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Jane's Walk: Intriguing, industrial, Sterling Road!!

Sterling Rd., looking north, 1912-14: City of Toronto Archives: Fonds 1244, Item 7203Sterling Rd., looking north, 1912-14: City of Toronto Archives: Fonds 1244, Item 7203
This Jane's Walk will take place on Sunday May 3 at 1:00 PM (also on Friday May 1, 2015 at 6:00 PM). Details are on the Jane's Walk website.

Come explore the quirky and intriguing history of the old industrial Sterling Road! Located in the Junction Triangle, this short, hilly and winding road runs from Dundas West to Bloor St. West and houses a century old chocolate factory, the Tower Automotive Building- once Canada's tallest building, a circus school, a flag factory, an axe-throwing league, and numerous artists and designers studio's among other intrigues. We will start the walk at the north-west corner of Dundas West and Sterling, where the PATH begins and make our way north towards Bloor, pointing out specific buildings, and chatting about their histories, how they've changed, and what they currently house. This tour will also feature rare glimpses into the interiors of several artists studio's so that walkers can gain access into the world of working artists and designers. This vibrant and yet gritty industrial neighbourhood is on the brink of gentrification and changing rapidly. Come view it in transition with your hosts Catto and Elise Houghton!

We will be meeting at the North West corner of the intersection at Sterling Road and Dundas West next to the PATH. You can't miss us.

Jane's Walk: Intriguing, industrial, Sterling Road!!

Sterling Rd., looking north, 1912-14: City of Toronto Archives: Fonds 1244, Item 7203Sterling Rd., looking north, 1912-14: City of Toronto Archives: Fonds 1244, Item 7203
This Jane's Walk will take place on Friday May 1, 2015 at 6:00 PM (repeated on Sunday May 3 at 1:00 PM). Details are on the Jane's Walk website.

Come explore the quirky and intriguing history of the old industrial Sterling Road! Located in the Junction Triangle, this short, hilly and winding road runs from Dundas West to Bloor St. West and houses a century old chocolate factory, the Tower Automotive Building- once Canada's tallest building, a circus school, a flag factory, an axe-throwing league, and numerous artists and designers studio's among other intrigues. We will start the walk at the north-west corner of Dundas West and Sterling, where the PATH begins and make our way north towards Bloor, pointing out specific buildings, and chatting about their histories, how they've changed, and what they currently house. This tour will also feature rare glimpses into the interiors of several artists studio's so that walkers can gain access into the world of working artists and designers. This vibrant and yet gritty industrial neighbourhood is on the brink of gentrification and changing rapidly. Come view it in transition with your hosts Catto and Elise Houghton!

We will be meeting at the North West corner of the intersection at Sterling Road and Dundas West next to the PATH. You can't miss us.

Meeting: Odours from the Nitta Gelatin facility

This event notice came via the Junction Triangle Parents Facebook Group:

Attention neighbours on Campbell, Rankin and on Wallace between Campbell and Rankin and vicinity:

There will be a follow up meeting to discuss the odours from the Nitta Gelatin facility on March 12th, at 6:30pm in Florrie’s Room at the Davenport Perth Neighbourhood Community Health Centre, 1904 Davenport Rd. Jonah Schein will be joined by Councillor Ana Bailao, Toronto Public Health, the Ministry of the Environment, and Nitta Gelatin representatives.

There's an existing discussion forum about Nitta's odour issues on this site here:
http://www.junctiontriangle.ca/node/1661

Jane's Walk: Doors Open Davenport

A Jane's Walk, organized by DIGIN, visiting various locations around the Junction Triangle and Bloordale:

Click to download PDF copy of the event flyer.

GE Uranium Plant - Community Open House

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.

158 Sterling Road Final Cleanup by Rio-Tinto

Tower Automotive, Sterling Rd.: Photo by Vic Gedris, 2009-02-28.Tower Automotive, Sterling Rd.: Photo by Vic Gedris, 2009-02-28.

Philip from the South Perth and Sterling Rd. Residents Association writes:

Just so residents know there will be the final stages of soil removal happening over the next few months.

Please let folks know that work will be visible over the next couple of months and we will be having trucks on the streets with the same safety precautions. Also we have a dust control plan and air monitoring program for when the work is underway.

Thanks,

Philip

Could the Junction Triangle Become the Next Liberty Village?

From Torontoist:

Could the Junction Triangle Become the Next Liberty Village?

An ambitious development could introduce major change to this tiny west-end neighborhood.
BY BRONWYN KIENAPPLE

While the brownfield on Sterling Road just east of the West Toronto Railpath is known to most as a first-class eyesore, a proposed development might not only revitalize the property, but possibly also the chronically underdeveloped Junction Triangle neighbourhood that surrounds it. That is, if the City of Toronto and corporate interests can agree it should be built.

The Junction Triangle is enclosed by three sets of railway tracks, a tall, skinny area that roughly runs south and west of Lansdowne and Dupont, narrowing to a point at Dundas West. It’s a bit south and a bit east of the Junction—the two are distinct neighbourhoods—and hasn’t yet seen the same revitalization the Junction has. The brownfield in the Junction Triangle was formerly Tower Automotive, a sheet-casing facility built in the early 20th century that closed in 2006. Its machining buildings have since been razed, though a 10-storey tower, designated a heritage property and popular with urban explorers, still stands. Castlepoint Realty Partners purchased the property in 2008. Their hope is to turn the area into a mixed-use neighborhood, in the vein of Liberty Village or the Distillery District.

Notes from 362 Wallace Meeting (July 26 2011)

Proposed 362 Wallace Ave. Development - Aerial ViewProposed 362 Wallace Ave. Development - Aerial View

The following notes from the July 26th 2011 public meeting regarding redevelopment of the 362 Wallace Ave. lands are from Shona Kennedy, a resident of Macauley Ave. Edited by me for web formatting. Photos of the display boards were provided by Joanna.

Please note that all drawings and plans are preliminary, and not finalized! Discussions between the developer, City, and local residents will bring about many changes.

Preliminary Meeting – 362 Wallace Proposed Development

IN ATTENDANCE:

  • Councilor Ana Bailao
  • Owners/Developers – Fred Ruth (Somerset Homes) Nick & Conrad (Torbel Group)
  • Architect – Kregg Fordyce
  • Members of the community

Community Meeting - Sterling Rd. Developments

The following meeting notice regarding the former Tower Automotive lands on Sterling Rd. is from Philip at the South Perth and Sterling Road Residents Association:

Castlepoint Developments
& The South Perth and Sterling Road Residents Association
invite You to Attend an Important
Community Meeting for The Sterling Road Redevelopment Project

Please join us on April 20th for a community update on the redevelopment of 158 Sterling Road

Location: Church of the Firstborn, 72 Perth Ave.
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Agenda

  • Drop in open house 6:30 – 7:00 pm
  • Presentation 7:00 – 8:00 pm
    • Welcome and Introductions (John O’Keefe, Castlepoint)
    • Project Overview and Update (Pino Di Mascio, Urban Strategies)
    • Master Plan (Gianni Ria, Page and Steeles Architects)
    • Summary and Next Steps (Alfredo Romano, Castlepoint Principal)
    • Question and Answer and Review of Panels 8:00 -9:00 pm

*Snacks and beverages will be provided*

You may also be interested in seeing the notes and discussions from the January 2010 meeting.

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