No Streetcar Service On Dufferin South of Queen St on Nov 17th

Posted on November 8, 2016

On Thursday, November 17 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., TTC overhead crews will be installing new cabling on Dufferin Street pole to pole between Queen Street and the Dufferin Gate Loop. This work will be completed in one day, pending weather. Old cable will be removed at a later date.

Traffic will be maintained through the area, and there should be little to no loss of street parking during this work.

TTC service (November 17 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.)

  • 29 Dufferin buses will not enter Dufferin Gate Loop and will turn back inside Exhibition Place grounds.
  • 514 Cherry streetcars will not operate on Dufferin Street south of King Street and will divert both ways via King Street, Dufferin Street, Queen Street, Shaw Street and King Street.

Buckthorn Busting Round 2 Updated Meeting Location

Posted on November 8, 2016

There has been a change of location to the initial meeting point for Buckthorn Busting Round 2. The main group will now meet near the washrooms at Parkside Drive and High Park Boulevard, while the Boulevard Beds group will meet in front of the Grenadier Restaurant.

Warm clothing and water are recommended, and be aware that seeds and burrs will stick to fleece.

November 13th, 2016, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm; repeats on November 27

Buckthorn is one of the worst invasives in High Park. Buckthorn removal is a popular activity for anyone who likes being outdoors and finds satisfaction in restoring the park’s ecology; a few hours of work make a real difference. For students, it is also a way to collect volunteer hours.

The final session, on November 27, will be followed by a potluck lunch.

Meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30 am, and we will go together to the site. All tools will be provided.

For more information:
http://www.highparknature.org/wiki/wiki.php?n=VolunteerOpportunities.VolunteerStewardship

Councillor Gord Perks Unhappy with Transit Deal

Posted on November 8, 2016

Councillor Perks is among several City Councillors unsatisfied by the new transit payment plan. Inside Toronto has written an article about it here.

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