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Danforth Village

Danforth Village is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Canada. It is located on the eastern part of Danforth Avenue in the old city of Toronto. It stretches from the eastern edge of Greektown by Jones Avenue to the boundary of Scarborough at Victoria Park Avenue. The area is covered by two business improvement associations, Danforth Village and Danforth Mosaic. To the north of the neighbourhood is Old East York, once a separate municipality, but today closely integrated into the area. The southern border is the railway tracks, beyond which is Leslieville and the Upper Beaches. According to the 2006 census the area has a population of 14,629.

First settled in the 1800’s as Coleman Postal Village at the crossroads of the Danforth, which was a concession road, and Dawes Road. Improved for horse traffic when railways were built in the mid-19th century and named after Colonel Asa Danforth, an American contractor.

The Grand Trunk Railway had a railway yard east of Main between Danforth and Lakeview – now Gerrard – and built a station (York) to serve locals. The village grew and was incorporated as the Village of East Toronto in 1888. Centred on Main Street and extending down the Lake, the village was elevated to a Town and shortly afterwards annexed to the City of Toronto in 1908.

In 1918 the Prince Edward Viaduct connecting Bloor and Danforth was opened. Cost in today’s money $32,000,000. Streetcar tracks linking Bloor and Danforth Avenues were extended to the Luttrell Loop, a streetcar terminus for the Bloor-Danforth, Gerrard and former Coxwell streetcar routes.

Danforth Village

Map showing Danforth Village

The area developed through the 1920s and 1930s as a streetcar suburb along the Danforth. Most of the housing to the north and south of the Danforth date from this period. In 1921 the Ford Motor Car Company built an assembly plant for Model T and Model A cars, east of the Luttrell Loop, south of Danforth. The building is still there – Shoppers World. During WWII it was a munitions plant too. Ford moved to Oakville in 1953. AMC then took it over for a few years. In 1962 Shoppers World was developed by Peel Elder on the car assembly property – one of the very first enclosed Shopping Malls in Canada. Eatons was the anchor with other retailers such as Marks & Spencer and Koffler’s Drugs, which took its name today – Shoppers Drug Mart – from Shoppers World, Danforth.

In 1966 the Bloor-Danforth subway line opened from Keele to Woodbine and in 1968 streetcars were retired.

Danforth Village puts on a flower show in the spring that attracts visitors from all over. Seasonal banners invite visitors to shop, dine and stroll the area in summer and winter too.

Danforth Village is a true neighbourhood shopping place. Its streets and public spaces are being improved for people to walk, shop and dine in comfort and at leisure. Take time for a stroll to explore stores and restaurants and enjoy the flowers in Danforth Village.

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Contact Laurin Jeffrey for more information – 416-388-1960

Laurin Jeffrey is a Toronto Realtor with Century 21 Regal Realty. He did not
write these articles, he just reproduces them here for people who are
interested in Toronto real estate. He does not work for any builders.

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