Friday, September 28, 2018

Canada’s population grew by more than half a million over the past year, the biggest increase in six decades.

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That’s the biggest gain since 1957. International migration recorded the biggest increase ever measured in Canada’s history and accounted for about 80 percent of population growth.  New immigrants totaled 303,257 over the past year.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Junction City Music Hall Hallowed event Oct 31


Queens of Darkness


Come on out to Toronto's hottest Halloween Party featuring all Female Fronted Witchy Rock bands Emily Mac Music Angora SexsmithQueens & Kings & Halloween Costume Party!!!
8:15pm Sexsmith
9:15pm Emily Mac
10:15pm Angora
11:15pm Queens & Kings




















Junction City Music Hall

2907 Dundas St West, Toronto,




Photos, Mirvish Village has five deep foundation drills working now. It seems the city is weeks away from the biggest bathtub dug hole in the city.

Mirvish Village will have micro retail sites, I learned today, as I took some time to photo the remantling, yes made up word but construction crafts like it. Ellis Don the contractor/construction management of record has been using David Mirvish’s old bookstore as their site office. These buildings will be intermixed with the towers. ERA architects are the heritage architects, which is great.


Living With Pot, a talk about Pot, Sunday, October 28, 2018 requires rsvp

Living With Pot: Medicine & Public Health in an Age of Legalization

  • Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • 2:00 PM  4:00 PM
  • Medical Sciences (Macleod) Auditorium1 King's College CircleToronto, ON, M5S 1A8Canada (map)

On October 17th, Canadians will be able to legally use 'recreational' cannabis for the first time since 1923. It's fair to say our world has changed a lot since then, such that cannabis use in 2018 presents vastly different challenges and opportunities than when it was first legal to indulge. Many have questions about how legalization will play out. How does cannabis work? What potential is there for addiction vs therapeutic uses? Will this be a disaster for public health or, much like prohibition, are we going to look back at the near century-long era of marijuana criminalisation with disdain?

Join us for a lively exploration of the history and biological properties of cannabis, its neurological mechanisms, addictive properties (or lack thereof), and its potential impact on public health and society.

Panelists include:

Tony George - Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and Chief of Addictions at CAMH. Tony's research focuses on understanding the biology and treatment of addictions in people with serious mental illness including schizophrenia and mood disorders.

Ruth Ross - Professor at University of Toronto specializing in molecular pharmacology of cannaboids.

David Hammond - Professor and CIHR Applied Public Health Chair at the University of Waterloo. Professor Hammond’s research examines how cannabis, tobacco, and other substances should be regulated to minimize their public health impact.

Moderator: Lesley Campbell - Associate Professor at Ryerson University leading the Plant Evolution and Ecology Lab.

Reserve your spot here

Beatles-themed family SING-A-LONG@3030 on September 30th@3pm.

 

Hi Junction Neighbours,


Back after popular demand the Beatles-themed family SING-A-LONG@3030 on September 30th@3pm. Two Awesome Sets! Big Dance Floor! Two open bars! Lots of yummy food! and a guest performer!

Mark it on your calendars folks, this is not one you don't want to miss:).

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Parkdale Movement survey.

Take the SURVEY...we'll publish the results shortly click the word survey at the beginning of this sentence.

The wonderful railings at DuPont and Dundas.

List of ward Parkdale High-park Toronto candidates with web address.

We find only 10 names on ballot to represent our wad for the next 4 years. Issus of importance for gong forward from 2019 in Parkadle High-Park include, Junction area are TORONTO'S DEVELOPMENT, HARBOR waterfront IMPROVEMENTS, cultural Establishment buildings improvement, that is fix the deteriorating condition of the buildings.


 


Valerie Grdisa

Valerie brings more than twenty-five years of knowledge, skills and experience from public, private and not-for-profit sectors in practice, education, middle and senior management, health services and policy research, management consulting and government. For two decades, she has been advising and leading organizations and governments in the development and execution of innovative solutions to transform lives and improve outcomes.


Alex Perez https://www.toronto.com/news-story/4870910-alex-perez/

Development and affordable housing are the top local issues in Ward 13. Strong economic activity and sustained population growth in the last 10 years have created rapid development expansion. I support responsible development and will promote inclusionary zoning. We need to have clear policies for negotiating and assigning Section 37 funds (when developers transfer funds to the city to get more density approved). We need steady, strong and effective city’s representation at OMB hearings. We should work to reform or abolish the OMB. We need to conserve the character of Ward 13 and its unique neighborhoods. I will work with constituents and city staff to help envisioning the future of the ward and the city.


 

Kalsang Dolma: https://www.kalsangdolma.ca

Champion for youth and children: hired over 50, mentored hundreds, and engaged over a thousand young people in Toronto in education, career and leadership success.


 


 

David Ginsberg: https://www.davidginsberg.ca

I will strengthen your voice at City Hall

Ensure that city projects are properly managed to minimize disruption

Develop affordable housing, by utilizing our laneways as a fresh and creative approach


 


Taras Kulish: https://www.taraskulish.ca

Toronto is experiencing unprecedented gridlock on the streets, parking space shortages, poor bicycle lanes and inadequate, poorly maintained transit system. As councillor I will work with residents to manage traffic so that the Arterial traffic stays on the Arterial roads. I will work towards implementing new subway and rail capacity with the next Mayor of Toronto as a top priority.


 

Mercy Okalowe: https://votemercy.ca

As an elected official, it will be my responsibility to ensure that the most historically marginalized members of our community are seen, heard, and honoured.


 

Nick Pavlov: https://www.nick2018.com

Put developers on notice immediately that community guidelines must be met for development.

Oppose projects that fundamentally change the character of the community.

Be a genuine mediator who will work with all parties and not simply shut things down.


 

*Gord Perks: https://www.votegordperks.ca

Development and affordable housing are the top local issues in Ward 13. Strong economic activity and sustained population growth in the last 10 years have created rapid development expansion. I support responsible development and will promote inclusionary zoning. We need to have clear policies for negotiating and assigning Section 37 funds (when developers transfer funds to the city to get more density approved). We need steady, strong and effective city’s representation at OMB hearings. We should work to reform or abolish the OMB. We need to conserve the character of Ward 13 and its unique neighborhoods. I will work with constituents and city staff to help envisioning the future of the ward and the city.


