The Regal Heights Steps

From the Regal Heights Review Fall 2019, Vol I By Rosabel Fast While much of Toronto is flat land, unique geographic features set the Regal Heights neighbourhood apart. Most prominent is the 50 to 75-foot bluff called Davenport Hill or the Davenport Escarpment, just north of Davenport Road. One of the delights of visiting a new […]

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Unobtrusive Angels

From the Regal Heights Review Fall 2019, Vol I By Beth Marcilio We have all had the experience of a friend or stranger appearing at a crucial moment in our lives and saving a situation. It can happen suddenly or over time. It can be large or small, but kindness is always at the heart of […]

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My Escarpment

From the Regal Heights Review Fall 2019, Vol I By Beth Marcilio My sister who was visiting from Australia, and I were travelling on a tour bus to Niagara-on-the-Lake to see a show when the guide, with barely-contained excitement, announced, “We’re coming up to the escarpment ladies and gentlemen; look out the windows on your left”. […]

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Marie Goldthorpe

From the Regal Heights Review Fall 2019, Vol I By John Keating They say you can’t go home again, but don’t try telling that to Marie Goldthorpe. For almost 30 years now, Marie has been in the same Springmount Avenue house where she previously lived as a teenager. And on the cusp of her 80th birthday, […]

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Authors’ Afternoon at Stella’s

From the Regal Heights Review Fall 2019, Vol I By Peggy Lampotang People in Regal Heights are dedicated to improving the neighbourhood, not only by making it safer and more beautiful, but also by uniting people through community events. One of those events is the Authors’ Afternoon, held once a month on Sunday afternoons at Stella’s […]

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How Regal Heights Got Built

From the Regal Heights Review Fall 2019, Vol I By Harry Lay The land that we call Regal Heights today has changed considerably over the 200 years that Europeans have been building on it. In 1793, with the founding of a British settlement in what was then the Town of York, the Indigenous Mississauga made use […]

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