All posts in Ward 6 Etobicoke-Lakeshore

Do we need this type of restaurant in the Junction?

There is always a lot of interest of the retail mix on the Junction strip.  In terms of food establishments, does the Junction need service, character and design consideration to establish the right elements for a good eating establishment?

To illustrate this point this author offers the example of Woodys Burgers  om Lakeshore Blvd in Longbranch., This restaurant has a clean, well designed interior, a welcoming exterior, and a wonderful view of the food on offer.

They also have a assortment of sides to have with your burger all clearly viewable under glass.  And place is clean really clean, crisp.

This restaurant inexpensive meal out, or great for take-out. While the meal image  may give the impressions the portions are small, go for dinner, and you won’t be disappointed… they are just right. Try the special side dishes that you can’t find in the usual Junction  places,  and see if you think we need a place with a menu like it has in the Junction.

3795 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Toronto, ON M8W 1R2

www.woodysburgers.com
(416) 546-2093

photo post:The Queensway Retail to Lake Shore Blvd W residential walk, wow

Along the Queensway  just west of the South Kingsway on South side a thriving and very busy retail centre has emerged, containing among other stores a Shoppers Drug Mart, a Flight Centre travel agency and a Sobeys Store.

Perfect for the needs of the people living in the condominiums south of the expressway.

Choosing to walk between these two locations is real difficult, it is  a car route if there ever was one.

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Kingsway Park Ratepayers Fall 2009 newsletter

The Kingsway Park Ratepayers newsletters are always full of useful reporting of what is happening in many areas of their community, from development to historical efforts and all sorts of other issues and noticesy.

The fall 2009 newsletter has informative article about the original lighting on the Humber bridge, reproduced below. to read the complete newsletter click the link.

Click image to enlarge for better readability

Enlarged text from above Bridge Lanterns –  Anna Traer asked me (Madeleine McDowell) about the possibility of restoring the original 1916 lighting on the Old Mill Bridge. This is a photo of the old Mill Bridge the morning after Hurricane Hazel struck. It shows clearly the original lantern lighting on the Bridge. Since the Humewood Ratepayers took on a similar project for the Connaught Gates at Vaughn and Bathurst, just north of St Clair about five years ago, I asked them “WHO DID IT?” It turned out to be a local company just off the Queensway. They did the job working from 1912 promotion drawings and photographs of Sir Henry Pellat’s Connaught Gates, which were of similar age to Frank Barber’s iconic Old Mill Bridge. Heritage Toronto provided the community with a segregated account and issued tax receipts for donations. The results were beautiful and spectacular. The “Lighting” ceremony, which I attended, was on the 24th of May with fireworks and a street party. The project won an award for the quality of its restoration of an important architectural feature. Chris Nelson, who did the Lanterns for the Gates, is looking at the Photographs. We also have a piece of one of the original lanterns in the Swansea Historical Society’s collection, which eliminates measured calculations and guesswork for reproduction. I am prying a cost estimate out of Mr. Nelson. , I expect a jolt for my blood pressure when I receive it. But the Lanterns would properly light the Bridge – And it would be a beautiful piece of restoration. Any assistance to make this happen would be greatly appreciated! Madeleine McDowell

Bridge Lanterns
Anna Traer asked me about the possibility of restoring the
original 1916 lighting on the Old Mill Bridge. This is a photo of
the old Mill Bridge the morning after Hurricane Hazel struck. It
shows clearly the original lantern lighting on the Bridge.
Since the Humewood Ratepayers took on a similar project for
the Connaught Gates at Vaughn and Bathurst, just north of St
Clair about five years ago, I asked them “WHO DID IT?” It
turned out to be a local company just off the Queensway.
They did the job working from 1912 promotion drawings and
photographs of Sir Henry Pellat’s Connaught Gates, which
were of similar age to Frank Barber’s iconic Old Mill Bridge.
Heritage Toronto provided the community with a segregated
account and issued tax receipts for donations.
The results were beautiful and spectacular. The “Lighting”
ceremony, which I attended, was on the 24th of May with
fireworks and a street party. The project won an award for the
quality of its restoration of an important architectural feature.
Chris Nelson, who did the Lanterns for the Gates, is looking at
the Photographs. We also have a piece of one of the original
lanterns in the Swansea Historical Society’s collection, which
eliminates measured calculations and guesswork for
reproduction. I am prying a cost estimate out of Mr. Nelson. ,
I expect a jolt for my blood pressure when I receive it. But the
Lanterns would properly light the Bridge – And it would be a
beautiful piece of restoration. Any assistance to make this
happen would be greatly appreciated!
Madeleine McDowell

Economic Development Committee recommends creation of Baby Point Gates BIA

Baby Point Gates BIA full area

for full map please see link to city file at end of post

from the cities report…

The purpose of this report is to recommend the Designation of the proposed Baby Point Gates Business Improvement Area.

