Streets- Delrex/Mountainview/Metcalf Ct.

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Streets- Delrex/Mountainview/Metcalf Ct.

Postby Guest » Thu Apr 04, 2002 11:22 am

Reading some of the memories here, I feel like a relative newcomer- we didn't move to Georgetown until 1976. I have a question for you old-timers.... It seems the population of the high school boomed suddenly with the building of the Delrex- area subdivision. Over what period would that have occured? I think my step-mother's house was built in 1968. (They're still there, just off Metcalf Ct.) <p></p><i></i>
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I lived on Delrex

Postby Guest » Thu Apr 04, 2002 12:05 pm

Doug,<br><br>We moved to Georgetown from Toronto in 1967. 59 Delrex Blvd. It was not a brand new house so I suspect the subdivision started before 67'.<br><br>John Kennedy lived directly behind us on a cresent (name I can't remember), along with the Arthur family (Carol and Dianne were good friends). Mrs. Blaney (english teacher for me) also lived on that cresent. Anyone remember Mrs. Blaney? I always liked her she was a very nice lady but I seem to remember some students use to like to ruffle her feathers, especially the guys. <br><br>I remember John's mom was a nurse at the Georgetown hospital. John had a big black lab named Sparky and that dog followed John around when we would play street games and such.<br><br>Delrex followed right through to the back field of the high school so when we walked to school we'd start out with a few but by the time we reached school there was usually a whole group of us walking together. Wasn't there a street by the name of Sargent down in that area?<br><br>That's my tid bit regarding Delrex.<br><br>Sandy<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br> <p></p><i></i>
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Delrex

Postby Roger Gadd » Thu Apr 04, 2002 2:14 pm

Rx Heslop built the plaza around 1959 and at that time it was considered one of the biggest or so we were told. Delrex subdivision was started around that time and was in different phases. It seemed for years that future streets disappeared into the fields for years and were only built on as different building booms came and went. I was always told that Rex Heslop started Rexdale and that he combined his name with his son's Dale. Whether this is true I don't know. As I said because different areas were built at different times it's hard to tell which part of the subdivision people are talking about. Some areas were huge fields surrounded by houses for years before being developed <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Delrex

Postby Guest » Thu Apr 04, 2002 7:22 pm

For years, the bottom end of DELREX nearest MAPLE was called TYERS AVENUE. My relatives lived there, Uncle ART & Aunt MARY SHEPPARD, DAVE & JUDY'S parents. ROGER, I heard that about REX as well. The seniors residents on SARGENT was built on the site of our lacrosse box, SHEL LAWR, who just celebrated his 80th Birthday, play a huge part in the building of the lacrosse box and coached for several years, a great guy!<br>Later,<br>Don <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Delrex

Postby websie » Fri Apr 05, 2002 1:15 am

It's interesting that now Delrex goes right through to Maple Ave. As Don said it wasn't always that way. As a matter of fact Tyers Ave. went from Maple Ave. to Edward Street. It was named after Ed Tyers who owned the land originally and the farm house. Edward, Pauline, and Margaret are all family names.<br><br>It wasn't until the 60's that Delrex Blvd. came right through to Edward Street. For a long time it was an apple orchard and gulley!! We had great places to play in back then. The orchard, the gulley, the gravel pit, even the Cedarvale school grounds, before it was handed over to the town. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>It's interesting to see how Georgetown has grown. We moved to Margaret Street (at the end of Edward street in the early 50's. At that time there was nothing past Edward street. Prince Charles, Shelley, and Byron streets were just being built in the mid 50's. Then Rex Heslop developed beyond Rexway Drive.<br><br>By the way, how many people remember Cedarvale Girls' School?<br><br>Jane Anne <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Delrex

Postby Guest » Fri Apr 05, 2002 1:58 am

CEDARVALE GIRLS SCHOOL and MISS ST. JEAN'S orchard. I remember the french fellows that she brought in to work, one fellow I will always remember, was a fellow named CLEM. Getting back to CEDARVALE, when it was left vacant, the furnishings were left there as well. For several months ERIC PEAVOY & LARRY PACHOLOK used it for their own enjoyment, I remember partying there and staying overnight. I understand that one of the parties caught out of hand and allot of damage was done. After that JASON FIELDS and his family lived in the big house and took care of the place. BOB LANE TRANSPORT operated back in that area as well. Then there was the TACHMAN CAR CLUB on the Eight Line.<br>UNTIL THE NEXT TIME!<br>Don<br><!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Delrex

