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ActiveTO expanded cycling network will be in place through the fall of 2021

ActiveTO expanded cycling network will be in place through the fall of 2021, after which staff will report to Council on the network’s future. The new bikeways support…

Gardiner Expressway this eve July 29 2020 under deck

Gardiner Expressway east of Parliament St light standard removal.

Preparing 4 the deck replacement.

High Park Ave looking North to Annette St. A view is being lost that defined the area.

The Junction High Park intersection defined the south entrance to the Junction, beautiful with churches on the SW and NE corner. This view which is now ending.

Gardiner Expressway rehab requires cut down of 4 or so trees, two big and beautiful, thickest smaller with multiple branch break outs.

Gardiner Expressway rehab requires cut down of 4 or so trees, two big and beautiful, thickest smaller with multiple branch break outs.

Strong fence design for high traffic areas.

The creation of the ARTIFICIAL ICE RINK FOR HIGH PARK CLUB 1926 (Historical Post)

Note the creation of this rink was organized by a citizen run club. ARTIFICIAL ICE RINK FOR HIGH PARK CLUB The Globe Feb 23, 1926; ARTIFICIAL ICE RINK…

Junction Flea as it was run on the current LCBO and condo site.

When Limin Group wanted to develop Weston Rd.

Pacific Ave and Dundas St West. Auto dealer (historical post)

Sat on the South West corner of Dundas Street West was a cafe dealership.   TORONTO MOTOR CAR COMPANY, LIMITED 1929 advertisement. McLaughlin-Buick Dealers Authorized Pontiac Distributors The…

The refugee co-operative in the Junction, La Paz Co-Op and newspapers more local coverage.

          News as reported in newspapers has changed from local and coukd be interpreted as mundane for those not Interedted or affected by a…

More about Maria Street March 29 1965

Young, Scott Mar 29, 1965 The Globe and Mail pg. 6 More about Maria Street By Scott Young Last Wednesday I was in City Hall checking for background…

Gerhard Heintzman Pianos

2020-07-19-Gerhard-Heintzman-Pianos.txt From thevGlobe and Mail date lost, Gerhard Heintzman Pianos Canadians have advanced in the manufacture of pianos probably more than in any other line of national industry….

A. B. Rice of the Junction letter chastising the City of Toronto after annexation about the conduct of the pre annexation management of West Toronto.

Old West Toronto Rice, A B letter to the Dec 3, 1931; The Globe and Mail pg. 4 About Old West Toronto To the Editor of The Globe: May…

WEST TORONTO JUNCTION Another Money By-law – Bonuses for Industries

2020-07-19-Another-money-bylaw.txt WEST TORONTO JUNCTION Another Money By-law – Bonuses for Industries The Town Council baseball nine are dissatisfied with the result of Wednesday’s match with the School Board…

The Keele St lot were the public washrooms were until the early 80’s.

On this lot at the west side of Keele St., at Jackson Place stood up against the sidewalk a 1 story public washroom owned by the city.  It…

Cooling centers in Toronto are now much less restrictive in the stage 2 Covid 19 comeback.

Photographed Sat June 18th 2020 a cooling centre in Toronto, show Social distancing.

Annexation years for communities now making up Toronto

General Electric Pacific Ave warehouse fire, where No Frills is Now, great writing description of the fire.

2020-07-18-Ge-Pacific-ave-warehouse-fire.txt Information about this fire in the Toronto Junction is extremely to find, and the one photo the blog has found is simply a black and white blob,…

Back to Maria, Benny Stark’s scrapyard at 118-122 Maria St. Great quotes

Back to Maria St. Nov 11, 1965;  Newspapers: The Globe and Mail pg. 6 By Scott Young There wasn’t much public notice on Oct. 27 when Toronto City Council…

Gardiner Expressway new replacement York ramp view.

The left side of this photo shows the underside of the York street ramp to the east bound lanes of the Gardiner Expressway. This long ramp has recently…

Steel use in planters to create a beautiful effect, in Leliseville.

1st Junction rumour CPR yards to leave Junction was much earlier than thought

January 11 1885  The Globe C.P.R. Employees Discharged  All the men employed in the bridge building department of the Canadian pacific railroad shops at the Junction were discharged…

Street quieting on Queen St east.

A very efficient and visual appealing front walkway with excellent greenery.