Stabbing at Wallace and Campbell

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.

GE Plant Story

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.

Andrew Huang ft. Side Pony Nation - Ma Bicyclette (local music video)

I've been meaning to post this video for some time now, so many of you may have already seen it.

Anyway, this is Andrew Huang, featuring Side Pony Nation, doing their song "Ma Bicyclette", an ode to bicycling. It was filmed in a few places around Toronto, but a significant part of the video was shot on and near the West Toronto Railpath. You may notice how much time they spend under the Dundas St. bridge at the south end of the Railpath.

My apologies if this ear worm gets stuck in your head. Enjoy! And don't forget to support the artists. You can purchase the song as a download from Bandcamp, iTunes, etc. Details are on the Youtube page.

South Perth & Sterling Road Residents Association - Important Meeting

Philip from the South Perth & Sterling Road Residents Association sent the following meeting announcement:

At the Church of the First Born – Scheduled for October 23rd at 6:30-8pm – (snacks and beverages will be provided).

This meeting is the final discussion with the residents before the matter of the Rezone application goes before a final vote at Council Nov 8th. Nestles has been invited and it will be interesting to see if they attend.

Local Recording Studio Featured

Junction Triangle's Candle Recording Studio is featured in The Grid. Interesting story about a place you might not know exists.

First Annual Junction Triangle Halloween Pumpkin Sale

Perth/Dupont Library Expansion Project

Saturday, October 27, 2012
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Perth Square Park (Northeast Corner)
350 Perth Avenue

All Large Pumpkins, $10 each. If the deal was any better, it would be Christmas!

Proceeds in Support of Perth/Dupont Library Expansion Project

Cafe con Leche - Espresso Bar

So we'll finally be getting an espresso bar on Dupont. Cafe con Leche seems to be moving quick to be opening near Edwin. These are the same people that operate Cocoa Latte and Clay in the St.Clair and Christie area...much needed in the neighborhood and especially along those beautiful buildings that have been abandoned so long on Dupont.

ps-also noticed that bar on the north side(This Month...) seems to have new signage going up and they are fixing the facade...wishful thinking that it may actually be going through a makeover?

Condos vs. chocolate in West-end land use fight


Should condos be allowed beside the Nestle chocolate factory in Toronto’s west end?

Land use issues in the area are causing conflicts between developers and the chocolate factory that’s been there for decades.

Click link for video report:

The Toronto Star:

Book Fundraising for Perth Public School

Hi All,

There's a book fundraising event currently going on to expand libraries of underfunded schools across the country. Our neighbourhood school, Perth Public School is listed among them.

You can help give a book to Perth P.S. by:
1) Buying Indigo e-giftcards. For each $25 giftcard purchased (for your own purposes), 1 book will be donated to Perth P.S. Gift cards do not expire.
2) Adopt Perth P.S. (For every 50 adopters, Perth P.S. will receive 1 free book)
3) Giving a cash donation where every $12 gives 1 book to Perth P.S. (non-tax deductible)

JT in the New York Times

A friend of mine who lives in the Bronx, NYC, sent me this article. Our 'hood made it into the New York Times Travel section:

An Art Scene Blooms in a Toronto Neighborhood

Despite the article calling the JT Bloordale, you'll see references to streets within our neighbourhood boundaries.

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