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About Greenwood - Coxwell

Home Instead Senior Care  provides in-home care for residents in Greenwoo​d-Coxwell.

The boundaries are Greenwood Avenue to the west, Coxwell Avenue to the east, Danforth Avenue and Milverton Boulevard to the north and Eastern Avenue to the south. 

The area is just west of the Beaches and Upper Beaches and is considered by the city to be part of Leslieville.

Greenwood - Coxwell Ammenities for Seniors

Transit:

Both Greenwood and Coxwell TTC stations on the Bloor Danforth (Line 2) are all near Greenwood-Coxwell (though neither one is wheelchair accessible). 

Buses run south from Greenwood Station(route 31) and south from Coxwell Station (route 22 ).

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 made 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 Pa​rking Permit through the City of Toronto.  Inquire at 416 235-2999.

Parks, Community Centres:

East Lynn Park is a one hectare park (at 1949 Danforth Avenue)with 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, plus a wading pool, outdoor swimming pool, and children's playground. 

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

Community Care East York Inc (CCEY) at 840 Coxwell Ave, Suite 303 offers programs related to Dementia support including Adult Day Programs.  416-422-2026.

WoodGreen Community Services - Com​munity Care and Wellness for Seniors (at 840 Coxwell Ave. near Mortimer) is a Community Centre for older adults offering Day Trips, Income Tax Clinics, Luncheons, Blood Pressure Clinics and Footcare Clinics.  416 467-1166.  The location at 444 Logan Avenue near Gerrard Street also offers supportive housing, meal programs, adult day programs , programs for persons living with Alzheimer's, transportation to medical appointments and other outings.  Languages spoken are English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Filipino and  Vietnamese. 416 572-3575.

Fairmount Park Community Centre (at 1757 Gerrard St East, east of Coxwell) is partially accessible.  It offers adult fitness options like Palates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Swimming and Skating.  There is also a  Farmers Market.  416 392-7060.

Ralph Thornton Centre (at 765 Queen Street East) has been offering programs since 1980, ranging from arts, mediation, education, environment, social wellbeing and cooking.  The Centre's namesake, Ralph Thornton, was a taxi driver and Riverdale community activist.  416 392-6810.

Libraries:

Both the Main St​reet at 137 Main St (south of Gerrard) 416 393-7700 and the Danforth/Coxwell at 1675 Danforth Ave 416 393-7783 branches are wheelchair accessible and offer books, films, internet access and community-based programs.

Hospitals, Clinics and Healthcare:

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

Bridgepoint Active Health (at 14 St. Mathews Road - Broadview Avenue and Gerrard Street) is newly renovated and focuses exclusively on research, care and teaching for people with complex health conditions.  416 416-8252.

Baycrest Centre ​for Geriatric Care (at 3560 Bathurst Street south of Wilson Avenue) is affiliated with University of Toronto and is a global leader in geriatric residential living, healthcare, research, innovation and education, with a special focus on brain health and aging. Founded in 1918 as the Jewish Home for Aged, Baycrest continues to embrace their long-standing tradition to improve the well-being of people.  416 785-2500.

South East Toronto He​alth Team (at 833 Coxwell Avenue) offers seniors footcare, a  memory clinic and  an IMPACT Clinic (Inter-professional Model of Practice for Aging and Complex Treatment). 416 423-8800

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

Coxwell Family Pract​ice & Walk-In (at 343 Coxwell Ave) is also nearby.  647 267-3366.

Did you know?

The TTC's Greenwoo​d Yard, (also known as the Greenwood Complex), dominates the south east area of this community and is currently the only active subway yard on the Bloor-Danforth line.  Built in the 1960s, it services and stores subway cars and Scarborough RT cars via an existing underground tunnel between Donlands and Greenwood TTC Stations.

Kingston Road's name was given because it was the primary route used to travel from Toronto to the settlements east of it situated along the shores of Lake Ontario in the west end of Kingston and until 1908, was referred to as York Road.

In 1850, Charles Coxwell Small donated 3 acres of land to be used for St John's Church, Berkeley.  A wooden church was built that year and cemetery was added three years later.  In 1893, the brick structure replaced the wooden one and the church was renamed St. John's Norway Cemetery and Crematorium.

Gerrard In​dia Bazaar is the largest marketplace of South Asian goods and services in North America.  Located on Gerrard St. East between Greenwood and Coxwell, there are more than 100 shops and restaurants representing the regional diversities of South Asian culture, food and music.

The community began as a small village in the 1850s, which grew up around the Toronto Nurseries owned by George Leslie & Sons.  Many of Leslieville's original residents were gardeners who worked for the nurseries or were employed by one of the many factories in the area.​

For many years, Eastern Avenue was home to multiple lighting and metal processing plants but since the departure in the last two decades, the area has undergone significant gentrification as the reduction in air pollution has made it much more appealing to young families.

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