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  • Junction Triangle T-Shirt Contest Results   3 years 10 weeks 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   3 years 10 weeks 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   3 years 10 weeks ago

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

  • Potential Salon Opening   3 years 10 weeks 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?

  • Google Maps and Street View - Our neighbourhood   3 years 11 weeks ago

    I noticed tonight that Google Maps now shows the extension of Edwin Ave. from Ruskin Ave. down to Wallace Ave., through the currently under construction Wallace Walk (former Glidden factory) site:

    Also...Ruskin Ave. Streetview now has my photo walking down Ruskin Ave. :) I took photos of the car as it went by too. August 15 2014.

  • Dodge Plant Fire   3 years 11 weeks ago

    very cool update, thanks, Vic!

  • Dodge Plant Fire   3 years 11 weeks ago

    Stumbled across this on Flickr and followed the link to

    The Dodge Manufacturing Co. has a wonderfully detailed article in the Jan-June 1913 edition of Canadian machinery and Metalworking, including lengthy textual descriptions, photos, and a site map.

    Here's the site map on Flickr:

    ...which links to the complete article on (starting on Page 25):


  • Perth/St.Luigi Playground   3 years 12 weeks ago

    A great volunteer opportunity still exists for neighbourhood parents. Despite all of the "discussion" about Phase 1 of the Perth Public School playground, no one has stepped forward to lead the next round of improvements. If you are willing to devote time over the next couple of years raising money and building a group dedicated helpers, this could be just the job for you. Generations of children will be grateful and you will receive an education into the mysterious workings of the Toronto District School Board. Just call the office (416-393-1410) and let the principal Janice know you're ready to make our neighbourhood even better.

  • Redevelopment of the Wallace-Perth Church property (Union Lofts)   3 years 12 weeks ago

    Apparently there's a petition circulating in the neighbourhood regarding the "Praise the Loft" slogan.

    Though I think the slogan is kind of cheesy (and cheeky!), the reaction is kind of hilarious....

    The Villager has an article:

  • Dog poop Wallace at the Railpath   3 years 12 weeks ago

    A growth industry.

    New York times had a story about one condo where the poop issue vanished the day the program was instituted.

  • Corner of Lansdowne and Dupont   3 years 12 weeks ago

    Hi Everyone! I'm looking to buy an apartment and found one at the Junction, I don't know the area that much but I have read that is growing. I currently live around Queen st and it will be a big change for me. I have gone around there for summer but I would like to hear from the neighbors how is living there? Is it a walkable area? I'm sorry for all the questions, but it's my first big purchase and I don't want to mess it up. I heard also about the contamination, the train noise. The building I'm looking at it's the one at Heitzman.

    Thank you! :)

  • Dog poop Wallace at the Railpath   3 years 12 weeks ago

    with all of the great off leash parks in the immediate area, it is such a shame that people just don't care. Wish there was a better way to communicate to the dog owners who don't want to obey the rules, but unfortunately these people will never learn. For the record, I think there are many more fantastic dog owners than bad ones, but the bad ones are the ones that cause the issues

  • Corner of Lansdowne and Dupont   3 years 12 weeks ago

    I've heard stories of the contamination, but I've never experienced it. I've been living in the area for 7 years. I've also have never heard of anyone having health issues because of it.
    The best thing to do is contact the city councellor in the area who HAS to keep track of all of this. Better have actual numbers than rely on people guessing.

  • Junction Triangle Population   3 years 12 weeks ago

    with the contamination found in the lot that used to be owned by the TTC south of wallance on lansdowne, and the contamination that GE produces, is there any risk of living around the area?

  • Corner of Lansdowne and Dupont   3 years 12 weeks ago

    Just one question neighbours, is it safe to live around this lot? it's confirmed that there is contamination, so what effects it has on the surrounding neighbours who live there? any health issues?

  • Dog poop Wallace at the Railpath   3 years 12 weeks ago

    I think this has become a general phenomenon everywhere! I was walking under the bridge on Dupont a little West of Lansdowne and the amount of droppings is ridiculous. Dog owners, if you have a dog, it's your responsibility to pick up after them. And I agree-with more dogs in the area this is going to be a precedent if owners aren't responsible!

  • Dog poop Wallace at the Railpath   3 years 12 weeks ago

    Railpath is an on leash area. For some reason this was never put on signs but this year should see some signs going up.

    Judging by the number of dogs in the area these days I suspect that people living near Campbell or Perth Park should get ready for the fun of a dog walk battle. : )

  • Dog poop Wallace at the Railpath   3 years 12 weeks ago

    I bike the path and encounter quite a few dogs off leash. One ran in front of my bike suddenly, causing me to crash and have $150 in damages to my bike.

  • Dog poop Wallace at the Railpath   3 years 12 weeks ago

    Thanks for reminding people, for picking up your own dog's poop, and especially for going out of your way to clean up after others.

    Springtime is often the worst, as the melting snow reveals months worth of poop.

  • Dog poop Wallace at the Railpath   3 years 12 weeks ago

    Dear friends
    The dog and I did another cleanup this morning Wallace to Ernest just the east side of the rail path .Over 20 poop deposit sites and I ran out of bags to collect the remaining 1o , spoke to a lady from the Wallace apartments who was also picking up around the grounds of the residences . This is far far worse than Dufferin Grove . My theory is either people have their dogs off leash and don't watch them or they are on their smart phones or they don't care . You cannot walk or let your dog walk of the pavement now unless you want to clean the dog's feet when you get home . Discouraging and a big drag . So functionally the green spaces next to the pavement are for certain sections of the Railpath a complete no go area.
    Good Luck to us in fixing this problem. If we all pick up more than the poop of our dogs we can make some headway on this .
    Best PeterT

  • 362 / 370 Wallace Ave. (Former Glidden site) - Wallace Walk   3 years 13 weeks ago

    Has anyone walked by lately?

    It looks like they have installed a sliding door on the 2nd floor, and put the window on the ground floor.

    This makes no sense, because you would walk out to a 9 foot drop.

    The drawing of the plans has this the opposite.


  • Dog poop Wallace at the Railpath   3 years 13 weeks ago

    That's gross. Leaving a dog poo is exactly as gross as leaving a human poo.

  • Cheese Store in the JT?   3 years 13 weeks ago

    I know Davenport Village is just north of the JT, but exciting news in that it's confirmed Balzacs Coffee will be one tenant of the beautiful Powerhouse building
    Imagine in time, walking along Dupont St, going to a new Library Branch, having Shoppers and Metro on the corner and perhaps walking a bit North into Davenport Village for a coffee and what looks like a pub/restaurant. Exciting!

  • Cheese Store in the JT?   3 years 14 weeks ago

    New fish monger not too far away with friendly service.

  • Cheese Store in the JT?   3 years 14 weeks ago

    I echo the sentiments here...if you are simply a speciality shop not yet...if those specialities are combined with everyday products for all income levels then ABSOLUTELY! We don't have a proper bakery(I discount all the ones that already exist). We also don't have a proper butcher shop or fish monger(again discounting what already exists). If we had a general store that stocks speciality pantry items, breads, cheeses, basic produce and maybe meats, I think you'd be on to something.

    BTW-we also don't have a proper florist, dry cleaner/alterations, record/book store and specialty store like TOWN in Bloordale or Midoco/Juxtapose in the Annex. I think those will thrive too! For all you entrepreneurs!