TTC Service Changes During Construction on College Street June 19 to October 8, 2016

Posted on June 16, 2016

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This summer and fall, TTC and the City of Toronto will be working to improve several sections of College Street between Lansdowne Avenue and Bay Street. Track reconstruction at the intersections of College Street and Bathurst Street (June 20 to July 12), and at College Street and Lansdowne Avenue (July 25 to August 8) will require full road closures and temporary changes to TTC service. City watermain upgrades, streetscaping and lighting installation will also require lane restrictions and transit diversions until the fall.

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Residents invited to help shape the future of Toronto's ravines

Posted on June 16, 2016

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The City of Toronto has been working with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and consulting with the public and a wide range of stakeholders since early 2015 to develop a strategy on Toronto’s ravines.

 

To date, a vision and set of principles and actions have been developed to represent the core ideas and values that will guide the City in future decision-making related to ravines and address the challenges and opportunities in the ravine system. Before finalizing the principles and recommendations, the City would like to hear from the public.

 

All Torontonians are invited to provide input by participating in the upcoming Ravine Strategy pop-up consultations detailed below:

 

Toronto and East York District:

  • Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Environment Day in Ward 31, East York Memorial Arena parking lot, 888 Cosburn Ave. at Cedarvale Avenue
  • Tuesday, July 5 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Trinity Bellwoods Farmers Market, Trinity Bellwoods Park, near Shaw Street and Dundas Street West

 

North York District:

  • Saturday, July 2 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Northwood Park (behind the community centre on the north side of the asphalt path), 15 Clubhouse Ct.
  • Friday, July 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Edithvale Community Centre, 131 Finch Ave. W.

 

Scarborough District:

  • Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Environment Day in Ward 41, Nashdene Yard, 70 Nashdene Rd.
  • Sunday, July 17, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Park (behind museum along main path), 1007 Brimley Rd.

 

Etobicoke York District:

  • Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Environment Day in Ward 1, Albion Centre, 1530 Albion Rd.
  • Saturday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Junction Farmers Market, 2960 Dundas St. W.

 

As additional sites may be added, members of the public are encouraged to check http://www.toronto.ca/ravinestrategy for the most up-to-date schedule.

 

Ravines provide many important ecological benefits and recreation opportunities and are crucial to the functioning of the city. They are also a fragile resource. With population growth, new development and climate change putting increased pressure on ravines, a strategy to guide their future management, use, enhancement and protection is critical. The strategy will aim to navigate the fine line between protection and use, and identify the actions and investments needed to ensure Toronto’s ravines remain resilient and can be enjoyed and celebrated for years to come.

 

The strategy is being developed by Parks, Forestry and Recreation, together with City Planning and Toronto Water and in consultation with other City divisions, TRCA, the public and a wide range of stakeholders.

 

Consultation on the work to date will take place over the summer with the final strategy scheduled to be completed in April 2017.

 

More information about the strategy is available at http://www.toronto.ca/ravinestrategy.

Residents invited to help shape the future of Toronto’s ravines

Posted on June 16, 2016

Crothers_woods

The City of Toronto has been working with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and consulting with the public and a wide range of stakeholders since early 2015 to develop a strategy on Toronto’s ravines.

 

To date, a vision and set of principles and actions have been developed to represent the core ideas and values that will guide the City in future decision-making related to ravines and address the challenges and opportunities in the ravine system. Before finalizing the principles and recommendations, the City would like to hear from the public.

 

All Torontonians are invited to provide input by participating in the upcoming Ravine Strategy pop-up consultations detailed below:

 

Toronto and East York District:

  • Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Environment Day in Ward 31, East York Memorial Arena parking lot, 888 Cosburn Ave. at Cedarvale Avenue
  • Tuesday, July 5 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Trinity Bellwoods Farmers Market, Trinity Bellwoods Park, near Shaw Street and Dundas Street West

 

North York District:

  • Saturday, July 2 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Northwood Park (behind the community centre on the north side of the asphalt path), 15 Clubhouse Ct.
  • Friday, July 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Edithvale Community Centre, 131 Finch Ave. W.

 

Scarborough District:

  • Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Environment Day in Ward 41, Nashdene Yard, 70 Nashdene Rd.
  • Sunday, July 17, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Park (behind museum along main path), 1007 Brimley Rd.

 

Etobicoke York District:

  • Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Environment Day in Ward 1, Albion Centre, 1530 Albion Rd.
  • Saturday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Junction Farmers Market, 2960 Dundas St. W.

 

As additional sites may be added, members of the public are encouraged to check http://www.toronto.ca/ravinestrategy for the most up-to-date schedule.

 

Ravines provide many important ecological benefits and recreation opportunities and are crucial to the functioning of the city. They are also a fragile resource. With population growth, new development and climate change putting increased pressure on ravines, a strategy to guide their future management, use, enhancement and protection is critical. The strategy will aim to navigate the fine line between protection and use, and identify the actions and investments needed to ensure Toronto’s ravines remain resilient and can be enjoyed and celebrated for years to come.

 

The strategy is being developed by Parks, Forestry and Recreation, together with City Planning and Toronto Water and in consultation with other City divisions, TRCA, the public and a wide range of stakeholders.

 

Consultation on the work to date will take place over the summer with the final strategy scheduled to be completed in April 2017.

 

More information about the strategy is available at http://www.toronto.ca/ravinestrategy.

