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The history of Asquith and Collier Streets

Collier Street Landmarks

Excerpt: "The land where Collier Street is situated was once part of a vast forest. Before the coming of the first settlers the land stretching north from Lake Ontario was inhabited by native people who lived in this immense forest. The huge stands of white and yellow pine were described by an early visitor from England who marveled at the density of the trees as not only ‘shutting out all the sunlight but most of the daylight.’ The trees were from one foot to six feet in diameter, the largest were five hundred years old and some stood as tall as a seventeen-storey building."

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