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John Scadding's cabin on Don River, autumn, c. 1793

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John Scadding's cabin on Don River, autumn, c. 1793

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Title: John Scadding's cabin on Don River, autumn, c. 1793
Author: Simcoe, Elizabeth
Description: Note: John Scadding’s land holdings ran along the east side of the Don River from the waterfront to Danforth Avenue and east to today's Broadview Avenue. In 1856, the City of Toronto purchased a portion of the Scadding farm in order to construct a jail and an industrial farm on the site. The Don Jail, constructed on the east side of the river, opened in 1864. Two decades later, in 1880, the City opened Riverdale Park in the valley north of the jail grounds as a site for public recreation. Scadding’s cabin was moved to the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition in 1879.
Sponsorship: Changing Urban Waterfronts research project
Subject: Simcoe
Elizabeth
Type: Image
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/1247
Published: Location: Archives of Ontario
Series: F 47-11-1-0-238.
Citation: Simcoe, E. (c. 1793). John Scadding's cabin on Don River, autumn. Archives of Ontario, F 47-11-1-0-238.
Date: 1793

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