Month: October 2009Page 1 of 3

NOW magazine has awarded the Art Starts Strength in Numbers mural at Dupont and Dundas with their "Best Mural" award.

……blog post over at the South Junction Triangle blog. (link opens in new window) . . .

Canadian Holiday Train comes to the Junction for the second year in a row.

Councillor Bill Saundercook hosted the CPR Railroad and local police in his office today making preparations for the evening  the train visits the Junction. Mr Saundercook spearheaded getting trains here last year…

West Toronto Railpath Park Official Opening Ceremonies today

Councillor Adam Giambrone invites you to the official opening of the West Toronto Railpath Park on Friday, October 30, 2009. Councillor Giambrone, the City of Toronto, and Friends…

2989 Dundas Street West Update

Work continues with the major renovation to 2989 Dundas Street West with dozens of drywall sheets being delivered on Saturday. This project (Demolish and rebuild 2 floors… convert…

43 Junction Rd whats happening?

The St Marys Cement plant on Junction Rd has a number of earth moving machines working at the site  now. In addition there is a now a construction office trailer on site. The blog was unable…

Public meeting concerning Baird Park has been assessed for itssuitability for dogs’ off-leash activities

• Review the proposed area • Receive comments/input from the public • Discuss next steps Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Indian Rd. Crescent Junior PS…

2989 Dundas St West up to lease again

Stereo King, Art Store and …. The art store appears to gone, as the retail area is now for lease again, The guys working to place an art store…

Economic Development Committee recommends creation of Baby Point Gates BIA

from the cities report… The purpose of this report is to recommend the Designation of the proposed Baby Point Gates Business Improvement Area. In accordance with Chapter 19…

Demo and construction at Quebec Ave and Dundas St. West

Above are some images from the inside of the front area of the old Handy Man shop which is now having it’s second floor removed. Someone in the local real estate business has informed the…

3094 Dundas Street West Update – fake facade back

Martin L. of the local residents association  has followed the facade rework of  3094 Dundas Street West, his thoughts are below, we can’t help agree with his thoughts on…

Junction digs in to help beautify our parks

On October 17th great weather brought out 20 volunteers across 3 parks in the Junction for bulb planting. The Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation donated 1000 bulbs to the…

Demolition of the rear of the Handyman Shop begins this morning, and is in full swing.

Using more muscle than machinery – well no machinery the building is coming down quickly.

Green Together's Eco-Energy Fair

Green Together’s Eco-Energy FairSun Nov 1, 2009 / 1:00pm – 4:00pm Sunday, November 11:00-4:00 pmWychwood Barns(Christie, two blocks south of St. Clair) Cold Weather’s coming –don’t let it…

Solid Waste Division fears your excess recycling

It seems a report in the Toronto Star has caused the outing of a  little known rule for collection personal who drive our streets to collect  household recycling.  In an effort to…

Local residents plan for their future – traffic reduction efforts

Local residents living in the Runnymede Road at Liverpool Street area have sought and received a traffic calming measure in the form of signs prohibiting northbound left turns from…

Dave LeBlanc of the Globe and Mail tours the Junction

A couple of excerpts from the newspaper article Okay, here’s one more: If you haven’t heard of architect James Augustus Ellis (1856 – 1935), it’s high time you…

Parking meter removed today in relation to new High Park traffic lights

Park link employees remove the  Parking meter today in front of the chocolate shop. Speaking to a few business  owners near the intersection, it is clear they like the lights. The only change some would like is…

Junction Post Office saved

The Junction Post office has been saved with a new 5 year agreement with Canada Post. A concerted effort of residents signing petitions and the efforts of the local federal MP Gerard Kennedy and his…

Two Junction events this weekend

West Toronto Junction Historical SocietyWILD, WILD, JUNCTIONHISTORICAL MYSTERY TOURIt was a night of Legend, the night they closed the bars in the Junction.  The newspapers claimed ten thousand men…

Junction area receives no support from the Recreational Infrastructure Canada program

Looking at the list of funded projects for the Recreational Infrastructure Canada program it seems that the Junction will see no benefit from the program although other areas nearby  will. Maybe what…

3077 Dundas St West progress seems to near the takedown of the Handyman sign

Scaffolding has appeared around the old handy man shop  located on the corner of Dundas and Quebec. As it surrounds the front facade, it may indicate a reworking of the…

Short doc on the West Toronto Junction link

A filmmaker with an interest in the evolving  Junction has made an interesting fly though view of some businesses and local people  all who have something interesting to say.  The real beauty in this film is…

Concourse Restaurant / Galaxy Donuts buildings (2853 Dundas Street West)

Wow, under all that mess of plastic signs and aluminum exterior finish is quite an excellent building structure. Although with the “stuff being taken off  was put on…

Josh Barndt, facilitator of the Dupont bike mural speaks at JRA cultural meet

The Culture Committee welcomes guest speaker Josh Barndt, facilitator of the Dupont bike mural who will talk about what made that project a success, and share plans for…

Cimate Change movie Sisters on The Planet

Please join us to view this recently released film which examines the impact of climate change on women, the most vulnerable. In this critical period, the countdown to…