Month: September 2008Page 1 of 2

Subway wall removed today at Options for Homes – Village by the Park

Today the demo company at the Options for Homes – Village by the Park removed part of the subway wall at the front Keele St. side of their…

Landlord licences proposed Toronto about to be civilized

Is the City of Toronto about to be civilized in the area of rental housing at last. The Toronto Star is reporting that a new staff report outlining…

Windermere by The Lake condo project

This condo project has views, you must say between Grenadier Pond, Sunnyside and High Park. It has a tower and townhouses. The developer calls the tower a soaring…

Village by the Park Railway hold back

Options for Homes – Village by the Park development sits at the bottom of a land basin just south of the CPR main line running east west across…

Vine Parkette sucessfull opening of 1st section of park renewal

The opening of the 1st part of Vine parkette’s renovation happened today with community members, Lowes employees who section 37 development funds contributed to the reno. A good…

Keele St dead end surprise

What you see at the end of Keele St, well at the end in the middle of Keele St Keele St is a major arterial road in The…

Anyone want to start a petition to get this guy to move to WTO

Picture Credit – www.britinbrooklyn.com

Village by the Park – The James Club – so much in common

Village by the Park CanTire Demo complete to ground level So it’s ready  — to start another condo build in south west Toronto, as Village by the Park…

Vine parkette wood chips delivered

A large D class truck full of wood chips with an internal pusher to get the chips out of the truck has dropped off two loads by 12.30…

Fossil Fuels and the Energy Future Wednesday night talk

Randy Park, Chairperson of Post Carbon Toronto, combines hard science, economics, and knowledge of how people think and make decisions to provide you with an unbiased perspective on…

Less urban fringe growth affects inner WTO Councillors wards

Driving west on the Gardiner Expressway you can four condo cranes south of the roadway, Councillors in WTO really need to look fast and hard at the issue…

Friday Sept 26th Vine Parkette talk to the parks people about the new stuff.

Vine parkette progress

During the upcoming week, we will to post in images the progress on Vine parkette’s new play area equipment installion. Monday Morning Parts Monday morning

Village by The Park weekend demo shots

Village by The Park a Options for Homes affordable condo development in the Junction is moving along fast with the demo of the old Canadian Tire store. This…

Junction Parents blog post on- Breastfeeding clinic funding problems

The Junction Parents blog has an post about Dr. Jack Newman’s Breastfeeding clinic is out of funds… again From the The Toronto Star click the above link to…

Vine parkette Work Friday Sept 17 08

The firm Road savers (Rexdale) is at Vine Parkette today placing forms around the perimeter of playground (old one) to form some sort of concrete curve around the…

Village by the Park demo moves fast Friday Sept 19th

Village by the Park demo moves fast Friday Sept 19th with a 3 larger backhoes working against the building. One backhoe has a clasp grapple, while another has…

Call for Urban Development ideas Junction Residents Association committee

Call for Junction Urban Development ideas On October 9 the Junction Residents Association committee will be conducting a strategy session and we are looking to the community for…

a few weeks of Junction park watch

Today we start a new experiment on this blog, …with all the happenings at various parks in the Junction area, much of it happening without the knowledge, let…

the man says "Toronto continues to grow taller and denser in and around its core" well he's right, maybe some people here will take notice now

Richard Florida the author and upturner of Toronto’s the economy 1st elective and creative classes when he moved to Toronto a year or so ago has posted on…

LEAF Junction tree walk @ the Junction arts blog

Over at The Arts Junction blog there is a post about the recent LEAF Toronto Junction Tree tour, they have posted a number of interesting pictures on their…

WTO tree not being maintined by the city

This picture shows the second tree in less than a month on Mc Murray Ave to have a large branch of over 30 cm fall from it. Although…

Take a small house & lot and build big and new

Draw a sqaure kilometer around the intersection of Dundas West and Islington Ave, and you will not find a street where a major house expansion or complete tear-down…

Major demo begins at Junction Options for Homes site today.

Village by the Park the Options for Homes development on an old industrial and then retail site in the Junction began major demo on the retail Canadian Tire…

Section 37 Community Benefits – Options for Homes

Get your opinion in on probably the largest influx of public space cash coming into the junction for the next few years. Option for Homes is now consulting…