Woodbine & Gerrard in the Globe & Mail
. "But over time the area around Woodbine Avenue and Gerrard Street East has forged its own identity, which, its residents contend, has more soul and less ostentation than the Beaches proper. Long-time residents grow tomatoes beside their front walkways and chat with neighbours on wooden porches."
Improvements to Cassels Avenue Park
Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (in the pink suit) met with area residents Monday, 12 September, 2011 to discuss improvements to the park.
Centre 55's Graffiti Removal and Information Program (GRIP) painted a sunny beach scene on the Upper Beach Café's Glenmore Road wall.
I have posted a gallery of photographs of the neighbourhood on my personal website.
Naval Club of TorontoThe Naval Club of Toronto, which, for decades, had its home on Hayden Street (one block south of Bloor, just east of Yonge), was planning to move into a building on Danforth Avenue, between Woodbine and Coxwell. That building collapsed while it was being renovated. Their new home is the former Michelangelo's Restaurant at 1910 Gerrard Street East.
Southeast Corner OMB decision
The rezoning application was turned down by the city, and the applicant appealed the decision to the Ontario Municipal Board. The OMB decision (PDF), handed down 21 Dec. 2009, gave the developer everything they wanted.
Right: Architect's drawing of the
proposed development on the southeast corner of Woodbine
(Drawing courtesy of Carson Woods Architects Limited)
Next 3 TTC vehicles
The times of the next three TTC vehicles in each direction at the Woodbine & Gerrard intersection are available on the TTC page.
Two street signs, two spellings, one street
The old sign on the side of the building (southeast corner of Cassels and Woodbine) has two Ls; the city's newer street sign has one.
Real Estate Free listings
If you are selling your home or have an apartment to rent in the Woodbine & Gerrard area, you can get a free listing here at WoodbineGerrard.com. Send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org
The listing can include photographs if you have them. If you don't, I can take some for a small fee.