Thursday, May 31, 2012

Parkdale Village Community Open House On Saturday, June 2nd, there will be a “Parkdale Village Community Open House” at the new Parkdale Amphitheatre

Parkdale Residents Association - Parkdale.TO
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$125,000 grant for Town Square project! Sorauren Park Town Square

$125,000 grant for Town Square project!

The City of Toronto’s Live Green Toronto program has awarded a grant to the Sorauren Park Town Square project through its 2012 Capital Projects Fund.

The non-profit, community-based Wabash Building Society (WBS), which advocates for the completion of Sorauren Avenue Park, filed the successful grant application. The Live Green Toronto grant will provide up to a maximum of $125,000 for the Town Square project, subject to the following conditions:

$40,000 of the grant is contingent on the WBS achieving its community Purchase A Paver fundraising goal of $40,000; and
$85,000 is contingent on the WBS securing matching funds from other funding organizations.
“We’re thrilled with this support and the matching-grant approach of Live Green Toronto,” says WBS volunteer chair Doug Bennet. “This means we’ll be able to leverage the funding to eventually secure $250,000, rather than having a single $125,000 grant.”

Thanks to strong community support, the Purchase A Paver campaign is well on its way to reaching its $40,000 goal, with more than $23,000 raised to date, and pledges that will substantially increase that total. Every dollar counts! Now is the time to donate if you haven't done so already; tax receipts issued and you can donate online or by

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

2 sleeps before the Junction farmers market.

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Work has started to restore 52 mc Murray Ave, after the fire in June of 2011

A fire occurred in what was a legal rooming house building on Mc Murray Ave in June of 2011.

At the time the building housed five apartments. Now permits have been issued to repair the building, but the blog is told only with 3 apartments.

2/3's of the fire damaged roof has to be removed as well as the north facing wall which is less than foot from the next house will have to be rebuilt with steel studs.

Location:McMurray Ave,Toronto,Canada

3122 Dundas W. has some great thick colour postcards in its

This closed front storefront, in the mid of the Junction Dundas Ave shopping strip, has the flavor and feeling of how so many shop were a decade or do ago.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dundas trees and electric wiring

Dangerous and just not becoming this and other electrical problems of the power sources used by the local BIA.

The property and responsibility of the BIA to maintain. It looks like this one may have broke from
It's tie down, and had a little further help from
Vandalism .

Location:St Clair Ave W,Toronto,Canada

Great peacemaking article please click though to read, there is even a TO connection

Please click thought to Creative Placemaking, there has an article about Outcomes Problem by Ian David Moss of Createquity.Click here please It’s a succinct exploration of the issues that flow when you lack a theory of change or ‘a clear and detailed theory of how and why creative placemaking is effective. And as the Greater Junction Area clearly needs a stronger push to place asking and a larger contingent of people helping this article has much relevance to you and the area you love.

The artist does leak into the "artist" as generator of social place making. But that's hogwash - ad can be said in Toronto. Everyone can be a maker, helper, idealist, go getter, troublemaker (ya) in taking places and tying them down and into the community for its use and ownership.

Insert blog harping on here... The old number 11 police station is great place to seize from city, elected persons and of course those who see profit signs between their eyes and the building.

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Junction Farmers Market tweet Remember 1st day this coming Saturday

Sunday, May 27, 2012

A permit has been issued for the removal of a tree in the Junction.


Trees are so important and should be saved at just about all costs, would you not agree. We are lucky to have a great tree canopy in the Greater Junction Area. And in a few places we have very old and magnificent trees, for example the spider tree in High Park, and the great willow at the bottom of Ryding Ave in the Meat Packing area.

But above all he are lucky enough to have great lane way trees that give so much to the rather underused Junction lane ways.

Now one of the the great lane way trees to be taken down, the city says a permit has been issued at the request of the property owners to remove a tree that touches the lane way in the rear yard of a Mc Murray Ave House, because it is unsafe, see image below to view rot in branch.

You may want to drop by and pat the tree in a sign of thanks for all the wonder it proved over the past decades, the many children it taught to climb, the clean cool shade it provided (and still does today), the air it cleaned each day, and of course the hundreds of conversations that started about its bendy trunk that introduced new neighbors to old.



Local Habitat for Humanity Canada event

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Local Doors Open Locations Sat and Sun May 26 and 27 2012


Looking to get rid of that old soil, concrete lumps and rocks from from gardening or Reno project?

