Gwynne Estate and Cottage

The Gwynne Cottage was built in the 1840's by William Charles Gwynne, a surgeon and professor at the U. of T. The house was a storey and a half tall, with french doors (unusual for the times, especially considering Toronto's climate). The walls were sun-dried mud bricks almost 2 feet thick, protected by stucco. When it was built there were views from the verandah to the south over Lake Ontario. The cottage was demolished in 1917 to make way for a subdivision.

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1895 Historic photo from 1895 - Wrap-around porch and benches on Prof. Gwynne's home on Dufferin St.. in ParkdaleWrap-around porch and benches on Prof. Gwynne's home on Dufferin St..
122 years ago - Parkdale - 1895
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1895 Historic photo from 1895 - Lovers Elm or Trysting tree on the Gwynne Estate in ParkdaleLovers Elm or Trysting tree on the Gwynne Estate
122 years ago - Parkdale - 1895
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1895 Historic photo from 1895 - Watercolour reproduced in Landmarks of Toronto v.3, p.14 of the Gwynne Cottage in ParkdaleWatercolour reproduced in Landmarks of Toronto v.3, p.14 of the Gwynne Cottage
122 years ago - Parkdale - 1895
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1909 Historic photo from 1909 - Gwynne Estate - children play near a pond with view east to Dufferin Street in ParkdaleGwynne Estate - children play near a pond with view east to Dufferin Street
108 years ago - Parkdale - 1909
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - French doors on Dr Gwynne's house (1840's to 1917) in ParkdaleFrench doors on Dr Gwynne's house (1840's to 1917)
107 years ago - Parkdale - 1910
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Trysting Tree on the west side of Dufferin St.,between Thorburn & Temple Aves. in ParkdaleTrysting Tree on the west side of Dufferin St.,between Thorburn & Temple Aves.
107 years ago - Parkdale - 1910
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Toronto's oldest tree being cut down? (Seems unlikely considering size of 350-400 year old tree in the Annex) in ParkdaleToronto's oldest tree being cut down? (Seems unlikely considering size of 350-400 year old tree in the Annex)
107 years ago - Parkdale - 1910
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Side of Gwynne Estate house on Dufferin Street in ParkdaleSide of Gwynne Estate house on Dufferin Street
107 years ago - Parkdale - 1910
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Rail fence that ran along Springhurst Ave at south end of the Gwynne estate in ParkdaleRail fence that ran along Springhurst Ave at south end of the Gwynne estate
107 years ago - Parkdale - 1910
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - One of the last snake fence or split-rail fences in Toronto - Gwynne estate in ParkdaleOne of the last snake fence or split-rail fences in Toronto - Gwynne estate
107 years ago - Parkdale - 1910
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)