 

Evan Tummillo: https://www.evantummillo.com


 

José Vera: https://highparkengineer.wordpress.com

Waste Reduction

We need policies such as tax credits, rebates and other incentives from the Municipality to help encourage the adoption of waste reduction programs in Commercial, Industrial and Residential Buildings.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Parkdale, Harvest Festival, Greenest City host.


 

Greenest City hosts this Festival event with Indigenous art and music; local performances and workshops in dance, poetry, storytelling; short film screening and a potluck dinner at Milky Way Garden starting 6 pm.

Free

Date: Saturday, September 29th, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: 220 Cowan Ave. (Masaryk Park

Whetter, 3052 Dundas St. W., butcher 1929

3052 Dundas St. W., butcher
(Frank) F. G. I. Whetter, 3052 Dundas St. W., Junction 53, living at 20 Laws St. (West side) Junction 2628, who was one of the Ward 7—Aldermen— 1922 and operated Whetter Bros, btchers/butcher at 3052 Dundas St. W., Junction 53, 3052 with brother Wm H Whetter living at 276 EVELYN AVE. This busines seems to be a continuation of the partnership Kemp & Whetter, Toronto Junction 1901, but this needs to be verified.

Your weekly food flyer and the liberties taken by the grocery store.

 

Ontario food flyers do not show the actual savings from the stores regular price, while in Europe many flyers show the percentage of savings.


Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Junction Heritage Conservation District

19 February 2018
Rosemary MacKenzie
Administrator
Etobicoke York Community Council
Etobicoke Civic Centre
399 The West Mall, main floor
Toronto, ON M9C 2Y2
Re: Intent to Designate 2896 Dundas Street West - EY28.9
Dear Etobicoke York Community Council members,
It is my pleasure to write on behalf of The Junction Heritage Conservation
District (HCD) Board regarding the Intent to Designate 2896 Dundas Street
West.
As a Listed heritage property, since 1995, The Treasury building has many
important attributes. Heritage Preservation Services (HPS) prepared a
comprehensive profile about the history and significance of this property, and it
was recommended for Designation under Part IV of the Heritage Act by the
Toronto Preservation Board. This report is available at:
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pb/bgrd/backgroundfile109842.pdf
On 16 January 2018 a decision to support the Designation by the Etobicoke
York Community Council (EYCC) was expected, based on an endorsement by
the property co-owners, but the outcome was a deferral to the 21 February
2018 meeting. Incidentally, this deferral did not negate the impeccable quality
or the heritage value of the historic building, and the requested variances were
approved by the Etobicoke York Committee of Adjustment on 25 January
2018. We trust the designation of The Treasury can now proceed without
further delays.
This property is also within The Junction heritage conservation district (HCD),
a nomination that was approved by two Community Councils in 2014, and a
Phase One Study Area was recently approved.
On 13 May 2014 Etobicoke York Community Council nominated several areas,
including the Junction Area, for consideration as Heritage Conservation
Districts. Community Council directed Planning staff to review the
nominations against the criteria for the determination of cultural heritage value
and bring forward study authorization reports and consider for prioritization those areas that meet the criteria. The decision is available at:
http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2014.EY33.39
It was concurrently approved by the Toronto & East York Community Council on 13 May 2014.
The decision is available at:
http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2014.TE32.87
On 15 January 2018 the Planning & Growth Management (P&GM) Committee endorsed a
recommendation from the Toronto Preservation Board for a Phase One heritage study in The
Junction HCD. At the 31 January 2018 meeting City Council officially approved The Junction HCD
Phase One Study. The HPS report and decision are available at:
http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2018.PG25.4
A map of The Junction HCD and Phase One Study area within the former West Toronto city
boundaries is attached.
The Junction HCD is intended to be a microcosm of the former West Toronto city that
amalgamated with the city of Toronto in 1909. Our vision is to conserve the core of that former
city, which includes all aspects of society with industrial, commercial and public buildings, and
residential properties from the mansions of the gentry (on High Park Avenue) to the houses of
professionals and merchants (who lived on St. John’s Road and other neighbourhood streets) and
homes of the working class (rail and factory labourers, et al).
To achieve that vision, The Junction HCD (former Committee and current Board) has been
consistent in its analysis of every redevelopment project within its proposed boundaries, and
specifically to adherence of the mid-rise performance standards on our contiguous collection of
authentic, fine-grain, heritage and chorus main street buildings.
Our main street ‘Avenue’ is a twenty-metre road width in a designated Character Area; therefore the
applicable maximum height is 0.8 of the right-of-way road width, or sixteen-metres (and not one
millimetre more) of total height. P&GM concluded their consideration of this matter on 11 May
2016; a process that began in 2015 with a review of the mid-rise performance standards, which
revealed several unintended consequences created by this built form on the smallest, twenty-metre
‘Avenue’ width. Council approved this and other essential changes to the mid-rise performance
standards on 7 June 2016.
Another critical performance standard is the set of step-backs. While we preferred the proposed
five-metre front step-back to minimise the visual impact of the additional height of two floors, we
are comfortable with the negotiated agreement between HPS and The Treasury co-owner applicants
of a four-metre step-back for the front elevation.
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Moreover, to ensure the contribution of every existing, Moreover, to ensure the contribution of every existing, renovated and new building to complement
and enhance the predominant architectural heritage character of the Junction streetscapes, the
choice of design and materials is paramount to The Junction HCD and the community we serve.
We unequivocally concur with the conditional recommendation by HPS to continue dialogue with
the co-owner applicants during the site-plan process “prior to the issuance of a building permit.”
For more than 100 years the Junction’s heritage architecture was conserved and remained intact,
until recently, when the hyper-intensification virus unleased in Toronto has spread to infect our
historic Junction neighbourhood and now threatens the existence of our HCD. Our expectation of
sensible, “moderate” and respectful, “context sensitive” intensification has been proven to be false,
due to the implementation failure of the mid-rise performance standards, which is an ongoing
impediment to our success.
Despite a seemingly bleak future for The Junction HCD, we are fortunate to have many heritage
properties ‘Listed’ and some that are ‘Designated’ on the Heritage Register. A list is attached for
your reference; it includes eight (or perhaps nine, if The Treasury is approved) Designated and 39
Listed properties. There are also two pending nomination additions to the Register, and The
Junction HCD is preparing at least 25 more property nominations, but the procedure is unclear.
We share the concern of EYCC about the timing of these requests to designate properties, and
concur that it should be a transparent process that is not commingled with an active development
application, but that would require a pro-active approach.
Currently, the Heritage Register process operates solely based on a reactive, crisis management
approach with demolition risk as the impetus for action. Perhaps when this defective process is
changed, the Intent to Designate and the adding of new properties to the Heritage Register could be
advanced with less controversy in a more transparent and timely manner. We would appreciate your
help to resolve this procedural issue.
However the issue is more complex, because the “intangible” chorus of the streetscape is what
matters. It’s not just about saving a few special “tangible” buildings; the surrounding context also
has meaning and a special building has important connections to its setting. The heritage value is
highest when both the special building and its authentic setting are retained. Heritage properties
cannot exist in isolation; they need the chorus of old buildings to highlight and provide the context
for the soloists. Yet, protection of the chorus can only be accomplished within an HCD.
An excerpt from the Official Plan, Section 3.1.5, affirms this concept:

