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  • Perth/St.Luigi Playground   24 weeks 6 days ago

    Is anyone else as disappointed with the "new" play ground as I am??? I realize the obstacles they had with the school being buried under the play ground but I think we could have gotten more out of the $100,000.

  • Ward 18 All Candidates Sustainable Transportation Meeting   24 weeks 6 days ago

    Hahaha.... Vic that post is almost too good to be real.

  • Ward 18 All Candidates Sustainable Transportation Meeting   25 weeks 18 hours ago

    The award for extremely late post-election comment goes to....
    ....
    ....drumroll
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    Anonymous!
    :)

  • Ward 18 All Candidates Sustainable Transportation Meeting   25 weeks 19 hours ago

    I hope Ana Bailao doesn't win. She voted to remove the Jarvis lanes and some of the Dupont lanes, and has done absolutely nothing about extending the rail path.

  • Noise Wall Committee Websites   25 weeks 1 day ago

    Did you know that Davenport MPP Cristina Martins has been caught impersonating a turtle? Or maybe she heard someone yell "air raid" because it has been all duck and cover for the newly elected member of the legislature. The Junction Triangle Rail Committee has been trying to call her out.
    You can find details on our Facebook page along with the exact location of those massive noise walls now under construction and more information about our efforts to meet Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca. https://www.facebook.com/groups/413180405403017/

  • Noise Wall Committee Websites   25 weeks 5 days ago

    Timely! I too am wondering what's up with her and am emailing an inquiry (far more general than yours) from over in the Brockton corner of Davenport.

  • Junction Triangle T-Shirt Contest Results   25 weeks 5 days ago

    Congrats to all the entrants. And the winner! Kelly's design to me was reminiscent of something out of Spike Lee's movie posters...great stuff.

  • Noise Wall Committee Websites   25 weeks 6 days ago

    From the Junction Triangle Rail Committee mailbox, local resident Kris Erickson writes to Davenport MPP Cristina Martins:

    Dear Cristina,

    I’m a resident, and I’ve been waiting since the election to see or hear some activity from you in the community. So far I’ve seen none, and heard less. In this vein, I am writing to offer some advice.

    I believe the rather divisive issue of the noise barriers that are going up beside the West Toronto Railpath - after a really problematic consultation process with residents and stakeholders - is one issue where you might begin to connect with your constituents. Greener, more aesthetically engaging options for the barrier are available, but Metrolinx is pushing for what appears to be the lowest cost option. It is also an option that appears to celebrate the local community (through commissioned public art), but risks undermining that bond with a very ambiguous plan to maintain and support the installed art. I am well aware of your commitments to Hon. Michael Chan as his Parliamentary Assistant, but I also believe it’s time for you to listen to local community groups and take action to intervene in this installation process.

    Another way of building up what seems to be your rather poor relationship with the community is to follow up on your campaign promise to push for *clean* transit and, accordingly, to renew calls for *immediate electrification of the Georgetown line* as your active and vocal predecessor, Jonah Schein, did so loudly and unambiguously. At the very least, I expect you to hold your government to account for then-Minister Glen Murray’s promise of *electrification by 2017.* (The promise, for your reference, can be seen at https://twitter.com/Glen4ONT/status/312227689350197250/photo/1)

    I’m sure you are aware of these issues, and have been in touch with local community organizations like the Junction Triangle Rail Committee and the Clean Train Coalition. In case you haven’t, I have CC-ed them, as well as some of your colleagues at Queens Park. I’m sure they’re eager to see what you will do in defense and support of your constituents.

    I look forward to hearing more from you in the very near future - I’m sorry to say that, at the moment, I feel the silence is deafening.

    Sincerely,
    Kris Erickson
    Junction Triangle Resident

  • Junction Triangle T-Shirt Contest Results   25 weeks 6 days ago

    Congrats Eric, My Fave was Kelly Payne.
    Cheers!
    -P

  • Noise Wall Committee Websites   26 weeks 1 day ago

    CALL TO ACTION! With noise wall construction just underway in the Junction Triangle, area residents have a choice to either accept this poorly conceived piece of infrastructure or make a goal line stand to improve the situation - we still want a greener solution than concrete and plexiglass that will simply provide a massive canvas for graffiti despite all of the PR spin from Metrolinx.
    Since being elected just over five months ago, Davenport MPP Cristina Martins has remained invisible on the issue of electrification and noise walls. E-mails and telephone calls from the Junction Triangle Rail Committee have gone unanswered.
    Now with the help of Julie Dzerowicz, a candidate for the federal Liberal nomination in Davenport, we are making another attempt to meet with the Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca. As a colleague and member of the government, Cristina Martins is well positioned to help open the Minister's door to a meeting.
    If you want to help, please take a minute and call Cristina Martins. Ask her to stand with the residents she represents by arranging a meeting with the Minister ASAP. If you don't get her on the phone, leave a message and ask her to call you back. If you hear nothing, please keep calling. The number is 416-535-3158. This is Cristina's opportunity to show us that she is more than just a go-along backbencher. Many thanks!