Postby Guest » Mon Apr 15, 2002 6:56 pm

Hi Doug:<br> We moved to Georgetown in 68? I was 10 then so I'm note quite sure about what was happening. It seems to me that the HS would have had quite a big boom around that time. when we moved to Chelvin (couple of streets down Delrex from hwy 7) Delrex was only paved to just past our street. and I think gravel at least to Mountainview. I would figure that the whole area around there was just developed at that time. We were told our street used to be a runway for Hesslops plane??? (not too sure about that one). Also, looking at the home styles I would assume that this area was developed up to Sargent road. <br> We were also told that Delrex was named after Rex Hesslop and his wife Del, again, not too sure.<br> By the way does anyone remember the flood we had in that area around 70/71.. I remember people canoeing down Delrex.. at least the part near Weber.<br>Gary. <p></p><i></i>
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Re:delrex

Postby Jeepster50 » Mon Apr 15, 2002 9:01 pm

Hi Gang<br>We moved to 93 Prince Charles Dr. in June 0f 63. I was just a few months shy of 13 and I can pretty well remember everyone on my block.<br> I can remember what was hot on the radio too; Beachboys, Jan and Dean, 4Seasons (Candy Girl/Marlena )6 months before Kennedy's assassination and about 6months and 3 weeks before She Loves You - Beatles was released.<br>On my block was Reaumes, Finnie's, Brian Pollock, Kevin and Clive Sandifer , Wayne Turnbull, Doug and Susie Street, Debbie Janice and Steve Gummerson, Milton's, Debbie and Susie Elsliger.At the end of the street by Rexway Dr. was Miersma's barbershop.I remember Bert from school.Of course there must be more that I'm forgetting .<br>Man, I used to have a riot on that street. I went through all my teenager years there. We had been moving as long as I remember and all I know is, as soon as I was old enough I was gone so.....I guess the travellin bug hit me early on.<br>Then, in the next block was Keith Bottomley, Danny Calder, Jim(uh, can't remember his last name) Doug Stephans who was arguably the smartest kid in school at that time .Hey, any one remember Volker and Ralph Richter? They lived around the corner from Keith (who lived beside Doug ).I can't remember the name of that street. It cut in to Prince Charles beside Keith's house. Anyway the Volker brothers moved in about 64 just before high school so I challenge any one to come up with there whereabouts.On MacIntyre there was Barry and Howie Ferguson, Tommy Dean, Bob and Keith Bull, Richard Blackwell, Lesley Brisebois, Carl Tomlins.<br> I, along with Barry and of course Tommy used to take dance lessons from Tommy's older sister.She had a hairdressing salon in the basement and we'd dance to the great tunes of that day there.Any one now about these folk?<br>Around the corner from near the corner of Rexway and Macintyre lived a guy (who was a little older)name of Ragnar Eeg.He's now a dentist and lives about 20 miles from me here.<br> So many memories and thanks to you all, they're coming back. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Re:delrex

Postby Guest » Mon Apr 15, 2002 9:24 pm

Hey, thanks guys. The stories are great! <p></p><i></i>
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Delrex

Postby websie » Mon Apr 15, 2002 11:36 pm

I believe Rex Heslop's wife's name was Dale so there are combinations of Rex and Dale that have given Georgetown, and other areas, their name. Hence, Rexway, Delrex, Rexdale.<br><br>As for the flood, I believe that was in 1969. We were in Scotland for 3 weeks that summer and came home to pictures of the flooded areas of town. Funny thing, although we lived on the hill of Guelph street and there was a grade down to the garage, our property was completely dry!!!<br><br>Jane Anne (Emmerson) <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Delrex

Postby Guest » Tue Apr 16, 2002 12:13 am

Dave<br>The last I knew of TOM DEAN, he lived in NORTH BAY and run a gun-sports store.<br>Regards,<br>Don <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Delrex Blvd

Postby Mark » Thu Apr 25, 2002 4:47 am

My name is Mark Ezard and talking about Delrex and Tyers Ave, my father bought the Tyers home and we moved into it. I grew up there for 17yrs. At that time it was 24 Tyers Ave. Later changed to 24 Delrex Blvd. Many memories in that neighborhood and friends. Lanes Transport had a huge parking lot and garage (we called the "Barn") just around the corner from us off Edward and Pauline Street. Two houses were located there in Lanes transport. One owned by the Peavoys and the other by the Somervilles. Does anyone remember these guys? Chris Peavoy, Rob and Terry Somerville. Am searching for a friend of mine that lived on Pauline street, his name is Phillip Handy and another ny the name of Shane Lowin who lived on Pauline, anyone know them? Drop me a line if you do. ebenezer64@hotmail.com <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Delrex Blvd

