Wednesday 14 November 2012
@ 7pm - 8:15pm
Bloor Gladstone Library
1101 Bloor Street West
DIG IN Meeting Agenda
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.
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Thursday Nov 15
7 to 8:45pm
1900 Davenport Road
Davenport-Perth Community Health Centre
There's also a Facebook Page for this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/397186077021585/
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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 email@example.com ASAP for more information or to book your table. Space is limited!
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone interesting in local planning issues in the Junction Triangle or anywhere in Ward 18 may be interested in attending this meeting hosted by councillor Ana Bailao. You can download a PDF copy of the event flyer here.
Dear Ward 18 Community [please distribute this notice to your group members and any others who may be interested]:
As you are no doubt aware, Ward 18 is going through a great deal of growth and development due to the fact that we live in a very desirable area. Many new developments are currently being proposed and this will have a future impact on Ward 18. While change is coming, we have a tremendous opportunity to manage this change, to guide this process, and to work together for a combined vision of what we want to see for our neighbourhoods.
I strongly believe that at the heart of a successful planning process is the involvement and feedback of local residents. For this reason, I have organized a Ward-wide Planning Townhall, to invite residents to review and comment on the various development applications coming forward. On October 27th from 1:00-4:00PM, please join me, members of City Planning, local developers, community groups and fellow neighbours at St. Helen's School (1196 College Street).
Please review the information presented in the attached flyer and contact my office if you have any questions.
I hope to see you there!
And here is the meeting agenda:
The following meeting announcement come from Kelly Thornton at Metrolinx:
When: Thu, 1 November, 18:30 – 20:30
Where: 2054 Davenport Road, Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Police Service 11 Division) (map)
Description: Join us for the West Toronto Diamond Project Public Meeting to get an update on construction and what to look forward to in 2013.
At around 8:30pm tonight, an 18 year-old man was stabbed in the abdomen near Wallace and Campbell Avenues.
Only a few details so far in the news:
From the Toronto Star:
An 18-year-old man was stabbed multiple times after a fight broke out in the Bloor St. W. and Lansdowne Ave. area Friday night.
Now magazine has a story about the GE plant on Lansdowne just north of Dupont. As a journalist I must say that I found this story sloppy and a bit alarmist but felt people would want to read it so I posted it.