Yearly Archives: 2007

Merry Xmas – 2007

Here is the Xmas greeting we sent to Councillor McConnell. During the fall of 2007, dog owners in the Shuter-Sumach park were being unfairly hassled by city inspectors, even when dogs were on leash. Hopefully the city won’t be hassling … Continue reading

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developments – Nov 2007

The townhouse project at the SE corner of Queen + St. Paul is nearing completion (pic #1).The Vineger Lofts, at 19 River (just N of Queen) obtained rezoning approval earlier this year; it seems that some renovation is underway (pic … Continue reading

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Heritage Lighting Program

Ever wonder where the City gets the money for the historic light fixtures which have appeared at random throughout Corktown during the past few years? Section 37 money of course (if you want, call it a “bribe” for extra density). … Continue reading

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Toronto Centre candidates for upcoming provincial election

For your web-surfing pleasure, here are some links related to the provincial election on Oct 10. Candidates for the Toronto Centre riding (according to Elections Ontario): DANISH AHMED Party for People with Special Needs JOHAN BOYDEN Communist Party of Canada … Continue reading

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report from Methadone task force

As reported this week in the Toronto Star (“Doctors exploit addicts to milk OHIP” and “Methadone rules tightened“), and in a news release on the MoH website, the March 2007 “Methadone Maintenance Treatment Practices Task Force” is now publicly available. … Continue reading

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SuWaDoSh picnic

Approximately 40 residents from Sumach, Wascana, Douglas Co-op and Shuter (take the first 2 letters of each street name: SuWaDoSh) gathered in Stinky’s Park (Shuter+Sumach) at noon on Sunday July 15 to enjoy a sunny summer day, to chat, and … Continue reading

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Streetcar Developments – rezoning

The City has completed its Preliminary Planning Report describing the necessary rezoning needed for the Streetcar Development condos (Phase 1, as described in an earlier entry). As you may know, the proposal is for “three properties at 52 Sumach Street, … Continue reading

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Vinegar Lofts approved

Plans for Vinegar Lofts (19 River) were approved by Community Council on March 27. Currently, it is a three-storey industrial building, with a single storey at the rear of the property. The existing building will be retained with a 2 … Continue reading

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midday storage yard for GO trains

As can be seen in this photo, the construction of a midday storage yard for GO trains (located in the SE corner of the West Don Lands), mentioned in an earlier post, appears to be almost complete.

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Corktown’s Irish connection

Why is our neighbourhood area called “Corktown”? A quick answer appeared awhile ago in Toronto Life. Local historian Bruce Bell wrote a more extensive explanation in an Aug 2005 Bulletin article. Here is an excerpt. “One of Toronto’s “newest” neighbourhoods … Continue reading

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