Urgent concrete repairs and rail maintenance on The Queensway at Sunnyside Avenue

Posted on November 30, 2015

TTC track staff have identified an urgent repair to the streetcar right-of-way on The Queensway at Sunnyside Avenue. A crew will be working starting tomorrow to repair the concrete and also conduct rail maintenance work. This work is expected to take 3 days to complete.

• To maintain a safe work area, there will be a turning restriction (south-to-east left turn from Sunnyside to The Queensway). East-to-north turn from The Queensway to Sunnyside will be maintained as best as possible.
• Streetcar service through the area should not be affected.

TTC Notice - Urgent repairs at Queenway and Sunnyside-page-001

Tonight's Scarborough TalkTransformation! streaming live

Posted on November 26, 2015

Reminder TalkTransformation! at Scarborough Civic Centre tonight. If you can’t attend livestreaming begins at 7 PM here:

https://www.periscope.tv/livegreento

Tonight’s Scarborough TalkTransformation! streaming live

Posted on November 26, 2015

Reminder TalkTransformation! at Scarborough Civic Centre tonight. If you can’t attend livestreaming begins at 7 PM here:

https://www.periscope.tv/livegreento

Statement of Unity

Posted on November 26, 2015

Friends,

The recent hate crimes targeting Muslims, especially our Muslim sisters, are unacceptable. We must recognize these acts as the hate crimes they are. We are unfortunately at a place where there are some in the world working to divide us, to make us fear each other. It is for this reason that it is more important than ever that we remain united.

On Friday I signed a Statement of Unity signed by the Mayor, all Toronto City Councillors, all Toronto District School Board Trustees and all Toronto Catholic District School Board Trustees. This is the first time we have all stood united.

I’d like you to join us and add your name, then share this commitment to remain united against Islamophobia, xenophobia, racism, and hate.

See the statement & sign on here:http://you.leadnow.ca/petitions/statement-of-unity.

TalkTransformation! at Scarborough Civic Centre Thurs, Nov 26

Posted on November 23, 2015

Media Advisory

Date: Thursday, November 26
Time: Panel discussion from 7 to 8:30 p.m.; interactive activities begin at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Council chamber, Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.

City of Toronto to host third event in climate series on Thursday
The City of Toronto will host the third event in the TalkTransformation! series at the Scarborough Civic Centre on November 26, with the focus on generating ideas to reduce emissions from transportation – the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Toronto.

Matt Elliott, urban affairs columnist with Metro Toronto newspaper, will moderate the panel discussion. Featured speakers/panelists are Marianne Hatzopoulou of the University of Toronto, Adam Arnold of UrbanTrans North America and City staff members Hilary Holden of City Planning and Ashley Curtis of Transportation Services.

The TalkTransformation! series is part of TransformTO, an initiative to engage Toronto residents and businesses in imagining the transformative changes needed to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent while at the same time improving public health and the local economy and reducing social inequalities.

More information and public registration (space is limited) for the November 26 event are available at http://toronto.ca/transformto.

TTC track work on portion of Line 2 this weekend (Nov 21 – 22)

Posted on November 18, 2015

TTC Notice - Line 2 closure St George to Keele - Nov 21-22-page-001

News Release

TTC track work on portion of Line 2 this weekend

This weekend, Nov. 21-22, there will be no subway service on Line 2 between St George and Keele stations only as the TTC conducts maintenance work in the area, including replacing track switches near Ossington and Christie stations.

Maintaining subway infrastructure in a state-of-good-repair is critical to ensuring a safe, reliable transit system. While the TTC does much of its maintenance work on the subway at the conclusion of service each night, it will continue to require weekend closures to complete improvements to infrastructure and signals, such as automatic train control. One more weekend subway closure is scheduled this year on Dec. 5-6, from St George to Keele stations.

A frequent shuttle bus service will operate between St George and Keele stations. Christie Station will be closed, but all the other stations will be open for the purchase of fares, as well as for connecting bus and streetcar service.

Wheel-Trans vehicles will be available for customers who require accessible transit. Customers can speak with any uniformed TTC employee at any station to make use of this service.

Regular subway service will resume on Mon., Nov. 23 at 6 a.m. The TTC appreciates the public’s patience and understanding while it does this important work.

TTC contacts
Customer Service, 416-393-3030 (daily 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., closed holidays) or @TTChelps.
TTY Line, 416-481-2523 (daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed holidays).
Route/Schedules/Fares: 416-393-4636 or ttc.ca.

From Visions to Actions for building community wealth in Parkdale (Nov 23, 26 & 28)

Posted on November 18, 2015

Join participatory planning workshop to create a Parkdale Neighbourhood Plan!

