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In side the grain silos at the now Organic Garage site on Junction Rd.

The large round silo which sat in the south side of Junction Rd. for decades had a repair shop in their basement, pictured below.

Below an photo of the silos from the 5th floor of Henizman Place during the construction of the condo.



Below a view of the silos to the west of the CPR tracks with the Henizman condo to the south of the tracks.

And finally the silos during their use as storage for cement for the St Mary’s cement company, their last use before demolition.

Shoxs pre 2015 photograph

Conversational Capital | Guy Laliberte, founder, Cirque du Soleil “Like all great ideas, Conversational Capital is at its core simple: word-of-mouth momentum can be created, harnessed

Conversational Capital: How to Create Stuff People Love to Talk About

“In The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell presents an important idea without any ‘how to.’ Now Bertrand Cesvet provides the ‘how to’ you need to create ‘Tipping Points’ for your business and success. This book is a compelling presentation of a powerful idea. This is how the new world will do business. Highly recommended if you care about your future.”


Stewart Emery, coauthor of international best-seller Success Built to Last
“Ultimately, magic is unexplainable. Still, Conversational Capital provides the most insightful analysis of what makes our shows ring in the heart of fans.”
Guy Laliberte, founder, Cirque du Soleil
“Like all great ideas, Conversational Capital is at its core simple: word-of-mouth momentum can be created, harnessed, and used to build consumer passion for a brand better and more cost-effectively than almost any other marketing medium.”
Rupert Duchesne,CEO of Aeroplan
“Marketing is an art that Conversational Capital turns smartly into science. This book provides the complete prescription for getting consumers excited about your ideas.”
Jim Champy, coauthor, Reenginering the Corporation, and author, Outsmart!
Embed into Your Products and Experiences the Ingredients that Drive Advocacy:
Create products and services that consumers find truly significant
Intensify consumption experiences to transform your brands into market leaders
Don’t settle for serendipity: manage and control the word-of-mouth around your brand by manipulating eight powerful experience amplifiers
For all the books that speak of the value of consumer advocacy, few indicate how to create it to begin with. Armed with a compelling set of examples from their own work in fostering leading brands, the authors reveal the triggers of word-of-mouth and a process to embedding them in your own products, helping you create stuff people love to talk about. From Bertrand Cesvet, chairman of Sid Lee, a leading purveyor of experiential design and communications services that leverages commercial creativity for breakthrough brands including Cirque du Soleil, adidas, and Red Bull.
1% of the proceeds from the royalties earned by the authors will be donated to the One Drop Foundation. The mission of the One DropTM Foundation is to fight poverty around the world by giving everyone access to safe water.

Sadly the Junction Residents Association website is no longer up and running. is no longer displayi ng the Junction Residents Assoc. web site, itvapperas the hosting serviice forvthe site is no longer active.

Below is a screen capture of the site as it last was.

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The Junction LCBO site when it was Mcbrides Cycle and right after the demolition.



While overall Canadians are dying layer, young men are going at a faster rate.

Canadians are dying at a slower rate, with improved outcomes for cancer and circulatory diseases although young Canadians and greatly men aged 20 to 44 are dying at a faster rate.

Statistics Canada believes that the opioid crisis is a major cause of Canada’s stalled life expectancy.

“The drug overdose crisis occurring in Canada was a major contributing factor in the changes seen in life expectancy from 2016 to 2017, especially for men,” the agency wrote in a report.


Thursday February 20, 2020 Toronto Public Space Committee meeting at city hall.

all text the group.

Have you wondered, “How can I volunteer with the Toronto Public Space Committee?” Here’s your chance!

Please join us this Thursday February 20 to talk about all things public space and connect with people across Toronto who are working on public space projects.

Do you have a public space idea/project proposal? Come to the meeting and share it!

If you can’t attend, feel free to add your contact info to our google doc and/or reach out to people you’re interested in working

Date: Thursday February 20, 2020

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: Committee Room 1, Toronto City Hall (100 Queen St. West)

Event link:

Juice and cookies will be provided (feel free to bring snacks to share) All are welcome!

Toronto Public Space Committee

Gord Perks, one of only two members who voted against barriers between the public and the building they own.

Mr Perks statement on the issue.

Coun. Gord Perks, one of only two members who voted against the recommendations, said he doesn’t want any barriers between the public and “the building that they own.”


“You can take your grievance down to city hall and get a hearing and maybe nudge us toward a better way to run the city,” he said. “Every time we put a barrier in, we undermine that remarkable local democracy.”


Feb. 18 changes to visitors access to city hall, estimated cost is $350,000 and is to be absorbed in the 2020 capital budget for corporate real estate management.


Access will be only through the front doors facing Nathan Phillips Square and the parking garage and PATH entrance.


Screening will not be nesscesary  to attend the main information desk, library, washrooms, or city hall café.

Anyone hoping to enter beyond those points will pass through screening, which will include bag inspection, declarations of prohibited items such as weapons  and noise making objects, and WILL require passing though  a metal detector.


Twowheelpoli blog has a great blog about upcoming info on the railpath.

On Wednesday, February 26, the City of Toronto will be hosting a public meeting at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) to reveal the final design of the West Toronto Railpath extensionto Abell Street….highlighting some good, bad, and ugly recent developments.

Full post here

1905 Houses prices Toronto Junction and areas Hook Ave: $3.000,