Join us to learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), its impact on our urban forest, and what you can do. Topics will include:
- How EAB kills trees
- Basic ash tree identification
- Treatment, removal and replanting options
For more information please see the following link:
Temporary Detour, Mid July to mid August
Hydro One Networks Inc. (Hydro One) is replacing the existing underground transmission infrastructure which serves the western Lake Shore area of Toronto. In order to perform the necessary construction activities for the project, there will be a slight temporary path diversion on the Martin Goodman Trail between Net Drive and Oarsman Drive.
The temporary diversion will run parallel to the existing trail and will be clearly marked with on-site signage. There will also be a fence around the construction area. Please be cautious when using the trail and be mindful of construction activities in the area.
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July 15, 2013
Heat Alert declared for Toronto
Dr. David McKeown, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, has issued a Heat Alert for today. The Heat Alert will be in effect until further notice.
During a Heat Alert, the public is encouraged to call or visit family, friends and neighbours, especially isolated adults and seniors who are at greater risk of suffering from heat-related illness, to make sure they are cool and drinking plenty of fluids. Other groups at risk include people with chronic illnesses, limited mobility and with certain mental health illnesses, infants and young children, people on certain medications and those who are homeless.
The public is advised to Beat the Heat by taking these precautions:
• Drink lots of cool water even before you feel thirsty.
• Go to air-conditioned places, including shopping malls or one of many local libraries or community centres located in each neighbourhood.
• Take cool showers or baths or use cool wet towels to cool down.
• Wear loose, light-coloured, breathable clothing and, when outdoors, wear a
• Avoid the sun and stay in the shade or use an umbrella.
• Reschedule or plan outdoor activities during the cooler parts of the day.
• Never leave seniors, children or pets unattended in a car.
Landlords of buildings without air conditioning are encouraged to provide a dedicated cooling room for vulnerable residents to escape the heat. Community agencies are encouraged to educate clients on the risks of heat-related illness and to call or check on those clients at increased risk of heat-related illness during alerts.
When an alert is declared, those who need assistance or have heat-related inquiries may call 311.
More information about how to beat the heat is available at http://www.toronto.ca/health.
Often high air pollution occurs during hot weather conditions. People with heart and lung conditions, seniors and children should pay special attention to the hourly Air Quality Health Index levels and forecasts available at http://www.airhealth.ca.
Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For information on how to conserve energy, see Toronto Hydro’s Energy Conservation Handbook:
The City continuously repairs, replaces and constructs infrastructure to:
– Maintain existing assets in a state of good repair;
– Improve the efficiency of existing facilities and enhance levels of service;
– Expand to meet new demands; and
– Respond to legislated requirements.
Click here for the official ward list of and maps of the 2013 Capital Budget: WardListMemo_Final_2013Jul05
Ward 14 work types include:
Bus Shelter Installations, Electrical Work, laneway Road Resurfacing, Capital Projects, Sewer Rehabilitation, Civic Imrovements, and others.
To see all of Ward 14’s Capital Works click here and scroll to page 41:
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an introduced insect pest from Asia.
EAB attacks and kills all species of true ash trees, (those trees within the genus Fraxinus, not mountain ash).
EAB feeds beneath the bark and disrupts the flow of water and nutrients within trees.
Tree mortality will occur if a tree is infested, and not treated with pesticide. It may take as little as one year, however death normally occurs within 2-3 years of infestation.
For the full PDF Presentation made by the City, click here: http://www.toronto.ca/trees/pdfs/EABPresentation.pdf
For more information on what the community is doing and how YOU can participate, go to http://www.yourleaf.org/ and become an Ambassador!