Back in the mid 1980’s, I was curious about a road in Etobicoke that appeared to have vestiges of an original alignment that was barely visible. At the more northern end, where Humberline Drive came to Finch Avenue, in exact alignment with the more northerly portion of Humberline Drive, was a clear opening through the trees. (Photo from 2018 – In the 1980’s Humberline stopped at Finch Avenue.) I worked in the area, and explored the woods there, finding some old Bee Hives in the woods, as well as seeing that the road clearly went straight in the past.
In 1987, Finch Avenue construction and the development of Humberline south of Finch took place. This photo I took in 1987 is from the brand new Humberline Drive looking north showing the old alignment.… Read the rest