Month: August 2011Page 1 of 2

Grafton Ave community maintained park

This park is once again simply beautiful this summer.  

Vine Ave Parkette baseball diamond playing base being removed today

New police station open house today Sunday 10am to 3pm

 Sunday from 10am to 3pm 2054 Davenport Road,  

Eastern Angel Rest. Now open

At Runnymede Ave and Dundas Ave.

MABELLEarts is celebrating four years of transformation in the Mabelle neighbourhood

For anyone interested in community arts, this is a great project to follow and attend, in the fall and winter of 2009 I constantly walked though the space…

Walking by beautiful roof at Lennox St and Euclid Ave in Mirvish Village

What they have… we don't in community building resources

The reason for the trip to the Bloordale area today was to visit Nelison Park Creative Centre, a place for families and children, a making place for kids,…

Bloordale style buildings

Thinking about “style” of housing that has gone up in the greater Junction area as infill housing. This author could not help from noticing the style has been…

Fire department responds to Vine Ave

A number of fire trucks were dispatched to residential fire on Vine Ave. this morning. The number of trucks started this author to think were there so many…

One of the most interesting Animal Architecture Awards for this year.

Window Unit by Crooked Works from the sites text… In 1943, more than 80 percent of American households harvested food from their own Victory Gardens.” Today, the food…

Heintzman fish and chips shop… time to reopen?

Closed for almost two decades now this building used to be one of the best fish and chip places in the west end.  located at the bottom of Heintzman…

The beauty of roof and building planting

September 6th Public Names for Public Spaces Rally

from http://publicspaces.ca/ The City wants to sell out the names of Toronto’s parks, subway stations, and public spaces to big business. Join us at our rally this September to…

This isn't fine food. It isn't bad food. But it's watch how much you eat food done well.

The Purple Onion restaurant always offers a platonic offer of a ordinary fry-up done so well, not falling far of the ordinariness of the generalized Canadian fare and traditional Junction fair decades past,…

excellent Junction Tour article at…

  A good size walking tour article at  the Left Foot Right  Foot blog following in a walking tour of the Junction, its quite interesting. Click image to bring…

At the bare edge of the Junction

Just about hitting Runnymede Rd, is the “why don’t they ever open” Eastern Angel house. The name is so intriguing.

Nice stickered up pole (Harlem)

Monarch Rd and Heinzman Place

    A view of Heinzman Place the remaining Maple Leaf Silo and the last of the Monarch Rd. pavement . Monarch Rd which is now all but gone…

General Idea at the AGO

General Idea was/is with it’s one surviving member Canada’s last iconic arts group. The country needs another like them. And the owner of Rebas Cafe in the junction…

Always wondered where the biggest cell tower in the Junction was

It sits with the Bell Canada co-locate building on Runnymede Rd. Beautiful sky ugly tower

Junction BIA Skate and family event

New tattoo shop

New shop at Dundas St W. and Runnymede Rd next to dance studio   web site link

Junction loses excellent store

The Junction is losing a one of it’s most undue stores. Below is a screen cap from the website.This store in one of the most difficult parts of…

Brooklyn street furniture for tree pits

  One of the items especially troublesome in the in Junction is restaurant lineups that can occur sometimes in the Junction. Sunday mornings can be bad. The problem is much more insidious in  Brooklyn. Yet a…

Junction auto body firm moving or opening new location?

Iconic Junction auto body firm Martino Bros (3379 Dundas Street W) has a sign outside of this building conversion at Dixon Rd and the 401, relativity positioned as to indicate their use of the building.