Our cultural heritage includes both the tangible and intangible values and attributes of the
distinct towns, villages, and cities that have come together to create the Toronto we know
today.
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Cultural Heritage is an important component of sustainable development and place making. The
preservation of our cultural heritage is essential to the character of this urban and liveable city
that can contribute to other social cultural, economic and environmental goals of the City.
Conservation of cultural heritage resources not only enriches our lives, it is an important shared
responsibility and a prominent civic legacy that we must leave for future generations.
1

The charm and intrinsic value of the Junction’s main street is its contiguous collection of smaller,
mixed-vintage buildings.
A Preservation Green Lab report provides the most complete empirical validation to date of
Jacobs' long-respected, but largely untested hypothesis: That neighborhoods containing a mix of
older, smaller buildings of diverse age support greater levels of positive economic and social
activity than areas dominated by newer, larger buildings. These findings support the idea that
retaining blocks of older, smaller, mixed-vintage buildings can help cities achieve sustainable
development goals and foster great neighborhoods.2
The Junction is already a great neighbourhood; if only we can retain our blocks of older, smaller
mixed-vintage buildings long enough to create a heritage district, then it can continue to be a great
neighbourhood in perpetuity for future generations to enjoy.
Meanwhile, the value and contribution of The Treasury to the Junction streetscape and as a heritage
asset is undeniable.
We knew that HPS and Planning staff, TPB and our preservation panel (EY and T&EY) members,
we (The Junction HCD) and our community supporters agreed with the Intent to Designate.
At the EYCC meeting on 16 January 2018, we learned that the co-owners agreed and were surprised
that it wasn’t already designated when they purchased it. As experienced heritage property owners
they also expected it to be designated.
We trust that EYCC members will also agree to designate The Treasury building, and will help to
ensure Council approval on 26 March 2018.

1
Toronto City Planning, (22 June 2015), Official Plan, pages 67-68. Retrieved on 27 July 2016 from
http://www1.toronto.ca/planning/chapters1-5.pdf#page=13.
2
National Trust for Historic Preservation, National Trust for Historic Preservation, (May 2014), Older, Smaller,
Better: Measuring how the character of buildings and blocks influences urban vitality, page 9. Originally retrieved on 5
October 2015 from http://www.preservationnation.org/information-center/sustainable-communities/greenlab/oldersmallerbetter/report/NTHP_PGL_OlderSmallerBetter_ReportOnly.pdf.
The report location was
subsequently moved to http://forum.savingplaces.org/act/pgl/older-smaller-better

Thank you in advance for all your time and consideration.
Sincerely,
Tina Leslie
President, The Junction HCD

Friday, September 21, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Disney Magic Bench

Sit on Disney Research’s Magic Bench and you may have an elephant hand you a glowing orb. Or you might get rained on. Or a tiny donkey might saunter by and kick the bench.

It’s a combined augmented and mixed reality experience, but not the type that involves wearing a head-mounted display or using a handheld device. Instead, the surroundings are instrumented rather than the individual, allowing people to share the magical experience as a group.
People seated on the Magic Bench can see themselves in a mirrored image on a large screen in front of them, creating a third person point of view. The scene is reconstructed using a depth sensor, allowing the participants to actually occupy the same 3D space as a computer-generated character or object, rather than superimposing one video feed onto another.

“This platform creates a multi-sensory immersive experience in which a group can interact directly with an animated character,” said Moshe Mahler, principal digital artist at Disney Research. “Our mantra for this project was: hear a character coming, see them enter the space, and feel them sit next to you.”

 

The researchers used a color camera and depth sensor to create a real-time, HD-video-textured 3D reconstruction of the bench, surroundings, and participants. The algorithm reconstructs the scene, aligning the RGB camera information with the depth sensor information.

To eliminate depth shadows that occur in areas where the depth sensor has no corresponding line of sight with the color camera, a modified algorithm creates a 2D backdrop. The 3D and 2D reconstructions are positioned in virtual space and populated with 3D characters and effects in such a way that the resulting real-time rendering is a seamless composite, fully capable of interacting with virtual physics, light, and shadows.

“The bench itself plays a critical role,” Mahler said. “Not only does it contain haptic actuators, but it constrains several issues for us in an elegant way. We know the location and the number of participants, and can infer their gaze. It creates a stage with a foreground and a background, with the seated participants in the middle ground. It even serves as a controller; the mixed reality experience doesn’t begin until someone sits down and different formations of people seated create different types of experiences.”

 

The Magic Bench was the work of a large team of Disney Research scientists. In addition to Mahler, it includes Kyna McIntosh, John Mars, James Krahe, Jim McCann, Alexander Rivera, Jake Marsico, Ali Israr and Shawn Lawson.

Combining creativity and innovation, this research continues Disney’s rich legacy of leveraging technology to enhance the tools and systems of tomorrow.

For more information about Augmented Reality at Disney Research see the video below.

 

https://youtu.be/JnLk2_Xbr90

what Junction new culture buildings? None.

While the Junction is within Ward 4 - formally Ward 13 as of Sept. 19th, the ward with the most parks and nature space in the city, it lacks cultural centers that many other communities have.

Swansea has the Swansea Town Hall Community Centre for example, the Junction has no such place for community gatherings. This lack of a community center probably contributes to the short life of so many community actions and groups, such as the inactive Junction Residents Assoc.

This post is here to point out that while the Junction suffers other areas are receiving massive investment by the city.

what is the center?

