Wednesday, January 24, 1917

Toronto Railway Company summoned to Police Court on a charge of overcrowding its street cars.

“The lines on which the evidence will largely be centred are the Yonge, Broadview, Parliament, Bloor, Queen, and Dundas Lines.”


Monday, August 21, 1916

No work done on a 5-mile span of highway nearest Toronto. “Simply because the township of New Toronto is installing a sewage system and have the side of the present road ripped up in part. We do not want to lay down the new road and have to rip it up again to lay sewer pipes, as the city of Toronto sometimes does.”

Tuesday July 4, 1916

Civic Parks committee agrees to abandon plan to build road in Humber Valley. The Humber Boulevard is to be built on the heights on the east side of the river instead (today it is known as Riverside Drive). It is also proposed “to divert Bloor street southwesterly from the corner of Jane and Bloor streets to a point where it will intersect with the driveway, and and thence proceed north-westerly to the east bank of the Humber, with a view ultimately to the erection of a high-level bridge over the stream to connect with the township of Etobicoke.”

Friday June 30, 1916

Works Commissioner Harris outlines plan for Crawford Street extension north to College. “The proposition is to purchase the whole of the properties on Sully Street (now privately owned) which number 37 houses, then extend Crawford street at a width of 66 feet to connect with College Street and also fill in the ravine from the rear of the lots fronting on the west side of Shaw street easterly to Montrose avenue at an elevation, and to do away with the Shaw street bridge.”

Saturday May 27, 1916

$300,000 ($5.9 million – 2016) worth of stone ordered for new Union Station construction. “100 men are now working on the site. A scarcity of common labor is being felt, but skill mechanics are obtainable and it is hoped to rush the big depot to completion.”