The Regent Theatre at 551 Mount Pleasant Avenue is being restored.

Terra Bruce has sent a letter as follows: Letter to Residents: Based in St. John’s and Toronto, Terra Bruce Productions (TBP), an award-winning Canadian theatre company founded to create and stage original musical theatre productions, acquired the venue in January of this year. Terra Bruce can’t wait to open the theatre doors to welcome residents … Read more

Regent Theatre has been sold to TerraBruce

The Regent movie theatre has been sold, but the people who bought it are planning on turning it into something totally new that will hopefully benefit the community. The Regent Theatre was originally built in 1927 and was once known as the Belsize, and has now been purchased by Terra Bruce Productions. Based in St. John’s … Read more

An interview with Juanne Hemsol, SERRA’s first president

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same. Please read this interview with Juanne Hemsol, SERRA’s first president and decide for yourself what has changed in our neighbourhood in the past 54 years. This interview written and conducted by Mary Turcotte. SERRA Mandate: SERRA was formed (1965) for the purpose of furthering and … Read more

Heritage Fun Facts – Where is Joseph Avenue?

The western part of Millwood Road was originally named Joseph Avenue after Joseph Davis as seen on the Goad map from 1913. The name of this portion of the street was changed to Millwood Road with the amalgamation of the Village of North Toronto with the City of Toronto.  

In 1979, Janet Magee Manor was named in honour of Mrs. Janet M. Magee

Heritage  – Did You Know … Erected in 1979, Janet Magee Manor was named in honour of Mrs. Janet Magee, a dedicated community worker in North Toronto, who was born in Lombardy, Perth County, Ont. Read more at:  Janet M. Magee Historical Plaque –

Community Meeting regarding the addition for Hodgson Middle School

The community is invited to attend a community meeting regarding the planned addition / expansion of Hodgson Middle School. The meeting will be held on Monday June 11, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at Hodgson Middle School, 282 Davisville Avenue, in the Gymnasium. To read more, please click here go to the TDSB website. Below is the … Read more


Feb 4, 2018 Update: More than 100 people attended the community meeting to share ideas on how to save the Regent Theatre. Thanks to Councillor Matlow for taking the lead on this important initiative and for his support. Click here to read the article about the community meeting. We will share more information once it … Read more

129-year old house on Balliol St. is threatened!

The rare “Ontario Cottage” style house at 505 Balliol St. was built about 1888. It appears on an 1890 map of the Davisville area. This house served as a neighbourhood grocery store and post office until the 1950s. Local children would frequent the store for candy and Popsicles. A Coca-Cola sign remained in the front bay … Read more

1890 Fire Insurance Map of the Davisville Area

Yonge Street is to the left with a cluster of buildings of the village of Davisville. The purple circle is around Davisville school. The blue line is where Tullis Dr is now on top of Mud Creek. It appears that today’s short block of Glebe Road is all that remains of the original Glebe Road … Read more