Robbery (purse snatching) on Bloor at Railpath

On Tuesday, August 20th 2013, at around 9:40PM, a "violent street robbery" occurred on Bloor St. by the West Toronto Railpath bridge.

On August 23rd, Toronto Police 11 Division sent out the following alert:

Robberies - 2 violent street robberies occurred - one at Bloor Street West and Perth Avenue and the second one was at Osler Street and St. Clair Avenue West

I requested more info, and got a reply today with details:

The robbery occurred on Tuesday 2013.08.20 at around 9:40PM. The actual location it occurred was at Bloor Street West at the West Toronto Railpath bridge. It was a purse snatch type robbery. The culprit was described as male wearing dark clothing.

The matter has been assigned to the 11 Division Major Crime Unit and the investigation is ongoing.

If anyone has any information about this, please contact Toronto Police 11 Division.

Noise Wall Committee Websites

For residents along the Georgetown Corridor here is the link to all of the work and comments by Community Committees looking into Metrolinx's proposed 5 metre high noise walls and their design. You will find designs and comments to this point so take a look.There will be public meetings in September where people will be able to give their feedback. The participation in these meetings by community members is not necessarily an endorsement of the walls, the process, or the designs. Nor are Metrolinx's designs the only ones that are being proposed. Nor is there in our area

Grand Analog Shoots Here

Grand Analog ( released their new album today and the lead off single features a bit of everything including the Wallace area.

Railpath Community Run

Info for the Railpath Community Run website:

To celebrate the West Toronto Railpath, and promote health within our communities we’ll be hosting the 2nd Annual Community Run on September 29th, 2013 on the West Toronto Railpath. Our charitable partner for the event is The Stop Community Food Centre.

This event has a unique format that differentiates it from other local running events. Instead of a set distance (such as 5km), this is a timed lap-based event. In 45 minutes, participants will complete as many laps of the 2.1 km stretch as possible.

This is great to practice your speed-work as a competitive runner, or not be overwhelmed by needing to complete a big distance as a new runner or casual walker. There is something for everyone, and you decide what that is for you! Registration is available online here.

Our tentative schedule of the day’s events are as follows:

  • 8:30 – 9:00 – Support tents open / Racer information table open
  • 9:00 – 9:15 – Kick Off
  • 9:15 – 10:00 – Wave 1 (Competitive Runners)
  • 10:00 – 10:30 – Wave 1 Prizes & Staging for Wave 2
  • 10:05 – 10:20 – Post-Run Yoga by You Defined
  • 10:30 – 11:15 – Wave 2 (Walkers & Casual Runners)
  • 11:15 – 11:30 – Wave 2 Prizes & Close

We are planning on having lots of great prizes for our participants. Prizes will be award for top finishers and random draw prizes, so both competitive and fun run/walk participants are eligible.

Improved Lighting

When the area traffic group started meeting one issue that came up a lot was the unfriendly and some times poorly lit underpasses in the area. Some feedback came the other day....

"A quick note to inform you that further to requests made by the JTTMC, and a lot of pushing by Councillor Bailão, Toronto Hydro will be rehabilitating the lighting at the following Junction Triangle underpasses: Dupont/Osler and Bloor/Perth"

Hopefully this will make these routes safer and more inviting at night with improved lighting.

Bloor GO Station Construction – July 12 to 14 and July 19 to 21

Bloor GO Station Construction – Phase 2 Underway Continuous Weekend Work July 12 to 14 and July 19 to 21

The Georgetown South (GTS) Project will provide infrastructure improvements to meet existing GO Transit ridership demand and future growth. It will also accommodate the new Union Pearson Express (formerly known as the Air Rail Link) service between Union Station and Pearson International Airport. This project is one of the key elements of The Big Move.

Hipster Virus Warning

As a service to residents of Junction Triangle is providing maps that show clouds of the hipster virus, usually found downtown, spreading near our community. This may explain the rise in beards and coffee shops that we have been experiencing lately. It is safe to leave your homes but stare down at your phone constantly as you walk, to go unnoticed.

Please review this map and await further instructions:

Sharing Boundaries (Green Alternatives to Metrolinx Noise Wall)

Tuesday, June 25 - 7 p.m.
Perth Avenue Housing Co-Op
120 Perth Avenue (at Bloor)

A presentation by the award-winning architects Brown & Storey outlining a green alternative to the Metrolinx plan to build 16-feet high concrete noise walls through our neighbourhood next year. Q & A to follow. Free, All Welcome. Presented by the Junction Triangle Rail Committee.

Railpath Expansion Public Consultation !!!

Friends of West Toronto Railpath and the City of Toronto invite you to get involved and get pumped on this good news. Railpath expansion is going to happen and it wont take 10 years like last time. : )

The environmental assessment and planning for the expansion of Railpath south is underway. The first public info/consultation is coming up on the evening of June 26. Click below to visit the Friends website or the City of Toronto Railpath site.

Oasis Spring Run (West Toronto Railpath)

All info from the Oasis Spring Run website.

Oasis Spring Run

Aiming to raise $15,000 for the Oasis Dufferin Community Centre, on Saturday, May 25, 2013, participants of all ages will Walk or Run for a great cause.

In support of the centre’s programs, they will raise pledges for their four- or eight-km walk or run at the West Toronto Railpath.

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