 




The Clark Centre for the Arts will open in 2020 with art studios and creative programs for Toronto residents and visitors to explore and enjoy the arts. Guild Park and Gardens is
a unique 88 acre site on the Scarborough Bluffs that includes forests, shoreline and a collection of architectural fragments, sculptures and buildings. As part of revitalization efforts, the City of Toronto is developing a multipurpose facility (pictured
above) that will house art studios and arts programming. Through extensive community consultation, City of Toronto staff and the architectural team of Taylor Hazell Architects have collected feedback to help inform and shape the schematic design of the future arts facility at Guild Park and Gardens.


 

what the city is asking for bids on now in September 2108,

Clark Centre for the Arts Addition and Renovation to Building 191 at Guild Park and Gardens, 191/201 Guildwood Parkway.

The scope of work shall include but not be limited to the following:

Architectural:
• Renovations include creating 2 new studio spaces on the existing ground and second floors to include a new main stair and elevator, universal and public washrooms, general purpose room, office and reception area, new exit stair to the 2nd floor and associated circulation gallery and amenities.
• Renovations include insulating the existing exterior walls and cleaning repairing/ restoring the existing exterior walls.
• Abatement of asbestos containing textured coatings and door and window caulking.
• Demolition of major building components is required to accommodate the proposed changes.
• The addition includes a new 2 story high lobby and vestibule. The addition also includes a 315 s.m. third floor structure skewed above the existing building while extending over the lobby on steel columns. The third floor includes 2 studio spaces a shared wet room, washrooms and associated circulation and amenities.
• Exterior finishes – traditional stucco clad addition and cleaning of existing stucco
• Interior finishes – Polished Concrete, Carpet, Resilient Sheet flooring, Gypsum Board, Ceramic Tile, Acoustic Ceiling panels etc.

Landscape Work:
• Development of vehicle and pedestrian access and parking from the existing parking lot to the Clark Centre for the Arts
• Development of the area around the building including hard and soft landscaping
• Tree removals and Tree protection with Arborist oversight. Native tree, shrub and ground cover planting.
• Various hard paving surfaces both permeable and non-permeable.
• Drop off and service zones, barrier free ramps, curbs, bike stands and bollards
• Amenities including lighting, park furniture, wayfinding, and recycling.
• Installation of green roof on lower roof.

Civil Work:
• The Building has new domestic water service (to be relocated), new sanitary service (to be connected). New hydro service to be provided. Relocation of gas service to be ordered.
• Installation of a fire main and fire hydrant
• Surface Drainage in the loop road
• Storm Water Management: surface drainage to maintain percentage of permeable and non-permeable surfaces
• Erosion and Sediment Control

Structural Work:
• The 3rd floor addition is structurally independent from the original building. The new floor and roof will stand on a series of steel columns. The new block stairways and elevator shaft will also take some of the load. Along with the north wall they will also act as bracing.
• The ground floor slab will be replaced.
• Existing steel web joists at the 2nd floor and roof will be demolished where the new shafts penetrate the existing construction and will be replaced by new ones.

Mechanical Work:
• New domestic and sanitary system
• The whole building sprinkler system
• HVAC, 3 gas fired packaged roof-top units, Make up Air unit, Exhaust Fans
• Exposed spiral ductwork

Electrical Work:
• New exterior transformer with disconnect
• New electrical supply to all equipment and lights in the building
• New fire alarm system, elevator, telecommunications system, security system and emergency power.

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Nice to see some random railroad stuff lying around on the Junction streets.


This a rail tensioner

He Old Fish and Chip shop



Closed for 25 years but the building looks the same.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Willow tree on Kenneth Ave

Friendly storage sign as a great wow factor.

The Beaverton is reporting, Sir Topham Hatt, who often visits Ontario each summer resigned for inappropriate behaviour around trains

ISLAND OF SODOR – Sir Topham Hatt, the longtime controller of the North West Railway on the Island of Sodor, resigned at a press conference yesterday after several reports surfaced of bizarre and inappropriate behaviour around Sodor’s trains.

Sir Hatt, who is also known by the politically incorrect moniker ‘The Fat Controller’, has worked for the railway for decades, and was promoted to the top job in 1943. While he has an excellent public reputation for running a railway, many former employees have reported overhearing him talking to the trains, addressing them by names he created for them, and alternately reprimanding them for being “naughty” and lauding them for being “really useful.”

“I’ve never seen anything like that,” said Rose Pound, who worked for the Sodor railway from 2002-2006. “It’s like he thought they were alive. If a train crashed, instead of starting an investigation into what mechanical failures led to the crash, he would tell the train, who he insisted was named Thomas, how disappointed he was and wag his finger at it.” 

“The rest of us had to work around his craziness.”

full story here

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Dominion Bank at Dundas St. W. And Medland St shortly after construction.


Some features of the building were,built-in cupboards containing' standard filing equipment. Under the counter at the accountant's space are built-in spaces for all special forms to be kept under lock and key as well as a keyboard for all duplicate keys to the building and safety deposit boxes.



The working space was supplief with a buzzer system and telephone.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Ontario was the first large jurisdiction in the world to make pasteurization of milk mandatory 80 years ago this year.

Drinking of contaminated milk was identified as the source of multiple infectious disease epidemics resulting 80 years ago in July that Ontario passed legislation to require the mandatory pasteurization of milk.

Excellent residential construction shows even when you pull the ground from it.

Daniel’s Corporation is placing the finishing exterior groundworks to this project in Toronto. For disclosure this blogger nothing to do with this project, Other than watching It rise in Toronto’s old Trefann Court district.

Notable is contruction of the steps to the entrance to the townhouse , on a concreate foundation, in this case this plinth for stairs was incorporated into the foundation walls. This will save the purchasers condiderable angst and cost in the coming decades, as stairs not supported in this manner most often subside. This blogger has had to provide a plinth to support front entryway restoration on two houses I lived in the Junction, an area where front wall downward movement is common.

Although this post cites the excellent design by Daniels Corporation it is not a endorement if the firms townhouse contruction, nor is it a expression of residential design or construction work whch I do not do.

