Woodbine Corridor Real Estate and Neighbourhood:
Once upon a time, the Woodbine Corridor was a postal village known as 'Norway' though there is no evidence of settlers in the area being from that country. It is likely that the name came from the Norway Pines that dominated the area and were the raw material for the community's main industry. The village of Norway was annexed by the city of Toronto in 1909 and development soon followed. The neighbourhood that became Woodbine Corridor quickly became known as a working-class piece of Toronto and it was a city-decreed union of what was known as the Danforth Village and Upper Beach and the latter name is still used for the area sometimes. The official city name for the area is 'East End Danforth', though it is seldom used.
Most of the housing examples in the area comprise of early 1900's semi-detached homes and they come with fairly wide lots, many are two and three bedrooms and are in the standard style of the east-end of Toronto. Many have been emptied out and redone, while others only need a few renovations here and there and maybe some landscaping. Most of them have mutual driveways while some offer private garage parking through a rear laneway. There is much new construction underway and new developments are popping up.
East Lynn Park sits at the northwestern boundary of the Woodbine Corridor and has many events during the year that draw crowds; there's a Hallowe'en Pumpkin Festival and Farmer's Market during the spring and summer. There are many quaint little shops and cafes in the area and a wide variety of restaurants that offer everything from classic burgers to Japanese food to Mexican and one must not forget Little India nearby where all of your sense will be dazzled and fascinated.
The Woodbine Corridor has two junior public schools: Norway and Kew Beach and one senior school, Glen Ames. Bowmore Road is a combined junior and senior school and Georges-Etienne Cartier is a catholic french school. The neighbourhood of Woodbine Corridor was once a working-class neighbourhood but now it is becoming a family-friendly area near public transit and a relative bargain when compared with some of the more well-known areas nearby.