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NOW Magazine is reporting TO wants to make 2021 all about art

Toronto wants to make the year 2021 all about public art

Toronto has declared 2021 “the Year of Public Art,” but new legislation … study led by OCAD University president Sara Diamond and University of Toronto … about Toronto Man, the controversial sculpture on St. Clair West by German

Proably the last two tradional parks Toronto drinking fountains, one like thisxwas in Vine Parkette for decades.



Junction Historial Society fund raising effort.

We Need Your Help!  (Gentle Reminder)

Dear WTJHS members and friends:

In September, our President, Christopher Sears, sent the notice below to outline our ambitious plans and request your donations to help us achieve these plans.  If you have already made a donation, our sincere thanks and apologies for the duplication.  For those who haven’t yet responded, there is still time to make a donation in the 2019 tax year, and we would greatly appreciate your support.

To make your donation online, click on the  Blue  “Donate at Canada Helps”  Box below.  If you wish to donate by Canada Post, please make your cheque out to “WTJHS”, and mail to:

WTJHS, c/o Toronto Public Library Annette Street Branch,
145 Annette Street,
Toronto, ON M6P 1P3

Whichever method you use, please indicate your donation is for the “Fall 2019 Fundraising Campaign”.

Many thanks,
West Toronto Junction Historical Society

Donate at Canada Helps

High Park Community Alliance reports the City and the development companies are discussing matters in private, on High Park condo development.

As representatives of local residents, High Park Community Alliance has long argued for this kind of co-operation, BUT in a process that would include ALL parties. Instead, the City and the development companies are discussing matters in private.


HOCA reached out to the other parties asking to join the discussions. The City told us “No” and the developers have been noncommittal.

HPCA is being blocked from participating directly in the discussions of these major projects.

So, for the residents of High Park North and the Apartment Neighbourhood to
be heard, HPCA will stay on track to challenge these developments at the OMB in January.


Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities



Tunnel of Glam starts today at Yonge St and St Clair


The celebrated Tunnel of Glam ( returns for its second year at Yonge + St. Clair this holiday season. Members of the public can visit this outdoor, 80 ft. pedestrian tunnel lined with 14 million reversible sequins for a delightfully festive and immersive winter time destination.


The Tunnel of Glam is highly photographable and endlessly entertaining – the reversible sequins offer a hands-on experience, allowing visitors to influence the way the space looks and feels with the simple swipe of the hand.


Free admission for all.


What: Tunnel of Glam


When: December 1, 2019 – January 6, 2020
Open daily from 7:00am – 11:00pm


Where: 1501 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario,  M4T 1Z2

Just steps away from the St. Clair TTC Subway Station

RSVP Facebook Event:

Visit for more information, and use #TunnelofGlam on social. Follow the Yonge + St. Clair social media pages @yongestclair to stay up to date on the Tunnel of Glam.


The Tunnel of Glam was commissioned by the Yonge + St. Clair BIA ( and created by Studio F Minus ( The Tunnel of Glam is generously sponsored by Wittington Properties, Slate Asset Management, Terracap Management Inc, Great Gulf, and blackjet inc.


Distillery District express market and Christmas decorations November 29



Distillery District and I’m just typing something and I’ll talk to you then all right oh I thought you were typing it all right



Bee Keepers

Bee Keepers.


Ferris Wheel



Santa House distillery District express market



International Day for Persons with Disabilities December 3, 2019.

International Day for Persons with Disabilities December 3, 2019.

Key environmental provisions in USMCA


The United States, Mexico, and Canada have agreed to the most advanced, most comprehensive, highest-standard chapter on the Environment of any trade agreement. Like the Labor chapter, the Environment chapter brings all environmental provisions into the core of the agreement and makes them enforceable.

Key Achievement: Most Comprehensive Set of Enforceable Environmental Obligations

The Environment chapter includes the most comprehensive set of enforceable environmental obligations of any previous United States agreement, including obligations to combat trafficking in wildlife, timber, and fish; to strengthen law enforcement networks to stem such trafficking; and to address pressing environmental issues such as air quality and marine litter.

Environment obligations include:

  • Prohibitions on some of the most harmful fisheries subsidies, such as those that benefit vessels or operators involved in illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
  • New protections for marine species like whales and sea turtles, including a prohibition on shark-finning and commitment to work together to protect marine habitat.
  • Obligations to enhance the effectiveness of customs inspections of shipments containing wild fauna and flora at ports of entry, and ensure strong enforcement to combat IUU fishing.
  • First-ever articles to improve air quality, prevent and reduce marine litter, support sustainable forest management, and ensure appropriate procedures for environmental impact assessments.
  • Robust and modernized mechanisms for public participation and environmental cooperation.

Don Roadway sign