Ryerson’s City Building Institute report – Toronto’s Great Streets

Posted on July 18, 2018

Toronto’s Great Streets from the Ryerson City Building Institute is an accessible guide to urban mobility and neighbourhood revitalization through effective street redesign. What’s your favourite street in Toronto?

Find the report at

Just Released: Toronto’s Great Streets

Newcomer Youth Leadership Program (NYLP)

Posted on July 18, 2018

The Newcomer Youth Leadership Program (NYLP) at West Neighbourhood House is offering fun and unique activities during the summer months, including a Co-ed Running Group, Hip Hop Dance Group, an Indoor Volleyball Trip, a Hiking Trip, Canada’s Wonderland, 1-day Soccer Tournament, among others.

The activities are open to newcomer youth between the ages of 13 to 24.

Check out our flyer below for more information

Newcomer Youth Leadership Program

New pedestrian railings on Parkside Drive

Posted on July 10, 2018

The City installed new pedestrian railings along Parkside Drive under The Queensway overpass. These barriers were put in to increase safety.

 

 

Traffic Lights at King and Close activated.

Posted on July 5, 2018

The Traffic Lights at King Street West and Close Avenue are now activated! This is great news.

A request to review the King and Close intersection to Transportation Services to review the pedestrian crossing at King and Close. After completing their study, Transportation Staff recommended that the existing Pedestrian Cross Over (PXO)  be removed and changed to traffic lights (http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2017.TE24.56).

Please note that if you wish to cross, pedestrians should press the button to activate the signal. When pedestrians press the button to cross, the maximum time of 28 seconds will be initiated. If the button is not pressed, the pedestrian signal lights will not be activated.

Also – please stay tuned for the activation of the traffic lights at Dundas Street West and Ritchie Avenue.

 

High Park Stewards invite you to Weed Whacking and Boulevard Beds – July 8

Posted on July 5, 2018

You are invited by the High Park Stewards to Weed Whacking and Boulevard Beds – July 8.

Please meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30 am. We will work until 12:30. For your protection, please dress as in long sleeves and pants, closed shoes and socks, a hat and bring water and sunscreen. We will supply tools and gloves. Check our website after 9 am if weather is questionable.

We really can accomplish a lot in a short time.
see www.highparknature.org for more info on invasive species
stewards@highparknature.org

RSVP here : https://highparkstewards.pingg.com/WeedWhacking2018-2

 

Canada’s New Youth Policy: Toronto Consultation

Posted on July 5, 2018

On July 7th a cross-country, youth-led, and youth-organized consultation on Canada’s new Youth Policy will be coming to Toronto, and we want to hear from youth about their concerns, ideas, and priorities for the future! Details are as follows:

Date: Saturday, July 7

Time: 2:00-4:00

Location: Toronto City Hall, Council Chambers

The purpose of this cross-country series is to reach as many young Canadians as possible and hear their diverse perspectives in an inclusive setting, with the goal of:

  • Identifying issues important to youth and solutions to improve the lives of young Canadians;
  • Examining the supports that enable all youth, regardless of their background, to be Canada’s leaders; and
  • Understanding how youth want their voices to be heard and how youth want to influence the Government of Canada’s actions and decisions.

Reserve your spot by registering to attend the consultation here.

For more information and to get details about the upcoming consultation in your city, visit our website.

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