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) can be applied to Vine Ave, The Dundas St. West and Jane area, Ryding Ave, Gunns Rd. and more and with the city of Toronto’s want to keep employment uses on historical employment lands companies such as National Rubber Technologies, Corp. (NRT) and Canada Bread.
Yet there remains a problem, the provincial and municipal governments have failed to tackle the issue of co existence of industry and residential is close proximity. If people can buy houses in industrial communities , where the industry is maintaining adherence to all bylaws, rules and environmental laws, and then attempt to close the industrial plants, we will lose the integrated nature of the city, which the city owes much of it’s life too.
Take a look at the NRT fact sheet below and see how green this company is, in it’s efforts to work with the problem of used tires, which they convert into long lasting new products.
If you examine the ownership structure of NRT, you can see a well interconnected group of companies, with the financial strength to maintain their plant in the Junction well, causing it to adhere to all codes, and remain here for some time.