Chine drive is a Scarborough side street that residents pride for its rural-country feel. It is also one that parents detest for its lack of sidewalks. Chine Drive Public School is located at the end of the street, making the roadway a main path for students.
The fate of a line of century-old trees, the city has voted to cut down on Chine Drive in Scarborough, remains on hold. City plans along Chine Drive, where members of the Group of Seven artists met at one time, have called for the installation of sidewalks. And with a school located at the end of the street, city officials worry about the safety of travelling students beneath such elderly trees.