Busy Saturday in the Junction Triangle!

I don't think I've ever seen this many events happening all on the same day in the Junction Triangle. Bikes, bees, butterflies, beauty, bartering, and boxcars*. Here's a quick rundown. Click the links to get more info about each event.

100 in 1 Day Festival:
Three events that are part of the 100 in 1 Day Festival are taking place in the Junction Triangle, along the West Toronto Railpath. All of them help celebrate the awesomeness of our neighbourhood and surrounding areas:

  • West Toronto Railpath Milkweed Planting Day. Railpath at Wallace Bridge, 9am-1pm. Help plant 500 new milkweed plants along the Railpath to provide habitat for monarch butterflies!
  • Buzz on the Bridge. Wallace Ave. Footbridge, 10am-6pm. "Community party with local artists playing music and showing their art, bridge decorating and mural painting for kids and adults and other community building activities. Swing dancing from 12-2".
  • Love Letters to the Junction Triangle, Past Present, and Future. Railpath at Wallace Bridge, 10am-3pm. "A collection of thoughts, feelings and photos of the traditional and newly welcomed communities in the Junction Triangle", with opportunity to submit your own thoughts etc.

Kids and Cargo Bikes, 10am-11am at Perth Square Park, followed by a family ride on the Railpath. Come and show off your own cargo bike, or see what other people have. Some vendors are also coming.

Really Really Free Market, 10am-4pm at Campbell Park. Drop off items to give away for free, or pick up your own free stuff or services. Also, free food. Free. Really. Really.

100 in 1 Day: WTRailpath / Got Milkweed? Planting Day

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

by Friends of West Toronto Railpath

Raise public awareness for the Railpath as a Car~free, multi mobile corridor and biological diverse public park .


9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday June 6th 2015

All are welcome to celebrate the West Toronto Railpath Park, learn about the diverse plants that grow along the path and to plant milkweed- the main food source of the Monarch butterfly in association with the David Suzuki Foundation/Homegrown National Park Project 'Got Milkweed' Campaign.All we need are your hands to plant milkweed in a pre chosen site near the Ernest Ave. Railpath access. Explore the entire phase 1 stage of this unique linear park and learn more about the plans for the phase 2 Railpath extension.

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

Nitta Gelatin Odour Abatement Progress Update Meeting

Meeting info via Ward 18 City Councillor Ana Bailao's website:

MPP Martins would like to invite you to a meeting to update the community on Nitta Gelatin’s progress implementing its odour abatement plan. Representatives from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change and Nitta Gelatin will be in attendance, as will I.

The meeting will be held at MPP Martins’ constituency office on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015, from 7:00-8:30pm. The address is 1199 Bloor St. West, which is two storefronts west of Brock and Bloor on the south side of the street.

If you’re planning to attend, please send a quick RSVP to cmartins.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org.

WHEN: January 20, 2015 at 7pm - 8:30pm
WHERE: Cristina Martins, MPP, Constituency Office
1199 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON M6H 1N4
Google map and directions
CONTACT: Matt Iannucci · cmartins.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org · 416-535-3158

Meeting Re: Odours From Nitta Gelatin factory

Info via Ward 18 Councillor Ana Bailao's website:



On July 16, join me, the new local MPP Cristina Martins, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Toronto Public Health, and Nitta Gelatin to discuss a solution to the recent increase in odour emissions from the Nitta Gelatin factory (60 Paton Rd).

WHEN:July 16, 2014 at 7pm - 8:30pm
WHERE: Propeller Coffee (50 Wade Avenue),Toronto, ON, Canada
CONTACT: Ana Bailao · councillor_bailao@toronto.ca · 416 392 7012

Junction Triangle Meet & Greet

Wednesday, June 25th at 6:30pm

Metropolis Factory
50 Edwin Ave.
(South of Dupont and Edwin)


Discussing local priorities with residents in the Wallace-Emerson neighbourhood

Community Compost Pick-Up (Perth Park)

Community Compost Pick-Up Event

Date: Tuesday May 20
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Perth Square Park

Ward 18 cycling survey

Hi everyone,
Cycle Toronto Ward 18 is conducting a cycling survey to help us identify priorities for Ward 18. We'd be grateful if you could fill it out and share it with friends and neighbours!


Many thanks,
Liz Sutherland
Cycle Toronto Ward 18


JT the next Lac-Mégantic disaster?

The issue of knowing and controlling what kind of traffic is travelling through communities by rail is just starting to get on the radar. There are some really scary aspects to be considered. The link below has lot of links to everything that has been written in the past few weeks. Here is a quote from the story:

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