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East Danforth



About East Danforth:

Home Instead Senior Care provides in-home care for residents in East Danforth

It is a neighbourhood in the east end of Toronto located on the eastern part of Danforth Avenue in the old city of Toronto.  The boundaries are Greenwood Avenue to the west, the boundary of Scarborough at Victoria Park Avenue to the east, Old East York to the north and the CN railway tracks to the south.

Danforth Village is booming with crowed sidewalks and busy street traffic with both local and visiting shoppers and drivers. 

​Danforth's many shops and restaurants reflect the multicultural flavour of the residents who live in this neighbourhood.   Haaka, Mexican, Thai and Tunisian, speciality store are located throughout this area. 

East Danforth Area Ammenities for Seniors


Non-Medical transportation for Seniors to important appointments can also be arranged with accompaniment through your  local Home Instead office.

Greenwood, Coxwell, Main and Victoria Pa​rk TTC stations are all near along East Danforth (Victoria Park and Main are wheelchair accessible).  The stations include east/west subway trains, north and southbound buses/streetcars.  

Danforth Go Train Sta​tion (at 213 Main St. south of Danforth)is only partially wheelchair accessible.

Wheel-Trans provides door-to-door accessible transit service for persons with physical disabilities using accessible buses, contracted accessible and sedan taxis.  Their strict eligibility guidelines can be discussed via appointment by calling 416-393-4111.  Once eligibility is confirmed, reservations are at 416-393-4222.

Toronto Ride provides door-to-door, assisted transportation to seniors 55+ and adults with disabilities who are not eligible for Wheel-Trans. This partnership of 14 not-for-profit agencies in Toronto can be reached at 416-481-5250.

​Seniors may be eligible for an Accessibility Parking Permit through the City of Toronto.  Inquire at 416 235-2999.

Parks, Community Centres:

East York Civic Centre (at 850 Coxwell Avenue near Mortimer Avenue) was the municipal office of the former Borough of East York, until amalgamation.  It now houses various committee offices and city services department for residents of East Y​ork. A farmer's market takes place at the Civic Centre from May to November.

Ted Reeve Community Arena is an indoor rink on Main Street at Gerrard St.  It was named after a Toronto Telegram sports writer, who was also a professional level athlete. 

East Lynn Park is a one hectare park (at 1949 Danforth Avenue) has a picnic area, a wading pool and a children's playground. It features a natural ice rink in the winter and a Farmers' Markets every Thursday from 9pm to 7 pm from June through October.

Monarch Park is a 5 hectare park located between Coxwell and Greenwood at 115 Felstead Ave.  It features a dog off-leash area, an artificial ice rink during the winter, wading pool, outdoor swimming pool, and children's playground. 

Main Square Community Centre (at 245 Main St) is a 3-level facility with a 25 metre pool and two multipurpose area with a wide range of programming for seniors like Cardio for Older Adults and Osteofit for Aduts 60+.  416 392-1070.

Woodgreen (at  815 Danforth Avenue) offers help in English, Mandarin and Cantonese with Outdoor Jobs, Social Work, Personal Support, Friendly Visiting,  Inter-generational Teaching, Intro Computer Courses, Transportation Services, Caregiver Support Program/Group Counselling, Crisis Outreach Service for Seniors, Group Dining, Psycho-geriatric Case Management and a Bereavement Support Group.  They run an Adult Day Program at 721 Broadview Avenue and  815 Danforth Avenue  with supervised social and recreational activities on site for English and Chinese speaking seniors who are frail or have dementia.   416 572-3575.

Warden Woods Community Centre (at 74 Firvalley Court) offers seniors programs like a Friendship Club (wellness and recreational activities); I.R.I.E. Club (a lively social program connecting older Caribbean adults for wellness workshops, seminars, arts, crafts and organized trips); Tai Chi; Congregate Dining (a nutritional meal and social support); Tamil and Bengali Seniors Recreation; free monthly blood pressure and foot care clinics; Assisted living and home help;  Crisis intervention; Caregiver Support; Homelessness Prevention;  Meals on Wheels; Outings and Transportation Services.  They also offer an Adult Day Program at their 63 Mack Ave location for adults with Alzheimer's or related Dementia.  416 694-1138.


Danforth/Coxwell (at 1675 Danforth Avenue) 416 393-7783  and S. Walter Stewart (at 170 Memorial Park Avenue) 416 396-3975 branches are wheelchair accessible and offer books, films, internet access and community-based programs. 

Hospitals, Clinics and Healthcare: 

The nearest hospital is Toronto East General Hospital (at 825 Coxwell Avenue and Sammon Avenue) and has an emergency department.  416 461-8272.

Scarborough Hospital is the nearest hospital and it operates two campuses, the General Campus (at 3050 Lawrence Ave. E) 416 438-2911 and the Birchmount Campus (at 3030 Birchmount Rd) 416 495-2400.  Both have emergency rooms.  Patient Programs for seniors include Acute Care for the Elderly, Geriatric Assessment and Intervention Network Clinic, Psycho-geriatric Outreach Program and Stroke Care.

Dawes Family Practice And Walk-In (at 2772 Danforth Ave) is part of the Comprehensive Healthcare Network.  416 690-1042.

South East Toronto Health Team  at 833 Coxwell Avenue offers seniors, among other things, footcare, a memory clinic and  an IMPACT Clinic ( an Interprofessional Model of Practice for Aging and Complex Treatment).  416.423-8800

East End Community Health Centre (at 1619 Queen Street East at Coxwell) provides Medical Services, Counselling/Psychotherapy, Physiotherapy, Nutrition, Client Support and Community Programs.  416 778-5858.

Did you know?

In the 19th century, the area was not little more than a village with an inn and general stores.  It was originally call Coleman Postal Village because the Coleman Postal  office was centered on the intersection of Danforth and Dawes.  It wasn't until 1910s through the 1930s where the area began developing after streetcar line ran along Danforth.  In 1966, the Bloor-Danforth subway line replaced the streetcars that ran along Danforth. By this time, a number of apartment towers were built in the area and most notably in the Crescent Town area just north of Danforth and Victoria Park. 

Shopper's World, an outdoor shopping plaza at the intersection of Danforth and Victoria Park was opened in 1962 was one of the very first enclosed malls in the east end  of the city. 

Dentonia Park Golf Course (at 781 Victoria Park north of Danforth) is a city-owned, award winning course that promotes itself as one of the finest and most challenging par 3 facilities in Ontario. It is perfect for beginners just learning the game or advanced players sharpening their short shots.   416 392-2558.​

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