Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Toronto’s loss of Federal Avenue



According to the projected scheme, it is proposed to lay out a civic centre between the blocks bounded by Queen Street on the south, Agnes Street on the north. University Avenue on the west, and Terauley Street on the east; the City Hall, Osgoode Hall and the Armor- ies to form part of this scheme. An avenue 100 feet wide is to be cut through from Queen Street to Front Street, thus affording direct access from the new Union Station to Queen Street and thence to University Avenue, and Terauley Streets. Directly at the head of this new avenue would be grouped the proposed public buildings both governmental and CIVIC Two of these buildings are shown flanking a fine plaza 200 feet wide, at the head of which a more important building is shown on the main axis of the proposed new avenue. 

The idea of this arrangement being that space for great public demonstrations would be afforded, and that the buildings facing this plaza could be seen to advantage. The incoming traveler's first impression of Toronto would be materially enhanced by the splendid vista opening up before him. It is proposed that this Federal Avenue should be preserved for vehicular and pedestrian traffic only, and that no street car lines should be allowed. The buildings shown grouped about the plaza have been placed on a line with Osgoode Hall.


Had Toronto's city elders, private developers and pundits of yesteryear gotten their way, a splendid street called Federal Avenue would stretch straight and wide through the heart of downtown from Union Station up to Queen Street West. A soaring Art Deco skyscraper, stepping up from a grand base, would stand today at the corner of Bay and College streets. And a tall pyramid by visionary planner and architect Buckminster Fuller would rise beside the water's edge at the foot of a lengthened and straightened University Avenue.
None of these things came to pass. Some fine Toronto dreams, such as the Eaton's tower at Bay and College, were squashed by the Great Depression. Other mega-schemes, not so fine, were thwarted by public outcries: One thinks of the Spadina Expressway in the late 1960s. The surviving drawings of these projects are traces of the civic ambition that has occasionally swept the city, for better or worse, during the last two centuries.
Toronto's buildings and urban plans that didn't happen have long fascinated lawyer and amateur historian Mark Osbaldeston. To celebrate these projects, Mr. Osbaldeston has compiled a forthcoming album called Unbuilt Toronto: A History of the City That Might Have Been. This work will likely become an indispensable companion to William Dendy's Lost Toronto (1978), the most important text, so far, on its interesting topic.
But you don't have to wait until November, when Unbuilt Toronto will be launched by Dundurn Press, to get a sense of what Mr. Osbaldeston has been up to.
This morning at the International Interior Design Exposition, in the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place, the author will join forces with acclaimed urban designer Ken Greenberg and architect Michael McClelland to talk about Toronto's towers, subways, highways, neighbourhoods and buildings that could have been. (The panel discussion, which will accompany a display of images from Unbuilt Toronto, is sponsored by the Toronto Society of Architects.) I talked with Mr. Osbaldeston last week.
"History that never happened! Who cares?" he said. "When you look at these projects, it does make you think about the choices that were made, the roads not taken. You think about how things might have been. Would that have been better? Would it have been worse? Indifferent? … I didn't want to just show startling or beautiful images, I wanted to know where these [projects]came from, why they were proposed, what was the context in which they were proposed - the broader architectural context. All of the projects I talk about have a story. All my stories have a beginning and an end."
One scheme Mr. Osbaldeston deals with extensively in his book is the creation of Federal Avenue, proposed in 1911, when beautification was all the rage in American and Canadian cities. Had it been constructed, the street would have revitalized the old downtown warehouse and factory district south of Queen Street, much of which had been devastated by the great fire of 1904.
"That was a plan, basically, for road improvements downtown, but it was informed by the City Beautiful movement, which was about grand urban spaces. … I think it would have given Toronto a sense that this is the centre, that this is downtown, between Union Station and City Hall and important government buildings. It would have provided a great sense of place."
While nothing was done to make Federal Avenue a reality, Toronto does have architectural hints of other possibilities that never came to full fruition. At least the base of Eaton's College Street tower was constructed (1928-1930), for example. Mr. Osbaldeston regards the handsome stump as a remnant of one of the most significant things we lost.
"We don't have the same skyscraper buildings from that era, that some other cities in the Great Lakes area do," the author said. "To have a building of that size and that calibre! When you look at what got built, the calibre of workmanship, materials - everything would have been spectacular."

On the other hand, we shouldn't be shy about thinking and dreaming large about what our city can be.
"When you miss the opportunity," he says, "you never get it again."

Parkdale Canoe Club happensings early 1900's

The Parkdale Canoe Club, which is the "loud noise" in canoeing circles this year in Toronto Clubparts, They had a fair war canoe crew last year, but this year they will be strengthened with some fine young athletes developed by hockey last winter and promise "to be there or thereabouts" when the war canoes and fours races, and the Canadian Henly come off. They have determined to take a-whirl at the Canadian Canoe Association War Canoe Championships and the American Canoe Association events for big canoes. They are a cocky little tribe, these Parkdales, and they are going to take some tall beating too, if youth and stamina will count for much against experience.

Monday, May 27, 2019

The sculpture by Jyhling Lee placed at Shutter St should be recognized as Toronto's most important sculpture of our city.

This work attends the needs of a very important social aspect of this community. The family and housing in the reworking of the Regent Park community.

My opinion was created as the piece was set in place and the days following, with the delight of children and parents of a room outside that you could sit at the table, lay on the bed.

I do not know if Jyhling Lee intended to speak to the community thoughts about the redevelopment of Regent Park.

Yet the community sure does.

Visiting this sculpture, it well worth the travel from any part of the city.

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Here are links to the archive of the junctioneer blog, one hosted at onedrive and the other at dropbox. The complete blog from Apr of 2008 to Sept of 2017.

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JUNE 14 - 16 GAMING MUSIC EVENT YONGE AND DUNDAS

22nd annual ART TOUR is a showcase for some of the best art in Toronto’s West End. Artists display their works at locations from Swansea to The Junction.

The 22nd annual ART TOUR is a showcase for some of the best art in Toronto’s West End. Artists display their works at locations from Swansea to The Junction.
Admission is FREE, and art lovers have a unique opportunity to meet the artists and to see their creations.
Visitors are invited to soak up the unique atmosphere of the local community with its delightful mix of shops, cafes, bakeries and restaurants.

There is a draw for three $100 prizes to be used toward an art purchase from any artist on the Tour. Entry forms can be filled out at all the tour sites; enter at each location to increase your chances. Organizers will contact the winners three weeks after the Tour.
Click HERE for more details. Enjoy the show

Friday, May 24, 2019

Taste the Eats and feel the Beats in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood!June 1st from 1:00pm to 6:00pm Taste the Eats and feel the Beats inToronto’s Riverside neighbourhood!


