100 in 1 Day: Love Letters to the Junction Triangle, Past Present, and Future

Description of this event comes from the 100 in 1 day festival website.

by Vicki McGregor, Jennifer Harrison, and Nuria Gonzalez

Showcasing diversity and connecting community members in the Junction Triangle. Encouraging learning and discussion about the neighbourhood.


10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday June 6th 2015

A collection of thoughts, feelings and photos of the traditional and newly welcomed communities in the Junction Triangle.

The intervention will feature photos of the past and present to showcase diversity and encourage inclusiveness in our neighbourhood. Community members’ thoughts and feelings about the Junction Triangle will be displayed in love letters. On the day of the event, people can write letters to add to the display on the West Toronto Rail Path.

We’re asking people to participate by submitting photos from different time periods: past (older than 10 years) and present (within the last 10 years). Photos of historical places, community events, and personal significance are welcomed. Please note, the exhibit will be curated and the photos will be donated to a local community hub following this event.

Junction Triangle residents will submit their statements about the following:
My fondest memory of the Junction Triangle is….
I love the Junction Triangle because….
My vision for the future of the Junction Triangle is….

These materials will be part of my intervention:
pens, table, a few chairs, string/rope, tape and clothes pins, print photos, print cards for statements

It would be great if participants can bring with them:
Submit statements and photos via social media ahead of the event so they can be displayed.

Public Meeting: Davenport Diamond Bridge

Download a PDF copy of this flyer here.


Metrolinx, an agency of the Province of Ontario, is working to transform the way the region moves by building a fast, convenient and integrated transit network across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Metrolinx is moving forward with Regional Express Rail (RER), a program that will provide significant new travel choices on the GO Transit network across the region.

Metrolinx is planning to build an elevated rail corridor that follows the current GO Transit route between Bloor Street West and Davenport Road. The Davenport Community Rail Overpass project is intended to eliminate the ‘Davenport Diamond’, one of the busiest train intersections in North America, where CP Rail freight trains and GO Transit passenger trains cross at a ground-level rail crossing.

Metrolinx is in the early stages of assessing the environmental impacts of this transit project by completing an Environmental Assessment following the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP), as prescribed by Ontario Regulation 231/08 made under the Environmental Assessment Act. As part of the TPAP, we are beginning our engagement with our neighbours and stakeholders.

Metrolinx randomly recruited 36 residents to participate on a Residents’ Reference Panel to work on behalf of their community to ensure that the Davenport Community Rail Overpass benefits the neighbourhood. The Panel invites you and your neighbours to be part of this process by engaging with Metrolinx and the Panel to learn more about the project, share your thoughts and to stay involved.

Please join us:
Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Davenport Perth Neighbourhood Centre*, 1900 Davenport Road, Toronto, ON M6N 1B7
*This location is accessible.

CP Rail construction near Osler crossing

Notice of railroad work - North Toronto Sub, Toronto, ON

Please take note CP has construction work scheduled to begin May 11 east of the railway crossing on Osler Street in Toronto. This important work is part of a signal system upgrade that will enhance the safe operations of rail traffic in the area.

Work will take place from 0800h to 1600h, Monday to Friday. Residents should expect to see and hear machinery such as compactors, excavators and concrete trucks equipped with back up alarms as part of this work.

Additionally, steel piles will be installed May 27-June 5, excluding the weekend, to support the new infrastructure. This will lead to some increased noise and vibration from the construction area.

Residents with questions or concerns about our operations can call our 24/7 toll-free Community Connect line at: 1 (800) 766-7912 or email community_connect@cpr.ca

Ward 18 Transit Town Hall

Meeting info from Ward 18 Councillor Ana Bailao's office:

Ward 18 Transit Town Hall

Among the most important issues to Ward 18 residents and our City as a whole is transit. It is imperative that we improve both existing options and build new transit routes in order to catch up after years of under-investment.

Please join me, Deputy City Manager John Livey and TTC Chair Josh Colle at our upcoming Transit Town Hall where we will discuss local and city-wide transit service improvements, including SmartTrack.

WHEN: MAY 13, 2015 AT 6:30PM



Jane's Walk: Diamonds Aren't Forever

Davenport DiamondDavenport Diamond

This Jane's Walk will take place on Sunday May 3 at 1:00 PM. Details are on the Jane's Walk website.

The Davenport Diamond is a railway intersection near Dupont St. and Lansdowne Ave. where the East-West CP Rail tracks and North-South GO Transit Barrie Line tracks meet. More info here: https://www.junctiontriangle.ca/DavenportDiamond

Community Cleanup Day

Cleaning up the Railpath: Photo by Vic Gedris, 2012-04-21.Cleaning up the Railpath: Photo by Vic Gedris, 2012-04-21.

This weekend, April 18-19, is Clean Toronto Together, the annual Spring cleanup in our city. There are several cleanups scheduled for the Junction Triangle area. Here's a list. Leave a comment if you have another cleanup to add.

Saturday April 18:

  • Perth Park (and beyond) - 10:00am - Organized by some Junction Triangle parents (Info here)
  • Carlton Park - 10:00am - Organized by some Junction Triangle parents (Info here)
  • West Toronto Railpath (Bloor to Dundas/Sterling) - 12:00 noon - Organized by the Parkdale Road Runners (Info here)
  • Campbell Park - 1:00pm - Organized by some Junction Triangle parents

Bloor-Perth Underpass Art - North Side Installation

Angel Carillo (aka Cruz1) was selected by a StreetARToronto jury to curate a mural in the railway underpass on Bloor St. between Perth Ave. and Dundas St. West. The "Wallnoize 6" event on April 17-19 will see a large group of selected local graffiti artists transform the north side wall in their own unique styles. Each of the 20+ artists will get their own panel tow work with on the wall.

A few weekends later in May, another group of artists will paint the the south side of the underpass with a graffiti-styled letters, each artist painting one letter of the alphabet in their own way.

Coyote sighting at Perth park

While walking my dog through Perth park this morning (March 28th @ 7am) a coyote ran through the park along the perimeter. It was headed north west and disappeared around the corner on Parkman ave. It seemed to be in a hurry or lost. It didn't look at us just kept running. I am certain it was a coyote and it was not small.

Barrie Line Rail Bridge - Meeting with Metrolinx

DIGIN has organized a meeting with Metrolinx regarding the proposed Davenport Diamond Grade Separation project. Details from DIGIN coordinator Donna Cowan below.

Hi all,

The meeting with Metrolinx regarding the upcoming renovations to the Barrie rail line has been set up for this Wednesday.

Here are the details:

Wednesday March 11th
7pm start
Doors open at 6:45pm

Davenport Perth Neighbourhood Centre
1900 Davenport Avenue

The room has been reserved under my name, DIGIN as well as Metrolinx.

Directions to the room:
Once in front door the reception will be on the left. Keep walking straight.
Stay to the left of the staircase. You will feel as if you are exiting the building.
Under the stairs on the right is the Garden Room. Was hrooms are on the left.

There are bike locks out front and possibly in the back in view of the room. Automobile parking is on the street.

5th Anniversary of Junction Triangle Naming Project

Monday, March 16 marks the fifth anniversary of the Junction Triangle naming project.

Archival material from the two-year project will be posted all day Monday on neighbourhood Facebook pages and at JunctionTriangle.ca.

To help celebrate the occasion, residents are invited to join with their neighbours at Boo Radley’s (1482 Dupont Street) beginning at 8 p.m. Councillor Ana Bailao will be on hand as our VIP guest.

Come and help us mark a turning point in neighbourhood history in a spirited manner!

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