Hunt meet at Lady Eaton’s property, ca. 1930. From the City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 1322.
Since the turn of the century, the Toronto Hunt, founded in 1843, didn’t engage in fox-hunting proper, but rather drag-hunting. This entailed spreading scent to lead hounds and hunters over a pre-determined but natural course—simulating the route a fleeing fox might take—over all manner of terrain and jumps to challenge and thrill hunters.