Growing Diversity: A Reception at Ashbridge Estate September 15, 2017

Growing Diversity:  A Reception at Ashbridge Estate

Join Building Roots to celebrate Toronto’s first *Urban Agriculture Day* with an opportunity to meet some of Toronto’s food leaders in a beautiful City space you may not have been to. Learn how we’ve transformed this space into a productive urban farm and community learning hub.

Hear about our partner’s perspectives in urban growing, food justice and sovereignty. Growers on site include the Black Farmers and Growers Collective, NishDish Marketeria & Catering, Abokichi, Duke of Connaught students, Bashir Munye and Heather Allen.

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments from our partners Chef Bashir Munye and Chef Johl Whiteduck Ringuette.

RSVP for free here.

Friday, September 15
5:00 p.m.  to 7:00 p.m.
Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen Street East

– From Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon’s Ward 32 newsletter

Ashbridge neighbourhood events June 3-4, 2017 – Duke Fun Fair, Craft Beer at Ashbridge Estate, more

Lots going on this weekend at the Ashbridge Estate and nearby.

Saturday June 3
Duke of Connaught Fun Fair. Lots of fun. Also, you can sign the petition to keep the city’s swim programs alive at our local pool — S.H. Armstrong.


The Art of Craft Beer at the Ashbridge Estate.

10-8 (also Sunday)
Vintage clothing sale at the VandenBerg House, 1400 Queen East.

Sunday June 4
Farmers’ market, Jonathan Ashbridge Park.

And not too far away, this weekend there are art walks – Riverdale and Kingston Road.

Victoria Day fireworks at Ashbridge’s Bay – Monday May 22, 2017

Victoria Day fireworks start at 10 p.m. at Ashbridge’s Bay.

Victoria Day Fireworks at Ashbridge’s Bay

When: May 22, 2017
Time: 10:00 pm

Where: Ashbridge’s Bay
1561 Lake Shore Blvd E

Presented by: The City of Toronto

The annual favourite features over 2,000 fireworks and closing with a grand finale of pyrotechnic wonders. Drivers, beware: massive crowds make traffic and parking a nightmare. Guests are encouraged to take public transit; the TTC runs increased service along Queen East for the event.


See the message from the city of Toronto:

Three Jane’s Walks in the Ashbridge’s neighbourhood – Saturday May 6, 2017

On Saturday May 6, take part in a Jane’s Walk to learn about interesting parts of our city, including our neighbourhood. There are three walks in our area on May 6 — two starting at 10 a.m. and another one at 1 p.m.

Living in our laneways
Meet at 1374 Queen Street East – The Sidekick Cafe
Saturday May 6, 2017, 10 a.m., two hours
Led by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon

Take a stroll down some quaint lanes in Toronto’s east end with Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, Councillor Ana Bailao’s Executive Assistant, City Planning, Lanescape, and Evergreen as we discuss our initiative to create a Laneway Suites policy in the city of Toronto!

Where Will the Next Generation Live?
Meet at 151 Hiawatha Road
Saturday May 6, 2017, 10 a.m., two hours
Led by Joy Connelly

Blue collar workers used to live on my east end street. Now houses sell for $1.2 Million and up. I couldn’t afford to buy or rent on my own street today, and neither could my kids. We can’t go on like this. While the Federal and Provincial Governments discuss tax policy and rent controls, let’s talk about what local governments and local citizens can do — from second suites to inclusionary zoning to community land trusts — to make housing

Ashbridge’s Neighbourhood – since 1793.
Meet at Ashbridge’s Bay skatepark, Coxwell at Lake Shore Blvd.
Saturday May 6, 2017, 1 p.m., 1.5 hours
Led by Robert Miller

Take a stroll up Ashbridge’s Creek – one of the hidden streams of east end Toronto. We will stroll up from the bay. What is Ashbridge’s Bay today? What was it in 1793? Who were the Ashbridges? Why is there a historic house on Queen East with a huge expanse of lawn? Guess a few of the names that the Ashbridge’s neighbourhood has been called in the last 100 years.

See a complete list and map of Jane’s Walks in Toronto.

Ashbridge Estate “barn” shows off new windows – April 11, 2017

Photo by Diane Walton, who writes on the Ashbridge’s Neighbourhood Facebook page:
“Ta Da! In the 14 years I’ve lived here I’ve never seen the shed/cottage at Ashbridges House/Estate without the windows boarded up. Today, the unveiling. Those are the original windows, restored.”

Also known as The Barn, it’s great to see the window again, and the newly restored roof.  The building needed this kind of care for quite some time, it’s good to see it happening.

Penny Oleksiak’s tweet supporting Duke/S.H. pool gets a positive response from Mayor Tory

January 11, 2017

Thanks to Penny Oleksiak, you are even more awesome than before.

Mayor John Tory tweeted this morning “Gold medal message received, . I’ve asked Budget Chief Gary Crawford to find a way to save these pools.” He was responding to Penny’s tweet of yesterday:


Penny Oleksiak tweets her support for keeping the Duke of Connaught / S. H. Armstrong pool open

Our local Olympian and Monarch Park student Penny Oleksiak has tweeted penny-oleksiak-twitter-supports-duke-sh-pool-jan10-2017her support for our swimming pool at Duke of Connaught School / S.H. Armstrong Community Recreation Centre, Woodfield Road.

And thanks a million to the local parents who are lobbying Mayor John Tory and Toronto City Council to not implement this proposed cut to the City budget.

Join the Facebook group to keep up to date: Save SH Armstrong/Duke of Connaught pool 2017.

Join the Ashbridge’s Neighbourhood Facebook group to keep up to date on what’s going on in our community.