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In Hamilton for the next couple of days, you know of any interesting building…

Pls email and I  will go and photo and post them.

Any new art too.

In Regent Park this weekend Canada 360 for the 150

LEAF to give Junction Tree tours Saturday, 2:00pm and 4:00pm start times

This Saturday join us in the Junction for a Tree Tour – 2:00pm and 4:00pm start times!

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Join Heritage Toronto, Councillor Ana Bailão, and the Friends of the West Toronto Railpath for the…

presentation of two plaques on rail heritage in the Junction Triangle.

1, Wallace Street Footbridge

2, West Toronto Railway Diamonds

.One of the plaques focuses on a beloved, and newly renovated neighbourhood landmark: the Wallace Street Footbridge. The other tells the history of the West Toronto Railway Diamonds and one of the busiest industrial crossroad in Toronto.

The plaque presentation will be followed by a 60-min walking tour of the West Toronto Railpath past and future, led by Councillor Ana Bailão and Scott Dobson.

The tour will highlight the following sites and projects:

♣ The George Chuvalo Community Centre
♣ 362 Wallace Plaza
♣ The Railpath Mural Project at the Wallace Station Lofts and the Red Cross building
♣ and the Sterling Project

Meet at the West Toronto Railpath, Cariboo Avenue entrance (25 Cariboo Avenue Toronto, ON M6P 3T7) at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 8, 2017

Admission is free but you need to RSVP
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WTJHS at the CANADA DAY PICNIC in High Park.

WTJHS at the CANADA DAY PICNIC in High Park.

JOIN ARIF VIRANI, MPP FOR PARKDATE HIGH PARK in High Park to celebrate Canada 150.

The WTJHS will host a community table in the area to the right of the Bloor Street entrance. Looking for volunteers to help staff the community table from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm.
If you are interested in volunteering at the WTJHS Community Table please send an e-mail to the Society at Please title your e-mail – Canada Day Picnic in High Park. Please include your name and phone numbers.

2753 DUNDAS STREET WEST, the only two story round facade of history left in the Junction

One of the most beautiful buildings in the Junction.


Junction Summer Solstice Festival

Larger residential housing in the Junction.

Walking around the Junction you can see that small groups of houses were built at the same time, by the same builder, with a 17 foot lot witth. then there are a few houses with a greater lot and building with, a few of them look like this building.

Sorauren Park News: First Outdoor Movie Saturday, June 24

WTJHS and Junction Heritage Conservation, at the Summer Solstice Festival

Summer Solstice Festival Saturday June 24, 2017 from noon to midnight

The WTJHS and Junction Heritage Conservation will be participating in the Summer Solstice Festival and will have a booth/display at the High Park Plaza Zone (High Park Ave and Dundas St W).

“Last Call Before the Junction Goes Dry” The Night They Closed the Bars and Other Spectacular Events in West Toronto. Neil Ross will lead two walks at 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm, departing from the WTJHS and Junction Heritage Conservation table. Sponsored by the Junction BIA

We are looking for volunteers who would like to join other WTJHS members at the Festival. There are volunteer opportunities for the set-up/take-down of the booth and staffing the booth. If you are interested in volunteering at the Festival please send an e-mail to the Society at Please title your e-mail – Summer Solstice Festival Volunteer. Please include your name and phone numbers

Michael Menegon’s CD Release for I Just Live Here, at the Junction Music Hall. July 6th, (long time creative director of the Junction Arts Festival)

Micheal does not do things without gusto and thought, this release events and the music are sure to worth checking out.


Disclaimer, this blog writer has worked with Micheal while on the board of the Junction Arts Festival. Sometimes we agreed, sometimes we didn’t.


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City reviewing permit fees and the design for sidewalk cafes, info meeting.

The City of Toronto is reviewing permit fees and the design for sidewalk cafes and marketing. Join us for the final public event to view information, speak with City staff and provide feedback.

Date & Time: Tuesday June 20, 2017 from 6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. Location: North York Civic Centre, Council Chambers, 5100 Yonge Street

All information materials are posted online at this weblink:

An online feedback form is also be provided for collecting opinions and comments at this weblink:

Questions about the review? Contact Janet Lo at 416-397-4853 or Information at the public event and online will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.



Visit the Kid’s Zone at the Summer Solstice, sponsored by Snug As A Bug in the Junction. Bring your kids for a fun afternoon (12pm to 6pm) of hula hooping, face painting, a magic show, and to bounce around in a pirate ship! Snug As A Bug will also be supplying a FREE craft kit for the little ones to take home. Don’t forget to stop by the store to get some crafting ideas and join in on the fun in the front window!

Can’t make it that day? Don’t worry, stop by the store anytime and you can pick up a FREE craft kit for your children. Each kit includes doodads and fabric swatches that your children can use to endlessly explore their creativity.

Snug As a Bug is a local store in the heart of the Junction, Toronto, that carries a large variety of baby and kid’s gifts. Snug As a Bug also designs a line of cozy and warm Canadiana onesies for your entire family…even your pets!

More Information:

Snug As a Bug: 3022 Dundas Street West, Toronto Ontario M6P1Z3

Monday, June 26th, Parkdale, WQW Heritage Study meeting

This Town Hall meeting will present the final report recommendations of the West Queen West Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study. The Study reviewed all the properties on Queen Street West between Bathurst Street and Roncesvalles Avenue.

The WQW HCD is but a component of a much larger WQW Planning Study started in 2015. This meeting is the kickoff and start of a conversation about the Parkdale and West Queen West areas can change and grow over time.

The evening will begin with an Open House from 6:30-7:00pm, followed by:
• A brief summary by City Staff on the WQW Heritage Study;
• Background on the Planning Study;
• Planning policies, building guidelines;
• Approaches to main street development.
• The type of development that may be possible in Parkdale / West Queen West; and,
• Next steps in the Planning Study process.

This presentation is followed by a discussion facilitated by the project team. This is where YOU can ask questions and share your comments. For more information contact Councillor Perks or City Planner Graig Uens, 416-397-4647.

Date: Monday, June 26th
Time: 6:30 p.m. – Open House,
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Presentation & Discussion
Place: 1115 Queen St W. – The Theatre Centre

Lake Ontario Spills Into Neighbourhoods, in New York state

text from the article,

click here to read.

In recent months, as Lake Ontario has reached levels that had not been seen in decades, the smallest of the Great Lakes has had the look of a glass of water filled to the brim, ready to spill over from the slightest ripple. Recurring floods across the lake’s southern edge, making up most of New York State’s northern border, have damaged homes, shut down businesses and overwhelmed storm sewer systems.