A narrow rectangle running from Coxwell Ave in the west, to Woodbine Ave in the east, from Queen St and Kingston Rd in the south to the Danforth Ave in the north, the Woodbine Corridor sits directly northeast of the beaches and is one of the neighbourhoods that forms the Upper Beaches. The area is also situated just east of Little India and has a handful of parks and green spaces to its advantage. The neighbourhood is connected via the TTC 502 and 503 and 506 streetcar routes as well as the Bloor-Danforth subway line at the north end.
From June to October the East Lynn Farmers’ Market pops up every Thursday evening, selling everything from homemade pies to preserves and fresh produce. This is a certified local farmers market that offers up as much entertainment as it does flavour, including face painting, kids crafts, live concerts and movie nights, put on by the Danforth East Community Association that holds events year round.
East Lynn Farmers’ Market, East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave
At the southern end of the neighbourhood Orchard Park is home to a fire pit, splash pool and playground for letting off steam, or further north, there’s Small’s Creek and The Williamson Park Ravine,which is a pretty woodland for weekend hikes in warmer months and a tobogganing hotspot in winter.
Orchard Park, 1987 Dundas St E
The Williamson Park Ravine, 1680 Gerrard St E
At the south end, the neighbourhood is home to one of the city’s best burger chains. The Burger’s Priest serves up juicy flavourful patties, with soft fresh buns and crisp leaves. At the top end, Melanie’s Bistro has loyal customers for its fancier fare with which you can BYOB six nights a week.
The Burger’s Priest, 636 Queen St. E., theburgerspriest.com
Melanie’s Bistro, 1870 Danforth Ave, melaniesbistro.ca