Riverside’s Annual Streetfest spans 10 vibrant blocks along Queen St. East between the Don Valley Parkway to just past world-famous De Grassi Street. It’s all happening just across the bridge from Toronto’s Downtown Core. The festival takes place alongside the Riverdale ArtWalk (Jimmie Simpson Park).




The event showcases:
- 50+ local eateries and shops along Queen Street East serve food specials, sidewalk sales, and live entertainment.
- At Broadview Ave & Queen St: Beer Garden from Eastbound Brewing Co, 3 Food demos from Toronto Food Tours and FIVE bands playing from 1pm 'til 9pm, including a DJ Battle!


- And MUCH MORE at 4 other locations!

Join us June 1st from 1:00pm to 6:00pm to enjoy what Riverside has to offer!


WEST TORONTO JUNCTION. 1888-9. Nee Glenside

WEST TORONTO JUNCTION. 1888-9. Nee Glenside


post office and suburb of Toronto, formerly known as Glenside, at the junction of the Ontario and Quebec Railway and the CV lines Canadian Pacific Railway in York Township York Co, 4 miles north-west of Toronto,the county seat and nearest banking point.

It contains Methodist, Baptist, Episcopal and Presbyterian churches and a public school, and has wire-mat and show case factories and other industries. The CP Ry

 

 

[Noted Persons]

1. J S Kirkwood, postmaster.

2. Armstrong R, drygoods.

3. Baker Henry, furniture.

4. Becker Wm, grocer.

5. Blea D, hotel.

6. Brown J C, waggonmaker.

7. Bruce John B, drygoods.

8. Burgess Robert, restaurant.

9. Canada Wire Mattress Co, (M J Murphy,| Charles A Hart).

10. Causey A, grocer.

11. Christie Edward, builder.

12. Clendenan Daniel W, barrister.

13. Clendenan GW, physician.

14. Cordingly J B, general agent.

15. Cotts John, coal and wood.

16. D'Eye H F, grocer.

17. Dominion Show Case Co (George P Wagner, Carl Zeidler and D C Wagner), office furniture and store fittings.

18. Evans John M, flour and feed.

19. Fisher Edward J T, physician.

20. Fisher James A, boots and shoes.

21. Gilmore John T, physician.

22. Gord George, commission merchant.

23. Green Josiah, druggist.

24. Greenwood William, real estate.

25. Hickey James, grocer.

26. Hickey Patrick, general agent.

27. Hickey Mrs Susan, provisions.

28. Hollingshead & McDonald (Wm H Hollingshead, Alexander McDonald), livery.

29. Hollingsicle Wm H, livery.

30. Hoover & Jackson (Jacob H Hoover, James T Jackson), real estate.

31. Hope John, harnessmaker.

32. James Wm, butcher.

33. Johnson Wm, grocer.

34. Joy Robert B, barber.

35. Kirkwood John S, groceries and provisions.

36. Lapp David, builder.

37. Leigh Robert J, books and toys.

38. Lewis H, butcher .

39. Lewis Wm J , poultry dealer.

40. McCormack & Jackson, coal and wood.

41. McFarlane Allan, drygoods.

42. Macuabb & Fowler (Alexander Macnabb) [issue with source image with second name]

43. Madden F, butcher.

44. Mahoney Mrs, confectionery.

45. Mitchell & Rose, dressmakers.

46. MoHlat Mrs M, dressmaker.

47. Parkdale Lumber Mnfg and Building Co (Ltd), James Stewart pres, Georg SinClair sec-treas.

48. Parry Joseph A, blacksmith.

49. Patterson Mrs T, dressmaker.

50. Peaks Thomas J L & Co (Thomas J L and Edwin W Peake), hardware.

51. Pipher Abraham B, builder.

52. Reading Arthur J, artist.

53. Robinson George, baker.

54. Rosebush Wm, grocer.

55. Rowntree John, butcher.

56. Scott Donald, tailor.

57. Shaw Joseph I, milk dealer.

58. Simmonds Henry, poultry dealer.

59. Sinclair Christopher, hotel.

60. Spears John D, builder.

61. Stewart John, sash mfr.

62. Temperance & General Life Assurance Co, J T Jackson agent. (See

63. Veitch John, provisions.

64. Wagner F W & Co (Frederick W and Jacob

65. P Wagner), planing mill.

66. West I & Co (Isaac West), fruits.

67. West J, provisions.

68. Williams Fdward H, land agent.

69. Wilson Charles, butcher.

70. Wilson Wm, real estate.

71. Wonnacott Albert, dairyman.

72. Wylie Wm J, druggist.

WEST TORONTO JUNCTION. 1888-9. Nee Glenside

WEST TORONTO JUNCTION. 1888-9. Nee Glenside

post office and suburb of Toronto, formerly known as Glenside, at the junction of the Ontario and Quebec Railway and the CV lines Canadian Pacific Railway in York Township York Co, 4 miles north-west of Toronto,the county seat and nearest banking point.

It contains Methodist, Baptist, Episcopal and Presbyterian churches and a public school, and has wire-mat and show case factories and other industries. The CP Ry

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[Noted Persons]

