Kichigo Road is on the shoreline of Ashbridge’s Bay (or what used to be the shoreline until landfill operations). Historical records confirm that the Kichigo Family of the Mississauga of the Credit were living here when the British settlers arrived. A trail ran along the north shore of Ashbridge’s Bay and there were a number of places where historians record this family (and others) camping. There is a nearby archaeological site, the Ashbridge’s site, where many thousands of artifacts confirm that this area was home going back some 5,000 years. We are so glad that the City of Toronto will be recognizing the presence of this family and the Mississauga of the New Credit in this way.
There was very little time between the announcement of the competition to name the street and the end of the voting period, but people stood up on this. 82% of the votes cast were for “Kichigo Road”. “Kichigo” is a variant of “Keeshig”. There are no doubt many descendants of this family live near there today, probably some living not far from where the Kichigos harvested manomin.
The road is on this map running from Queen to Eastern Avenue, just north of Woodbine Park with a Harvey’s/Swiss Chalet on the corner.