Hurricane Hazel walk along the Humber River, with Madeline McDowell, Oct 13th, Old Mill Subway, 10am


 

Join Madeline McDowell on the annual Hurricane Hazel walk along the Humber River

Day: October 13, 2018 Time: 10:00am to 12:30pm

Location: Old Mill Subway, 2672 Bloor Street West

Alert: steep stairs


Join Madeleine McDowell on this historical walk along the HumberRiver between Old Mill Station and Lambton House (4066 Old Dundas Street).  The walk has steep stairs down to the path and a 2.6 km walk along the river banks where Hurricane Hazel flooded the bridge and shores. Walk includes historical pictures and a cup of tea at Lambton House. 

Toronto Field Naturalists, In partnership with Heritage York

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Gardiner Expy, fall 2018 repairs, equip. Arrives.

 

Monday
2018-Sep-17
to
Tuesday
2018-Sep-1821:00
to
05:00 Lake Shore Blvd E At Lower Sherbourne St

Details: All lanes will be occupied alternately due to minor bridge repairs.


Tuesday
2018-Sep-18
to
Wednesday
2018-Sep-1921:00
to
05:00 Lake Shore Blvd E From Parliament St To Don Roadway

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Ken Shaw Lexus Toyota enlargement is the only large scale development that touches the Junction. While the rest of the city has massive non residential development.

Ken Shaw Lexus Toyota

Retail: Under construction (ETA: TBD)

Estimated Investment: N/A

2336 St Clair Ave. W., Toronto, ON, Canada


 

A&W Canada offering of vegetarian Beyond Burger exceeded expectations,

A&W is the first national burger chain to offer California-based Beyond Meat’s burger in menu in July.


 

Beyond Meat burgers sold out nationwide in a matter of weeks, said Chief Executive Officer Susan Senecal. The veggie burgers will be back in stock across Canada Oct. 1.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Water and Fish Stuff Canada.


 


 


 



Canada has about 3-7 million lakes which account for about 20% of the world’s freshwater.

90% of lakes are warming in the past 25 years, and ice-covered lakes are experiencing faster warming rates, including lakes in Ontario.

There seem to be two main drivers of increased water temperature: climate change and solar brightening/dimming

Fish,

smallmouth bass are predicted to invade most lakes in Ontario by 2070 

walleye, a cool-water fish species, is predicted to shift its range northwards and be eliminated from the south.


 


 

 

Royal Institute talk, Yesterday’s Research brings Tomorrow’s Innovations Sept 30th.

Back to the Future: Yesterday’s Research brings Tomorrow’s Innovations

  • Sunday, September 30, 2018
  • 2:00 PM  4:00 PM
  • Medical Sciences (Macleod) Auditorium1 King's College CircleToronto, ON, M5S 1A8Canada (map)

From stem cell therapy to self-driving cars, all modern technology and medical therapies have their roots in research from the past. 1687's Principia by Isaac Newton outlined the physics behind orbits and rockets, yet we did not land on the Mood for another 272 years. Indeed, it took a further 10 years to put a human there! The path from basic research to innovation is not a straight line. The time it takes to wander that path can be frustratingly long and sometimes poorly understood. What is clear, however, is that without basic research there can be no innovation.

In this thought-provoking panel, we will explore some of the major research breakthroughs of the past that have, eventually, led to current innovations.


Register here,

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/back-to-the-future-yesterdays-research-brings-tomorrows-innovations-tickets-49153714082

 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

2018 Roncesvalles Polish Festival, Saturday & Sunday, September 15th & 16th, 2018

2018 Roncesvalles Polish Festival, North America’s largest celebration of Polish culture in one of Toronto’s best neighbourhoods, Roncesvalles Village! Just steps from Parkdale.

Enjoy great local and international music, including Polish folklore, Polka and Euro dance bands, and entertainment from near and far on multiple stages. Saturday night enjoy the ever-popular Dance Under The Stars. Come out and sample fantastic cuisine from over 40 renowned restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and bistros, along Roncesvalles, and of course, lots of traditional Polish fare, including pierogi, kielbasa, bigos, cabbage rolls, and much much more!

This year will be celebrating 100 years of Poland's Independence! 

Date: Saturday & Sunday, September 15th & 16th, 2018
Time: Sat. 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. & Sun. 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Place: for 18-blocks along Roncesvalles Ave.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sarah Doucette statement on why she will not stand for re-election

Dear friends and neighbours in Ward 13,

For the past eight years I have had the tremendous honour of representing you as your City Councillor. It has been a joy to work with you, the residents of the Junction, High Park, Bloor West Village, Baby Point, Warren Park, and my own neighbourhood of Swansea.

As a team we have worked together to protect what is important to our community, and bring in new tools and features to improve our ward. From our first fights to save the High Park Zoo and rebuild the Jamie Bell Castle Playground, to our recent work creating safe school zones across the ward, implementing the Bloor West Avenue Study, High Park Character Study, and the upcoming Bloor West and Junction Heritage Conservation Districts we have been at our greatest when we work together to achieve what's best for our community.

When I decided to run for office over eight years ago, it was because I wanted to make a difference in the day-to-day lives of our community. I have always been a Councillor that prefers to help solve the problems on the street, rather than sit in committee rooms discussing policy. As we move towards the 25 ward system, I am sad to think that the hands-on community activity must be replaced, as Councillors' roles will have to focus primarily on city wide issues, with the day-to-day operations being left to staff. With the role of Councillor changing I had to decide where my heart lies.

I knew I could not leave our community without the representation it deserves. It is clear to me that having my friend and colleague Gord Perks at City Council is essential to help the City to move forward in the right direction. Gord as an experienced and progressive City Councillor, will be able to finish the important projects we have started, help grow our inclusive and exciting vision of our community, all the while standing up for the residents of our City in this time of great change.

For that reason, upon much reflection, I have made the difficult decision not to run for re-election under the 25 Ward system. I want to thank all those that have reached out to me over the past year to show their support, offering a donation, to take a lawn sign, or to help knock on doors. I want to thank the brilliant residents I have had the honour of working beside over the past eight years as we build our community. Finally, I want to thank Ward 13 as a whole for being the best place to represent in the City of Toronto.

With love,

Sarah

Christopher Moore: A Life In History. .In conversation with Neil Ross, Thrs, Oct 4th 2018


Chris Moore stands in Partners Row in the Toronto office of Blake, Cassels & Graydon. Each partners’ portrait is hung, beginning with Edward Blake (in the top left corner) who started with the firm in 1856.

The two time Governor-General Award winning historian reflects on a lifetime chronicling politics, law and adventure in Canada — and in the Junction.

