Construction Notice For Keele/Bloor

Posted on September 28, 2012

 

“As part of the 2012 Capital Works Program, the City of Toronto, Technical Services will be resurfacing Keele Street and Bloor Street West in order to improve the road infrastructure. This work will take place on Keele Street, from Bloor St. W. to Glenlake Ave, and on Bloor Street West, from Clendenan Ave to Keele St.

For information and details, please review the attached .pdf construction notice: Construction Notice. The expected construction start date is October 1, 2012.”

 

 

Four Villages Community Health Centre Upcoming Events

Posted on September 28, 2012

 

Four Villages Community Health Centre has two upcoming events in October.  To learn more about the events or about the organization visit:

http://www.4villageschc.ca

or

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Four-Villages-Community-Health-Centre/202854003084827

 

 

 

Live Green Toronto – Grants and Rebates

Posted on September 28, 2012

 

 

Want to learn more about how to green your house, business, or community?  Live Green Toronto offers a large array of grants, rebates, and great information for you at: http://www.toronto.ca/livegreen/grants.htm
Remember to check the deadlines!

 

Nuit Blanche – Installations In Ward 14

Posted on September 28, 2012

 

 

We are fortunate enough to have some exciting installations in Ward 14 this year for Nuit Blanche.  Grab your friends, family, and neighbours and check out some of the works on Queen St.!

 

 

Along with the events on Queen St, The Revue Cinema will also be hosting a Nuit Blanche event on Roncesvalles.

“The Film Buff, Roncesvalles’ popular video store, is underwriting an all-night Nuit Blanche event at The Revue on Saturday, Sep . 29, starting at 7 p.m.

So,  come to The Revue at night or in the wee hours of the morning. Sit down. Relax. Enjoy some popcorn.

And travel to many Nuit Blanche events through the work of artist and filmmaker Lisa Anita Wegner. She’ll be “pixel painting”, digitally transforming images of the work and performances of other Nuit Blanche participants, which will be transmitted to The Revue. You’ll be able to watch the process on The Revue’s big screen.  ”

To find out more see: http://revuecinema.ca/community/community-articles/2011/nuit-blanche-and-the-word-on-the-street

 

If you are curious about the other events happening around the city please see the full program schedule which was posted earlier on the Park Post at:

http://gordperks.ca/2012/08/24/nuit-blanche-september-29th-2012-full-program-schedule-announced/

 

 

Nuit Blanche Tips:

“From sunset at 7:03 p.m. on Saturday, September 29 to sunrise on Sunday, September 30, Toronto’s all night celebration of contemporary art once again returns to the city’s streets.

Plan ahead:
My Night planner: People can plan ahead using the My Night itinerary planner to create their own list of must see projects, take it with them, and share it with others on their mobile devices. Register and find out more information about My Night athttp://scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/visitors/login.shtml. Event guide and map: Pick up a copy at Toronto City Hall main lobby.

During the night:
Use the optimized mobile website streamlined to help navigate during the event, utilizing GPS to get around, find information and projects:http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca . Additional information on the optimized mobile website can be found athttp://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/connect/nuit-mobile.html . Event updates will also be available on Twitter at @sbnuitblancheTO, #snbTO throughout the night.

New locations:
This year for the first time there is a concentration of City-produced projects along King Street from Peter Street in the west to Jarvis Street in the east. Art installations in this area are easily accessible from St. Andrew and King Street subway stations.

Public transit:
Take advantage of all-night TTC service on part of the subway system, extended GO Transit service and the car free zones. People are advised to park the car and to explore the event by foot and on public transit.

Special TTC services:
In addition to the regular all-night Blue Night Network service, the TTC is expanding its all-night service to a portion of the subway. The Bloor-Danforth subway will run from Keele to Woodbine stations and the Yonge-University subway will run from St Clair West to Eglinton stations. The last train leaves at 7 a.m. Free all-night parking is available at select TTC Commuter parking lots.

The TTC is offering a Scotiabank Nuit Blanche special event pass (day pass) on sale at TTC collector booths for $10.50. It is valid for travel from the start of service Saturday September 29, until 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 30. Please see:http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/plan-ahead/getting-around.html

Special GO Transit services:
To accommodate the late-night festivities, GO is running extra trains to and from Union Station on the following GO train lines: Lakeshore West – Lakeshore East, Barrie – Milton, Richmond Hill – Kitchener.

GO Transit group pass:
The Group Pass purchased Saturday, September 29 is valid for the extra homebound train trips on Sunday, September 30. Details and schedules can be found here:http://www.gotransit.com/public/en/updates/schedulechanges.aspx

Toronto Parking Authority:
The Toronto Parking Authority provides safe, attractive, conveniently located and competitively priced off and on-street public parking. Green P parking will get you closer to Scotiabank Nuit Blanche activities. Find your perfect spot with Green P’s parking app at greenp.com

Road closures:
Road closures will be in effect due to expected attendance, art installations and efforts to promote a green, pedestrian-friendly event. Portions of Yonge Street, Bay Street, Queen Street, and new this year sections of King Street and Church Street will be closed to vehicular traffic providing safe and easy access for pedestrians to many projects. For more information, visit:http://scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/gettingAround.shtml.

