Category Archives: Roden Public School

Registration for junior kindergarten at Duke of Connaught and Roden schools

You can register today Thursday February 12 at Duke for junior kindergarten this fall. You can also call the school to register on another day – call first 416-393-9455 and ask for Lorraine or Kim.

See the Duke kindergarten flyer for details.

Roden’s day was February 3 but read this post on Roden’s site to see how you can still register there.

You can see the school catchment areas by following the links at the end of this post.

To register your child who turns 4 in 2015, bring two items showing your address, birth certificate / passport if born in Canada, or immigration documents (if not born in Canada), health card, immunization documents.

You can see the school catchment areas here.
Duke of Connaught Junior and Senior Public School (Grades JK–08)
70 Woodfield Rd, Toronto, ON, M4L2W6
(416) 393-9455
Attendance Area for Regular Program – map boundaries
Attendance Area – text version

Roden Public School (Grades JK–08)
151 Hiawatha Rd, Toronto, ON, M4L2Y1
(416) 393-9555
Attendance Area for Regular Program – map boundaries
Attendance Area – text version

2012  Oct. 21  Maureen Allen-Doorley cuts Duke's 100th anniversary cake for alumni and friends
Everyone was young once – former students at Duke of Connaught celebrate the school’s 100th birthday in 2012.

Join the Ashbridge’s Neighbourhood Jane’s Walk on Sunday May 4, 2014

Ashbridge's neighbourhood Jane's Walk

You’re invited to the Jane’s Walk Sunday May 4 – meet at the northwest corner of Lakeshore and Coxwell.

You’re invited to the Jane’s Walk Sunday May 4 – 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon.
Meet at the northwest corner of Lakeshore and Coxwell. (Ashbridge’s Bay skatepark).

We’ll take a stroll up from the bay, roughly up the Ashbridge’s Creek, one of the hidden streams of east Toronto.

What we’ll talk about:
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? Where is the Ashbridge’s Creek today? Guess a few of the names that the Ashbridge’s neighbourhood has been called in the last 220 years.

See the walk page on the Jane’s Walk website.

Also see photos of the Jane’s Walk I led in 2012, in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of Duke of Connaught Public School, Woodfield Road, Toronto.

Trustee Sheila Cary-Meagher hosts community consultation on TDSB’s projected budget shortfall

Thu. February 6, 2014 — Community budget consultation, Toronto District School Board (TDSB)
7 p.m.
Secord Public School, 101 Barrington Ave, East York (3 blocks northeast of Main Station)

Join our public school trustee Sheila Cary-Meagher (Ward 16) at this public meeting. TDSB trustees are hosting ward forums and community consultations to discuss the board’s 2014-2015 budget and proposed recommendations to address the budget’s $12.4 million funding shortfall.

Duke of Connaught Public School, opened 100 years ago.

Duke of Connaught Public School

Jane’s Walk on May 5, 2013 – Where will the next generation live?

Jane’s Walk weekend is coming up soon. Here’s one that takes place in our neighbourhood – highly recommended:

Where will the next generation live? led by local resident Joy Connelly.

Start: Sunday May 5, 2013 — 1 p.m. at Roden School, 151 Hiawatha Road
End: Voulez-Vous Cafe on Queen approx. 2:30 p.m.

Last year I led this Jane’s Walk: The Ashbridge’s Neighbourhood – since 1793.
I’m not planning to lead a walk this year, but next year I may do this one, or a variation of it. In the meantime if you’re interested you could do a self-guided walk following the photo story. The Jane’s Walk people put a map of my walk on their site, but it looks like they have switched to a new platform so the map may no longer be there. I’ll see if I can track it down and post it here.

– Robert Miller

Coming up on Earth Day weekend – film screening, Greenwood Park clean-up on Sunday April 21

My Toxic Baby

Fri. April 19
7 p.m.

Film screening – “My Toxic Baby”
Roden School – Equinox Holistic Alternative School
151 Hiawatha Road, just north of Gerrard St. East

Filmmaker Min Sook Lee presents her film about “one mother’s search for safe, sane and affordable ways to raise her child in a toxic world.”
PWYC or suggested donation of $5.

Greenwood Park clean up 2013

Sun. April 21
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Greenwood Park Clean Up for Earth Day

Come join your neighbours to help spruce up our park.
Campfire, drumming circle, bring a mug for refreshments. Donations appreciated. Park update from Councillor Paula Fletcher.
More info from Friends of Greenwood Park:

February 2013 community events

Lots going on in the neighbourhood over the next few weeks:

Sat. Feb. 2
YogaThon Fundraiser at Applegrove Community Centre
60 Woodfield Road
1 p.m to 3:30 p.m.

