Month: November 2008

Fly condos – Front St West and Blue Jays way

photo credit: thesix Fly condos development  on the north side of Front Street West, mid-block between Spadina Avenue to the west and Blue Jays Way to the east,…

Dundas Street West and High Park Avenue– Traffic Control Signals

Etobicoke York Community Council has recommended that City Council approve the installation of traffic control signals (traffic lights) at the intersection of Dundas Street West and High Park Avenue. This seems…

CPR Holiday Train comes to the Junction

From what we have gathered this is the ONLY City of Toronto Stop. In addition it’s an all Junction event, just think… stand next to a train.. what…

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…

What is a Business Improvement Area?

photo credit: srossi Helping things to bloom in Bloor West Village The BIA concept began in Toronto. The first BIA – and still one of the most successful…

Links to other interesting WTO blog posts

The Junction Parents Blog has a must see picture about the High Park Stroller Fitness and The ArtsJunction Blog has a post THE LOCAL OPTION ART AWARDSAFTERNOON TEA…

Victoria Royce Presbyterian Church city staff report

A reader of the blog Hamish was Kind enough to post the cities link to the Victoria Royce Church …Approval of Alterations to a Heritage Property ( which…

Roundhouse Rail Heritage, a lot to work on…

photo credit: wyliepoon The John Street Roundhouse was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway (“CPR”) in 1929to service the steam locomotives that hauled CPR passenger trains into the…

The Village by High Park, …not to bore anyone

But this another post about shoring and tiebacks… Old Cantire store shoring that they are keeping? But this is really exciting –  Deltera, really their subcontractor, is still…

Dufferin Street Jog Removal

$24,832,664.54 is being spent on the Dufferin Street Jog Elimination project and the construction of the Dufferin Street/CN/GO Transit Underpass at Queen Street. The Dufferin Construction Company (St….

South Junction Triangle Residents Assoc contact info and events

The South Junction Triangle Residents Assoc at the end of this past week sent out a email about thier upcoming events, which are listed below.The contact email for…

West end building facings that define our character

Faux brick was the prevailing asphalt siding style in many cross industrial/residential communities around West Toronto. Although commonly used in Toronto in a rectangle shape ,  wall shingles were marketed in…

The health of local information and it's gift

West Toronto in addition to being half of Toronto is a city of places. Usually tight communities that are relatively small, they are glued together to form the…

Should the city revise it's commercial High Street rules?

Picture credit – Bob Krawczyk, TObuilt Whats left …   Picture Credit – bricoleurbanism flickr If you are planning to demo a residential house in Toronto you must submit…

Going up, …for extra space

@ photo credit: Usonian Maybe you’ve stretched your smallish Toronto home to its limits andare looking for some way to carve out a free niche or you have…

South Kingsway – gut reno- and make big – house renewal

Upping one storey dwellings has been a popular project among small developers for years and has intensified as urban real estate in established neighbourhoods become more and more…

Facebook used by condos buyers to link up

Condo buyers are using Face book to link after they buy their units, while construction of their building occurs. and… A few days, ago a blog reader informed…

Tieback work at The Village by High Park

The site really is all about tiebacks now, some earth moving, and there has been a inclined drilling machine on site for a number of days which seems…

Bloor/Dundas Avenue Study op… to watch and hear

MEETING REMINDER Bloor/Dundas Avenue Study – Local Advisory Committee Wednesday, November 56:30 p.m.Loyola Arrupe – Main Floor Dining Area1709 Bloor Street West Signs will be posted directing folks to…

Tuesday Links

Garbage collection is different in Toronto starting this month. Single-family-home residents must start using their grey garbage bins, supplied by the city, to set out their trash on…

Mayor pushes for retrofit of post-war apartment towers

Picture credit – blackbodypie’s  flickr Renewing the city’s aging stock of apartment towers could be “the Cinderella story of Toronto’s 21st century” possibly worth $95 billion by 2030 and…

JRA meeting this Thursday and get this…

The 1st fifteen mins are worth the walk and next 60 mins are one big free bonus The meeting takes place at the  West Toronto Baptist Church, 3049 Dundas…