Perth Avenue Public School - looking for donations

hi everyone,

the kindergarten classes at perth public school (located at 14 ruskin avenue) are in need of the following items:

velcro mitt and ball sets
doll houses and furniture and people
farm animals
play dough utensils
puppets/finger puppets

if you have any of the above items kicking around and are looking for a good home for them, we'd love to have them! please drop off to the school office, indicating that the items are for the kindergarten rooms.

thank you!

Junction Triangle Hosts First Metrolinx Wall Summit

Community groups to express concern over air rail link barrier walls at weekend meeting
Bloor West Villager by Rahul Gupta

A west-end group concerned about a series of noise barrier walls planned by Metrolinx will hold a summit to discuss the issue this weekend.

Kevin Putnam of the Junction Triangle Rail Committee (JTRC) said his group has invited other community groups for a frank exchange on the controversial walls, which Metrolinx wants erected along the Georgetown South rail corridor.

Letter to Tory Leader Tim Hudak (Re: Diesel Train Expansion)

December 6, 2012

Mr. Tim Hudak, MPP
Leader, Official Opposition
Leader, Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
Room 381, Main Legislative Building
Queen's Park
Toronto ON M7A 1A8

Re: Invitation to Meet Re: Diesel Train Service Expansion in West Toronto

Dear Mr. Hudak:

Like a number of residents in the Junction Triangle in West Toronto, I am disappointed by the actions of the McGuinty government related to the hurried expansion of diesel train service to Pearson airport in time for the Pan Am Games.

Boys & Girls Club Raffle Tickets - win one return trip for 2 on Westjet with Spending Money!!

Hey there JT parents and community members!

We are having a raffle draw to win one trip for two to ANYWHERE Westjet flies + $500 spending money for the trip! Proceeds go to support the Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club, and this effort is being headed out of the Junction Triangle Clubhouse on Bloor, just east of Symington. The number of total tickets is relatively low, cost just $10, is sponsored by Westjtet - and has a prize value of $2,700 to the winners equal to 2 tickets, ANYWHERE Westjet flies (return), with $500 for the trip!

Campbell Rink: Skating with Campfire and Supper

Hi Everyone,
The Rink is Re-opening. Join us for Hot Chocolate or Hot Coffee and treats.

Saturday Programs
Toddler Skating 9am
Shinny (all ages) 10pm-4pm
Pleasure Skate with Campfire 4pm-6pm
Saturday Supper 5pm-6pm
All Ages Shinny 6pm-9pm
Unsupervised after 9pm

Carlton Park upgrades in 2013

From Ward 18 Councillor Ana Bailao's post to the Carlton Park People's Auxiliary facebook page:

Dear Residents,

In an effort to build our local park infrastructure, I am ensuring that major upgrades will happen in the summer of 2013 in Carlton Park.

This is an invitation to participate in the design review process on Monday, December 3rd, 7:45PM at St. Sebastien Catholic School (717 Brock Ave), Classroom 116.

You may be already be aware that a public meeting was held with residents in Fall 2011 to ask for a wish list. Taking our budget for such improvements into account, I then selected several items from the resident wish-list and brought the proposals back to the community for approval in Spring 2012. Once this was received, Parks staff generated drawings and this public meeting is the next step in the process.

I was able to allocate more than $160,000 of Section 42 (park levy) funding to these upgrades, as a result of money raised from nearby development projects. I am pleased that Parks capital staff have also decided to put in additional funding. Our community will soon benefit from:

  • Removal of the baseball diamond and possible conversion to junior soccer field
  • Asphalt path, seat walls, fencing
  • New drinking fountain with dog bowl

You can look forward to seeing visual representations of these proposed changes at this upcoming meeting and I look forward to your participation in the design selection process as we move closer to implementation in the summer of 2013.

Moderation of Anonymous / Unverified Accounts

Hi everyone,

You may have noticed recently that when you post to this site, your message has to be moderated before it shows up publicly.

This is a change that I've avoided for 5 years, but the time has come. The simple reason is that too much spam / advertising has been slipping through the spam filters. This is particularly troublesome overnight or when I'm away from Internet access when I can't delete spam immediately.

Perth-Dupont Library: 35th Anniversary

Carmen from the Toronto Public Library's Perth-Dupont branch at 1589 Dupont St. emailed to let us know that there's a 35th Anniversary Party for this branch on November 23-24.

Toronto Public Library Community Cornerstones
Perth/Dupont Branch
Serving the Junction Triangle for 35 Years

Join Us For Our 35th Anniversary

Friday November 23rd &
Saturday November 24th

  • Sign our guestbook
  • Check out our old photos
  • Yummy anniversary cake!

Perth/Dupont Branch
1589 Dupont St. Toronto ON M6P 3S5

Starting up Cycle Toronto Ward 18 Group

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

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.

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