Postby websie » Thu Apr 25, 2002 1:43 pm

Hi Mark,<br><br>I know the area well but I think you're a bit behind my time. I remember Mr. Tyers, the Peavoys, and many of the Edward, Tyers, Margaret, and Pauline Street. My great aunt lived very close to you (back-to-back). Ethel Young lived on Margaret Street for many years. the only Handys I knew lived at 5 Margaret Street. Unfortunately, I haven't heard of them for a long time.<br><br>If I remember correctly one of the Handy boys married Mr. Tyers daughter and they lived on Margaret Street (my old house!!) We moved away to Guelph Street about 1966.<br><br>Jane Anne (Emmerson) <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub52.ezboard.com/uwebsie.showPublicProfile?language=EN>websie</A> at: 4/25/02 12:44:36 pm<br></i>
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Streets - Delrex

Postby Mark » Fri Apr 26, 2002 10:05 pm

Hi Jane:<br>Thank you for the reply. Now that you mention it, I have my street names mixed up. Yes the Youngs lived right behind us, in fact I used to cut his grass when I was a kid...him and Ethel. Ethel was his sister. And it was Margaret street behind us and Pauline street was around the corner. Yes the Handy's did live at 5 Margaret just a couple doors down from the Youngs. We moved onto Tyers ave in 1969/70 and moved out in 1981. The Quintons lived beside us...do you remember them Jane? <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Streets - Delrex

Postby websie » Sat Apr 27, 2002 10:23 pm

Hi Mark,<br><br>I can't say that I remember the Quintons. but that could just be my age!!! <br><br>As for the Handy's, the more that I think of it Chris could be a grandson of the Handy's. They raised at least 8 kids but some were nieces and nephews. Then they started with the next generation. I hung out with Branda Handy in my childhood... Brenda or Jim Sorensen!!!<br><br>As for the Young's. It was always hard to keep track of that household. Bill and Ethel were not brother and sister. When they moved onto Margaret Street there were 4 of them: Joe, Annie, Ethel, and Bill. Joe, Annie, and Ethel were siblings. Bill was actually Annie's son. Although Bill was my father's cousin, I always called him "Uncle Bill".<br><br>In another thread the North Halton Golf Club was mentioned. I immedaitely thought of Uncle Bill who used to be there early in the morning every Sunday!!! He loved his golf!!!<br><br>Jane Anne (Emmerson) <p></p><i></i>
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Streets-Delrex

Postby Mark » Sun May 05, 2002 1:54 am

Hi Jane:<br>For some reason I'm sure my father told me that Bill & Ethel were brother & sister...thanks for straightening that out. I do remember the Sorenson's living on the corner of Edward and Margaret...in fact their dog killed our dog while my sister was walking him around the block one day....very tramatic! Getting back to my last reply...do you remember the Somerville's and Lanes Transport? <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Streets-Delrex

Postby websie » Mon May 06, 2002 10:26 pm

Hi Mark,<br><br>I remember Lanes Transport very well. We use to play in the trucks and trailers!! We also used to play in the garage and the gravel pit. The truck parking lot was also a great place to play. We could play up there and never worry about traffic. <br><br>I remember the Peavoys well and I think I remember the Somervilles but the kids were quite a bit younger than me. I moved away from that area around 1966 and moved downtown. However, I do remember the day they moved that house up there. I believe it came from Normandy Blvd. but that's not for sure. <br><br> ..... Boy, am I going back in time!!!!! These memories are taking me back to before I entered school!!! <p></p><i></i>
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delrex

Postby Margaret Van SicklerLandr » Tue May 07, 2002 11:20 am

Hi all,new to the site. My folks moved to Georgetown on Shelly Street in 55...I came along shortly after. The Wiles, Beaumonts, Sherks and Scotts also lived on that street. My husband came form the Delrex end of town -Greg Landry - Gibbons Place - Cordingleys, Miltons <p></p><i></i>
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Hi there!

Postby Guest » Wed May 08, 2002 11:16 am

Margaret -<br><br>Would that be Greg Landry whose father was Al and whose brother was Len? If so, a big hello to the both of you! I've been reading and posting to this board off and on for several months, but haven't seen many people from our era, other than Sandy McEachern (Hammink) and Willena Cummins (Flewelling), and occasionally Toni Servos (Hamoen). Sandy mentioned that she was in touch with you from time to time. Feel free to drop me an e-mail if you have the time (and inclination). Just click on my name under "Author" and you'll see my e-mail address - I'll send you the capsule biography.<br><br>Getting back on topic, some of the names you mentioned sound familiar. Would they include Brian Beaumont, Wendy Sherk, and John Cordingley? Scott also seems like a familiar surname, but I'm can't put a face or a first name with it at the moment.<br><br>It's been so long since I was last in Georgetown that I really can't recall which streets were where. I know that I was at the Landry's house on one or two occasions, and Gibbons Place does sound right. I presume that it was named for Joe Gibbons, the long-time (or was it many times?) mayor.<br><br>Got to run - hope to hear from you sometime.<br><br>Tim <p></p><i></i>
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