In October of 2019, I had the privilege of giving a talk about the Prices at a monthly meeting of the Beach and East Toronto Historical Society (TBETHS).

Poster for Price Brothers talk October 2019

The room, at the Beaches Branch of the Toronto Public Library, was filled to capacity and the audience seemed to like what I had to say.

The thrust of the presentation was how four men, Joe Price (my great grandfather), his two sons Leslie and Earl (the “Price Brothers”), and their colleague, Harry Stevens, built well over 200 houses in the Beach in the first three decades of the twentieth century. In doing so, they had a lasting and positive impact on the district.

The talk also told the story of Joe’s early life and that of his beloved wife, Lizzie Leslie, and their five children, Pearl, Leslie, Earl, Helen (my grandmother) and Frances.

Here is the presentation:


Or you can download it in pdf format below:

One of the most satisfying aspects of the evening was the opportunity to meet, for the first time, a double handful of my Price cousins and their families. We took a once-in-a-lifetime group photo that night.

Group Photo of Price Cousins October 2019
Some descendants of Joe Price and Lizzie Leslie (photo credit: Ruth Warner)