Mapping Dieppe casualties in Toronto

129 soldiers from Toronto died in the disastrous Dieppe raid, the 70th anniversary of which is on Sunday.

Most of the Toronto dead were infantrymen from the Royal Regiment of Canada, with a number of combat engineers. The burden fell disproportionately on Toronto and Hamilton because of the use of locally raised battalions.

In the city, there were clusters of homes of Dieppe casualties near Queen and Spadina (five) Annette and Runnymede (five) and Danforth and Coxwell (four). The houses in the Queen and Spadina cluster are painfully close together, as are the near-neighbours at 103 and 89 Hamilton St., south of Dundas.

Here is the map:

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