Decisions Available – Toronto and East York Community Council – October 13, 2016

Posted on October 24, 2016

Decisions for the October 13th Toronto and Easy York Community Council are now available here.

Meeting 19
Thursday, October 13, 2016 9:30 AM
Committee Room 1, City Hall

Ward 14 item: TE19.57 Stop Control – Prince Rupert Avenue and Chelsea Avenue

Decision: The council approved the installation of a stop control on Prince Rupert Avenue at Chelsea Avenue.

Background Information

(August 29, 2016) Report from the Acting Director, Transportation Services, Toronto and East York District – Stop Control – Prince Rupert Avenue and Chelsea Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-96612.pdf)

Drawing No. 421G-2241 – Stop Control – Prince Rupert Avenue and Chelsea Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-96613.pdf)

Invitation to Community Workshop: Rail Safety & Emergency Preparedness

Posted on October 24, 2016

In the early morning hours of Sunday, August 21, 2016, residents in the west end of Toronto were shocked to learn that two trains (one carrying dangerous goods) had just collided on the main CP rail line in the heart of their neighbourhood. Suddenly, people from across the GTA and beyond began contacting Safe Rail Communities with genuine concern for their safety. Their ask was simple: what could they do to protect themselves, their families, and their homes from a rail accident or disaster, especially one involving dangerous goods?

Advocating for safety-based standards in the transport by rail of dangerous goods since March 2014, Safe Rail Communities is at heart a grassroots organization that serves to support Canadians living in rail communities. In response to the recently expressed need for more resources, they are pleased to co-host in conjunction with the Dupont Christie Rail Safety Group, A Community Workshop: Rail Safety & Emergency Preparedness.

Saturday, November 19th, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Christie Gardens, 600 Melita Crescent

There will be presentations from the City of Toronto Office of Emergency Management and CREW (Community Resilience to Extreme Weather). Councillor Sarah Doucette (Ward 13) and rail policy expert Greg Gormick will also speak. The remainder of the event will entail an interactive workshop in which participants will discuss, explore, and identify any gaps in the level of preparedness in their community.  Any individual or group representative may find out how to register here.

The goal of this community event is to encourage an informed and collaborative dialogue that will allow participants to create a toolkit of resources for their neighbourhood.

Invitation to Community Workshop: Rail Safety & Emergency Preparedness

Posted on October 24, 2016

In the early morning hours of Sunday, August 21, 2016, residents in the west end of Toronto were shocked to learn that two trains (one carrying dangerous goods) had just collided on the main CP rail line in the heart of their neighbourhood. Suddenly, people from across the GTA and beyond began contacting Safe Rail Communities with genuine concern for their safety. Their ask was simple: what could they do to protect themselves, their families, and their homes from a rail accident or disaster, especially one involving dangerous goods?

Advocating for safety-based standards in the transport by rail of dangerous goods since March 2014, Safe Rail Communities is at heart a grassroots organization that serves to support Canadians living in rail communities. In response to the recently expressed need for more resources, they are pleased to co-host in conjunction with the Dupont Christie Rail Safety Group, A Community Workshop: Rail Safety & Emergency Preparedness.

Saturday, November 19th, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Christie Gardens, 600 Melita Crescent

There will be presentations from the City of Toronto Office of Emergency Management and CREW (Community Resilience to Extreme Weather). Councillor Sarah Doucette (Ward 13) and rail policy expert Greg Gormick will also speak. The remainder of the event will entail an interactive workshop in which participants will discuss, explore, and identify any gaps in the level of preparedness in their community.  Any individual or group representative may find out how to register here.

The goal of this community event is to encourage an informed and collaborative dialogue that will allow participants to create a toolkit of resources for their neighbourhood.

Metrolinx Continues the Conversation to Electrify and Expand GO Service

Posted on October 24, 2016

Metrolinx has released an update on their next steps to electrify and expand GO Transit service across the region.

Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario is bringing more transit and more connections to more places within the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Every community transit project – big or small plays a vital role in the regional transportation plan – they want to share their plans and get your feedback. Starting in November, they will be hosting community public meetings to update the public on the transformation of the GO network to bring up to 15-minute, electrified service as well as other Metrolinx transit initiatives across the region. The Toronto meeting scheduled for the Barrie rail corridor will take place:

Tuesday, November 15th
Loretto College School
151 Rosemount Ave

Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Presentation starts at 7 p.m. Information for the other meetings in the GTA can be found through the links below.

In order to expand transit, we need to build and expand the transit infrastructure across the region. Metrolinx is planning to add an additional track, a new train layover facility in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, upgrade existing stations, and electrify the GO Transit service. They are completing environmental studies for both the track expansion and the electrification of the GO Transit network.

For additional information, please visit:

Metrolinx November Public Meetings

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