Joanna Twitchen

Thistletown is one of Toronto’s best-hidden historic neighbourhoods. The village, which was never incorporated, was established in the 1840s, servicing the important Albion Road. At its height, this village-within-a-city was home to prominent Canadian artists--such as Franklin Carmichael--and now continues on as a City of Toronto cultural hub. 

However, surprisingly little is known about the history of this "lost village." From unique cuisines to the last privately owned working farm in the GTA, Joanna Twitchen's A History of Thistletown offers rare insight into this fascinating corner of Toronto's history.

 

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A HISTORY OF THISTLETOWN