1. J S Kirkwood, postmaster.

2. Armstrong R, drygoods.

3. Baker Henry, furniture.

4. Becker Wm, grocer.

5. Blea D, hotel.

6. Brown J C, waggonmaker.

7. Bruce John B, drygoods.

8. Burgess Robert, restaurant.

9. Canada Wire Mattress Co, (M J Murphy,| Charles A Hart).

10. Causey A, grocer.

11. Christie Edward, builder.

12. Clendenan Daniel W, barrister.

13. Clendenan GW, physician.

14. Cordingly J B, general agent.

15. Cotts John, coal and wood.

16. D'Eye H F, grocer.

17. Dominion Show Case Co (George P Wagner, Carl Zeidler and D C Wagner), office furniture and store fittings.

18. Evans John M, flour and feed.

19. Fisher Edward J T, physician.

20. Fisher James A, boots and shoes.

21. Gilmore John T, physician.

22. Gord George, commission merchant.

23. Green Josiah, druggist.

24. Greenwood William, real estate.

25. Hickey James, grocer.

26. Hickey Patrick, general agent.

27. Hickey Mrs Susan, provisions.

28. Hollingshead & McDonald (Wm H Hollingshead, Alexander McDonald), livery.

29. Hollingsicle Wm H, livery.

30. Hoover & Jackson (Jacob H Hoover, James T Jackson), real estate.

31. Hope John, harnessmaker.

32. James Wm, butcher.

33. Johnson Wm, grocer.

34. Joy Robert B, barber.

35. Kirkwood John S, groceries and provisions.

36. Lapp David, builder.

37. Leigh Robert J, books and toys.

38. Lewis H, butcher .

39. Lewis Wm J , poultry dealer.

40. McCormack & Jackson, coal and wood.

41. McFarlane Allan, drygoods.

42. Macuabb & Fowler (Alexander Macnabb) [issue with source image with second name]

43. Madden F, butcher.

44. Mahoney Mrs, confectionery.

45. Mitchell & Rose, dressmakers.

46. MoHlat Mrs M, dressmaker.

47. Parkdale Lumber Mnfg and Building Co (Ltd), James Stewart pres, Georg SinClair sec-treas.

48. Parry Joseph A, blacksmith.

49. Patterson Mrs T, dressmaker.

50. Peaks Thomas J L & Co (Thomas J L and Edwin W Peake), hardware.

51. Pipher Abraham B, builder.

52. Reading Arthur J, artist.

53. Robinson George, baker.

54. Rosebush Wm, grocer.

55. Rowntree John, butcher.

56. Scott Donald, tailor.

57. Shaw Joseph I, milk dealer.

58. Simmonds Henry, poultry dealer.

59. Sinclair Christopher, hotel.

60. Spears John D, builder.

61. Stewart John, sash mfr.

62. Temperance & General Life Assurance Co, J T Jackson agent. (See

63. Veitch John, provisions.

64. Wagner F W & Co (Frederick W and Jacob

65. P Wagner), planing mill.

66. West I & Co (Isaac West), fruits.

67. West J, provisions.

68. Williams Fdward H, land agent.

69. Wilson Charles, butcher.

70. Wilson Wm, real estate.

71. Wonnacott Albert, dairyman.

72. Wylie Wm J, druggist.

New powerful Zoning By-law permissions for breweries, restaurants planned by city for support craft brewers, dangerous actions considered.

 

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Here in the Junction you can safely say the craft breweries have with single effort been the strongest rejuvenators of the community. With larger investments and more and marketing and many other new businesses in the area they are brand new people better cash flow to the businesses surrounding the breweries. They have also allowed developers to completely renovate and invigorate buildings and areas around communities.

The Symes Rd Destructor building, is a perfect example of this with the Junction Craft brewing company being the anchor business in this well reworked building, furtherd by the addition of other brewers within a drinking stroll.

And my laymans opinion about the market for craft beer ventures in Toronto is probably not worth anything compared to the brewers themselves, yet the talk from developers and Commercial property agents and their concerns is what a beast is on for locality, in the course throwing in the business journals of many cities for the craft brewing industry has been set an operating for longer than commercial property Asians in the concerns is what I paid for locality, in the course throwing in the business Journal of many cities industry has been set in operating for longer than those in Toronto.

In essence I would like to see the craft brewery industry and by that I mean the craft brewing in the street self regulate itself for prosperous survival for the long-term, and not have city staff and city Council regulate them what they think is the a prosperous By law environment.

I really hope this happens because it’s wonderful to see Toronto and Ontario’s craft breweries getting coverage in international craft brewery magazine, Evert month when tge craft brewery magazines arrive I an surprised by great articles that cover the local industry.


 

And on the local cultural side,

The brewers have also become the main influx of money for community events and a host of other supportive efforts which is great at the present time, however what happens when the craft brewery industry shrinks. I don’t know many people and I want to consider the fact that we will happen is already happening in cities in California in the upper New England states. Many local business publications serving both cities and states areas are reporting difficulty that crap with her having because of an over abundance of and you’re in certain areas. Almost weekly in the respected Crain group of city publications, Read this in the craft brewing industry is reported.


All the following txt is the cities, the text above is the blogs, unedited of my grammar and and alter writing skills, as the person who edits longer texts for me is unavailable for abit.

Toronto Cask Force: Zoning By-law Amendments for

Breweries and Related Uses in Toronto

Community Consultation Meetings

Background

The number of local breweries in Toronto has grown considerably over the last

decade, during which time they have become an increasingly important part of the

City's economic and cultural identity. In 2015, City Council requested that City staff

work with owners and operators of local breweries to create a supportive regulatory

environment and help grow the City's beer sector. This group of local brewers and

City staff became known as Cask Force. In 2017 City Council requested that staff

review Zoning By-law permissions for breweries, restaurants, and related uses and

make recommendations to help support and grow the local brewery industry.

The City is proposing to amend the Zoning By-law to clarify permissions for breweries

and related restaurants, retail stores, and patios in some Employment Industrial

zones, to permit beer production as part of a retail store in Commercial Zones, and

other technical changes.

Join us at a community consultation meeting where you can learn more about the

proposed Zoning By-law amendments, ask questions, and share your comments with

City staff.

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Time: 7 to 9

Location: Henderson Brewing Company, 128A Sterling Rd.

Format: This will be a drop-in meeting where City staff will be present with information

detailing the proposed amendments on handouts and display boards. A brief

presentation by the Cask Force team will occur at 7

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Time: 12 noon to 5

Location: 250 Yonge Street, Ontario Investment and Trade Centre, 35th Floor

Galleria Room

Format: This will be a drop-in information meeting with handouts, display boards and

brief presentations by the Cask Force Team on the proposed By-law amendments at

noon, 2 and 4

Cherry street bridge

Thursday, May 23, 2019

mjolkshop has tweeted their shop is essential, pure and honest, in fact it has a lot of the qualities of Denmark’s craft areas of Tonder and Kolding, & Helsinki’s craft circle. Maker cities which hold themselves together with these attributes.


With a shop in the Junction retailing goods from Countries of making, the community is fortunate. You can shop for great pieces with out the travel, pieces Difficult to discover without shops such as this one.

Their tweet,
Juli & John @mjolkshop is pure, honest and essential. Our shop and gallery represents work by designers and artisans from Scandinavia and Japan.

Wandering though these two Danish municipalities will expose many functional furntiure designers and makers as well as pure creation furniture works, as well as a host of other craftpersons, while in Helsinki much though of meaning and use of objects.

Although Tonder is a wonder to visit especially during the huge music festival.

The Art museum in Tonder, really the furniture museum.

Click for full size.


 

Monday, May 27, 2019 at 7pm, Ontario Municipal Board info session with Council Member Perks, planner and others.


 


All text Gord Perks, other than italcs.


Friends,

Earlier this month the Government of Ontario announced changes to planning law in Ontario under Bill 108 which affects 13 different pieces of legislation and reinstates the old Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), putting more power in the hands of developers and their lobbyists. We cannot allow an unaccountable and unelected body to determine local planning decisions. Your voice is critical in taking a stand against Premier Ford and these unwanted changes.

Read the Chief Planner’s report and presentation to City Council on the proposed Bill 108.

