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2095 Codlin Crescent

LAST UPDATE: November 18 2020

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photo credit, courtesy of Bob Krawczyk

photo credit, courtesy of Bob Krawczyk

AT RISK INFORMATION
At risk status:
This building is at risk

Info:

Property has been altered from farm and residential purposes to commercial purposes in past decade. A declining number of buildings are extant from the former Village of Claireville. The City of Toronto Heritage Register does not list important information on record pertaining to this property. 

BUILDING INFORMATION
Name & Location
2095 Codlin Crescent
2095 Codlin Crescent
West Humber-Clairville, Etobicoke

OTHER IDENTIFICATION
Alternate names:
2095 Albion Road (The Clairville Tollhouse)

Notes:

This house is listed on the inventory of Heritage Properties as 2095 Albion Road. However, it currently sits on Codlin Crescent, which used to be a part of Albion Road.

In 1846, the Albion Plank Road Company was incorporated, with plans to build and operate a plank toll road from Weston, through Etobicoke, and on to Bolton. Albion Plank Road formed the main street of Claireville (renamed Codlin Crescent in the late 1980s.)  The company’s plan included a tollgate in Claireville, and their first gate was located on Highway 50 at Gore Road, in Toronto Gore Township. 

However, around 1861, the tollgate was moved into Etobicoke. The tollkeeper in 1861 was Thomas Wilkis, and in 1866, it was his son, Robinson Wilkis.  By the 1871 census, the tollkeeper was Christopher Armstrong.  2095 Codlin Crescent was the location of the Claireville tollhouse during Armstrong’s tenure, as verified by Armstrong’s descendants and previous residents of the house and village, who have always referred to this house as “The Tollhouse.”  


Oddly, the City of Toronto Heritage Register does not identify that this property dates to 1854 or is a former tollhouse. The City of Toronto Heritage Register - as of November 2020 - just lists the property as a "farm property." 

 

In recent years, this property has been converted from farm and residential use to commercial use. The property (as of 2020) is home to the Trump Transport drayage storage and offices. 

Status:
Completed

Year Completed:
1854

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Companies:
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BUILDING DATA
Type:
Detached house

Current use:
Residential

Heritage:
Listed

Sources:

Sources

  1. Inventory of Heritage Properties
    Author - City of Toronto
    More information

  2. Claireville Tollhouse
    Author - Denise Harris, Etobicoke Historical Society
    More information

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