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25 Homewood Avenue

LAST UPDATE: October 14 2021

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25 Homewood Avenue, Toronto - September 2019 - Image via Google Streetview

25 Homewood Avenue, Toronto - September 2019 - Image via Google Streetview

AT RISK INFORMATION
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This building is at risk

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In August 2021, 17-31A Homewood Avenue - including 25 Homewood Avenue - were put up for sale. It is possible, given the nature of the sale, these properties will be purchased for redevelopment. 

BUILDING INFORMATION
Name & Location
25 Homewood Avenue
25 Homewood Avenue
Cabbagetown-South St.James Town, Toronto

First Occupant:
The Hon. Nathaniel Allan Gamble

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Please note this page is under construction as of October 2021.

 

25 Homewood Avenue was constructed in circa. 1873 and was one of the very first houses constructed on Homewood Avenue.

Homewood Avenue was originally known as Pembroke Street North. The present name - Homewood Avenue - has been used since 1878.

 

25 Homewood Avenue was first home to The Hon. Nathaniel Allan Gamble (1817-1884) and family, who resided here from 1873 until 1875. The Gamble family were Scottish and early settlers in the Town of York. The Gamble family constructed a farm on Yonge Street in 1798. The Hon. Gamble was born on the family's farm in 1817; inherited the farm upon the death of his father in 1854; and resided there until 1859. The Hon. Gamble was commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1856 and also served as the quartermaster for the 12th Battalion of Volunteers. Between 1860 and 1872, he resided in Newmarket and operated a brewery. The Hon. Gamble returned to Toronto in 1872/1873 and took up residence at 25 Homewood Avenue (then 25 Pembroke Street North). The Hon. Gamble was married to Matilda Sproule (1839-1934) from 1872 onward. The couple had 1 daughter: Bertha Gamble (1873-1954). The Hon. Gamble died of malarial dysentry and a urinary infection in Toronto on 18 November 1884.  

 

In 1875, 25 Homewood Avenue (then 25 Pembroke Street North) was home to Joseph Powell - a tea merchant.

 

Between 1876 and ___, 25 Homewood Avenue was home to James E. Underwood and Christina Underwood. James E. Underwood was a sewing machine agent and salesman at W & W Manufacturing. 

Year Completed:
Circa. 1873

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