Articles, pages, photos etc. about Wallace Ave.

Wallace & Symington sinkhole?

Road works has put a pilon in the middle of the intersection at Wallace and Symington Ave and seems to be doing nothing more than that. Are they waiting for a 168 bus to fall in the hole or some unsuspecting motorist/pedestrian. Some might argue it isn't that big but the whole road seems to be sloping into a larger hole. One would think they would re-route the bus to make sure or close off traffic to prevent the hole from spreading. I worry as I am 2 minutes on Wallace near the hole and catch the bus everyday and cross the intersection.

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.

Community "Lot Party" This Saturday

A group of enthusiastic locals is throwing a "lot party" this Saturday November 3rd from noon until 7pm. The location is the lot (known as the dog walk field) north of Wallace and south of Ruskin along the Railpath.

Family activities will include face painting, apple bobbing, field sports and an arts and crafts station. There will be live music as well and it will be a great chance to meet neighbours and make new friends.

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Wallace Ave: Train crashes into firetruck; Firefighters barely escape

The Globe, December 22, 1930: Click image for full-size versionThe Globe, December 22, 1930: Click image for full-size version

On Saturday, December 20, 1930, four firefighters narrowly escaped injury or death when they jumped from their firetruck moments before it was struck by a train at the Wallace Ave. crossing. You can get the details of what happened in The Globe's article (click for a large, readable image), but here's a quick summary:

Cycle and Celebrate the West Toronto Railpath June 16th.

Details from the Cycle Toronto website:

Event date: 16 June, 2012 - 13:00 - 16:00, Bike ride at 12:00 noon.
Event Type: Festival / Special Event

The West Toronto Railpath is a beautiful and award-winning public space to walk, ride a bike, and enjoy being active and outdoors. On Saturday June 16, CultureLink Settlement Services, Cycle Toronto, the Davenport West Bike Project, Bike Pirates and our friends and partners host a celebration of the Railpath and what it means to us. We celebrate clean and sustainable transportation options, and we celebrate how the Railpath creates vital connections between diverse communities living and working in this historic neighborhood. Activities include:

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:

Garage Sale at Brownstones on Wallace

Amanda sent in the following info:

Just wanted to let you know there is a garage sale happening this Sunday, September 25 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Brownstones on Wallace - 351 Wallace Avenue. Proceeds from the sale are being donated to African famine relief efforts.

Community Consultation: 362 Wallace (Former Glidden) Zoning and Development

The following meeting notice comes from Councillor Ana Bailao's office. You can download a copy here.

Meeting Notice

Community Consultation Meeting

Planning application for: 362 Wallace Avenue

Meeting Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Meeting Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Meeting Location: St. Luigi’s Catholic School (Gymnasium), 2 Ruskin Avenue, Toronto, Ontario


The site is located at 362 Wallace Avenue at the west end of Wallace Avenue adjacent to the city walkway and pedestrian overpass. The site has an overall area of approximately 12,626 square meters. The site is currently fenced off and vacant and has been environmentally cleaned to residential standards and approved by the Ministry of the Environment.


The applicant proposes to build 174 new residential dwelling units as stacked townhouses. As well, adjacent to the pathway and as a buffer to the pathway and train track the applicant proposes to build 25 light industrial units. The site will contain 176 below grade parking spaces for the residential including 23 visitor parking spaces and 50 spaces for the industrial units including 25 below grade parking spaces. Access to the parking garage will be at the north end of the site off Ruskin Avenue. Additionally, 19 visitor street parking spaces will be provided. The overall height of the buildings will not exceed 3 stories or 14.0 meters. Total building area of the residential will be approximately 3,536 square meters and 14,500 square meters of gross floor area. Total building as of the industrial will be approximately 2,094 square meters with 3,050 square meters of gross floor area. The proposed overall density would be 1.39 times the lot area.

The site will have road access from Wallace Avenue, the continuation of Macaulay Avenue and connection to Ruskin Avenue.

Hackernest Barbecue

The Hackernest, a shared-use tech-biz office space that's run by Marketcrashers, a web design company, in the new Junction Triangle Lofts at 231 Wallace is hosting a tech-related BBQ. Details from their site:

When: Saturday, July 9, 2011, 4:00 PM
Where: The Marketcrashers Hackernest, 231 Wallace Avenue Toronto, ON

Ladies and germs, it is a long-established understanding that fire + food = good.

Cafe Neon Opening Celebration

A new business is opening up this week in our area: Cafe Neon at 229 Wallace Ave. in the new Junction Triangle Lofts (just east of the Newmarket/Barrie GO tracks). Their opening day is this Tuesday, July 5th, with regular hours beginning on Thursday.

Some details from email:

We will open 2pm onward for in house coffees, and there will be a dj spinning from 9pm onward and we will have drinks!!

...and from another post on this website:

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