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/from-visions-to-actions-for-building-community-wealth-in-parkdale-tickets-19324078840

Parkdale is one of the few remaining socially, economically and culturally mixed neighbourhoods in downtown Toronto. However, Parkdale is changing rapidly under huge pressures from real estate reinvestment. This change raise a question of diversity, inclusivity and affordability, values that lie at the heart of Parkdale.

This is why a collaborative group of community agencies, groups and residents have been initiating community-based planning initiative in Parkdale, called Parkdale Community Economic Development Planning project. The goal of the project is to develop a Neighbourhood Plan for Parkdale, one that can help guide neighbourhood change according to long-term community needs and goals for building shared community wealth.

PCED team has been conducting an extensive community engagement and consultation process – such as Parkdale Wellbeing Indicator workshop and Community Needs & Assets Mapping workshop. These participatory processes have helped us hear and identify key visions, priorities, and directions for the future of Parkdale that we want to create together.

As the next step, we would like to discuss how we can move from “collective visions” that we have identified to “community actions” that we can work on together. The session focuses on discussing concrete goals and actions in a range of areas such as:

  • affordable housing,

  • community-based financing

  • participatory local decision-making

  • decent work

  • health and food security

  • cultural development

Please join us to be part of community-based planning process in Parkdale! We would like to hear new ideas and good practices that you have for Parkdale. We will also discuss ideas for emerging initiatives such as Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust, Co-op Cred program, and others.

We have the following three dates and times for this round of participatory workshop.

  • November 23 Monday 6:00-8:30 at Bonar Parkdale (250 Dunn Ave)

  • November 26 Thursday 2:00-4:30 at Bonar Parkdale (250 Dunn Ave)

  • November 28 Saturday 1:30-4:00 at Parkdale Public Library Auditorium

From Visions to Actions for building community wealth in Parkdale (Nov 23, 26 & 28)

Posted on November 18, 2015

Join participatory planning workshop to create a Parkdale Neighbourhood Plan!

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/from-visions-to-actions-for-building-community-wealth-in-parkdale-tickets-19324078840

Parkdale is one of the few remaining socially, economically and culturally mixed neighbourhoods in downtown Toronto. However, Parkdale is changing rapidly under huge pressures from real estate reinvestment. This change raise a question of diversity, inclusivity and affordability, values that lie at the heart of Parkdale.

This is why a collaborative group of community agencies, groups and residents have been initiating community-based planning initiative in Parkdale, called Parkdale Community Economic Development Planning project. The goal of the project is to develop a Neighbourhood Plan for Parkdale, one that can help guide neighbourhood change according to long-term community needs and goals for building shared community wealth.

PCED team has been conducting an extensive community engagement and consultation process – such as Parkdale Wellbeing Indicator workshop and Community Needs & Assets Mapping workshop. These participatory processes have helped us hear and identify key visions, priorities, and directions for the future of Parkdale that we want to create together.

As the next step, we would like to discuss how we can move from “collective visions” that we have identified to “community actions” that we can work on together. The session focuses on discussing concrete goals and actions in a range of areas such as:

  • affordable housing,

  • community-based financing

  • participatory local decision-making

  • decent work

  • health and food security

  • cultural development

Please join us to be part of community-based planning process in Parkdale! We would like to hear new ideas and good practices that you have for Parkdale. We will also discuss ideas for emerging initiatives such as Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust, Co-op Cred program, and others.

We have the following three dates and times for this round of participatory workshop.

  • November 23 Monday 6:00-8:30 at Bonar Parkdale (250 Dunn Ave)

  • November 26 Thursday 2:00-4:30 at Bonar Parkdale (250 Dunn Ave)

  • November 28 Saturday 1:30-4:00 at Parkdale Public Library Auditorium

Toronto Renovates Homeowners Program Resumes Accepting Assessment Requests

Posted on November 17, 2015

The Toronto Renovates Homeowners Program has resumed accepting Assessment Request forms.

The Toronto Renovates Homeowners Program offers federal/provincial funding for lower-income seniors and people with a disability who wish to make health and safety repairs or accessibility modifications to their homes.

Once a request form has been approved, a Toronto Renovates program officer will contact you to arrange an appointment. You can download the form or contact the Affordable Housing Office at 416-397-4169 to have one mailed to you.
http://www1.toronto.ca/City%20Of%20Toronto/Affordable%20Housing%20Office/Shared%20Content/pdf/Assessment%20Request%20Form%201%20(Oct%202015).pdf

A brochure listing other sources of potential funding for home repairs is available herehttp://www1.toronto.ca/City%20Of%20Toronto/Affordable%20Housing%20Office/Shared%20Content/pdf/A1507226%20HomeownersAssProgTag.pdf

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