The Toronto Women’s Housing Co-operative is located in two buildings on Shuter Street in east-end Toronto near the intersection of Queen Street East and Parliament Street. The co-op buildings are within a block of several TTC streetcar and bus routes. The co-op is also easy to access by car from the Don Valley Parkway or the Gardiner Expressway.
Because of the central location, the co-op is in a walkable neighbourhood. Walkable neighbourhoods offer benefits to health, the environment, finances, and communities. The main address of the co-op has a Walk Score of 95 (out of 100), which makes the location a “Walker’s Paradise.” The accessibility of public transit is another benefit of the location. The co-op has a Transit Score of 100, making it a “Rider’s Paradise.” Finally, a Bike Score of 96 means the co-op’s location is also a “Biker’s Paradise.” For more details, see Walkscore 397 Shuter.
The co-op is in the centre of a rapidly developing area of Toronto. The co-op itself is in Corktown. To the north, the Regent Park revitalization has brought new recreational and arts facilities to the area. Farther north lies the Victorian architecture of Cabbagetown. To the south and west the Distillery District and the St. Lawrence neighbourhood are within walking distance. To the south and west is the still-growing West Don Lands development, which includes the Canary District and a new park, Corktown Common. Also nearby, on the east side of the Don River are Riverside and Leslieville.
How to get to the Co-op
(to 397 Shuter Street)
Queen Street East streetcar (501) Exit at Sackville Street and walk one block north.
Dundas Street East streetcar (504) Exit at Sackville Street and walk one block south.
Parliament Street bus (65) Exit at Shuter Street and walk two blocks east.