Saturday, May 03, 2008

Get out, Walk, and Discover Your West Bend - Junction Hood

Digital Collage: Toronto Jane's Walk2008
Credit: The Centre for City Ecology (CCE)

West Bend - Junction

Time: 9:45 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2008
Meeting Location: Lawn Bowling Club - Baird Park (Keele Street and Humberside Avenue)

Guides by: Duncan Farnan
The West Bend is one of the original neighbourhoods of the former City of West Toronto Junction, which this year celebrates its Centennial. Ecologically the area is an extension of High Park's Carolinian Forest and historically it is part of the Junction's commercial and industrial strip. The West Bend is one Toronto's lesser known neighbourhoods but extremely rich in social and visual history - the site of the first TTC route, 19th and 20th c. vernacular architecture, the Riwoche Tibetan Buddhist Temple as well as turn-of-the-century Edwardian and Victorian houses.

Come explore the various Indian Roads, flourishing laneways and the famous Girls (Edna, Wanda, Annette Street...) that form the interior of this scrabby little enclave north of Bloor, east of Keele and beside the great curve of Dundas Street West and the CPR-CNR Main lines.

The walk will be lead by Duncan Farnan, resident and independent curator and art dealer with specialty interest in unknown, unsigned and lost art. Strenuous conversation encouraged.
Credit: The Center for City Ecology: Jane's Walk

The West Bend Community Association (TWBCA), Toronto, Ontario
Centre for City Ecology: Jane's Walk
Riwoche Tibetan Buddhist Temple - Toronto
Junction City - The City of West Toronto Celebrates 100 Years

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