1294 Gerrard Street East, just east of Greenwood Avenue.
Jane’s Walk weekend is coming up soon. Here’s one that takes place in our neighbourhood – highly recommended:
Start: Sunday May 5, 2013 — 1 p.m. at Roden School, 151 Hiawatha Road
End: Voulez-Vous Cafe on Queen approx. 2:30 p.m.
Last year I led this Jane’s Walk: The Ashbridge’s Neighbourhood – since 1793.
I’m not planning to lead a walk this year, but next year I may do this one, or a variation of it. In the meantime if you’re interested you could do a self-guided walk following the photo story. The Jane’s Walk people put a map of my walk on their site, but it looks like they have switched to a new platform so the map may no longer be there. I’ll see if I can track it down and post it here.
– Robert Miller
Fri. April 19
Film screening – “My Toxic Baby”
Roden School – Equinox Holistic Alternative School
151 Hiawatha Road, just north of Gerrard St. East
Filmmaker Min Sook Lee presents her film about “one mother’s search for safe, sane and affordable ways to raise her child in a toxic world.”
PWYC or suggested donation of $5.
Sun. April 21
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Greenwood Park Clean Up for Earth Day
Come join your neighbours to help spruce up our park.
Campfire, drumming circle, bring a mug for refreshments. Donations appreciated. Park update from Councillor Paula Fletcher.
More info from Friends of Greenwood Park: firstname.lastname@example.org
To those of us who “discovered” this neighbourhood quite a while ago, i.e. moved here because it was sort of affordable at the time, it’s always amusing to see this sort of thing. Toronto Life’s real estate guide for sale on the newsstands is saying that our neighbourhood is “where to buy now,” “undiscovered” etc. The print edition has been on sale for a while now, but doesn’t seem to be on their website yet.
They do have this page on Greenwood-Coxwell, which has a map, list of schools including Duke and Roden, etc.
Mats Sundin and U of T promote healthy, active living at Duke of Connaught
by Suniya Kukaswadia, University of Toronto
Hockey legend Mats Sundin surprised students at a Toronto elementary school March 25 by serving a wholesome breakfast and playing hockey with student leaders. The visit to the Duke of Connaught Junior and Senior Public School was part of a campaign to help raise awareness about childhood obesity, a problem Sundin hopes to end by joining with U of T’s Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development.
Read the full article.
It was also covered in the Toronto Star:
Maple Leafs great Mats Sundin joins fight against childhood obesity
Wed. April 10
Portlands Public Update Meeting
7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Riverdale Collegiate Institute Auditorium
1094 Gerrard Street East
You’re invited to an update on the projects happening in the Portlands, including the next stage of work for the Portlands Acceleration Initiative (?), the TTC plans for the new Ashbridge’s Bay streetcar yard, now called Leslie Barns, Tommy Thompson Park (Leslie Spit) improvements and an update on soil recycling.
Toronto Region Watersheds Get a “D” Grade in New Watershed Report Cards
Says this news release from the Toronto and Region Conservation authority.
And see these articles about the meeting at S.H. Armstrong on the TTC’s plans for Leslie Street:
TTC consults on Leslie Barns track construction
by Andrew Hudson • April 2, 2013 • Beach Metro Community News
Beach residents are voicing traffic concerns a month before construction crews start closing parts of Leslie St. to install the new streetcar tracks that will link the Leslie Barns storehouse on Commissioners St. with Queen St. E.
About 100 residents gathered at tables set with maps and comment forms for a meeting hosted March 27 by the Toronto Transit Comission in the S.H. Armstrong Recreation Centre.
Read the full article.
Residents have say at meeting on new Leslie Street streetcar line
by Daniela Piteo • April 4, 2013 • Beach Mirror
Concerned residents and business owners gathered at S.H. Armstrong Community Recreation Centre to discuss the impact construction of a new streetcar line and light rail facility will have on traffic flow on the Leslie Street corridor between Queen and Commissioners streets, south of Lake Shore Boulevard. Full article
Here are programs at S.H. that still have space for the spring session:
There is space in programs for preschoolers, and for various ages in art, music, fitness, boys and girls club for ages 10 to 14, and Maple Cottage art programs.
Also there is space in some swim programs. To find out more, call or visit:
S.H. Armstrong Community Recreation Centre
56 Woodfield Rd M4L 2W6