Rediscovering the Forgotten Stories of Riverdale by Cole Cioran

The Bookkeeper’s Dream: Rediscovering the forgotten stories of Riverdale

The weird thing about houses is that they almost always look like nothing is happening inside of them, even though they contain most of our lives” – John Green

St. Mathews Ward, Plate 46

Riverdale became the first suburb of the city of Toronto long before the Prince Edward Viaduct opened in 1918. After it was annexed in 1884 a trickle of families sought to escape the crowds and crush of the city in in the green fields of our neighbourhood. Thomas Haining was one of these dreamers, and the house he built for his family on Maplewood Avenue still stands today. ~~~~

Join Cole Cioran and hear the story of the lives and loves of the families that lived in the house that Thomas Haining built; find out how it went from being the first house on Maplewood to the Hotel Cavell. Cole will also explore the resources and techniques you can use to discover the story of your own home.

Event Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: St. Matthews Clubhouse
550 Broadview Avenue, Riverdale Park East at Langley and Broadview

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