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.
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.
Flea market at the Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen Street East.
Flowers in full bloom in front of the Ashbridge Estate.
Lake Ontario swimming
Check the water quality report for Woodbine Beach, Ashbridge’s Bay Park.
Note Greenwood Pool is closed Labour Day but you can swim at Monarch or Summerville (Olympic) pool on that day.
Greenwood Pool is open daily until Sunday September 4 from 12 to 7 for leisure swim, and from 7 to 8 p.m. for adult lane swim (18+). On the Greenwood Park page click on Drop-in Programs/ Swimming to see the current week’s schedule. Also see swim lessons by clicking on Swimming.
Monarch Park Pool daily *including Labour Day – leisure swim 12 to 7 p.m., lane swim 7 to 8 p.m. Note Monarch is also open the weekend of Sat. Sept. 10 – Sun. Sept. 11. Those two days, same times for leisure swim 12-7 and lane swim 7-8. Final closing Sun. Sept. 11 at 8 p.m.
Donald Summerville Olympic Pool Lane swim 7 to 8 p.m. daily until Sept. 4. Leisure swim daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Sept. 4. Leisure swim also from 5 to 7 p.m. starting Aug. 1 to Sept. 4. *On Labour Day, Sept. 5 — leisure swim 12 to 5 p.m.
Ongoing neighbourhood events
Flea market at Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen Street East – third Sunday of the month
Sunday August 21
Sunday September 18
Sunday October 16
Farmers’ market, Jonathan Ashbridge Park
Every Sunday until Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Recent news around the neighbourhood:
This Saturday August 22 in Jonathan Ashbridge Park:
Movie night – FernGully: The Last Rainforest starts at 8:30 p.m. Bring a blanket.
Little India festival (officially Festival of South Asia) was featured in today’s Toronto Star (August 17, 2015):
A roundup of summer activities courtesy of Duke of Connaught School Council. Lots to choose from, right in our neighbourhood. Greenwood Pool is now open for swimming (as of Friday June 26).
Pan Am Games: S.H. Armstrong hosts the Pan Am torch relay on July 6 at 10 a.m.!
S.H. Armstrong Community Recreation Centre is a stop on the Pan Am Torch Relay on July 6th! It’s scheduled for 10 a.m. in the gymnasium, so please come out and experience the Pan Am spirit! 56 Woodfield Road.
– Applegrove Community Complex: We currently have space available in our day camps for children ages 6-12 during the weeks of June 29, July 27, August 4, 17 and 24. Our weekly camp activities include: physical activities/swimming, cooking, crafts, trips every week, light Breakfast & Snack, cooperative games. The cost is $100 per week. We are also running 2-week Leadership Programs. This program helps young teens (ages 12 – 15) build confidence and self-esteem; gain leadership and team-building skills; and develop life skills such as planning, budgeting, cooking and first aid. There is currently space available for the weeks of July 6, 20 and August 10. The cost is $200 for 2 weeks. Please email May Seto at email@example.com for more information on either camp program and to register.
– NEW – Planète Française is a French immersion camp being offered at Duke this year starting July 6. We are a safe, convenient and innovative French-Immersion camp designed to build French language skills and confidence in a fun summer environment. Enjoy up to 7 action-packed weeks with unique themes, incredible guests and city adventures. Bite into healthy, local and organic snacks which are included during the camp and in the Aftercare Lemonade Club/After-Camp French Reading Club. We want to celebrate our new DUKE location! All registered campers attending the Duke location will receive a drawstring Planète Française nylon bag – perfect for taking along when we explore the local beaches and parks. For more information and to register (some courses are almost full), please visit http://www.planetefrancaise.ca/
– S.H. Armstrong runs a variety of day camps out of their Woodfield Road location. We are so excited for this summer as we have some new staff that are eager and excited to provide an exceptional camp experience! Below are some courses in which space is still available … to register for these or other City of Toronto programme, please visit: https://efun.toronto.ca/torontofun/Start/Start.asp
– Specialty Camp-Acrylics paints: w/o July 27 2015, 9-4pm. Course code #2698749
– Specialty Camp-Acrylics paints: w/o August 17 2015, 9-4pm. Course Code #2698753
– Specialty Camp-Clay: w/o August 4 2015, 9-4pm. Course Code #2698750
– Specialty Camp-Multi Art: w/o August 24, 2015, 9-4pm, Course Code #2698751
Swimming Lessons at S.H. Armstrong and Greenwood Park
– S.H. Armstrong, 56 Woodfield Road: Swimming lessons are being offered this year at SH Amstrong for the month of July! Space is available for a variety courses. Please see attached for the list of courses and click on this link to register: https://efun.toronto.ca/torontofun/Start/Start.asp
– Greenwood Park: Swimming starts at Greenwood Park this Friday, June 26 and ends Sunday, September 6. Greenwood Park offers lessons, leisure swim and lane swim. Please see attached for the Greenwood Park schedule and click on this link to register: https://efun.toronto.ca/torontofun/Start/Start.asp
– Farmer’s market in Jonathan Ashbridge park every Sunday from 9 to 2 (20 Woodward Avenue) until November 1. For more information, please visit: http://leslievillemarket.com/
– Ashbridge Estate flea market: 3rd Sunday of every month from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until October 18. The next two markets are July 19 and August 16. For more information, please visit: http://leslievilleflea.com/