Category Archives: Ashbridge’s neighbourhood businesses

Flea market at the Ashbridge Estate and farmers’ market at Jonathan Ashbridge Park — August 21, 2016

Last Sunday August 21 our neighbourhood was a happening place, with two events in full swing — the flea market at the Ashbridge Estate and the farmers’ market at Jonathan Ashbridge Park. Here are some photos.

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Michelle Rosetta of Bee23 makes and sells all kinds of great skin care products. She created her own line of products and sells them directly at locations like the Ashbridge Estate.

2016-08-21-Ashbridge-Estate-flea-marketFlea market at the Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen Street East.

2016-08-21-Ashbridge-Estate-flea-market-flowersFlowers in full bloom in front of the Ashbridge Estate.

Flea market at Ashbridge Estate - giant willow and Duke of Connaught school in the background.

Flea market at Ashbridge Estate – giant willow and Duke of Connaught school in the background.

Flea market at Ashbridge Estate, August 21, 2016.

Farmers’ market at Jonathan Ashbridge Park, August 21, 2016.

Wading pool at Jonathan Ashbridge Park, August 21, 2016.

Wading pool at Jonathan Ashbridge Park, August 21, 2016.

New entry "structure" (maybe a bench is coming?) at the northwest entrance to Jonathan Ashbridge Park.  In the background Queen Street East at Kent Road.

New entry “structure” (maybe a bench is coming?) at the northwest entrance to Jonathan Ashbridge Park. In the background Queen Street East at Kent Road.

The band gets ready to play at the farmers' market, Jonathan Ashbridge Park  August 21, 2016.

The band gets ready to play at the farmers’ market, Jonathan Ashbridge Park August 21, 2016.

My Little Dumplings will host a dinner series – Toronto Star August 24, 2016

This is music to any local foodie’s ears:

Bashir Munye is gearing up to host a dinner series at My Little Dumplings, at the corner of Queen and Greenwood on Fridays and Saturdays.

In the Toronto Star today, he calls it ” ‘nomadic cooking’ — food that explores Africa’s vast culinary regions mixed with his family’s Somali background, Italian upbringing and local ingredients.”

See the full article in the Toronto Star.  Congratulations Bashir, this is a great spread.

See more about Bashir’s dinner series at bashirmunye.com.

Here is Bashir in My Little Dumplings, that’s Queen Street at Greenwood in the background.

Toronto Star photos.  See several more in the article referenced above.

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Ashbridge Estate hosts curated flea market – third Sunday of every month until October

Back at the Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen Street East, — a curated, monthly market selling vintage, salvaged, up-cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles and handcrafted goods.

From June-October, 10am-5pm 3rd Sunday of the month:

Sunday, June 19th

Sunday, July 17th

Sunday, August 21st

Sunday, September 18th

Sunday, October 16th

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Your chance to comment on the city planning report: Ashbridge Precinct, Queen Street East

2015-QueenEast-study-Leslie-to-CoxwellThe city’s Ashbridge Precinct urban design guidelines will have an impact on future development on Queen Street from Leslie to Coxwell. You can comment by e-mail or in person at City Hall next Tuesday January 19.

Some of you may have participated in community meetings on this topic at S.H. Armstrong. See the city’s Ashbridge Precinct page for the history of this study. One of the city staff recommendations: “research and evaluate properties on Queen Street East in the Ashbridge Precinct, located between Leslie Street to Coxwell Avenue, for inclusion on the City’s Heritage Register.”

See the city staff report: Queen Street East/Ashbridge Precinct Planning Study-
City-Initiated Official Plan Amendment and Urban Design Guidelines– Final Report

It will be on the agenda at the January 19 meeting of Toronto and East York Community Council, 10 a.m., Committee Room 1, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen West.

See the Ashbridge Precinct agenda item which says:

“This report summarizes the outcome of the Queen Street East/Ashbridge Precinct Planning Study; provides a draft City-initiated Official Plan Amendment for the study area; and recommends approval of the area-specific Queen Street East/Ashbridge Precinct Urban Design Guidelines to guide development within the study area.”

“Recommendations
The City Planning Division recommends that:

1. City Council amend the Official Plan, for the lands fronting on Queen Street East between Leslie Street and Coxwell Avenue substantially in accordance with the draft Official Plan Amendment attached as Attachment No. 4 to the report (December 15, 2015) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

2. City Council adopt the Urban Design Guidelines attached as Attachment No. 5 to the report (December 15, 2015) from the Director, Community Planning, Toronto and East York District.

3. City Council request the Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, Urban Design, City Planning Division to research and evaluate properties on Queen Street East in the Ashbridge Precinct, located between Leslie Street to Coxwell Avenue, for inclusion on the City’s Heritage Register.

4. City Council authorize the City Solicitor to make such stylistic and technical changes to the draft Official Plan Amendment as may be required.”

These are the guidelines that will shape the future development of the area. This meeting is your last chance to be heard regarding this very important issue. You may also submit written comments.

To address the Toronto and East York Community Council in person or in writing contact : City Clerk, Attention Rosalind Dyers, Administrator, Toronto and East York Community Council, 100 Queen St. West, 2nd floor,Toronto M5H 2N2 email: teycc@toronto.ca fax 416 397-0111.

If you plan to make comments at the meeting call the City Clerk’s office by 12 p.m. on Monday January 18, 2016 — 416-392-7033.
Next step would be consideration by City Council on February 3, 2016, subject to the actions of the Toronto and East York Community Council.

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