Georgetown South Project Construction Update – September 26 – 29

Posted on September 24, 2014

Continuous Weekend Work for Track Shift September 26 – 29

The Georgetown South (GTS) Project will provide infrastructure improvements to meet existing GO Transit ridership demand and future growth. It will also accommodate the new Union Pearson Express service between Union Station and Pearson International Airport. This project is one of the key elements of The Big Move.

What GO Transit are doing:
• Shifting tracks between the Brock Ave. and Lansdowne Ave. bridges and then again between the Dundas St. W. and Bloor St. W. bridges.
• This track shift will create room to work on grading the corridor in these areas.
• This work can only be done when trains are not operating.
• Work will begin on Friday, September 26 at 7 p.m. and be complete Monday, September 29 before 6 a.m. (This work may finish early on Sunday afternoon)
• Please visit gotransit.com/gts or follow us at @GTS_Project for updated information.

How this may affect you:

• Residents living nearby can expect some noise associated with construction vehicles and the removal of track.
• Lights to be used overnight and will be directed away from nearby homes as much as possible.
Please call Kelly for more information at 416-604-9582 or visit www.gotransit.com/gts

Thank you for your patience during this final phase of construction on the East Corridor Track and Grading Project.

Pour obtenir cette information en français, contactez 416-581-1300 ou gts@gotransit.com

Per ottenere queste informazioni in italiano, chiamare il 416-581-1300 oppure contattare gts@gotransit.com

Para obter esta informação disponível em português, favor contatar pelo telefone 416-581-1300 ou e-mail gts@gotransit.com

Aby uzyskać te informacje w języku polskim, proszę zadzwonić pod numer 416-581-1300 lub wejść na stronę gts@gotransit.com

如希望以简体中文阅读本信息,请通过电话416-581-1300 或gts@gotransit.com 进行联系

Your Strachan Community Relations team is Mandeep, Carmen, Salza and Kelly 

901 King Street West ● 416-581-1300 ● gts@gotransit.com ● gotransit.com/gts

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2015 Youth in Policing Initiative Winter program

Posted on September 12, 2014

The Toronto Police Service is accepting applications for the and need your help in spreading the word to all eligible candidates.

This After-School employment initiative focuses on diverse youth between the ages of 15 to 18, who reside in the Neighbourhood Improvement Areas within the City of Toronto. The Toronto Police Service is seeking to employ 63 youth from September to December to work with our members in the 17 Police Divisions within the Service. The core responsibilities include; working together with members of the Community Response Unit to assist with community events, crime prevention, community outreach initiatives, after-school projects with School Resource Officers and administrative duties.

This After-School Program will build on the success of the existing Youth in Policing summer program. Youth will have the opportunity to see the daily police operations from an internal perspective, interact with police officers on a personal level, gain hands on job experience and be able to familiarize themselves with the roles and responsibilities of being a Toronto Police Service employee.

The Youth in Policing Initiative After-School Program is a unique opportunity in Toronto. If you know or work with youth who may be interested in working with the Toronto Police Service part-time during the school year, please encourage them to apply.

For more information on this program, including how to apply, please visit the Youth in Policing Initiative site, the Toronto Police Service Careers site or see the attached job poster. We are also available to do presentations or “how to apply” seminars for your organization or the youth that you work with.

Please note that applications will only be available online and the deadline is Monday, September 22, 2014. If you have any questions, please email yipi@torontopolice.on.ca or call 416-808-7108 or 416-808-7293.

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Parkside Drive Road Resurfacing

Posted on September 5, 2014

From Bloor Street West to Lake Shore Boulevard West

Expected Project Start Date: September 8, 2014 (pending locates)
Expected Completion Date: November 2014

The City of Toronto will be resurfacing sections of Parkside Drive in order to improve the roadway infrastructure. This project is part of the 2014 Capital Works Program.
This work will take place on Parkside Drive, from Bloor Street West to Lake Shore Boulevard West.

Your co-operation and patience during the construction period is crucial and will be appreciated.

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Construction Details
As part of the planned work, the Contractor will be grinding the existing pavement, repairing any deficient road base/curb/sidewalks and resurfacing sections of the roadway (southbound lanes between Bloor St W and Indian Valley Cres, all lanes between High Park Blvd and Lake Shore Blvd W). In addition, improvements will be made to the channelized median at Lake Shore Boulevard West, TTC bus stop pads will be constructed and tactile walking surface indicators will be installed at all pedestrian crossings.

Work Hours
Work will typically take place from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday, with work after hours and on weekends as required.
Construction Notice

Disruptions
As with all construction projects, there will be noise and temporary inconveniences. In order to complete the work effectively and in a safe manner, some pedestrian and traffic restrictions will be necessary. These include lane closures on Parkside Drive during construction, which will reduce traffic on Parkside Drive to one lane in each direction. The contractor will notify you of any additional temporary disruptions. Every effort will be made to reduce the inconvenience. The City appreciates your understanding and co-operation.

