Starting up Cycle Toronto Ward 18 Group

Nov 28 2012 18:00
Nov 28 2012 20:00

Event details from Cycle Toronto:

Starting up the Ward 18 group again!

Hello Ward 18 cyclists (and anyone interested in Ward 18 cycling)!

There's a lot going on in the ward and a lot of opportunity and need for cyclists to have a say. If you're interested in becoming involved with advocacy and outreach efforts within the ward, please come out to an introductory meeting next Wednesday.

We'll discuss bike lanes, bike parking, BIXI, and some bike events coming up throughout next year. We're also looking to name one or two people to take on the "Ward Captain" leadership position from Bruce Ward, who has moved to Ward 14.

WHAT: Introductory meeting for Ward 18 cyclists
WHEN: Wednesday, November 28 at 6:00pm
WHERE: Arte Gelato (946 Bloor St W) -- technically a block outside Ward 18, but we couldn't resist the gelato

RSVP to so that we have an idea of numbers.

Thanks! See you there.

Siva Vijenthira
(Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator for Cycle Toronto)

GE Uranium Plant - Community Open House

Nov 22 2012 16:00
Nov 22 2012 20:00

Details from the Bloor West Villager:

Uranium plant hosts community open house

The GE-Hitachi nuclear facility at Lansdowne Avenue and Dupont Street is hosting a community open house Thursday, Nov. 22
The uranium processing plant is inviting area residents to learn more about its work at the event which takes place at the Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor St. W. from 4 to 8 p.m.

Public Meeting: Bloor GO / Air Rail Link Station

Dec 10 2012 18:30
Dec 10 2012 20:30

Event information from Metrolinx:

The Georgetown South (GTS) Project will provide infrastructure improvements to meet existing GO Transit ridership demand and future growth. It will also accommodate existing and future VIA Rail and CN freight train service as well as the new Air Rail Link between Union Station and Pearson International Airport.

Bloor GO Station Public Meeting
GO Transit is committed to keeping you informed about our construction activities and infrastructure projects. In keeping with The Big Move, Metrolinx’s regional transportation plan, we are planning to update and improve Bloor GO Station, making it a more modern link to safe, comfortable and convenient public transportation by early 2015. The project involves station enhancements, including a new barrier-free pedestrian tunnel and rehabilitation of the existing pedestrian access from Bloor Street. The improved Bloor GO Station will also feature an Air Rail Link stop, providing a seamless connection from Union Station to Pearson International Airport .

You are invited to attend our public information session to learn about the upcoming plans for Bloor GO Station. Representatives from GO Transit, as well as the project’s consultants, will be on hand to answer questions.

Monday, December 10 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Lithuanian House
1573 Bloor Street West

Daycare in the Junction Triangle- Perth Academy for Early Learning

Perth Academy for Early Learning

Is a licensed child care centre located in Perth Avenue Public School at 14 Ruskin Avenue.

The Centre is open Monday – Friday, 12 months of the year. Currently spaces are available for Pre-school, JK/SK and School-age children. We offer a Nursery Program for 2 hours every morning depending on availability. Please visit us on line at to learn more about our philosophy, mission statement everything our programs have to offer. We are excited to announce that we will be opening a toddler program in January 2013.

DIGIN Meeting: GE Uranium and Doors Open Davenport

Nov 14 2012 19:00
Nov 14 2012 20:15

Wednesday 14 November 2012
@ 7pm - 8:15pm

Bloor Gladstone Library

1101 Bloor Street West

DIG IN Meeting Agenda

  1. GE Plant at Dupont/Lansdowne - Nuclear manufacturing in our neighbourhood. What are the risks?

    Guests will include:
    MP Andrew Cash
    MPP Jonah Schein
    Activist Zach Ruiter
    GE representatives – Communications and Plant Manager

    *Councillor Cesar Palacio was invited but as of Thursday November 8th has not confirmed his attendance.

  2. Doors Open Davenport - brief update

G.E.'s Uranium Processing - Public Meeting

Nov 15 2012 19:00
Nov 15 2012 20:45

Click image to download event flyer in PDF format.

Thursday Nov 15
7 to 8:45pm
1900 Davenport Road
Davenport-Perth Community Health Centre

There's also a Facebook Page for this event:

Perth Avenue Public School - Home-style Craft and Gift Show

Dec 1 2012 12:00

Click image to download a PDF file of the flyer.

Event details from Sharon:

CALLING ALL ARTISANS! Perth Avenue Public School is hosting the Junction Triangle’s second annual Home-style Craft and Gift Show on December 1st. Rent a table to sell your wares for only $20 and a donation to the raffle table! The proceeds from the table rentals will go back into the school council fund to support arts programming like visiting authors and dance workshops, musical instruments and art supplies. Please contact Sharon Colwell at ASAP for more information or to book your table. Space is limited!

Community "Lot Party" This Saturday

Nov 3 2012 12:00
Nov 3 2012 19:00

A group of enthusiastic locals is throwing a "lot party" this Saturday November 3rd from noon until 7pm. The location is the lot (known as the dog walk field) north of Wallace and south of Ruskin along the Railpath.

Family activities will include face painting, apple bobbing, field sports and an arts and crafts station. There will be live music as well and it will be a great chance to meet neighbours and make new friends.

Lot Party PosterLot Party Poster

7th Annual Pumpkin Lighting in Carlton Park

Nov 1 2012 18:30
Nov 1 2012 23:59

Photo from Carlton Park Pumpkin Lighting, 2009: By Vic GedrisPhoto from Carlton Park Pumpkin Lighting, 2009: By Vic Gedris

PLEASE JOIN US for our annual Pumpkin Lighting in Carlton Park (on Edith Avenue) on Thursday, November 1st, 2012, starting at 6:30 p.m. and continuing to midnight.

Bring your jack-o-lanterns (with a tealight inside), line them up around the splash pond, and light them in a dazzling display of Halloween creativity that will delight children and adults alike. At midnight, the lights will be doused and the pumpkins left at the park for the City to pick up the next day for composting.

Children have a wonderful time dashing about and playing with each other in the twilight, while adults have a chance to visit and get to know their neighbours in this fun community-building event.

So invite your friends and neighbours, bring a thermos of hot cocoa or cider and your pumpkins, and come enjoy this creative community gathering before we all hibernate for the winter!

Green Line Ideas Competition

The following note comes from Victoria at Davenport MPP Jonah Schein's office. Although this "Green Line" would be just slightly outside the Junction Triangle, so of you may be interested in the idea (I certainly am).


Last week Helena Grdadolnik, with the Davenport Neighbourhood Resident's Association is developing a community project called the Green Line Ideas Competition. The competition will contribute to a vision for the public use of a hydro corridor/green space from Landsdowne and Davenport to Spadina, north of Dupont.

Helena has received support for the project from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Association of Architects, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Toronto Society of Architects and Spacing Magazine.

I told Helena that I would share this information with some active community members near the hydro corridor. Please get in touch with Helena if you are interested in this project. She is available by phone at 416 901 8055 and by email at


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