Despite the fact that Toronto is a relatively modern city compared to other major cities around the world, I am always pleasantly surprised to see historical buildings that are well-preserved. One of my favourite buildings would be the Ashbridge Estate located between the Beaches and the Lesileville area. The Ashbridge Family first arrived in Toronto (formerly known as York) in the late 1700s and they had settled in the area for 200 years. As the time changed so did the family’s profession from pioneers, farmers and finally to professionals. To that effect, portions of the land that they had occupied was sold off over the years for development purposes but the Ashbridge Estate remains to tell their story.