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The Scadding Cabin, 1794
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2007
On the southeast corner of the Queen Street Bridge over the Don River is this 2003 Riverdale Historical Society plaque which has this to say:
Coordinates: 43.657968 -79.353411
Near here, on the east bank of the Don River, John Scadding built a log cabin establishing his claim to lot 15, stretching from Lake Ontario north to present day Danforth Avenue. Scadding was manager of the Simcoe estate in Devonshire, England and Secretary to Governor Simcoe in the first government of Upper Canada, now Ontario. This cabin, moved in 1879 to the Canadian National Exhibition, is Toronto's oldest building.
> Posted April 3, 2011
Helen: would you pls. phone me about the painting? Audrey (416) 656-0812
> Posted June 7, 2010
I visited the Archives of Ontario on Saturday, May 28th for Doors Open Toronto. There was a draw for a reproduction of a painting entitled "Scaddings Cabin". I was very fortunate to have my name drawn. I received it in the mail last week. I would love to know the name of the artist.
Thank you. Helen Shareck
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