Archive for January, 2012

Ethel Avenue CPR site has considerable ground works happening.



digger on site


This land that was part of the West Toronto CPR yard and last used by the railway as a place to test their Iron Highway concept. Sold late last year the site now appears to be being readied by the new owner for development.

2375 Dundas St West Development proposal – across from Dundas West subway next to the Freshco store.


2 buildings connected by 3 story building – 9 stories along Dundas St  West at the front and a 28 story building at the rear of the lot.

Dun West Developments Ltd, blog could find no further information as of yet.

3083 and 4005 Dundas Street West


3803  Dundas Street West and 4005 Dundas Street West is once again vacant are the two building to the east, in the pass all of these building follow a pattern of being tenanted or vacant at the same time. The lots back rest on the top of a hill affording wonderful views, views that would be a welcome addition for purchases of units in a multistory condominium project.

The blog wonders is the site now moving in the condo direction.



Main and Main Developments?






New Car wash coming to west of Runnymede Rd.

Presently the site of a Gas bar at Windermere Ave and Dundas St W.  the site has now been granted a permit to build a shell only for a one storey convience store and manual car wash.



Look at the difference, people or cars

Looking at the placement of the awning – just on the edge of the sidewalk curb, and the chairs and tables under it. Placing This street furniture in this manner surly indicate pedestrians have priority over cars.

They would have to at time walk on the roadway, so it can be readily conjectured that drivers are to give way to walkers on the roadway.

If only we could have this in the retail strips of the Greater
Junction Area.


GO Transit Public Open House tonight

Public Open House

GO Transit has started the last phase of construction. Please join us to learn more of our progress and what to expect in the upcoming year:

Date: Thursday, January 26 Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Location: Toronto Police Service 11 Division, 2054 Davenport Road

What we are doing

• Pipe pile validation and replacement work continues from

Cariboo Ave. to Davenport Rd.

• Sheet piles will be installed on the south side of the CP Rail

tracks at the diamond crossing.

• We are preparing for excavation by finishing the watertight

walls of the lowered corridor just north of Dupont St.

• Regular construction hours: Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 7

p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

How this will affect you

• Sporadic periods of noise and vibration will occur during pile replacement.

• Sheet pile installation work creates rattling noise

• Please note that we are monitoring noise and vibration as we complete this work


The clean clear beauty of the Ko Foods store

Now open, the Ko foods store appears to clear to view from the outside of the freshness of the fruit and veg inside.

The  approach to open display is a 1st for the Junction in a long time bringing a Bloor West Village fresh food type storefront store of clear display and openness.



The Dodge buildIng come storage place fire takedown




Above ground art supply store filling up with goods for opening Sat

The store with its original location at
74 McCaul Street is the well known address of this art supply retailer. Now the business is opening a location in the Junction Dundas St. West strip.




MPP Cheri DiNovo to host Town Hall meeting on Daycare


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Daycare is an ongoing issue in Ontario, and every parent in Parkdale-High Park knows that our community is  one of the worst hit when it comes to wait times, daily costs and new daycare openings.

Did you know that daycare costs only $17/day in Manitoba?

…And only $7/day in Quebec?

Cheri will be hosting a Town Hall meeting to discuss these issues.  We ask you to join us to listen to our panelists and share your stories and opinions.

WHAT:  Daycare Town Hall
WHEN:  Thursday, Jan 26th, 7:00 – 9:00pm
WHERE:  Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Secondary School, 1515 Bloor St. W (Dundas and Bloor)
In the staff room (follow the signs)
WHO:  Hosted by MPP Cheri DiNovo and featuring a panel of guests including:

  • Ward 13 Councillor Sarah Doucette
  • Ward 14 Councillor Gord Perks
  • Andrea Calver (Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care)
  • City of Toronto Staff.