The "ABC" Area is a diverse area with established residential streets, single-family houses, low- and high-rise condos and apartment buildings, and commercial establishments.
ABC encompasses Yorkville, once a hippie hangout and now an upscale tourist and residential area.
A bit of history…
ABC was formed in 1957 as the Bay Avenue Road Ratepayers’ Association with aims to monitor changes in the neighbourhood and to improve life in the community.
Inga Fogelberg was instrumental in its founding and lawyer Louis Duncan, an Annex resident, was helpful in setting up the new organization.
In the late ’60s, the Association briefly joined the residents to the north of the railway tracks to form Avenue Bay Cottingham (hence ABC).
The original logo of three adjoining gable houses (at the southeast corner of Hazelton and Berryman) was drawn for the Association more than thirty-five years ago by Toronto artist Albert Franck (1899-1973) who lived at 90 Hazelton and who celebrated old Toronto houses in art.