The 10th-annual Death and Life of Upper Midway walk
2301 Danforth Avenue, Wise Guys (Canvas Condos), Led by Stephen Wickens (former DECA Board member!)
May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM, 2 Hours
About This Walk:
Learn all about Danforth east of Pape, sometimes referred to as the “Other Danforth,” and how it wasn’t really developed until the 1920s, after the First World War ended and the Bloor viaduct opened. The Other Danforth has always tended to be blue collar and gritty. And while it has seen hard times, especially in the past five decades, the area is on the rebound with rising house prices, new investment, interesting businesses and development proposals..
It’s also part of a larger area that is the subject of an ongoing City Planning Avenues study. How do we as a community maximize the chances that we get the type of change we want? What factors are key to making neighbourhood economies thrive? How do we ensure that our sidewalks become more welcoming, pleasant and useful?
The walk will concentrate on the history and character of the two main Upper Midway Danforth intersections (Woodbine and Coxwell), as well as the three lost creeks that once crossed this stretch of the Danforth — creeks that still affect the way land is used.
Two bits of reading material that Steve says should help you get the most out of this walk:
For the full description: http://janeswalk.org/canada/toronto/death-and-life-upper-midway/
Eat Danforth East – A Cross-cultural Food Walk
2036 Danforth Ave: Royal Beef/Celena’s Bakery/ Moberly Natural Foods, Led by Phil Pothen
May 6, 2017, 1:00 PM, 2 Hours
About This Walk:
Meeting on the north side of Danforth at Moberly Foods (2036 Danforth Ave) the group will spend two hours moving east towards Main Street visiting local shops you may have passed many times before without noticing the culinary delights hidden inside. From injera bread to salted licorice, discover more special treats our neighborhood has to offer.
From the Jane’s Walk description, this walk will ask the question: Could supporting your local, independant “ethnic” grocer help make the difference between integration and cultural appropriation?
For the full description: http://janeswalk.org/canada/toronto/east-danforth-east-culinary-walking-tour/
For info on other east end walks and walks around the city, visit the Jane’s Walk website!