Ritchie Parkette receives grant from the Weston Foundation

Posted on October 18, 2013

Friends of Ritchie Parkette were successful in receiving a $25,000 grant from the Weston Foundation.

In addition to the park upgrades undertaken in coordination with the Friends of Ritchie Parkette, City of Toronto management and staff, and our office, the Weston Foundation grant will fund: native plant rehabilitation, environmental education interpretive signs and enhancements that will encourage visitors to experience the natural elements of the parkette year round. 

Check out the Friends of Ritchie Parkette website to see the latest news from this social hub in the community: http://ritchieparkette.blogspot.ca/

Council Highlights – October 8th to 11th, 2013

Posted on October 18, 2013

Council Highlights is an informal summary of decisions made by Toronto City Council. The City Clerk provides the formal documentation at http://www.toronto.ca/council.

 

This quick summary includes:

Scarborough rapid transit

Development charges

Impacts of July 8 storm

Council’s strategic planning

Governance of the Toronto Zoo

And others!

 

Click here for a PDF of the highlights:

Council Highlights_October2013

Queen West Planning Study update

Posted on October 18, 2013

This week at Toronto and East York Community Council, Councillor Perks along with Councillor Bailao and Councillor Layton, recommended that City Planning staff review the policy context, built-form and heritage value of the properties on Queen Street West between Bathurst Street and Roncesvalles Avenue.
Councillor Perks has heard from many community members that protection of the heritage values and character of Queen Street West remains a priority as we welcome change to this street. The study will involve public consultation to clarify what defines the street character and to develop a community vision for the future. Transit capacity and parking supply will also be reviewed.
City Planning staff will now begin to develop Terms of Reference for this study. Once available. notifications of community consultations will be distributed through mailouts, emails and media.

Click here for the signed letter from Councillors: Mike Layton, Ana Bailão, and Gord Perks:
Queen West Planning Study

George Town South Project: Weekend Track and Signal Work October 25 to 27

Posted on October 18, 2013

 


• Diverted tracks will be shifted back into their final alignments north of Lansdowne Avenue to south of Queen Street West.
• We will also be testing signals in this area.

The black line indicates the work area from north of Lansdowne Avenue to south of Queen Street West.

How this will affect you
• Construction work will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25 and will continue until Sunday, October 27 at 5:00 p.m. There is a possibility work may be extended into Sunday night.
• This work can only be done outside of regular train service.
• Residents living nearby can expect some
noise associated with construction vehicles and from the welding and re-positioning of rail tracks.
• Lights will be used during overnight hours;
however, these will be focused away from nearby homes.

 

PDF: East Corridor Construction Update-Oct 25-27

 

Young Voices Writers Conference 2013

Posted on October 18, 2013

Young Voices Writers Conference 2013

Sat Oct 26, 2013

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Toronto Reference Library

Work with professional writers on your fiction, non-fiction, poetry, graphic novels, journalism, visual arts and script writing! Get published in an instant anthology. Meet other teens who like to write.

Open Mic – Food (Free Lunch!) – Door prizes. For teens age 12-19. Note: Event starts at 10:00 am, registration begins at 9:30 am.

Register Early – SPACE IS LIMITED!
Call 416-395-5784 or Register Online at the link below.
For group registration, please contact 416-395-5784 directly

The Young Voices Program is supported through the generosity of the Daniels brothers in honour of their mother, Norine Rose, through the Toronto Public Library Foundation.

Register online now – SPACE IS LIMITED!

Dufferin Street Bridge Remains Closed to Pedestrians & Cyclists

Posted on October 18, 2013

Our office has received word that the Metrolinx work on the Dufferin Street Bridge has been extended due to vandalism of machinery.

The re-opening of the bridge to pedestrians and cyclists has been further delayed.

My office will provide a further update on the Metrolinx work and the expected date of reopening as we receive information from Metrolinx.

Pedestrians who want to walk to Exhibition Place can access the grounds via Atlantic Avenue.

The City of Toronto closed the Dufferin Street Bridge to pedestrians and cyclists on October 9th at 10:00PM. The closure was to enable Metrolinx to complete maintenance work on the underside of the bridge, which spans the GO Transit/Metrolinx rail corridor. The bridge will remain closed to vehicle traffic until further notice.

Thank you for your patience.

 

Dufferin Street Bridge Remains Closed to Pedestrians & Cyclists

Posted on October 18, 2013

Our office has received word that the Metrolinx work on the Dufferin Street Bridge has been extended due to vandalism of machinery.

The re-opening of the bridge to pedestrians and cyclists has been further delayed.

My office will provide a further update on the Metrolinx work and the expected date of reopening as we receive information from Metrolinx.

Pedestrians who want to walk to Exhibition Place can access the grounds via Atlantic Avenue.

The City of Toronto closed the Dufferin Street Bridge to pedestrians and cyclists on October 9th at 10:00PM. The closure was to enable Metrolinx to complete maintenance work on the underside of the bridge, which spans the GO Transit/Metrolinx rail corridor. The bridge will remain closed to vehicle traffic until further notice.

Thank you for your patience.

 

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