Bells on Bloor (Bike ride / Parade)

Text from Peter Low, a Bells on Bloor volunteer:

Hello Junction Triangle Residents,

Our 7th annual Bells on Bloor family bicycle parade will be held on Saturday May 11, beginning shortly after 12:00noon from the front gates of High Park (at High Park Ave and Bloor St West). We will be traveling east on Bloor St to St George, where we will turn right to travel southbound to Hoskins, turning left on Hoskins to go east to Queen's Park Crescent, then turning right to go southbound to the tip of Queen's Park, where we will dismount from our bikes and walk north on the sidewalk to finish at the front of the Ontario Legislature Building. For this year, the route has been slightly changed to avoid conflict with the Freedom Festival, that will be gathering at the intersection of Bloor Street and Queen's Park Crescent.
As in years past, the family bike ride will be accompanied by around 16 members of the Toronto Police Bike Unit (arranged with 11 Division) and 4 members of St John's Ambulance Bike Unit.

Jane's Walk: Abandoned Properties in Parkdale/West Toronto

Although this Jane's Walk doesn't start or finish in the Junction Triangle, it covers a large part of it along the West Toronto Railpath, Wallace, Ave, etc. The topic of abandoned buildings in our area will surely bring up some good conversation along the way.

Details here:

Abandoned Properties in Parkdale/West Toronto
Guided by: Mike Kenny

Jane's Walk: Doors Open Davenport

A Jane's Walk, organized by DIGIN, visiting various locations around the Junction Triangle and Bloordale:

Click to download PDF copy of the event flyer.

Meeting: French Immersion at Perth Ave. Public School

French immersion schools with approx 1.6km walking distanceFrench immersion schools with approx 1.6km walking distance

Thank you for your interest in French Language Instruction at Perth Ave Public School.

A community information meeting will be held concerning a local French immersion program for students in and around the Junction Triangle area.

DATE: Tuesday April 23, 2013
TIME: 6:30 PM

Bloor GO Station - temporary relocation

For all those of you who use the Bloor GO Station, note that as of afternoon service this Thursday (April 11), the GO Trains will stop at the new platform which is north of the existing platform (access via the railpath, from Ernest Ave). So Thursday afternoon you will disembark at the new platform, and on Friday morning you need to board there too until further notice.

More information available at: (although sadly there is no map posted there to clarify things. See the ones posted at the station.)

Junction Triangle resident wins Canada Writes Short Story Contest

Junction Triangle resident Becky Blake has just won the Canada Writes Short Story Contest on CBC. Becky's story was selected for the top prize from more than 2400 entries. Congratulations to Becky!

Details at

Rail Committee: Letter to Andrea Horwath, NDP

The following letter was sent from the Junction Triangle Rail Committee:

March 1, 2013

Ms. Andrea Horwath, MPP
Leader, New Democratic Party of Ontario
Room 113, Main Legislative Building
Queen's Park
Toronto, ON M7A 1A5

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

Dear Ms. Horwath:

Like a number of residents in the Junction Triangle in West Toronto, I am disappointed by the actions of the provincial government related to the expansion of diesel train service and the Pearson airport rail link on the Georgetown South rail corridor.

Residents along the rail corridor have been vocal in their support of electric trains. Your party and local NDP representatives have been actively campaigning on the issue for “Clean Trains Now” with lawn signs, petitions, public rallies and even a Private Member’s Bill.

You can imagine our disappointment with your party for missing two recent opportunities to make electrification government policy in exchange for supporting a Liberal minority government. Placing tax policy changes and auto insurance reductions ahead of electrification contradicts the long-standing policy statements of your members from Davenport, Parkdale-High Park and Trinity-Spadina of electric trains “now.”

There are many good reasons to expand public transit, but nothing suggests rushing to install diesel technology in time for a two-week sporting event will have any benefit for the people in West Toronto forced to live with this legacy for the next generation.

Junction Triangle Traffic Management Public Meeting

Junction Triangle Traffic Management Plan - Feb 2013 DraftJunction Triangle Traffic Management Plan - Feb 2013 Draft


The Junction Triangle Traffic Management Committee is ready to present their finalized traffic management plan to the local community.
Over the past year, committee members have worked very hard with my office and Transportation Services staff on a traffic management plan for the Junction Triangle neighbourhood. The purpose of this exercise was to find solutions for various resident traffic related concerns, which include: increased traffic volumes due to non-local traffic in the neighbourhood, as well as speeding.
Please join us for the release of the final traffic management plan and provide us with your input., or call (416) 392-7012.
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013 Time: 6:30 p.m.
St. Luigi's Catholic School, 2 Ruskin Avenue, in the gymnasium on the main floor
For any inquiries, please feel free to, or call (416) 392-7012.
Per informazioni in italiano, chiamate Michael Vieira 416-338-5277.
Para información en español llame a Anna Kral 416-338-5273.

Police searching for sexual assault suspect (Bloor/Lansdowne)

On Friday, February 15, 2013, at approximately 5 p.m, a man sexually assaulted a nine year old girl in a store near Bloor and Lansdowne. The following Toronto Police Press Release provides the details and security camera images of the suspect (download here).

Sexual Assault Alert,
Lansdowne Avenue/Bloor Street West,
Man Wanted,
Security camera images of man released

Broadcast time: 17:00
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

11 Division

The Toronto Police Service is alerting the public to a sexual assault.

It has been reported that:
on Friday, February 15, 2013, at approximately 5 p.m., a nine−year−old girl was with her mother in a retail store in

  • the Lansdowne Avenue/Bloor Street West area
  • a man approached from behind and sexually assaulted the girl
  • he left in an easterly direction

The man is described as having a light−brown complexion, 20−25, 5'7"−5'9", medium build and short, dark hair. He was wearing a grey/black, striped, hooded sweatshirt, jeans with faded areas on the front and the back, dark shoes and a black jacket.

Saturday Supper with Campfire Feb 9, 2013

Saturday Supper Menu,

Saturday at Campbell
Toddler skating at 9am,
Pleasure Skating 3:30pm-6:30
Saturday supper this week: Lasagna, available in GF, vegan and meat

And afterward join Brenda and other Park Friends. Get to know your neighbours over coffee/tea dessert and play Board games or just chat in the Rink House

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