Complete information on and getting to, around and home from the event can be found online at http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/plan-ahead/getting-around.html

City of Toronto Interactive Zoning Bylaw Map

Posted on September 28, 2012

 

If you’re curious about zoning in your area or would simply like to learn more about zoning by-laws throughout the city there is a great tool to help you out.

Take a look at:   http://www.toronto.ca/zoning/index.htm

 

 

TDSB: Special Education Inclusion Town Hall Meetings

Posted on September 28, 2012

 

 

“The TDSB is hosting four special education inclusion town hall meetings beginning in early October 2012. These town hall meetings will allow staff to gather information from our communities across the city to help us develop a vision that will meet the needs of TDSB students and create inclusive schools.   Meetings will take place on October 2, 11, and November 1, 8, 2012.”

For further information, including times and locations, click:

http://www.tdsb.on.ca/wwwdocuments/about_us/communications/docs/Invitation.pdf

 

Toronto Public Library – Upcoming Events and More

Posted on September 28, 2012

 

 

 

High Park Public Library

(228 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto, ON M6R 2L7,  416-393-7671)

Baby Time: 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.,  Tue Oct 02, Tue Oct 09, Tue Oct 16, Tue Oct 23

“Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies (up to 18 months) with their parents or caregivers.  Contact HP-Library for registration”

 

Roncesvalles Village Historical Society: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m, Thu Oct 04

“The RVHS documents, preserves and promotes the history of the Roncesvalles area.”

 

 

Parkdale Public Library

(1303 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6K 1L6, 416-393-7686)

 

 Real Change Girls Film Screening: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Fri Oct 19, 2012

“Join us for a program of short films directed by girls about issues facing girls today. Film titles: Beauty Bites!?Boys Will be Boys?Wasichana?Girls Between Two Worlds. Filmmakers will be on hand for audience discussion. In partnership with SkyWorks Charitable Foundation. Free! Everyone welcome!”

 

Human Library: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sat Oct 20, 2012

“Borrow a “human book” for a one-on-one conversation. Hear their stories, ask questions, broaden your mind and find some common ground. Contact Parkdale Library for more information and to register 416-393-7686.” Adult, ESL and Newcomers.

 

Friday Night Movies At Parkdale: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Fridays

“Parkdale Library will be holding Movie Nights! Sit back, relax and enjoy a movie on the big screen. For more information, call 416-393-7686.”

 

Peer Tutoring Club: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m, Fridays

“In the Peer Tutoring Club, youth get help with their home work assignments or any other academic assistance from their volunteer peers tutors and the youth worker. In partnership with the Parkdale Community Information Centre.”

 

Saturday Stories: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Saturdays

“A program for the whole family. Rhymes, songs and stories. Saturdays, ongoing. Taking place in the children’s picture book area.”

 

Along with traditional print books, the Toronto Public Library also offers a range of e-books, audiobooks, and large print books…

Check out some of the new titles at:

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/books-video-music/

 

 

Weekend Events With Road Closures In Toronto

Posted on September 28, 2012

 

 

 

Three special events this weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. Businesses in the areas affected are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles.

Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents.

In addition to road closures related to special events, there is a significant amount of road work taking place in the city. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations.

Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of special events should allow extra time to get to and from their destination. A more complete list of events and road work is available at
http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets/.

In addition, the City recently introduced T.O. INview, a map that shows information about planned capital construction work taking place across the city. T.O. INview can be accessed athttp://www.toronto.ca/inview.

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche – Saturday and Sunday closures
A series of road closures will take place on Saturday, September 29 through to sunrise on Sunday, September 30. More information about getting around during the event is available at
http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/gettingAround.html.

Harvest Festival – Sunday closure
Two eastbound lanes of Dundas Street West from Runnymede Road to Fisken Avenue will be closed from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, September 30.

Kensington Pedestrian Sundays – Sunday closures
The following streets will be closed on Sunday, September 30 from noon to 7:30 p.m.:
• Augusta Avenue from Dundas Street W. to College Street
• Kensington Avenue from Dundas Street West to Baldwin Street
• Baldwin Street from the parking garage to Augusta Avenue
• St. Andrew Street from the parking garage to Kensington Avenue

 

Clean Trains Coalition – October 14th, 2012 – Parade and Rally at Sorauren Park

Posted on September 28, 2012

 

 

Join your neighbours on October 14th, 2012, at the West Toronto Rail Path and Walace Ave (North West of Bloor and Lansdowne) at 1pm.  Bring your noise makers, pots, spoons, etc and parade down to Sorauren Park where the rally begins at 2pm.   There will be musical guests, speakers, information tables, and festivities.

 

“The Clean Train Coalition represents communities along the rail corridor. We believe that a healthy environment and vibrant neighbourhoods depend on smart investment in public transit infrastructure. Build it once, build it right!”

Learn More at: http://www.cleantrain.ca/

 

 

 

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