Month: June 2008Page 1 of 2

Bunge post 1 30 Weston Rd (old swift Packers site) redev- to retail

The north west corner of Weston Rd north of St Clair Ave., a corner that helped to form the beginning of the junction community, is to be redeveloped…

Sorauren Farmers' Market Today with Field Sparrow Farms

…even though it’s a long weekend the Sorauren Farmers’ Market will take place today Monday June 30th. There will be live music, a market bingo, and a fairy…

Studios for rent on Vine Ave. 142 – 144 Vine Ave

Hey, there are studios for rent on Vine ave  numbers 142 to 144 which was the A and B plastic building – until the mid 80’s? and more…

part of CP rail's West Toronto yard being sold for housing

CP Rail is now selling a portion of the West Toronto yard to be used for a housing development. Most likely the front row of houses will front…

Is Toronto in decline? (Toronto Star headline)

Using census data to identify problems the Fraser Institute has cited Toronto as a declining city, the census data does provide this sort of picture. While neighborhood people…

Possible streetcar route Exhibition to Roncesvalles and Queen W

Picture credit – 416style flickr The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and the City of Toronto are examining routes to extend streetcar service westward from Exhibition Place (where it…

Interesting house of the day 1

This an fine looking home in a nice neighborhood – still an affordable neighborhood yet still with a little excitement from the grit. Highlighted in green below in…

Industry St is cavalier towards it's demise

On Industry Ave just above Eglinton Ave at Black Creek Rd.  you can see the last twisted remnants of the old Kodak plant gate. Through the gate you…

West Toronto Junction Historical Walking Tour on youtube

The West Toronto Junction Historical Society  has placed a  video of their Walking Tour on YouYube. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_POaQrUNak&eurl=http://video.google.ca/

sidewalks on Vine Ave Pacific to Keele

For ever – is the approx time  people on Vine Ave  and the greater junction have been waiting, to have sidewalks placed on the north side of the…

Big on Bloor success

The Big on Bloor fest – they were so tight for space, with over 400 tables booked and all the performance and art exhibits – but it all…

Traffic calming the city's ways and methods

Picture credit – rachaelvoorhees FlickrGetting speed bumps and or no through traffic signs, or a reduction in speed to 30 km in the City of Toronto is long…

Places to live not that common in West Toronto

This townhouse currently for sale just off Lakeshore Blvd is one very few homes in the West end that provide you with such a close view of the…

junction community meeting Wednesday July 2nd 7:00pm

A meeting to discuss issues and and chat about the community – and meet each other at the Troubadour Bar 3071 Dundas St. West  (at Quebec North side…

a walk through the Eglinton/ Caledonia area

Walk though the Eglinton/Caledonia area –  down through a side street and what you will see is the growth of small post war bungalows into mini mansions. The…

Open city @ xspace june 19th to 28th

Open city is a Ontario College of Art and Design and City of Toronto effort to show design solutions for real neighborhoods in Toronto. While in the past…

Bedford Furniture Industries Inc. site

Bedford Furniture Industries Inc. known to many people as King Koil – a mattress manufacturer sold it’s historical manufacturing site on February 24, 2006 for $14,700,000, an industrial…

Thursday links

The Toronto Star is reporting – once again t he St. Clair West streetcar right-of-way once again is mired in controversy as TTC officials yesterday threw cold water…

3080 Dundas St West whats up?

This building is tough, it has taken some knocks, and to discover whats going to be it’s fate is the question. For many years it was a green…

West Bend Comm. Assoc June Meeting discusses rail issues

The West Bend Community Association – June Meeting 18 June 2008, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Indian Road Crescent School 2nd floor staff room 285 Indian Road Crescent Guest…

too much trouble to talk

Picture credit – junctioneer 2008 What would  a person-on-the-street in the Palmerston area, out for house looking walk think about how the choices of these too people  affect…

Monday Links

The current Etobicoke at 2201 Finch Ave West. Plans for a new provincial courthouse in the Six Points area of Etobicoke have become more expansive reports a story…

smoking around children post at junction-parents blog

Picture credit – jbcurio The junction-parents blog community has a post concerning smoking around children and in parks thats is particularity relevant to the community and so important…

Saturday links

Christopher Hume at the star has an interesting article concerning Toronto and were it’s going. Want a new urban model? Go west Vancouver’s approach to city-building is now…

Weekend events update from past posts

Restaurant opening update from a post By David Kathryn and Chef Pierre will be opening up their cafe will Cafe du Lac in Old Mimico  this weekend for…