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AnchorCap&Closure Corporation OF CANADA. LIMITED FACTORY AND GENERAL OFFICES 50 Dovercourt Road TORONTO. ONTARIO

C A N A I)IAN GROCE R September 6, 1918.

Green 13 & Annette Library present free screening Call of the Forest

Green 13 & Annette Library present free screening Call of the Forest 

Annette Library -145 Annette Street

May 15th, 2018

6:15 -8:15 PM

www.green13toronto.org 

Take a walk in the woods with acclaimed Irish-Canadian scientist and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger as she reveals our profound human connection to the ancient & sacred northern forests
“From the sacred sugi and cedar forests of Japan, the ancient Raheen Wood of Ireland, and the walnut and redwood trees of America, to the great boreal forest of Canada, ‘Call of the Forest’ tells the amazing stories behind the history and legacy of these ancient forests while also explaining the science of trees and the irreplaceable roles they play in protecting and feeding the planet.
‘Call of the Forest’ sounds the alarm by calling for immediate action on a global scale, but at its heart, it is a story of triumph, proposing a simple strategy for each of us to combat climate change by planting trees in our own yards and neighbourhoods.

Read more about the film and watch the trailer at
http://calloftheforest.ca/about/ synopsis-and-trailer/

145 Annette Street 416-393-7692

The amazing huge advertising sign at Ronny, Queen and King West.

This sign really dominates the rather large intersection when viewed from the south, or east, it is less looming from the west and north. A beautiful mass of a stick built steel structure. The buildings under the structure are rendered small when viewed with the sign structure, creating a

 

 

 

 

 

The amazing huge advertising sign at Ronny, Queen and King West.

This sign really dominates the rather large intersection when viewed from the south, or east, it is less looming from the west and north. A beautiful mass of a stick built steel structure. The buildings under the structure are rendered small when viewed with the sign structure, creating a

The amazing huge advertising sign at Ronny, Queen and King West.

This sign really dominates the rather large intersection when viewed from the south, or east, it is less looming from the west and north. A beautiful mass of a stick built steel structure. The buildings under the structure are rendered small when viewed with the sign structure, creating a

Harris Abattoir, Fire 100 years ago today

The loss to the buildings and equipment of the Harris Abattoir, West Toronto .through the recent fire, is estimated at $1,000,000, covered by insurance. Reconstruction will be started within a few days, according to statements of the company’s oflicials.

published April 24, 1918

It cost 79,000 dollars 1911 dollars to complete Annette Public School.

March 29, 1911 No. 13 The Contract Record

Annette street school, 16 rooms addition of second and third stories to complete the new building, $75,000;

Fern avenue school, 6 rooms, addition to east side of building.$30,000.

Junction Triangle, what? gets canopies over sidewalks under subways at King St., Queen St., and Lansdowne Ave

Toronto, Ont.—Board of Control let contract for supply and delivery of material for canopies over sidewalks under subways at King St., Queen St., and Lansdowne Ave., to the A. B. Ormsby Co., Ltd., Toronto, at $3,441.60 total, material to be keystone copper bearing steel sheets.

Toronto, Ont.—November 27, 1919 THE CANADIAN ENGINEER

Roncesvalles Avenue erection of a library

Tenders will be received until August 10th for the

erection of a library

at Kew Beach and another at

Roncesvalles Avenue and Wright Street

. Architects, Eden .Smith & Sons, 199 Yonge Street. Estimated cost, $20,000 each.

published THE CONTRACT RECORD August 4, 1915

Junction horse barns event, The Staples store now is sat on the lot.

 

UNION STOCK YARDS OF TORONTO, LIMITED Keele Street, WEST TORONTO

Immense Auction Sale 200 Horses, 100 Sets Team and Driving Harness, 200 Wagons,

Sleighs, Buggies, Cutters, etc.

By instructions from The Aviation Department, IMPERIAL MUNITIONS BOARD We will sell, without any reserve, on MONDAY,TUESDAYandWEDNESDAY SEPT. 17th, 18th and 19th

Their Entire Construction Equipment, as follows 135 HEAVY DRAFT MARES AND GELDINGS. 62 GENERAL PURPOSE HORSES & DRIVERS. 80 SETS HEAVY DOUBLE HARNESS. 20 SETS LIGHT DOUBLE HARNESS. 14 SETS SINGLE DRIVING HARNESS. 2 SETS SINGLE EXPRESS HARNESS. 63 LUMBER SLEIGHS, 33 LUMBER WAGGONS. 17 LUMBER TRUCKS.

5 LUMBER TRUCKS, FRONTS. 6 LORRY WAGGONS, 26 DUMP WAGGONS. 6 FOUR PASSENGER DEMOCRAT WAGGONS.

8 SINGLE BUGGIES, 10 CUTTERS. 13 EXPRESS BOB SLEIGHS. 12 EXPRESS OR DELIVERY WAGGONS. Also a large number of Disc Harrows, Plows, Barrows, Road Making Implements, Stable Equipment, etc.

The entire outfit was intrcliased about six niontlis ago by tlie De-partment for construction work in connection with buildings, grad-ing, drainage, road making, etc., for the several aviation schools now in operation. As the work is comjjleted the Board has no further use for this equipment, and therefore takes this means of disposing of it to the highest bidder. Each article will be sold separately. The entire outfit is now at our stables for inspection.

The horses comprise mostly Heavy Draught Mares and Geldings 14.o0 to 17.50 pounds. There are about thirty lighter blocks, also about twenty-five strong, well broken drivers. All the liorses have been in constant use.

This is tile largest and most valuable consigr:.-:ient of construction equipment ever offered by auction in Toronto.

No other entries will be received for this sale. Our attention will be devoted entirely to the Imperial Munitions Hoard consignment.

