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  • Davenport Diamond Grade Separation   37 weeks 6 days ago

    The possibility of a Lappin-Antler connection on the north side of Campbell Park is one of the bigger potential benefits of this. Several years back, there were discussions about making a pedestrian bridge here.

    However, in 2012 during one of the City's big property selloffs, they sold the empty lot at 90 Ward St. (basically the stub of Lappin Ave.) to the owners of 80 Ward St., which I think will just continue to be used as parking.

    Some detail here:

    This may make it difficult (impossible?) to get a connection through there. There's still supposed to be a 3m wide easement for Hydro, plus some other unspecified size easements for Bell and maybe a path could be squeezed through?


  • Davenport Diamond Grade Separation   37 weeks 6 days ago

    Hi Joan,

    There's no actual Residents' Association. I know various community groups around the area will be following this closely though. E.g. DIGIN.

    If any organized effort will be made on this issue, probably best to start sooner than later.

    I'm personally reserving judgement on it until I hear some more detail over the next couple of weeks.


  • Davenport Diamond Grade Separation   37 weeks 6 days ago

    Is the residents association planning to get involved in protesting this proposal. This will have an impact on residents well beyond the impact of the Go line parallel to Dundas Street. Do people know construction is planned to begin within two years. That there is no funding in place for any of the promised amenities.

  • Bloor-Perth Underpass Art Project Consultation   38 weeks 3 days ago

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  • Baguette and Co.   39 weeks 17 hours ago

    Just wondering?

  • Baguette and Co.   40 weeks 5 hours ago

    Thanks! I'll have to check that out...

  • Baguette and Co.   40 weeks 20 hours ago

    Baguette and Co already opened up

  • Baguette and Co.   40 weeks 1 day ago

    So is this thread saying there is a sandwich place opening up(or has opened up) at Dupont and Edwin. Having been by that part so now am intrigued...

  • Baguette and Co.   40 weeks 2 days ago

    banh mi will be great...better yet serve pho as well...i will for sure come by often..haha

  • Baguette and Co.   40 weeks 2 days ago

    Bagette and Co. is very cool, they have great Bánh mì at reasonable prices.

    North corner of Dupont and Edwin will be a gardening store.

  • Potential Salon Opening   40 weeks 3 days ago

    i dont know if this neighbourhood want or is ready for a salon of this caliber..i can not speak for everyone...but a salon of this is definitely not for me..i am currently paying $20 (for men)...and i think im already paying too much...again..i can not speak for anyone else but myself..and i am only speaking for myself the way..does anyone know where to get a haircut cheaper than $20...i dont mind saving a few more dollars since i have a mortgage to pay, kids to raise and parents to

  • Potential Salon Opening   40 weeks 3 days ago

    it all depends on the biggest variable which is the price...and ppl dont go out of their way to get a is normally close to home..or close to if there is already a place close to work..then it is just as convenient as it is close to that dollar value is really pointless if ppl are not really going out of their way nor on the is simply just on the way home after the work...

  • Potential Salon Opening   40 weeks 4 days ago

    Interesting point, I'd put a dollar value on being able to walk (and on time saved) to a place where I'd feel comfortable getting a haircut in the area instead of having to head out of my way somewhere on the weekend, which is what i do now to get my hair done.

  • Potential Salon Opening   40 weeks 4 days ago

    i hear ya...i hope you can become sucessful...i was just speaking from a consumer's point of view...if you were buying similar goods/services, would you consider the different costs associated with each seller/provider, or you would be more concerned about the cost that you have to pay to obtain that particular good/service?...i think most people will consider the cost they have to this area where most of us work hard to earn our dollars...even though we are willing to help local businesses.......we are only hurting our own pockets if it requires spending more for similar goods/services found else where...wonder who's going to help us at the end?...that's all....i'm sure we can help in other ways..but if it requires us spending more money...then that's tough right?...if the price is right...i personally will come to you everytime..if the price is too high...feel free to state what other form of help you need.....thanks.

  • Potential Salon Opening   40 weeks 6 days ago

    Thank-you for your feedback. When I first moved to Toronto in 2001, I paid these prices for a haircut then even as a student. The businesses that charge less that you speak of have been in the neighbourhood for years and most of them own the buildings they are in. Therefore only having to pay property taxes. The prices that I charge have actually been the same for about 8 years, only to have a small raise with the HST tax. That means as an entrepreneur I haven't experienced a raise in 8 years. The "price" I have no problem paying, in order to work for myself. If I charged less I would not be able to afford the commercial rent in any neighbourhood in Toronto. At my current prices I can only now afford to pay commercial rent in the Junction Triangle. Commercial rent like residential is growing at an increasingly rapid pace, pushing out small business unfortunately and making it so that bigger business is the only kind that can afford to be in any neighbourhood. I assume for most residents of our smaller toronto neighbourhoods, that the idea of their own area turning into a gentrified, generic commercial business hub is less than ideal.

    I appreciate your comment and hope this opens you up to helping small, local business growth.

  • Potential Salon Opening   41 weeks 4 days ago

    i personally would not feel comfortable paying this much for a haircut around here when more established salons in the downtown core offer similar maybe want to charge less...just my 2 cent...

  • Potential Salon Opening   41 weeks 5 days ago

    That is a very good point. The more good businesses the more the local residents will shop, local.

  • Potential Salon Opening   42 weeks 1 day ago

    I agree, the more new businesses & services the better,

    Remember we are still a somewhat smaller voice considering lots of development is already on the way/happening, within 12-18mths we will likely need many more indie startups to meet demand and keep residents shopping in area

    I think the timing is right if one wants to grow with the area

  • Potential Salon Opening   42 weeks 1 day ago

    By caliber I meant my price point. The junction triangle has a couple of salons and has had more in the past. None of which we're in this same price range. All past(too my knowledge)and even current are at a much lower price point.

  • Potential Salon Opening   42 weeks 1 day ago

    Thanks for the feedback. Neighbourhood support is what would keep my business growing.

  • Potential Salon Opening   42 weeks 1 day ago

    Most new businesses come up with a 3-5 year plan. As I said in my post I have a very loyal/full clientele. I can support a business on my own. I do however want to be able to bring other stylists on board. I was hoping for feedback on foot traffic, drive-by traffic, neighbourhood resident support that sort of thing. Any suggestions for how I go about my market research? I do live and work in a very close neighbourhood and have for years, which gives me a bit of insight. I have talked and will continue to speak with other local business owners as well.

  • Junction Triangle T-Shirt Contest Results   42 weeks 4 days ago

    Not sure if anyone has posted the site where you can order your Junction Triangle t-shirts. This is the spot:

  • Potential Salon Opening   42 weeks 4 days ago

    i would think not....
    have you done market research? i would suggest u do that in detail before u open a shop only to close it 3 months later! SUccess is 90% planning, 10% action!

  • Potential Salon Opening   42 weeks 5 days ago

    I live on Dupont West of Symington and would certainly love something that close to home.

  • Potential Salon Opening   42 weeks 5 days ago

    I think the more new business that move in to the area the better!

    Can I ask what you mean by "caliber" of salon? Do you have examples of the type of hair salons your shop would be like?