Area and Map
The Boundaries of the area referred to as York Mills Gardens are:
- ON THE WEST: from the west side of Bayview Avenue, along Wilket Creek/St. Andrews Park to Legacy Court and including the houses on Carluke Crescent
- ON THE NORTH: the south side of Highway 401
- ON THE EAST: the easterly limits of Northdale Road, Forest Heights Boulevard and Old Colony Road and the east side of Banbury Road
- ON THE SOUTH: the north side of York Mills Road as well as properties to the south on Versailles Court, Daleberry Place, Oxbow Road and Bluejay Place
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The area first belonged to Andrew McGlashan, a Scottish immigrant who took possession in 1804 and began to clear the land and build a log house. In 1815, he sold 85 acres to William Harrison. Harrison’s family had been United Empire Loyalists and he was a soldier in the War of 1812, decorated for his bravery.
As a Reformer, he was wounded in the Rebellion of 1837 that led to responsible government in Upper Canada. He died in 1838 and was buried at St. John’s York Mills Cemetery. That year, his family built a larger house and the landholding eventually grew to be 300 acres. The home was occupied by his descendants for more than a century, until 1943. It is located at the north end of the street named in his honour, Harrison Road.
York Mills Gardens Community Association works to maintain and improve the quality of our neighbourhood as one of the best areas to live in Toronto. We are involved in municipal issues on your behalf.
The more members who join together, the stronger our community becomes. As a purely non-profit voluntary organization, we rely on membership fees to cover organizational and communication costs in order to represent your best interests and achieve objectives.
We encourage you to join us in this effort. We welcome new members and, if you wish to become involved, please do not hesitate to contact us.