community planner / toronto, ontario
A month ago a dozen of us walked the Six Points area of Etobicoke. It was a success, and on Wednesday, July 16th we will walk Humbertown.
Humbertown Shopping Centre is like many inner suburban neighbourhood shopping plazas. Tired looking and a sea of parking, the opportunity is greater than its current use. Almost two years ago a integrated mixed-use development was proposed, and has since been approved after serious neighbourhood opposition and OMB mediation. I wrote about it in Spacing.
The immediate neighbourhood is a mix of low and high rise apartments and large single family homes. This is the heart of post-war Etobicoke, a precursor to Don Mills.
We will walk the 1950s, 60s, and 70s and then along the Humber River.
We will meet at 8pm, Wednesday, July 16th at the Humbertown LCBO parking lot. Please, no bikes! Google maps transit directions are your best bet. It’s a 5 minute bus ride from Royal York Station with the 73(a, b or c) and 48 bus leaving about every 10 minutes.
Hopefully see you soon!