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The Junction Triangle

posted November 17, 2010

 

A GO train whizzies by shinny players
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Campbell Park is located in the Junction Triangle, a west-end Toronto neighbourhood roughly defined by three rail corridors, one of which runs past the eastern edge of the park. The name was coined in the late 1970s by residents who had formed community groups to fight pollution from local industry, now mostly gone. In the 1970s and 80s, Junction Triangle was widely used by both the news media and the city government. However, starting in the 90s the name became less prominent, though it was still remembered by long-time residents.

In 2009 some local residents formed a group called Fuzzy Boundaries to pick a neighbourhood name. After much vigorous debates between people who liked the name Junction Triangle and those who thought it was too easily confused with The Junction, which is another nearby neighbourhood, a majority of people who voted decided to keep the name Junction Triangle.

The best way to keep up with local news and events is to visit the Junction Triangle neighbourhood website, which is maintained by Vic Gedris, a local resident who skates at the park most weekends.

 

Neighbourhood News

Residents want electric trains

posted November 16, 2010

 

On Tuesday November 16, 2010, 60 supporters of the Clean Train Coalition demonstrated in front of Metrolinx headquarters. Metrolinx is a provincial agency with the mandate "to improve the coordination and integration of all modes of transportation in the (Greater Toronto) region." The demonstrators, worried about the health effects of increased diesel emission, are asking Metrolinx to use electric trains instead of diesel on the Georgetown South Project. The Georgetown South rail corridor is located a few blocks west of Campbell Park.

 


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