Month: October 2008Page 1 of 2

Junction Residents Association daycare plans for the upcoming meeting

Two responsible teenage girls and Cherina and Davina  will be supervising the childcare for the meeting. They are both 16 and have been babysitting for several families in…

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts amendment to create a public plaza

above:Wall treatments proposed The Sony Centre Redevelopment – will result in the creation of a public plaza in the strata land originally intended either for the City Centre cultural project…

Are condo developers taking over park development in West Toronto?

The artist rendering plan of the West Toronto condo development above is only an example of the park like setting most west end condo developers are placing in…

Vine Ave. front facade reno in their own way

47 Vine Ave has grown a very usual front side protuberance; albeit, one without much curb appeal. Still wondering if this is a simple addition to add another…

The Village by High Park, really busy past few days at site

The site has been particularly busy, with a lot of work going on about the area of the retaining wall with vertical ibeams being driven into the ground…

City of Toronto Council items of note: Dasher board system at High Park Ice Rink

Picture credit – Grant Macdonald Flickr Construction during November 2008 and be finished  in December 2008 to replace dasher board system at High Park Artificial Ice Rink. New dasher boards…

A reno keeps the of character house, maybe?

If this renovation, taking place now on Grafton Ave. which is near Queen and Roncesvalles Ave retains the exterior ornamental eve and covered entry roof over the front…

Exhibition Place: Ghostly Secrets Revealed Wednesday, October 29th at 7:00 p.m

from Heritage Toronto site Exhibition Place: Ghostly Secrets Revealed On Wednesday October 29th at 7:00 p.m., please join Steve Collie for a very special ghost tour of the…

Recent posts on the Junction Parents Blog

Recents posts at the Junction Parents Blog Free Stroller Fit Classes in High Park begin Monday, November 3rd at 9:00 am and will run all year round “Copy Quebec’s…

CPR Canadian Holiday Train Visits Junction

The train which is traveling across the country will to raise food, money and awareness for local food banks. Bring your cash and food donations and support your local food…

3 West Toronto Finalists for the Heritage Toronto Awards

Heritage Toronto has announced the short-listed finalists for the 34th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards, 3 of which are in West Toronto. In addition, one the of the other…

James Court dirt to foundation update

Watching another project in close prox to The Village by High Park provides an insight to the where the current process at the Village by High Park is…

The Village by High Park

The project moves on with the further inserting of piles into the ground and the removal of the last sections of the foundation. As the work is watched,…

Gafton Community garden

Grafton community garden is a wonderful little park North West on Roncesvalles near the intersection of Roncesvalles, Queen and King Streets. On Oct 25 they are having a…

St Clair Ave west Wal-Mart hosts RVs

Wal-Mart is one of the few big businesses to allow camper vans and trailers to spend the night free of charge. Many RV campers are taking advantage of  Wal-Mart…

500 St Clair Ave West pulling Forest Hill a little further west

500 St Clair Ave West  a 21 storey project.,  at the northwest corner of Bathurst and St Clair West. is phase one of a two phase project with…

105-107 Quebec Avenue – The High Park Executive old venture anew

Someone has converted a house in the south Quebec Ave. area into long-term term rentals for business trips, temporary housing, or corporate transfers. Although many people may find…

Village by High Park crushed water pipe Friday still running Tuesday 1 am

It appears the city has located the correct pipe to cap after the Village by High Park shoring contractor hit a water pipe Friday. It must be really…

Too much unintended thought in WTO renos?

This house is one reason why the influx of architects opening shops in WTO is needed.This house on Windermere Avenue is undergoing an upgrade of some sort, and…

Village by High Park hits a water pipe Friday

The Village by High Park hit a watermain early Friday afternoon, creating a pool at the north west side of the lot. Update: Water still running Saturday ay…

Benjamin Moore DOES move office out of Junction

Friday Oct 17th arrives with none of the usual workers cars outside of the Benjamin Moore head office on Mulock Ave, confirming yesterdays post. See yesterday’s post below…

Village by High Park questions about retaining wall

Options for Homes, The Village by High Park project continues work on their site drilling holes and generally moving some dirt around. The drilling of the holes is…

Benjamin Moore moves head office out of the Junction?

It appears – and this blog has been told that Benjamin Moore which has had a industrial presence in the Junction since January 14, 1907 is closing it’s…

Junction BIA puts on Halloween in the Junction

The Rue Morgue part should be great, even for adults.

Speculation about the lot next to the Wal-Mart at St. Clair Ave. W. at Jane St.

Back in August in a post it was mentioned that a car dealership is seeking approval to open next to the Wal-Mart on the south side of St…