West Toronto Railpath Extension | Public Drop-in Event – Sept 13, 2018

Posted on September 7, 2018

The City of Toronto is working on the design details for extending the West Toronto Railpath multi-use trail south, from Dundas Street West and Sterling Road to Abell Street and Sudbury Street (see map on reverse side).

Event Details
Join us to learn about the progress of this project, discuss and provide feedback on design elements of the trail, view information materials and speak with the project team.

Please see the attached for more information.

WTRE notice FINAL September 2018

Upcoming Lakeshore West Bridge Maintenance Work

Posted on September 7, 2018

THE PROJECT

Metrolinx will be rehabilitating/replacing 6 century-old rail bridges over the course of 9 weekends following Labour Day. This work will start each Friday evening and continue until the following Monday morning. Our current schedule is as follows:
 Humber River Bridge: September 8 – December 2
 Colborne Lodge Drive: October 12 – 14
 Parkside Drive: October 19 – 21
 Ellis Avenue: October 26 – 28
 Windermere Avenue: November 23 – 25
 South Kingsway: November 30 – December 2

Please see the attached for more information:

2018-08-29 Upcoming Bridge Maintenance Work (002)

High Park Invasive Species Removal | Sept 9, 2018

Posted on September 7, 2018

High Park Invasive Species Removal

Sunday, September 9, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Bloor Street entrance of High Park (Bloor St. W. and High Park Ave.), Toronto, ON

We will plant a variety of native plants that thrive in our Black Oak Savannah restoration sites. This time, we will return to Site 10A, near Bloor Street, where we last planted in June 2015.

 

Late summer is perfect for viewing native species such as goldenrods, asters and native grasses. It is also a great time for planting native perennials, like smooth rose, cylindrical blazing star, cup plant, Joe Pye weed, black-eyed Susan, butterfly milkweed, harebell, wild bergamot, sky-blue aster, cardinal flower, great blue lobelia;  grasses, like Indian, bottlebrush, little and big bluestem, Canada wild rye; and shrubs, like wild raspberry.

 

The Boulevard Beds group will also be working to update our demonstration garden with new plants.

 

Meet us directly at planting site, by the Bloor Street / High Park Avenue entrance. If you prefer, you may join the smaller group at the Boulevard Beds, in front of the Grenadier Restaurant. We will work from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm.

 

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

[Please continue to visit that link for upcoming sessions!]

Amended Closures for the Labour Day Parade – September 3, 2018

Posted on August 30, 2018

Due to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) lockout at Exhibition Place, the parade will no longer finish at the CNE grounds but at Lamport Stadium.

The closure times are 7 am to 2:30 pm on September 3, 2018 for the formation area of the parade at the following locations:

a) University Av, both north and southbound lanes, full closure, from Dundas St West to Richmond St West

b) Queen St West, full closure, from Bay St to University Av

c) Centre St, full closure, from Armoury St to Dundas St West

d) Armoury St, full closure, from University Av to Chestnut St

e) York St, from Queen St West to Richmond St West (access to parking garage for Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts must be accessible)

The closure times for the dispersal area around Lamport Stadium are 7 am to 2:30 pm at the following locations:

a) Liberty St, full closure, from Dufferin St to Jefferson St

b) Jefferson Av, from King St West to Liberty St

For information on any ward 14 or City related matters, email our office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca or call us at 416-392-7919 .

Temporary 506 Carlton bus route looping on Howard Park Avenue and Ritchie Avenue

Posted on August 30, 2018

506 Carlton streetcar service will be restored with bus supplement. From September 2nd to October 6, 2018, there will be a temporary bus diversion due to streetcar tracks replacement at Dundas and Lansdowne. Details are provided below.

506 Carlton supplementary bus diversion - Ritchie

Reversal of one-way Traffic and Installation of Shared Lane Markings on Beaty Ave and Dowling Ave

Posted on August 30, 2018

As part of the City’s Ten-Year Cycling Network Plan, there will be changes on Beaty Avenue and Dowling Avenue in mid-late September. One-way traffic directions will be reversed on both streets. Permit parking on Beaty Avenue between Queen Street West and King Street West will be permanently on the west side. Shared lane markings (sharrows) will be installed on both streets to clearly identify where cyclists should ride in regular traffic lanes and to remind drivers to share the road.

Dowling Beaty Final Notification (002)

Upcoming Bridge Maintenance Work in Your Area

Posted on August 30, 2018

To continue delivering and growing the GO train service, Metrolinx is refurbishing a series of bridges in Toronto, around the Humber Bay. These bridges are over 100 years old and require structural upgrades to improve and grow the service to get people moving, faster and easier.

The current schedule is as follows:

Humber River Bridge: September 8 – December 2

Colborne Lodge Drive: October 12 – 14

Parkside Drive: October 19 – 21

Ellis Avenue: October 26 – 28

Windermere Avenue: November 23 – 25

South Kingsway: November 30 – December 2

2018-08-29 Upcoming Bridge Maintenance Work (002)

 

An Update on Development Application | 2706-2730 Dundas St West

Posted on August 9, 2018

 

The developer of 2706-2730 Dundas St West has submitted a Settlement Offer to the city.

City staff have reviewed the offer and recommended that City Legal and Planning staff attend the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal hearing in support of the settlement offer. City Council, at its meeting on July 23-30, 2018 accepted this direction.

Some details on the Settlement Offer:

 

  • a total of nine (9) storeys, representing a reduction in the original proposal of 12 storeys
  • a total height of 30.05 metres excluding allowable overruns representing a reduction in the original proposal of 45.03 metres  {the allowable overruns include the cooling tower, the exit stairs, the building elevators {including required elevator overruns), the interior elevator lobby space located directly in front of the elevators, rooftop art installation {subject to City review), and all other structures and equipment reasonably appropriate in the construction and operation of a rooftop outdoor amenity space and green roof;
  • general compliance with the 45 degree “skyview angular plane” taken from the south side of Dundas Street West
  • Dundas Street West elevation to “read” as having a three (3) storey base building, for example by adding an architectural cap on top of the third floor

Three of the Confidential Schedules are now available online for your review at http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2018.CC44.38 .

The Land Planning Appeal Tribunal pre-hearing date is scheduled for October 2, 2018 at 10 AM at Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (Toronto) 16th Floor, 655 Bay Street, 16th Floor Toronto ON M5G 1E5.

Please feel free to contact my office if you have any comments or question about this or any City-related matter.

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