Those interested in this great sale will find everything in first class condition, and very little the worse for wear. The horses are in excellent working order. They were bought by practical judges under veterinary inspection.

Don’t fail to keep this important date before you, , as it is a rare chance to get good stock at whatever it will bring.

UNION STOCK YARDS OF TORONTO, LIMITED WALTER HARLAND SMITH, Manager Horse Dept.

Stephen Otto: A tireless advocate for better cities Remember the Toronto that worked? Meet one of its makers, Stephen Ott.

Stephen Otto: A tireless advocate for better cities

Remember the Toronto that worked? Meet one of its makers, Stephen Otto, with some of his useful reflections.

As one of Steve Otto’s many admirers put it, he is the very opposite of a loose cannon. Quiet, effective but self-effacing to a fault, he is one of those quintessential Quiet Canadians who make a difference.

In Otto’s case, that means heritage, history and preservation. Though these are topics about which we profess to care deeply, reality tells us otherwise; the past is under constant pressure from the forces of growth. In cities like Toronto, the losses have been heavy. And although the destruction wrought by the excesses of 1950s and ’60s urban renewal has diminished, nothing can ever be taken for granted.

The heritage movement does what it can on painfully limited means; a myriad of organizations have sprung up to defend everything from old train stations and schoolhouses to streetscapes and entire neighbourhoods. But Otto’s special effectiveness comes from the informal but influential network he has assembled over the course of the last four decades. It stretches well beyond the usual confines of a single-issue community to encompass a wide-ranging cast of characters.

And as Otto will tell you, preserving heritage, refurbishing and re-using it, only makes sense. It’s not a question of being charitable, but of building and growing intelligently. In other words, history is a resource, not a hindrance.

“Steve knows how things work,” says the Ontario Architectural Conservancy’s Rollo Myers, a long-time friend and fellow fighter in the preservation trenches. “He’s done a great deal, most of which people aren’t necessarily aware of.”

Full article Link below

 

 

 

https://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2010/03/21/stephen_otto_a_tireless_advocate_for_better_cities.html

Roman Meal the Vine Ave bread.

 

THE exhibit of Roman Meal occupied a very strategic position at one of the main entrances to the grandstand. Here the public was invited to partake of Woman Meal Porridge,Roman Meal Nuggets, Roman Meal Bread and Roman Meal Buns, Gems, Cookies, etc.. and at no time during the entire Exhibition were the demonstrators idle. The public simply clamored for Roman Meal products and kept the demonstrators on the jump.

Dr. Jackson was invariably the centre of an interested group to whom he pointed out the great benefits to be derived from using Roman Meal as the basis of the provisioning of the body.

Roman Meal has wonderful health-giving properties derived from the different grains from which it is compounded, and the way these grains are milled.

The first product put out by the Roman Meal Co. was Roman Meal, but now this firm has another product called Roman Meal Nuggets, which are becoming very popular and present a new avenue of profit to all dealers who push them.

Roman Meal Nuggets are made from Roman Meal, but are ready cooked, thus giving a ready-to-serve cereal which has great health giving properties. They may be eaten with milk or cream, in soups, or from the pocket as a light lunch.

Thousands of people were introduced to Roman Meal products in the right way. They saw the goods. They tasted them when they were properly made and they heard Dr. Jackson explain what health-giving properties these foods contain, and what benefits can be derived from their daily use.

Dr. Jackson has left no stone unturned to make Roman Meal a success, and the demonstration at the Canadian National Exhibition is just one of the many put on by this firm throughout the country. Roman Meal has been an outstanding success and well warrants any merchant’s attention and co-operation.

WTJHS May Meeting, Thursday, May 3, 2017.

WTJHS May Meeting is our Annual General Meeting, Thursday, May 3, 2017.    Please join us for our AGM. The AGM is an event that provides: a summary of the WTJHS operation for 2017/18, the election of the executive committee for the 2018/19 season, the presentation of the financial report, plans and priorities for 2018/19 season, and an opportunity to address questions to the executive.

If you are interested in joining the Executive Committee and would like some more information on the vacant positions please send an e-mail to (junctionhistorical@gmail.com).  Please title your e-mail – Executive Committee Opportunities.

This is your opportunity to interact with fellow members and to be part of the planning for the 2018/19 Season!

Please note the time changes:
•       Set up and Social Time –  6:30 pm
•       AGM – 7:00 pm
•       Announcements and other WTJHS Business – 8:15 pm

Meeting Location – Annette Street Library, Lower Level, 145 Annette Street

West Toronto Junction Historical Society Tour and Presentation at the Archives of Ontario

Tour and Presentation at the Archives of Ontario on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 10:00 am.  The Archives of Ontario building is located on the Keele campus of York University.  As of December 2017, you can get to the Archives by public transit.  The Archives of Ontario is just steps from the York University subway station

This session has been organized for WTJHS members.  You must register to attend the session.  There is a limited number of spaces.

You can register by sending an e-mail to the Society at (junctionhistorical@gmail.com).  Please title your e-mail – Tour of Archives of Ontario.   Please include your name and phone numbers.

West Toronto Junction Historical Society
Annette Street Library
145 Annette St.
Toronto, Ontario M6P 1P3
Canada

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Dupont St. and Manning Ave. December 18, 1919 THE CANADIAN ENGINEER

Toronto, Ont.—Three new factories will be erected near the corner of Dupont St. and Manning Ave. The north-east corner has been sold to the Willard Chocolate Co., who will build an ice cream factory at a cost of $140,000. On the north-west corner the Ward Baking Co., of New York, will erect a large bakery, and on the 150-foot site on the north side of Dupont St. the Kinnear Wholesale Grocery Co. will build a $150,000warehouse. The construction of the factories is expected to begin in a few months.