Waterfront Transit Reset Study Update

Posted on October 26, 2016

The Phase 1 Final Report for the Waterfront Transit Reset Study has been completed. Entitled Phase 1: Network Vision, the report outlines the City’s transit objectives for the Waterfront area in addition to showing projections for employment and population.

The report can be found here.

Phase 2 of the study is starting in Fall 2016 and seeks to further develop analyses of transit operations, development, the identification of priority areas, and an implementation strategy.

More information can be found on the City of Toronto website here.

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

Parkdale Community Economic Development Neighbourhood Plan Reminder

Posted on October 22, 2016

Just a friendly reminder of this upcoming event:

The Parkdale Community Economic Development planning project is excited to announce the launch of their Neighbourhood Plan. It is the culmination of the work of over 100 Parkdale residents over the last 18 months and represents an exciting moment in community planning in Toronto.

The celebration will begin at 1:30pm with the launch of the Neighbourhood Plan and a Jane’s Walk to explore the proposed actions across the neighbourhood. Then at 3pm there will be a celebration and mural launch at Queen & Callender.

Saturday, October 29th at 1:30pm
Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church
250 Dunn Ave, Toronto

A link to the facebook event page can be found here.

If you would like to attend it is asked that you please RSVP here.

Bloor by the Park BIA Community Open House

Posted on October 20, 2016

You are invited to join members of the Bloor by the Park Business Improvement Area (BIA), the City of Toronto Staff and Electrical Engineering Consultant, to review the pedestrian lighting plans in more detail and to learn additional information about the lighting improvements that will be taking place in 2017.

Increasing lighting is important to address pedestrian activity during the evening hours, establish local identity, and reinforce a sense of time and place.

The pedestrian light poles will be installed along the sidewalks of Bloor Street between Keele Street and Dundas Avenue West. Funding for this project is being provided by the BIA and the City of Toronto. The plans will be displayed at the Open House.

The BIA Board approved the locations and design of the lighting poles. The lighting poles will be installed in 2017. The lighting project will be constructed by City-approved contractors, and paid and maintained by the BIA.

They would like to offer you the opportunity to view the plans before they present them for permit approval.

Wednesday, November 16th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor St W, Lower Hall

6th Annual Toast to Autumn

Posted on October 20, 2016

Just a friendly reminder about this upcoming event:

“We love Fall! Join Bloor by the Park as we celebrate the season and all it’s colourful glory at the 6th Annual Toast to Autumn on Sunday, October 23rd, 12-7pm at Lithuanian House 1573 Bloor St W.

Free admission to live music, food & beer, giveaways, art & craft vendors, and family fun like pumpkin carving, face painting, photobooth, button making, henna, and more!

See Juno artist Paul James with Paul James BandThe Dreamboats, HMCS York Band, Victor Bateman Trio and more perform live on stage. Oktoberfest polka dance-off contest at 6pm with Ed Guca & the Polish Canadians….everything to get your toes tapping and your shimmy shaking!

More info at www.toasttoautumn.com

Brought to you by Bloor by the Park BIATim HortonsRE/MAX West RealtyLithuanian Banquet HallsPet Valu High ParkSystem Fitness High ParkSay It With Fruit

The City of Toronto has Licensed UberX

Posted on October 20, 2016

All Toronto UberX drivers are now licensed by the City of Toronto. This means that every driver has been screened and their vehicle inspected, as per the new Vehicle-for-Hire Bylaw requirements. Look for an upcoming public education campaign to promote public safety basics. Just remember: only taxicabs can be hailed from the street, and always make sure the driver photo on your app matches the driver in your vehicle.

More information can be found at: toronto.ca/vehicleforhire.

The City of Toronto has Licensed UberX

Posted on October 20, 2016

All Toronto UberX drivers are now licensed by the City of Toronto. This means that every driver has been screened and their vehicle inspected, as per the new Vehicle-for-Hire Bylaw requirements. Look for an upcoming public education campaign to promote public safety basics. Just remember: only taxicabs can be hailed from the street, and always make sure the driver photo on your app matches the driver in your vehicle.

More information can be found at: toronto.ca/vehicleforhire.

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