The history behind the neighbourhood that we now know as Liberty Village.
Have you seen a coyote in Toronto? A few weeks ago when I was out for a walk at Ontario Place I saw a coyote near the pond by the Cinesphere keeping an eye on the many ducks who were staying well away from the shore. I also often see them on the train tracks where the UP Train travels. Toronto residents who live near ravines and forests – typical coyote habitat – can expect an increase in coyote sightings during this time of year. Coyotes are active day and night, but prefer to hunt after dusk or before dawn. Residents should follow these steps to minimize negative encounters with coyotes: Avoid feeding them. Feeding wild animals, including coyotes is
Runnymede Station is one of the many TTC stations across the city getting upgrades. The station is going to be accessible to all customers, regardless of their level of mobility. In addition, the station is getting a facelift as well. The art installations at Runnymede Station were unveiled last week. Elicser Elliot worked on these pieces titled Anonymous Somebody. “Anonymous Somebody captures the snippets of our bustling Bloor West Village lives while standing still. The artworks aims to communicate the story of individual spirt as fresh and relevant to the metabolism of the neighbourhood. The images work as an anchor to a thought or memory for the person viewing it – to commemorate, celebrate, provoke, and heal. Not unlike Runnymede,
February 6, 2019 — TREB President Garry Bhaura announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 4,009 home sales through TREB’s MLS® in January 2019 – up by 0.6 per cent compared to January 2018. On a preliminary seasonally adjusted basis, sales were up by 3.4 per cent compared to December 2018. “It is encouraging to see the slight increase in January transactions on a year-over year basis, even with the inclement weather experienced in the GTA region during the last week of the month. The fact that the number of transactions edged upwards is in line with TREB’s forecast for higher sales in calendar year 2019,” said Mr. Bhaura. The MLS® HPI Composite Benchmark price was up by 2.7 per cent
Toronto’s Kensington Market is one of the older neighbourhoods in the city. After serving for the British in the War of 1812, George Taylor Denison purchased a plot of land that extended from Queen West to Bloor Street, between what are now Augusta and Lippincott Streets. The Denison estate was subdivided in the 1850s, and into the 1880s, houses were built on small plots for Irish and Scottish immigrant labourers coming to the city. With an influx of Eastern European Jewish immigrants in the early twentieth century, the area became known as the Jewish Market before taking on the name of one of the neighbourhood’s main streets, Kensington Avenue—which in turn was probably named after London’s Kensington district. Source: The Culture Trip