Thistletown-Beaumond Heights

Beaumonde Heights Park
17 A Waltham Drive
A small park featuring a pedestrian bridge, wildlife, ball diamond; tennis courts, and a playground

MagicFinnga WonG (Basil Jardine) and Carlos Mural
2645 Islington Avenue
A mural that depicts a serene scene of a tiger drinking from a lotus pond, surrounded by rocks, flowers, and lily pads. Part of the StreetART Toronto program. Partnership organization: Rexdale Community Health Centre.

MagicFinnga WonG (Basil Jardine) Mural
2630 Islington Avenue
A mural that depicts India's joyful and colourful Holi festival through images of elephants and people celebrating with coloured powder against a landscape background, reflecting the area's Indian community. Part of the StreetART Toronto program. Parnership organization: Rexdale Community Health Centre

Village Green Park
925 Albion Road
Etobicoke's oldest park dating to 1895. It features an outdoor farmer's market, and a flea market held by Lion's Club.

Albion Gardens Park
41 Deanlea Court
A park on the East Humber River that includes tennis courts, a playground and trails that connect to the West Humber Parkland

Humber Recreational Trail
Alhart Drive and Buckhorn Place
The Humber Recreational Trail, like many of the other trails and wildlife sanctuaries in Toronto, is home to a variety of plant and tree species important to Indigenous Peoples. Of the many, one in particular, white pine, can be commonly found throughout the Humber Recreational Trail. Aside from the many practical purposes, white pine was a figurative representation of peace to the nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. To the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, white pine represents The Great Law of Peace. White pine's needles grow in clusters of five; the confederacy was originally comprised of five nations, and so, the Peacemaker's decision to choose white pine to symbolize unity was based out of that human to non-human relation. Indigenous knowledge often intertwines what is found naturally, into something that is found in teachable moments; in short Indigenous knowledge is very allegorical, and uses abstract ideas of nature to convey practical and sometimes spiritual ideas. Often times this proved to be quite an effective way of improving remembrance and discerning distinct ideas more effectively than by simply reading something and imagining what it could be. What could be found in nature, could be found in us as human beings, us being a part of nature and not separate from it.

Anga's Farm
89 Bankfield Drive
Local favourite farm with apple picking & pumpkin patch. The site was declared the last remaining working farm by Etobicoke City Council on October 6th 1997

Franklin Carmichael Art Centre
34 Riverdale Drive
Former residence of Dr. Agnes Ann Curtin, one of the first female graduates of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She formed a group of visual artists along with Ada Carmichael, widow of Franklin Carmichael (a member of the famed Group of Seven).

Elm Bank House
23 Jason Road
*Note: Private property. Please observe the house from the street only. A hidden gem that is the oldest home in Etobicoke, dating to 1832. The home is now a private residence.

19, 32 and 34 Jason Road
*Note: Private property. Please observe the houses from the street only. Heritage listed properties that were constructed on the foundations of the old Grubb Farm, which dates back to the 1830s. The homes are now private residences.

Thistletown Multi-Service Centre
925 Albion Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9V 1A6
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.
Mark Reinhart

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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
Thistletown Multi-Service Centre
925 Albion Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9V 1A6

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

This stroll features some fantastic street art murals, plenty of wonderful green space such as the Humber Recreational Trail and Albion Gardens Park, and heritage designated buildings like Elm Bank House, the oldest home in Etobicoke. The stroll passes through the Albion-Islington Square BIA, which has plenty of fantastic local businesses to check out.

Main Streets: Albion Road and Islington Avenue
  1. Beaumonde Heights Park
    17 A Waltham Drive
    A small park featuring a pedestrian bridge, wildlife, ball diamond; tennis courts, and a playground
  2. MagicFinnga WonG (Basil Jardine) and Carlos Mural
    2645 Islington Avenue
    A mural that depicts a serene scene of a tiger drinking from a lotus pond, surrounded by rocks, flowers, and lily pads. Part of the StreetART Toronto program. Partnership organization: Rexdale Community Health Centre.
  3. MagicFinnga WonG (Basil Jardine) Mural
    2630 Islington Avenue
    A mural that depicts India's joyful and colourful Holi festival through images of elephants and people celebrating with coloured powder against a landscape background, reflecting the area's Indian community. Part of the StreetART Toronto program. Parnership organization: Rexdale Community Health Centre
  4. Village Green Park
    925 Albion Road
    Etobicoke's oldest park dating to 1895. It features an outdoor farmer's market, and a flea market held by Lion's Club.
  5. Albion Gardens Park
    41 Deanlea Court
    A park on the East Humber River that includes tennis courts, a playground and trails that connect to the West Humber Parkland
  6. Humber Recreational Trail
    Alhart Drive and Buckhorn Place
    The Humber Recreational Trail, like many of the other trails and wildlife sanctuaries in Toronto, is home to a variety of plant and tree species important to Indigenous Peoples. Of the many, one in particular, white pine, can be commonly found throughout the Humber Recreational Trail. Aside from the many practical purposes, white pine was a figurative representation of peace to the nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. To the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, white pine represents The Great Law of Peace. White pine's needles grow in clusters of five; the confederacy was originally comprised of five nations, and so, the Peacemaker's decision to choose white pine to symbolize unity was based out of that human to non-human relation. Indigenous knowledge often intertwines what is found naturally, into something that is found in teachable moments; in short Indigenous knowledge is very allegorical, and uses abstract ideas of nature to convey practical and sometimes spiritual ideas. Often times this proved to be quite an effective way of improving remembrance and discerning distinct ideas more effectively than by simply reading something and imagining what it could be. What could be found in nature, could be found in us as human beings, us being a part of nature and not separate from it.
  7. Anga's Farm
    89 Bankfield Drive
    Local favourite farm with apple picking & pumpkin patch. The site was declared the last remaining working farm by Etobicoke City Council on October 6th 1997
  8. Franklin Carmichael Art Centre
    34 Riverdale Drive
    Former residence of Dr. Agnes Ann Curtin, one of the first female graduates of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She formed a group of visual artists along with Ada Carmichael, widow of Franklin Carmichael (a member of the famed Group of Seven).
  9. Elm Bank House
    23 Jason Road
    *Note: Private property. Please observe the house from the street only. A hidden gem that is the oldest home in Etobicoke, dating to 1832. The home is now a private residence.
  10. 19, 32 and 34 Jason Road
    *Note: Private property. Please observe the houses from the street only. Heritage listed properties that were constructed on the foundations of the old Grubb Farm, which dates back to the 1830s. The homes are now private residences.
  11. Thistletown Multi-Service Centre
    925 Albion Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9V 1A6
    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.
    Mark Reinhart

Accessibility information: Most of the points of interest on this stroll are viewable from the street. Parts of the Humber Recreational Trail may be uneven and/or unpaved. For the entrance to the paved trail, please visit the West Humber Parkland at 451 Albion Road.

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.