JANE'S WALK: INTERENET MYSTICISM IN WYCHWOOD PARK
There is an oasis at the centre of Toronto. Near Davenport and Christie, Wychwood Park was designed in 1874 to be an artists' haven. The neighborhood has many intriguing elements such as: the unique presence of Arts and Crafts architecture, suspicious deaths, residents like Marshall McLuhan, and traces of the now hidden Taddle Creek.
This walk will not only explore this unique piece of Toronto history but also how it has resisted the pull towards a digital existence. Because of its publicly accessible private land designation, Wychwood Park's streets escapes the eyes of Google Maps and have developed an augmented allure due to an emerging term: Internet Mysticism.
"Weeds of Wychwood" publication, 2019 (PDF)
"History and Development of Wychwood Park: 1888-1918" booklet, 1988 (PDF)