Glenfield-Jane Heights

Firgrove Park
254 Firgrove Crescent
Firgrove Park is a 4 hectare park near Jane Street and Finch Avenue West featuring a lit multipurpose sports field, three tennis courts, two bocce courts, a basketball court, a ball hockey rink and a children's playground.

Mr. Jane and Finch
3991 Jane Street
Winston LaRose is a Guyanese-Canadian activist, nicknamed 'Mr. Jane and Finch' for his dedication to the community located around Jane Street and Finch Avenue. His work with the community and run for office in the 2018 Toronto municipal elections are the subject of the award-winning documentary, 'Mr. Jane and Finch'. The film was directed by Ngardy Conteh George, award winning filmmaker and recipient of the 2020 Donald Brittain Award, which honours the year's best television documentary on a social or political topic.

Topcliff Avenue Public School & Park
65 Topcliff Avenue
Topcliff Park is a small park with a playground. Located next to the park is Topcliff Avenue Public School. R&B and soul singer Jully Black grew up in the Jane & Finch community and attended this school as a child. Black has had 10 Juno Awards nominations, with two wins.

Aaron Hosannah and Boys & Girls Club Mural
292 Grandravine Drive
Created by the Jane and Finch Boys & Girls Club with artist Aaron Hosannah, this colourful mural on the end of this building depicts people of the community.

Northwood Community Centre
15 Clubhouse Court
Northwood Community Centre is located in the Jane and Sheppard area and is a very popular site for meetings, banquets and recreation programs. The Northwood grounds back on to Northwood Park, providing a very picturesque setting.

Loren Yueng Artbox
1865 Sheppard Avenue West
This design was developed on location from artist Loren Yueng, drawing at cafes a space where communities have formed positively and naturally. Cafe culture is a relatable concept that is easily identifiable with as both a place of productivity and relaxation. This design draws directly from people and places themselves.

Toronto Public Library - Jane/Sheppard Branch
1906 Sheppard Avenue West
In 1959, the North York Public Library Board extended its bookmobile services into the neighbourhood at Jane and Sheppard. After nearly 30 years of mobile service, the Jane/Sheppard branch opened in the Jane Sheppard Mall in November 1989. In 2009, the current building at 1906 Sheppard was completed, and service began in April of that year. This new library offers 7,000 square feet of community use space.

Morgan Sheardown 'Raining Cows' Artbox
18 Clair Road
From artist Morgan Sheardown, 'Raining Cows' is inspired by rain colour and the artist's love of cows. Rain is used as a filter to create different levels of abstraction.

Stanley Park & Domenico Di Luca Community Recreation Centre
25-27 Stanley Road
The Domenico Di Luca Community Centre offers a variety of recreational programming for everyone from preschoolers to older adults to enjoy. Come in and get involved in a variety of sports, arts, fitness, and preschool and youth leadership programs. Next door at Stanley Park, there is a baseball diamond and outdoor tennis courts.

Oakdale Park & Oakdale Community Centre
350 Grandravine Drive
This 1.4-hectare park on Grandravine Drive just east of Jane Street features basketball courts and a children's playground. The Oakdale Park Community Centre is located at the entrance to the park. Oakdale Community Centre has a gym and meeting rooms, a kitchen, outdoor swimming pool, outdoor basketball pad and playground. This is a free centre. This location has some youth-specific programming.

Jane and Finch Boys and Girls Club Youth Centre
Unit B - 308 Grandravine Drive
Opened in 2013, the Jane and Finch Boys and Girls Club Youth Centre has a dance studio, a computer lab, a kitchen, a recording studio, a lounge and weight equipment. The centre provides youth programming devoted to employment readiness, drug and gang prevention, social development, arts, sports, health, nutrition, and academic assistance. Murals on the outside of the building, created by renowned graffiti artist Phade, depict a basketball player and singers. Several notable athletes and musicians hail from this area, including Anthony Bennett (first Canadian to be chosen as the number one pick in the NBA draft), Jessie Reyez (Juno Award winning singer-songwriter), Glenn Lewis (Grammy nominee and Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter), Junior Cadougan (basketball player), and several other talented icons. To access the building, follow the paved path at the west side of the parking lot.

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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.
Mark Reinhart
Toronto Public Library: Downsview Branch
2793 Keele St, North York, ON M3M 2G3

Check out main street storefront art installations, in the neighbourhood or nearby, created by Local Arts Organizations and Business Improvement Areas across the City.

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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

Glenfield-Jane Heights is a mixed residential and industrial area in the northern part of Toronto. The area we see today was largely developed in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s when a majority of the built area was planned and created. The neighbourhood has long been home to a multicultural newcomer community. Stroll through the residential streets and see beautiful public art, explore the many green spaces, and shop at the many unique businesses and restaurants on Jane Street.

