Month: December 2009

Proposed park naming – “Upper Junction Park”

Birdstone Crescent is on the North east corner of St Clair Ave and Old Weston Rd on the site of the 60’s and 70’s Grenadier Ford trucks Trucks…

Dupont/Dundas/Annette nee Dupont/ Dundas/Annette/Old Weston Rd (1983) – gas tanks being removed

The changes that have been wrought on the Dupont/ Dundas/Annette/Old Weston Rd road convergence in the past half century have been huge. At one time Old Weston Rd connected to the intersection bridging the CPR…

3325 Dundas St West – owner makes excellent design choices for renovation

The building owner of 3325 Dundas St West has added an addition to the back of his building that includes extra space  on the ground and second floors. The design also…

43 Junction Road – St Marys Cement Co – major lot clean up as West Toronto Diamond Project moves in

The silo lot at 43 Junction Road has gone though a clean up in the past few months. The cleanup  now may be complete.  Much of this cleanup…

Happy holidays to all. For some the Christmas time, is wonderful simply because of the handwriting and note on a christmas card.

West of the Junction or part of it?

The old Rhino’s Gym Space on 3415 Dundas St.W has been leased and renovated by Taekwondo dojang (Ky Young Taekwondo) since September 8th. Nearby, on the lot of…

Diamond Taxicab Association station remnants

Inside the area of the city that most people consider the Junction, much of the history is being removed in the current reworking of the facades and structure of…

CTV’s W5 Kicks off season with segment on "Nightmare on Quebec Street"

From CTV News Release: In “Nightmare on Quebec Street”, also featured in this episode, W5’s Investigative Reporter Victor Malarek examines a Toronto neighbourhood where many area residents have…

Canada Bread factory – be a nosy neighbour

Canada bread truck and driver quickly moving trailer around, next to the lot that once was the Moore Paint factory. One capital night walk in the Junction is  along…

Inside Toronto article on the renaming of the park for community leaders in the saving of great area Ave.

Inside Toronto has an informative article by  Lisa Rainford on the renaming of a local park. If you are interested in  the history of near Bloor St apartment and condo area…

very good article about the Junction being a very veggie-friendly neighbourhood

This sent in by another local blogger and it’s a great article with wonderful images and good information about the various retail Veg Junction store. This is a…

The Junction's most famous vacant lot.

The Junction’s most famous vacant lot – created when the Subway Hotel building – then a rooming house after a surviving a  large gas explosion and repair finally…

The Junction BIAs' santa day

This past Saturday the Junction Business Improvement Area hosted a Santa day at the Train station. The image of the carolers is wonderful and the sound must have been great.

Dundas East of Keele coming into the running as a part of the Junction strip

New Development on Dundas East of Keele Two new stores have been added to the Dundas streetscape East of Keele Street. Hopefully Green Lavender and Tails & Scale…

200 Annette Street – Czechoslovak Church Development – Update

Junction Residents Association update on the Czechoslovak Church on the N/E corner of High Park  Photo by  Junction Resents Association co-chair Martin L. A zoning review has been issued for…

A Short History of Haida Gwaii – West Toronto Junction Historical Society talk

Join us Thursday, January 7, 2010 7:30 p.m at the Annette Public Library  for A Short History of Haida Gwaii (which only recently changed its name from the Queen Charlotte Islands). Gib Goodfellow…

Victorian Carolers in the Kingsway

Victorian Carolers in the Kingsway From Saturday, 05 December 2009To Saturday, 19 December 20091:00pm – 3:00pm Saturday of each week VICTORIAN CAROLERSin the KingswayOur Victorian Carolerswill once again be strolling the Kingswayfilling the air with…

Major Development on St Clair Ave West and Runnymede Rd

The development on the south side St Clair between Runnymede and Jane is kicking into high gear.  The Old Mill Pontiac dealership has just opened a huge showroom which spans both…

Village of West Toronto Junction T-shirts

Revised OPA/rezoning application for 195 & 203 Oakmount Road, 200 Keele Street

The revised OPA/rezoning application received by the City on August 27, 2009 proposes to retain 14 of the 15 townhouse units (since there is considerable protection for mid-range…

Junction related articles in other media today

1) Toronto Star article by Joe Fiorito Fiorito: Metrolinx diesels are dirty, ugly and NOISY full story link 2) Residents have say on day nurseriesToronto City Council enacted…

Guffin's hardware a model for Junction businesses?

As many readers of this blog may remember this author saddens when walking thorough the Junction by the lack of “street merchandising” conducted by the Junction retail business.  Guffin’s…

Highlights from the most recent Junction Triangle Community newsletter

One of the best resident groups communication newsletters is the Junction Triangle Community newsletter. Below are a number of articles from their most recent issue with links to…

Junction BIA – Santa in the Junction Event

Santa in the Junction Event The Junction BIA invites you and your family to the“Santa in the Junction Event”at the Train PlatformDundas Street West and Pacific AvenueSaturday, December 12th from…