Month: July 2011Page 1 of 2

Improving Toronto’s Parks great report and Scaling Up Urban Agriculture in Toronto

  link to above  full report at George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation     link to above  full report at George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation

Top Searches on the blog yesterday

  Farm Fest which was the top search for the days before its occurrence last Saturday is still the top search. Top Searches  junction farm fest,  toronto history rockcliffe…

Elsewhere

      three articles, by local Junction writer David Wencer,all connected by the presence of bears. two articles tied together by the wandering line of Davenport Road…

Major building changes to your Junction Area house?

  Increasingly many house owners in the Junction area are deciding to enlarge their house, by heightening the basement by lowing the level of the basement floor or…

Dekalb Market Brooklyn great use of vacant lot

  Reposted from http://www.archpaper.com/news/articles.asp?id=5544 Low-price, low-rise, low-impact, the new DeKalb Market in Brooklyn is far from low-key. The modular market opened on July 23 and sits on the site…

ELSEWARE …winners of high speed rail comp

ELSEWARE is going to be a part of the blog  posting links to articles with similar happenings in the Junction. This one is about a completion to discuss and provide ideas…

Pie shop yea!

Been told a pie shop is going into Pete’s sunnybar wonderful.

High Park Zoo its possible loss not causing any uproar?

  A quick Google search results in a multitude of save Riverdale farm efforts, while a save High Park Zoo results in a Inside Toronto article and a Facebook page (great effort with around 1400…

House of continual construction gets lots of workers lately

This house on the NW corner of Pacific Ave and Annette St. Has been under continual construction for over a decade. Now a team contractors is flooding the…

Old communication box at St Clair Ave West and Weston Rd remains despite all the construction activity.

  In the north east corner of of the Delta Bingo lot at St Clair Ave West and Weston Rd there remains a old communication box that has gone through many…

2876 Dundas St facade scaffolding down.

The scallfolding has come down from the front of the old Reitmans store on Dundas St. West, the cleanup of the facade looks great. This has for decades been…

Junction Design Crawl Friday August 5th 7 to 11pm, wonderful idea from design related shops in the Junction

and a great part of it…        

Detroit copies Torino’s public markets to support its regeneration

Detroit copies Torino’s public markets to support its regeneration (English translation of article published yesterday in La Stampa newspaper – author Andrea Rossi):Michigan delegation between the cabbages and…

The last crane on the 1st Junction Condo?

Henitzman Place crane activity Tuesday the 19th of July 2011.

Topper linen trucks on sidewalk

A commenter noted this practice the other day on the blog, and while I am a firm advocate of integrated residential and industry this practice should have a…

Developer continues lot cleanup on old paint plant site

Bike lanes article on what others are doing

Full article here link  

Telephone gallery … Show opening tonight

West Toronto Diamond – Overnight Work Temporary Change in Working Hour

           

A call for volunteers from the JRA! Farm Fest

A call for volunteers from the JRA! The 1st Annual Junction Farm Fest (where city meets farm) will be held on Saturday July 23 from 11am to 5pm….

301 Rockcliffe Blvd. Build Toronto to sell land for development

The city has sights set on housing and jobs on the property and is open to selling portions of the property. Located in a floodplain between a hydro…

Runnymede Rd Goodwill under construction July 10 2011

Early Canadian Furniture building to become Goodwill Store   731 Runnymede Rd, Toronto, ON M6N 3V7Bus: Runnymede Road at St Clair Avenue West Farside        …

Tailors Shoes arcade to go?

This arcade takes up  a great amount of  the floor space available in the building – a remarkable proportion that was commonplace in shops in the 1930s to the 1960’s in…

Mulock Ave and area industrial concurrent activities on any morning

Vine Parkette a go go

A rather sparely attended meeting took place in  Vine Parkette Wednesday evening with  local Councillor Sarah Doucette of Ward 13, and the parks department designer for the parkette. I walked by…