In the 1800s various companies built roads around Toronto and they were allowed to collect tolls from those using the roads. Davenport Road was one of the main roadways passing by and this small cottage was built in 1835 at what is now Davenport Rd & Bathurst St and used as Tollgate #3. It was moved in 1895 and became a small residence a couple of blocks east until it was 'discovered' and moved back to the corner in 1993. Funds were raised to restore it and a small museum was built at the back giving the history of the tollkeepers. There is now a small park around it and the canoe planter I showed last Wednesday is in the park.
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