been a strong influence over the community in other ways, investing in the community in various ways, including the construction of a water main in 1918. 
East York merged with five other municipalities and a regional government in 1998 to form the new City of Toronto. A megacity is generally defined as a Metropolitan area with a total Population in excess of 10 million people
The first town council for Leaside was elected on May 8, 1913. Events 589 - Reccared summons the Third Council of Toledo 1450 - Jack Cade's Rebellion: Kentishmen Year 1913 ( MCMXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common  The council had five members: Randolph McRae, who served as the mayor, and Harvey Fitzsimmons, Laurence Boulton, George Saunders and Archibald McRae who served as aldermen. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government All were acclaimed in the election, all were members of the Canadian Northern Railways. The Canadian Northern Railway ( CNoR) is a historic Canadian
From 1954 to 1955, Howard T. Burrell was mayor of Leaside. 
From 1956 to 1961, Charles H. Hiscott was mayor of Leaside. 
In 1962, Lloyd M. Dickinson was the mayor of Leaside. 
From 1963 to 1966 Beth Nealson was the mayor of Leaside. 
In 1967, Leaside was amalgamated with the township of East York to form the borough of East York, from this point forward Leaside was a community within East York, and governed by the municipal council of East York. Amalgamation was opposed by Leaside residents fearing residential tax increases and the loss of the Leaside community identity. Taxes in Leaside were lower than the surrounding regions as residential taxes in Leaside were subsidized by those from industrial areas, and residential taxes did claim in Leaside every year from 1967 - 1972. 
In 1998, East York (including Leaside) was amalgamated with the City of Toronto to form the City of Toronto, from this point forward Leaside was a community within Toronto, and governed by the municipal council of Toronto.
In 2006, incumbent councillor Jane Pitfield left the Don Valley West riding (which Leaside is a part of, along with Bennington Heights, Thorncliffe) to run for mayor. Her spot was closely contested, but with just 20% of the popular vote former Conservative MP John L. Parker won his spot in city council, replacing Pitfield.
Leaside lies on the Iroquois Plain.  The actions of the glacial Lake Iroquois made the Leaside area into a flat plateau, surrounded on three sides by deep river valleys. Glacial Lake Iroquois was a prehistoric Proglacial lake that existed at the end of the last Ice age approximately 13000 years ago In Geology and Earth science, a plateau, also called a high plateau or tableland, is an area of highland, usually consisting In Geology, a valley (also called a vale, dale, glen or strath and near or in Appalachia, a draw) is
Demographically, the Leaside community is made up predominantly of single-family homes housing upper-middle class families.
The most famous house in Leaside is James Lea's, located at 201 Sutherland Drive. Built in 1909, it is unique in that the back of the house faces Sutherland Drive. It was originally built to face a street that no longer exists.
The 22nd and current Prime Minister Stephen Harper was also born and raised in Leaside. WikipediaManual of Style (biographies#Honorific prefixes --> Stephen Joseph Harper PC
Due to city expansion, Leaside has become prime real estate with the GTA, and has attracted many local celebrities, such as NHL goaltender Trevor Kidd, Maple Leafs winger Darcy Tucker, Ex-NHL player Doug Gilmour, and comedian Colin Mochrie and his actress wife Deb McGrath. Trevor Kidd (born March 26 1972 in Dugald, Manitoba, Canada) is a former NHL Goaltender who last played for the Toronto Maple Leafs "Leafs" and "Maple Leafs" redirect here For the former American Hockey League team see St Darcy Tucker (born March 15, 1975) is a Canadian professional Ice hockey player Douglas Robert Gilmour (born June 25, 1963 in Kingston, Ontario) is a retired professional Ice hockey player and current assistant Colin Andrew Mochrie (born November 30, 1957) is a Scottish Canadian Actor and improvisational comedian. Debra McGrath (born July 5, 1954) is a Canadian Actress and Comedienne.
The largest recreation centre in Leaside is Leaside Memorial Community Gardens which includes an indoor swimming pool, an ice rink, a curling rink and a large auditorium. A swimming pool, swimming bath, wading pool, or simply a pool, is an artificially enclosed Body of water intended for Swimming or Curling is a team Sport with similarities to Bowls and Shuffle board, played by two teams of four players each on a rectangular sheet of carefully prepared 
Serena Gundy Park is located in the north-east corner of Leaside.  The parkland was donated to Leaside in 1960 by the estate of James H. Gundy.  The park covers 62. 6 acres which are generally in a natural state. The park is used for picnicking and hiking in the summer and cross country skiing in the winter. Cross-country skiing (also known as XC skiing) is a Winter sport popular in many countries with large snowfields primarily Northern Europe, 
Trace Manes Park is located in south Leaside.  The park is home to the Leaside Tennis club and sports six tennis courts. A tennis court is where the game of Tennis is played It is a firm rectangular surface with a low net stretched across the center Other facilities in the park include a playground, a baseball diamond and an outdoor ice rink in winter. A playground or play area is an area designed for Children to play, indoors or outdoors A baseball field or baseball diamond is the field upon which the game of Baseball is played 
Northlea Elementary and Middle School is located on the site of the old Divadale Estate on Rumsey Road north of Eglinton Avenue. The principal is Andrew Howard. Principal or Head of School is the title of the chief administrator of an Elementary school, Middle school, or High school in some English-speaking It was opened in 1944 and had 15 classrooms. In 1991-93 the school underwent extensive renovations and the school now educates over 800 students. The renovation provided additional classroom space to the school as well as a new library and a second gymnasium. The school is operated by the Toronto District School Board. Toronto District School Board, also known as TDSB, is the English -language public school board for Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Northlea is a dual track school offering regular English programs from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8, and French Immersion programs from Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8.
Bessborough Elementary and Middle School, located on the same road as the high school: Leaside High in South Leaside has offered a great deal of education to those living in the older part of Leaside. St. Anselm Catholic School, also located on Bessborough Drive, opened in 1939 and presently has an enrollment of 340 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. Leaside High School began on the top floor of Rolph Rd. School in 1945. The "new" high school opened in September 1948 and welcomed back local students who had been attending Lawrence Park and Jarvis Collegiate.