    More information about noise walls and electrification can be found on our Facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/413180405403017/

  • Bloor Improvement Group AGM   26 weeks 2 days ago

    "organized stalking" ? What are you talking about?

  • Is Colt Paper at 151 Sterling Rd the Oldest Business in the Triangle Junction?   26 weeks 2 days ago

    I also can't think of any other continuously-run business older than Cowan's -> Rowntree -> Nestle. Laura Secord fits into that timeline in at least the 70's too (Ref: http://www.ic.gc.ca/app/opic-cipo/trdmrks/srch/vwTrdmrk.do;jsessionid=00...)

    Toronto Hydro, though a municipally-owned corporation, built their 30 Edwin Ave. substation in 1911, and have used it continuously since.
    http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/1998/agendas/council/cc/cc980708/to8rpt/cl...

    -Vic

  • Is Colt Paper at 151 Sterling Rd the Oldest Business in the Triangle Junction?   26 weeks 2 days ago

    Thank you for the great piece on the history of our company, Colt Paper.
    I learned alot about the history of the Sterling Rd. /Perth neighbourhood that I didn't even know about.
    We are a proud member of this community.

  • Bloor Improvement Group AGM   26 weeks 2 days ago

    That's a pretty broad and general accusation. If there's something like this happening, I hope you're dealing with the police. If there's anything that should be made public, you need to share specific details.

  • Bloor Improvement Group AGM   26 weeks 2 days ago

    There are a lot of people involve in organized stalking in your area, targeting certain people and stalking them for years, if you know this is going on bring attention to it with articles or a lot of people could get hurt or killed, we have had enough!

  • Is Colt Paper at 151 Sterling Rd the Oldest Business in the Triangle Junction?   26 weeks 3 days ago

    Scythes Flags which is now Flying Colours at 128 Sterling was formed in 1910 although I am not sure how long they have been on Sterling.

    The owner of Colt told me his building used to be the storage facility for People's Jewellers and included security for their goods.

  • Is Colt Paper at 151 Sterling Rd the Oldest Business in the Triangle Junction?   26 weeks 4 days ago

    Cowan's chocolate factory on Sterling was built in 1904-1905. The company was sold to Rowntree in the 1980's and it was later taken over by Nestle's. The business is still there, just under different management.
    Irv Ungerman who ran Royce Dupont Chickens closed his poultry company a number of years ago, but he still runs his business affairs from a neighbourhood office and is a significant land owner in the area.
    Ontario Hardwood Lumber has been around since the 1950's I believe. While the wood lot and mill were moved out of the neighbourhood ages ago, the office remains in operation on Perth Avenue.
    Great to have Colt Paper still in the area even if the title of "Oldest Business" is an uncertain claim.

  • Noise Wall Committee Websites   27 weeks 17 hours ago

    The Villager has published a story today about the start of noise wall construction in the Junction Triangle along the West Toronto Railpath. http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/5145823-metrolinx-noise-wall-con...

  • Annual Junction Triangle Craft and Home Style Sale 2014   27 weeks 2 days ago

    Good reminder of the craft show this Saturday in The Villager: http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/5032094-support-arts-programming...

  • Annual Junction Triangle Craft and Home Style Sale 2014   27 weeks 6 days ago

    Hey! We have a new twitter handle, so follow us for some fun and the countdown to the craft show, happening on Saturday November 22, 2014!

    @JTCraftShow

  • Corner of Lansdowne and Dupont   28 weeks 18 hours ago

    i see, i wonder what is going to be built in that lot. it's a big lot.

  • Corner of Lansdowne and Dupont   28 weeks 22 hours ago

    That was considered, but because of the ongoing legal issues over three contamination, the police chose to make their new station at Davenport and Osler a few years ago.

  • Corner of Lansdowne and Dupont   28 weeks 22 hours ago

    they should really put up a police station in that TTC lot south of wallace on lansdowne...that is going to make the area a lot better

  • Corner of Lansdowne and Dupont   28 weeks 23 hours ago

    Well put. Lets be careful dont to demonize everybody because of a few. That corner has improved over the years just as the whole area has. One thing that changes an area is eyes on the street and with the development and stores and new library there will be a lot more people around. As expressed in the idea of a "donut city" the marginalized are being pushed out of downtown to the burbs but even middle income people are finding it harder to afford housing downtown. It will be interesting to see how long that coffee Time landowner wants to hold out....I think a developer will look to buy it and the 2 towers.

  • Fuse Condos - Lansdowne & Dupont   28 weeks 23 hours ago

    There is a Freshco a block away and Drug store.