TTC Service
TTC transit will continue on Parkside Drive, as all bus and streetcar routes will be maintained during construction.
Parking Restrictions & Allowances
Construction may require temporary closure of private driveways (lasting 1-2 days). Where the property has two entrances, one entrance will be kept open at all times. Further notice will be given prior to the temporary closure.
Temporary on-street parking restrictions will be in effect for Parkside Drive on a block by block basis. Notice will be provided prior to temporary restrictions. Residents should not park their vehicles where on-street parking is strictly prohibited such as in a zone designated as No Parking Anytime, restricted time of day for rush hour routes, snow routes, diamond lanes, etc.

Boulevard Work
Property owners in the affected area are reminded to remove any privately owned items from the boulevard. The City will not be responsible for damage to any privately owned items installed on the City’s property.

Contractor:
Company/Contractor: Coco Paving
Contract No.: 14TE-26RD

Please direct all on-site questions to workers with designated white hard hats.

For More Information:
Project website www.toronto.ca/improvements
Contact: René Siguenza, P.Eng. rsiguenza@rvanderson.com
Contract Administrator 416-497-8600 Ext. 207
R.V. Anderson Associates
Dhaval Shah 647-991-2906
Construction Site Inspector
24 Hours: General Inquiries 311
TTY 416-338-0889

CANCELLED – WEST QUEEN WEST PLANNING STUDY Walking Tour – Dufferin to Roncesvalles

Posted on September 5, 2014

CANCELLED – WEST QUEEN WEST PLANNING STUDY Walking Tour – Dufferin to Roncesvalles

The tours will be rescheduled for Saturday afternoons in early November.

In the mean time, please also have a look at the updated study website:www.toronto.ca/planning/westqueenweststudy

City Planning staff are conducting a study of Queen Street West from Bathurst Street to Roncesvalles Avenue. Please join us for a walking tour of Queen Street West from Dufferin Street to Roncesvalles Avenue.
We want to hear your thoughts and ideas as we walk through your neighbourhood, to help inform the direction and objectives for the study. Please join us for a chance to enjoy a warm summer evening with members of your community, while becoming more engaged in this important project.

Please also have a look at the study website: www.toronto.ca/planning/westqueenweststudy

It has been updated with information from the first community consultation meeting held on July 10, 2014, as well as links to an online commenting tool called IdeaSpace. You can view questions on different topics related to the study and provide your input.
To speak to the planner directly, contact Avery Carr, at 416-392-0423 or acarr2@toronto.ca .

Notice to correspondents:

Personal information received at community consultation meetings or contained in correspondence with the City is collected under sections 8 and 136 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 specifically for creating a public record of information potentially relevant to making an informed decision. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to the Planner listed above.

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Dorval Road Closure Keele Yard Retrofit and Structural Rehabilitation

Posted on September 4, 2014

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: Spring 2015
* Timelines are subject to change.

Work Description and Purpose

Dorval Road will be closed between Edna Avenue and Bloor Street West for construction at the Keele Yard. Construction will be completed in approximately 8 months and will include structural rehabilitation and waterproofing a portion of the
yard infrastructure. Work will also include relining the water main below the concrete laneway. This work is required to provide fire sprinklers to the storage tracks. The Dorval Community Garden and the parking lot will be fully reinstated on completion of the project. The non-native, invasive trees along the laneway have been removed to accommodate the construction of a new retaining wall. This work has been coordinated with the City of Toronto Urban Forestry unit.

Traffic and Parking Details

Thoroughfare vehicular access will be restricted on Dorval Road between Edna Ave and Bloor Street. Pedestrian access through this area will be maintained at all times.
Full access through the laneway will be interrupted for approximately three weeks during this period. Further details will follow to those property owners/businesses who may be impacted.

For further information:
Lito Romano
Senior Community Liaison Officer
Toronto Transit Commission
416-397-8699
lito.romano@ttc.ca

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Lito Romano
Senior Community Liaison Officer
Toronto Transit Commission
416-397-8699
lito.romano@ttc.ca

Dorval Road Closure Keele Yard Retrofit and Structural Rehabilitation

Posted on September 4, 2014

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: Spring 2015
* Timelines are subject to change.

Work Description and Purpose

Dorval Road will be closed between Edna Avenue and Bloor Street West for construction at the Keele Yard. Construction will be completed in approximately 8 months and will include structural rehabilitation and waterproofing a portion of the
yard infrastructure. Work will also include relining the water main below the concrete laneway. This work is required to provide fire sprinklers to the storage tracks. The Dorval Community Garden and the parking lot will be fully reinstated on completion of the project. The non-native, invasive trees along the laneway have been removed to accommodate the construction of a new retaining wall. This work has been coordinated with the City of Toronto Urban Forestry unit.

Traffic and Parking Details

Thoroughfare vehicular access will be restricted on Dorval Road between Edna Ave and Bloor Street. Pedestrian access through this area will be maintained at all times.
Full access through the laneway will be interrupted for approximately three weeks during this period. Further details will follow to those property owners/businesses who may be impacted.

For further information:
Lito Romano
Senior Community Liaison Officer
Toronto Transit Commission
416-397-8699
lito.romano@ttc.ca

Dorval_Rd_Closure_Notice#3_Sep03_2014_1-page-001For further information:
Lito Romano
Senior Community Liaison Officer
Toronto Transit Commission
416-397-8699
lito.romano@ttc.ca

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