Gerrard and Woodbine..More Than Just Ruby Tuesdays

Found this little tidbit of information on my virtual travels this evening thanks to Mary-Margaret McMahon.

The Gerrard Woodbine Neighbourhood Association launch is this Saturday, June 9th.

  • Historical walking tours from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. with the event wrapping up by 1:30 p.m.
  • Treats, magician, face painting, etc.
  • Meeting in rain (at the Naval Club) or shine (in the parking lot). We will only cancel the walking tour if it is absolutely pouring or a thunderstorm. We may need to compress the two tours into one depending upon the weather. But do as the British do and bring your ‘brollies’!
  • There will be a table set up so you can jot down name ideas for the ‘hood and place them in a ballot box. The favourites will be listed in an online / email poll for final voting. So… what shall it be….?

Moberly Street Sale

Check out all the goods that are fit to sell from the good people of Moberly Avenue – Saturday June 9th from 8:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m.

Merrill Bridge Ravine

Dina is doing some creek maintenance in Merrill Bridge Ravine and is about to embark on the ambitious endeavour of creating a more substantial creek bed on the public property behind 1 to 15 West Lynn Rd which hopefully will dry up the swampland that is currently there and reduce the amount of mosquitos we have been plagued with. If you are interested in joining her for some satisfying physical labour she would be most happy. Also, if your children play in the ravine, please ask them not to dam the stream. Though this is a fun thing to do, it causes swamping which provides the mosquitos with way too much breeding ground. Contact Dina at dwaik(at) for more information.

Mommy and Me and Murals and Me

Check out two recent posts from Sarah on her East End Pioneer blog. The first, is about two terrific gyms in our neighbourhood that are offering Mommy and Me fitness classes.  What better way to meet other moms in the neighbourhood and get yourself and your babe out of the house? The second is a new mural that was community-created as part of the Art of the Danforth. If you like Sarah’s stories on news in the neighbourhood, stay tuned because you’ll be reading a lot more of her musings in this space coming soon.


O.k. DECA, you’ve told us about your favourite contractors.  Now it’s time to share your favourite local seamstress. Post your comments to the blog or send them to me at natasha.granatstein(at) and I’ll post them. Let us know if this tailor/seamstress has sewed up your whole wardrobe or merely hemmed your pants.  You’ve never failed me before, let’s hear it!

0 Replies to “Gerrard and Woodbine..More Than Just Ruby Tuesdays”

  1. I agree that we need to discourage anyone who purposely dams the slow-moving creek in the ravine. As someone whose backyard is affected (on Copeland), I’m not thrilled about more mosquitoes. But let’s work in cooperation with the official ravine caretakers who have knowledge and expertise — and a plan. Some of the fallen logs and swampy areas are habitat for creatures that are important to our ecosystem and biodiversity, and need those “problem areas” to thrive.

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