Month: March 2009Page 1 of 3

GO, Metrolinx merger

Go  …..squish….. Metrolinx  = what ? The Ontario government plans to merge the rapid transit system with the agency. A Mr. Prichard, formerly of the  Torstar corporation until…

Carleton Village Residents Association and 11 Division Relocation update

Important public meeting where you can help save some  community heritage and have let your views be heard on the 11 Police Division Relocation. Where: Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood Centre,…

old Mcbrides store lot has drilling rig arrive today

On old Mcbrides store lot at 2789 Dundas Street West where nothing much has been happening —- a drilling rig on site today. (March 30 2009)

West Toronto Diamond project -news coverage continues

Breakfast Television a morning program on City TV attended the West Toronto Diamond project construction site this morning and parked there vehicles and a camera behind 18 Hook…

New Bloor West Delectable Locale

Bloor West Village has a new bakery that will tempt your willpower, creativity, and caloric intake.  The concept of self customized cookies follows the hot New York City…

Junction Earth Hour Walk Draws 70 to 200. Reports vary.

Spirits were high at the BMO parking lot last night from 6pm until 8:30pm when the Earth Hour walk began, ending at around 9:15pm.  Thanks to residents who brought…

Rally Draws CBC, The Villager, and Residents, but Go keeps its distance

About 30 people (as well as police and a VIA Train and Go Train Truck who were parked in the distance) showed up to the rally in protest…

Crema Coffee Co. patio approved!

Crema Coffee Co. patio approved! photo credit: EssG The Etobicoke York Community Council approved the application for a boulevard café on the corner of Quebec and Dundas. This…

History of The Junction Arts Festival

In 1994, Piera Pugliese of Vesuvio’s and Pat Schnurr of Picture It Framed got together at a BIA meeting and asked the Executive and the Directors to have…

Rally for noise and shutter happening with the West Toronto Diamond construction

Rally will be located outside of  18 Hook Ave. on Friday March 27th at 3pm (today) The West Toronto Diamond GO Transit expansion construction noise and vibration levels…

Lindner Street roofing company

While looking to see how close the pile drivers for the West Toronto Diamond project were getting to houses, we came upon this wonderful adaptive use of a house…

TAKE ACTION ON MARCH 28TH WITH EARTH HOUR 2009!

Saturday March 28th  Earth events for complete details go to the Green13 site here Candlelight walk through High Park Saturday, 8 p.m.; candlelight walks through Bloor West Village…

Annette St. Library upcoming events

Annette Street Library Anime and Cartooning with DirkLearn from experienced illustrator Dirk Michiels how to draw Anime and cartoon characters in this fun, hands-on workshop.  Ages 8 and…

Junction BIA Publishes Digest on local business issues

The Junction BIA has published a booklet for JBIA members, which provides a some  history of the Junction Arts Festival in one article. And in another provides a…

Crema Coffee Co. patio appeal tomorrow before council

photo credit: lincolnblues Appeal of Polling Results for a Boulevard Café Permit Application for Crema Coffee Co.Located at 3079 Dundas Street West, Quebec Avenue Flankage. city staff report……

Carlton Village Public school conversion to Division 11 police station update

The old  Carleton Public School at Davenport and Osler is going to be used for the new Toronto Police Division 11  station scheduled  for July 2011.   We drove by…

St. Clair Avenue West Transit Improvement Project current works activity

Images taken March 23 2009 seem to indictae a lot of prep work going on  regarding St. Clair Avenue West, between Old Weston Road and Gunns Road/Old Stock Yards…

West Toronto Diamond project notes

1) West Toronto Diamond project moves closer to towards Junction Road, the image to right was taken on March 23rd 2009 at Junction Rd and Old Weston Rd. 2)…

Video of CP Rail low-emission test locomotives

A comment by railfan for this post about CP Rail low-emission test locomotives moving through the Junction, contained this link to you tube of video of the same…

Meat packing expands on GLEN SCARLETT RD?

The old  Intergen Biomanufacturing Corporation building seems to be in the process reconstructed into a meat packing facility. Certain building erpmits takem out of the property point this way.   

Toronto's offical plan on rail corridors no longer required for rail uses

As things and uses are changing in the railways areas of wards 11,13,14,17, and 18 it may be prescient for everyone to take notice of the City of Toronto’s…

Calling All Noise-Makers

              As part of the Earth Hour events organized by Green 13 and co-sponsored by the Junction Residents Association, Bloor West BIA,…

WTJHS Celebrating the 100 years after amalgamation in The Junction

May 1st  WTJHS events  InsideTornto.com has an article by Lisa Rainford on what the West Toronto historical Society is organizing for Celebrating the 100 years after amalgamation in The…

Contaminated Cadet cleaners plant – a new plan? 290 Old Weston Road

    The old  contaminated Cadet cleaners plant still sits in it’s half demolished  state. Boarded up by city workers last summer.   Now Councillor Palacio, has tabled  motion…

Crema Coffee Co. is seeking a patio

This Junction hotspot submitted an application for a boulevard café on Quebec Avenue last September.  The patio proposal is approximately 35 sq. m. and accommodates 29 people. Unfortunately…