Tempting Treats and the Big Hole On The Danforth


The last Bernadin canning workshop was a great success as Emerie whipped up peach and blueberry jam as well as brandied pears.  The crowd loved the demos and the samples.  If you’re one of those who have been thinking about attending, but chicken out at the last minute – well get over it and get yourself to the Danforth Mennonite Church for the next workshop on September 14th when Emerie will take on tomatoes and salsa.

This week at the East Lynn Farmers’ Market

You do not want to miss the market this week when we host our 2nd annual corn boil.  The corn is perfect this week.  The only thing that could make it better would be a perfect juicy peach – and you’re in luck because there will be plenty of perfect peaches too.

Do you or someone you know have some time on Thursday afternoons to make some cold hard cash?  Our barricade boys are back to school so we’re looking for people who can set up barricades, monitor them and take them down Thursdays 1:30-7:30 until October 20th.  The pay is $50 per day.  Contact Mary Margaret (416-693-9276 or spargy@rogers.com) to join the crew.

Rezoning Application – Danforth and Woodbine

Thanks to Heather for passing along this application to rezone 2057 Danforth.  This hole in the streetscape has been the subject of much discussion around this neighbourhood.  The application is for a new 12 story mixed use building with 141 residential units and commercial space on the ground floor as well as parking below.  Long time DECA diaries readers will remember this link to a historic look at this site from the Torontoist blog.

Better Bulk

I’ve heard only rave reviews about this new shop on the Danforth west of Woodbine on the south side of the street.  First off, DECA and especially our Farmers’ Market team (the farmelicious femmes as they like to call themselves) would like to thank Eric and Brian from Better Bulk for sponsoring our movie night last week with popcorn!

Funky and ultra clean, items are affordable with no excess packaging and lots of organic and fair trade choices.  Suggestions and orders are welcome.  I’m told that care is taken to handle the nuts and other allergens so as not to contaminate other items.

Here’s what people are saying:

“Did you know they carry Harmony Organic Milk?   Now I don’t have to traipse over the to the Big Carrot!” – Rebecca

“I gave my neighbour some Turkish Delight and he went crazy wanting to know where I got it.” – Pat

“Those guys in the bulk store are soooo nice and their stuff is sooo cheap – look I got all this candy for $1.50!” – Liam

0 comments to “Tempting Treats and the Big Hole On The Danforth”
  1. Great stuff!

    Good to hear something is going on with that big hole in the ground. 12 stories though. Kinda tall for the neighbourhood isn’t it.

  2. I wonder if this development means that the intersection of Woodbine and Danforth is headed toward looking like the intersection of Main and Danforth?

  3. I just got off the phone with the City planning office. The developers are intending for the residential units to be condos (though the permit for that is separate from the rezoning application currently tabled, and is usually a ‘rubber stamp’ type permit done once the zoning permit is approved).

    Of note, the parking is underground, so the back of the building will hopefully not be all parking lot. Perhaps there’s a potential for green space?

    Emily from the planning office said that given the timing, they’re most likely hoping to break ground sometime next year.

  4. I’m just wondering how we would find out about any community meetings or hearings on this. We moved into the neighbourhood one month after the fire and have been looking at the hole ever since. I’d love to see something go in there but am very concerned (gut reaction) about a 12-story building going in there. It seems really out of character with the area and surrounding buildings. Any info on how we can voice concerns would be appreciated.

  5. It’s one of my favourite places to shop! I loved their friendly service and great store so much I decided to help them start a blog until their main Web site is up at http://betterbulk.wordpress.com/. Eric recently ordered some Harmony Organic Egg Nog and it really was as divinely sweet as he said it was (he’d originally ordered by request of another customer)! I also go their for all my baking needs – their just around the corner from my house!

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