Town Hall on Bill 108 at City Hall

On  Monday, May 27, 2019 at 7pm, join myself and Councillors Kristyn Wong-Tam, Josh Matlow, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Joe Cressy, Ana Bailão and Brad Bradford, along with Toronto’s Chief Planner Gregg Lintern, to learn about how Bill 108 will impact your community and how you can have your say before it is too late. This meeting is free and open to all.

When: Monday, May 27, 2019 at 7pm
Where: Council Chambers, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
Facebook eventwww.facebook.com/events/309554903273831

Bill 108 Committee Hearings at Queens Park 

As an Ontario citizen, you can have your say on this issue at public hearings. You can take part in the committee process by appearing as a committee witness, submitting written material to a committee, or attending committee hearings.

Graphic Mr Perks,


Note: Graphic states a non fact at this point. The OMB is not back as of yet, it will only and will most likely be back after the ontario ledge, hearings on May 31st.

Note


 

There is only one day of hearings for Bill 108: Friday May 31st 9:00am-11:30am and 1:00pm – 5:00pm. The deadline to request to appear is Wednesday May 29th at 12:00pm. 


Witnesses will receive up to six minutes for presentation followed by twelve minutes of questions by committee members.

You may also submit written materials voicing your concerns. The deadline for written submissions is Friday, May 31st 5:00pm. More information about how to submit written materials and participate in committees can be found at https://www.ola.org/en/get-involved/participate-committees.

The first step in appearing before a committee is registering with the Clerk of the Committee. The Committee contact information is comm-justicepolicy@ola.org, 416-325-7352.


In other Gord Perks stuff, he holds Constituency Hours Fridays 9:30AM to 12:30PMSwansea Town Hall (95 Lavinia Ave) orParkdale Public Library (1303 Queen Street West)Please call to schedule an appointment

To schedule an appointment:(416) 392-7919 councillor_perks@toronto.ca

Junction farmers market opens.

Annual General Meeting & Potluck! Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust

Join Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust (PNLT) this Saturday for the Annual General Meeting & Potluck! They’ve had a hugely successful year and let’s all celebrate!

The AGM is an opportunity to celebrate the year’s accomplishments and participate in decision making. This year members will have the opportunity to:
• Vote on PNLT’s next acquisition priority.
• Vote on proposed By-law Amendment.
• Vote to elect 7-8 new members to serve on the board of directors, our decision making body.
201 Cowan Ave.Place: 
Time:Date:

 Saturday, May 25th, 2019  2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Milky Way Garden (behind Parkdale Library) *In case of rain, Church of the Epiphany and St Mark @ 

2019 Summer Solstice Festival Saturday, June 22, volunteer request

2019 Summer Solstice Festival
Saturday, June 22


Helps us bring our 8th annual Summer Solstice Festival to life!






We're looking for hardworking, enthusiastic, dedicated volunteers to help us make this year's festival bigger and better than ever. Whether you're skilled in set-up, public facing, administrative work or anything in between, we've definitely got a job for you.

If you're interested, fill out the form below. It should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. Please submit your application before Monday, June 3.


The first 100 volunteers* will receive a swag bag filled with awesome merch and offers from our local businesses!

We look forward to seeing you at the festival

One of Toronto’s 1st bike paths was built in 1898

Bicycle Path.—I the City engineer propose to include in the Estimates for 1903 an item for repairs to the wooden bicycle path which extends from HBanian's Point to the Eastern Breakwater. This path, as you are aware, was constructed in 1898. By the action of the wind, the sand forming the foundation is constantly shifting, and considerable repairs will be necessary to put it in proper order.

How they regulate water levels in Lake Ontario told in three short sentences.

Lake Ontario flows out to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence River, regulated by the Moses-Saunders dam in Cornwall, Ontario. The outflows are decided by the International Lake Ontario–St. Lawrence River Board.

The board on Friday increased outflows, May 19 2019 the lake was at 248.6 feet, compared with the historical average of 246.2 feet for this time of year. It reached 248.9 feet in 2017, when homes and beaches were damaged by flooding.
Montreal Can have floodingMoses-Saunders dam releases water.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Search subjects on google for backup web info

Junction getting left out more and more in city buzz.

The junction until about 2+ years ago was a sure bet to be in any media community signage in the city, has fall almost all sign of this type in the core, which list almost every other community including high Park.

 

 

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employment shot up by +106,000 jobs in April, and the nation’s unemployment rate declined to 5.7%,

construction employment, grew in April with a +29,000 jobs advance. Year-to-date monthly is  at +3,000.

manufacturing employment in April increased by +5,000 jobs. Manufacturing’s monthly payroll  last year’s was -6,000.

there are now 1.2 manufacturing jobs to every one construction job.

employment in Ontario sits at 6 percent for unemployment, with most gains in the part time work of youth.

Library community garden upkeep volunteers

 

 

 

The Main Street Library has a group of community volunteers who maintain get gardens and flowering plants outside the library.

 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Housing, ambitious Westman Village is A community unlike anything else in North America



 

Calgary, developer Jayman BUILT is attempting to revolutionize how communities are built. The ambitious Westman Village is a massive, million square-foot mixed-use community unlike anything else in North America. Located within the greater Calgary area.

From the,

ambitious Westman Village is a massive, million square-foot mixed-use community unlike anything else in North America. Located within the greater community of Mahogany in southeast Calgary, the project aims to bring together different income levels, age groups and types of buyers and tenants to create a less isolated community.

Once complete, the project will boast 862 residences for purchase or lease in five condo market segments. This includes condos from 537 square feet up to units up to 2,600 square feet units. Plans even include a $3.1 million penthouse, a rarity for suburban Calgary.

 

A story on the development.

 

 

 

 

Child education starting at Ryerson University


 

All txt the startup,

Bite sized games for kids teaching foundational reading skills through play. 

Toronto and Halifax-based Squiggle Park, founded in 2016, is helping educators from the around the worldteach the next generation critical literacy skills through its digital-focused platform.

The premier application is designed to help children improve their reading skills through a series of games, digital lesson plans and in-class activities. Both teachers and parents can track student progress over time and create personalized plans for individuals who could benefit from a customized learning experience.

Founders Leah Skerry and Julia Rivard Dexter have found international success through their startups by creating bite-sized, short games that keep students not only engaged longer but produce higher success rates.

The company’s unique strategy has garnered the growing startup thousands of clients around the world and partnerships with schools in the U.S., Mexico, India and China. In order to provide students with an up-to-date curriculum the startup also oversees a community of educators, appropriately called its “Squiggle Squad,” that act as a place for teachers and educators to share advice, lessons and more to help it maintain its high standards.

In 2018, in addition to its rapid growth, DMZ Squiggle Park raised $800,000 seed round to support its latest venture Squiggle Park: Dreamscape, an interactive game that allows students to learn and practice literacy skills online.

