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free movie matinees for children and mothers in the Junction in 1923


Toronto Daily Star 02 Apr 1923

Nina Ricca plant during tear down at Weston Rd. And Junction Rd. 2

26 Jan 1925 Beaver Theater on Dundas St. played

26 Jan 1925

The Junction showing of this film was six mths after its release.

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Tomorrow Family Day fun at Sorauren Monday, Feb. 17, 2 to 7 pm, Fieldhouse & Town Square



The Friends of Sorauren Park and the Sorauren Farmers’ Market are joining forces to make Family Day extra special at the park this year. Activities start at 2 pm, with the Market starting at 3 pm as always in the Fieldhouse.

All-ages ball hockey on the Town Square starts at 2 pm… bring your own sticks. The Market will have live music, face-painting and kids activities. A maple syrup and candy-making demo will complement seasonal produce prepared in the outdoor bake oven. Chocosol will have a hot-chocolate station. Read more.

Family Day fun at Sorauren

  1. Monday, Feb. 17, 2 to 7 pm, Fieldhouse & Town Square

Longworth milling 200 Vine Ave expands, now the site of Vine Ave Parkette.

Contracts have Recently been let for the addition of two multiple story additions to the mill building and processing plant  of the Longworth Milling Co. at 200 Vine St. The architect’s plans show that this addition will add 21,000 square feet space. Considerable Equipment will be installed with view to cutting down manual labor.


Monday Jan 5th 1942 The Daily Star.





Carleton and Davenport was a network of railways, before the Junction | with predictions 4 the Junction.


The neighborhood of Carleton and Davenport is a network of railways. A short distance south of Carleton the tracks of the Grand Trunk, Toronto Grey  and Bruce and Credit Valley, which run alongside from Parkdale, begin to diverge, the Credit Valley taking a westerly direction parallel with the Dundas Road, until it reaches Lambton, when it deflects to the south-west, and the others running to the north west. At this point of divergence the new Ontario  and Quebec  Railway makes its junction with the Credit Valley.

This railway centre is known as West Toronto Junction. Here the railway yard for the accommodation of the through freight traffic of the Ontario and Quebec Railway is located, and it is expected that it will very shortly an important and populous neighbourhood.



Demand Keen in West Toronto For Jitneys, until they ran out of licences.


Ran out of Licences licenses for running Jitneys.


Demand Keen in West Toronto, No Trouble in moving People.

West Toronto, June 28. 1920 Apart from the fact that they were charged more for their rides, the people in West Toronto who did not walk had no dlttlculty in securing transportation to the downtown districts. Most of the city firms sent conveyances to pick up their work people  Dundas and Keele streets literally swarmed with every conceivable kind of “jitneys.” The 70 or 80 regular jitney drivers started business an hour earlier than usual, and In addi-tlon tola large number of special licenses which had been issued at the Hall, 100 licenses were issued at Keele street police station before eight o’clock,and when the supply had run out. private owners of autos were still asking for more Most of .the motor truck drivers Keefe the City Hall are charging per mile. Others. from Royce avenue and Lansdowne,” are oalllng for a fare: and many trucks were filled to eapaclty during the rush hours by workpeople traveling from College and Dovercourt for a 10c fare. Inspector Duncan made excel-lent police arrangements at the “busy corners.” The early morning for West Toronto on the were well natronlzed. The memorial service held at the Salvation Citadel. Dovercourt road and Northumberland avenue. last night, was largely attended. During the service handsome tablet in memory of the 37 men belonging 10 in action, was unveiled by Captain Lambert. Lambton Lodge. Manchester Unity Independent Order of fellows met last night at the Moose Temple, Dundas street. Bro. A. E. Penfold was elected N.G., and Bro. S. Wodham Grand. Victoria Presbyterian Church congregational picnic fixed for tomorrow, has been postponed till the “Glorious Twelfth,” on account of the street car strike.


a more current article appeared in click here to read it.


here’s an except,

The current kerfuffle confronting cabs and Uber in cities across Ontario is strikingly similar to a battle a century ago. That’s when jitneys arrived – private passenger cars offering rides to strangers for a fee, originally five cents. Like Uber, the arrival of jitneys confused and puzzled legislators, was praised by riders and provided a chance for car owners to earn some money. Also like Uber, there were concerns about safety, insurance coverage and the qualifications of drivers.

Jitneys disrupted the traditional passenger transportation system; it was not the taxi industry that was affected, but the privately owned municipal street railway system


the article from which the top 1920 text was taken, image


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Car Prices in the Junction in 1931

Remarkable ideas on Residents Groups and Associations. | Committee on Governance — Consultation with Neighbourhood Assoc. — Workshop

below are some of notes made from community input concerning neighborhood associations or as commonly called by the populice of Toronto,  resident associations.

Below are some of notes made from community input concerning neighborhood associations or as commonly called by the populice of Toronto,  resident associations.


section 2.1 row 6, Special Committee on Governance — Consultation with Neighbourhood Associations — Workshop Notes | this text accessed Jan 27 2020 Data last refreshed by city: Jan 24, 2020

An office at City Hall dedicated to supporting RAs. There is a gap of service delivery that has been filled by volunteers – either TANGO, or in all the hours that all the leaders/members of RAs put in for community association. This gap should be filled by this office and this office would facilitate neighbourhoods access to their municipal government.

Register RAs, provide resources, provide small funding to help RAs open, pay for their websites, special events, and pave the way forward to Neighbourhood Councils where neighbourhood issues and initiatives can be resolved and passed in timely manner rather than being delayed for years waiting from Council decisions.

At the very least an office similar to the Office at Civic Innovation with a small number of staff initially (3-10) that will support RAs and to use a neighbourhood lens within City Hall to advocate for neighbourhood initiatives and concerns.

It could be 1 office or at least 1 office in each City Hall or civic centre. It should also provide free meeting spaces (that you could book online in advance). Additionally: Community Councils (of which we only have four that is arbitrary and not related to populations) should be further divided for more efficiency and better access to municipal government on issues that are local to those neighbourhoods and need not be held up for extended time due to bureaucracy.


At their meeting on April 12, 2019, the Special Committee on Governance asked staff to provide targeted engagement opportunities for neighbourhood associations across Toronto to reflect on the impacts to the City’s governance structures and decision-making processes that resulted from a reduction in the size of Council. Neighbourhood associations (NAs) are local, geographically focused groups such as neighbourhood coalitions, groups and partnerships, organizations that receive City grants to support community networking, ratepayer groups and resident associations.

This data set is from a workshop with neighbourhood associations held on 1 October 2019 at Metro Hall in which participants completed two table exercises. In the first exercise, participants prioritized one City program or governance process on a list of twelve that they felt did not work well, and made suggestions for what could be done to improve it. In a second table exercise, participants were asked to write down and discuss what they imagined an Office of Neighbourhoods to be, what it would do, how would it run, and how would it relate to their group.




Don River breaks shore taking mans life 1927 photo


Toronto Daily Star