Edenbridge-Humber Valley

St. George's Church on the Hill
4600 Dundas Street West
This church has been a landmark for over 160 years. In 1971, the church was registered as a site of archaeological interest because many First Nations artifacts were reported to be found in the cemetery, indicating that for thousands of years, the hill has been used to view the surrounding land. The original stucco church was completed in 1847. In 1894, the church was raised and placed on a new stone foundation to provide a basement. At the same time, the stucco walls were covered with brick and a front porch was added. In 1937, the church was lengthened to provide space for a growing population after the Second World War. Inside the church, old stained glass windows are interspersed with the new, including three windows in particular, which depict the history of the Village of Islington. Today, the site remains a thriving centre within the Islington community. The Kingsway College School joined the site in 1990 and built the new addition at the rear of the church. A cemetery, established in the 1840s, also sits on the site.

Joshua Glover Park
4208 Dundas Street West
*Park is under construction and scheduled to open soon. This park is named after Joshua Glover, an important figure in Toronto's Black history. Joshua Glover was an enslaved person who fled Missouri in 1852. After landing in Ontario, he made his way to Etobicoke and found work at Thomas Montgomery's Inn. Glover continued to work here as a farm hand and lived out the rest of his life as a tenant and life-long friend of the Montgomery's. The Joshua Glover Public Art Memorial stands in the park, which was created by local artist Quentin VerCetty. A Heritage Toronto plaque stands beside the artwork, which provides historical context on Glover's journey to Canada and freedom. There will also be a plaque with a QR code that will allow users to learn more about the artist and engage in an augmented reality experience.

Emilia Jajus Kingsway Mural
Rail underpass at Royal York Road (north of Dundas Street West)
Designed by artist Emilia Jajus, the mural is a collage of local landmarks, including James Gardens, the Kingsway Theatre, Humbertown Plaza, Montgomery's Inn, and the Old Mill and Old Mill Bridge, among many others.

Emily's House from 'A Simple Favor'
7 Ashley Park Road
*Note: Private property. Please observe the house from the street only. This house at 7 Ashley Park was used as Emily's house in the 2018 movie 'A Simple Favor', starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick.

Humber Valley Park
54 Anglesey Boulevard
A 3.2 hectare park near Islington Avenue and Rathburn Road that features a children's playground and four lit tennis courts. In the winter there is an outdoor ice rink.

Lambton Mills Cemetery
1293 Royal York Road
This cemetery was established by the Congregation Knesseth Israel, a synagogue on Maria Street in the Junction Area neighbourhood. The cemetery was then divided up into different parcels which were sold to other Jewish congregations, resulting in the creation of 14 smaller cemeteries. Among the notable individuals buried here include Fanny 'Bobbie' Rosenfeld, a sports writer and athlete who won medals in the 1928 Olympics and wrote for the Globe & Mail for over 20 years. The cemetery is also home to a black granite memorial for those killed by the Nazis at Ostrovietz, Poland between 1941 and 1945. The monument was sadly damaged by vandals in 1999, but Tony Duguid, a Mohawk art restorer from Six Nations, volunteered his time and expertise to restore it.

Buttonwood Park
30 Mulham Place
A 4.3 hectare park near Royal York Road and Eglinton Avenue West featuring three lit outdoor tennis courts, a children's playground and a large open green space. During the winter there is an outdoor artificial ice rink.

James Gardens
99 Edenbridge Drive
James Gardens, a former estate on the west bank of the Humber River, is known for its flower gardens, mature trees and terraced stone pathways beside sparkling spring-fed pools and streams. The park features the historic James Gazebo, along with terraced pathways and the original home 'Red Gables'. Here, you can also find lawn bowling, cross-country skiing, a memorial cairn in rose garden, and a scenic lookout over the Humber Valley to downtown Toronto. Twelve Indigenous artifacts were uncovered here in the 1920s when weeping tiles and water features were being installed. These include a pine-tree shaped projection point that dates to about 4,000 years ago, made from Onondaga chert, a flint-like stone that comes from the north shore of Lake Erie.

