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...
Options for Davenport distributes lawn signs and ask people to sign a petition against Metrolinix’s proposed bridge
Bloor West Villager
By Lisa Rainford
A local group pushing for smart transit growth in Toronto hit the streets over the weekend to distribute more than 100 lawn signs and collect signatures for a petition against a Metrolinx proposed bridge in their neighbourhood.
Options for Davenport has been campaigning to stop the province from rushing through a plan that would see a Gardiner Expressway-like structure built above their community.
If you're still interested please consider joining Options for Davenport!
We have a non-Facebook page where you can learn about us, the cause, and get involved if you would like.
The link above is for the facebook group who's moderator has decided to accept the bridge regardless of what the members want. To join the community in opposing this ill conceived plan, please join this one -> https://www.facebook.com/groups/optionsfordavenport/. There are open meetings and the leaders were even voted in. Decisions are made based on the collaboration of the membership.
To All of the students - who went to Perth Avenue Public School FROM 1937 TO 1948 I would like to hear from you . I was a student there from kindergarten to grade 8 .
Is there any way to find out what the elevation of the track would be near my house?
I am between Wallace and Bloor. If the elevation starts just north of Bloor, I'm hoping it's not too high by the time it gets to Wallace.
But then, is the intent for Wallace to pass under the bridge?
It seems to me that the ramp up would have to be pretty steep.
I worry for my property values.
The vibration from the 4 trains a day jiggles my house now.
Is there a timeline?
I may need to sell before this becomes a reality and it just breaks my heart.
Had the burger and daily soup today, both excellent. Great guys working there too, an excellent addition to the area!
THE EVENT IS DECEMBER 19th of December at the Canadian Madeira Club 1621 Dupont Street.
Hey everyone - I just discovered this and if you haven't yet already discovered us, TuckShop Kitchen is a new takeout sandwich and convenience store.
I'm one of the owners and moved into the Junction Triangle last Sept, and with my Partner Glen have been renovating and working w/the city for approval to open. At TuckShop, we grind our own burgers, cure/smoke our own bacon and roast our turkey breasts. Everything is made in house and pride ourselves with bringing a great sandwich at an affordable price.
Here's a few links to learn more:
We'll have a website up very soon at www.TuckShopKitchen.ca
http://www.mainandmain.ca/ this is who they sold it too. Rumor has it, they are looking to buy out some of the other stores/houses west of the "Giraffe" building..
I voted for Julie Dzerowicz. Liberals have the best chance of defeating Stephen Harper and I am all for that!
I voted for Andrew Cash. I think he is pretty cool because of his music career. But I heard in the polls that the the Liberal candidate is projected to win.
Clients care about what they pay not what you have to consider as a business not the clients problem. Those are prices for downtown not this area.