Parkdale CHC and Queen West Central Toronto CHC Integration Exploration

Posted on June 13, 2016

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The Parkdale Community Health Centre is considering joining together with the Queen West–Central Toronto Community Health Centre to create a single organization. The two centres would share skills and limited resources, and allow clients to access services from either or both sites

 

Parkdale CHC is asking clients, community members and agencies to share feedback through a confidential survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R7MW8CH

 

You can also share written feedback by leaving a message in the Integration Comment Boxes located at both centres. You can also email your feedback to info@pchc.on.ca or engagement@ctchc.com.

 

Roncy Rocks Music & Arts Fest West – Saturday June 11, 2016

Posted on June 9, 2016

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Roncy Rocks Music & Arts Fest West is making a triumphant return to Roncesvalles Village on June 11 2016! Designed for our local community, it is a day to come and celebrate the hood.

From music & fashion to kids activities there is something fun for everyone. Features this year include: 10 hours of live music with headliners The Grapes of Wrath, The Monkey Bunch & NQ Arbuckle!  … A Juried Art Show & Sale, The Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show, Kids Zone, Barbeque Demos, Fashion Shows, Roncy Sidewalk Sale, Outdoor Bistro Seating,  the Official Opening of The Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden, and much more.

Be sure to check the full schedule and watch for updates.  Love the Fest? Check out our volunteer opportunities and get involved.

Roncy Rocks Music & Arts Fest West – Saturday June 11, 2016

Posted on June 9, 2016

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Roncy Rocks Music & Arts Fest West is making a triumphant return to Roncesvalles Village on June 11 2016! Designed for our local community, it is a day to come and celebrate the hood.

From music & fashion to kids activities there is something fun for everyone. Features this year include: 10 hours of live music with headliners The Grapes of Wrath, The Monkey Bunch & NQ Arbuckle!  … A Juried Art Show & Sale, The Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show, Kids Zone, Barbeque Demos, Fashion Shows, Roncy Sidewalk Sale, Outdoor Bistro Seating,  the Official Opening of The Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden, and much more.

Be sure to check the full schedule and watch for updates.  Love the Fest? Check out our volunteer opportunities and get involved.

Introducing MyWaterToronto: Keep track of your water use and save this summer

Posted on June 9, 2016

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With the warm weather here, residents are reminded that they can track their water use online with MyWaterToronto, a new tool from the City of Toronto that allows customers to view their water use by day, week, month or year.

Customers can assess the tool by visiting www.toronto.ca/mywatertoronto and entering their utility account information. In addition to viewing how much water is used at different times, customers can check a box to add in details such as temperature and precipitation to better understand their water use.

The average household uses approximately 255 litres of water per day. Customers using more than that may wish to look at their water use behaviour, as well as the appliances and fixtures in their home. Prolonged and increased water use can also mean you may have a leak.

For tips on how to save water at home, in the garden and at work, visit: www.toronto.ca/waterefficiency 

Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden (DRPG) Grand Opening! – Saturday June 11, 2016

Posted on June 9, 2016

The Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden turns a barren jut of concrete, at the intersection of Dundas Street West and Roncesvalles Avenue in Toronto, into a new public space of repose under native trees. Peace, not war, is celebrated here, through justice and reconciliation events, artistic and heritage expressions.

GRAND OPENING: 11 a.m. SATURDAY JUNE 11th, 2016 – Join us at the Peace Garden.  Then take a five minute walk down Roncesvalles Avenue to Ritchie Street with us, to an outdoor stage of indigenous music. 

 

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Southbound Lanes of Lansdowne from Dundas to Rideau Closed for Watermain Work

Posted on June 9, 2016

The southbound lanes of Lansdowne Avenue, from south of Dundas Street to Rideau Avenue, will be closed from June 13 to September 30 while work takes place to replace the watermain and reconstruct the sidewalk and road in the area.

Construction work will occur between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays.

Access to the No Frills Shopping Plaza will be maintained. Cyclists travelling southbound on Lansdowne Avenue, between Bloor Street and College Street, will be diverted west to St. Helen’s Avenue via Lumbervale Avenue, then west onto Dundas Street West and south on Sorauren Avenue. Cyclists travelling northbound on Lansdowne Avenue, between Rideau Avenue and Dundas Street West, will be required to merge with traffic.

During the closure, there will be periods of time when it appears there is no work taking place at the site. This will occur when crews are performing watermain disinfection and custom pipe work. The lane will reopen when the work is complete and the road is fully restored.

47 Lansdowne southbound buses will divert south on Lansdowne Avenue, east on Dundas Street, south on Dufferin Street and west on Queen Street.

Northbound buses will follow their regular routing.

Our office has asked Transportation staff for additional signs on residential streets and for extra traffic enforcement supervision during the closure.

Please see the following links for more information:

Construction notice http://bit.ly/1UERTEA

Lead Water Service Replacement Fact Sheet – http://bit.ly/1ti7B0e

47 Lansdowne Temporary Bus Route Change http://bit.ly/28l4G6A

35 Wabash Avenue – Final Staff Report to TEYCC

Posted on June 7, 2016

The Zoning Amendment application for 35 Wabash Avenue will be before Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016. The item will be discussed at 10 AM or as soon as possible thereafter.

The application proposes a 4-storey apartment building containing 60 residential units. There are 68 vehicle parking spaces proposed in one underground level.

Councillor Perks will be supporting City Planning Staff ‘s recommendation to approve this application.

The Final Staff Report is available on-line at http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2016.TE17.5

You can submit your comments or request to speak through Ellen Devlin, TEYCC Secretariat Contact, teycc@toronto.ca, 416-392-7033, 416-397-0111 (fax).

Please feel free to contact this office at any time if you have any questions about this or any city-related matter.

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