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Councillor Adam Giambrone invites you to the official opening of the West Toronto Railpath Park on Friday, October 30, 2009. Councillor Giambrone, the City of Toronto, and Friends of the West Toronto Railpath are pleased to open the first 2.1 km of this exciting recreational trail.
The West Toronto Railpath Park is a new 2.1 kilometre multi-use trail that is perfect for cyclists, joggers, and people out for a stroll. Travelling alongside the railway corridor, it features extensive naturalized landscaping to create an appealing public space.
In addition to 2.1 km of park trail, designed by innovative Toronto-based firm Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc., the project includes four site-specific sculptures by renowned Toronto artist, John Dickson. The artwork series, Frontier, is inspired by the changing landscape of the Junction Railpath area. John Dickson was selected to work collaboratively with Scott Torrance Landscape Architects Inc. through an open competition coordinated by Toronto Cultural Services’ Public Art Office.
The Friends of the West Toronto Railpath is a community-based working group with the goal of assisting the City of Toronto finance, design and build a 6.5 kilometre path from Toronto’s Junction Neighbourhood into the heart of downtown Toronto and the shoreline of Lake Ontario.
• Review the proposed area • Receive comments/input from the public • Discuss next steps
Crescent General Purpose Room
Please leave your dog at home
Thanks to the JRA team for planning the event and to all the volunteers who came out to help beautify the Junction.
I can’t wait for spring to see the results.
Post by Martin L. JRA urban commnittee
Green Together's Eco-Energy Fair
Sun Nov 1, 2009 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday, November 1
(Christie, two blocks south of St. Clair)
WILD, WILD, JUNCTION
HISTORICAL MYSTERY TOUR
It was a night of Legend, the night they closed the bars in the Junction. The newspapers claimed ten thousand men in the streets. The women weren’t even counted although they’d made their voice heard. West Toronto Junction was about to embark on a dry sea of temperance: the Local Option. But how wild could a town get to have to close down its own bars? Join us to find out for our fall fund raiser!
2PM, Sunday, Oct. 25, beginning at the Troubadour, 3071 Dundas West (south side just east of Quebec) and ending at Shox (2827Dundas St. W. just east of Keele.)
For father information, contact, Neil Ross
*The Junction Pumpkin Fest & Scary Halloween Movies Event*
The Junction BIA, and the Rue Morgue House of Horror invite you and your family to The Junction Pumpkin fest & Scary movies event held at The Junction Train station (Dundas/Pacific) on Saturday, Oct 24.
Come join the fun! We will have pumpkin drawing and pumpkin carving for everyone.
Kids 1 to 4 years old can decorate pumpkins (with parental assistance), while kids 5 to 12-years-old can carve their own pumpkins. All the necessary materials are provided free of charge. And the pre-Halloween festivities don’t end there! The evening will see a selection of family-friendly classic spooky movies (not too scary) projected at the Junction Train Station. Seating, hot chocolate and treats will be provided – and it’s all free of charge. Dress warmly!
Learn how to save a life
All you need are the skills and confidence to know what to do when danger strikes.
The course will be conducted by a certified instructed and is co- sponsored by the Junction Residents Association and the Annette Public library. The course includes:
October 24th from 9am – 5pm
Annette Public Library
145 Annette st
Certification - $30
No certification (just for information) – free
Register at the Annette Public Library or contact Linda Clements
co-chair for the JRA at 416-604-9772
The Agency's proposed measures are:
Use a vibratory hammer to completely install the piles by modifying the hammer's frequency settings and, where this is not possible, drive the piles to the maximum depth possible considering soil conditions and then finish the pile-driving with an impact hammer.
Extend the use of the Giken hammer in conjunction with vibratory hammer use, as discussed in the Decision, for the entire length of pile-driving activities and not just until the scheduled 250 piles are installed, especially in the more sensitive areas.
a) Use an impact-vibration hammer which switches automatically from one mode to another depending on soil resistance. Alternatively, use the impact hammer on the project only in conjunction with a vibratory or Giken hammer and only where it has been demonstrated that no other method is technically or commercially feasible;
b) De-power the impact hammer and decrease the hammer energy wherever possible and use shrouds, skirts and rubberized chasers. Any opening in the shroud should always be positioned down the tracks and not toward any residential area;
c) Employ moveable noise barriers to deflect noise away from nearby residential areas by moving them to current pile-driving locations and by setting them up around the shrouds to deflect noise from the fourth, open side of the shroud.
a) Restrict the hours of work for installing piles to 40 hours per week from between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on weekdays;
b) Negotiate an agreement with the City of Toronto to allow for road closures during the weekday hours to complete the required work at that location between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on weekdays;
c) Negotiate agreements with other railway companies to allow for train blocks during the weekday hours to complete the required work at that location between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on weekdays.
Information on the Agency's process for dealing with rail noise and vibration complaints is contained in its Guidelines for the Resolution of Complaints Concerning Railway Noise and Vibration.
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JUNCTION GARDENS 2938 DUNDAS ST W TORONTO ON M6P 1Y0 1-866-607-6301
We have not been able to get down to the post office today, but people are reporting the post office operators are asking people to sign a petition to save the Junction Gardens post office as Canada Post is attempting to close it down.
A zoning review application has been submitted to the city for the former variety store on the corner of Quebec and Annette. The application description states “Propose to create coffee shop with 28 seats. Previously a retail store in existence prior to zoning bylaw”
This stretch of Annette is zoned “Residential General” which does not permit a commercial application. However this building has been commercial for the better part of a hundred years so the application will likely be permitted and the new coffee shop a welcome addition to the Junction.
Submitted by Martin L, Junction Residents Assoc. development lead
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