Monthly Archives: April 2013

Jane’s Walk on May 5, 2013 – Where will the next generation live?

Jane’s Walk weekend is coming up soon. Here’s one that takes place in our neighbourhood – highly recommended:

Where will the next generation live? led by local resident Joy Connelly.

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

Coming up on Earth Day weekend – film screening, Greenwood Park clean-up on Sunday April 21

My Toxic Baby

Fri. April 19
7 p.m.

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.

Greenwood Park clean up 2013

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:

An undiscovered neighbourhood – Greenwood-Coxwell

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 visits Duke of Connaught school, Portlands update meeting Wed. April 10, Toronto watersheds get a “D”, residents express views to TTC at meeting at S.H.Armstrong

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.

More info about the waterfront plans:
Waterfront Toronto website
Phone: 416-214-1344

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

Still space in S.H. Armstrong spring programs

Here are programs at S.H. that still have space for the spring session:

S.H. Armstrong Spring programs with space available(PDF)

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
416 392-0734