Spring 2013

Doors Open in the Triangle

Oct 13th, 2014 | By

By Edythe Gerrard Well, Corpus Christi Catholic Church’s second Doors Open is coming up May 25 and 26. The young lady who organized it last year did a great job. She had a handout that explained the magnificent stained glass windows, including the one designed by former Beach resident and internationally renowned artist, William Kurelek.
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Sauvignon Seeking Rainsford Patio

Oct 13th, 2014 | By
Sauvignon Cafe at 1862 Queen St. E. today

By John Ellis Stefan Poquet, co-owner of Sauvignon Bistro, attended the April 2 BTRA Board Meeting to present plans for a licence application to build a patio on city-owned property on Rainsford Road. He reported that four previous applications have been declined, largely due to failure to obtain at least 50 per cent support from
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A Tale of Two Tracks

Oct 13th, 2014 | By

By Hans Looije On Wednesday March 27, I attended a TTC-sponsored meeting on the track construction along Leslie Avenue regarding resident’s input into the project schedule and traffic flow. There was also a separate meeting with retailers, and another with industries along Commissioners Street. This work will begin in August. At the same time as
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Triangle History: Woodbine Club House Hotel

Oct 13th, 2014 | By
Woodbine Club House (presumed) 1959 York University Libraries, Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections, Toronto Telegram fonds, F0433, ASC03633

By John Ellis The histories of “Duggan’s Hotel”, “Woodbine Park”, “Woodbine Park Club House”, and Woodbine Race Course (later “Old Woodbine”, “Greenwood Race Track”, and, today, “Woodbine Park”), are closely linked to Joseph Duggan, who was born in Toronto 15 August, 18331. At age 23, he married Susan Love, 19, on 3 July 1857. A
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Please Stoop and Scoop After Your Dog!

Oct 13th, 2014 | By

By Mira Claxton As the snow melted, many residents noticed something unsightly in their parks: dog feces. An alarming amount of it. The BTRA has received a few emails from Triangle residents recently, complaining about taking their children to Jeff Sloan Community Parkette only to retreat in horror at the sighting. “It’s so gross.” “My
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More Sewage Work

Oct 13th, 2014 | By

By Hans Looije Many of the buildings at the Ashbridges Bay Sewage Treatment Plant have now been made air tight to contain all the smell. The last phase of covering the treatment beds is yet to be finished. If on a warm summer day, you smell foul odor, do not hesitate to call the city
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President’s Report Spring 2013

Oct 13th, 2014 | By

By Hans Looije Since the last newsletter, we have seen city council approve the new Queen Street East Urban Design Guidelines (UDG) for the Beach. This has resulted in the developers of 200 Woodbine (north-west corner of Queen and Woodbine) and of the former Shell station property (north-east corner of Queen and Woodbine) to appeal
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Basement Flooding: An Increasing Concern

Oct 13th, 2014 | By

John Ellis The increased frequency of basement flooding isn’t only an issue for our neighbours south of Queen Street. Homes in the Triangle have now been designated by the city as being in a Basement Flooding Zone. Even if your home hasn’t had the awful experience of basement flooding, the city points out that as
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