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[PHOTO] Twenty-two photos of Caledonia Road, Eglinton south to Davenport

This evening after work, I took a walk south down Caledonia Road, from Eglinton Avenue West south to the street’s terminus with Davenport Road. This stretch of Caledonia Road has multiple neighbourhood allegiances: It is recognized as a standalone neighbourhood of Caledonia, wedged between the rail lines to the west and Prospect Cemetery to the east, but the city of Toronto recognizes it as Caledonia-Fairbanks, and it fits within the broader neighbourhood of Fairbank at least as far south as St. Clair Avenue. South of St. Clair, Caledonia Road might also fit into Earlscourt, but I’m unclear about that.

Whatever this neighbourhood is called, it is a generally non-descript area of western Toronto, part of the old city of York and heavily low-rise residential. It shades lightly into commercial at major intersections and tending towards the post-industrial around Caledonia’s intersection with St. Clair Avenue. It is a heavily Portuguese neighbourhood, with Portuguese and Azorean flags adorning many front stoops, but it is not unique in this. It is a neighbourhood become increasingly popular with homebuyers, many signs advertising sales and advertisements. It will certainly be transformed in coming years: Densification must surely hit here too, especially with the Eglinton Crosstown coming. It was lovely walking even the ever-darkening clear blue sky.

Looking south, Caledonia at Eglinton #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #fairbank

Looking south, Caledonia between Eglinton and Keith #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #fairbank

Looking east, Keith at Caledonia #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #fairbank #keithave

Looking west, Keith at Caledonia #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #fairbank #keithave

Looking south at Caledonia towards Kitchener #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #kitcheneravenue #intersection

Flag of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Caledonia at Kitchener #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #kitcheneravenue #flags #uruguay

Alley, Caledonia by Summit #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #summitave #alley #laneway

Looking south, towards Caledonia and Corby #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #corbyave

F.H. Miller Junior Public School #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #school #fhmiller

Looking south, Caledonia and Rogers #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #rogersroad #intersection

Looking south at the sale signs, Caledonia at Innes #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #innesavenue #realestate

Looking south at the sale sign, Caledonia below Innes #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #innesavenue #realestate

Front garden, 117 Caledonia Road #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #gardens #flags #azores #portugal #canada

Case dad Beiras Cultural Community Centre #toronto #caledoniafairbamk #caledoniaroad #portuguesecanadian #casadasbeiras

Looking south, Caledonia at St. Clair  #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #stclairavenue #stclairwest #intersection

Looking west, Caledonia at St. Clair  #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #stclairavenue #stclairwest #intersection #512stclair #ttc #streetcar

Looking west, Caledonia at St. Clair (2) #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #stclairavenue #stclairwest #intersection #512stclair #ttc #streetcar

Below the curve (1) #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #earlscourtpark #earlscourt//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Below the curve (2) #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #earlscourtpark #earlscourt

Below the curve (3) #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #earlscourtpark #earlscourt

Looking south, Caledonia at Davenport (1) #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #davenportroad #earlscourtpark #earlscourt

Looking west, Davenport at Caledonia #toronto #caledoniafairbank #caledoniaroad #davenportroad #earlscourtpark #earlscourt

Written by Randy McDonald

July 10, 2018 at 10:59 pm