Month: July 2008Page 1 of 2

things you need to know when buying an older house in the junction

Thinking of buying an older house in the Junction?  Ok, well the vast majority of the houses are just old, with only a few new townhouses around …new being…

Arts Junction Blog series on arts in the Junction

Art of the Junction is a series of posts on creative happenings in the junction currently being posted by the  Arts Junction Blog. Their method of a series…

Freed's quiet condo demo

Freed Development’s Six50 (650) King West – 214 Unit Residential Condominium project has begun demolition –    quietly it seems, questioned a office worker- a  project manager –…

hemmed in

The Gardiner Expressway is raised well above ground level but one can barely see the lake from this spot just west of High Park where a new Lakeshore…

Interesting house of the day 4 -189 Franklin Ave

This house even without all of the selling agents buildup is a home, at least it’s looks  like it is from the outside. The home offers a veranda…

Why does a Pickering publisher think they are needed here?

Today a paper arrived, it’s new?  What is it for?  Why do the publishers of this paper think the Junction community needs a paper from an American company…

Vine Parkette is Flush with cash- Will they spend it without your input?

In August of 2006 the community had a meeting in Vine Ave Parkette with the local councilor and the park manager –  the outcome was… the money wasn’t there…

Kipling Ave Toronto, Glass Container Plant closing

Glass vessels entering a Lehr Picture Credit – junctioneer Owens-Illinois, Inc is closing it’s Kipling Ave Plant in West Toronto totally on Sept 30 ’08. This is a…

Mimico Waterfront: Phase 1 opens – press scrum coverage

Its a perfect day in the neighbourhood! A variety of Mimico residents, politicians and local activists are celebrating the opening of Phase 1 of Mimico’s new waterfront park…

Development Watch – old Keele Street Canadian Tire Store

The junction devoid of condo product – a sure hit for all – thoughts on junction condo development Deconstruction of the old Keele Street Canadian Tire Store is slowly…

Junction Residents Assoc. Next agenda meeting for August 6th

Picture Credit – Metrix X Flickr August 6th is the next meeting of the new Junction Residents Association meeting, at The Troubadour Bar – 3071 Dundas St. West. …

Retained orig door in Hospital house conversion planned or design change

St Joesph Health Centre in the past year or so converted this house at Parkdale Rd and Glendale Ave too a design means more suitable for the the…

Bloor Dundas 'Avenue' Study organic? with community?

Between Keele Street and Dundas Street West and for Dundas Street West between Glenlake Ave. the City of Toronto is conducting a study will identify a vision for…

a bigger stick – Mimico Garbage issues

For many years the city has been encouraging apartment and condo dwellers and the owners of these buildings to engage with the city’s wider waster diversion (recycling) programs. …

Mimico Waterfront Park Phase 1 BBQ and fish demonstration

Picture Credit – Gary J. wood Flickr Mimico will celebrate partial rejuvenation of its waterfront Monday, July 28 from 2:00 – 5:00pm at 2445 Lakeshore Blvd. West, behind…

Thoughtful Appropriateness

Either the owner of this building at Clendenen Ave and Dundas St or the retail tenant has planted grass and erected a fence along the rear yard of…

Proposed Etobicoke – Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT)

The city of Toronto is holding public consultations on the proposed new LRT line which would replace bus service along Finch from Yonge St to H27. According to…

Potholes in need of filling

Picture credit – Robbie1 Flickr Ah……… potholes seem to be the bane of our communities existence!  The pot hole ridden roads are reminiscent of lesser developed countries.  Our…

21 Primrose Ave., Mimico: Where do the low incomers go?

A casual passerby might be surprised to find out that this house with good street presence on a quiet tree lined street was a rooming house. Listed for…

CP Rail tree cutting methods in junction

Canadian Pacific Railroad has been cutting the branches of any trees that overhang it’s property, for example along park fences and streets that dead end on their tracks….

Eating out in Mimico

Cafe du Lac, a new restaurant on 2350 Lake Shore Blvd. W. has, in little over a month, become a popular spot. Despite Corey Mintz’s (http://www.thestar.com/living/article/460817) review which…

Co-Ownership on High Park Ave?

Lying between direct land and building, home ownership and condominium shared space and maintenance fees sits Co-Ownership. And  sit it does –  hardly used in the Toronto area,…

Interesting West Toronto buildings

Picture credit – Grant MacDonaldThe BAPS Swaminarayan Complex on 61 Claireville Drive, in Rexdale -Toronto encompasses: the Stone Mandir, the Wooden Haveli and the Educational Museum. Open to…

…something like the suburbs in WTO

On the north side  of Trethewey Drive just west of the Black Creek Business District is something a little like the suburbs. Although the lots and houses are…

King West Condominiums Preview Evening – better run there

Is there so little selection in condos available in Toronto’s west end that all these warnings are needed? Toronto is currently in a condo building boom where there…