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10th Annual Sorauren Pumpkin Parade on Nov. 1

Sorauren Park - October 25, 2014 - 6:53pm
The 10th annual Sorauren Park Pumpkin Parade, Toronto’s original, is set for Saturday, Nov. 1 at Sorauren Park, the day after Halloween. Bring your jack-o-lantern to the park and line it up along the path. Join the hundreds who’ll be out to admire amazing pumpkin art of all kinds on parade. The event kicks off […]

Runnymede Rd. Bell Canada collocation office

Junctioneer - October 22, 2014 - 11:42am
Where most of the Internet feeds for area come from has has really benefited in the last couple of decades from the Internet.  While the building was used just for plain […]

New raw juice bar coming to Runnymede road and Dundas St., West

Junctioneer - October 18, 2014 - 12:33pm
New raw juice bar coming to Runnymede road and Dundas St., West

Taking it to the Street

Roncesvalles Renewed - October 17, 2014 - 12:27pm

It took a village to raise that baby!

With a team of many BIA members, TTC delegates, advocating residents, and City of Toronto officials, the long, arduous task of co – creating the Roncesvalles streetscape was a group effort.  The process was based on consultation, collaboration and transparency.

Several members of RoncyWorks were involved in the process and are pleased to report that Roncy’s development history is intact, safe and on the cutting edge of experimental projects.  For example the Greening of Roncy by local volunteers and the success of the Cigarette Litter Prevention Campaign is inspiring other neighbourhoods.

Creating an accessible street that people would enjoy for generations was the group mandate. And, if the TTC has to make some adjustments to get that perfect, well that’s OK with me.

The group had to scale their vision to budget and other limitations, while pursuing the common interests of all businesses, residents, motorists, cyclists, transit users and pedestrians of all ages — some with strollers, walkers or wheelchairs.

Roncy Works… because we all work together.

More on:  Community engagement with Roncesvalles Renewed


No rip ups planned along Roncy

Roncesvalles Renewed - October 17, 2014 - 8:13am
TTC work anticipated for 2016

A step-free access ramp will be located at the second doorway of each new TTC streetcar. (Randy Risling / Toronto Star)

To accommodate the accessible ramps for the new streetcars that will be traveling along the 504 route, some minor adjustments will need to be made to TTC designed bump outs along Roncesvalles.

Correction: Back when the TTC bump outs were being installed there were still some unknowns. In fact, the ramp design for the bump outs was not finalized until 2013. [The original plans of 2011 were modified and finalized in 2013, before TTC had settled on the purchasing of the expected, new streetcars.]

According to TTC Executive Director of Corporate Communications, Brad Ross, “not the entire bump out will be adjusted, just a 4 square metre area of each bump out.  The work is slated for 2016 and will be done during non-peak times.”

There will be the odd lane restriction, but the road will not be closed, the track will not be ripped out along Roncy, motorists, pedestrians and cyclists will still be able to use the road, bike lanes and sidewalks.

When asked, Councillor Gord Perks commented that it is his understanding “the TTC will concentrate their efforts on Spadina, Bathurst and Dundas accessibility issues first. “Roncevalles will only experience minimal disruption during non peak hours and work will be done quickly in days, not months.”

In terms of timing, the TTC is aiming to co-ordinate this work with the City of Toronto and coincide construction with the already scheduled intersection rebuild at Queen-King-Roncesvalles-Queensway.  Streetcars will be out of service as a result of the intersection work, but will be replaced by scheduled buses.

“Rest assured, the TTC is sensitive to further disruption to the community and will do all it can to mitigate disruption,” says Ross. “There will be lots of signage and advance notice to the community and businesses”.


RoncyWorks Garden Gallery 2014

Roncesvalles Renewed - October 11, 2014 - 11:03am

A momentous year of urban gardening by our Green Team yielded plenty of delights on the street and lots of shots to share. In these photos taken among our 21 planting beds, you’ll see what evolved, and both treasures and trouble spots discovered since spring. Even this late in the season, the fall gardens are a reminder of what makes this neighbourhood awesome.

