Lansdowne Avenue Bridge Road Closure: April 2nd- 4th

Posted on March 31, 2011

Between April 2 and 4, 2011, a new span will be installed on the north side of the Lansdowne Avenue bridge (just south of Dundas Street West) to accommodate an additional track for the GTS Project. The work will involve modifying the existing concrete abutments and installing the new span. Most of the work will be done from above on GO’s rail corridor.
Full road closure between Rideau Avenue and Shirley Street from Saturday, April 2nd at 5 a.m. to Monday, April 4th at 5 a.m.

Click here for full details.

City of Toronto Public Appointments Process for the Toronto Community Housing Corporation

Posted on March 31, 2011

Applications from residents of Toronto are being accepted to serve on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC).

Seven Board positions are being considered at this time.  Other members of the Board include the Mayor’s designate, 3 other City Councillors and 2 tenants.  Board members will be expected to attend monthly board meetings and serve on committees of the Board.

General Information for TCHC appointments process

Toronto Police Service Public Forums

Posted on March 31, 2011

The Toronto Police Service invites all community members to provide your comments on:From a community perspective, what do you think is the most important issue that the Service should address as a Priority?Four public forums are scheduled:
Scarborough Civic Centre 150 Borough Drive, Council ChambersMonday April 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Etobicoke Civic Centre 399 The West Mall, Council ChambersWednesday April 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Room 308/309Tuesday April 12 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street Council ChambersWednesday April 27 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
If you would like to participate in this discussion, but are unable to attend a scheduled consultation, you are encouraged to share your thoughts on the major challenges facing the Toronto Police Service over the next three years by visiting the Have Your Say section of the Toronto Police website at www.torontopolice.on.ca.
Click here for more details.

Grand Opening of New Dental Clinic

Posted on March 31, 2011

You are welcome to join in celebrating this community accomplishment!

There will be special guests, healthy treats, prizes, fun activities, etc.

Friday April 29th, 2011

12 :00 – 2:00 pm

PARKDALE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE

1229 QUEEN  ST. WEST

Click here for flyer.

Child Care Services

Posted on March 25, 2011

Toronto residents can now apply for child care services online or through 311

The City of Toronto’s Children’s Services division now offers two new options for parents to apply for a child care subsidy or space within a municipal child care centre. They can either apply online at http://www.toronto.ca/children or call 311, and both options are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Completing an application takes only about 10 minutes. Applicants are encouraged to verify what documentation and information is required before completing either form to ensure a faster process. The list of required information, instructions on how to fill out the applications and information on Toronto Children’s Services’ programs and services are available online at http://www.toronto.ca/children or by calling 311. The 311 customer service line can provide service in more than 180 languages.

Sweet Thrills Candy Man

Posted on March 25, 2011

There will be a celebration of the life of Sweet Thrills Candy Man: Ok-Nam Yang:

On Saturday April 16th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m at the Revue Theatre (400 Roncesvalles Avenue)

All are welcome to give the community, especially our children, an opportunity to show appreciation to Ok-Nam’s widow Jenny and their 3 kids, of our Roncesvalles ‘Candy Man’ and what he meant to this neighbourhood.

Please click here for the flyer and invite your neighbours.

Kanji Sushi – 1346 Queen Street West

Posted on March 25, 2011

Please note that the applicant of Kanji Sushi, 1346 Queen St West, has requested and received an adjournment from the AGCO of the hearing scheduled for April 1st, 2011. This adjournment was requested by the applicant to give him more time to try resolving community concerns. If any submission to the AGCO regarding a concern with this application remains, the AGCO will schedule a new hearing date.

Here is letter from the AGCO for your information.

Traffic Sign Legislative Change

Posted on March 25, 2011

Change to way entry prohibitions to streets during specific time periods

Transportation Services submitted the above noted reports to Toronto and East York Community Council meeting on Tuesday March 22nd, 2011. As a result of changes to Provincial enabling legislation, the way entry prohibitions to streets during specific time periods must be signed has changed.

The  first attachment contains two photos: a “before” and “after” view. Figure 1 shows the “existing” signage that will be changed. Figure 2 illustrates what the new signing arrangement will be. The  second attachment is a drawing that schematically illustrates the change.

As the reports noted, these changes are technical in nature to achieve compliance with the underlying legislation, and result in absolutely no change to the actual operations at the various locations.

King Street West: Road Work and Track Reconstruction

Posted on March 25, 2011

Queen Street West to Close Avenue

Start Date:    May 2011* End Date:     September 2011

*Timeline subject to change due to unforeseen events. Content is accurate and current at time of printing.

This year from May to September, the City of Toronto Technical Services and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) will undertake major construction work on King Street West from just south/east of the Queen/King/Roncesvalles intersection to Close Avenue.

The work will include: reconstruction of the streetcar track, road reconstruction/resurfacing, traffic signals, some curb and sidewalk work and streetscape (e.g. construction of path through the park, benches etc.)

Work is scheduled to begin just south/east of the Queen/King/Roncesvalles intersection and proceed south/east to Close Avenue.

Traffic and Parking Restrictions

During heavy construction, restrictions will be imposed to turning, parking and driving lanes within and slightly beyond the work area.

One eastbound lane will be maintained from Queen Street West to Close Avenue during the TTC track reconstruction phase; the westbound lane will be reinstated as quickly as possible thereafter.

No parking will be permitted in the active work zones.

Continued Pedestrian Access

Pedestrian access to businesses and walkways will be maintained at all times during construction.

Work Hours

Work will generally run from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday to Friday, and from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday.  However, the TTC track reconstruction phase of this project will involve periods of late evening and overnight work and extended weekend hours.  The overnight rail work by TTC may consist of moving rail into position, rail installation and rail welding / grinding.  After-hours work by TTC is required to support the daytime construction and complete the project as quickly as possible.

TTC Transit Service

During the construction, changes will be made to streetcar service on King Street West. Details of the changes will be provided in a future notice to the community, and will be posted at transit stops along the route in advance of the service changes.

Note: More detailed transit information will be provided prior to work beginning in May 2011.

Project Contacts

For more information about this project, please contact:

Shahid Virk
City of Toronto Project Engineer
416-338-5542    svirk@toronto.ca
Diego Sinagoga – TTC track related work
TTC Community Liaison Representative
416-393-2197

Both the City and TTC web sites will be updated with additional information nearing the start of construction:

www.toronto.ca/involved/projects

www.ttc.ca

Click here for flyer.

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