Friday, March 29, 2019

Parkdale Res Assoc on the King St transit issue


King Street is the busiest surface route in the city, moving over 70,000 passengers per day before the pilot project. Taking transit on King street was unpredictable and stress inducing. It was often faster to walk than take the streetcar.

The King Street Pilot was introduced in November 2017 to address these issues by restricting through traffic and left turns at most intersections to prioritize transit vehicles between Bathurst and Jarvis St, the most congested part of the street.

Residents, commuters, and businesses along the corridor have called the King Street Pilot“transformational” and look forward to working with the City to improve it.

The future of the King Street Pilot will be decided by City Council in the next three weeks. Do want them to make it permanent and make it even better?

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Shacklands Brewery Junction History Thursday the 21 March, 7pm

Shacklands Brewery Junction History 100 Symes Road
Toronto, Ontario M6N 0A8

Shacklands Brewery Junction History

Monday, March 18, 2019

Canadian Pacific appealing on the securement of trains on mountain grades after a train is stopped by an emergency brake application.

Canadian Pacific appeals Transport Canada order

Mar. 11, 2019 6:53 AM • SA Editor Clark Schultz

Canadian Pacific (NYSE:CP) announces that the company is appealing the Ministerial Order issued by Transport Canada last month on the securement of trains on mountain grades after a train is stopped by an emergency brake application.
"The application of handbrakes in accordance with the Ministerial Order introduces additional risks and will have unintended consequences," says CEO Keith Creel. "We are seeking a review of the Ministerial Order because we firmly believe safer options are available and we must get this right," he adds.
Canadian Pacific says it will comply with the Ministerial Order throughout the process.
The review of the Ministerial Order will be heard by the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

free public talk, on Toronto Parks March 19th.

Don't miss your chance to attend this very special free public talk with Daniel Raven-Ellison.

Raven-Ellison is a guerrilla geographer who actively campaigned to have London UK declared a National Park City. In July 2019 London (UK) will become the world’s first National Park City.

Read more about Raven-Ellison.

We hope you'll join us March 19th 7:00pm-9:00pm

I’m a parent, guerrilla geographer, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, Ordnance Survey Get Outside Champion, former geography teacher and am leading the campaign to make London the world’s first National Park City.

My work focuses on combining creative exploration, geography and communication to tackle social and environmental challenges. I’ve walked across all of the UK’s national parks and cities wearing a mind-reading device, walked the height of Mount Everest by only using London buildings, authored children’s books and completed 125 adventures around the country with my son.

I am currently working on a project to work with residents of a London neighbourhood to make their streets incredibly more green and wild. Later this year I will being doing a 100 metre nanoexpedition that will transform the way people think about Britain.

On this site you can see a range of my work and follow my updates.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Old Mill on the Humber 1903

Old Mill on the Humber



Publication date 1903Topics MillsRaphael Tuck & SonsLeonard A. Lauder collection of Raphael Tuck & Sons postcardsPostcardsOilettesCanada--TorontoPublisher Raphael Tuck & SonsCollection newberrypostcardsnewberryContributor The Newberry LibraryLanguage EnglishThis postcard has variants, which the Newberry defines to include: textured versus untextured cards; any differences in color or printing; identical images with different captions or ornamentation (e.g. gilt, glitter); postcards with a written message on the back versus blank back. Crowdsourced data: Variant 2 title: Toronto, The Old Mill on the Humber.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Humber Beach Hotel


Of many beautiful parks and pleasure 'grounds in tlle immediate

neighborhood of Toronto., no prettier or more popular resort is to be

found than the Humber. The romantic, scenic Humber River, emptying

into Humber Bay on Lake Ontario, is a constant source of enjoyment

and healthful recreation to thousands who thread its winding stream

in canoe, boat, or launch.

The Humber Beach Hotel is the headquarters for pleasure-seekers

here, and a most convenient stopping place'for autoists, bicyclists, and

others journeying farther on. It is beautifully situated OII the lake

shore at the mouth of the river, surrounded by spacious grounds and

shade trees. This hotel is best known for its excellent fish dinners,

with fish caught fresh from the lake. The house, recently acquired by



Monday, March 4, 2019

2299 Dundas St. W., The new homeless shelter and Gords Perks ignorance of what it is.

I really have sad heart when council member Gord Perks needs to called out for making nonsensical and statements that have no part of reality, in connection with a new homeless shelter in the ward.

to do this fast, here a quick breakdown of part if his text, with reality injected,

1st male, youth and female and family shelters are complelty different areas, my comments relatevto male adult shelters where more people feel I am an expert.

