Seton’s family emigrated from England to Canada in 1866. Their first home in Canada was in Lindsay, Ontario (now known as Kawartha Lakes), approximately 80 miles northeast of Toronto. His father, Joseph, established a farm there and built a house known as The Elms. Although the boys loved the atmosphere of living on a farm and being free to explore the outdoors, Joseph was not well-suited to farming. In 1870, he sold the property and moved the family to Toronto.
Seton’s father relocated the family to Toronto in 1870, where he pursued employment as an accountant. The family lived in several homes during this period.
Seton lived in this house at 6 Aberdeen Avenue for a period of time. This house still stands and is marked by a blue plaque. Note the blue plaque on the lower left front of the house.
Later the family moved to a large house at 86 Howard Street in Toronto. This address represented Seton’s permanent address for many years – during his time in London, Paris, and Manitoba, until his marriage to Grace in 1897.