Tag: Highlands History

A Final Look at The Gibbard Block Before…

Take a good look at this picture, because in no time, this soon-to-be restored building will have changed a great deal. Gone will be the awnings and facade on the main floor as we see it today. Instead we will see the facade as those who lived in 1913 Highlands saw it. The Gibbard Block…

Don’t Miss this Open House: the Gibbard Block

Are you looking for something to do Easter weekend? Well, we have the perfect outing for you! Join us for the pre-construction viewing of the interior of the Gibbard Block, including the main, second and third floors. See the interior of this iconic Highlands building before it is restored and renovated. You’ll see original woodwork…

William Magrath & the Development of the Highlands

One of the most interesting things about William Magrath, one of the two developers of the Highlands community, is that he challenged a prevalent theory of the day (early 1900’s), in which classy neighbourhoods were supposedly built in the west end of cities. He cited many other cities that had built prestige neighbourhoods to the…