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127 Isabella Street

LAST UPDATE: October 19 2021

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127 Isabella Street, Toronto - September 2019 - Image via Google Streetview

127 Isabella Street, Toronto - September 2019 - Image via Google Streetview

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

Info:

On 19 October 2021, 127 Isabella Street experienced a fire. 

BUILDING INFORMATION
Name & Location
127 Isabella Street
127 Isabella Street
North St.James Town, Toronto

First Occupant:
John Watson and Family

OTHER IDENTIFICATION
Notes:

127 Isabella Street is a 2.5 storey Queen Anne Revival style house located on the south side of Isabella Street approximately 25 meters east of Huntley Street in the Upper Jarvis neighbourhood of Toronto.

 

127 Isabella Street was constructed in 1890 and first occupied by 1892.

 

The first occupants of 127 Isabella Street were John Watson and his family.

 

John Watson was an owner and partner of Lailey, Watson, & Company - a wholesale clothing company based at 51-53 Front Street West, Toronto. John Watson was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland around 1835/1838 and arrived in Canada in 1858. He started business in Barrie and Cookstown and arrived in Toronto around 1885. John Watson died in October 1901 after a long illness. His funeral was held at 127 Isabella Street. 


John Watson was married to Johanna Macdonald Ogilvie (1856-1900). John and Johanna had 2 children: 1 daughter and 1 son. John Watson's daughter - Christina Macdonald Watson - tragically passed away at age 23 at 127 Isabella Street on 16 October 1893.

 

Present Day:

127 Isabella Street is presently used as a rooming house and was formerly a group home pre-2009.  

Year Completed:
1890/1891

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BUILDING DATA
Type:
Detached house

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Sources:

Sources

  1. Christina Macdonald - Daughter of John Watson - Died
    Author - The Globe (Toronto)
    Date - 17 October 1893
    Document - a98bfc6673d89cd27772b06a2bf84b71.pdf

  2. Death of Mr. John Watson
    Author - The Globe (Toronto)
    Date - 26 October 1901
    Page - 28
    Document - Death of Mr. John Watson

  3. John Watson
    Author - Ancestry.ca Library
    Date - n.d.
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