 

Dundas St W @ Pacific Ave 2010 images from rooftop NE corner

Monday, May 20, 2019

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Toronto has a new council, historically this turns to disillusionment among the citizens quickly, a 1920 Toronto example of this.

 

Toronto has a new council, historically this turns to disillusionment among the citizens quickly, a 1920 Toronto example of this.

Toronto Civic art Guild 1920, opinion of city council

Toronto as Planned by Civic Art Guild. WILL TORONTO ever elect a body of men to its city council who will sacrifice politics and self- interest to the extent of the appointment of a permanent board with power to carry out a systematic plan for the beautification of the city? Much has been done in this direction in other cities, but as yet Toronto has done nothing more than inspect and criticize plans, and appoint a committee  for this purpose, which it has given no authority to either adopt a plan or carry out any scheme.

 

Despite the discouraging attitude of Toronto's city fathers, the Toronto Civic Art Guild proceeds to work out its suggested plans with an enterprising courageousness that is to be highly commended. Most of the members of this club who have given much of their time to this apparently  thankless work, can never ho|)e to see their plans completed, even though the city accepted their suggestions and proceeded to put them into execution at once.

 

The most recent scheme as presented by the Toronto Guild of Civic Art, has just been issued in the form of a splendidly ilhustrated and printed brochure, accompanied by their report. Accompanying the report is the plan of the proposed changes, showing by the use of colors what the guild aims at. In short, the plan shows two great diagonal thoroughlares from the centre of the city to the north-eastern and north-western suburbs. It is claimed that these, though costly, would more than pay for themselves.

These roads are calculated for four lines of tracks. Every street north of Queen street would be crossed by one of these diagonals, which would be 125 feet wide, with broad roadways and sidewalks.

A radial road project is one part of the scheme ol beautification, the other is the connecting of the various squares and parks by boulevards, driveways and Laneways. The seawall project is a "cardinal and important sectiim of the improvements." The president of the guild Mr. John A. Baldwin says "It will be the feeling of all who give any thought to the matter that m Toronto we are at the part- ing of the ways with reference to what the future aspect of the city is to he. It does not need a prophet to predict that the next ten or fifteen years wIll see radical changes in streets and structures." Instances and illustrations of what other cities have done are given at some length.

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Toronto Lost Rivers Walks. 328 different areas and buildings and more across the city in their subjects.

 


 

Parkdale walk, http://www.lostrivers.ca/ParkdaleWalk.html

Text from the groups site,


The objective of Lost River Walks is to encourage understanding of the city as a part of nature rather than apart from it, and to appreciate and cherish our heritage. Lost River Walks aims to create an appreciation of the city’s intimate connection to its water systems by tracing the courses of forgotten streams, by learning about our natural and built heritage and by sharing this information with others.

The Toronto Green Community started Lost River Walks to help us discover the fascinating world of the watershed beneath our feet.

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

New Wabash Community Centre, community questions?

 

Questions and answers from city documents.

 

Are the local councillor and PFR staff willing and able to collaborate on getting the invitations to engagement events distributed to their existing networks of local contacts, including stakeholders, community groups and residents?

A1. This item can be reviewed during the Program Confirmation Design process with the successful proponent.

Q2. Would city owned or run facilities like rec centres or school gyms be available for public meetings at zero cost to the project?

A2 City owned or run facilities like rec centres or school gym are usually available for public meetings at zero cost to the project, but will be determined during the design process. The Proponents are not responsible for any meeting venue costs.

Family oriented sculpture in Toronto installed

Regent Park.

 

 

Fixing family oriented sculpture to ground in RP

Friday, May 17, 2019

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More questions answered about the new Wabash Community Centre being designed now.

Edited text from the answers to questions about the

 

Currently, the properties on the site have no heritage status but the RFP implies that this could change as the project progresses.

 

The potential listing/designation of properties on the site would influence what heritage reports would need to be completed as part of the site plan control application.

 

Question, Can the City confirm if bidders should assume that properties on the site will be listed/designated when putting their bids together, or at least include additional fees for scope based on properties being potentially listed/designated?
If not, would the City have additional funding available for reports deemed necessary as a result of listing/designation of properties?


A2. Section 3.1.3, Potential Heritage Component, indicates that the Scope of Work may include the potential development of the existing building/structure(s) on the project site in whole or in part, as part of the new community centre and that the existing building/ structure(s) on the project site are currently not listed nor designated, but may be considered to have heritage cultural value.
It also states that the design team is to include a qualified, licensed heritage consultant accredited through the Canadian Association of Heritage Professional (CAHP) and that the heritage sub-consultant will be required to attend meetings with the prime consultant, the City's project manager (PFR) and Heritage


Preservation Services (HPS). Through the design process, the status of the existing two buildings will be determined. With respect to a potential fee adjustment as a result of a heritage listing/designation of the properties, refer to Addendum No. 2 Item A5.

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Valentine’s Day abuse audio.

A text about the long term disabilty abuse.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Junction free work abuse

As my body and mind die from Denise’s abuse of eight years I think of the pain she will is causing to our boys life.

Tonight the legs are numbing, again but much more deeply, and my mind grows weak from the continuing struggle to weave though the thicket of deceptive means Denise used.

I miss and love you he boys every second.

Ghosting disability abuse

That valentines days was not the 1st time, my mind, anxiety, and fear caused me try and persuade and cause this women to jettison me. But she persisted. I also knew, I loved this women, to the point I really wanted to overcome the problems associated with my mind situation to be with and love her. 

If I maintained a awareness of my disability I could live with it successfully. Not that the self imposed rules and methods were pleasant or easy to achieve but they worked for 18 years.

When I 1st met the women who was to become my wife, though a mutual neighbour in 2005, it began in much the way many people met, though a work situation. She was buying a house down the street which the bank would not provide ma mortgage for if the serious structural fault in the foundation was not corrected. 

I did not know then, that my situation, was a intellectual and social disability, caused by a genetic abnormality. Eventually I found out in one of the most uncontrollable ways. A few years after the birth of my 1st son, he expressed some learning and development slowness. Issues that brought memories and connected understanding to my mind.

After some preliminary tests, hearing and developmental, for Nate a  genetic test for Nate was done  and then myself at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. The results were a genetic syndrome, of 16p deletion and 20p duplication both of us had . 

With a bit of research I learned the 16p deletions and 20p duplications can result in ways of being and mind conditions such as confusion, and inability to sense the real goings on with most interactions. Both also cause the person to have intellectual and life long developmental disabilities. Which  in all probability are which cause my confusion, and inability to sense the real goings on with most interactions.

This woman created situations which removed (1) freedom of movement (2)  Limited ability to socialize, interact with people, have healthy relationships, and ask for help.

