Month: February 2009Page 1 of 2

Victoria Royce Presbyterian Church gets OMB approval

1st A reader updated us on the ONB reprt, thanks so much Hamish It’s always good to bring your customers to your Ontario Municipal Board hearing, as they…

Bloor West Village copied in Don Mills

National  Post has a story yesterday Cadillac Fairview (the owner of Sherway Gardens Mall) is opening a new retail mall named The Shops at Don Mills, a collection…

Ontario Municipal Board cites Junction as something of an anomaly in Toronto

yea, the Ontario Municipal Board has a good understanding of the Junction is all about, this opinion [1. http://www.omb.gov.on.ca/e-decisions/pl060854-Oct-21-2008.pdf]  (regarding the old Benjamin Moore plant lands condo development)…

Activities Toronto’s 175th Anniversary

March 6 2009 the city of Toronto has planned a bunch of activities Toronto’s 175th Anniversary from the cities site: To mark Toronto’s 175th Anniversary on March 6,…

Reuse equipment and materials removal — Bunge post 6 – 30 Weston Rd, Trinity Development

Priestly Demolition sells off equipment and materials from the the 30 Weston Rd. plant for reuse, very green. Yet saddness when just a litle more of the stockyards…

How beautiful can a west end park be, Runnymede Park

Runnymede Park, a medium-sized park just north of the railway tracks off of Cobalt Avenue just to the west  of George Bell Arena early Feb 11 2009.

Development Application Status website …just a little info offered for now.

The city also launched a new Development Application Status website, allowing Internet access  information on active development projects and planning applications.  This is a great step, people can…

Junction Business Improvement Area (JBIA) Job Docket #1

The Junction BIA (Junction Business Improvement Area) really worked to get the black lamp poles on Dundas St. West thought out the Junction. It was a great idea…

Toronto moves to expedite approvals for office and industrial projects

photo credit: Karsten W. RohrbachDaily Commercial news reports..Toronto Mayor David Miller has announced that the city will launch the Gold Star Service program, designed to facilitate municipal approvals…

City to Appeal Demolition Permits supported by Ontario Municipal Board for Ward 13 Development site

The Site owners of  1844-1854 Bloor Street West, 6-14 Oakmount Road, and 35 & 47 Pacific Avenue have brought applications  seeking permission to demolish 13 residential buildings. Cot’s…

CP Rail low-emission test locomotives move through the Junction

CP Rail  test low-emission locomotives move thourght the junction Feb 12th 2009 Source for the text below: Canadian PacificPublished: May 6th 2008 Canadian Pacific will test two environmentally friendly…

Benjamin Moore plant continued removal of old plant concrete

The lot north side of Mulock Avenue, the old  Benjamin Moore plant lands. which will become a condo site,  [1. thanks AR or pointing this out] has the…

Bank Bros & Son ready and steady

Bank Bros & Son  a leather tanning and finishing and dealing  firm has long been a great business for the Junction, in terms of provided jobs and industrial…

Train line into 30 Weston Rd for sale

This track line running parellal to St Clair Ave is for sale from Gunns Rd to Symes Rd. The line was used to bring railroad cars into the…

Green 13 starts blog

Welcome to Green 13 Green 13 is a new, grassroots community environmental group operating in Ward 13 in Toronto. The group was formed following a very successful Earth…

Green Awakening Network receives Live Green Toronto funding

Green Awakening Network  has received funding from Live Green Toronto to engage faith groups in Toronto to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their own place of worship, faith group,…

West Bend Community Association Meeting

TWBCA February Meeting:Wednesday February 18th, 7:00 pm.Location: School Staff Room, 285 Indian Rd Cres. The West Bend is an area of Toronto bounded by Keele Street on the…

Parking in bike lanes

Many cyclists were overjoyed last fall when the Annette Street bike lanes received the final approval.  However it looks like the car owners are not giving up their…

The main horizontal beams are now in place on the west bound lanes of the Dundas Humber River bridge. The decking comes next and they already have a…

Canada embraces 'love exiles' in the Junction

Today in the Toronto Star ther is a local story that relates to the Junction. from the story… “Canada has a very inclusive immigration system and you get…

Irving Tissue Corp. – demolishes Weston Rd plant building

1435 Weston Rd an industrial plant that was part of the huge Irving Tissue plant on Weston Rd just bove Jane St. is gone and demolished.  The rest…

JANE JACOBS WALKING TOUR MAY 2 & 3 2009

Having started to write a post about LEAD A JANE JACOBS WALKING TOUR3RD ANNUAL JANE’S WALK IN TORONTOMAY 2 & 3 2009 I saw the artjunction blog [link]…

MARCH 5TH AT THE TROUBADOR

That had a good long… long-standing dry status, which was lengthened by the communities fear of what would come in with the liquor. It probably would not have…

Keele St Subway replacement wall completed

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