Friday, June 1, 2012

Annette Street Choir Performance Sunday June 3rd at 1:30 pm

something really worth going to...

 



The choir is having a concert at The Annette Recreation Centre on Sunday June 3rd at 1:30 pm. It is pay what you can, they need this to offset the cost of renting space from the city in the rec centre to hold weekly practices.

...about an hour of singing  and there'll be refreshments!

Also, they will be performing at the St. Cecilia fun fair on Friday June 8th at 6pm. It would be great to have a great community showing for this absolutely amazing group of kids!

 

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Junction lane way with tree and without tree, a remarkable difference

Earlier this week A tree was cut down in a Junction lane way, because it had incurred rot in it branches though not much was to be seen in the remaining stump.

Below is a image of the lane-way with tree and the lane-way without tree.

 

 

 









This mornings Farmers Market tweets



 

96 Vine Ave is for sale ... a little history and a magazine ad for the firms products

 



Building is now used for both trades person commercial and residential former uses.

Main former historical use,

(roofing materials) 96 Vine Ave

WEST TORONTO STATION railroad sidling 267 (Old time trains web site info Great site take a look)



Location: Keele St. and Dundas St. W
Site Area: 50’ x 165’
Building Area: Approximately 8,400 SF on 3 floors
Zoning: I1 D2
Legal Description: Pt. lt. 20 pl 603 west Toronto Junction pt 1 63R4660,
Toronto, City of Toronto
Comments: • Four Studio Lofts;
• Ground Floor Industrial/Warehouse Space;
• Vintage Building in Junction Area.
NOI: Estimated at $70,000
Commission: $0.80 PSF/R 1-5 YRS
Asking: $1,350,000 (CAD)

Listed by Metrcom Reality click to visit their site

Main former historical use, below much of the original building is gone because of its past asbestos manufacturing use.

(roofing materials) 96 Vine Ave

WEST TORONTO STATION railroad sidling 267 (Old time trains web site info Great site take a look)

Rapid American/ Philip Carey Manufacturing
The Philip Carey Manufacturing Corporation, an asbestos-mining company which also manufactured and sold asbestos-containing insulation for industrial applications, was responsible for exposing thousands of miners, pipefitters, plumbers and other workers to asbestos used in its products from 1888 until the late 1960s.

History of Rapid American/ Philip Carey Manufacturing

The Philip Carey Manufacturing Corporation, nicknamed “Old Carey,” was founded in 1888 in Ohio. Until the company merged with the Glen Alden Corporation in 1967, Old Carey manufactured a line of insulation products that contained asbestos derived from the company's own asbestos mines in Canada.

Products manufactured by Old Carey included:

Carey-Canadian Asbestos 7RF Floats
Carey Thermo-Board concrete
Carey Rock Wool
Asbestos Magnesia Diatomite Rock Wool
Carey Mineral Wool Block
Careytemp
Thermoglass
Spun Mineral Wool Insulation
Carey Stone
Fire-Chex Singles



 

Friday notes of interest

FCM Conference - Toronto Councillors attending





Adam Vaughan, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Colle, Joe Mihevc, Pam McConnell, Mary Fragedakis, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Shelley Carroll, Michael Thompson and Ana Bailao.

From the FCM site



FCM launches The State of Canada's Cities and Communities 2012

The State of Canada's Cities and Communities 2012 surveys the national challenges playing out in the places Canadians live, work, and raise their families.

The report has two parts. Part One takes a look at recent fiscal trends affecting our cities and communities. It reviews the financial challenges cities and communities have struggled with during the past two-and-half- decades, and what progress has been made in addressing them.

Part Two looks at the state of intergovernmental cooperation in Canada. It focuses on three areas where federal, provincial-territorial, and municipal governments have overlapping roles and responsibilities: policing and public safety, housing, and environmental sustainability.

The report shows that despite recent investments, the outlook for our cities and communities is uncertain. Local governments continue to operate without a stable, secure share of the total tax revenues generated by their communities. They also remain vulnerable to offloading of costly responsibilities by other orders of government. As a result, they are caught in a chronic state of fiscal insecurity, without the stable financing and settled responsibilities to effectively plan for the future.

The State of Canada's Cities and Communities 2012
The State of Canada's Cities and Communities 2012 - Highlights and key findings
The State of Canada's Cities and Communities 2012 - Backgrounder

News release: The State of Canada's Cities and Communities 2012




Ford park land grab may fail today.




Image National Post newspaperLink to full size map



Text Excerpts from the Toronto Sun.

Mayor Rob Ford’s bid to buy the piece of conservation land beside his Etobicoke home could end at a Toronto and Region Conservation Authority meeting Friday.
A statement filed to the TRCA executive committee from Ford’s spokesman to the organization makes it clear Ford and his wife Renata are “disappointed” with the staff report recommending they not be sold the land.


In the report going to the executive committee, TRCA staff conclude disposing of the land is contrary to the authority’s policies and its mandate “to conserve valley corridors.


“Staff is recommending that the subject parcel be retained for conservation purposes,” the report states.


Farmers Market Tomorrow

8:30 am


Link to their site







Alfred S. Rogers and the start of a cement company

The sales agent of Grey & Bruce was Alfred S. Rogers, a Toronto entrepreneur, who owned a number of companies, among them a fuel supply...