"TTCriders"

Posted on January 31, 2014

TTCriders (ttcriders.ca) is a grassroots transit advocacy organization that gives Torontonians who use the TTC a voice. It emerged as a response to the tens of thousands of transit users who said that they want better transit in Toronto.

Their goal is to build a TTC that works with and for transit riders. Their Vision for a public transit system is based on the following guiding principles:

– Fair and affordable fares
– Building modern, fast transit into all corners of the city as fast as possible
– Making public transit fully accessible transit
– Frequent service that connects all our neighbourhoods
– Environmental sustainability
– Respect for front line TTC workers
– Respect for fellow TTCriders

 

 

“TTCriders”

Posted on January 31, 2014

TTCriders (ttcriders.ca) is a grassroots transit advocacy organization that gives Torontonians who use the TTC a voice. It emerged as a response to the tens of thousands of transit users who said that they want better transit in Toronto.

Their goal is to build a TTC that works with and for transit riders. Their Vision for a public transit system is based on the following guiding principles:

– Fair and affordable fares
– Building modern, fast transit into all corners of the city as fast as possible
– Making public transit fully accessible transit
– Frequent service that connects all our neighbourhoods
– Environmental sustainability
– Respect for front line TTC workers
– Respect for fellow TTCriders

 

 

The 14 Division CPLC Community Safety Scholarship

Posted on January 31, 2014

toronto police logo

Please share with your community.

 

The CPLC Community Safety Scholarship will award up to $4,000 toward tuition fees to deserving young people who are making their community a safer place.

 

This scholarship is available to any Canadian citizen or permanent resident that is 25 years old or younger (as of May 2014) that lives and/or attends school within the boundaries of 11 or 14 Division, and that is actively improving community safety within 11 or 14 Division. Eligible students must be entering their first year at an accredited postsecondary institution or training program, demonstrate involvement in anti-racism, diversity and/or building healthy communities in their neighbourhoods and demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

 

Every student that applies for this scholarship will receive employment services offered through St. Stephen’s Community House Employment and Training Centre. This includes assistance in looking for and getting a job, one-on-one job counselling to assist you with resume writing, job searching, and job matching to connect you with employers offering jobs in your area of interest.

Please share the attached application students in your neighbourhood.

 

http://www.scaddingcourt.org/pdflibrary/2014scholarship-application_jan28.pdf

 

FYI: Dowling Avenue and Dunn Avenue bridges – "Maximum 5 tonnes" signage

Posted on January 31, 2014

Through the City’s consultant engineer, Engineering and Construction Services has determined that Dowling Avenue and Dunn Avenue bridges (north of Lake Shore Boulevard West) will be receiving new signage as they have been designated to have a five-tonne maximum weight limit. This report will be before the February Toronto East York Community Council.

Once approved, the regulatory signage will be installed on location.

FYI: Dowling Avenue and Dunn Avenue bridges – “Maximum 5 tonnes” signage

Posted on January 31, 2014

Through the City’s consultant engineer, Engineering and Construction Services has determined that Dowling Avenue and Dunn Avenue bridges (north of Lake Shore Boulevard West) will be receiving new signage as they have been designated to have a five-tonne maximum weight limit. This report will be before the February Toronto East York Community Council.

Once approved, the regulatory signage will be installed on location.

High Park Stewards session – January 26, 2014

Posted on January 24, 2014

Environmental Stewards, the Next Generation, University
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Howard Park Tennis Club, 430 Parkside Drive, Toronto, ON

Dr. Sandy Smith is a professor of Urban Forestry at the University of
Toronto. Her areas of expertise are forest entomology, biological
control, biodiversity indices, and insect behaviour. She will share her
experiences in this developing field as a researcher and a teacher.

We also invite all of our University volunteers to come and discuss the
programs they are currently enrolled in or have recently graduated from.

The Howard Park Tennis Club is at the first light south of Bloor from
Keele. It’s the brown building in the back. Please use the lower entrance.

For more information:
http://www.highparknature.org/wiki/wiki.php?n=VolunteerOpportunities.VolunteerStewardship

Toronto Strong Neighbourhood Strategy 2020 Discussion | January 30, 2014

Posted on January 24, 2014

Jan 30 - Poster_Updated_3-page-001

 

Click here for more information on the Toronto Strong Neighbourhood Strategy

Toronto Strong Neighbourhood Strategy 2020 Discussion | January 30, 2014

Posted on January 24, 2014

Jan 30 - Poster_Updated_3-page-001

 

Click here for more information on the Toronto Strong Neighbourhood Strategy

City of Toronto seeks input on proposed regulations for electronic and illuminated signs

Posted on January 24, 2014

City of Toronto seeks input on proposed regulations for electronic and illuminated signs

The City of Toronto is holding a series of public consultation sessions from February 3 to 12 to gather public input on proposed changes to regulations for electronic and illuminated signs and billboards.

In 2013, the City of Toronto initiated a comprehensive research project that included a planning and design review, an update of traffic safety implications and a poll to assess public opinion in Toronto on electronic and illuminated signs.

Based on the study findings, changes to Toronto’s sign regulations with respect to the location, size, and brightness of electronic and illuminated signs have been proposed, and were introduced at the December 4 meeting of the City’s Planning and Growth Management Committee.

The staff report and background material are available at http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2013.PG29.4

Public consultation is an essential element of this process. All Toronto residents and businesses are encouraged to participate and provide the City with feedback about this important issue. Members of the public are invited to attend one of the workshops for a brief presentation and to speak with City staff to share thoughts and ideas on this subject.

Public consultation sessions will be held from 6:30 to 8:30p.m. on the following dates and include a staff presentation at 7 p.m.:
-Monday, February 3: Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall, Council Chamber
-Tuesday, February 4: York Civic Centre, 2700 Eglinton Ave. W., Council Chamber
-Wednesday, February 5: City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., Council Chamber
-Monday, February 10: East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave., Council Chamber
-Tuesday, February 11: North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Council Chamber
-Wednesday, February 12: Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr., Committee Rooms 1 and 2

For those unable to attend in person, comments can also be emailed to the City at signbylawunit@toronto.ca. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/signbylawunit.

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