Jane's Walk: Intriguing, industrial, Sterling Road!!

Sterling Rd., looking north, 1912-14: City of Toronto Archives: Fonds 1244, Item 7203Sterling Rd., looking north, 1912-14: City of Toronto Archives: Fonds 1244, Item 7203
This Jane's Walk will take place on Friday May 1, 2015 at 6:00 PM (repeated on Sunday May 3 at 1:00 PM). Details are on the Jane's Walk website.

Come explore the quirky and intriguing history of the old industrial Sterling Road! Located in the Junction Triangle, this short, hilly and winding road runs from Dundas West to Bloor St. West and houses a century old chocolate factory, the Tower Automotive Building- once Canada's tallest building, a circus school, a flag factory, an axe-throwing league, and numerous artists and designers studio's among other intrigues. We will start the walk at the north-west corner of Dundas West and Sterling, where the PATH begins and make our way north towards Bloor, pointing out specific buildings, and chatting about their histories, how they've changed, and what they currently house. This tour will also feature rare glimpses into the interiors of several artists studio's so that walkers can gain access into the world of working artists and designers. This vibrant and yet gritty industrial neighbourhood is on the brink of gentrification and changing rapidly. Come view it in transition with your hosts Catto and Elise Houghton!

We will be meeting at the North West corner of the intersection at Sterling Road and Dundas West next to the PATH. You can't miss us.


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Sterling Rd. Jane's Walk - Photos

I took a bunch of photos of the Friday evening edition of this Jane's Walk. They're posted to Flick here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/vgedris/sets/72157652377171245/

Hello! I'll be leading the

I'll be leading the Jane's Walk tour next week--super excited! We will now be including interior tours of a glass studio, a print studio, Kal Mansur studio's and Phillip Beasley's incredible sculptural installations in the 213 and 225 Sterling Road buildings. Please join us for a drink after the walk at Gaslight bar at the end of Sterling Road at Bloor St. and if you have any suggestions for amazing things to point out on Sterling do let me know!