Lake Macquarie History

Hanlan Lane

An unnamed lane off The Boulevard was named in 2006 after Edward Hanlan the world champion sculler from Toronto Canada who toured NSW in 1887. The interest aroused caused the name 'Toronto' to be chosen for the then new resort of Toronto on Lake Macquarie. Hanlan Lane provides access to Toronto Town Square.

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