My comments follow in italics his statements,

In the coming months, coming mths, the city is histoically late for homeless infaststructure, this project will run late and open late.

those renovations

will add smaller more private rooms, smaller rooms should be two people and no more, look at the Good Sherpards design on the 3rd floor, for design many homeless like,

pet-friendly spaces, for the adult male population, not nesscessary

technological supports, ONLY if computer tech is as good as the citys employment office computers. for the over 50 expant use and create more of such places as The Haven on Jarvis St, oh and fire whoever changed the name from The Good Neigbours Club, that was an slap to the community.

recreational spaces, Must be ooen during the day and evening, they areca place of respite.

space for healthcare, heathcare in the west end for Marginalized men is well done at St Joe’s, oh forgot homesless men are Marginalized men 1st who only become homeless, and getting a room or apartment rarely fixes this.

and case management, First the the city has to allow its staff to program a person assit program and implement it, oh its not case managment, it’s one person and another one person, and another one person, get it, sorry for being a but ditect there.

a more attractive architectural design and more, throw attractive out the window, that iis great when there is funds and no emergency. Having contributed to the design and built a few major cultural buildings in the GTA infnd in had to throw out aesthetics, but what is needed is situational needs design.

Full text of Mr Perks below

RE: New Men's Shelter
2299 Dundas St. West, at Bloor St. West


More than 8,000 people experience homelessness on any given night in the city. City Council has responded by directing staff to search for properties to expand the shelter system in response to this urgent situation. Since last year, City staff have been working hard to add 1000 new shelter beds by the end of 2020 in neighbourhoods across Toronto as well as to find locations to accommodate the planned revitalization of homeless services on George Street. New programs have already opened in the downtown as well as in North Etobicoke, the Annex, Leslieville and Scarborough.

Many factors are considered by City staff when siting a new location for a municipal shelter, including size, building condition and configuration, zoning requirements that permit municipal shelter use and proximity to services such as public transit.

As you may have heard, the City of Toronto has entered into an agreement to purchase the property at . West and after conducting careful due diligence, the sale of the building will close on March 13th 2019.

Because of the urgent need for services, extensive renovations will begin very quickly after taking possession so that the new program can open in the Spring of 2020. In the coming months, those renovations will add smaller more private rooms, pet-friendly spaces, technological supports, recreational spaces, space for healthcare and case management, a more attractive architectural design and more.

In addition, a new shelter service model will be implemented at 2299 Dundas St. West with a focus on providing the residents with a pathway to permanent housing. Working with dedicated housing case workers on service plans that focus on health, recreation and employment, people will have the tools necessary to find housing.

Working with my office, a comprehensive community engagement process will unfold in the coming months with City staff providing information and seeking feedback through various communication channels. Stay tuned for more details. To sign-up for ongoing updates, please contact my office directly at 416-392-7919, .

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Fruit carton design patented by Junction company in 1959


The embodiments of the invention in which
an exclusive property or privilege is els ired are defined as follows :
1. A fibre board carton having side. end,
bottom and top walls adapted to define an elongated
interior space, said carton being adapted for filling
through at least one wall other than said top ball,
a series of flaps out in said top wall and adapted to
hinge therefrom to extend into said interior space,

3.. A carton as claimed in Claim 1 or Claim 2 having I pluxa11ty or elongated interior spaces.
4. A carton as claimed in Claim 1 or Claim 2 or 01a11 3 in which said flaps engage with :aid bottom wall of said carton.

the hinge axes or and Napa being
parallel to each other, said flaps extending substantially across said top wall and being adapted to depend into the elongated Lnterior space to divide it into a series or compartments, said compartments each having a greater cross sectional area than the area of its respective flaps whereby an article in said compartment can be
retained in a compartment by reason oF its size end retention by and top wall.
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