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Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted September, 2006
Attached to a stone column to the right of the gate in front of this home at 28 Playter Crescent is this 1984 Toronto Historical Board plaque. (Note: Wayne Adam reports that as of April 2015, the plaque has been inaccessible and possibly removed for a few years. Rehabilitation work continues on this heritage structure.) Here's what the plaque says:
Coordinates: 43.678293 -79.355600
This house was erected in the mid-1870's by John Lea Playter, a great grandson of United Empire Loyalist, Captain George Playter, who with his sons, was granted lands on both sides of the Don River near Bloor Street. Located on one of the original grants, this house, though altered over the years by Albert E. Playter and his brother William, remains in the Playter family which has been involved since earliest days in the development of the city.
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