It won't be for a few years but I now know where my kids will be walking to school
What a great addition to the neighbourhood that would be - let's make it happen!
That would be a great idea as he is from the neighbourhood he lived on Franklin ave as a kid and his mother worked for Royce DuPont Poultry Packers right there on the north east corner of Symington ave and DuPont ave once called Royce ave when he lived in the area he went to school at st Cecilia's my late aunt used to babysit him
Here is some news sure to make parents in the Junction Triangle happy. French Immersion is coming to Perth Public School starting this September! The program will be offered to children starting in Senior Kindergarden. Kudos to School Board Trustee Maria Rodrigues her tenacity in bringing this long sought after program to our neighbourhood. A formal announcement and more details are coming soon.
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I think they're starting to put up the crane. The base of it anyway, as of this morning.
Should be a busy year on this site.
There will be a complete Railpath closure sometime in April for a few weeks to facilitate environmental soil work at the Castlepoint lands. An inconvenience but in the long term a good thing.There will be more info about this coming in a few weeks.
The Villager has an article about this:
I think you may be confusing Maria Rodrigues (school trustee) with Theresa Rodrigues (Davenport federal Conservative candidate). I'm pretty sure Maria is an NDP'er, at least going by who some of her supporters were in the last election.
I have also sent emails to this school trustee in the past and received no response. It is as though she is enjoying the cushy position without any of the work. She is also solidly rooted in the Conservative Party which does not promote much of the public good, so I am not anticipating any groundbreaking support from her. The Regal Road are and Roncesvalles areas are both affluent areas; it would be nice to have the Junction Triangle also have more options and opportunities for our kids within the community.
School Trustee Maria Rodrigues is a joke. I have left messages with her and emailed her over the past term and she has never called me back or emailed me.
Seriously our area needs better representation than this and I encourage somebody who cares to run.
Here is a link to the panels that Metrolinx is showing the public.
It is great to see the leg work being done on electrification but we should keep in mind that there is no financial commitment from the Liberal government and the NDP abandoned us. So this will be an election issue in our area.
Here are a couple of thoughts about the panels.
1. There seems to be no reference to adding stations along the APL or the corridor. Once again Metrolinx needs to catch up with where the public is as using the corridor as part of an western DRL is gaining momentum by the day. It should, its a good idea.
2. Metrolinx still refuses to admit that electric rains are quieter than diesel ones despite the fact that every electric rail operator on earth says so and it doesnt matter whether the trains are European or North American designs. These panels say that with electrification noise will not get worse than with diesel trains which is a true but misleading statement; the trains will be quieter but to say that means that Metrolinx will have to admit diesel is louder and they cant do that. For the last few years Metrolinx has said that electric trains are not quieter because of things like the noise from the overhead pantograph but now they state "Therefore, no adverse noise effects are anticipated due to pantographs.". Its sad when an organization tries to invent its own science.
3. Metrolinx still plays down the impact of diesel pollution in our area by always referring to pollution levels within a regional framework. They never talk about pollution locally because they know it looks bad. Other rail systems like CalTrain have the courage to tell the public the truth and thats why they are getting rid of diesel.
"In addition to the air quality benefits of reducing automobile use for commuting by
increasing rail ridership, electric operations are expected to produce substantial
reductions in corridor air pollution emissions when compared with diesel locomotives,
even when the emissions of electrical power generation are included in the analysis.
Electrically powered trains are also more energy efficient than diesel-electric trains.
Reduced energy use also translates into reduced air emissions. Reductions in air
pollutant emissions represent long-term health benefits for Caltrain riders, and residents
and employees along the Caltrain corridor. " (http://www.caltrain.com/Assets/Peninsula+Rail+Program/Electrification+20...)
From the weekend edition of the Villager, "South Parkdale resident Ric Amis...said he was disappointed to find the meeting was presented as a series of panels as opposed to a presentation by Metrolinx followed by a question-and-answer period. "
After wasting a lot people's time over a couple of years, the school board finally said there is not enough room at Perth Public School for French Immersion. A very frustrating experience and one that leaves the re-election of the School Board Trustee in serious doubt. She was a bystander in the process and of no real help in the end.
I wasn't able to attend the meeting, but I am definitely interested and in support of a FI program at Perth. If there are more meetings or anything I can do to help, please keep me posted.
The noise hurts but the more work they do the sooner it'll be over.
There will be a new access way directly in the middle of the development.
Sadly Tom Falus owns the Solways property but I agree that the JT is a food desert in some ways. We desperately need an affordable place for fresh fruit and vegetables.
Latest report from Fraser Inst shows Perth continues upward trend,
Thanks for that info, most appreciated. It would be great if more path access did happen. Still, from what I can understand, there seems to be some resistance. For example, it seems like the commercial space at the Wallace Walk development will have entrances from the road only, not the path. Or at least it looks that way to me when I browse their website. Am I mistaken? Maybe this is due to zoning issues, and not the developer's preferred choice.
And while wishing away, it would great with, say, a grocery store where Solways was located, with direct access from the path. But I guess I'm getting off topic now.
The chorus for electrification and integration to provide real transit solutions is growing by the day and getting harder to ignore. Folks, what we have been saying is catching on. This story captures all the details and all the potential that electrification could bring. THIS story is what we need to make front and centre during the next election.
Railpath is always looking for new access points along the route. Friends of Railpath has met with many folks along the route to make this happen. We met with Castlepoint (and got great support) and the Planning Department re the new Wallace Development among others. There is an active movement to create new openings as property along the path develops.
Thats odd, usually with new street names they try to find names that have some direct connection to the area. No offence to Mendes but I dont see the connection.
Perth/Dupont crossing has more going on than TMO. Popular churrasqueiras chicken place Eduardo's (Conditional Pass), has something going on. I see drunk and hangover construction workers leaving the place via front doors early mornings.
The Junction Triangle Rail Committee has sent NDP provincial leader Andrea Horwath a letter asking her to make electrification of the rail corridor a condition for supporting the spring budget. If you agree that the NDP should seize this opportunity to make good on their promise of Clean Trains Now, please consider copying the letter and sending it with your name on it directly to Andrea at email@example.com
January 28, 2014
Leader, New Democratic Party of Ontario
Room 113, Main Legislative Building
Toronto, ON M7A 1A5
Re: Spring Budget Opportunity – Open Letter
The provincial spring budget offers the Ontario New Democratic Party an opportunity to deliver on your frequently stated promise of “Clean Trains Now.”
The NDP holds the balance of power in the legislature and this will be the last opportunity for you to make good on your pledge before an election this year. Many Junction Triangle residents have been disappointed by your party’s failure keep your promise on two previous occasions.
You have visited our neighbourhood and indicated your support for electrification personally. NDP MPPs have posted hundreds of signs around West Toronto calling for Clean Trains Now.
Can you assure area residents that you will keep your promise this time and negotiate support for the spring budget in exchange for electrification of the Georgetown South rail corridor?
Many thanks for your consideration. I look forward to your reply.
Junction Triangle Rail Committee
Cc. All members, Junction Triangle Rail Committee
Roncesvalles-Macdonell Residents Association
Jonah Schein, MPP, Davenport
Cheri DiNovo, MPP, Parkdale-High Park