Month: December 2008Page 1 of 2

When is park play equipment the right park play equipment?

The improvements to the playground equipment in Vine Parkette and Sir Casimir Gzowski Park, were much welcomed efforts by the Toronto Parks department. The Sir Casimir Gzowski Park…

Green13 Earth Hour Saturday March 28th 2009

West Toronto environmental action group Green13 is holding a earth hour on Saturday March 28th 2009. …also they are having there next meeting at 7 pm on Tuesday,…

Junction parents Blog SPRING EQUINOX idea

Over at the Junction Parents Blog this post details an idea for a spring equinox event at the Junction City Square. This is an exceptional idea, The beauty…

Jane Jacobs video and the Junction

The CBC archive site has a 1969 video clip of about 11minuites that has some sections that are very pertinent to the Junction area right now. She speaks …

Christmas Parties in the Junction

Annual Party at Linda’s and Ken’ s house at Mc Murray Ave. Every year around Christmas time we receive an invitation to join our neighbors at their annual…

Junction industrial job posting at Canadian Rogers Eastern Limited on Vine Ave.

from their listing… Specific Skills: Read specifications or follow verbal instructions, Lay out, set up and operate one or more light or heavy metalworking machines, Cut, bend, roll,…

400 KEELE ST Sign Permit update

Click image for full size view Project update: Toronto parking Auth. plan for new sign at 400 Keele Street. Lot Sign Permit; 400 KEELE ST Aplliction #:08 231093…

Irving Tissue Corp. – gains right to demolish Weston Rd plant building

City Council has approved  the application to demolish the buildings at 1415 Weston Road (Irving tissue)pursuant to By-law No. 3102-95 of the former City of York, subject to…

what's it cost to rent a cell tower site from the city? …and what if the city thinks it ugly

The tower and it’s rent Schedule “A”Major Terms and ConditionsLicensee: Rogers Wireless Inc.Licensor: City of TorontoPremises: part of land at the corner of Allen Road and Transit, anapproximate…

Business Improvement Areas expenditure requests and levy for 2009

Council approval is required to permit the City to collect funds through the tax levy on behalf of the local BIAs. Approval is goverened under The City of…

West Bend Community Association gets Councillor to provide an update on City plans and programs

TWBCA January Meeting:Wednesday January 21, 2009 @ 7:00pm – Guest Speaker: Gord PerksWe have booked Councillor Perks to come and provide an update on City plans and programs….

Why isn't Junction Rd blocked off yet?

Big, fast  and efficient METROLINX IS NEW PROPONENT OF GEORGETOWN LINE  between Union Station and Pearson International Airport as of Dec 15th. Remember the Go Transit rail-to-rail grade…

200 Annette St. Czechoslovak Baptist Church

A PRELIMINARY PROJECT REVIEW application has been taken out  for 200 Annette St. Czechoslovak Baptist Church, in an effort to to change the use to a Dance Studio…

Toronto parking Auth. plan for new sign at 400 Keele St. Lot

With an American company named Allvision with a office in Mississauga, the City of Toronto is attempting  to understanding the value of existing and undeveloped outdoor advertising assets,…

THE COURTYARD HOUSE a laneway house in the Junction :-)

Picture credit Robert Jan. 2008 THE COURTYARD HOUSE in the Junction is hopefully an important progenitor house, which will found additional infill laneway housing and live-work in the…

Parkland Acquisition at 50 St. Joseph Street

Interesting info of how a park comes into being at a condominium development. from the cities report, sections pasted together after redaction of general text – 50 St….

The chickens & bees in your back yard

The city of Cleveland’s  City Planning Commission is considering livestock ordinance to allow the keeping of/ tending chickens, goats, bees and livestock within the city proper. Chickens are…

Sorauren Park & Park activities

Here are a couple of quick updates on Park activities and Fieldhouse news: -the 3rd annual Carol Sing takes place Dec. 18 from 7-8 pm behind the Fieldhouse……

New Community Arts Festival -Kiteworks-

from the Roncesvalles-Macdonell Residents’ Association site [link opens in new window] A New Community Arts Festival is being organized to debut in April 2009 Kiteworks KiteWorks is an ad hoc,…

Czechoslovak Baptist Church for sale, what will happen?

    from the sales sheet – Development Opportunities link to agents site about the sale [opens in new window] The site offers an opportunity to convert the…

Update: CPR has track crews repairing rails today

The derailment yesterday in the Junction, has damaged track that the CPR is repairing today [link to post with derailment images and details]

Keeping Phones on the Street

On Dec 1, a Notice of a Motion was presented by Ward 11 York-South Weston Councillor Nunziata, for Toronto City Councillors to endorse Provincial bill 118, prohibiting the use…

Irvine Tissue – seeks to demolishWeston Rd plant building

The Etobicoke York Community Council has recommended approval of  the application to demolish the buildings at 1415 Weston Road pursuant to By-law No. 3102-95 of the former City of York…

CPR Holiday Train Photo Essay

The CPR Holiday Train visited the junction area for the 1st time on Dec. 2nd 2008, Previously it had stopped at the distillery district in Toronto’s south east…

Tanker cars derail on CPR Tracks in the Junction

Without going near the occurrence it appears at least four tanker cars have derailed on the CPR Track north of Mc Murray Ave and Vine Parkette. The car…