In accordance with Chapter 19 of the City of Toronto Municipal Code, the City Clerk conducted a poll to determine if there is sufficient support to designate the proposed Baby Point Gates BIA.  The number of objecting petitions regarding the Baby Point Gates BIA do not meet the sufficiency benchmark to prevent the designation set out in Chapter 19‑9A of the Municipal Code.  Accordingly, City Council may establish a Business Improvement Area.  Based upon the results, it is recommended that Council pass a by‑law to designate the area described by Attachment 1 (Maps 1‑5), as the Baby Point Gates BIA.

full text…

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Royal Meat Bbq – local west BBQ restaurant 710 Kipling Ave

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Royal Meats  BBQ at 710  Kipling Ave caught the eye of this post author simply because of it’s stylish revamping of what once was a coffee shop. This place appeared  so well designed  seemed from the roadway and y wanting find a new place to eat in locally in the west end, while making a left hand turn it was decided to have dinner there.

The service was great, and the menu choices designed in  manner that you choose a from a front counter set up like a butcher shop.  In addition to the unique menu, the place has custom designed chairs and possibly tables, which are a interesting blend of water of laser cut thin aluminium sheet and steel, with the steel being powder coated a grey black smooth finish. The restaurant has a smooth colour palate   that blends everything wonderfully together.

Royal Meats Goggle Image search

Link to their ad video – it is worth the look as they provide their farm to restaurant model

link to menu open web page of a PDF

Review at Chowhound

Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health objects to Metrolinx’s proposed diesel rail expansion in Georgetown South Corridor

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The Medical Officer of Health has posted a Letter of Objection regarding the diesel train expansion.

The letter written to the The Honourable John Gerretsen Minister of the Environment  supports a transit expansion based on electrification, and  requests that, as Minister of the Environment, you permit the project to proceed only under the following conditions:

1. That new train services and service expansions proceed only as electrified services;

2. That Metrolinx be required to conduct ambient air quality monitoring prior to

implementation of new train services or service expansions, in order to establish an air

quality baseline and concentration gradient. The chemicals to be measured are:

• Combustion gases – carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide;

• Particulate matter (ultrafine (PM0.1), respirable (PM2.5) and inhalable (PM10);

• Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) – formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, 1,3-butadiene,

benzene and acrolein;

• Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) – total and benzo(a)pyrene; and,

• Greenhouse gases – carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide; and

3. That Metrolinx establish a community liaison committee to:

• Deal with issues arising from the proposed construction;

• Provide input on selection of mitigation strategies; and,

• Provide input to the mobility hub planning process.

full letter link here with more city docs link below.

The Honourable John Gerretsen
Minister of the Environment

2009 Bikeway Network Program – Installation of Bicycle Lanes Committee Recommendations

West Toronto lanes  in green text
The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recommends that:
1. City Council approve the installation of bicycle lanes on the following roadways:
a. Bellamy Road North, from Porchester Drive to Brimorton Drive;
b. Bloor Street West, from Mill Road to Beamish Drive;
c. Brock Avenue, from a point 25 metres north of Seaford Avenue to Florence
Street;

d. Crescent Town Road, from Dawes Road to Victoria Park Avenue;
e. Huntingwood Drive, from Victoria Park Avenue to Birchmount Road;
f. Lansdowne Avenue, from Rideau Avenue to Dundas Street West;
g. Moore Avenue, from Welland Avenue to Bayview Avenue;
h. Rathburn Road, from Mimico Creek to Islington Avenue;
i. The Westway, from Martin Grove Road to Royal York Road; and
j. Trethewey Drive, from Jane Street to Black Creek Drive.


2. City Council approve the installation of contra-flow bicycle lanes on the following roadways:
a. Argyle Street, from Northcote Avenue to Lisgar Street, from Dovercourt Road
to Ossington Avenue, and from Shaw Street to Givins Street;

b. Bellwoods Avenue, from a point 90 metres north of Queen Street West to
Robinson Street;
c. Glen Cedar Road, from Dewbourne Avenue to Eglinton Avenue West;
d. Fermanagh Avenue, from Roncesvalles Avenue to Sorauren Avenue;
e. Florence Street, from Brock Avenue to Sheridan Avenue;
f. Gladstone Avenue, from Waterloo Avenue to Argyle Street;
g. Havelock Street, from Lindsey Avenue to Dewson Street;
h. Lindsey Avenue, from Brock Avenue to Dufferin Street;
i. Maitland Place, from Jarvis Street to a point 100 metres west of Homewood
Avenue;
j. Shaw Street, from Dundas Street West to Harbord Street;
h. Waterloo Avenue, from Dufferin Street to Gladstone Avenue.

as well as changes to this area…

City Council approve amendments to the existing bicycle lanes on Rogers
Old Weston Road to Oakwood Avenue, and amend the associated parking
in consultation with the Ward Councillors.
a. to provide parking on the south side of the road, between Blackthorn
and Bronoco Avenue;

drawing pdf link for this area from COT (City of Toronto)
b. to relocate the parking from the north side of Rogers Road, between
Avenue and Earlscourt Avenue, to the south side of the roadway; and
c. to relocate the parking from the south side of Rogers Road, between
Avenue and Rosethorn Avenue, to the north side of the roadway.

link to staff report