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  • 1939 – Doris McCarthy purchased a property overlooking the Scarborough Bluffs
  • 1940 – Forest Telfer hired to build a small cottage
  • 1947 – The small studio and attached garage are constructed
  • 1960 – The large studio is constructed
  • 1963 – The flag stone patio is constructed
  • 1964 – The pond is constructed
  • 1986 – To help control erosion, McCarthy donated seven acres (approximately two hectares) of ravine land to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
  • 1994 – Chapter House (i.e., the Study) is built
  • 1998 – McCarthy donated the remaining five acres (approximately two hectares) of Fool’s Paradise to the Ontario Heritage Trust and maintained a life tenancy
  • 2000 – The garage was converted into the site custodian’s suite
  • 2001 – The nature trail in Bellamy Ravine named the Doris McCarthy Trail by the City of Toronto
  • 2005 – The Ontario Heritage Trust erected a provincial plaque to commemorate Doris McCarthy and Fool’s Paradise
  • 2010 – Doris McCarthy died on November 25, 2010
  • 2014 – The Ontario Heritage Trust launched the Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence Centre
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Visit the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse and see how education happened in an 1848 one-room schoolhouse in downtown Toronto
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