Main Streets: Jane Street
  1. Firgrove Park
    254 Firgrove Crescent
    Firgrove Park is a 4 hectare park near Jane Street and Finch Avenue West featuring a lit multipurpose sports field, three tennis courts, two bocce courts, a basketball court, a ball hockey rink and a children's playground.
  2. Mr. Jane and Finch
    3991 Jane Street
    Winston LaRose is a Guyanese-Canadian activist, nicknamed 'Mr. Jane and Finch' for his dedication to the community located around Jane Street and Finch Avenue. His work with the community and run for office in the 2018 Toronto municipal elections are the subject of the award-winning documentary, 'Mr. Jane and Finch'. The film was directed by Ngardy Conteh George, award winning filmmaker and recipient of the 2020 Donald Brittain Award, which honours the year's best television documentary on a social or political topic.
  3. Topcliff Avenue Public School & Park
    65 Topcliff Avenue
    Topcliff Park is a small park with a playground. Located next to the park is Topcliff Avenue Public School. R&B and soul singer Jully Black grew up in the Jane & Finch community and attended this school as a child. Black has had 10 Juno Awards nominations, with two wins.
  4. Aaron Hosannah and Boys & Girls Club Mural
    292 Grandravine Drive
    Created by the Jane and Finch Boys & Girls Club with artist Aaron Hosannah, this colourful mural on the end of this building depicts people of the community.
  5. Northwood Community Centre
    15 Clubhouse Court
    Northwood Community Centre is located in the Jane and Sheppard area and is a very popular site for meetings, banquets and recreation programs. The Northwood grounds back on to Northwood Park, providing a very picturesque setting.
  6. Loren Yueng Artbox
    1865 Sheppard Avenue West
    This design was developed on location from artist Loren Yueng, drawing at cafes a space where communities have formed positively and naturally. Cafe culture is a relatable concept that is easily identifiable with as both a place of productivity and relaxation. This design draws directly from people and places themselves.
  7. Toronto Public Library - Jane/Sheppard Branch
    1906 Sheppard Avenue West
    In 1959, the North York Public Library Board extended its bookmobile services into the neighbourhood at Jane and Sheppard. After nearly 30 years of mobile service, the Jane/Sheppard branch opened in the Jane Sheppard Mall in November 1989. In 2009, the current building at 1906 Sheppard was completed, and service began in April of that year. This new library offers 7,000 square feet of community use space.
  8. Morgan Sheardown 'Raining Cows' Artbox
    18 Clair Road
    From artist Morgan Sheardown, 'Raining Cows' is inspired by rain colour and the artist's love of cows. Rain is used as a filter to create different levels of abstraction.
  9. Stanley Park & Domenico Di Luca Community Recreation Centre
    25-27 Stanley Road
    The Domenico Di Luca Community Centre offers a variety of recreational programming for everyone from preschoolers to older adults to enjoy. Come in and get involved in a variety of sports, arts, fitness, and preschool and youth leadership programs. Next door at Stanley Park, there is a baseball diamond and outdoor tennis courts.
  10. Oakdale Park & Oakdale Community Centre
    350 Grandravine Drive
    This 1.4-hectare park on Grandravine Drive just east of Jane Street features basketball courts and a children's playground. The Oakdale Park Community Centre is located at the entrance to the park. Oakdale Community Centre has a gym and meeting rooms, a kitchen, outdoor swimming pool, outdoor basketball pad and playground. This is a free centre. This location has some youth-specific programming.
  11. Jane and Finch Boys and Girls Club Youth Centre
    Unit B - 308 Grandravine Drive
    Opened in 2013, the Jane and Finch Boys and Girls Club Youth Centre has a dance studio, a computer lab, a kitchen, a recording studio, a lounge and weight equipment. The centre provides youth programming devoted to employment readiness, drug and gang prevention, social development, arts, sports, health, nutrition, and academic assistance. Murals on the outside of the building, created by renowned graffiti artist Phade, depict a basketball player and singers. Several notable athletes and musicians hail from this area, including Anthony Bennett (first Canadian to be chosen as the number one pick in the NBA draft), Jessie Reyez (Juno Award winning singer-songwriter), Glenn Lewis (Grammy nominee and Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter), Junior Cadougan (basketball player), and several other talented icons. To access the building, follow the paved path at the west side of the parking lot.

Accessibility information: All points of interest are visible from the sidewalk, but in some cases may be behind other buildings. Main roads are paved and level.

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.