Truly sublime urban living requires convenient access to green space. Parks really are the hubs of individual neighbourhoods, where residents congregate, enjoy the outdoors, walk their dogs, unwind in the green space and play with their kids.
These pockets of green space are even more valuable (and fascinating) when they have a story behind them, as does Humewood Park, located at 37 Humewood Dr, near St. Clair Avenue West and Bathurst Street.
Today, when you visit Humewood Park, you’ll be greeted by lovely, leafy green areas, canopies of mature trees, walkways, many benches that are perfect to sit and read or drink your coffee and a children’s playground. Many years ago, this piece of land was actually part of William Hume Blake’s estate (for whom the neighbourhood was named.
In fact, there is a plaque erected in the park to honour William Hume Blake and to tell a little of his history. An Irish immigrant, he settled in the area in 1932. He was...