New Green Bins Arriving in May

Posted on May 10, 2017

The City continues to phase in delivery of the new Green Bins and our neighbourhood will start receiving the new bins beginning May 19. It will take about three months to complete this distribution. Don’t be alarmed if you see residents in your area with new bins and you have not received one — yours is coming. On the same day that residents get their new Green Bin, the old one will be taken away and recycled. If we miss removing your old bin that day, set it out EMPTY on your next collection cycle and it will be picked up then (those who miss this second opportunity may contact 311 to arrange removal).

Here are some of the New Green Bin’s key features:

  • It is animal-resistant so it can be stored outside or placed at the curb the night before collection with the lid in the locked position.
  • It is larger and can hold more organics, with no weight restrictions. Plus, it meets automated collection requirements.
  • Set out position is important. Place the bin with the dial in the locked position with the arrows on the top of the lid facing the street to receive collection. Please remember to leave space (0.5 metres) between bins for automated collection.
  • It is assigned to your address just like your recycling or garbage bins
  • It is repairable, simply call 311 if your bin breaks and they will send someone to your house to fix it.

More tips on using your new bin will be delivered with the bin. More information, including maps of bin delivery progress, can be found at www.toronto.ca/greenbin. It is important to start using your new bin on your next collection day because we will no longer be able to collect from the old one.

Your strong participation in the Green Bin Program has made it the most successful and beneficial program of its type in North America. Thank you for your dedication.

Wayang Kulit / Javanese Puppet Show

Posted on May 10, 2017

In partnership with the Indonesian Consulate General, a shadow puppet Wayang Kulit show will be held at Parkdale Library (1303 Queen St W) on Saturday, May 13th at 2:00pm.

Renowned for its elaborate puppets and complex music style this form of storytelling originated on the island of Java, Indonesia. Wayang is a Javanese word for shadow puppet theatre, sometimes the puppet itself is referred to as Wayang. UNESCO designated Wayang Kulit, the best known of the Indonesian Wayang, as a masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on November 7, 2003. In return for the acknowledgement, UNESCO required Indonesians to preserve their heritage.

Laneway Reconstruction between Cowan Avenue and Spencer Avenue

Posted on May 10, 2017

The City of Toronto is planning to reconstruct the laneway between Cowan Avenue and Spencer Avenue. Our inspection of the laneway shows that it needs reconstruction to bring it to a state of good repair.

The work is expected to start in summer 2017 and finish in fall 2017.

The work is part of the Council-approved 2017 Capital Works Program to renew aging city roads and laneways for current and future needs.

17ECS-TI-03LR Pre-Construction Notice - S King E Cowan Laneway

Intersection Improvements at Indian Road and High Park Boulevard

Posted on May 10, 2017

The City of Toronto will be improving the intersection at Indian Road and High Park Blvd to improve Pedestrian Safety at this intersection by raising the elevation of the intersection to reduce the driving speed, adding zebra cross lines, and tactile plates at the curb corners.

Work is expected to start in summer of 2017 and finish in fall 2017.

The work is part of the Council-approved 2017 Capital Works Program to renew aging city roads and sidewalk for current and future needs.

17ECS-TI-03LR Pre-Construction Notice - Indian Road

 

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