The Cricket Club
A family oriented neighborhood and established community in Toronto is the Cricket Club. Local residents are extremely proud of their neighbourhood, and work hard to maintain the image of utmost perfection. This can be seen through the residents immaculately manicured lawns and stunning gardens. Despite the image of perfection, the Cricket Club maintains a relaxed country feel. Owing to the fact that many streets don’t have sidewalks, and the large amount of mature trees. This neighbourhood has many amenities to offer including close proximity to public transportation and Highway 401, excellent schools, and infamous shopping districts. Homes in the Cricket Club are in high demand.
The Cricket Club neighbourhood is located with Wilson Avenue to the north, Brooke Avenue to the south, Yonge Street to the east, and Avenue Road to the west.
In the early 1800’s the area was originally settled by a Scotsman named Andrew McGlashan. He and his family owned and operated a tannery located on the south-west corner of Yonge Street and York Mills Road until the 1860’s.
The McGlashan property was purchased in the 1876 by Andrew Bathgate. In 1907 Bathgate’s heirs sold the family property to the owner of the Gooderham and Worts distillery, William George Gooderham. Gooderham happened upon a fresh water spring on the Yonge Street hillside of his property. He then founded Mineral Springs Ltd., which bottled and sold this water around the world until the 1920’s. In the early 1900’s he played a major role in the development of the residential subdivision in the Cricket Club neighbourhood. In 1925, Gooderham also helped found the Toronto Cricket Club and Curling Club, which has remained a prominent landmark in this community since its conception.