Archive for May, 2012

Parkdale Village Community Open House On Saturday, June 2nd, there will be a “Parkdale Village Community Open House” at the new Parkdale Amphitheatre

Parkdale Residents Association – Parkdale.TO
Contact us: Info@Parkdale.TO or call 416.533.0044

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$125,000 grant for Town Square project! Sorauren Park Town Square

$125,000 grant for Town Square project!

The City of Toronto’s Live Green Toronto program has awarded a grant to the Sorauren Park Town Square project through its 2012 Capital Projects Fund.

The non-profit, community-based Wabash Building Society (WBS), which advocates for the completion of Sorauren Avenue Park, filed the successful grant application. The Live Green Toronto grant will provide up to a maximum of $125,000 for the Town Square project, subject to the following conditions:

$40,000 of the grant is contingent on the WBS achieving its community Purchase A Paver fundraising goal of $40,000; and
$85,000 is contingent on the WBS securing matching funds from other funding organizations.
“We’re thrilled with this support and the matching-grant approach of Live Green Toronto,” says WBS volunteer chair Doug Bennet. “This means we’ll be able to leverage the funding to eventually secure $250,000, rather than having a single $125,000 grant.”

Thanks to strong community support, the Purchase A Paver campaign is well on its way to reaching its $40,000 goal, with more than $23,000 raised to date, and pledges that will substantially increase that total. Every dollar counts! Now is the time to donate if you haven’t done so already; tax receipts issued and you can donate online or by

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2 sleeps before the Junction farmers market.

three sleeps until the Farmers  market

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Work has started to restore 52 mc Murray Ave, after the fire in June of 2011

A fire occurred in what was a legal rooming house building on Mc Murray Ave in June of 2011.

At the time the building housed five apartments. Now permits have been issued to repair the building, but the blog is told only with 3 apartments.

2/3’s of the fire damaged roof has to be removed as well as the north facing wall which is less than foot from the next house will have to be rebuilt with steel studs.
Location:McMurray Ave,Toronto,Canada

3122 Dundas W. has some great thick colour postcards in its

This closed front storefront, in the mid of the Junction Dundas Ave shopping strip, has the flavor and feeling of how so many shop were a decade or do ago.

Dundas trees and electric wiring

Dangerous and just not becoming this and other electrical problems of the power sources used by the local BIA.

The property and responsibility of the BIA to maintain. It looks like this one may have broke from
It’s tie down, and had a little further help from
Vandalism .
Location:St Clair Ave W,Toronto,Canada

Great peacemaking article please click though to read, there is even a TO connection

Please click thought to Creative Placemaking, there has an article about Outcomes Problem by Ian David Moss of Createquity.Click here please It’s a succinct exploration of the issues that flow when you lack a theory of change or ‘a clear and detailed theory of how and why creative placemaking is effective. And as the Greater Junction Area clearly needs a stronger push to place asking and a larger contingent of people helping this article has much relevance to you and the area you love.

The artist does leak into the “artist” as generator of social place making. But that’s hogwash – ad can be said in Toronto. Everyone can be a maker, helper, idealist, go getter, troublemaker (ya) in taking places and tying them down and into the community for its use and ownership.

Insert blog harping on here… The old number 11 police station is great place to seize from city, elected persons and of course those who see profit signs between their eyes and the building.

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Junction Farmers Market tweet Remember 1st day this coming Saturday

A permit has been issued for the removal of a tree in the Junction.


Trees are so important and should be saved at just about all costs, would you not agree. We are lucky to have a great tree canopy in the Greater Junction Area. And in a few places we have very old and magnificent trees, for example the spider tree in High Park, and the great willow at the bottom of Ryding Ave in the Meat Packing area.

But above all he are lucky enough to have great lane way trees that give so much to the rather underused Junction lane ways.

Now one of the the great lane way trees to be taken down, the city says a permit has been issued at the request of the property owners to remove a tree that touches the lane way in the rear yard of a Mc Murray Ave House, because it is unsafe, see image below to view rot in branch.

You may want to drop by and pat the tree in a sign of thanks for all the wonder it proved over the past decades, the many children it taught to climb, the clean cool shade it provided (and still does today), the air it cleaned each day, and of course the hundreds of conversations that started about its bendy trunk that introduced new neighbors to old.



Local Habitat for Humanity Canada event

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