What you’ll find in Woodbine-Lumsden is a laid back, down-to-earth nook of Toronto with thriving new businesses and lots of things to keep the kids busy.
It’s quiet, residential, and chock full of amenities. Grocery stores like Value Village and Sobeys are right on the Danforth, and plenty of corner stores dot the neighbourhood, like Old’s Cool General Store. It’s a nifty place where you can pick up something for dinner, sit down with a coffee or buy hand-crafted goods celebrating East York. If you need specialty food, Moberly Natural Foods and Fresh from the Farm are local favourites. And you’ll also find a small pharmacy on the Danforth and a Shopper’s Drug Mart at Woodbine and Cosburn.
The main strip boasts many family-friendly businesses, like Silly Goose Kids, Flourishing Sprouts and Oaks & Acorns. Hobbyists, collectors and DIYers will find a Home Hardware on the Danforth, with John’s Hobbies and Kops Records within walking distance.
Outdoorsy types can enjoy local wildlife while hiking or biking in Taylor Creek Park. The kids (and the dog) can let off some steam in Stan Wadlow Park, where you’ll find an off-leash area, splash pad, outdoor pool, skate park and SIX baseball diamonds. During the winter, get your workout in at a number of different community centres or take up curling at the East York Curling Club, where the winners always buy the drinks!
Getting around is easy with many bus routes leading to Main Station or the recently refurbished Woodbine Station (now with elevator access). The Danforth Go Station is conveniently located just south of Main and Danforth, and accessing the Don Valley Parkway is pretty easy from the north end.
So if you’re looking for a place where you can live a laid-back life surrounded by a community who really cares, Woodbine-Lumsden may be the spot for you.