John van Nostrand, founding principal of SvN, will lead a Jane’s Walk on Saturday, May 7 at 2pm. The Summerhill Summerdale walk will begin at the former North Toronto Station (now Summerhill LCBO). John will introduce Woodlawn, the oldest continuously occupied house in Toronto, designed by John Howard in 1834; travel through Summerhill Neighbourhood and Summerhill Gardens, developed in the 1920s as an English Garden Suburb; explore the Rosehill developments that grew up following the completion of the Yonge Subway; visit Rosehill Reservoir, the City’s first reservoir; birdwatch through David Balfour Ravine; and return to the North Toronto Station through Chestnut Park, one of Rosedale’s oldest and swankiest neighbourhoods.
Summerhill Summerdale Jane’s Walk
We have a long history of planning and designing the public realm of cities, including streets, building facades, public places, the space between buildings and open spaces. Our team has pioneered significant aspects of the “complete streets” concept, demonstrated through landmark projects like the St. George Street Revitalization, the Bloor Street Transformation and the Six Point Interchange Reconstruction.