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Concession Road: Huron Railway and Union Station

concession road: Back then, Toronto was industrializing rapidly, according to NOW Magazine. Immigrants were pouring in and the Ontario, Simcoe and Huron Railway the predecessor to the Grand Trunk and Canadian National ran trains out of a station near the site of the present Union Station. In a city that had only the beginnings of horse-drawn public transit, social differences were more pronounced in Toronto of 1857, where all but the richest had to live within walking distance of their work. Beyond its growing historic core north of Bloor First Concession Road until 1855 streets were surveyed but most of the land was Park Lots cleared of forest and converted to farms and market gardens. West of Yonge, the 50-hectare block bounded by College, Yonge, Queen and University and known as Macaulaytown, was settled by fugitive African-American slaves. There were some pockets of development, including landed estates, farmsteads, villages and the beginnings of towns that are now part of a greater city that has no clear boundaries. ( As reported in the news.