It's Throwback Thursday and the Junction Triangle Rail Committee is reflecting on the man who brought us those massive noise walls former Transportation Minister Glen Murray. We have news about a public meeting regarding the "Not-So-Super Bridge" by the federal NDP candidate for Davenport who is seeking re-election on October 19, MP Andrew Cash. We're looking for a better name than "Super Bridge" because it just doesn't fit something that sucks so bad. There is a discussion happening by residents who are tired of having their bell rung. And we have a follow-up story to the plan last week by the Dutch to make noise walls the final resting place for the dearly departed that could light up our lives. Please come and join us before we run out of hyperbole!
June 30 2015 (5:39pm)
Sorry wrong person
June 30 2015 (5:36pm)
Hit on: you left
June 30 2015 (5:35pm)
Of course: Haha ?
The best chance for residents to discuss the Davenport Super Bridge plan happens tonight (Wednesday, June 24). There will be no Metrolinx power point presentations or "engineering speak." Just an opportunity for residents to share their concerns and determine if the federal Liberal candidate in Davenport Julie Dzerowicz is willing to help.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Perth Avenue Housing Co-op which is located at 120 Perth Avenue (at Bloor). There is a lot at stake with this proposed bridge project for residents in Bloordale, Davenport Village and the Junction Triangle. Hope you can join us!
Thanks for your interest in the Rail Committee TY. We have consulted with our tech expert who says only Facebook pages can be opened to non-Facebook members. The Rail Committee is a Facebook group where everyone (on Facebook) can see the postings and any of our 500+ group members can post material and comments. Facebook pages operate differently and would not serve our needs.
please allow access to the facebook page for non-facebook users. I have no account and can't access the page. TY.
Is there a local Liberal who will help residents improve the Metrolinx plan to build a Super Bridge through the neighbourhood? Was it necessary to blow the budget to thank our sponsor with some Junction Triangle apparel? Could noise walls become the final resting place for the dearly departed?
We have Dutch news and a lot more on the Junction Triangle Rail Committee Facebook page. Please join us!
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art is Moving to Junction Triangle,
June 17 2015 (8:23pm)
Looking for a man we met at the Loblaws at Bloor and Dundas West in the month of May 2015 and before, he speaks German, and got in a check out line and left,
Need to speak to you
The services the Needs of Families in the GTA - this event is on from 7-11pm at the area across from the 158 Sterling Tower.
Tonight and Wednesday.
Tickets are $100.00 and some of the city's top chefs are providing food at this event.
$100 all you can eat and drink! Sold out!
The Stop's Night Market
A fundraiser by The Stop community food centre
BIGGER THAN EVER
Feed yourself more, feed everyone more
Your favourite libations.
With a new location.
And more room for you
and your friends!
All funds support The
Stop’s critical programs
that fight hunger, build
hope, and inspire change.
About The Stop's Night Market
The Stop’s Night Market is a teeming feast for the eyes, belly, and heart. This annual fundraising event is a captivating mash-up of the best of Toronto’s street food, art, music, and offers Torontonians a unique chance to experience an iconic space like they’ve never seen it before. Inspired by night markets from around the world, The Stop’s Night Market transforms a public space into a tantalizing feast for the senses over two summer nights in June, featuring over 60 chefs, 20 local beverage vendors, and 35 one-of-a-kind food carts created by local designers.
Held for the first time in 2012, Toronto Life named The Stop’s Night Market as Reason No. 5 in their Reason’s to Love Toronto 2013 edition. BlogTO has called it “quite possibly the nicest, best catered summer soiree in the city.” In 2014, the event SOLD OUT in under an hour and raised over $149,000 for The Stop Community Food Centre’s critical anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs.
What will make the Davenport Diamond Super Bridge project better? Political leadership by local Liberals. Only Liberals can fix this plan that offers no benefits to our neighbourhood.
The newly nominated federal Liberal candidate in Davenport has agreed to meet with area residents to discuss the bridge proposal on Wednesday, June 24 at 7 p.m. at the Perth Avenue Housing Co-op (120 Perth just north of Bloor). If you would like to meet Julie and express your concerns, please RSVP by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
last night there was a fighting occurring in front of This Month Only Bar (1540 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M6P 4G7). It stated on Perth and Dupont and moved to Perth Ave. and Hugo Ave. There were 10-20 People involved. It was taking place from about 1:00AM untill 3:00AM. Residents that live around those streets you were up and worried about their families.
There is an open file on This Month Only Bar at License Enforcement of Alcohol Commission
please call Jade Lead : 416-432-1226, and tell her about your concerns.
Your call will make a difference.
BIG ON Bloor - Call for Volunteers
The heart of what makes our community such a friendly place is the countless volunteers and volunteer hours that make our neighbourhoods so vibrant and vital. Where would our schools, places of worship, parks, playgrounds, cultural, community and political organizations be without the countless hours freely given by our neighbours.
BIG Festival is one of those organizations. Nine years ago, more than 60 neighbourhood organizations, business, and individuals set out to bring a positive experience to our neighbourhood. Last year more than 140 volunteers put in approximately 4000 hours over six months to make this event possible for our community. Reflecting the spirit of our community, at its heart the BIG Festival is a volunteer organization.
