Republic of Rathnelly marks 50 years since it seceded from Toronto and Canada in protest

Posted In: News Date:Jun 18th, 2017

Fifty years ago this month, a Toronto neighbourhood symbolically declared its independence from the city and Canada itself in protest of the then-imminent Spadina Expressway. 

It was in a spirit of civic disobedience that the Republic of Rathnelly was established in 1967. 

Beginning this weekend, that spirit will be on display in the small forested enclave placed in the shadow of Casa Loma, just west of Avenue Road and above the railway corridor adjacent to Dupont Road