For developmentally and intellectually disabled people who can’t structure their thoughts as a normally abled  person can, their inabilities can cause behavioural interaction when abused. This point can  become a point of ease for the abuser. In my situation being married to my primary abuser who then worked

 with to relationships as well. 

My wife  characterized me  as “lazy” or implied I was stupid or criminal to our Nanny, my closest friend, and most people we knew. She worked to continually diminish and characterize me as a bad and abuser person. 

that they’re doing all the work, expressing resentment about my passing on my genetic syndrome to one of our children. 

doctor’s appointments and other needs.

 My wife regularly accused her of “playing the disability card,” expressing irritation with her disability-related limitations.

Can I say “me, too”

 “disabled” my ability to live is restrained. Simple enough? No,  as an “invisibly” disabled person, my normal looking body masks a non-standard brain, and several physical restraints.

I couldn’t speak out against the partner who abused me because I had and have to protect  our children.

a note to Denise.

We sat in the restaurant ...can you remember the name I cannot

It was on Valentine's Day and I cried that we should not go through with the relationship

You convinced me otherwise. How are we now?

You're pretty much happy to have our sons, which I know to conceive was the boys wore all about for you early on a relationship you told me you didn't need a man to have children if you didn't meet the man of the any ways that a man.

Denise's controlling isolation began when I first met her. I now realize, she presented herself with 

 

someone who cared for me but when I do the timeline it wasn't a normal relationship. It simply was that 

she wanted someone who could do major home repairs and be a vehicle for children, both of which she 

told me later in our relationship many times. 

She had a idealization of what she wanted the house to look like and how it should renovated to suit her 

wants.

Denise had burnout methods of control but one of the strongest was the threat of removing me from 

contact with my children she would cite that she had complete control over my ability and in addition to 

citing it she simply acted like she had complete control. She had a common statement " I can call the 

police and get you arrested" often quickly followed by "i've told everyone about you and/or you will not 

see your boys"

She also would regularly use a much more subtle method of simply going about the household business 

and childcare and deliberately keeping me confused about what was happening. 

For years I figured I was very forgetful or my mind was broken I just couldn't find things and it became 

apparent in December that's the knees with hiding things from me. And watching me search for them 

over and over again well she had them.

My movement into the basement.

My Guillain-Barré syndrome illness necessitated a few months in hospitals - Toronto Western neurology, 

Toronto general and finally Bridgepoint rehabilitation 

I returned to 36 McMurray Avenue after being picked up by the hospital from my neighbour Robert 

Playter as Denise decided not to pick me up. I started to sleep on the couch because Denise told me 

that that is where I should sleep.

After sleeping there for a few weeks Denise said that my sleeping on the couch was causing the couch 

harm each morning she came down and started with the number of verbal insults about the couch I was 

sleeping on it dirty I was I was making it smell. To avoid this confrontation and verbal abuse in the 

morning I moved to the basement and she was to be quite happy about this, and provided advise on 

how to do this and opinions it was the best place for me. 

I started to sleep in the basement on top of the 1 inch piece of airplane insulation foam that I got from a 

factory. This occurred within 3 weeks of me exiting a recovery hospital where I had lean to walk, sit, eat, 

balance. Denise also knew at this time I had lost all reflexes and a considerable amount my ability to 

balance myself to standup. I had also lost the ability to walk faster the a reasonable walking speed, any 

faster and I fall.

Denise didn't want me setting up a part for bed down there because I think she just really didn't care 

that I was sleeping on the floor nor did she want people to see it down there if they came in and she

would find that difficult

Will damp and wet always the basement often flooded casing me to wake up many nights with wet 

blankets on me and a flood of water to walk through Denise was aware of these long continuing problems when she sent me down to the basement to sleep 

she knew I was sleeping on the floor with a simple 1 inch rubber mat that was in adequate for golf

So I set up my bedroom in the basement slept all of, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 slept in August 2014 

finally purchased a camp bed.

I endeavoured to fix these flooding issues in the basement as I have been doing for years at the house. 

When tenants were in the first floor and basement I routinely had to clean up floods the produce it in 

for more water on the floor after the tenants left I was able to do much greater repairs new leaks from 

hydrostatic issues around the basement of this house

Item 9 

Psychological 

Denise used considerable effort to alienate my friends from me by telling them false abusive lies about 

me. 

Denise Would routinely hide items such keys to the car and house to have me believe I was incapable of 

thought and memory

 

 

Medical 

june 2018 physical medical report part.

On examination today, Robert appears well, in no distress. He is able to articulate his history clearly to me and is able to articulate where his strengths and limitations are. His height is 183 cm, within normal limits ,and his weight is115kg. His head
circumference is 59 cm, on the upper limit of normal. He has mild dysmorphic facial features with up-slanting palpebral fissures bilaterally, a widened nasal root and nasal bridge, as well as prominent jaw and some prognathism. He has some wide-spaced lower teeth but his orophaiynx is otherwise normal. He has a short neck..
He has no chest wall deformities or any limb anomalies other than some slightly wide thumbs and great toes. Mild syndactyly of the 2/3 toes bilaterally.
In summary, Robert Hilts is a man with an unbalanced chromosomal alteration.. He appears to have some challenges in particular areas, but has some relative strengths in others.

End june 2018 report

Chromosomal disorders

1) 16p11.2 deletion syndrome is a disorder caused by a deletion of a small piece of chromosome 16. The deletion occurs near the middle of the chromosome at a location designated People with   These disorders are characterized by impaired communication and socialization skills, as well as delayed development of speech and language. In 16p11.2 deletion syndrome, expressive language skills (vocabulary and the production of speech) are generally more severely affected than receptive language skills (the ability to understand speech).

https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/10853/chromosome-16p-deletion Accessed April 3rd 2018

20q11.21 Duplication

Chromosome 20p duplication is a rare chromosome abnormality that occurs when there is an extra copy (duplication) of genetic material on the short arm (p) of chromosome 20. Very few cases of chromosome 20p duplication have been reported. Signs and symptoms that have been reported in people with chromosome 20p duplication include intellectual disability, developmental delay, speech delay, poor coordination, dental problems, spinal bone abnormalities, distinctive facial features, and heart problems.https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/5333/chromosome-20p-duplication

NEUROLOGIC

Central Nervous System

- Delayed psychomotor development 

- Learning disabilities 

- Mental retardation 

- Speech delay 

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  • Nasal speech 

  • https://www.omim.org/clinicalSynopsis/608363
  • Microduplication syndrome 20q11.21q12 is associated with trigonocephaly, developmental delay, and facial dysmorphism 

 

The duplication is not detectable by karyotype and most cases are identified by a technique known as chromosomal microarray. Treatment depends on the symptoms in each person and includes an individualized educational program

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare syndrome in which the body’s immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system carries signals from the brain to the muscles. Symptoms of GBS include muscle weakness, numbness, and tingling sensations, which can increase in intensity until the muscles cannot be used at all (paralysis).

