Category Archives: Gerrard Street East

Three Jane’s Walks in the Ashbridge’s neighbourhood – Saturday May 6, 2017

On Saturday May 6, take part in a Jane’s Walk to learn about interesting parts of our city, including our neighbourhood. There are three walks in our area on May 6 — two starting at 10 a.m. and another one at 1 p.m.

Living in our laneways
Meet at 1374 Queen Street East – The Sidekick Cafe
Saturday May 6, 2017, 10 a.m., two hours
Led by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon

Take a stroll down some quaint lanes in Toronto’s east end with Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, Councillor Ana Bailao’s Executive Assistant, City Planning, Lanescape, and Evergreen as we discuss our initiative to create a Laneway Suites policy in the city of Toronto!

Where Will the Next Generation Live?
Meet at 151 Hiawatha Road
Saturday May 6, 2017, 10 a.m., two hours
Led by Joy Connelly

Blue collar workers used to live on my east end street. Now houses sell for $1.2 Million and up. I couldn’t afford to buy or rent on my own street today, and neither could my kids. We can’t go on like this. While the Federal and Provincial Governments discuss tax policy and rent controls, let’s talk about what local governments and local citizens can do — from second suites to inclusionary zoning to community land trusts — to make housing

Ashbridge’s Neighbourhood – since 1793.
Meet at Ashbridge’s Bay skatepark, Coxwell at Lake Shore Blvd.
Saturday May 6, 2017, 1 p.m., 1.5 hours
Led by Robert Miller

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.

See a complete list and map of Jane’s Walks in Toronto.

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Come to Gerrard Street for the Festival of South Asia August 15-16, 2015

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Welcome to Festival of South Asia

Exotic South Asian cuisines, Arts & Cultural displays, Main Stage entertainment featuring Deep Jandu, Dhol Circle, Aakash Band, Toronto Tabla Ensemble, Agni, Kids Activities including street performances by Zero Gravity Circus & The Cornerstone Studio, and more!

It takes place August 15 & 16, 2015 in Gerrard India Bazaar from 12:00-11:00 p.m.

Little India celebrations, Beaches Jazz Festival July 16-19, 2015

Lots going on this weekend.

As well as Sunday’s flea market at the Ashbridge Estate and farmer’s market at Jonathan Ashbridge Park, slightly farther afield are these two festivals.

Gerrard India Bazaar Eid Mubarak sidewalk sales and celebrations  Thursday July 16 to  Sunday July 19.

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And Beaches Jazz Festival has “week two” music on four stages at Woodbine Park, Coxwell at Eastern.  Friday July 17 to Sunday July 19.

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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:
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– photo by Diane Walton