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  • Cheese Store in the JT?   25 weeks 3 days ago

    OMG yes! We love cheese! There are some chedse stores not too far into the Junction and down Roncies, but they aren't close enough that I can shop there regularly. I also find their prices extremely high (especially Junction Fromagerie). I am happy to pay for quality, but it's nice to have some chesses on the slightly cheaper side, like stores in Kensington Market if possible. Seriously, I cannot stress enough how much we would shop at your store!

  • Cheese Store in the JT?   25 weeks 3 days ago

    A cheese shop would be wonderful! I'd far prefer to go up the street than to a large chain.

  • Cheese Store in the JT?   25 weeks 3 days ago

    We'd certainly shop there. Would also love a green grocer.

  • Cheese Store in the JT?   25 weeks 3 days ago
    Yes

    I agree with what most of the others have said: I would definitely shop there! And I also wish we had a green grocer.

  • Cheese Store in the JT?   25 weeks 3 days ago

    I love the idea of a cheese shop but if you're looking for sustainability the neighbourhood is screaming for a vegetable and fruit store. A combination of both could be very successful.

  • Cheese Store in the JT?   25 weeks 3 days ago

    Yes! I would love to see a cheese shop in the hood. Would shop there in a second.
    Now, if we can only get a green grocer and a butcher on board....

  • Cheese Store in the JT?   25 weeks 3 days ago

    First off, I love cheese and I love my neighbourhood! Though, I must say while our community would love to support more local businesses, I do not believe a cheese shop would be sustainable – not yet. What makes the JT unique is that we are still a mixed community. I would anticipate a cheese shop to cater mostly to a higher end clientele that has more expendable income. As much as this pains me to say, I would suggest that The Junction or Bloor West neighbourhoods would help your business thrive better than the JT.

    And I agree with the previous poster – the JT NEEDS a green grocer, first and foremost!

  • Cheese Store in the JT?   25 weeks 3 days ago

    Yes please!! I would shop there in a heartbeat.

  • Cheese Store in the JT?   25 weeks 3 days ago
    YES

    Yes, this is something I feel is lacking in the community.

  • Cheese Store in the JT?   25 weeks 3 days ago

    Yes! The JT community is in need of places to shop locally. I think you would find lots of support. I would also considering carrying some produce as there are no green grocers in the area....

  • Junction Triangle Population   25 weeks 4 days ago

    Any idea as to when this construction is slated to start? And what exactly is happening along dupont?

  • Junction Triangle Population   25 weeks 5 days ago

    With the new construction at Dupont and Lansdowne, coming to Campbell and Dupont, bottom of Edwin, the Church on Perth when those units are done, and the old Solways site - not to mention south of Bloor in the old factory area when that whole mega project gets some sort of approval?... Things around here are a gonna change, and thank god for transit and bikes - and walking!

  • Perth/St.Luigi Playground   27 weeks 6 days ago

    It would be nice to see where the money was spent, and how much in total. From what I've read $50,000 came from MLSE's Team Up competition that Perth/St.Luigi won. Another $55,000 came from Ana Bailao's summer bbq. Also Ana had a motion at city hall that released section 37 funds for the purpose of the playground, not sure what this amounted to.

    So from those dollar totals, and whatever the additional funding was...we have track that is not rubber, the so called soccer pitch is using the existing rusted nets that were moved on the same bare asphalt. They even lost two existing hockey nets that were permanently on the asphalt.

    I hate to say this, but for the kids I don't see how anything is different. We could have just painted lines on the asphalt and called it a track, and then left the soccer and hockey nets as is.

  • Perth/St.Luigi Playground   28 weeks 3 days ago

    Am I mistaken but wasn't this also part of an Mlse grant for 100k? If that is added on to the 200k that was raised am I correct in saying that's a total of 300k? I'm ignorant about construction but that seems like a lot of money for the product. For 100k we redid a whole floor in a house! I just don't get it...

  • Noise Wall Committee Websites   28 weeks 4 days ago

    Sorry to report this evening that our Goal Line Stand for a greener solution to noise mitigation than massive walls of concrete and plexiglass has been unsuccessful. Cristina Martins has failed to secure a meeting with Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca.
    We can speculate endlessly about whether our rookie MPP is either incompetent or unwillingly to work for a better outcome (she does lives in Willowdale). If you are a Liberal and the only thing you stand for is re-election, why get soiled trying to do the right thing?
    For Steven Del Duca it is easier to let this play out, blame it on his predecessors and avoid wearing the issue by getting involved.
    There are more battles ahead. Metrolinx temporarily shelved plans to elevate the Barrie GO line tracks (that form our Eastern border) from Bloor Street to Davenport when the ruckus over the UP Express go so heated. They will be returning to the issue before long. It just won't be the Junction Triangle Rail Committee waging the battle. Fighting an arms length government agency like Metrolinx has proven to be pointless when they have so clearly got Transportation Ministers under their thumb. There is a new one almost every year and that works totally to he advantage of the political hacks and PR operatives who run the organization.
    The Rail Committee is not hanging around to point fingers or say "We told you". We are now officially closed for business. Many thanks to all of the residents who have been vocal about the issue of electrification and noise walls. We never would have tough it out so long without your support!

