Humbermede

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Humbermede, often called Emery, is a neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Humbermede, like many of the "Humber" neighbourhoods in the city, gets its name from the Humber River. It is bounded on the west by the Humber, on the north by Finch Avenue, on the east by the Highway 400 and on the south by Sheppard Avenue West.CharacterEmery is a suburban low-density neighbourhood primarily consisting of semi-detached homes. There are some high-rises on the southwest corner of Finch and Weston Road. On the south-east corner is site of the former Finch West Mall. There is an industrial area along the rail lines, extending east to Highway 400.Historical settlement of EmeryA farming hamlet developed by 1870 at the crossroads of Finch Avenue and Weston Road, named Dayton. A Dayton railway station at Finch Avenue and a Dayton post office were opened around that time. It was changed to Emery. One reason suggested for the change was to avoid confusion with Dayton, Ohio. By 1960, the area started being converted to urban uses, as part of North York.Schools Emery Collegiate is a public high school located on Weston Road south of Finch Avenue. Gulfstream Public School is a public elementary school and middle school located north-west of Sheppard Avenue and Weston Road. St. Jude Catholic School is a Catholic elementary school and middle school located on Weston Road, near Bradstock Road
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