Archive for April, 2012

Ward 11 and 17 regarding widening the road at St.Clair and Keele between Old Weston Rd & Keele right under the bridge Apr 16



St Clair West of Keele St. (Google maps Image)


Moved up from Comment Post froma comment posted by Manny…. thanks Manny

There is a meeting tomorrow April 16, 2012 for Ward 17 regarding widening the road at St.Clair and Keele between Old Weston Rd and Keele right under the bridge. I encourage all to go out and show your support to get the road widened to two lanes each including the widening the bridge. This also impacts Ward 11 so the more people in favour of widening the road the better chances it will be implemented.

St. Clair Right of Way
Road Modifications – St. Clair & Old Weston Road


(A)s cheduled a public meeting on Monday, April 16, 2012 – 7:00 PM at the Joseph J. Piccininni Centre, 1369 St. Clair Avenue West, just west of Lansdowne Avenue. The purpose of this meeting is to get your input on proposed modifications that are both necessary and urgent. TTC/City Staff will be on hand to provide us with information and options on what improvements can me made; please make every effort to attend.

Traffic movement on St. Clair Avenue West, between Keele Street and Old Weston Road has become dangerous and a total nightmare. Residents and the business community have expressed their deep concern over this stretch of roadway, as congestion and gridlock create unreasonable travel times.

This intersection is not safe and immediate changes are needed to make it safer for TTC users, motorists and pedestrians. To realize this goal, I have moved recommendations at the Etobicoke York Community Council and at the TTC, asking the Commission to report back as soon as possible on the feasibility of implementing these changes

Tree stump removal ends over drive decades of tree presence

A while ago the city removed a ill tree from a local front yard. This evergreen tree had grow taller than the surrounding buildings and a pruning by a city contractor had left the tree in rough shape.

So down it came. It’s will stayed the course thought with its remaining huge and growling stump. A large truck and a stump grinder came today and won.

A new tree will be planted though.



The Junction Farmers’ Market is set to start on June 2nd, 2012!

It will run through the summer and early fall in the the Green P lot at Dundas St. and Pacific Ave. (Medland entrance) every Saturday morning, 9:00-12:00.

The Junction Farmers’ Market aims to provide local, sustainably produced fresh foods in ways that build community, support local farmers and businesses, and promote access to healthy food for all.

Are you passionate about the Junction community and local sustainable food? Would you like to be part of this exciting new community event?

The market committee is seeking volunteers to assist with the following duties:

a) SET UP early in the morning (6am) to block the parking lot and make sure everything is ready for the farmers

b) CLEAN UP at the end of the day, since the parking lot has to be spotless and ready to use by regular patrons by 1pm

c) OTHER duties which will include postering, greeting shoppers, tending to farmers and vendors, organizing a weekly raffle for a basket of market goods, etc.

For more information, please visit our website or email us directly at

Click here to visit their site

The Junction Farmers’ Market Committee

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Continued removal machinery at the sadly closing Canadian Eastern Rogers Company




Vine Parkette power-wash day today

Misty soapy water floating around the parkette today as the Sparkeen company powerwashes.


In the image above they are powering washing the tables.




City pumping out flooded service manhole at Keele St. And Vine Ave.

A service man hole – not a run off sewer which has been flood from at least last Friday is being pumped out right now (11:40am).


The Good Neighbour Espresso Bar building a patio?

The Good Neighbour Espresso Bar at 244 Annette Dt. appears to be building a patio. Yea!

Massive tree trimming along side CPR tracks happing today

From Jane St. To St Clair along Dundas St. West on the south side if the CPR railway tracks considerable tree trimming is taking place.

Happy to report

Well the blog is finally working again ‘I think’, just so nervous to say so.


after 3 weeks it appears all functionally is back, uploads working, and everything,  it appears.

So now the blog can get back to blogging rather than tinkering with the setup.

High Park Zoo – till June 15th a private family will match donations up to $50,000 a year for 3 yrs.

Councillor Sarah @DoucetteWard13 announced that till June 15th a private family will match donations up to $50,000 a year for 3 yrs.