The WTJHS Archives will open at 6 pm, meeting room doors open at 6:30 pm.  Presentation at  7:00 pm, Refreshments and Business Meeting to follow.
Annette Public Library, Lower Level, 145 Annette Street, Toronto.

http://wtjhs.ca/2018/09/12/next-meeting-thursday-oct

In conversation with Neil Ross

 

Christopher Moore: A Life In History

BBQ celebration hosted by Parkdale Centre for Innovation.


Come out to the local BBQ celebration hosted by Parkdale Centre for Innovation.


Date: Saturday, September 15th, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Place: 1464 Queen St. West at Lansdowne Ave.




 

while Toronto's representational fate hangs provincial MP's off for two days next week to attend the International Plowing Match at Chatham-Kent.

The province doesn’t expect the new legislation to be passed before Sept. 24, with MPPs off for two days next week to attend the International Plowing Match near Chatham-Kent.

Sarah Doucette, Gord Perks did not sign up for the 25 seat Toronto Council election.

Sarah Doucette, and Gord Perks incumbent city councillors who had planned to run for re-election but who could be locked out of the 25-ward race as they did not sign up to run before the deadline.

The language of Premier Ford's use of the  notwithstanding clause in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, may not allow them to register.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Walk, New Mouth of the Don River, Sunday, August 19, 2018, 2:00 pm – Port Lands no charge.

Sunday, August 19, 2018, 2:00 pm – Port Lands: New Mouth of the Don River. Part of a series of walks on the Core Circle, a blue-green liminal zone around the city’s downtown Core as defined by Toronto City Planning. Meet at the Cherry Beech TTC stop, foot of Cherry Street for a walk to see the exciting progress creating a new Don River mouth, past future Villiers Island to Corktown Common. See the excavation for the new river course and landfilling for future Promontory Park. Walk for 3 km on level pavement with comfort facilities at start and end points, led by John Wilson and friends.

Plans for walks are constantly being developed. We welcome your suggestions for interesting walks. Maybe you might like to lead a walk. Send your suggestion to: The Streamwalker.

NOTE to leaders of walks who plan to bring their groups to join one of our walks.While we always welcome more people to our walks, it would be appreciated if you would make arrangements with the walk leader well before hand. Adding a significant number of people (eight or more) at the last minute can make it difficult to see that all get the benefit of the walk You can e-mail The Streamwalker and he will attempt to get you in touch with the walk leader so you can make special arrangements.

No charge is made for Lost River Walks. Toronto Green Community and Toronto Field Naturalists provide these and other walks and events as a public service. If you would like to support the work of these organizations, you may join TFN or TGC. Information on joining is provided by walk leaders or you may check their websites: Toronto Field Naturalists or Toronto Green Community.

Junction Mural on the September TTC pass.


 


Painting by Trevor Goodwin, the mural is of the CPR West Toronto Station, built near Old Weston Road and Dupont Street.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Roncesvalles Heritage Walk Sept 9 2:15pm, Peace Garden, Sunday


Starts at the Peace Garden on front of Starbucks at Dundas and Roncesvalles Ave.

 

full info clck here

Beaty Avenue and Dowling Avenue, One-way traffic directions will be reversed

Gord Perks, and the Parkdale Residents Association have made known that,

As part of the City’s Ten-Year Cycling Network Plan, there will be changes on Beaty Avenue and Dowling Avenue in mid-late September. One-way traffic directions will be reversed on both streets. Permit parking on Beaty Avenue between Queen Street West and King Street West will be permanently on the west side. Shared lane markings (sharrows) will be installed on both streets to clearly identify where cyclists should ride in regular traffic lanes and to remind drivers to share the road.

This new cycling router will provide a safe connection between Sorauren Avenue and the Waterfront Trail and create a gateway to green-space for the Parkdale neighbourhood.


______________________________________________
Parkdale Residents Association - Parkdale.TO

Parkdale News publisher THOMAS EDWARDS

THOMAS EDWARDS—For half a century Mr. Edwards has been a resident of Toronto, Canada, and in that time it has been his privilege to watch the city grow, nearly doubling its population every twenty years until now it boasts of a population of more than 500,000, and is universally conceded to be one of the most beau-tiful residential cities ot the world. Thomas Edwards was born in England in 1845, son of John Edwards, ot Edenbridge of Kent, England. His mother,Ann Edwards, was also a native of England. When Thomas Edwards was twenty-six years of age he came to Toronto. Travel in those days did not offer the delights such as modern travellers enjoy, and many days had elapsed since this youngman had leit his home in England for a land strange and unfamiliar, but one which he knew held a wealth of opportunities for the ambitious youth. Mr. Edwards had received a liberal education in England, and soon after his arrival he secured employ-ment in a real estate office, eventually engaging in the publishing business. For three years he published the Yorkville "News" and the Parkdale "News," and for eleven yeare he was special correspondent for the "Telegram." However, in his work around the city in the interests of his publication, he could not but see how great was the opportunity presented by real estate and insurance interests and he finally, in 1873, gave up the publishing business to give his entire time to real estate and insurance. He has been exceedingly successful, and his knowledge of real estate values makes him an authority on the subject. From 1873 to 1883 he sold real in Yorkville, then went to Parkdale and sold real and then came to Northwest Toronto in 1916. For years Mr. Edwards served on the school board Parkdale schools.

Politically he is an Independent, but he is means a politician. His church affiliation is with the Church of England. Mr. Edwards married, in 1876, in Toronto, A Childley, of Toronto, and they have one son a daughter. The family home is at No. 128 Marg Street, Toronto.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Spaces for Creative Development, October 1, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Pia Bouman School Studio, 6 Noble Street

So sad Pia Bouman's losing their space on Noble Street. Pia has sent an open invitation to a symposium entitled Spaces for Creative Development and Learning on October 1, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Pia Bouman School Studio, 6 Noble Street. More details below.

Dear All,

The opening of the Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement nearly 40 years ago was the beginning of what has become a much loved creative space at 6 Noble Street for children, for students of dance and for artist in different stages of their creative career.

The site at 6 Noble was purchased to be turned into condominiums, and despite a year and a half of conversations with the city and the developers, they will not make space for the Pia Bouman School, and the extended community of local and international artists who make the space a thriving hub of artistic activity, to remain at this location.

