Notice of Meeting – Exhibition Place Official Plan Amendment Subcommittee Reminder

Posted on November 20, 2016

Just a friendly reminder about this public meeting.

The first meeting of the Exhibition Place Official Plan Amendment Subcommittee has been called for:

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
9:30 am
Committee Room 4, 2nd Floor
City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
Toronto

This meeting will elect a chair for the subcommittee and nothing more. There is not yet any agenda for the subcommittee as there is no elected chair.

Further information on this subcommittee will be posted as it becomes available.

West Queen West Heritage Conservation District Study

Posted on November 20, 2016

Just a friendly reminder about this upcoming meeting:

The City is holding a community meeting on the West Queen West Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study where you can ask questions of City Staff and share your comments. A link to the agenda and presentation given at the last working group meeting can be found here.

The purpose of this meeting is to present findings from the built form & character analysis, heritage evaluation and draft recommendations of the West Queen West HCD Study and to provide an opportunity for comment and feedback.

Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Place: The Theatre Centre – 1115 Queen Street West
Time: 6:00pm – Open House
6:30 – 9:00pm – Presentation and Facilitated Discussion & Activity

The evening will begin with an Open House from 6:00-6:30pm, followed by a presentation of the findings and draft recommendations by FGMDA Architects. This will be followed by a facilitated discussion and activity.

If you would like more information please contact the Heritage Preservation Services staff, the consultant team and/or myself.

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Councillor Perks Pursues Clarity at Council

Posted on November 16, 2016

Councillor Perks raised some excellent points at Council last week regarding concerns with the new Transit Plan and the TIF Fees involved.

Check out the video and his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO6GR6LDgZA.

PRESTO Coming to Keele Station

Posted on November 15, 2016

As part of TTC’s modernization efforts, PRESTO electronic fare payment systems are being installed in stations across the network. Here are details pertaining to the upcoming transformation Keele Station:

  • PRESTO is coming to Keele Station’s automatic entrance.
  • Construction will begin on November 18 and is scheduled to be completed by the middle of January.
  • The auto entrance will be closed from 10 p.m. November 18 until 6 a.m. November 20. During this time customers will need to access the station via the Keele Street entrance.
  • When the entrance re-opens on November 20 customers will enter the station beside the hoarding.
  • During construction customers will be able to access the station using tokens, tickets, TTC passes, or cash at the main entrance.
  • After construction customers will be able to access the new fare gates at the automatic entrance with a TTC pass or PRESTO card only.
  • Anyone paying by tokens, tickets, or cash must enter through the Keele Street entrance.
  • Signs will be posted within the station and messages will be shared externally via social media and Platform Video Screens.

Construction updates on Presto installation across the network are available on the TTC site at the following link: http://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Construction/PRESTO_construction.jsp

November 18th Open Dialogue on Vulnerability – Human Trafficking

Posted on November 15, 2016

This Open Dialogue will feature discussion with City of Toronto divisions and community partners regarding human trafficking. Explore the complexities of this issue, including barriers to exiting, legal challenges, as well as collaborative solutions to help support survivors of human trafficking.

WHEN: Friday November 18, 2016 (9:00-12:30)
WHERE: North York Civic Centre, Council Chambers (5100 Yonge Street, Lower Level)
REGISTER HERE: https://humantraffickingnovember2016.eventbrite.ca

8:30     Registration

9:00     Welcome – Scott McKean, Manager, Community Safety & Wellbeing Unit

9:05     The City of Toronto and Human Trafficking – Fenicia Lewis-Dowlin, Policy Development Officer

9:15     Covenant House – Julie Neubauer, Manager of Human Trafficking Services, Covenant House

9:45     Toronto Police Service – Detective Rob Heitzner, Human Trafficking Enforcement Team

10:15   Municipal Licensing & Standards – Olga Kustelska, Supervisor, Bylaw Enforcement

10:45   Break

11:00   Human Trafficking Support Services:
.           East Metro Youth Services – Karly Kalish & Erin Physick
.           Boost – Karyn Kennedy & Julie Moore
.           FCJ Refugee Centre – Varka Kalaydzhieva

11:30   Panel Discussion

12:20   Wrap up and Next Steps

12:30   Adjourn

Please contact Lavinia Corriero Yong-Ping at (416)-397-9970 or lavinia.corrieroyong-ping@toronto.ca with questions, comments or ideas about future topics and facilitators.

