Please don't vandalize the sidewalk this year, and maybe clean up the trash (bridge streamers, posters). Thanks.
I knew the "Pretty Boy" Felstein at Toronto Athletic Club in the late 60s. In 1969 I went to Lansdowne and I don't think he was there. Chuvalo was, trained then by Max Kadin. The amateur star at that time was Bob Bozic. I had to spar with him and it was terrifying. I liked Felstein a lot. Does anyone know what happened to him?
Do you have any photos of the neighbourhood at that time?
Heh... There's now a PopSpot Video version (with silly background annotations): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga1edI_9FDw
Been a while. I think there is more then gators down there. Few of us were trying to get the attention from Public Health and others levels of government regarding the un-used under path. Many residents close to the under path complained about seeing rats coming from the path. Not to mention a good breeding ground for West Nile virus.. Been dark and wet. The should fill the hole and do an enclosed over path above the rails to the other side, like Wallace bridge. Leaving it like that can be dangerous to the public as it is not sealed properly as water gets into the opening, not a good idea.
I remember when it first open it was been well used, then you seen a change. More criminal acts were happening, lights were been broken, tagging, very dark, unsafe. People stealing cars then letting go down the stairs, assaults. Never remember and sexual assault been reported. However I do remember people been robbed, many going unreported.
Hey my name is Bill. I was 11 years old when i went to the beaches boxing club. That would have been 1975. The first person i met Travis there was jerry Bates who became my trainer. Will always remember jerry. White shirt, black tie and black dress pants. He was such a great tranier. Started sparing with a kid named Kenny shaw and another kid named john Robinson.
Eventually the gym died down so I ended up at queen city boxing club. thats were i met guys like nicky furlano, eddie melo, tray Travis kenny Cleveland and Clyde gray. I started sparing there with a kid named Robert Cumberland who was a slick boxer . i also met mark leduc there. Actually it was mark who gave
Me my first pair of boxing trunks. Lots of good fights in those days. Joey melo would always fight killer saunders. Had a few good bouts thete myself.
After a couple years there i ended up at landsdown boxibg club. I met leo marsh and use to spare with his brother metric. Some long ago memories ill tell ya
watch out! there be gators and crocks lurking in those parts
My family (Martinkowski) lived at 436 Perth (the one on the left) from 1939 to Apr. 1945. The house on the right (440) was demolished to make way for a driveway into a new development. The Simic (spelling a guess) family lived at 438 along with thr Bell family and the Gevalla (spelling a guess) family lived at 440.
Hey - does anyone know the history of this underpass - why it was sealed off? How about opening it again? Great way to get to Propeller - or the Subway at Lansdowne!
JR's Auction House:
Here is a pic of the place I took a couple of days ago while walking my dog:
Got a flyer today- on Thursdays there will be live auctions held there.
Took a glance inside- some pretty interesting finds.
As many of you are aware, the TTC owned land at 640 Lansdowne Avenue was contaminated by previous industrial uses from the surrounding area. Following a lengthy legal battle between General Electric and the TTC over this contamination, an agreement was finally reached earlier this year.
As a result of my efforts and for the City and TTC to do its due diligence in facilitating the eventual transfer of this land, work is presently underway to complete the environmental testing process on the site to determine the current situation and next steps. This will include a Phase 1 and 2 Environmental Assessment and a Remedial Action Plan. These steps are necessary to ensure that something actually takes place on the land.
I have been informed that this work has started yesterday, meaning that action is taking place after many long years of this site sitting vacant and nothing happening.
This site has also been identified as a potential site for affordable housing through the City's Open Door Program. I would like to caution that everything is still very much in the preliminary stages and I will be updating the community as this issue progresses and the picture becomes clearer.
The provincial Minister of the Environment Glenn Murray has responded today to requests to delay the environmental assessment for the Davenport Diamond grade separation project with a NO. You can find his letter and a cover note from MPP Cristina Martins by visiting our Facebook page Junction Triangle Rail Committee
oh lovely! haha. Hopefully they can get rid of the contamination at some point to build something in that area - it's not pretty to look at!
Years ago this was a gas station and the land is contaminated. Every couple of months there are vacuum trucks pumping out water and when they are there there is a strong smell of gasoline around them.
The planner for this site is now Aviva Pelt. The construction is for a sales centre for the 26 Ernest Avenue property.
Not so fast. First they have to determine what kind of remediation is needed.That outcome could greatly effect the process.
According to Ana Bailao's office the litigation surrounding the land has now been sorted out and the TTC will be selling the land soon. Likely it will go to a developer for mid-rise development. That would mean 5-8 stories with retail at the base and residences of some sort above. We'll have to wait and see who buys it.
I am wondering if anyone knows what this development is going to be? Has the plan changed in the past 5.5 years since the last post here? There is construction and excavation but no signs with public information.
i was taught,how to box and trained their early seventies never fought but what an inspiration standing alongside George ,Clyde and Stewart grey pretty boy felstein the fellow who trained me was very well known canadian boxer Gus rubicon I great man as they all were.bertie and the boys.great memories
Hi Wallace Walk Owner,
I am a fellow unit owner. Please request that this comment is removed from the junction triangle website.
Posting these comments publicly does nothing to help resolve your issues and only highlights issues to those who may be wishing to move into our condo development.
There is a Wallace Walk facebook group (closed group) where the community discusses these issues privately.
Fellow Wallace Walk Owner
Good news to report. City Council has just given their final approval for plans to build a new library in the Junction Triangle! The fully funded plan will see the new 10,000 square foot library built at 299 Campbell Avenue at Dupont (about three blocks east of its present location).
The current location will remain open until the new branch is complete. Opening day is probably two years away (or more). Construction details and updates will follow.
We purchased a unit and had a Pre-Delivery Inspection. We found the situation to be very unprofessional on the part of the developer and the experience was extremely frustrating. The unit was only 50% completed one week before the occupancy date, and the builder had the audacity to call this a PDI. I have purchased 3 previous newly built homes and everything was completed! On these 3 previous occasions I found and noted down the flaws as required by Tarion. In the case of Wallace, the PDI made absolutely no sense as the interior was incomplete, plumbing did not work, light fixtures were missing and very few lights worked and the terrace area was a dangerous mess of construction debris! Also there were no banisters on the stairwells, the so-called "inspection" took place in this darkened unit and the entire unit contained safety issues. We were not at all impressed and quite disgusted as numerous issues had to be noted down. in actuality a PDI exits to check and note down flaws. This is impossible when a unit is not even completely constructed! In any case the buyer has little recourse as our Agreement of Purchase allows the builder to make any changes.
According to the drawings provided by Metrolinx, the highest point of the bridge will be at Dupont Street, where it will be at an elevation of 8.5m. At Wallace Street, the underside of the bridge would rise 5.5m above the existing street. The top of the noise walls would rise up to 8.6m above Wallace Street. You can scroll through the Metrolinx proposal here: http://www.metrolinx.com/en/aboutus/inthecommunity/davenportpanel/Davenp...