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Monday, April 20, 2009

Welcome to the East End Pioneer!

I've lived in East York now for a cumulative life total of 5.5 years. For the past 1.5 years I've been nesting at Coxwell and Danforth and starting a family. What I've learned about this side of the Danforth is that it's full of hidden potential. It feels like an old time neighbourhood - where else in the city would I run into people I know whenever I'm out for a walk? And at first glance, one may not give a second thought to some of the storefronts on our strip, but there are great restaurants and shops that just need to be discovered by new members of the community. 

Thus, the title of this blog: I feel like I'm a bit of an east end pioneer, trying new things and discovering new territory.

I'll be posting news, neighbourhood happenings, restaurant reviews and other things. So enjoy, and please feel free to pass on news, events, garage sale postings, etc. 

Thanks for reading!



  1. Hello! I am delighted someone has a blog about the "wilder" part of the Danforth. I moved into the area (south of Danforth, east of Dawes) in December and it is fantastic. Quiet, friendly and convenient, without the pretensious aura of the Broadview/Dandforth or Riverdale where we used to live before.
    Keep writing!

  2. I'm also happy to see this blog! I'll be moving to the area in Jan 2010. As a new mom, I would love to see a blog post about local mom groups - especially ones near the subway or walking distance from Woodbine/Danforth since I can't drive. I'm an introvert, so just chatting with the locals doesn't come naturally to me :)