In efforts to accommodate participants with environmental sensitivities, this is a scent-free event.

Little Black Cats Go With Everything

Posted on November 14, 2016

Toronto Animal Services is holding a cat adoption blitz in honour of Black Friday on November 25 to November 27. Residents can go home with a kitten or cat for $25 (not the usual $75 adoption fee) including a $15 pet licence fee, or $7.50 for seniors. Cats are from one of the City’s animal shelters (East, West and North) and at a number of adoption partner locations.

All cats and kittens are sterilized (spayed/neutered), micro-chipped, vet-checked, de-wormed and vaccinated. Spread the word and take home the newest member of your family!

More info: toronto.ca/animalservices

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

Posted on November 14, 2016

Just a friendly reminder of this upcoming closure:

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.

Milton Rail Corridor 2nd Track Reinstatement Notice

Posted on November 14, 2016

Metrolinx will soon begin work to reinstate the second span of track on the Milton corridor between Keele Street and Bloor Station. Due to the close proximity to an active rail corridor, work must be completed when trains are not operating. This consists of both daytime and overnight work. Construction will involve grading the old track bed, realigning the existing set of tracks and reinstating the second set of tracks. Specialized rail equipment will be used and residents should expect some noise and vibration associated with the work. Lighting will be used for overnight work, but will be directed on the immediate work site, away from homes, when possible. Once complete, the tracks will be outfitted with ballast mats designed to minimize vibrations from passing trains.

This project will begin in November and will be completed in early 2017.

Hours of operation are as follows:
 Weekdays: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 Overnight: 8:00 p.m. to 5 a.m.
 Weekends: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you would like to find out more information about the upcoming work, we will be hosting a drop-in session at the Bloor Station, at the main entrance, 1456 Bloor Street West on November 17th, 2016 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Representatives from Metrolinx will be there to answer any questions you may have about the project.

Milton Rail Corridor 2nd Track Reinstatement Notice

Posted on November 14, 2016

Metrolinx will soon begin work to reinstate the second span of track on the Milton corridor between Keele Street and Bloor Station. Due to the close proximity to an active rail corridor, work must be completed when trains are not operating. This consists of both daytime and overnight work. Construction will involve grading the old track bed, realigning the existing set of tracks and reinstating the second set of tracks. Specialized rail equipment will be used and residents should expect some noise and vibration associated with the work. Lighting will be used for overnight work, but will be directed on the immediate work site, away from homes, when possible. Once complete, the tracks will be outfitted with ballast mats designed to minimize vibrations from passing trains.

This project will begin in November and will be completed in early 2017.

Hours of operation are as follows:
 Weekdays: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 Overnight: 8:00 p.m. to 5 a.m.
 Weekends: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you would like to find out more information about the upcoming work, we will be hosting a drop-in session at the Bloor Station, at the main entrance, 1456 Bloor Street West on November 17th, 2016 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Representatives from Metrolinx will be there to answer any questions you may have about the project.

Toronto Sports Summit Nov 19th

Posted on November 12, 2016

Just a friendly reminder about this upcoming event:

The City of Toronto has partnered with the Toronto Sports Council and Humber College to organize a Toronto Sport Summit on Saturday, November 19th at Humber College (North Campus), 9:00am-3:00pm.

This is a great opportunity for Toronto community-sport leaders to contribute to the development of the City of Toronto Sport Plan, hear the latest updates on the Parks, Forestry and Recreation Facilities Master Plan and Toronto Sports Council news, peruse the Sport Marketplace, hear from one of Canada’s most decorated Paralympians – Benoit Huot, listen to panelists discuss the latest sport trends, hot topics, best practices and more.

Registration is now open, and the flyer has been attached here:Toronto Sport Summit Nov 19.

Should you have any questions, or require further detail, please do not hesitate to contact Cathy Vincelli, City of Toronto Sport Plan at cvincel@toronto.ca.

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