East York - Famous Residents

Famous Residents

East York has been the home of:

  • Will Arnett. actor
  • Edwin Alonzo Boyd, bank robber
  • Jim Brennan, MLS Soccer Player for Toronto FC
  • Rob and Rich Butler, Professional baseball players: outfielders
  • John Candy, comedian and actor
  • Shirley Douglas, actress, daughter of political leader Tommy Douglas and mother of Kiefer Sutherland
  • Stephen Harper, Canadian Prime Minister (Leaside)
  • George Dunbar, photographer
  • Jesse F. Keeler, DJ/producer as MSTRKRFT and bassist/keyboardist of Death from Above 1979
  • Peter Lynch, TV director
  • Russell Martin, Professional baseball player: catcher
  • Raymond Massey, actor
  • Canadian Governor General Vincent Massey
  • Robert McClure, medical missionary
  • Agnes McPhail, first woman to be elected to the Canadian House of Commons
  • Colin Mochrie, actor and improvisational comedian
  • Charles Sauriol, naturalist and author
  • Reuben Smith, WWI & WWII veteran, noted amateur horticulturist
  • Kiefer Sutherland, movie and TV actor, especially 24
  • The Kratt Brothers, Children's TV hosts
  • Still Life Still, Canadian indie rock group
  • Ron Taylor, professional baseball player: pitcher, physician
  • Domenic Troiano, former guitarist for Ronnie Hawkins, The Guess Who and Bush
  • Nerene Virgin, journalist, actress and teacher
  • Whipper Billy Watson, champion wrestler

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