York Resource Recovery just up
The road from the cities Ingram waste transfer station is quick
And easy, but a bit pricy compared to the city drop off fees. But the city will not accept your soil and concrete.

And after your drop you can always visit the original Ace bakery site which just up the road. They have sandwiches salads and bread (sometimes great deals like today euro rye 50 % off the supermarket price)

Location:Sheffield St,,Canada

Friday drilling at Keele St. And Dundas St. W.

Location:Glen Scarlett Rd,Toronto,Canada

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Parkdale Village Community Open House on Saturday, June 2nd.

All text Parkdale Village Community Open House

Parkdale Village Community Open House on Saturday, June 2nd. The event is from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Parkdale Amphitheatre on the corner of Queen St. W. at Dufferin. Come rain or shine!

The Open House offers the chance to meet a wide variety of Parkdale community organizations in one place. Twenty-eight groups will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.

You can talk to Parkdale’s two police Divisions; the BIA; PARC; the Parkdale Residents Association; the staff of Parkdale’s Councillor, MPP, and MP; and many more.

There will be five food booths from the Sorauren Farmer’s Market and the West End Food Co-op. Local musicians will be entertaining. You can visit the new West End Food Coop across the street.

A “Parkdale Village Historical Walk,” focusing on Queen Street and the surrounding neighbourhood, will start at the Amphitheatre at 11 a.m. and return there by noon, in time for the Open House. The walk will be led by historian Roger Riendeau.

Please invite your friends and neighbours to the Parkdale Village Community Open House. All the information you need is here, including the Facebook Event Page and the list of the groups taking part. There is a poster you can print and distribute a few copies of, if you wish.

Please drop in on June 2nd.

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The bright lights of a Gabbys resturant.

The Gabbys chain is opening the Junction. Movement of restaurant builders in and out of their building at the top High Park Ave at Dundas St West Must mean the project build us moving along.

So the blog stating wondering what could the front of this restaurant end up looking like, so down to the Kingsway area we trod to get a night shot of an existing Gabbys.

It was nice, lighting up
The street brightly, but not to bright.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Queen Margherita is summoning the “God of pizza ovens” for its upcoming west-end location - Eat - March 2012 - Toronto

Queen Margherita is summoning the “God of pizza ovens”.

Following text Reposted from Postcity blog Link to full article

Who seem to have got the story from now magazine.

"He also tells us that the new venue will be built inside a former bank at 785 Annette St. (at Jane St.) and will be similar in concept to the original location." After catching word that Queen Margherita Pizza is set to open a second location near the Junction this fall, we got in touch with co-owner John Chetti. Apparently, he and his partners have cemented a deal with Stefano Ferrara, who Chetti refers to as the “God of pizza ovens,” to come from Naples and personally build and install a pizza oven at the new location.

He also tells us that the new venue will be built inside a former bank at 785 Annette St. (at Jane St.) and will be similar in concept to the original location.

“We still want that rustic Italian look,” Chetti says.

Junction Flea at 2797-2803 Dundas St. W. second Sunday of every month

The blog is quite happy there is a flea coming to The Junction, this really is a great engagement as their no other flea close by. In addition it may bring to the area a greater number designer/ makers of the new craft movement that has spring up over the last decade in Toronto. Perhaps the  wares of some local objects collectors!

Fleas in today's old is new and simply made is great craft activities have created a new cultural milieu that is open to a great wide girth people of all interests and monetary condition's as oposed to the other fine craft movement.

Take a look at the Brooklyn Flea.

This flea coupled with the upcoming farmers market and the coming Junction Fine Craft and Art Marketplace show, all in the Junction really are necessarily to solidify the cultural identity.

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from their site,


The Junction Flea is Toronto's newest west side outdoor flea market presented bySMASH and Russet&Empire. Held on the second Sunday of every month in the summertime, the Junction Flea features a mix of select independent vendors selling antiques, handmade craft+design, food, vintage clothing, records and more.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor or would like more information please contact us at
We'd love to hear from you.

Morrow Ave. the most beautiful redefined street in the greater Junction Area?

Morrow Ave has been transformed over the last 15 years from the industrial street it was to a series of redefined buildings. These buildings now redeveloped house an art gallery of much merit, a loft development project and a series of other thought based businesses types. Oh yes and wonder Home Hardware.

This avenue is really worth a stroll particularly in Sunday's when it's quite quiet and the parked car and weekday business bustle is absent.

Here a little photo tour.

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