McLean Drive

1906 April — The Board of Works recommended that a ditch be dug on McLean for 120 feet on the side from Venables at $75.i

1907 March — Eight residents petitioned the Board of Works “to have McLean Drive opened up between Parker & William Streets in order that we may have the city water laid on – and also those of us who contemplate building may have a road to get lumber on our lots.”ii

The 3-plank sidewalk on the north side from McLean east for 160’ was laid in March and April 1907.iii

1907 April — Another resident wrote to the Board asking that they “try and arrange to have [McLean Drive between Parker & Napier] opened up in Block 26. There is not much clearing to do, and if it was only opened sufficiently to allow the water company to lay the pipes, I would esteem it a favour.” iv

1907 May – McLean Drive was cleared and rough graded between Parker and William. The work was completed in 12th September.v

1907 June — Five residents petitioned the Board to “request a plank sidewalk be constructed from Woodland Drive down the north side of William Street, then along the east side of McLean Drive to Napier Street. At present some of us in order to reach the road have to cross over other men’s property at a great inconvenience to them and us.” vi The sidewalk from William to Napier was laid that summer with the work completed on 7th October.vii

1907 September – Three-plank sidewalks were laid on the west side of McLean from Venables to Parker, and on the east side from Parker to Napier. The work was completed on 15th October.viii

1909 June – McLean Drive was cleared and graded between 6th and 9th Avenues. The work was completed on 19th October. ix


i  Board of Works Minutes, 10 Apr 1906, CVA, MCR-36 Roll 2

ii  Petition dated 14 Mar 1907, CVA, Series 342, Board of Works, Letter Reported 9th April 1907, 129-A-5 File 6

iii        WO 1263, 7 Mar 1907, CVA, Series 356, Record of Work Orders 1906-1910, 128-B-2

iv  Alfred Berrython (?) to Board of Works dated 23rd Apr 1907, CVA, Series 342, Board of Works, Letters Reported 21 May 1907, 129-A-5 File 9

v  WO 1397, 9 May 1907, CVA, Series 356, Record of Work Orders 1906-1910, 128-B-2

vi  Petition to Board of Works dated 17 June 1907, CVA, Series 342, Board of Works, Letters Reported 2nd July 1907, 129-A-5 File 12

vii  O 1512, 10 Jul 1907, CVA, Series 356, Record of Work Orders 1906-1910, 128-B-2

viii  WOs 1620 and 1621, 25 Sep 1907, CVA, Series 356, Record of Work Orders 1906-1910, 128-B-2

ix  WO 3218, 23 Jun 1909, CVA, Series 356, Record of Work Orders 1906-1910, 128-B-2