Month: March 2012Page 1 of 2

Calamity 13, city decides it cannot move fast enough to accept 300 thousand dollar Jamie Bell fire donations.

Offer of a $300,000 new High Park playground stumbles at city hall… Ouch Yes public consultation is necessary for the rebuild of the play structure of the Jamie…

Old High Park Familly fun place to become RPM Spinning Site?

Unconfirmed by the now empty space at the north east corner of Dundas and Pacific Ave. willHouse a rpmstudio SPINNING+GRAVITY www.rpmstudio.ca 2109 Bloor Street WestToronto, ON M6S 1M5

High Park Playground meeting

Urban ag rules changing in some areas to allow a host of farming activities

While Toronto hums and sways, on local food creation urban life in other cities moves to encompass the closer to home food sourcing movement. Farm factories – using…

Spacing magazine has a great article on Laneway housing

Link to spacing laneway article

Vine Parkette the external gym.

A local gym is using Vine Parkette as a out door workout area, my we are becoming so Brooklyn.

Martino Brothers Collision alters their iconic building

Since 1955 Martino Brothers Collision CSN has been a fixture in the Junction both for its business of auto body repair and the white enameled purpose build building…

Breakfast in Parkdale on Queen St West

A while a eggsmart eatery appeared next to the Easy restaurant on Queen St West. A great location you can get stated and known from the weekend overflow…

This set of building two buildings left wanting

Once in a while the builders of spec buildings in the greater Junction area have melded two rather mundane structures they have built. Usually this has been accomplished…

Walkable cities can reduce crime …from the this big city blog

– Every city has at least a few streets where you won’t feel completely safe from crime. This might be due to several factors, such as the time…

Cango: 3449 Dundas St W: Windermere Ave, car wash growing big big big.

Cango: 3449 Dundas St W: Windermere Ave, car wash growing big big big. It even appears parts will be two stories tall.

Good save of beautiful oriel window building front by building owner

This building housing Scandinavia and I hear now Japanese furniture and designer maker objects has won a coup with its present owners. After an extended period fronted with…

Does the Junction lack men wear shop.

The Dundas St W. strip in the Junction has no Men’s wear shop. At one time it had a number. including including acmen’s store at Medland Ave and…

New store or film set at Dundas St. W. and Mc Murray Ave.

Film set, they filmed Sunday

Runnymede Rd. underpass graffiti artist work…

Is quite lame. Who ever is doing this could put some more time and effort into it.

Is the Hole in the Wall the place to be?

Dundas St. South side at Keele St. Recently, this author has heard of many people frequenting the Hole in the Wall. Is this establishment filling a void caused…

Runnymede Health Centre and it's original arch entryway

Amazingly the people who run the Runnymede Health Centre planned and succeeded in saving the original arch entryway. The old building was taken down for a much needed…

Two men who are barrel recyclers in the Junction

This image indicates their were still traditional forms of recycling practised in among the industries throughout the Junction in 1990 Barrels like the must have been easily found…

Canada Water week site and screening of Tapped

www.canadawaterweek.comWater week site click here And Tapped screening

Lampton Ave combo retail and house building really excites

Scarce. Buildings exhibiting a character of use though a multitude of small changes over time, and seeming frozen from change are becoming non existent in the the Greater…

Canada news wire reporting – Canadian Tire Offers Funds and Volunteers to Rebuild High Park Playground Following Weekend Fire

Text of above image March 18, 2012 1:59 PM – Financial – Retail Pledges $50,000 to help rebuild children’s playground Will host a community weekend in High Park…

Origami is first power folding stroller in the world

In a community with a larger stroller mob, the blog thought this would interest a few. Via-coolest-gadgets.com Check out the Origami – most of the time, first time…

Ward 13 Councillor Sara Doucette to hold safety update meeting

Text from…. Councillor Doucette Dear Junction residents and friends, In the past couple of months, a number of local crime related issues have been in the media. We…

No window bars please

Why some retailers and commercial building owners see and feel the need to have windows bars fitted to the shop windows of their buildings is odd. This happens…

Stockyards retail development landscape images.

The huge and highly anticipated retail mall at the north west corner of St Clair Ave and Keele St. has had building permits issued. But right now the…