Monthly Archives: May 2016

Come to the Duke Make IT Fair and Bike Parade – Saturday May 28, 2016, Duke of Connaught Public School

Duke MakeIT Fair
Saturday May 28, 2016
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Duke of Connaught school grounds

70 Woodfield Road

A Duke Community event showcasing makers in all forms from DIY tech enthusiasts, tinkerers, educators, craft hackers, artists and beyond!

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Victoria Day 2016 weekend – farmers’ market at Jonathan Ashbridge Park, Applegrove comedy show, Ashbridge’s Bay fireworks

Lots going on this long weekend – our local farmers’ market starts on Sunday May 22 at Jonathan Ashbridge Park, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

That evening May 22 the Duke Hotel at Queen and Leslie hosts a comedy show with proceeds benefiting Applegrove Community Complex.

Then on Monday May 23, around 9:30 stroll down to Ashbridge’s Bay for the Victoria Day fireworks extravaganza. Thirteen minutes of excitement – some places say it starts at 10, others at 10:15 so it’s best to be a bit early to avoid disappointment. Or just watch it from your roof.

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Ashbridge Farmers Market - Jonathan Ashbridge Park

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Jane’s Walks May 7 and 8, 2016 – Craven Road and Coxwell Avenue

Joanne Doucette led a very interesting walk up Craven Road from Queen to the railway tracks on May 7, 2016. And the next day a photo from the walk down Coxwell, to the new plaza to be installed on the northwest corner of Dundas and Coxwell.

Joanne Doucette with Jane's Walk participants at 247 Craven Road, May 7, 2016.

Joanne Doucette with Jane’s Walk participants at 247 Craven Road, May 7, 2016.

Jane Doucette at 701 Craven Road.

Joanne Doucette at 701 Craven Road.

City of Toronto designers of Raindrop Park, the plaza to be constructed at the northwest corner of Dundas and Coxwell.  it will take the place of concrete and pavement there now.

City of Toronto designers of Raindrop Park, the plaza to be constructed at the northwest corner of Dundas and Coxwell. it will take the place of concrete and pavement there now.

Take a Jane’s Walk along a 100-Year Fence — May 7, 2016

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Local historian Joanne Doucette leads a Jane’s Walk this Saturday May 7, in celebration of the Craven Road fence’s 100th anniversary.

Titled “Erie Terrace to Craven Road: Tiny Houses, Tall Tales and a 100-Year Fence,” the walk will begin near the foot of the road, and will travel northward through the ages to finish at Danforth Avenue.

Saturday, May 7, 2016
1 p.m.
Meet at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Queen Street East

Walk guides:

Joanne Doucette, storyteller, local historian, has led walks for over 30 years. She wrote Pigs, Flowers and Bricks, a history of Leslieville. She posts regularly on the Leslieville Historical Society, Ashbridge’s Neighbourhood and Coxwell-Gerrard Facebook pages. She has a website with the story of Craven Road.

Alison Humphrey is the daughter of an urban geographer who moved to Toronto partly because Jane Jacobs gave it the thumbs-up. Currently a PhD student in the Dept. of Cinema & Media Arts at York University, Alison plays with story across the fields of theatre, television & digital media. She writes for the blog On Craven Road.