Ontario Redi-Mix has closed down

Ontario Redi-Mix: As seen from Erwin Krickhahn Park.Ontario Redi-Mix: As seen from Erwin Krickhahn Park.

The Ontario Redi-Mix plant at 57 Wade Ave. has closed down. I don't know the exact date of the plant's closure, but it has now been inactive for several weeks.

Ontario Redi-Mix is the concrete manufacturing and distribution factory that is visible over the railway tracks at Erwin Krickhahn Park. What seemed like a constant parade of cement trucks around the Bloor-Lansdowne area is a direct result of this plant. I know that there were many complaints about Ontario Redi-Mix from residents in the Lansdowne / Wade / Jenet / Paton area stemming from the truck traffic, noise, dust, dirty streets, idling trucks, cracked sidewalks, and much more. I bet the residents of that area are happy to see this place closed down.

Perhaps it will make life better for Junction Triangle residents on Rankin Cres., and users of Erwin Krickhahn Park too? I'm not sure, as I can't say I've ever been bothered by this facility while in the park, but maybe people who live close-by had different experiences (please post if you have!).

Electric Train Music Series: Sunday, July 25, Perth Square Park

Electric Train Music Series

Final Performance | the drum roll begins at 12:30

Drum Diesel Out of Town
Sunday, July 25, Perth Square Park

Special guests, Pound for Pound

The Electric Train Music Series is presented by the Junction Triangle Rail Committee as a way of building community spirit and increasing awareness of the effects massive diesel expansion will have on our neighbourhood.

Ward 18 Environment Day

Info from Councillor Giambrone's Ward 18 E-Newsletter:

Ward 18 will be hosting its Environment Day on Sunday, July 11 from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Dufferin Mall parking lot.

Leaf compost will be available for free. You can also exchange a damaged green bin for a new one at no charge.

Residents will be able to purchase a Backyard Composter ($15), Green Bin ($18), Kitchen Container ($5), Indoor Water Efficiency Kit ($10), or Rain Barrel ($85).

Residents are also encouraged to drop off items such as old electronics, paint, batteries, and propane tanks for safe disposal and recycling. Donations of items such as clothing, books, CDs, and non-perishable foods will also be collected for reuse.

For more information on Environment Day and what you can drop off for disposal, please visit http://www.toronto.ca/environment_days/activities.htm

Rankin Crescent News, Issue #1

The following newsletter was forwarded to me from Bob, a resident of Rankin Crescent. You can download a PDF copy of the printed newsletter here.


Issue #1 – published July 4, 2010 – Printed Circulation: 100

1. Perth Avenue Junior Public School Needs Our Support – Now.

Enrollment numbers are down at Perth Avenue Junior Public School and if we hope to ensure the survival of Perth Avenue J.P.S., we have to show our support for the school. To help boost enrollment, Perth school would like to add French Immersion and grades 7 and 8 to its programming. However, it is up to us, as parents and local residents, to convince the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) that access to these programmes is desirable for the children who live in our neighbourhood. In particular, those of us who have pre-schoolers who we would like to benefit from a French immersion education at a local school, as well as being able to attend Perth school until the end of grade 8 must make every effort to communicate their support for these initiatives to the TDSB, in particular to our elected education trustee:

Electric Train Music Series

Electric Train Music Series

Every Sunday in July at 12:30 p.m. in the Junction Triangle

Acoustic Performances:

  • Sunday, July 4
    Campbell Park, performer Adam Volpentesta
  • Sunday, July 11
    Carlton Park, performer Andrew Cash
  • Sunday, July 18
    Erwin Krickhahn Park, performer Mark Ripp

Bells on Bloor: Pedal-Powered Parade and Music Ride

The annual Bells on Bloor bike parade takes place on Saturday May 29th, departing from High Park at noon. I estimate it will come through our neighbourhood sometime between 12:30 and 1:00pm. Anyone with a bike can participate, or if you prefer to watch, bring some bells or musical instruments down to Bloor St. More details at www.bellsonbloor.ca.

Bells on Bloor 2010 PosterBells on Bloor 2010 Poster

GO/Metrolinx Electrification Study meeting

The following meeting announcement comes from GO Transit / Metrolinx. You can download a PDF copy of their announcement here. Please note that you are expected to register for this meeting by May 24th. Details below.

20 Bay Street, Suite 901
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2N8
Phone: 416.874.5900
Fax: 416.874.5901

May 13, 2010

Plant and Seeds Sale at Perth Dupont Community Garden

The following announcement come from the Perth-Dupont Community Garden:

We will be having a Seeds and Plant sale on Saturday May 15 at the garden. Please see the link for all the details and a list of the plants and seeds.

There will also be a few garden related fundraising items - the community is raising money for our building project and Accessibility Upgrades.

Even if you're not planning on a garden this year, please come by and say hello and have a tour of our garden.

Photos: Last week's community cleanup

Edwin Ave. cleanup.: Photo by Craig CharnockEdwin Ave. cleanup.: Photo by Craig Charnock

Last weekend's community cleanup day was a success, thanks to volunteers from all over the neighbourhood. Local cleanup events were held at Carlton Park, Campbell Ave. / Rankin Cres., Symington Ave., Edwin Ave., the West Toronto Railpath, and on South Perth and Sterling Rd. These parts of the Junction Triangle are now looking much better!

Of course, tackling the litter and dumping problems in our neighbourhood is an ongoing struggle, but you don't need to wait until Earth Day to do something about it. If there's any litter in front of your homes or garages, just take two seconds to pick it up and put it in the proper place. You can also report illegal dump sites or excessive litter to the City's 311 phone number, or 311@toronto.ca

Here are some photos from the April 24th 2010 Community Cleanup, submitted by various cleanup organizers around the neighbourhood. Thanks!

2010 Community Cleanup

2010 Community Cleanup

South Perth and Sterling Rd. cleanup. Photo courtesy Philip Share and Rio Tinto Alcan.

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