Dude, Where's My Neighbourhood?
By Edward Brown
When Flemingdon Park appeared on maps in the early 1960s, its boundaries were well-defined. Since then, an unexplained redrawing has occurred.
For example, the neighbouring community of Don Mills claimed a valuable swathe of commercial properties, including the former IBM plant at Don Mills and Eglinton. An enclave of apartments on Wynford Drive has been cleaved to form the pseudo-neighbourhood Wynford-Concord. A Google Map search currently locates the original site of Robert Fleming's Donland Farms - the community's namesake - beyond the neighbourhood's boundaries. What gives?
From a stop on the Underground Railroad to a missed opportunity by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to establish its national headquarters here, the walk reclaims neighbourhood history stolen by the redrawing of maps.
Walk Start Location: Don Mills Road & Eglinton Avenue East (northeast corner). Walk Leader will have a Jane's Walk sign.
Walk End Location: Don Mills Road & Eglinton Avenue East.
Saturday, May 6
Sunday, May 7
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Theme: Arts and Culture, Architecture and Urban Planning, History and Community.
Accessibility: Busy sidewalks, Dog-friendly walk, Family-friendly walk.