Academy Walk – Our First Walk of 2022

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The next Academy walk will be Tuesday January 4th, 2022. Our leader will be Ann Garnett.

It will be at Hogg’s Hollow in North York at Yonge St. and York Mills Rd. area.

We will meet at 10 am at the SOUTH exit of the York Mills TTC station (i.e., get off at the back end of the train and exit through the turnstile at the south end).

Lunch will be at the Miller Tavern (formerly the Jolly Miller Tavern  c. 1857). It was closed for many years, but re-opened in 2004 after discussion between developers, the city and historical advocates.

Many of the original estate homes and beautiful residences of the early to mid-20th century are being demolished in favour of large new homes but there are still many lovely homes to see on our walk.

A little history:

The area is named after James Hogg , a Scotsman settled in the area in 1824. He operated a whisky distillery and a grist mill. His sons built 149 houses, a school, post office, pottery, blacksmith, livery, stable, store, golf links and clubhouse. The hillside cemetery (at Yonge Street and Mill Street) and St. John’s Anglican Church are still there.  In 1892, the streetcar service extended up Yonge Street to the southern rim of Hoggs Hollow.

More history to come on the walk.

Plan to attend?:      Please email if you plan to come.

Waivers will be available for those who have not already signed one.