This week's new Kitchissippi Times issue includes a column I wrote that focuses on the under-appreciated francophone history of Hintonburg-Mechanicsville. It speaks to the how and why both neighbourhoods developed with largely French populations, and tells the story of one man in particular, Francois-Xavier Sauvé. Sauvé was one of the first to invest in the new subdivision of Mechanicsville (his 1872-built house still stands on Carruthers Avenue), and he was a significant contributor to community and church life in Hintonburg. His descendants number in the hundreds today (including yours truly).
Please see the full article at https://kitchissippi.com/2017/11/08/f-x-sauve-the-francophone-godfather-of-kitchissippi/
Here is F.X. Sauvé around age 90, in the yard behind his family's home at 80 Carruthers. He is with his grandson Alfred Sauve, and his great-grandson (my grandfather) Ted Sauve (at right, in sweater). I'm not sure who the other young boy is in the jacket and tie.