Month: May 2008Page 1 of 2

View of condo skyline from Lakeshore Rd West

This view from the site on a new condo just west of Bathurst St off Lakeshore Rd. West on the north side provide a clear view of Toronto’s…

67 Vine Ave fire

Today, the house in yesterday’s post about an unkempt house on Vine Ave, was gutted by a fire.  Some of the fire department personel commented to neighbours that…

Three blocks with energy

Walk, ride, or drive up Runnymede Road from St Johns Street to St Clair Avenue and the you can just feel happy energy. Laughing construction workers building the…

Does WTO need Residential Permit Parking forums?

We all know the house, illegally divided into 4 apartments, where the city allows two, and this isn’t such a problem as long as the property owner (landlord)…

– Dereliction of Duty – On Vine Ave.

Buildings such as this one on Vine Avenue are in the worst cases becoming a fire hazards, unsafe for those living in them, or a haven for drug…

City of Toronto sells off west end lane

The city of Toronto directed the City Solicitor to enact a draft bylaw to permanently close the public lane at the rear of 76 Davenport Road. The Toronto…

Smallest, Coolest Apartment (we can them condos in TO)

Every year, interior design blog Apartment Therapy holds its Smallest, Coolest Apartment contest, receiving entries from creative apartment dwellers from everywhere. Want design ideas for your condo space…

Quebec Av N of Dundas St W to have more parking

Etobicoke York Community Council approved the enactment of the proposed parking regulations on both sides of Quebec Avenue. Parking regulations now allow parking on both sides of Quebec…

What a West Toronto development site costs – an example

Realnet – a real estate Information Service used by just about very commercial property investor and developer is reporting 207 New Toronto St. Etobicoke, has sold for $8,620,000…

More buyers opting for condos in Toronto

Picture credit – St-Even’s More people are buying condos in Toronto rather than single-detached homes states article in today’s National Post (which can be said to include the…

Dundas West Arts Building Collective open house

The Dundas West Arts Building Collective open house is running Sat. May 24th and Sunday May 25th. Seeing an artists space is great, but look harder at the details…

Trees are extra special yet isn't the right tree needed

Trees are needed much more all over the city especially beside the boulevard roads – which all seem to have so few (see Lakeshore West). Looking at the…

Demolition Watch: Lloyd Ave Houses Gone

These houses which were demolished last week were a great example of common construction in the wards west of Bathurst in west Toronto. They have a brick veneer front…

Thursday Links

Picture credit –  2008 reclaimedhome The Globe and Mail has an intersting article on home renovation using CMHC data. some of the interesting points. – Forty per cent…

Oh my all the West Toronto neighbourhoods

Picture credit – aa440 Looking at the city’s list of West Toronto neighborhoods is amazing there are so many. It would make a great popup book showcasing all…

Freed Developments sovereign rights declared

Another piece of the puzzle? , oh it isn’t a puzzle, but could it be that somewhere – somehow Freed Developments was given and maybe taken through some…

big on bloor

At this street fair they come right out and say it, they want to build community, provide resident interaction and celebrate their diverse population and groups, and they…

More accurate than a google map – Friends of Dundas and Bloor

f There are a number of concerned community groups in West Toronto. All of them have a number of challenges (funds, volunteers, you can fill in the rest)…

main event at the confluence of Bathurst/King West/Wellington

The main event at  the confluence of  Bathurst – King West – Wellington this year is building. The building up of condos and the removal of small buildings…

People dancing in Christie Pits Park (Bloor and Christie)

httpv://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzau1U8S4yg Christie Pits park was simply full on action and people Thursday night.

Dundas West – Retail Reno Watch

3093 Dundas St. West (south side between Quebec Ave. and Clendenan Ave.) Although we’re seeing a lot of new businesses popping up on Dundas West in the junction,…

1st Sorauren Farmers Market season

Picture credit – westendfood.coop web site 2008 There is a new farmers market coming to the west end. The Sorauren Farmers Market will take place in Sorauren Park…

Vine Ave. parkette Shed cartoons

Picture credit – R English 2008 A reader today emailed us photos of the Vine Ave parkette being painted with cartoons. Is this one of a lot installations…

Jane/Wollner garden Plots

This past Saturday the Jane/Wollner garden Plots were a bee hive of activity with 10 people working at making there plots ready. A couple of guys with a…

Hydro Pole removal on Pacfic Ave

Hydro pole removal on Pacific Ave continues southward towards Bloor St W., as it’s looks now they will be blocking Pacific south of Humberside Av. Tuesday the 13th….