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Davenport

Ward 9

Soccer & Railway Murals
1687 St. Clair Avenue West
The first mural pays tribute to the history of soccer and reflects the neighbourhood’s ‘football fever’, the importance of sportsmanship and team sport, and Torontonians’ ability to accept different cultures. The second mural pays tribute to Ontario’s railway history. Both murals were painted by Marcelo Pinero, Aelwynn Swanson, and Pia Ferrari from the Davenport Arts Community.

Earlscourt Park
1200 Lansdowne Avenue
Turning 100 years old this October, the largest greenspace in the neighbourhood features multipurpose sports fields, a children’s playground, a splash pad, and many walking trails. A historical plaque and World War One memorial describing the neighbourhood’s residents’ great contribution to the war effort is also located at the park entrance at Lansdowne Avenue and St. Clair Avenue W.

Stephanie Anacleto Art Box
Davenport Road and Lansdowne Avenue
The blue Portuguese design is a symbol of heritage. It is easily recognized as a motif of Portuguese identity.

Stairway House
1414 Davenport Road
*Note: Private property. Please observe the house from the street only. As you pass by this house on Davenport Road, you’ll notice it has over 40 steps! Built in 1912 by Robert James Dodds, this house includes many architectural features that were inspired by Dodds’ time in Mexico building houses such as its tile roof, awning-like curved eaves and front umbrage porch.

Earlscourt Branch
1625 Dufferin Street
Earlscourt Branch is a heritage designated Toronto Public Library branch dating to the early 1920s. Designed by architect Charles J. Gibson, the building stands out for its Georgian-style architecture, notably in its symmetry and the large columns that adorn the entrance.

Jay Wall Art Box
935 St. Clair Avenue West
This design serves as an homage to Jane Jacobs, the celebrated author, urban theorist, and activist who called Toronto home for many decades. It celebrates Jane’s legacy in advocating for the preservation of Toronto’s neighbourhoods, streets, and buildings. The design features one of Jane’s most poetic quotes: “What will remain of us is cities and songs”.

The Little House (1910)
128 Day Ave
*Note: Private property. Please observe the house from the street only. This is Toronto’s smallest home! It’s only 300 square feet and 7.25 feet wide. It was also featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2008.

Showcase on the Hudson Murals
1717 Dufferin Street
In collaboration with Hudson College and StreetARToronto, the graffiti arts collective Wallnoize brought together eleven artists to collaborate on the Hudson College wall facing Dufferin Street. Each artist used their artistry to demonstrate the power of creativity to the children and residents in the area. This mural spans almost an entire block along Dufferin Street.

St. Clair Streetcar
St. Clair Avenue West between Caledonia Road and Oakwood Avenue
The historic 512 route was one the first five laneways in Toronto to become equipped with a streetcar and helped to develop the city’s midtown.

Regal Road Junior Public School
95 Regal Road
The school – which opened in 1914 – sits on a hill with scenic views of the city. The school stands on the edge of the ancient Lake Iroquois escarpment. It also overlooks Davenport Rd., which was an important Indigenous trail that linked settlements with hunting and fishing grounds, and with trade routes that tied this region to the upper Great Lakes, the Atlantic coast, and the Midwest.

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Neighbourhood Stroll: Corso Italia-Davenport

This stroll features large green spaces like Earlscourt Park, some fantastic street art murals, the smallest home in Toronto, and an historic public school that has some of the best views of the city. It passes through the Corso Italia BIA, which features a tremendous array of shops, restaurants, and bars to choose from.

Main Streets: St. Clair Avenue West

Note: Some neighbourhood strolls may cross over into more than one ward.

  1. Soccer & Railway Murals
    1687 St. Clair Avenue West
    The first mural pays tribute to the history of soccer and reflects the neighbourhood’s ‘football fever’, the importance of sportsmanship and team sport, and Torontonians’ ability to accept different cultures. The second mural pays tribute to Ontario’s railway history. Both murals were painted by Marcelo Pinero, Aelwynn Swanson, and Pia Ferrari from the Davenport Arts Community.

  2. Earlscourt Park
    1200 Lansdowne Avenue
    Turning 100 years old this October, the largest greenspace in the neighbourhood features multipurpose sports fields, a children’s playground, a splash pad, and many walking trails. A historical plaque and World War One memorial describing the neighbourhood’s residents’ great contribution to the war effort is also located at the park entrance at Lansdowne Avenue and St. Clair Avenue W.

  3. Stephanie Anacleto Art Box
    Davenport Road and Lansdowne Avenue
    The blue Portuguese design is a symbol of heritage. It is easily recognized as a motif of Portuguese identity.

  4. Stairway House
    1414 Davenport Road
    *Note: Private property. Please observe the house from the street only. As you pass by this house on Davenport Road, you’ll notice it has over 40 steps! Built in 1912 by Robert James Dodds, this house includes many architectural features that were inspired by Dodds’ time in Mexico building houses such as its tile roof, awning-like curved eaves and front umbrage porch.

  5. Earlscourt Branch
    1625 Dufferin Street
    Earlscourt Branch is a heritage designated Toronto Public Library branch dating to the early 1920s. Designed by architect Charles J. Gibson, the building stands out for its Georgian-style architecture, notably in its symmetry and the large columns that adorn the entrance.

  6. Jay Wall Art Box
    935 St. Clair Avenue West
    This design serves as an homage to Jane Jacobs, the celebrated author, urban theorist, and activist who called Toronto home for many decades. It celebrates Jane’s legacy in advocating for the preservation of Toronto’s neighbourhoods, streets, and buildings. The design features one of Jane’s most poetic quotes: “What will remain of us is cities and songs”.

  7. The Little House (1910)
    128 Day Ave
    *Note: Private property. Please observe the house from the street only. This is Toronto’s smallest home! It’s only 300 square feet and 7.25 feet wide. It was also featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2008.

  8. Showcase on the Hudson Murals
    1717 Dufferin Street
    In collaboration with Hudson College and StreetARToronto, the graffiti arts collective Wallnoize brought together eleven artists to collaborate on the Hudson College wall facing Dufferin Street. Each artist used their artistry to demonstrate the power of creativity to the children and residents in the area. This mural spans almost an entire block along Dufferin Street.

  9. St. Clair Streetcar
    St. Clair Avenue West between Caledonia Road and Oakwood Avenue
    The historic 512 route was one the first five laneways in Toronto to become equipped with a streetcar and helped to develop the city’s midtown.

  10. Regal Road Junior Public School
    95 Regal Road
    The school – which opened in 1914 – sits on a hill with scenic views of the city. The school stands on the edge of the ancient Lake Iroquois escarpment. It also overlooks Davenport Rd., which was an important Indigenous trail that linked settlements with hunting and fishing grounds, and with trade routes that tied this region to the upper Great Lakes, the Atlantic coast, and the Midwest.

Accessibility information: Some walkways of Earlscourt Park are paved. Please enter from St. Clair Ave. W and Lansdowne Ave. Please also note that Regal Road Public School has grassy areas and some stairs.