Parkdale, and Toronto, is going to lose another beautiful, historic, and much-loved community arts space. Sadly this is not an isolated occurrence, as we watch many community-based art organizations, non-profits, and small artistic companies get pushed out of their spaces and out of the city centre.

Art, music, dance, theater, creation of any kind are the heart and soul of a city, they are its conscience, its critic, its lover, its heartbeat. Art consoles, gives reason to speak out, to celebrate and to mourn.

We would like to host a conversation about making space for the arts in Toronto. We would like to invite you to attend our Symposium Spaces for Creative Development and Learning on October 1, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Pia Bouman School Studio, 6 Noble Street.

The symposium aims to talk about: o How to cultivate a future for community arts organizations in the city

How to engage communities, city officials, and audiences in our efforts

Ways to reverse the tide that is driving smaller arts organizations, live-work spaces

and venues to the periphery of the city

How to make sure that arts education stays accessible to all children and youth

The need for spaces for artists within a reasonable distance of where they live

How to foster genuine recognition of the importance of art spaces within the city


 

If you know of any one else you think would be interested in partaking in this so crucial and important topic please let us know, or pass on this email.

with warm regards,

Pia Bouman and Lucy Westell

Metrolinx will be rehabilitating/replacing 6 century-old rail bridges

Metrolinx will be rehabilitating/replacing 6 century-old rail bridges over the course of 9 weekends following Labour Day. This work will start each Friday evening and continue until the following Monday morning. Our current schedule is as follows:
 Humber River Bridge: September 8 – December 2
 Colborne Lodge Drive: October 12 – 14
 Parkside Drive: October 19 – 21
 Ellis Avenue: October 26 – 28
 Windermere Avenue: November 23 – 25
 South Kingsway: November 30 – December 2

Dundas St. W,and Lansdowne Ave Intersection closed to Oct 5th, expect troubled traffic

TTC Track Intersection Renewal at Dundas Street West and Lansdowne Avenue is closing the intersection.

[st_box title="24/7 Work Hours:" type="error"]Work will be done 24 hours 7 days per week with limited down time.[/st_box]

Work on this project will take place 24 hours 7 days a week. The first few days are the most disruptive and involve breaking and removing concrete within the streetcar track areas. Concrete breaking work typically lasts the first 4 to 5 days. The breaking will stop at 11 p.m.

24!' The work hours will be split between the City's contractor and TTC track staff working on the new track. The TTC track installation phase of this project will include periods of late evening and overnight work. The overnight rail work by the TTC may consist of moving rail into position, rail installation, rail assembly and rail welding and/or grinding.

Extended work hours by the Contractor and TTC help to support daytime construction, preserve the quality of the new rail and concrete installation, minimize traffic disruption and congestion, and will shorten the project duration in order.

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MAKING BRICKS WITHOUT CLAY. technical l innovation in the Junction 1905 Machinery

MAKING BRICKS WITHOUT CLAY. An industry is about to be established in Toronto Junction which may have a very important bearing upon the building operations of the city in the near future. A company is being formed to manufacture what is called " silica brick " with the " Berg " press on the sand lime process. The brick is, in short, nothing but sand, with from S to 10 oer cent, of lime mixed, pressed under heavy pressure, steamed over night, and is ready to put in a wall next day.

The brick, which can be made from ordinary sand is somewhat whitish in color.

A brick made from the sand pits at Toronto Junction has been tested at the School of Science and supports a pressure of 1-2 tons.

Junction Triangle Rail Committee posts letter saying Ubisott may leave area because of the plannned Davenport Diamond Train Bridge.



 

Below is the text of the letter.

 

September , 2018

Doug Ford, Premier

Legislaiive Building

Queen°s Park

Toronto ON M7A 1A1

Re: Davenport Diamond Train Bridge

Dear Premier Ford:

Congratulations on your election win. While the Progressive Conservative candidate in Davenport was not ulimatdy eucceeslul in winning the seat for your party, I feel we owe you a thank you. Dr. Sanchez played a very helpful role during the campaign as the only candidate standing in

opposition to a boneheaded plan by the previous government to oonstrud a three-storey. concrete train bridge in the middle of our neighbourhood.

The Davenport Diamond train bridge is intended to separate the level trap mossing between the Barrie GO ine and the Canadian Pacific eastlwost rail corridor Jud north d Dupont Street, west of Lansdowne Avenue.

The bridge is a big threat lo the area's largest employer Ubisott. The construction and operation of the train bridge could force the electronic games maker and its 700+ employees to leave, The company was drawn to the area wlh a $200~mlllion investment by the Ontario government and it has created dozens of small businesses that would be jeopardized by the loss of this nigh tech firm.

You have demonstrated a willingness to re-examine decisions made by your predecessors. There is an opportunity to find a better resolution to this risky plan that will not kill jobs in Davenport.

We would like an opporlunly to meet with you to discuss how this plan can be improved. We appreciate your consideration and look forward to your reply.

Sincerely

Kevin Putnam Junction Triangle Rail Committee

Adam Charlesworlh Junction Triangle Rail Committee

Co. All members, Junction Triangle Ra j Committee Hon. John Yakabustd. Minister d Transportation

Merit Stiles, MPP, Davenport

Julie Dzerowicz. MP, Davenport Ana Bailao. Coundllor, Ward 18, Davenport

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Stark Telephone, Light and Power System



The Stark Telephone, Light and Power System, which operates in Toronto Junction, Ont., and vicinity, has decided to declare a dividend of 31% for the current half-year, payable in July


May 1905


The company also operated the power plant in Oshawa, Ontario (1892). This occurred after a the original Oshawa was  destroyed in a fire and  rebuilt, and then sold to the Stark Electric Co. out of Toronto.


some more about, Stark Telephone, Light



The same remedy we think should apply to the Telephone service, only instead of Municipal ownership telephones should be under Government ownership, the same as the postal ownership, but providing we cannot obtain this we strongly recommend that the Telephone service should be left open to competition. This question was also very fully discussed and the attention of the representatives of the various Municipalities was called to the new invention of the Stark Telephone, Light and Power Co. , whereby the three services were combined and which will soon be in operation in Toronto Junction, when its practical use can be demonstrated. The report of the Committee was adopted.



from the THE RETAIL MERCHANTS’ JOURNAL OF CANADA. July 1904

Gurney Foundry ad, as Toronto loses its last great foundry building



Gurney had a large factory in the Junction.