Lambton Woods
1193 Royal York Road
Lambton Woods is a green space located on the west bank of the Humber River filled with trees, animals and birds. This part of the land was known as Lambton Mills. William Cooper assembled the land and established the mills by 1807 on both sides of the Humber River. Lambton Mills was a thriving community, however, a fire in 1915 destroyed most of the east bank buildings, leaving just the Lambton House.

Guelph Radial Line Bridge Tower Footings
Humber Recreational Trail as it crosses Humber River north of Dundas Street West
This pedestrianized bridge on the Humber Recreational Trail was once the location of a crossing for the Guelph Radial Line, an electric Toronto Suburban Railway line between Guelph and Toronto that operated from 1917 to 1931. Today, only the footings for the steel towers remain.

Montgomery's Inn
4709 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M9A 1A8
Poems For Your Path
Artists from various disciplines present messages of hope and resilience throughout the city in the form of text-based visual art installations.
Hiba Abdallah

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Artists from various disciplines present messages of hope and resilience throughout the city in the form of text-based visual art installations.
Hiba Abdallah
Montgomery’s Inn
4709 Dundas St W, Etobicoke, ON M9A 1A8

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We hope that you enjoyed exploring this Toronto neighbourhood and found many other points of interest along the way. While StrollTO highlights some of the 'hidden gems' in the neighbourhood, there may be others that could be included in a future edition. Would you like to share a point of interest that you discovered in the neighbourhood? Email us at [email protected].

Neighbourhood Stroll

This stroll features historic sites such as St. George's Church on the Hill and Lambton Mills Cemetery, beautiful greenspace including James Gardens and Buttonwood Park, and local public art with the Emilia Jajus Kingsway Mural. Fantastic local shops and restaurants can be found in the Village of Islington BIA, and on Dundas Street West, Royal York Road, and Islington Avenue.

