Lest we forget

For nearly 30 years we have lived on Hyland Drive and Winchester Avenue. At this time of year the names Fred Hyland and Gordon Tough come to mind. Hyland Drive was named after Private Frederick John Hyland, son of Thomas and Ruby Hyland. He was killed in action in October 1918 while advancing towards the railroad line in the village of Hasnon, France. 

Photo credit: World War I Copper Cliff. Photo private collection Jason Hyland

Winchester Ave. was originally named Gordon Street after William Gordon Tough. His father, R.J. Tough, owned the south 1/2 of Lot 6 Concession 3 (the Kingsmount subdivision). Lieutenant William Gordon Tough died after suffering wounds from a high velocity shell pitched at his feet in September 1918.


Toronto Star, October 29, 1918

Gordon Street was changed to Winchester Avenue because, at the time, the latter sounded a more appropriate name for a residential street.

Paul Haynes is a local history explorer and Rainbow Routes XPLR Sudbury hike leader.

Kingsmount-Bell Park Heritage Walk

Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Meeting location: Bell Park, Elizabeth Street parking lot
Length: 2-3 km
A gathering of high society women at Bell Mansion with Mrs Katherine Bell in the centre – {Source: GSPL}

Join us for a Kingsmount-Bell Park CAN Heritage Walk, Saturday, October 16 from 1:00 – 3:00. Local history explorer Paul Haynes will lead the walk through the McNaughton and Dubois surveys, two of Sudbury’s earliest subdivisions. The David St. Waterworks, Nelson St. Pedestrian Bridge, the President’s House, and Bell Mansion will be planned stops along the way. Guest historian Dieter Buse will offer expert commentary about Greater Sudbury’s heritage conservation program and what the future may hold for heritage assets such as the Bell Mansion. Be prepared to practice COVID protocol.

Aurora Dubois (1888) and Andrew McNaughton (1887) surveys (Source: GSPL; Surveys combined by Haynes)
Aurora Dubois (1888) and Andrew McNaughton (1887) surveys. (Source: GSPL; Surveys combined by Haynes)

Agenda: General Meeting

Join us for the fall general meeting of the Kingsmount-Bell Park Community Action Network, Wednesday, October 6 at 6:30 pm. via Zoom. There will be new projects and initiatives on the agenda (see below) that will require your consideration. 

Email info@ward10can.com to request the Zoom meeting invitation.

 AGENDA 

Kingsmount/Bell Park Community Action Network – General Meeting 
October 6, 2021 • 6:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) • Via Zoom 

  1. Welcome – attendance  
  2. Approval of the Agenda  
  3. Approval of the minutes from the April 7, 2021 meeting  
  4. Police report 
  5. Guest speaker: City Bylaw officer 
  6. Treasurer’s report  
  7. City Councillor Report 
  8. Communications  
    • Flyer distribution 
  9. Project Report
    • St. Nicholas Waste Bins 
  10. Other
    • Heritage walk October 16, 2021 
  11. New Business
    • Riverside Drive Traffic Calming
    • York Street Tot Lot
    • Trails  
  12. Next Meeting: tbd 
  13. Adjournment 

October General Meeting

Please join us for the fall general meeting of the Kingsmount-Bell Park Community Action Network, Wednesday, October 6 at 6:30 pm. There will be new projects and initiatives on the agenda (forthcoming) that will require your consideration. 

Guest Speaker: City of Greater Sudbury By-law Officer.

The meeting will also be attended by a representative from the Greater Sudbury Police Service.  

Email info@ward10can.com to request the Zoom meeting invitation.