Month: September 2011Page 1 of 2

Councillor Sarah Doucette gets temporary lifeline for High Park zoo

….while a  motion to convene a team of experts to explore the potential of creating a conservancy model for running the local zoo.  YEA! On Sept 27th the…

JDD hardware Annette St. is renovating, good show

  For a few days driving along Annette Srt., the brown paper covered windows of the JDD hardware indicated to this author that the store was closed  for good, gone…

Maria street sidewalk art

Located on north side about 20 meters from Runnymede Rd heading east, on the road the has a text entitling it Very Berry.

Telephone post close up just south Runnymede Rd

  Just south on the west side of the Bell Canada co–locate building on Runnymede Rd stands this venerable hydro post, having textured itself so well with the  weather and the street traffic shakes.    

Dumping of waste in the Junction

    The past month or so, a greater amount of illegal dumping has occurred in the hood. A few examples.      

Vine Ave Parkette wood chips going in

  Although this author liked the installation last time when the play station to the east went up when the community piled in the wood chips, see this post

Vine Parkette Jr play area looks to be ready in days

  Attempting to photograph this huge and complicated play structure it appeared to this author early this morning to somewhat funny as to the layers of seemingly fun yet an…

What can come out of west Toronto in design…Burton Kramer

  Granted this author can get very excited about a new art book that even has a sprinkle of content regarding situationist art theory, and quite  jumpy at…

Elsewhere another great blog with a Junction connection

  Don’t lose out by not visiting a blog enetiled bricoleurbanism, its just great, so great that I will shut up and beg u a visit there.   http://www.bricoleurbanism.org/…

New Keele St Bike racks… ouch

  Recently new bike racks have been installed on the east side of Keele St. outside the condo development Heintzman Place (formally Village by the Park), seemingly designed as…

Kitchen Nano Garden garden perfect Junction farming entry

    The Kitchen Nano Garden is real and has wonderful benefits. Because it uses hydroponics to grow your garden, there is no need for dirt, harmful fertilizers…

Toronto Police Service Divisional boundary changes involving 11, 12, 14 and 31 Divisions, will be effective Monday, September 26, 2011, at 6 a.m.

How awful! Rawlicious has now closed

  We all knew it was coming but its so sad to see the restaurant gone, The author would have voted for a stimulus package or a municipal economic action plan to keep them…

Vine Ave Parkette nears completion.

       

Pull out – a post from another local blog that you can sink into

    Over at the http://imaginingtoronto.com/ blog this article from April of 2011 provides an insight into that area rarely given in text about Toronto.  When visiting jump down to  A brief overview: text…

[Heritage Columns] City Museums Face Closure

  FromHeritage Toronto   Thank you Gail Lord for providing this text:This week, the City of Toronto’s Executive Committee approved a report from the City Manager to close…

Demolition Control Applications 510 St John's Road received by city

  from the city app… On May 25, 2011, Toronto Building received a demolition permit application to demolisha two storey single family dwelling at 510 St John’s Rd…

Naming of New Parkette at 11 Division Police Station Located at 2054 Davenport Road, after the Late Constable Percival (Percy) Cummins, Badge 2377

    Naming of New Parkette at 11 Division Police Station Located at 2054 Davenport Road, after the Late Constable Percival (Percy) Cummins, Badge 2377 Committee Decision Etobicoke…

Local All-Candidates Debates info at the Junction Residents Assoc Site

All the info you need for any and all local Local All-Candidates Debates is ion available at the Junction Residents association site.   click either of the images to go directly…

Hilary Bell event at the new shed at Wallace Park on October 29

  posted from Comment from Blog reader Sean, thanks Sean There will be a small event at the new shed at Wallace on October 29 to dedicate the…

Play Equip Arriving now

Vine parkette manufactured play equipment arriving now 3pm Monday    

The Far West Junction

The far west section of the Junction has a number of prospering businesses.  There is Marsh stoves and Penmar plumbing and Rona hardware store. Stereoking which used to…

Corn fest on St Clair

Another Dundas building undergoing big structural changes – this one interior

Though the boarded up windows are seen new floor supports

More breakfast seats

And duty different also. Most weekends getting a seating for breakfast in the Junction can be difficult. Yet with addition of the recently opened Locomotive cafe there are…