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Getting to Wildside - Directions

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On the Subway: Get off at Dundas or Carleton/College. Gerrard goes perpendicular to Yonge and is in the center halfway between Dundas and Carleton. Walk north to Gerrard from Dundas or south to Gerrard from Carleton. Turn East and walk to #161. Some people take the streetcar from Yonge St. east to Jarvis St. two blocks first. Some walk. do what you like. We are across from Alan Gardens park so if you take Carleton you can walk through the park to get to us.

From within the city:

We are North East of the Eaton Center and South East of Maple Leaf Gardens in down town Toronto a few blocks North of the Gardiner Expressway.

Take the Jarvis exit north off the Gardiner, turn right at Gerrard Street (there is a big cut stone church on the corner).

We are across from Allen Gardens Park geometrically dead center between Jarvis and Sherbourne St. at #161.

Patricia Aldridge is an artist and the building looks like, and is, an art gallery called the Alan Gardens Floral Art Gallery. There is floral art on the outside of the building and a 1972 Kawasaki motorcycle out front covered with jewels.

When approaching Toronto from the East - Take the 401 going west:

Take the Don Valley Parkway South to the Gardiner Expressway westbound (just stay on the DVP) and take the first exit, Sherbourne/Jarvis.

Turn right at the stop sign on to Sherbourne Street.

Proceed eight stop lights north. You will see Alan Gardens Park to the left just ahead of where you want to turn.

Turn left at Gerrard Street East. (Alan Gardens will then be on your right).

Wildside is located in the middle of the middle block across from the park at number 161.

Patricia Aldridge is an artist and the building looks like, and is, an art gallery called the Alan Gardens Floral Art Gallery. There is floral art on the outside of the building and a 1972 Kawasaki motorcycle out front covered with jewels.

Just park out front. There is no parking meter but you can purchase a ticket from the pay station in front of 163 Gerrard St. East and place it on your dash.


When approaching from the West or from the Lester B. Pearson Intl. airport:

Take the 401 Eastbound to the 427 southbound (the exit is near the airport).

Proceed south on the 427 to the QEW, make a left turn and proceed east on the Queen Elizabeth Way, which will magically turn into the Gardiner Expressway.

Pass theRogers Dome and the CN Tower and take the Jarvis Exit on the right, it is the first exit after the York, Bay, Yonge St.exit.

Make a left turn at the bottom of the ramp (Jarvis St.) and proceed nine stoplights north until you reach Gerrard Street East.

Turn right at Gerrard Street and go to #161. We are at the middle of the middle block across from the Alan Gardens Park.

Patricia Aldridge is an artist and the building looks like, and is, an art gallery called the Alan Gardens Floral Art Gallery. There is floral art on the outside of the building and a 1972 Kawasaki motorcycle out front covered with jewels.

Just park out front. There is no parking meter but you can purchase a ticket from the pay station in front of 163 Gerrard St. East and place it on your dash.


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