Main Streets: Dundas Street West, Royal York Road, and Islington Avenue
  1. St. George's Church on the Hill
    4600 Dundas Street West
    This church has been a landmark for over 160 years. In 1971, the church was registered as a site of archaeological interest because many First Nations artifacts were reported to be found in the cemetery, indicating that for thousands of years, the hill has been used to view the surrounding land. The original stucco church was completed in 1847. In 1894, the church was raised and placed on a new stone foundation to provide a basement. At the same time, the stucco walls were covered with brick and a front porch was added. In 1937, the church was lengthened to provide space for a growing population after the Second World War. Inside the church, old stained glass windows are interspersed with the new, including three windows in particular, which depict the history of the Village of Islington. Today, the site remains a thriving centre within the Islington community. The Kingsway College School joined the site in 1990 and built the new addition at the rear of the church. A cemetery, established in the 1840s, also sits on the site.
  2. Joshua Glover Park
    4208 Dundas Street West
    *Park is under construction and scheduled to open soon. This park is named after Joshua Glover, an important figure in Toronto's Black history. Joshua Glover was an enslaved person who fled Missouri in 1852. After landing in Ontario, he made his way to Etobicoke and found work at Thomas Montgomery's Inn. Glover continued to work here as a farm hand and lived out the rest of his life as a tenant and life-long friend of the Montgomery's. The Joshua Glover Public Art Memorial stands in the park, which was created by local artist Quentin VerCetty. A Heritage Toronto plaque stands beside the artwork, which provides historical context on Glover's journey to Canada and freedom. There will also be a plaque with a QR code that will allow users to learn more about the artist and engage in an augmented reality experience.
  3. Emilia Jajus Kingsway Mural
    Rail underpass at Royal York Road (north of Dundas Street West)
    Designed by artist Emilia Jajus, the mural is a collage of local landmarks, including James Gardens, the Kingsway Theatre, Humbertown Plaza, Montgomery's Inn, and the Old Mill and Old Mill Bridge, among many others.
  4. Emily's House from 'A Simple Favor'
    7 Ashley Park Road
    *Note: Private property. Please observe the house from the street only. This house at 7 Ashley Park was used as Emily's house in the 2018 movie 'A Simple Favor', starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick.
  5. Humber Valley Park
    54 Anglesey Boulevard
    A 3.2 hectare park near Islington Avenue and Rathburn Road that features a children's playground and four lit tennis courts. In the winter there is an outdoor ice rink.
  6. Lambton Mills Cemetery
    1293 Royal York Road
    This cemetery was established by the Congregation Knesseth Israel, a synagogue on Maria Street in the Junction Area neighbourhood. The cemetery was then divided up into different parcels which were sold to other Jewish congregations, resulting in the creation of 14 smaller cemeteries. Among the notable individuals buried here include Fanny 'Bobbie' Rosenfeld, a sports writer and athlete who won medals in the 1928 Olympics and wrote for the Globe & Mail for over 20 years. The cemetery is also home to a black granite memorial for those killed by the Nazis at Ostrovietz, Poland between 1941 and 1945. The monument was sadly damaged by vandals in 1999, but Tony Duguid, a Mohawk art restorer from Six Nations, volunteered his time and expertise to restore it.
  7. Buttonwood Park
    30 Mulham Place
    A 4.3 hectare park near Royal York Road and Eglinton Avenue West featuring three lit outdoor tennis courts, a children's playground and a large open green space. During the winter there is an outdoor artificial ice rink.
  8. James Gardens
    99 Edenbridge Drive
    James Gardens, a former estate on the west bank of the Humber River, is known for its flower gardens, mature trees and terraced stone pathways beside sparkling spring-fed pools and streams. The park features the historic James Gazebo, along with terraced pathways and the original home 'Red Gables'. Here, you can also find lawn bowling, cross-country skiing, a memorial cairn in rose garden, and a scenic lookout over the Humber Valley to downtown Toronto. Twelve Indigenous artifacts were uncovered here in the 1920s when weeping tiles and water features were being installed. These include a pine-tree shaped projection point that dates to about 4,000 years ago, made from Onondaga chert, a flint-like stone that comes from the north shore of Lake Erie.
  9. Lambton Woods
    1193 Royal York Road
    Lambton Woods is a green space located on the west bank of the Humber River filled with trees, animals and birds. This part of the land was known as Lambton Mills. William Cooper assembled the land and established the mills by 1807 on both sides of the Humber River. Lambton Mills was a thriving community, however, a fire in 1915 destroyed most of the east bank buildings, leaving just the Lambton House.
  10. Guelph Radial Line Bridge Tower Footings
    Humber Recreational Trail as it crosses Humber River north of Dundas Street West
    This pedestrianized bridge on the Humber Recreational Trail was once the location of a crossing for the Guelph Radial Line, an electric Toronto Suburban Railway line between Guelph and Toronto that operated from 1917 to 1931. Today, only the footings for the steel towers remain.
  11. Montgomery's Inn
    4709 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M9A 1A8
    Poems For Your Path
    Artists from various disciplines present messages of hope and resilience throughout the city in the form of text-based visual art installations.
    Hiba Abdallah

Accessibility information: St. George's Church on the Hill, the Emilia Jajus Kingsway Mural, Emily's House from 'A Simple Favor', and Lambton Mills Cemetery are viewable from the street. Buttonwood Park has paved paths. James Gardens contains some unpaved paths. Lambton Woods and the Humber Recreational Trail leading to Guelph Radial Line Bridge Tower Footings contain uneven surfaces and steep hills.

Soundtracks of the City

From global superstars to local favourites and ones to watch, the Soundtracks of the City playlists all feature artists who have called Toronto home. Whether it’s a lyric about the neighborhood, an artist representing a cultural community, or a tie-in to the StrollTO itinerary itself, all the music reflects connections to an individual ward or the City as a whole.

Music was chosen based on an artist’s Spotify presence and each song’s broad appeal, as well as its associations with the cultures, languages and ethnicities that reflect Toronto’s neighborhoods and diverse music scene. Soundtracks of the City combines 425 songs that feature more than 500 different local artists or acts, showcasing songs in 23 different languages.