Month: December 2011Page 1 of 2

Open and Shut: 2011 ….remember any openings and closings

  Hey everyone ,i am  tying to put together of businesses in the greater Junction area that opened and shut or opened or simply shut. Of course I as one person…

Sides of buildings along west Annette St.

From Clendenan Ave on this author has noted a rather interesting feature created by the wide difference of building types and the setbacks used on the various lots on both…

West Toronto Keys

Insidetoronto.com currently has a article on the group which provides activities for adults with developmental disabilities. link to story Great idea to have locally.

Bridge link over the tracks always wanted in the Junction …another close by west end community gets one.

  One of the 1st items many people who come to live in the Junction wish for is a bridge over the tracks to connect the two areas…

January 26, 2012 – West Toronto Diamond Public Meeting

all text but that in brackets is gotransit.com We (They) will be hosting quarterly public meetings to update the community on the construction progress, what to expect in 2012…

CPR transports wind turbine via Junction rails

Post and image sent in by blog reader Brian Thanks! These look like rocket capsules but they’re actually the tops ofwind turbines stopped in the junction en route…

Islington Ave Sunbeam Plant now a dirt field for condo development

Many people from the Junction worked at this plant for decades right up to late 80s Senior management living just below Dundas St, skilled machinists on St Johns…

Baby Point Annette St, Retail area

Annette St east of Jane has become a site of many interesting shops.  The effort to new shops seems to moving ever eastward. While there are many needed and interesting…

DuPont subway mural seems to best viewed sitting in car while driving though

It is quite immersive, when you are sitting under the subway waiting for the unseen light to change. You have to look at the mural ad forget your…

Go to move even more trains though the greater Junction Area

Reported in the Toronto Star Mon Dec 19 2011The new rail link between downtown Toronto and Pearson International Airport will include a 3 km “spur” to the Georgetown…

Please keep me in the Junction dear CPR railway

Recently the yellow caboose that stood regularly just behind George Bell Arena, has been traversing the rail tracks around the Junction. Worryingly does this indicate that the CPR…

Franklin Ave. houses site rebuilt

The Franklin Ave and Hugo Ave homes that were involved in a fire which destroyed one townhouse and severely damaged six others, on Jan 04, 2008 It took…

Links to interesting posts at the junctiontriangle.ca blog

  The Junction Triangle blog has some interesting posts right right click each image to read the associated post at their site.    

Dupont St. puppet store has an amazing window right now

This really unique store  which is always a special place to see, has a moving, fun, enlightening window display now. One so wonderful you can stand outside viewing…

Well thought out and crafted building exterior renovation

This building just west the Dundas St W. and DuPont St. is so well done on the exterior it should will an award. Every time this blogger passes…

1st new homes on Vine Ave in decades nearing completion

looking rather nice eh!

Recent and occurring commercial facade work in the Junction

 

Can Sewer and road work Repair Work Damage The weak (most of them) Junction houses?

  A while back a reader of this blog in the Upper Junction town-homes posted a comment about the retaining wall construction at the 30 Weston Rd development….

CN and CPR history book a great railroad community read

  Rails Across Canada: The History of Canadian Pacific and Canadian National Railways  by Tom MurrayVoyageur Press | 2011 | ISBN: 0760340080 | 320 Pages | PDF |…

Blog post about the Symes Rd waste building

  Following a link in a comment by A.R.  this blog found a very interesting article on the Symes Road Incinerator. It is quite detailed and interesting. It is worth the read, he states…

Really love how the Campbell block looked and was populated

Wow this image really shows an pedestrian friendly use of a very short stretch of Dundas St. Love the awnings. And look at the decoration on the building!

Tumaxco has closed sadly

A art services creative retail enterprise has closed, sadly, at 2561 St Clair W This store which provided imaging and image printing and mounting services was a welcome addition to…

Mulock Ave view to Heintzman Place Condos

Heintzman Ave via Heintzman Place and Mulock Ave. connected by a sight line. This view  from outside the SE corner of the old paint plant looking down SW…

Are the Junctions best eats places destinations for the city’s hoard of traveling eaters

This blog thinks not, A great mix of easy entry benefits  such as rock-bottom rents when looked at compared to “village” type neighborhoods in Toronto, long leases and word-of-mouth…