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Wychwood Park

Marilyn Spearin

Wychwood Park is a little enclave of woods, beautiful houses, a pond, a creek, and a lot of history, - a quiet spot in the heart of the city of Toronto.
The park was founded in the 1870s by artist Marmaduke Matthews and his friend Alexander Jardine, who bought 20 acres of land and built the first two houses, with the intention that the area be an artists’ colony. Architect Eden Smith designed many of the houses according to the principles of the Arts and Crafts movement.

Walk around the park with us for geology, 400-year-old oak trees, turtles in the pond, and the former home of Marshall McLuhan.

Meet at the Tollkeeper’s Cottage museum on the NW corner of Davenport and Bathurst. We will walk west to the park. The walk will finish near the starting point, after we circumnavigate the park.

Details: I will wear a Tollkeeper's Cottage T shirt.

Walk Start:

Wychwood Park, Davenport and Bathurst.

Davenport Rd near Bathurst.

Walk End:

Date: May 5

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.




Arts and Culture, History and Places.


Slight hill. Walk is on a roadway.

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