Garbage & Recycling Collection
Garbage, recycling, and green bin pick-up is on Thursday. Green bin is every week, and garbage and recycling are on alternate weeks. Yard waste can be placed out in craft paper bags or opened topped containers as per the City schedule.
For annual calendar and information about City garbage pick-up, etc., call 311 or visit www.toronto.ca/garbage/contact.htm.
Cleanliness and Preservation
Woodbine Gardens is a great neighbourhood where property owners maintain their homes and properties to high standards. You can help maintain this standard by:
- Participating in the City’s spring clean-up
- Picking up garbage and debris on and near your property and in the surrounding area
- Reporting graffiti and tagging on private and public property to the appropriate parties (contact information below)
- Remembering to “stoop & scoop” after your pet
Ravine property owners must obtain permission from the Conservation Authority and City permits for renovations or building structures such as decks. Trees beyond a certain diameter cannot be cut down without approval by City or Toronto Forestry. Fines for disobeying the bylaws are very steep. Check www.toronto.ca/trees/ravines.htm for details.
Safety and Security
Traffic safety is a major issue to WGHA members, and we encourage everyone to be aware of their speed and ensure to come to a complete stop at all intersections.
Woodbine Gardens is considered a very safe neighbourhood, and break-ins are rare. We ask that even minor property disturbance or theft be reported to the Police immediately at (416) 808-2222.
Our local Police Division #54 can be reached directly at (416) 808-5400
Please send the WGHA an email of the incident too, so that your neighbours can be made aware of the situation and perhaps help with its resolution. woodbinegardensHA@gmail.com
All #91 buses from Woodbine station pass through the intersection at O ‘Connor & St. Clair. The #70 bus travels between Coxwell and Warden stations along O’Connor and St. Clair. The #23 bus travels from Main Station along Dawes Road to Ferris, north on Rexleigh, east on St. Clair and loops back down Dawes road to Main Station. All routes and schedules can be verified at www.ttc.ca.
Here is some information about schools in the area, but we highly recommend that you visit the Toronto District School Board Web site at www.tdsb.on.ca or the Toronto Catholic School Board Web site at www.tcdsb.org for more information.
- Selwyn Avenue Elementary School K-5
(Glenwood east of O’Connor, Stag Hill, Hale Court, Leander Court, Glen Gannon some addresses on Rexleigh)
- George Webster Elementary School K-5
(Ferris Road, Notley Place, Sprucedale Court, southern part of Rexleigh Drive)
- Presteign Heights Public School K–5
(Glenwood west of O’Connor)
- R.H. McGregor School
- Beaches Alternative School– Apply by lottery see website
- Canadian Martyrs or Our Lady of Fatima – Catholic
Middle School – Grades 6 to 8
- Gordon A. Brown Middle School
- Cosburn Middle School
- Gledhill JR PS
The TDSB also offers numerous alternative educational opportunities at schools such as EAST and QUEST for grades 7 and 8. Check the Website, as you must attend the Open House evenings the year prior and apply by lottery for admittance.
- Canadian Martyrs or Our Lady of Fatima – Catholic
- Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts – Catholic
The Toronto District School Boards encourage students to attend their home schools, however students can apply to schools all over the city as of Grade 6 or 7, but they must supply their own transportation. French Immersion students also have this option, at most grade levels, provided space is available.
- East York Collegiate Institute
- St. Patrick – Catholic
- Danforth Collegiate Technical Institute
- Rosedale Heights School for the Arts – by application
- Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts – by application
- Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute – exceptional athletics program by audition
- Malvern Collegiate and Leaside High School
For French Immersion Programs check:
Topham Park – behind Selwyn School on the north side of St. Clair offers playing fields, ball diamonds, tennis courts, playground, and splash pad
Stan Wadlow Park – south of the ravine near Cosburn and Cedarvale, is home to ball diamonds, playing field, playground, skateboard park, the Kiwanis pool, East York Arena, and East York Curling Club
Kiwanis outdoor swimming pool (416) 396-2847, open daily during the summer from noon – 8:00 pm
East York Memorial Arena – The arena offers hockey, figure skating, and public skating programs. Call 416-396-2871 or search www.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/indoor-rinks/index.htm
East York Curling Club offers curling for all ages and is the “Home of the World Juniors Curling Championships” (416) 396-2816.
Taylor-Massey Park and Ravine offers over 183 acres of land to stroll, cycle, roller blade, picnic, cross country ski, and toboggan. Paved pathway links to over 276 km of trails throughout the city of Toronto.
The recently refurbished S. Walter Stewart Library is located at 170 Memorial Park Avenue, west of Coxwell Avenue, one block north of Mortimer, (416) 396-3975.
- Emergency – Police, Fire, or Ambulance 911
- Non-emergency Police 416-808-2222
- Police – 54 Division 416-808-5400
- City of Toronto Ward 31 Councillor Janet Davis 416-392–4035
- Executive Assistant to Councillor Davis 416-338-5290
- Canada Post – customer service/graffiti on boxes 1-800-267-1177
- Astral Media – graffiti on bus shelters, waste bins 1-866-8-ASTRAL
- S. Walter Stewart Library 416-396-3975
- Kiwanis outdoor swimming pool 416-396-2847
- City of Toronto Response Line 311
Note: This information is provided as a courtesy. Please contact each source directly for the latest information.