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  • 362 / 370 Wallace Ave. (Former Glidden site) - Wallace Walk   1 hour 19 min ago

    Some of you were to move in on Aug 14th, I believe this is the first block and this date was moved to Aug 28th. Wallace blamed the city for not knowing about a water valve or something. Simply put, they couldn't turn on the water and the valve seized. Way to test out the water 3 weeks before moving in. Next, they moved it to Aug 28th to fix the water valve, but 3 days prior to August 28th they sent an urgent mail saying there was now a gas issue, again not their fault. Way to test out the gas 1 week before moving in. The date was moved now to "sept 4" which is now the earliest. So far they have moved the firm occupancy date twice. Tarion allows this but there needs to be compensation. Second, garage doors were not up, glass railing weren't up on some of the first suites to move in. It's hard to believe that Wallace was ready on the 14th or the 28th regardless of any "water" & "gas" issues. Unsure if this Sept 4th date will stick. Good luck to all those moving in to Wallace, numerous issues I've heard with suites not being up to even close to par for inspection by owners.

  • Exploring the Tower Automotive building on Sterling Rd.   1 week 1 day ago

    Thanks for these pictures. The space will certainly change over the coming years.

    One history ends and another begins.

    MOCCA will make us proud

  • BIG on Bloor Festival   1 week 4 days ago

    It's a community celebration and we start each year by recognizing the outstanding contributions to the area made by individuals, organizations and institutions. Their names have been announced (http://bigonbloorfestival.com/about/big-awards/) and winners will receive their BIG Awards on the Bloordale Main Stage (1141 Bloor Street West) on Saturday at 1:00 PM. to open the 8th Annual BIG on Bloor Festival.

  • Starbucks?   1 week 5 days ago

    I ate lunch there a few times, and the food was actually quite good and nicely presented. The owners, though, seemed to have no idea how to launch a restaurant opening. The second time I went in there, everyone (cook, owner, sidekick) just looked surprised (and suspicious) that someone had come in for food. Weird vibe! Too bad for them. A business that resonates with the locals will do very well there. The neighbourhood is starting to hop! I totally agree, though, that we need fewer restaurant/bars and more things like a green grocer -- but who the hell is going to try to make a living off of that in this economy?

  • this month only bar   1 week 6 days ago

    Its been for sale for a long time. I looked at it as a rental property and it was a WRECK inside. By that i mean major water damage from the leaky roof. I hope whoever buys it has a lot of money.
    I also hope they end the lease with the bar downstairs... give it a coat of paint, clean the tables, charge more then 2 bucks a beer and hopefully all the D-Bags will move on.

  • BIG on Bloor Festival   2 weeks 2 hours ago

    It's a two-day festival with two stages. You can find all the info about what's happening this weekend on our BIG on Bloor Festival web site.
    http://bigonbloorfestival.com/participants/performers/

  • Galleria Mall   2 weeks 1 day ago

    Im aware that it is part of Sobey's my point was it doesn't have Sobey's prices!

  • Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MoCCA) - Sterling Rd.   2 weeks 1 day ago

    If you need a parking spot for the end of November .Please let me knoe by emailing me at diane_craig@live.ca. This location is at Elsie Lane. Thks

  • Galleria Mall   2 weeks 1 day ago

    Freshco is owned by Sobey's. There aren't many independent grocery stores, even the Independent Grocers are owned by Loblaws. Urban Acorn Market is on on Dupont very soon though. www.urbanacorn.ca

  • Galleria Mall   2 weeks 2 days ago

    Does anyone know the extent of the development? I just hope they are not going to overpopulate that space with an urban jungle of towers. It seems weird though. Rexall put in some money to fix up their space along with FreshCo. Why would they have done that if this was in the works? I'm not a fan of the fact that if they get rid of FreshCo, Metro will have a monopoly over our grocery needs and quite frankly those who are in need of a more affordable option, won't have that if you live along Dupont. Yes, there is NoFrills but that's further south and anything along Dupont now is ripe with the big giants in Sobey's, Loblaws and Metro. To boot, we don't even have a solid fruit and veggie stand along this strip.

  • Galleria Mall   2 weeks 3 days ago

    Its official. The Galleria Mall has been sold to Freed Development. Nothing will get underway for about three years but the deal is done.

