Women Paint

Posted on July 4, 2017

With support from the City of Toronto Transportation Services Divisions’ StreetARToronto program, a talented mix of emerging and established Toronto-based artists will transform the laneway that runs north behind 1468-1486 Queen Street West — between Lansdowne Avenue and MacDonell Avenue — into an outdoor art gallery. Working side by side, the collective of all female artists will paint approximately 2,000 square feet of murals that respond to the theme of “Intersectional Feminism: Representing Diverse Experiences”.

As a closing celebration, community members, mural enthusiasts and interested Torontonians are invited to meet the artists and be inspired by the murals on Sunday, July 16 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

StreetARToronto (StART) is supporting this project in partnership with the Toronto Police Service 11 Division through the StreetARToronto Toronto Police Service Partnership Program. StART is a pro-active program that develops, supports, promotes and increases awareness of street art and its unique role in adding beauty and character to neighbourhoods across Toronto, while also counteracting graffiti vandalism and its harmful effect on communities. StART’s mission is to revitalize and engage communities through street and mural art while embracing the City’s motto “Diversity our Strength”.

Find information on the Facebook page here.

Click here for the full press release: http://gordperks.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Women-Paint-press-release.pdf

 

High Park Invasive Species Removal

Posted on July 4, 2017

The High Park Stewards want to make sure that the native plants in High Park have a fighting chance to grow by removing the invasive species that compete for space and resources. Weeding is as important as planting, and equally rewarding. Once the invasive species are removed, the native plants have room to grow, display their beauty, and provide food and shelter for wildlife. The Boulevard Beds group will work on our demonstration garden.

Meet in front of the Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30 am and go to the site from there to work until 12:30. For your protection, (heat, insects and skin irritants for some) please dress with long sleeves and pants, closed shoes and socks, a hat and bring water and sunscreen. They will supply tools and gloves. Everyone is welcome.

July 9th 2017, 10:30 AM – 12:30 AM
Meet in front of the Grenadier Restaurant

Temporary Parking Restrictions for Subway Closure on Line 2, July 15/16

Posted on July 4, 2017

On July 15/16, Line 2 will be closed between Jane and Ossington stations for scheduled maintenance work. A shuttle bus will operate on Bloor Street between the two stations. This particular closure is the only one scheduled for Line 2 this year. For a complete schedule, please see: http://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Subway_closures/index.jsp.

To effectively and safely move our thousands of customers and to keep roads moving generally for all, the TTC is planning parking restrictions on Bloor Street between Jane and Ossington from approximately Saturday 3:30 a.m. to Monday 12:01 a.m. In Ward 14 in particular, the parking restrictions would be from Keele to Dundas West. TTC recognizes the importance of on-street parking for BIAs/businesses, but temporarily restricting parking is vital to provide transit reliability during this closure. See attached image for clarification.

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