Community considers Coxwell and Gerrard co-op plans

Residents of the Coxwell and Gerrard neighbourhood gathered to learn more about a proposed co-op development at a city-led community consultation late last month. Around 50 people attended the January 24 consultation, held at the Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation on Hiawatha Road, to hear from developer Innstead Co-operative Inc., its architect LGA Architectural Partners and city […]

Co-op could come to Gerrard and Coxwell

A six-storey co-operative housing unit has been proposed for a lot on Coxwell Avenue at Gerrard Street East, with a community consultation scheduled for December 7. The site at 355 to 363 Coxwell (the northeast corner at the northern Coxwell and Gerrard intersection) is currently home to an occupied shopping plaza which includes two sports […]

Quilt unites Gerrard community

A community-created quilt, featuring dozens of squares stitched by Gerrard Street business owners and residents, was unveiled last Saturday at the Gerrard-Ashdale Library. The quilt was born of an idea from artist Leanne Rhem and Lazy Daisy Café owner Dawn Chapman, after media coverage and community meetings about vacant storefronts in the area. “We can’t […]

Inspired advice for Danforth and Gerrard

A packed house at the Naval Club at Gerrard and Woodbine gathered on March 7 to hear a visiting Australian speak about how a little bit of effort and a lot of creative thinking transformed a partially abandoned downtown in an industrial town in Australia into one of Lonely Planet’s Top Ten Cities of 2011. […]

Quarry Lands development plan gets fresh look

If you are among a growing group of people who think that a final decision on the development of the Quarry Lands may outlast us all, you could be right. Despite the multiple efforts of elected representatives from two levels of government, negotiations by City Build, and a very proactive community organization, Gerrard Clonmore Development […]