This is the story of a family and the piece of land where they lived for four generations. But it is also the story of Downsview.
The Boake family didn’t “settle” Downsview. There’s archeological evidence of Indigenous activity in the area that goes back 11,000 years.
But if you’re looking for one family and one plot of land to tell the story of the last two hundred years of Downsview’s history, there’s probably no better place to find it than in the story of the Boake family and Lot 14.