Taking It To The Streets


The Midway Meander

Did you know about the gargoyles above Pizza Nova? What about the row of Italian delicatessens that once lined the Danforth in our area?  If you missed out on Joe Cooper’s guided historical tour of the Danforth as part of the Jane Jacobs walks last spring, you are in luck — he’s agreed to do an encore for DECA members.  The  indefatigable East York Mirror columnist has deep roots in our neighbourhood. His grandfather started a butcher shop at the corner of Woodbine and Danforth in the 1920s, which his father took over. The family bought one of the first cars in the area – a Model A Ford — which they used for deliveries. The problem?  When his granddad took his first spin, he didn’t know how to work the thing, including the breaks, so he simply spun around the block until the gas ran out.

Joe’s two-hour tour,  “The Midway Meander,” will run THIS Sunday Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. starting at Greenwood Subway Station (front doors).  It is free for DECA members. But to keep the crowd manageable, we are asking interested folk to RSVP. Joe would like to keep the group to 20.  Please email Catherine at catherine_porter@rogers.com if you want to be added to the list, and put “The Midway Meander” in the subject line.

art of danforth

Art of the Danforth is a new arts event in east Toronto involving:

  • Community arts workshops in the Danforth East area – October 2009- March 2010
  • Two virtual walks along Danforth Ave – factual and imagined
  • A public art walk along and near Danforth between Jones and Main in April 2010

We Need A Logo

Please email your designs to info@artsimperative.ca before September 28, 2009.  We have no money to pay but we promise to shower you with love.  Not only that, but your art will be all over a fantastic new event in east Toronto!

Creative Participants

If you are a fun, creative individual who would like to help plan and participate in an exciting new community event, we want to hear from you!


Email us – with the subject “send me info about Art of the Danforth”

Visit the website

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Art of the Danforth is an Arts Imperative project, with participation by:

Danforth East Community Association, LucSculpture, Danforth Mosaic BIA, Community Centre 55, Community Care East York and others (if you want your organization on this list, please contact us!)

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