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One Sentence Description
The largest high-rise community in Canada'
About this neighbourhood
An Overview. Describe your neighbourhood! Major landmarks, shortcuts, nature trails...
What's Fun ?
How do people relax here? Pick up ball games or theatresports? Tai Chi or Drumming Circles? How do people who hang out in this 'hood spend their time? Theatre, stages, cinemas, Mall, Skate Park, whatever... Know a place to chill out? List it here.
Mr. Jerk (209 Wellesley Street East) serves up fantastic Jamaican and Jamaican-style Chinese food for takeout — cheap, fast, and delicious. Try: spicy jerk chicken and pork with rice or in sandwiches, curried goat on rice or in a roti, fried plantains, saltfish. They also offer homemade cake and imported caribbean snacks. A true gem.
There are two major grocery stores: Food Basics (238 Wellesley Street East) and No Frills (555 Sherbourne Street). Several convenience stores are located around the neighbourhood. Specialty stores include Kullubi Food & Spice (555 Sherbourne Street), and Cozy Corner Tindahang Pilipino (8 Howard Street).
How did the neighbourhood get its name? Who founded this neck of the woods? When? Anything cool happen recently? Say the past 5 years, stuff still in people's memory, say the past 5 minutes, y'know?
Who are the people in your neighbourhood?
Neighbourhood personalities, for example...
the nice librarian
the cool busker
the friendly crossing guard
and where to meet them.
Housing and Accommodations
What's the housing scene like? How much for how much? Architecture Styles. Price Ranges. How new or old are most of the housing here? Condominiums, Townhouses... Major complexes, best apartment buildings, golden cockroach award? If applicable: Hotels / Motels / Hostels / Bed and Breakfasts for out-of-towners, here's the scoop.
The northern part of St. James Town has fantastic TTC connections. The Bloor-Danforth subway has a stop at Bloor & Sherbourne, and you only have to travel one stop west to touch the Yonge leg of the Yonge-University north-south line, and two further stops to access the University-Spadina leg.
Meanwhile, the Sherbourne bus (#75) runs from Glen Road in the neighbourhood of Rosedale, all the way down to St. Lawrence Market in the south. Two streets east of Sherbourne, the Parliament (#65) bus goes from the Castle Frank subway station, south down Parliament to Front Street (where you can get off and walk the last two or three blocks to the Distillery District), then along the Esplanade to Union Station. Going east-west, we have the Wellesley bus (#94) with one terminus at the Castle Frank subway station, running along Wellesley past Queen's Park and along Harbord Street, to turn up Ossington and end at Ossington subway station.
More? Transportation overview, transit options, bike lanes, official routes, highways, Bus. Streetcar. Subway. TTC routes which pass through or cover this neighbourhood. TTC stations / Go Transit / Greyhound Stops
Major Streets and Intersections
Major thoroughfares through this neighbourhood, if any. Existing ones or those planned for the future. Major North-South streets. Major East-West streets.
Parks and Recreation
Indoor outdoor pools, wading pools, waterslides, splashpads, arenas, rinks, golf courses, etc Off leash dog walking areas. Nice places to walk and talk.