  • Perth/St.Luigi Playground   28 weeks 5 days ago

    Parents raised the money. TDSB did not put a dime. What do you want for $ 200 000 bucks. You have to rent the machinery, pay the dump trucks, fencing, and labour. I just did my upstairs washroom for $ 10 000 bucks, get a quote to repave your driveway!!!!!!! What they did with the little money they had is not that bad!!!!!!!!!!

  • Perth/St.Luigi Playground   28 weeks 5 days ago

    Parents raised the money. TDSB did not put a dime. What do you want for $ 200 000 bucks. You have to rent the machinery, pay the dump trucks, fencing, and labour. I just did my upstairs washroom for $ 10 000 bucks, get a quote to repave your driveway!!!!!!! What they did with the little money they had is not that bad!!!!!!!!!!

  • Noise Wall Committee Websites   29 weeks 4 days ago

    The fares for the new UP Diesel Express have been announced ($27 one-way). The Ontario Auditor General has reviewed the operations of Metrolinx (not so good). And residents have been commenting on the role of Davenport MPP Cristina Martins in this mess (even worse).

    The Junction Triangle Rail Committee has it all and more. Come and join us!

    Kevin Putnam
    Junction Triangle Rail Committee @
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/413180405403017/

  • Ward 18 All Candidates Sustainable Transportation Meeting   29 weeks 6 days ago

    Anonymous postings should be eliminated from the site. It is too frequently abused by people who are unwilling to put their names to their ridiculous assertions.

  • Ward 18 All Candidates Sustainable Transportation Meeting   29 weeks 6 days ago

    And the award for not knowing what you are talking about goes to....."Anonymous".

    I have been involved with Railpath for quite some time and have worked with Ana Bailao on a number of issues related to expansion. I think all stakeholders would agree that she has helped the process move along so that in 2016 we will have shovels in the ground. She has helped navigate the complicated relations with Metrolinx and we are in the preliminary stages of expanding north to St. Clair.

    I find it somewhat amusing that 2 days before this post was put up Ana and Mike Layton were holding a public consultation on Sudbury street about Railpath attended by about 50 people. I would take a guess that since Ana has been in office we have had at least 40 meetings with her about Railpath.

    If you are going to disparage people at least have your facts straight.

  • Perth/St.Luigi Playground   30 weeks 1 day ago

    Yes, many thanks to the community for their efforts in the project. But I have to agree, we were expecting more...much more. The material on the track is just not feasible for our climate. The design is really awkward as it's not a full track in the sense I would understand it. Circular in shape that is. Also, they just re-used the existing soccer nets(without even as much as painting them) and what is the purpose of that planter box? TDSB is a beast of an organization as many mentioned but with that kind of money, I wonder if much of it was spent in labor costs as the materials certainly don't reflect that kind of money! The middle of the track wasn't even scraped to be re-paved.

  • Parking Spot for Rent   30 weeks 2 days ago

    Hi there, curious to know where the spot is and the cost
    Monthly? Thank you!
    Christie Johnson

  • Perth/St.Luigi Playground   30 weeks 3 days ago

    Sorry TuffyRocks, did not mean to put you on the defensive. The School Board is a monster unlike any other. Everything is super expensive and takes an unusual amount of time. It took a lot of effort by a group of parents, not me, to make phase one happen. Phase two will require another group of parents to knock themselves out. The School Board does not have the resources, it will only happen if there are people able to dedicate the time.

  • Perth/St.Luigi Playground   30 weeks 3 days ago

    Kevin,

    I'm not trying to demean or degrade any effort by the parents (I'm one of them) and/or the community. I know the hard work that went in to planning and raising the money. Is there going to be a phase two? I just don't see $250,000 worth of improvements. If I'm wrong than I apologize to all involved. If there is a phase two let me know where I can sign up.

  • Perth/St.Luigi Playground   30 weeks 3 days ago

    The schoolyard project opened today at Perth Avenue Public School is phase one of upgrades planned for the yard. The initial $250,000 could not cover all of the design wishes, so this is a scaled-back version of the original plan. The money for this project has been raised by parents in the community. Many thanks for all of their efforts!!
    If you would like to see more improvements, please consider getting involved. Our neighbourhood has lots of potential and loads of great ideas, just not enough hands to make everything happen.