Mashquoteh

Two houses named Mashquoteh stood near the corner of Avenue Road and St. Clair Ave West. William Augustus Baldwin built the first house in 1852, right in the middle of where Avenue Road now passes through Heath Street, just north of St. Clair. The name means "meadow where the deer come to feed." The original house was town down in 1888 as Avenue Road was extended up to Upper Canada College.

William's second wife, Margaret McLeod, built the second Mashquoteh in the late 1890's on the block bounded by Avenue Road, Heath Street, Forest Hill Road, and St. Clair where it stood until 1956 when it was torn down and replaced with apartment buildings.

 

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1875 Historic photo from 1875 - Mashquoteh - William Augustus Baldwin house - demolished 1888 in Deer ParkMashquoteh - William Augustus Baldwin house - demolished 1888
142 years ago - Deer Park - 1875
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1878 Historic photo from 1878 - Mashquoteh - William Augustus Baldwin house near Avenue Rd., just s. of Heath St. in Deer ParkMashquoteh - William Augustus Baldwin house near Avenue Rd., just s. of Heath St.
139 years ago - Deer Park - 1878
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1911 Historic photo from Wednesday, November 22, 1911 - Second Mashquoteh? (1890s to 1956) St. Clair Avenue widening - trees, east of Avenue Road in Deer ParkSecond Mashquoteh? (1890s to 1956) St. Clair Avenue widening - trees, east of Avenue Road
106 years ago - Deer Park - Wednesday, November 22, 1911
Max temp: 1.1°C - Min temp: -7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)