 

and below a east side foundry building gets demoed in July 2018

 

Railroad miles city to city from Montreal to Chatham with principal railroad route, late 1890’s


Goods and people train travel in Quebec and Ontario was a everyday activity and need before trucking overtook the movement of goods ready for further processing and those ready for consumer market. The railroads retained as they do today major bulk and heavy materials, and very long haul freight.

The Junction serves the movement of material and goods even today, with a yard run from a purpose built building at Runnymede Rd, and Ryding Ave.


Montreal Quebec

to Valleyfield Quebec traveling on C.P . & C.A. 51 miles


to Ottawa Ontario traveling on C.A. 52 miles

to Cornwall Ontario traveling on N.Y. & O. 85 miles

to Kingston Ontario traveling on Grand Trunk 57 miles

to Belleville Ontario traveling on Grand Trunk 51 miles

to Peterboro Ontario traveling on Grand Trunk 64 miles

to Barrie Ontario traveling on Grand Trunk 88 miles

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to Hamilton Ontario traveling on Grand Trunk 39 miles


to Brantford Ontario traveling on Grand Trunk 27 miles

to Guelph Ontario traveling on Grand Trunk 36 miles

to Stratford Ontario traveling on Grand Trunk 40 miles

to Woodstock Ontario traveling on Grand Trunk 23 miles


to London Ontario traveling on Grand Trunk 29 miles

to St. Thomas Ontario traveling on L.E. & D.R. 15 miles

to Chatham Ontario traveling on Grand Trunk 62 miles


Period of data for railways late 1890’s, distances are relatively the same.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Toronto Railway Museum museum changes to winter hours. Wednesday to Sunday, 12 to 5 PM

 



The museum is closed on Tuesday Sept 4th and Wednesday Sept 5th.

 

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Jane Dundas Residents Association great delivery of daily useful info.

 

This RA is providing a great service by posting useful information such as below.

 



 

 



Text below from the group,

[su_box title="@JaneDundas_RA" style="bubbles" box_color="#eabff0" radius="7"]NOTICE: Please note that effective immediately, our association will no longer be known as the Jane Dundas Ratepayers Association and will be referred to as the Jane Dundas Residents Association, We have decided on this change after feedback from people in the area we serve and we believe it is a positive step forward that will allow us to include a wider range of people[/su_box]

Quick link to their twitter feed,
https://twitter.com/JaneDundas_RA

2154 Dundas St West 1922

Toronto Feather & Down Co., Ltd., 2154 Dundas St West. Take Bathurst car to Dundas Street and Dundas car west. Junction 746.

Strachan Ave, sees first electric railway in Canada.

It was Toronto in 1884 that Mr. Vandepoele operated the first electric railway in the Dominion, after 1st running a 400 foot line in the USA.

Toronto had at that time a population of 100,000. In July of that year he installed the exhibition line from the foot of Strachan Avenue along the G.T.R. tracks to the eastern entrance "of the Industrial Exhibition—a distance of 3,000 ft. Speaking of this line the Daily Mail of. Sept. 11, 1884, described it as follows :

"The electricity, which is generated by two large-sized dynamos in Machinery Hall, run by a 75 h.p. engine, is conveyed into two copper bars which run the whole length of the track between the rails. These bars are partly covered over for protection against shock. Attached to the motor car are two pieces of metal which run along the copper bars, and the electricity is then car-ried to the dynamo on the cars which, when in motion, drives the car by means of a series of pulleys and belting. The electrician on the car has full control of the movements of this motor just as if he were running a marine engine or locomotive. By means of a handle he immediately reverses the motion of the dynamo on the car. To stop the car he simply breaks the current of electricity, which stops both car and style of an old wire sweep, and was carried on top of the car, the rails being used as a return. During the last five days of that year's fair, 50,000 people were carried to and fro. This was then considered wonderful, but 20 years later the Toronto Rail-way Co. carried (including transfers) 250,000 passengers in a single day.


THE RAILWAY AND MARINE WORLD July, 1907
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JRA Garbage Audit 2001 by the Junction Residents Assoc.

The Junction Residents Assoc. which over the past three decades has started up, with initiatives by different community people, shut down and begun again with new people at least 3 times in the very early 2000’s the group was quite interest in the simple One day needs of the community.

Below is the text of their report of the survey they performed from June 2000. This text is the letter they sent to the local business improvement Association known as the Junction Garden BIA

All text below the JRA enity early 2000’s.

Receptacle Audit reissued....

On March 11, 2000 Junction area residents performed a garbage and litter count along Dundas street from Clendennan to Indian Crescent both north and south sides. Concerned with their findings, as outlined in their report, the residents performed a garbage receptacle audit, to find out how many there were and where they were placed.
Below is a summary of their findings and recommendations from June 19, 2000.

A total of only 13 garbage receptacles were counted. Of which 6 are in a good location, 9 need repositioning for better visibility. We feel that locating them nearer corners for visibility and traffic will help with some of the litter problems. Our recommended locations take into consideration visibility and pedestrian traffic, as well as the type of businesses in the area where litter may be more prevalent. We also considered distance between receptacles so they are spaced out more evenly and consistently. Our recommended locations (24) only 10 more receptacles than are currently available.

Existing Receptacles - Recommended Location(s)

B. Mo. bus stop - move east of shelter
0 - bus stop S.W. corner on Keele
Sub Shop W. of corner - move N of corner
2887 - OK
0 - 2897
2907 - OK
0 - 2918
2927 - move closer to corner
0 - TD Bank corner
0 - 2940
Hakim Optical - OK
0 - 384 Pacific
0 - NoFrills Southern end on Pacific
2981 - move east closer to corner


 


 


 

0 - 2988
0 - 3013
3029 - OK
0 - 3032
3035 - move closer to corner
3050 - OK
0 - 3072
3081 - OK
3116 - move to 3115
0 - 19 St Johns Rd. in the Park

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Market Gallery Until November 17 how Toronto’s biking culture shaped.

Bike City: How industry, advocacy and infrastructure shaped Toronto's cycling culture |
Today, the bicycle is a mainstream mode of transportation for almost a million riders in Toronto, yet sharing the road has been a challenge for city builders and city users for well over a century. Showcasing vintage bicycles, archival photographs, early advertisements and artifacts from private and public collections, Bike City tells the story of the bicycle and its impact on Toronto

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...