Robert Awde
(1838-1921)

Died aged c. 83

Commemorated on 1 plaque

Photo of Robert Awde bronze plaque
Alan Brown on Flickr

Awde St. This street was opened by the City of Toronto in 1908 and named for the Awde family, owners of this estate. Robert Awde (1838-1921) came to Canada with his family in 1868 and was for many years employed as a health inspector and later chief health inspector for the City of Toronto. He retired in 1918 after thirty-eight years of distinguished public service. In 1981, upon application by the Croatian community, the name Awde Street was changed by the City of Toronto to Croatia Street.

south-east corner of Croatia Street and Brock Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada where he was