The future of Danforth Village?

What if the Main Square Community Centre was moved to the corner of Main and Danforth instead of tucked behind high-rise apartments like it is now? Or how about creating an amphitheatre at Shoppers World? Maybe Main Station could be integrated into a shiny new mixed-use building.  The real estate professionals gathered at an open house inside Hope United Church last month had lots of ideas […]

Danforth seniors housing plan signals a shift in retirement home trends

A recent development proposal for seniors housing on Danforth might be a bellwether for a broader building trend in Toronto that emerges as Canada’s population ages, industry experts say. In December, the city received a development application for the Shoppers site at 2494 Danforth Ave. The official plan amendment and rezoning application proposes a 10-storey, […]

30-storey tower proposed for Main and Danforth

It’s no secret that a number of city planners, community groups, and developers have had their eyes on the intersection of Main and Danforth for some time now. But while many have been discussing the potential for Main Square, it’s a site across the street from that property that could be transformed. Tribute Communities and […]

Update: Police arrest sexual assault suspect

Toronto Police have arrested the man wanted for committing a sexual assault  in the Main and Danforth Area. 39-year-old Perry Acti now faces six charges including break, enter, and commit, forcible confinement, sexual assault with a weapon, traffic in schedule 1 substance, possession of proceeds of crime, and failure to comply with probation. It is alleged […]

Main Squared is calling all East End artists

Calling all East End artists: the deadline for Main Squared, a new multidisciplinary 10-day public art festival, is May 18. The interactive festival, produced by East End Arts and curated by Labspace Studio, will “activate and explore the under-used public square on the corner of Main Street and Danforth Avenue,” asking “residents, community members and […]

Deja Views

A northbound streetcar approaches the Main Street subway station at the corner of Main Street and Danforth in 1966. Do you have a photo you’d like to share? Call me at 416-691-4774.          

Elevator maintenance no walk in the park for some

The sole elevator leading from street level to the concourse at Main Street subway station will be out of service until March 23, adding delays to the already complicated process of using the TTC for those with disabilities. While the transit operator is working toward providing accessible service at all stations, the situation for disabled […]