  • Starbucks?   2 weeks 4 days ago

    I always wondered about that place. Walked by it many times but never did go in. Looked like from the outside a lot of work was done. Here's hoping that corner will be re-claimed and something sustainable will go there.

  • Starbucks?   2 weeks 5 days ago

    Something about that Dupont cafe ain't right. I have concrete words claiming various and many unpaid wages.
    Quick open and shuts ain't good for the hood. Bad business ain't welcome.

  • Davenport Diamond Grade Separation   4 weeks 5 hours ago

    Not bizarre at all. Metrolinx knew that this monstrosity would be unpopular so they have to pretended there is no station. When enough people complain they "give in" and say we can have a station and of course they get to build a Gardiner Expressway in the sky like they wanted to all along. Remember this plan is about doing building on the cheap regardless of how it impacts the community.

  • Davenport Diamond Grade Separation   4 weeks 4 days ago

    The community should be demanding that a GO stop be built at Bloor. The Kitchener GO train and UP Express both stop at Bloor. Regional transit should not be allowed to cross other major transit lines (in this case, the subway) without stopping, because that denies commuters the flexibility of connecting to the other line. it's bizarre that this was not in Metrolinx's proposal.

  • this month only bar   4 weeks 4 days ago

    So this is what the M stands for...exciting...been away from the hood most of this month so haven't been...any thoughts?

    https://www.facebook.com/mattachioni

  • Looking for a dog walker   4 weeks 5 days ago

    good luck looking for one, and please make sure your dog walker picks up after your dog. i live on rankin cres also, and there have been many many piles of dog waste lying in front of my yard over the years... :(

  • Looking for a dog walker   4 weeks 6 days ago

    Hi there! I'm a reliable person from the neighbourhood - I have much more experience with cats than dogs - but perhaps we could meet and see if I get along with your furry friend?

  • Looking for a dog walker   5 weeks 1 day ago

    we need someone to come by and walk our 4 month old German Shorthaired Pointer weekdays at 3pm. We're on Rankin Crescent. Let me know if anyone has any referrals.

  • Davenport Diamond Grade Separation   5 weeks 4 days ago

    Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca will be part of a Transit Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, July 29 at 6 p.m. at the Davenport Perth Community Centre (1900 Davenport Road). The event is being organized by MPP Cristina Martins. The Minister will make some opening remarks then take questions from residents.

  • After the Games   6 weeks 3 hours ago

    After the Games are over, the 8th Annual BIG on Bloor Festival will takeover. For two days, Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23, it’s a mile of car-free fun stretching from Dufferin to Lansdowne.

    More than 50 original hands-on cultural projects have been commissioned. Make something, learn something, engage and enjoy hundreds of distinct musical and theatre acts, art projects, games, poetry, architecture inventions, one-of-a-kind exhibitions and shops.

    Let the kids run safe in Susan Tibaldi Parkette with PlayByNature. Savour Bloordale’s abundant and diverse food offerings, and be introduced to the Bloordale community with improved streetscape, parkettes, and community art.

    It's happening a month later this year only to accommodate the Pan AM Games. Just a short walk (or a fast bike ride) from the Junction Triangle, hope you can make plans to checkout Bloordale at its best this summer!

    Find us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/BigOnBloorFestival?fref=ts

  • 26 Ernest Ave (Former Solways scrap / metal sales site): Townhouses   6 weeks 5 days ago

    i use to go there in rush hour many times during the day never trafic thers lots of very good routs
    Miss howard very good peaple

  • 26 Ernest Ave (Former Solways scrap / metal sales site): Townhouses   6 weeks 5 days ago

    i use to go there in rush hour many times during the day never trafic thers lots of very good routs
    Miss howard very good peaple

  • Davenport Diamond Grade Separation   7 weeks 8 hours ago

    Metrolinx is planning to build a rail bridge through the heart of our community. The current plan offers nothing in the way of benefits for our neighbourhood.
    Community representatives from Bloordale, Davenport Village and the Junction Triangle have been meeting over the past couple of weeks to develop a list of community benefits that we can advocate for as a united group. Please join the discussion and add your comments by visiting the Junction Triangle Rail Committee Facebook page. You can find us @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/413180405403017/

  • this month only bar   7 weeks 2 days ago

    What is the deal with Leira? Now open though I haven't been able to stop yet. Only an M on the window.