The exact cause of Guillain-Barré syndrome is unknown. In most cases, GBS occurs a few days or weeks after symptoms of a viral infection. In rare cases, GBS may run in families.[2] A diagnosis of GBS is suspected when a person has symptoms suggestive of the syndrome. A variety of tests, including a spinal tap, may be completed to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment options may include plasma exchange (plasmapheresis) and immunoglobulin therapy. There  is no cure for Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS).

About 30% of people who had GBS continue to have muscle weakness years after the first symptoms of GBS.

For many with GBS, suddenly relying on family members and medical professionals to help with tasks required for daily living can be devastating. In some cases, people with GBS may suffer from anxiety or depression. It is important for people with GBS and their family members to tell their doctor about signs and symptoms of depression, especially if the depression is long-lasting and does not improve as the physical symptoms of GBS improve. 

   https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/6554/guillain-barre-syndrome. 


 

Item 10

Child passports

Denise Ing prepared The children's passports on December 28 telling me she had been waiting to do it 

for a long time, however it is now clear it with the simple and devious device to ensure she could move 

with children that will after her planned fall statements to the police that would have me removed from 

the house.

At this time I really want to be able to secure that Denise cannot leave with the children without my 

permission however we have a small family and my niece on my side in the nieces family is in province 

of Nova Scotia if I were to report but I believe is the deceptive passport application by Denise, she may 

be arrested and charged in the case where with the boys handicapped that is only three if I properly 

defend myself the boys might go with the foster care with the couldn't handle, right now I have to sit 

suffer and worry because I do not want the children to be psychological harm by the relations and being 

with the new thing home is the best place for them until the family court agrees through counsel so I 

can be for them I addition to her

Heintzman Place construction topping off party

The railpath in the Junction Triangle needs both city and community attention, to keep it great, but the Coxwell railpath is in need of being made real.

The railpath, which it is running from Coxwell Ave west is a amazing shortcut for locals, a great walk for for many blocks ending in a great huge park. It needs to be made whole.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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Questions prospective architects and design firms are asking about the new Walbash Community Centre Design.

 

Answer to question about the fill material on the site or near it.

A1. To the City's knowledge, there is still a small amount of residual impacted fill material noted to exist below or adjacent to the remaining concrete rail bed in front of 40 Wabash Avenue that should be removed from the site as part of any future development work. The City will arrange and co-ordinate with an independent environmental consultant to provide environmental and inspection services, however, the prime consultant will be required to co-ordinate and implement any requirements of the investigation in the tender and contract documents. Based on the results of the Environmental Assessment Report, the details of further remediation or risk assessment strategies will be known.

 

Answer too too the question, Is it anticipated that the existing hardscape plaza square is to remain?

A2. The future of the existing hardscape plaza square will be determined during the investigation/program confirmation phases and the approach to schematic design.

Question about the Fieldhouse,  Is the Fieldhouse likely to remain in use if it is not repurposed as a part of the community centre?

A3 The future of the Fieldhouse and its use will be determined during the investigation/ program confirmation phases and the approach to schematic design.

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Valentine’s Day abuse audio.

A text about the long term disabilty abuse.

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Sorauren Park Free Movies, Fourth Saturday of the month, June 22 to September 28

Sorauren Park Free Movies
Toronto’s Sorauren Park will be hosting free movie screenings this summer, with showings happening the fourth Saturday of every month from June to September. Last year, attendees enjoyed pizza dinners before each screening from the Sorauren Park Pizza Oven, prepared and presented by Pizzeria Defina. Fingers crossed the same happens this year!

When: Fourth Saturday of the month, June 22 to September 28
Where: Sorauren Avenue Park, 289 Sorauren Ave

 

list of movies from other areas.

 

https://dailyhive.com/toronto/toronto-outdoor-movies-spring-summer-2019

 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

MAVETY STREET POLICE STATION 1958, total most $571.765.00 early photo.


 

MAVETY STREET POLICE STATION

Completed in 1958, total most $574.765.00

New Wabash Community Centre For: Provision of all architectural, engineering and administrative services for the design and construction and contract administration to construct the New Wabash Community Centre (Proposed Net Zero Energy Building)

 



All text the city,

 

The city intends to construct a new community centre on the site, bordered by Sorauren Park to the west and north, Wabash Avenue to the south and the CPR railway corridor to the east.

Capital funding for the design and construction of the new Community Centre has been approved by Council in the amount of $40 million.

The site was purchased by the City of Toronto in 2000 and includes two buildings and a hardscape plaza (town square). The two story masonry office at 50 Wabash Avenue was renovated and converted into the Sorauren Park Fieldhouse and the larger two and three story masonry building at 40 Wabash Avenue. The existing building at 40 Wabash Avenue, was originally constructed in 1910 and was once home to the Canadian Linseed Oil Mills Ltd. company. Shortly after the turn of the 20th Century, this area along Sorauren Avenue, south of Dundas Street was considered a lucrative manufacturing area well connected with all of southern Ontario by rail.

In 2005, partial remediation work was conducted at 40 and 50 Wabash Avenue and their immediate surrounding areas. Designated substance abatement work was carried out in the buildings and soil removed and replaced with clean fill.

In 2014, the Sorauren Park Town Square was constructed between the 50 and 40 Wabash buildings. Presently, all mechanical and electrical services in the existing 40 Wabash Building have been removed and all fenestrations have been blocked up and secured. The building is not accessible to the public and the 40 Wabash site is fenced off with a locked gate.

 

The project site is located at 40-50 Wabash Avenue, in a predominantly residential area in the west end of Toronto. It is 6,734 square metres in size, irregular in shape and is relatively flat with some undulations. The project site is bounded by Wabash Avenue to the south, Sorauren Park to the north and the West Toronto Railway corridor to the east, and includes an old linseed oil building. Public transit access is available on major surrounding streets including Queen, Dundas, Roncesvalles and Lansdowne. The project site includes two buildings and a hardscape plaza/square.

SCOPE OF WORK

3.1 Description of Work

The scope of work for this RFP includes the design of a new community centre and related site development for the site noted under Section 2.4.1 and in Appendix F. The scope of work will include community consultation, program confirmation, investigation, schematic design, design development, contract documents, tender, and construction contract administration services (including warrantee period services) for the new Wabash Community Centre, as required by the Capital Projects Unit of the Parks, Forestry and Recreation (PF&R) Division of the City of Toronto on behalf of the Recreation and Aquatics units of Parks, Forestry and Recreation. The design of the new community centre and related site development will need to consider the existing project site in its entirety (as bounded by red line in aerial photo - Appendix F), and the final design may include either one or both of the existing buildings on the project site, in whole or in part.

