Monthly Archives: February 2015

Wanted: creative ideas for Memory Lane, Leslie-Coxwell design guidelines meeting Feb. 24, 2015

Memory Lane, the small street beside Maple Cottage and the Maple Leaf Forever tree, is on the short list for the Toronto Laneway Project. This group is undertaking two laneway transformations in 2015. The selected projects will act as models for other laneway improvement projects across the city.

What would you like to see on Memory Lane? Send your ideas to Your input will be helpful for a meeting next week, so send your ideas this week. Memory Lane runs east-west one block south of Queen, between Leslie on the west and ending on the east at the Connaught streetcar yard.

If Memory Lane is selected as one of the pilot projects, it could result in it turning into a more user friendly pedestrian/bike area.

Also don’t forget there’s an important meeting next Tuesday evening February 24 at the S.H. Armstrong Centre about the guidelines for Queen Street East from Leslie to Coxwell. The open house is from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and the meeting is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Memory Lane running along the north side of Maple Cottage. I took this photo in July 2013 after the famous tree toppled in a major storm.

Registration for junior kindergarten at Duke of Connaught and Roden schools

You can register today Thursday February 12 at Duke for junior kindergarten this fall. You can also call the school to register on another day – call first 416-393-9455 and ask for Lorraine or Kim.

See the Duke kindergarten flyer for details.

Roden’s day was February 3 but read this post on Roden’s site to see how you can still register there.

You can see the school catchment areas by following the links at the end of this post.

To register your child who turns 4 in 2015, bring two items showing your address, birth certificate / passport if born in Canada, or immigration documents (if not born in Canada), health card, immunization documents.

You can see the school catchment areas here.
Duke of Connaught Junior and Senior Public School (Grades JK–08)
70 Woodfield Rd, Toronto, ON, M4L2W6
(416) 393-9455
Attendance Area for Regular Program – map boundaries
Attendance Area – text version

Roden Public School (Grades JK–08)
151 Hiawatha Rd, Toronto, ON, M4L2Y1
(416) 393-9555
Attendance Area for Regular Program – map boundaries
Attendance Area – text version

2012  Oct. 21  Maureen Allen-Doorley cuts Duke's 100th anniversary cake for alumni and friends
Everyone was young once – former students at Duke of Connaught celebrate the school’s 100th birthday in 2012.

February 2015 events in Ashbridge’s Neighbourhood

There are lots of reasons to get out of the house this month. Take a walk to one of these activities in the neighbourhood:

Sat. Feb. 7 – Applegrove’s Yoga-thon

Learn more about Applegrove and its programs for all ages, including March Break camp.

Lace up your skates
Until 10 p.m. daily – Greenwood Park skating trail. It’s called one of the five coolest places to skate in Toronto. Nice to see they picked up our photo (taken the day the rink opened in November 2013).

Tuesday February 24, 7 p.m. S.H. Armstrong hosts the Leslie to Coxwell Urban Design Guideline meeting

Gerrard-Ashdale Library events include an interesting film Tuesday Feb. 3 Hue: a matter of colour is about “the history and current state of colourism: the discrimination within one ethnicity based on differences in skin tone.”

East End Community Health CentreFebruary 2015 calendar

S.H. Armstrong Community Recreation Centre – as well as many programs requiring registration , S.H. has several drop-in programs such as female swims Thursday 6:45 and Leisure Swim Saturdays 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.