Historic Cornwall – Lefave

Lefave was one of the early suburbs in the former Cornwall Township that became a Cornwall neighbourhood on January 1, 1957 when the City annexed much of the Township.  The name Lefave no longer appears on Cornwall maps.  Lefave encompassed a three block area between Anthony and Leonia from the River north.

Holy Cross Church and School were once at the heart of the neighbourhood.

The rather plain concrete church’s physical dimensions were 45’ wide by 138’ long, originally sitting on 6 lots (250’ x 150’) purchased from John Lefave on the corner of Leonia and Easton on March 5, 1945. In 1949, two additional lots were purchased from the same owner, resulting in the church becoming bordered by Anthony, Easton and Leonia.


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