Monthly Archives: April 2015

Join the Jane’s Walk Sunday May 3, 2015 – the Ashbridge’s Neighbourhood since 1793.

This Sunday May 3, you are invited to join me at 4 p.m. at the Ashbridge’s Bay skatepark, Coxwell and Lakeshore. We’ll meet at the bench on the Coxwell side of the skatepark. No need to bring your skateboard, of course you can if you wish.

We’ll take a stroll “up the creek” – the Ashbridge’s Creek which is now buried, but evidence remains above ground.
– Robert Miller

If you haven’t seen, you may also be interested in the Facebook group:
The Ashbridge’s Neighbourhood — Greenwood – Coxwell, TorontoAshbridge-Estate-March-2015-Diane-Walton-photo1
– photo by Diane Walton

Plans for Baseland trails at Leslie and Unwin – public meeting April 28, 2015 at Toronto Fire Academy, 895 Eastern at Knox

Help develop a trail network for “The Baselands” – see the map below.

Waterfront Toronto, the City of Toronto, and Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA), are developing a Trails Master Plan for the Baselands at the Leslie Street Spit / entrance to Tommy Thompson Park, including the Martin Goodman Trail along Unwin Ave.

“We invite you to attend a public meeting to provide feedback on the development of this trails plan. Your participation and ideas are important and will help shape the future of this project. Comments and suggestions generated during the meeting will be help to inform the plan. Public comments will also be accepted after the meeting from May 1, 2015 to May 26, 2015 through Waterfront Toronto’s website and TRCA’s website.”

Public Meeting – Trail Network for the Baselands
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Open House
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Presentation & Facilitated Discussion
EMS Training Centre (Toronto Fire Academy)
895 Eastern Avenue at Knox

For more information or if you require any special accessibility requirements, please contact:

Karen McDonald, Project Manager
5 Shoreham Drive, Downsview ON M3N1S4
Tel: 416.661.6600 ex 5248 Fax: 416-667-6277


You are invited – community workshop on Urban Design Guidelines for Queen Street East from Leslie to Coxwell – Tue. April 21, 2015

2015-QueenEast-study-Leslie-to-CoxwellCity planners want your input on the future look of Queen Street East in our neighbourhood.
See: Queen East Study – Leslie to Coxwell.

Come to the community workshop:

Tue. April 21, 2015
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
S.H. Armstrong Community Recreation Centre
56 Woodfield Road
(just behind the Ashbridge house)

Says the flyer:

“Please join us at the Community Workshop where you can learn more about the Study, ask questions and seek feedback from participants on the key issues and opportunities within the study area.”

More info: Kelly Jones, city planner – her number is 416-392-4293.

Get a leg up on Earth Week with a spring walk at Ashbridge’s Bay — Sunday April 19, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Ashbridge’s Bay in a previous year – it will look like this again soon.

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2 pm –
start point is the foot of Coxwell at Lakeshore.

Ashbridge’s Bay: Past, Present, Future.

Get a leg up on Earth Week with a Spring Walk at Ashbridge’s Bay.

John Wilson, Lost Rivers, and Bob Kortright, Toronto Field Naturalists, will lead a walk through Ashbridge’s Bay Park to find what has become of the lost marsh that once dominated Toronto’s eastern waterfront.

We’ll look for returning wildlife, particularly early signs of Spring. We’ll look at future plans for the bay and for urban water treatment nearby, and discuss their implications for our blue-green future. The walk begins and ends at the south end of Coxwell Ave. at Lake Shore Blvd.

See the schedule of similar walks on the Lost Rivers site.

Come to the History of Ashbridge’s Bay – talk by Joanne Doucette – this Tuesday April 14, 2015

Tuesday 14 April from 7 p.m. to 8:15. Come early to get a seat.

The History of Ashbridge’s Bay

At the Beaches Library 2161 Queen St. E
The Beach & East Toronto Historical Society
And The Toronto Public Library Presents
Historian & Author
Joanne Doucette

Tuesday April 14, 2015
7 – 8:15 pm
Admission free, all welcome

See the Facebook group for more updates, conversations: Ashbridge’s Neighbourhood, Greenwood-Coxwell.

Ashbridge's Bay 1900 by John Willson.  Come to Joanne Doucette's talk to learn more.

Ashbridge’s Bay 1900 by John Willson. Come to Joanne Doucette’s talk to learn more.

You are invited – Jane’s Walk Sunday May 3, 2015 – the Ashbridge’s Neighbourhood – since 1793

Meet at the Ashbridge’s Bay skatepark, Lakeshore and Coxwell, 4 p.m. on Sunday May 3, 2015.

Learn more about this free walk.

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.