Stretch through over 100 ‘Salute to the Sun’ sequences. $20 in pledges, a fee or combination supports Applegrove’s services such as early learning activities, pre- and post-natal nutrition, and therapeutic play. Bring your own yoga mat if you have one. Info and registration:, 416-461-8143.
On their site, you can also see more about upcoming events.

S.H. Armstrong Community Recreation Centre
56 Woodfield Road

Check the S.H. Armstrong schedule for drop-in programs — leisure swim times, other activities. Also see March 11-15 below for March Break camp at S.H.

Sun. Feb. 3
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fundraiser for Ashbridge farmer’s market
In front of Le Papillon on the Park Restaurant, 1001 Eastern Avenue

Come out and support our local farmer’s market at Jonathan Ashbridge Park – termed the Leslieville Farmers’ Market – and enjoy some delicious soup! Bring your own bowl, container and spoon.

Sun. Feb. 3
Artist’s reception – Aron Tager 7 to 9 p.m.
Exhibit til Feb. 28
Voulez-Vous Café

Neighbourhood artist and actor Aron Tager is holding a special mini-retrospective of his work at the Voulez-Vous Café, 1560 Queen St. E., now through Feb. 28. The show will feature some of Aron’s recent work in paper mosaic, as well as examples from his past artistic output. As well as being an artist in the community, Aron is also an accomplished actor, having appeared in many films and television series over his career.
For more information call 416-466-8088.

Til Mon. Feb. 4
Photos on display at Lazy Daisy Café, 1515 Gerrard St. E.

Feb. 4 is last day for photographer Frank Lemire’s show of photos from Ontario’s provincial parks.

Thu. Feb. 7
6 p.m.
Free Movie Screening
East End Community Health Centre, 1619 Queen East at Coxwell
“Thank You For Smoking”

Come enjoy this comedy about a spin doctor for Big Tobacco, who is still trying to be a role model for his twelve-year-old son.
Doors open at 5:30, film begins at 6:00 p.m.

Thu. Feb. 7
Is Playing in the Mud Good for Your Health?
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Gerrard-Ashdale Library
Your immune system and the hygiene hypothesis
An adult educational seminar presented by the Department of Immunology and Let’s Talk Science, University of Toronto.

Fri. Feb. 8
Valentine’s Day Craft
Fri Feb 08, 2013
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Gerrard-Ashdale Library

Valentine’s Day is coming soon! Come to Gerrard-Ashdale Libray and create your very own handmade craft! Perfect to give to someone special. All children welcome.
See also: Reading club is coming to Gerrard-Ashdale Library. It runs Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30pm for Roden and Equinox students (kindergarten to Grade 3) and from 4:30 to 5:30pm for Duke of Connaught students.

Sat. Feb. 9
Writers and writing in East Toronto
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Gerrard-Ashdale Library

In a supportive environment bring a piece of writing to share; review and comment on others’ writing; talk about process; tell your story as a writer; help to form this fledgling group.

Sat. Feb. 9
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Art With Heart Group Show: Fundraiser for Jessie’s House
Gerrard Art Space, 1390 Gerrard St. East

Art show runs February 6 – 24 at
Gerrard Art Space, 1390 Gerrard Street East

Feb. 12 – 14
Kindergarten Registration, Duke of Connaught Schoo
Please bring proof of residence, child’s birth certificate, health card and immunization records. Call the school at 416-393-9455. For more information visit
For Roden Public School kindergarten registration dates, call 416-393-9555.

March 6 – registration starts for the spring session at S.H. Armstrong
March 11-15 March Break camp
Call 416-392-0734.
March Break camp for age 6 to 12
Extended care before camp
Extended care after camp

Fridays: Helping Our Babies Grow at Applegrove Community Complex
60 Woodfield Rd., 1:30-3:30 p.m.
A free program of nutrition, workshops and support for pregnant women (and until babies are 6 months old) in the area bounded by Greenwood Ave. and Victoria Park Ave., south of the Danforth. Info: 416-461-8143

Among the sources for this info: Beaches Living Guide calendar, Beach Metro News community calendar, Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon’s website

Personal best at the Olympics

Aaron Brown, who attended Roden Public School, raced against Usain Bolt in the 200 metre semi-final, finishing ninth of the semi-finalists with a personal best. He missed the final by one spot. Bolt naturally went on to the final, where he took the gold.

See a post-race interviewwith Aaron Brown.

From the Canadian Olympic track and field team site:
“20-year old Aaron Brown raced to a new personal best of 20.42-seconds in the 200-metres semi finals just missing out on a spot in the final. ‘I was much more relaxed. It was great chasing Usain Bolt, he pulled me to a personal best.’ ”

In the August 9 Beach-Riverdale Mirror:

“Two years ago, Aaron Brown, who grew up in the area of Gerrard Street and Coxwell Avenue, was racing in the provincial high school track and field championships for Birchmount Collegiate…yesterday he was slated to race in the London Olympics…alongside Usain Bolt.”