The design must comply with all applicable requirements from Authorities Having Jurisdiction and RFP requirements, including, but not limited to Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) Design – Design & Feasibility Study Requirements.  https://wx.toronto.ca/inter/pmmd/calls.nsf/0/07A130E7FE033F33852583D600667909/$file/9118-19-5018%20Viewing%20Copy.pdf




 

STREETSCAPE MASTER PLAN VISION 1

1.1 Study Area

The Junction Gardens BIA Streetscape Master Plan Vision covers the eight blocks along Dundas Street West from Quebec Avenue to Indian Grove.

The Junction Gardens BIA represents a very active, creative and engaged community of people with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests, that makes this area of Toronto one of the most distinctive and interesting neighbourhoods to live, work and visit. The streetscape treatment along Dundas Street West should strive to capture and reflect the energy that defines this neighbourhood, as well as consider the cultural significance of its history.

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.2 Purpose of the Document

The master plan is intended to provide a framework to facilitate decision-making related to present and future streetscape improvements within the Junction Gardens BIA, with a view to integrating the history and identity of the neighbourhood by enhancing business and establishing the district as a destination.

The document presents the results of a visual inventory, followed by mapping of key opportunities for intervention and a ‘kit of parts' , or tool kit, of potential interventions. Lastly, the document offers some guidance with respect to phasing of projects along with estimates to help the BIA plan and budget for improvements.

 

 

Full report link below

https://wx.toronto.ca/inter/pmmd/calls.nsf/0/7B5FF36C9BCE3640852583F4004E122C/$file/9118-19-7109%20%20Attachment%201%20Appendix%20H%20.pdf

 

 

Monday, May 13, 2019

High Park Community Alliance - 2019 Annual General Meeting




























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Wednesday June 5, 2019
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2100 Bloor Street West
7-9pm
Please join High Park Community Alliance for our Annual General Meeting.

Ward 4 City Councillor Gord Perks will be there to speak to the community and answer your questions about the development proposals in High Park North Apartment Neighbourhood.

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New Wabash Community Centre Could result of demolition of current heritage buildings on grounds.

 

The following answer to a prospective architect designer intended on putting in a design proposal for the

New Wabash Community Centre, indicates the city has no permanent plans to include the existing heritage building on the site.

Remember that is just what the city did with the Guild In site In Scarborough, saving the original building completely by restoring and refurbishing it.  see full construction and completion photos in this post

A2. Section 3.1.3, Potential Heritage Component, indicates that the Scope of Work may include the potential development of the existing building/structure(s) on the project site in whole or in part, as part of the new community centre and that the existing building/ structure(s) on the project site are currently not listed nor designated, but may be considered to have heritage cultural value.

 

Through the design process, the status of the existing two buildings will be determined.

Junction BIA – Professional design of 3 parkettes, and street elements for Dundas St. w.



 

All text in italics from the city’s documents.

 

 

 

The aim of the Junction BIA is to enhance the vitality of the al ou business promotion,

beautification, interactions with City of Toronto and other statutol and vol itary organizations, and

ensuring that the area continues to be an integral part of the local econ of  area. The BIA would like

to showcase the vibrancy of the local business community an encoura r dents and visitors alike to

explore the area.

The Junction BIA has identified potential locations for parkette r green spaces within the BIA that they

would like to develop. For the purposes of this RFP 'hese will be referred to as parkettes. The areas are

currently underused, and have great potential public space and landmark for visitors. The BIA is

interested in developing a design that reflects the unique identity of the BIA while promoting it as a usable space within the BIA.

Locations 2 of 4 photos below 

 

 

The BIA will select three parkette ocauons urrently, there are four potential sites under consideration

for future parkettes. However BIT construct only three parkettes. The final selection of the parkettes

will be approved at the kick

Location of butting business property features to

parkettes note

3050 Dundas St and Adjacent to the LD Variety Store

Northwest Mc Murray Existing tree to be protected

2975 Dundas Strut West Adjacent to the Benjamin Moore Paint store

South east of Pacific There are former window wells

2945 Dundas Street West Adjacent to TD bank

South west of Medland Maintain 2 m clearance from the

underground utility vault.

3035 Dundas Street West Adj scent to convenience store

South west of High Park Protect existing trees

Avenue Maintain clearance for all doorways

Maintain clearance from hydro vault

 

[st_box title="New Dundas St  parkettes " type="error"] 3050 Dundas Str& Adjacent to the LD Variety Store Northwest Mc urray Existing tree to be protected 2975 Dundas Strut West Adjacent to the Benjamin Moore Paint store South east of Pacific There are former window wells 2945 Dun as Street West Adjacent to TD bank South west of Medland Maintain 2 m clearance from the underground utility vault. 3035 Dundas Street West Adj scent to convenience store South west of High Park Protect existing trees Avenue Maintain clearance for all doorways Maintain clearance from hydro vault[/st_box]

 

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Archive of the Junctioneer blog Apr 2008 to June 2016

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Friday, May 10, 2019

CPR historic West Toronto train station, built in 1876, was demolished in 1972 to much local anguish

The CPR historic West Toronto train station, built in 1876, was demolished in 1972 to much local anguish.

Jean Vanier, a Canadian helped improve conditions for the developmentally disabled throughout the world, has died at 90.

Jean Vanier, a Canadian religious figure whose charity work helped improve conditions for the developmentally disabled throughout the world over the last half-century, has died at 90, in Paris.

“A CALLING TO DEFEND THE MOST MARGINALIZED” Jean Vanier founded L'Arche in 1964 as an alternative living environment where those with developmental disabilities could be participants in the community instead of patients. It has communities in 38 countries.

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The old TD bank building at Medland and Dundas St. West cost $30,000 to build.

The Bank of Toronto will open offices in West Toronto. The new building will cost about $30,000.

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Parkdale Village Business Improvement Area boards add Luis Fernandes as board member.

The General Manager, Economic Development and Culture recommends that Toronto and East York Community Council:


1. In accordance with the City's Public Appointments Policy, appoint the following nominees to the Business Improvement Area (BIA) boards of management set out below at the pleasure of Toronto and East York Community Council, and for a term expiring at the end of the term of Council or as soon thereafter as successors are appointed:

Parkdale Village: BIA Phone: 416-536-6918
1313 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M6K 1L8


Luis Fernandes is one of the founders of the The Assembly Theatre 1479 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6R,

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TheAssemblyTheatre@gmail.com


 


....strives to supply the performance community with an affordable and inclusive arts venue with an eye towards fostering emerging artists from all communities while also providing a showcase for Toronto’s thriving independent scene.

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