Win a new schoolyard for Perth Ave. (Round 2!)


Vote for the Perth Ave Public School / St. Luigi Catholic Schoolyard Project to Win 1 of 4 $50,000 Grants Through the Team Up Foundation Fund. Thanks to your support we are already in the Top Ten. Final round of voting is from Wed. March 7 to Fri. March 16. Vote every day – it's easy!


Step #1: Go online to register at:
Step #2: Scan through the Candidates to find our application: Perth Avenue Public School/St. Luigi Catholic School
Step #3: Click on Vote for this Charity, where you will Register and submit your vote. Vote daily.
Step #4: Anyone with an email address can vote. Get your kids and family voting and forward this message to your entire address book – our kids will thank you! Remind others to vote daily.

For those that do not have access to a computer, from Wednesday, March 7 to Friday, March 9, students are encouraged to vote at school and a school computer will be made accessible for the public to vote. For assistance voting call Perth School 416-393-1410 or St. Luigi's 416-393-5370. During the March Break (March 12-16) a computer will be made available at the Boys and Girls Club 1379 Bloor St. For questions call The Boys and Girls Club at 416-530-4233. Public computers are available for voting anytime at the Perth Dupont Library or other City of Toronto Library during their regular business hours.


Hello Neighbours,

Just a reminder that Campbell Rink(255 Campbell) will have a Saturday Supper featuring The Campbell Youth Chef's coconut chicken and rice. there will be a falafel vegan rice dish as well. This is the last weekend, so come out and skate.

Enjoy the final Saturday campfire and pleasure skate. Shinny will begin at 6pm and continue until 11 tonight.

Sunday will be our final day so come out for some hot chocolate and a skate.

Thanks to all for a lovely season,

Metrolinx Update: West Toronto Diamond – Sunday Work

Update from Metrolinx. You can download the original PDF announcement here.

The West Toronto Diamond Grade Separation Project is an important rail infrastructure project that will eliminate a major bottleneck at the most heavily used rail crossing in Canada. When completed, GO trains on the Kitchener line will pass below CP freight lines, and this will improve service reliability, reduce noise, improve safety, and allow for future service improvements to reduce congestion in the northwest of Toronto.

West Toronto Diamond – Sunday Work
Temporary change in working hours

What we are doing

  • Interlocking sheet-piles will be installed to allow us to work in smaller sections, removing water and excavating.
  • Much of this work is being done during the week; however, some of it must be done over the weekend when trains are not operating.
  • Weekend hours for this work are confirmed for Saturday February 25 and Sunday February 26.
  • If the work can not be finished in one weekend, Sunday hours may be required in March or April.

How this will affect you

  • Nearby residents will notice an increase in noise levels during this work. The vibratory method used for installation causes a distinct steel-on-steel rattle.
  • Please note that we continue to monitor noise and vibration as we complete this work.
  • Workers will be onsite from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Shooting at Dupont and Campbell

The media is reporting a police shooting near 254 Campbell Ave.

From 680 News:

The Special Investigations Unit has been called and a man has been rushed to hospital after he suffered multiple gunshot wounds near Lansdowne Avenue and Dupont Street.

EMS has confirmed to CityNews that the man is in his 40s, and there are reports he was showing no vital signs when EMS workers arrived.

There are reports the incident began when police were called to 254 Campbell Avenue, perhaps for reports of a person with a weapon.

Additional media links:

Will update this post later if there are more details.

New/Renovated Library Pix: Give You Any Ideas?

Here are some recent photos of new or renovated branches of the TPL system. They give a good idea that libraries are still about books, but more importantly about social capital. Take a few seconds to scroll down them and think about what you might want to see at the expanded Perth Dupont Branch. If you have not filled out the survey then now is the time. All photos were taken by: Photographer: Stephen Evans (except the Jane Shepard and S. Walter Stewart which were taken by TPL staff).

Development Meetings: 362 Wallace and 243 Perth

On Tuesday February 21st, 6:30-9:00PM, there will be a two-for-one special of local properly development community consultation meetings. Both meetings take place at St. Luigi / Perth Ave. Public School.

  • 6:30PM: Planning Application for 362 Wallace Ave. (Former Glidden Paint site next to Wallace Bridge)
  • 7:30PM: Planning Application for 243 Perth Ave (The church at Perth/Wallace)

Details for both of these meetings are in the attached announcement documents.

You can find discussion forums for both of these development sites here:

Bending the Rails - Screening on Rogers TV

Kristen writes:

"Jeff's documentary Bending the Rails, set here in our neighbourhood, is airing on Rogers at 7 pm on Tuesday, February 14th. Hope you can tune in! [Link to more info on the Rogers TV website]"

If you go to the Rogers website, you can watch a short promo trailer for the film.

Also, in addition to the film, Rogers will feature an interview with Jeff Winch. Tune in if you can!

"Bending The Rails is a documentary by Toronto filmmaker Jeff Winch about a local issue directly affecting The Junction Triangle. The Junction is surrounded by railway lines and the film focuses on the increase of diesel train traffic scheduled to pass through the area. Citizens along the rail corridor want clean electric trains and fear the negative impact toxic diesel pollution will have on their neighbourhoods. Rogers TV presents an in depth interview with Jeff Winch and a screening of his film all in a special one hour presentation."

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.

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.

DIGIN Meeting: Library Worksop

Download a PDF copy of this meeting flyer here.

Library Workshop

Wednesday 15 February 2012 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Wallace Emerson Community Centre’s Abrigo Room, 1260 Dufferin just south of Dupont

Vote for the Perth Schoolyard Project

Vote for the Perth Schoolyard Project

A group of residents is working to improve the playground behind Perth Avenue Public School and St. Luigi Catholic School. The playground is currently covered in paved asphalt. A plan to build a rubberized running track could become a reality this summer if enough people vote to support the initiative in a $50,000 grant competition called ‘Team Up’ offered by Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. Voting continues until February 20. You can make it better for all the children in the neighbourhood by showing your support with a vote!

The MLSE Team Up Foundation is introducing a new grant program this year – the Team Up Foundation Fund (TUFF) with a total of $200,000 available across four charitable grants. Four charitable organizations will each receive $50,000 at the end of March. Winners are selected based on VOTES!

With this grant we hope to attain a poured rubber track for approximately 600 students from Perth and St. Luigi Schools as well as 140 children from the Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club. Perth Avenue Public School and St. Luigi Catholic School are a joint TDSB/TCDSB schools servicing students from JK -Grade 8. See more about this project at

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