May Flowers and June Blooms July’s Garden Glories August’s Beauteous Bounty

Photos above by Heidi Eisenhauer

Roncesvalles in Bloom 2013 & 2014

Photos above by Jackie Taschereau

 

 

 


New hope upholstery gone!

Junctioneer - October 9, 2014 - 8:55pm
  New Hope Upholstery, at 2994 Dundas Street West has left the Junction.   We have lost another essential business type … to higher rents building owners can get?

West Toronto Baptist Church new sign could easily win best new sign in the Junction

Junctioneer - October 9, 2014 - 8:48pm
      Why because it emanates a sense of modernism coupled with a slight store coparent with reference to railroad signs.  Really like how the frame clasps the inner sign.

Parkdale candidates for mayor meeting October 15

Junctioneer - October 9, 2014 - 8:45pm
….all text Parkdale residents Association   Please join us on Wednesday, October 15th for a Town Hall meeting of the leading candidates for Mayor of Toronto. The PRA will be co-hosting this […]

Ingram waste transfer station

Junctioneer - October 8, 2014 - 11:03am
Miss a pickup – Ingram waste transfer station open for hand unload 24 hours.  And it’s fast

High Park music has moved into the Pete’s candy store

Junctioneer - October 7, 2014 - 11:44am
 …next to Annette St. PS  Which is great as area needs a storefront music school.   

Montgomery’s Inn renovation

Junctioneer - October 1, 2014 - 5:47pm
Montgomery’s Inn Museum at Dundas St., West and Islington Avenue, is undergoing complete chimney renovation.

2014 City Council All Candidates Meeting

DIGIN - September 28, 2014 - 5:38pm
Ward 18 All Candidates Meeting on Sustainable TransportationBloor Gladstone Public Library 1101 Bloor Street West Wednesday October 8th, 2014    6:30 until 8:30

Join Ward 18 City Council Candidates: Paul Alves, Ana Bailão, Jolene Hunt, Alex Mazer, Derek Power, Elsa Romao, Mohammed Uddin
  • Safe bike infrastructure 
  • TTC Service, Fares and Funding 
  • Safe sidewalks and intersections 
  • Traffic flow and congestion

Submit your questions via ward18@cycleto.ca



Join us after the debate at “The Steady” -1051 Bloor St to continue the conversation

Community Co-sponsors:
Dovercourt Park Community Association
DIGIN
Ward 18 Cycle Toronto
Code RedTO
TTC Riders
Walk TO


Pumpkin Sale fundraiser Sat. Oct. 25

Sorauren Park - September 28, 2014 - 2:22pm
Get your Halloween and Pumpkin Parade pumpkins at the annual Pumpkin Sale Oct. 25, and support Phase 2 of the Sorauren Town Square! All proceeds from the annual pumpkin sale get put back into the park through the non-profit Wabash Building Society. This is the seventh year for the sale, and almost $15,000 has been […]

An image of a jar of the locomotive

Junctioneer - September 24, 2014 - 2:18pm
An image of a jar of the locomotive restaurants tomato sauce. So glad they not only prepared hot foods but also there own packaged stuff. Location:McMurray Ave,Toronto,Canada

12:05 am if you run now you can shoe skate on Vine Ave.

Junctioneer - September 22, 2014 - 11:11pm
A city contractor has just been a spraying yellow lines at the Vine Avenue and McMurray Avenue “T”.  In the process they left a couple huge patches of the glass beads […]

Old Runnymede drugstore and taxi stand…which is a now restaurant renovation wow! Hope the taxi door stays.

Junctioneer - September 20, 2014 - 7:52pm
Up til the early 90′s a drugstore occupied this retail location. But up til the late 70′s or early 80′s a taxi stand office occupied this small office on the […]

Yes it’s raining, yet the weather people say it will stop between 8 and 9pm, so the music festival will have min rain period

Junctioneer - September 20, 2014 - 6:54pm
The rain is not supposed to come down again til after 10pm.  

Junction Music Festival tomorrow

Junctioneer - September 19, 2014 - 11:53am
 From their site..  On Saturday, September 20th, 2014 let the Music guide you through the Junction !  The Junction Music Festival is a festival of independent music for all ages, taking place […]
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