History of Christie Pits
The Christie Pits neighbourhood is named after the former Christie Sand Pits, that were a local landmark in this area until the early 1900's. Christie Street is named after William Mellis Christie, who co-founded the Christie & Brown Cookie Company, in downtown Toronto in 1861.
The Christie Sand Pits were rich in sand, gravel, and clay deposits - remnants of the last ice age. These deposits were excavated in the late 1800's and early 1900's, and used in the construction of many of Toronto's early roadways and public buildings.
By 1909, the Christie Sand Pits were depleted and the city turned the former quarry into Willowvale Park. However, the Christie Pits name has endured and is used in reference to the park and the surrounding neighbourhood to this day.
Jul 21, 2018 · Farmers MarketsSaturday Farmers Market at Evergreen Brick Works
Jul 21, 2018 · CommunityCommunity Environment Days - Schedule
Jul 22, 2018 · Farmers MarketsSunday Artisan Market at Evergreen Brick Works
Jul 23, 2018 · ArtsPlay the Parks at 777 Bay Street
Jul 25, 2018 · ArtsPlay the Parks at Mackenzie House