Flemingdon Park

Flemingdon Park
View towards the retail plaza.

Flemingdon Park was Canada's first "apartment city". First proposed in 1958 to house a growing number of immigrants to Toronto, most development was finished in the 1970's. The name is a combination of "Fleming" after the original owner of the farmland, and "Don" from the river that forms the eastern and souther boundary of the neighborhood.

Flemingdon Park
Pedestrian path through Flemingdon Park.

In the early 1980's, I lived in a condo overlooking the Don Valley Parkway. Often, I would walk to work at Eglinton Avenue and Don Mills Road. The supermarket was conveniently located along the walk home.

Flemingdon Park
View from the Spanbridge Road bridge towards downtown.

For cyclists, this area is a dream, with bicycle paths leading in a number of directions. To the north-west, you can cycle through Ernest Thompson Seton Park, up towards Sunnybrook Park and Edwards Gardens. To the south-east, you can cycle through Taylor Creek Park. And to the south-west, cycling paths lead along the Don River all the way to the downtown.

Flemingdon Park
Buses on Grenoble Drive.

This area is well-served by public transit. Buses along Eglinton Avenue head towards the Eglinton and Kennedy subway stations. To the south, buses head towards either the Pape or Broadview subway stations.

Flemingdon Park
View towards some tall apartment buildings.