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Doing stuff online since 1994.

796 – 802 Broadview goes to council

On June 13th the East York and Toronto Community Council will look at the development proposal for 796-802 Broadview. If the address doesn’t sound familiar perhaps its other infamous name “The Vape Lounge” night trigger some memory. This property overlooks … Continue reading

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About the OMB process – 958 Broadview et al.

As you know the OMB Pre-hearing conference in regards to the three appeals against the Broadview Avenue Planning Study Official Plan Amendment (OMB Case PL160686) is this Wednesday April 26, 10 AM, 655 Bay Street, north of Dundas, 16th floor, … Continue reading

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958 Broadview goes to OMB

On April 26, the Board of Estonian House, Gordian Foods and the Salvation Army are named as appellants to the Ontario Municipal Board. Their aim is to enable development on their properties that go beyond what the Broadview Avenue Mid-rise … Continue reading

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Salmon run on the Don river.

First time seeing Atlantic Chinook Salmon running upstream along the Don River. This location is just north of the Pottery Rd. bridge along the bike path. Very easy to get to. Other locations are along the bike path south of the Pottery … Continue reading

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TPA under fire from Board of Trade

When the TPA says public parking is “critical for economic development” and the Board of Trade says “it’s not in the public interest for the city to use municipal funds to create more parking” you can almost hear the crunch of … Continue reading

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What is the City (over)building in the valley?

This is way bigger than it needs to be. It’s the rail bridge over the bicycle path alongside the Don River near Riverdale Park. The bicycle path used to go under the old CP Rail line in sort of double … Continue reading

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TPA data gathering & coupon strategy

I believe the Edward Deming quote “In God we trust, all others bring data” should be emblazoned in every committee and council chamber at City Hall. The Toronto Parking Authority seems to be pivoting towards a modern data driven foundation … Continue reading

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John Tory’s zerovision PSA

John Tory is hearing the message about pedestrian deaths in Torono but still hasn’t wrapped his head around the cause. Here’s the Public Service Announcement. It’s the usual slow down and keep your eyes on the road, same message runs over … Continue reading

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Seniors, city planning & safety

Attend any community meeting and look around the room at the residents. Ask “What’s the average age in the room?” My guess is that it’s around 65. This demographic is heavily invested in property, has the time to attend meetings, … Continue reading

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Native Plant Sale.

ORDER HERE! Funds support the activities of the Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve. Native plants grow best in your garden because millions of years of evolution can’t be wrong. They are suited to the soil, the crappy winters, they expect the … Continue reading

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