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Dewbourne Avenue again

A few days ago, I posted about a house on Dewbourne Avenue that appeared in a September 1936 edition of the Toronto Daily Star. When looking through the September 22 1933 edition of the paper, I discovered a photo of another house on Dewbourne Avenue, almost across the street:

Searches through the Toronto city directories revealed that the prominent Toronto mining executive was Charles L. LaBine. His younger brother, Gilbert LaBine, was the founder and president of Eldorado Mines and Gunnar Mines. Charles LaBine served as vice-president. This article provides more information about him.

Mr. LaBine lived in this house until about 1960, when he moved to 2 Chadwick Avenue, which is also in Forest Hill. He passed away in 1969.

The house at 15 Dewbourne Avenue stood until about 2014 or so, when it was torn down and another house rebuilt. The new house can be seen on Google Street View; if your browser can view the 2011 photo at that address, you can see the house in this photograph.

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