Binkley's Pond, gone for parking

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Jacob Binkley (1806-67), great grandson of Marx [Binkley], built the handsome stone house that still stands at 54 Sanders Blvd at the head of a ravine. The house was completed in 1847 and named Lakelet Vale, as it had a little spring-fed lake at the rear. Binkley's Pond, as it was known, was used for skating, fishing, and good times. It is now the Zone 6 parking lot at McMaster University on the west side of Cootes Drive.

Loreen Jerome, The Way We Were "The House that Jacob Built"
Ainslie Wood/Westdale Community Association of Resident Homeowners Inc.
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Skater's on Binkley's Pond circa 1917, now a McMaster parking lot

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Jim said…
I spent many happy childhood days catching frogs, turtles, snakes... and playing games on the shores of Bink's Pond. Sad to see it's gone.
Randy said…
HI Jim - would you be interested in sharing some of your memories? I'd be happy to set up a meeting and take notes. Randy (randy.opirg@gmail.com 905-525-9140 x26026)
Randy said…
Oh, and I forgot to mention, there's a good chance it can be restored!