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Government of Canada Recognizes the National Historic Importance of Northrop Frye

  Northrop Frye was a literary theorist, critic, educator, and one of the most respected Canadian intellectual figures in the second half of the 20th century. Frye argued…

Laneway house, black two story East Toronto.

   

Laneway house example from Pape Ave, Gerrard St. area.

Postponed til 2021 Junction 9th Annual Summer Solstice Festival

  All text the Junction BIA, Dear Junction Community and Vendors, We understand that many of you have concerns about The Junction 9th Annual Summer Solstice Festival amid…

The other, mostly unknown founder of High Park.

    The  northeast corner of Yonge Street, was a  four-storey, brick building, the firm  “Readout Bros.” This was. Business of Percival Ridout, a large hardware and iron…

The Northrop Frye monument at U of T

    Below the text of monument above.

Park People webinar series explores creative ways Canada’s city park departments can partner with community groups, nonprofits

Park People webinar series explores creative ways Canada’s city park departments can partner with community groups, nonprofits and other agencies to activate the power of parks in cities…

Bridgepoint Health – Don Jail historical photo which changes highlighted.

May Robinson Apartments, West Lodge. Original construction photo.

Built in 1959, owned and managed by Toronto Community Housing. West Lodge, the former estate of Walter O’Hara. the first low-rent highrise in the city for the aged,…

When Vine Ave recycling issues were fought in Toronto Council on a dozen occasions, 1943

The famous “Vine Avenue” issue. fought in committee  and council a dozen occasions. was moved farther toward decision.Council sustained recommendations of the property committee rejecting an application of…

The Junction Marathon

A UNIVAC 1107 computer, installed in 1963 And in 1969 has still not taken over traffic control in 1969

1969, A UNIVAC 1107 computer, installed in 1963, is progressively taking over control of all traffic control signals within the Metropolitan Area. This system has significantly improved traffic…

Amazing Spadina expressway futuristic drawing UNIVERSITY of TORONTO Bulletin FRIDAY 13thMARCH 1970

HARBORD-SPADINA intersection as it may appear in five or six years if the Metropolitan Toronto plan for the area is implemented was sketched for the announcement distributed by…

John Howards residence preservation fails in 1894

July, 1894 Canadian Architect and Builder. The attention of the City Council of Toronto has recently been called to the fact that repairs are urgently required for the…

MAVETY STREET DIVISIONAL POLICE STATION Completed in 1958, total cost $574,765

Lower Don River gets as straight edges for Don Valley Parkway, for the Bloor St to Gardiner Expressway

    In this drawing the darker winding line is the natural flow of the Don River, and the the straight line with the angled hatching is the…

Gardiner Expressway demolition steel used as grading tool by excavator.

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The houses of the Playter Estate onclave.

           

A monument to Mr Howard the person who gifted High Park to the city, was not wanted in 1890.

In an opinion article in August, 1890 the Canadian Architect and Builder, VOL. 111. -No. VIIl, opinionated that no monument is required for the man who donated High…

Junction businesses BIA notice on COVID-19

    Dear Junction Community and Neighbours, We hope that you are staying safe and healthy. It is within all of us to follow all Public Health suggestions…

St Joes Cardio Repiratory area has undergone refreshment, g a much more pleasant and faster experience

 

Museum of Illusions closed forva period becuase of virus.

Toronto best education museum 4 kids.  

Bird wings can be very beautiful, a photo of birds eating a great deal of food in Toronto’s harbour.

33 cents gets u in to see a movie at 2901 Dundas St West once a significant movie theatre in the Junction.

  In 1951 33 cents was probably the average Junction movie admission costs per person. its 1951 and the Apollo theatre with 551 seats at 2901 Dundas St…

Traffic Ticket courts, will be adjourned without you being present and rescheduled to a later date, in Ontario

PROVINCIAL OFFENCES ACT MATTERS (e.g. TRAFFIC TICKETS) Provincial Offences Act matters scheduled from Monday, March 16, 2020 through and including and Friday, April 3, 2020 will be adjourned…