Woodbine Gardens

Woodbine Gardens is an attractive neighbourhood with origins as a residential development project in the 1950s. The neighbourhood is defined as the area below St. Clair Avenue East running south to Taylor Creek Park. The east-west boundaries are O’Connor Drive to Dawes Road.

The area is diverse culturally and economically and features mostly all-brick houses ranging from Leaside-style bungalows to larger three and four-bedroom Tudors and Cape Cods, many with generous lot sizes. There are also lower-cost apartment towers in the area that offer great views of the former golf club that this area is built on.

Culturally, there are many Greek speakers that live in the western half of the neighbourhood, while the eastern part, closer to Victoria Park Road is home to a predominantly Tamil-Canadian population.

One of the main physical features of the neighbourhood is the massive Woodbine Bridge, which measures 1/4 km in length and 14 metres in width.

A fuller profile of Woodbine Gardens is being developed and will appear in this place shortly. To contribute to the profile or to publish your own impressions or memories of life in this community, email the editors at[email= stringers@mytowncrier.ca] stringers@mytowncrier.ca[/email].