Across the street from the Northern District Library is 33 Orchard View Boulevard.  The library is at 40 Orchard View Boulevard.

Orchard View?  Where are the orchards?  How did Orchard View Boulevard get its name?  There must have been orchards.

Perhaps Orchard View Boulevard should be changed to Concrete View Boulevard.  There are a lot of streets in Toronto that could have that name.  Other names for some streets in the city could be,  Tall Building Way,  No Tree Avenue,  Red Brick Boulevard,  No Nature Street,  Sidewalk Crescent, and Office Building Parkway.

I googled Orchard View Boulevard, but could find nothing on how it got its name.

One street name that has always puzzled North American tourists, visiting Toronto, is Avenue Road.  That’s right,  Avenue Road.  It’s like having a road called Street Avenue.

According to Wikipedia,  Avenue Road is a common street name in London, England.  An avenue is a path or road lined with trees. Avenue Road is a street lined with trees.  Makes sense.

As for Orchard View Boulevard, I will have to use my imagination to see an orchard when I look out the library windows.




About Gary Johnston

I am an imaginary number -- a symbol used to count and measure. As Senior Imaginary Number at Einstein Equations Incorporated, I facilitate the calculation of the impossible.

Posted on December 8, 2016, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Now that you have been uprooted from your previous, and favourite location, your musings have more grounded attributes.

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