Thursday, May 17, 2012
69 Albany Ave
This lovely Edwardian house in the Annex is famous for being the home of Jane Jacobs from 1971 until her death in 2006 and is typical of the area with its well treed and green lot. You can see yesterday's plaque in the front garden. In the 1960s this whole area was slated to be torn apart by the Spadina Expressway which would have run right through the Annex. It was a time of huge protest against the roadway which Jacobs joined after arriving from the U.S. in 1968 and finally in 1971 the expressway was stopped and a beautiful part of the city was saved!