Month: June 2009Page 1 of 3

Toronto Junction -based Channel Zero buys Hamilton tv Station

Toronto Junction -based Channel Zero, the  operator of  Silver Screen Classics, Movieola, AOV and The Fight Network, has bought Hamilton’s CHCH-TV station, along with Montreal’s CJNT-TV. Channel Zero…

City contractors continue work during strike

City contractors continue side walk repairs during the strike, her they are replacing a sidewalk after a water service replacement.

New Old Mill dealership construction progresses quickly

Construction on the new dealership at Jane St . and St Clair Ave West, is moving ahead fast with the frame of the building now reaching full height….

Lavishy goes hot pink!

Nothing says historic preservation like a fresh coat of hot pink paint. I find this paint job particularly disappointing when compared to the restoration one building east and…

The Village by High Park, construction photo update

St. Clair Avenue West Transit Improvement Project current water works activity

Water improvement and movement of pipes associated with the St. Clair Avenue West Transit Improvement Project , at the interesection of Old Weston Rd. and St Clair Ave,…

City Council – Light Rail Vehicles meeting today and a great background post about the issue at stevemunro.ca

Over at stevemunro.ca a blog about transit and politics there is a great post about How Many Streetcars Do We Need? an excerpt… Recent comments by Adam Giambrone, Chair…

City works staging equipment on Black Creek Drive

Equipment that appears to be from the transportation and works department has started to be placed at the location of the currently planned community centre at Black Creek Drive…

Torcan/Fastfreight building remains being removed

Work has begun next door to the Walmart on St Clair Ave West.  and to the east of the new Old Mill Car dealership construction to remove the last…

Ali Baba's restaurant

While restaurants themselves do not get  a lot of posts on this blog, as to their service or food quality… there are many other blogs rating restaurants in…

Expect George Bell Arena to be open for waste dropoff.

Expect George Bell Arena to be open for garbage drop-off as early as tonight but possibly tomorrow. City workers are loathe to give out the actually time or date….

Etobicoke Civic Centre 399 The West Mall normally difficult to get a parking space almost empty

Etobicoke Civic Centre  at 399 The West Mall which is normally a very place is all but empty now during the strike, Most days people arrive to do a host of things from…

Mulock Ave Fish Monger now Vegan Bakery

Blog reader Sarah informed that the the fish smokehouse at 43 Mulock Ave. [flyout map] is now operating as Distribution HQ for local vegan bakery Sweets from the Earth [link] Sarah…

Junction Arts Festival appiles to city for Special Occasion Permit

The Junction Arts Festival has requested the City Council approve the following for the Junction Arts Festival to be held from Wednesday, September 9 to Sunday, September 13, 2009: a….

Fatima's Cafe & Bistro Grand Opening, Fatima's Cafe & Bistro

Mediterranean Charm in the Junction: Fatima’s Cafe & Bistro Grand Opening Recession be damed, Fatima Santos, first time restauranteur brings fine, yet affordable, Mediterranean fare to the Junction…

Update on 88 Mulock Avenue – Committee of Adjustment

Committee of Adjustment approves application by the The Society of St Vincent of Paul of Toronto to construct a TWO-STOREY addition, as well as a second storey addition to the property…

Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to market naming rights and other private funding arrangements

The  city auditor general is recommending 7. The City Manager, in consultation with the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Director, Toronto Office of Partnerships, develop,…

Friday afternoon 3034 Dundas St. W 70's siding being removed

Friday afternoon the siding is being removed from 3034 Dundas St. W and the two buildings on either side of it. the progress of work even at this stage…

2803 DUNDAS ST West old Mc Brides site current tax section 323 COTA

A a self serve  car wash is planned by the owner of the old old Mc Brides site at 2803 DUNDAS ST West. After this blogs 1st posting on the subject…

Junction Rd closure is here for a splash

  This weekend will see the 1st road stoppage on Junction Rd at Old Weston Rd for the Go Transit project; a couple of years after the project…

61, 63 and 67 Vine were sold on June 12th at 100 percent of list price 2 readers have reported

61, 63 and 67 Vine were sold on June 12th at 100 percent of list price which is $800,000 total, this has been reported by two readers John…

Go Transit contractors creep towards Weston Rd

Pipe driving moves closer to entering on the Old Weston Rd as the machines creep slowly  onto the road. The shrouds seem to have effect in noise reduction…

Rogers Structures program segment – Humberside Collegiate Institute

[email_link] The  Rogers Structures program will be airing,  episodes which feature , Humberside Collegiate Institute and  other west end realated content  , and will be airing on Cable 10 & 63…

Something Happened

These two police cars and one unmarked car were at Keele and Dundas as of 15 minutes ago, blocking  Keele from Dundas to just south of the Galaxy…

West Toronto Railpath Opening Parade Saturday, June 20, 2009

A ribbon-cutting and community bike parade to celebrate the opening of the West Toronto Railpath. Come and discover the new path. For info or to get involved email…