Join BIG’s Festival Team, whether you are a student looking for community hours, just moved into the neighbourhood and want to meet your neighbours, or a family looking for a great joint activity. You can sign in at the link below. Let’s join together and help make the festival this year even more memorable than last.
The festival takes place in Bloordale, on Bloor Street between Dufferin and Lansdowne, this year, on August 22 and 23.
Next BIG meetings: Wednesday July 8, 7 pm, and Wednesday August 8, 7pm, at New Horizons Tower, 1140 Bloor St W.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Great writeup about Baguette & Co. on BlogTO today: http://www.blogto.com/restaurants/baguette-co-toronto
Thanks to everyone who reached out to Julie Dzerowicz! She has requested a meeting with concerned residents on Wednesday, June 24 at 7 p.m. Meeting location and details will follow soon.
Did you happen to hear who they sold it to?
I'm also curious about what will happen there. That building just continues to fall into further disrepair.
Apparently the site has been sold by TAS (their Giraffe project was rejected).
Would be great to know what's next...
What will make the Davenport Diamond Super Bridge project better for area residents? Political leadership on the part of area Liberals.
Past experiences (and a lot of work) by the Clean Train Coalition and the Junction Triangle Rail Committee have shown that Metrolinx only pays lip service to the views of area residents along the rail corridors. If the situation is going to improve, it will only happen when local Liberals like MPP Cristina Martins and federal candidate Julie Dzerowicz start standing up for their residents.
The October 19 federal election will be the first opportunity locals will have to pass judgement on the Liberals' Super Bridge plan. Click the link below and send Julie a message, "We will thank the candidate on election day who helps us."
Thanks to all who showed up.
If anyone left a pink hoodie at the ride, let me or Vic know
The UP Express starts service tomorrow (June 6) at 5:30 a.m. Anyone getting up for that? The half built noise walls stretching along the West Toronto Railpath come with a promise from Metrolinx to keep them clean. How's that working out? A group of area residents (and Junction Triangle Rail Committee members) met last night for the first time to discuss how to make the Davenport Diamond Super Bridge better. You can find all the details and pictures too on our Facebook site. Come and check it out!
This seems suspiciously similar to another off-topic message posted a couple of years ago. I'll leave a similar response here as I did the last time.
Please stay on-topic.
This message forum is specifically about the Old Weston Rd. bridge. If you have information to contribute about this bridge and related matters, please do so.
If you have general *factual* information about pollution in the neighbourhood, please feel free to start a new message forum.
Off-topic posting and baseless fearmongering is not welcome here. Please read the Code of Conduct before further posting.
Further off-topic posts here will be deleted.
It is irresponsible to make posts like this. They only cause unnecessary fear and unsubstantiated gossip.To compare our area to Love Canal is ridiculous and a disservice to the community. If you have any specific facts or information then you should contact the MOE and start a file. Thats what a responsible person would do.
For the City does not test soil because this being a city, there are very few places in the old City that dont have some kind of pollution on them.
I feel for you especially in having to deal with deaths in your family that have come from a disease that affects us all, cancer. However, I don't think this is the proper forum to make such a blanket statement as the one you have made here. I went to an elementary school in the city that was the home to a former steel plant. When I was there, they made claims that the building was laced with asbestos. The fear had us being bused into another school for part of the year and in the end the claims were unfounded. The media snapped up the story and came in to interview kids from the sidewalks of our school as we played at recess. Kids! Asking us questions like "did we ever get nosebleeds or had headaches"? Which kid doesn't? But it was spun that it was because of where our school was! Great reporting eh? Using vulnerable kids wanting to be on the local news as their source! Then they reported on the teachers on staff who had suffered from cancer. Which school isn't affected by a disease like that especially when at the time we had a population of 500 students with a staff of at least 20! To boot, they even looked at the mortality rates in the area and claimed they were higher than normal. What they failed to mention was that we had a nursing home and a retirement home down the street from us. News flash: older people die, and often and quicker.
I'm not suggesting that what you have stated here isn't based in something, however, in this day and age my friend, our environmental footprint is wreaking havoc on your body right now, from the foods you eat, to the air you breathe to untested things like wifi, not to mention the cell phone you use to make your calls. So before you come here to fear monger, please think before. Families were affected because those companies also were not regulated and workers were working in unsafe facilities without any regards to their own protection. Again, it's sad to hear, but my grandfather worked in a paint factory with no protection to the fumes he was exposed to, and he smoked since he was 10 years old. He died at 92 because of his dementia but otherwise was healthy as an ox. So unfortunately, sometimes, it is is the luck of the draw and what is planned for us. Not to say we shouldn't be vigilant about putting industry in check, but posting here does nothing than fear monger.
My family lived in the junction, near the plating company which is now part
Of the playground of st. Rita's on Edwin. Every member of my immediate family has lung cancer or has died of the dease. That area is so contaminated with lead and other chemicals, that it would put the love canal to shame. So all you people who live in the junction and its immediate area, have your soil tested. Good luck