History of Parkdale
Parkdale's history began in the late 1800's when it was an elite residential suburb, that rivaled Rosedale as Toronto's most desirable address. Parkdale's popularity led to its incorporation as a village in 1878. Then in 1889, after many heated public debates, Parkdale's citizens voted in favour of amalgamation with the City of Toronto.
Parkdale, became Toronto's playground by the lake in 1922, when the Sunnyside Amusement Park and Bathing Pavilion opened for business on Parkdale's beaches. Sunnyside was the place to be and be seen for a generation of Torontonians.
In 1956, Sunnyside was shut down by the city in order to make room for the Gardiner Expressway and a revamped Lake Shore Boulevard. Unfortunately, these new expressways cut Parkdale off from the lake and its glorious past. Parkdale then went into a period of decline. At present Parkdale is once again emerging as a prominent Toronto neighbourhood and a new chapter in the history of this grand old neighbourhood is being written.
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