Land purchased from the Algonkian speaking peoples known as the Mississaugas.
Acquisition finalized in Treaty 13
The Essery includes the Garrison Hospital and Officer’s Residence, providing support to the Fort York Garrison.
New railway lines brought adjacent multi-storey brick factory buildings to the site, reflecting the new and future industrial character of the neighbourhood.
98 – 91 Niagara is constructed, designed by the Architect William Wallace Blair, later sold to A.A Barthelmes (Barthelmes &Company) who installed a piano action factory.
93 – 97 Niagara was constructed as a 1-storey wood building tenanted by City Planing Mill, manufacturers of doors, window sash and blinds and carriage parts.
101 – 107 and 109 Niagara are constructed, the former home to 9 tenants including Gilchrist Sash Manufacturers, Loose Piano Key Manufacturers, and the American Rattan Co.
The Beard Building is the city’s tallest skyscraper at just seven stories high.
Businesses move out of the city centre and away from the lake.
Revitalization led to King St. becoming an entertainment destination.
The Essery’s rare collection of buildings listed in the Inventory of Heritage Properties
Steeped in history, melded with new architecture, rises a bright new Aspen Ridge community.