I have some good news about the Jameson pedestrian bridge. This week, after many conversations with senior City staff, they have renegotiated the arrangement with the contractor to accelerate the construction schedule. The bridge will now reopen to pedestrian traffic on July 18th (as opposed to late August/early September). This will cut the length of time the bridge is closed almost in half.
Also, the series of motions that I brought to Public Works and Infrastructure Committee regarding the Jameson bridge closure passed in their June 4th meeting. From now on, before proceeding with construction projects that impede pedestrian Waterfront access, City staff will have to go through a series of steps including consultation with Waterfront WWMP staff and my office. This will allow for adequate time to consult with the community. My motion to change the process for notification of all construction projects also passed. See attached letter for details.
I want to thank all of you for sending me your comments and for working with me on this issue. I have said before this experience should remind us all to work very hard to get a great waterfront access plan through the Western Waterfront planning process. If you aren’t already involved please take a moment to browse the City webpage on this project:
Letter to Public Works and Infrastructure Committee :
The process for the
To review, the Avenue Study will examine the areas on Bloor between
As part of the process (see terms of reference attached), I have selected 14 stakeholder groups that I would like to be involved in the Local Advisory Committee (LAC). This committee’s responsibility will be to work with the consultant to guide and review the study as it develops. The committee will discuss their experiences in the neighbourhood, and give the consultant feedback on how they feel the neighbourhood should develop.
The dates confirmed are:
I will be posting official notices as they become available through City Planning. Many of you in the areas surrounding the study site will also be receiving a hard copy invitation to the Open House and Public Charrette closer to their respective dates.
Many of you have contacted my office with questions about Lamport Stadium. I am happy to report that after months of this great space being closed to the public, Lamport is now ready to host games, fans and fun!
I hope you will join me on
I look forward to hosting Ward 14 sports and games days at Lamport very soon!
Dorval Road, Edna Avenue, Ritchie Avenue, Parkway Avenue, Maple Grove Avenue and Strickland Avenue Road Reconstruction / Resurfacing and Watermain Replacement
Dates are subject to change depending on weather and any changes to the scope. Further public notices will be issued to residents prior to changes. Individuals with parking permits are requested to park in adjoining streets and if they are tagged, they are advised to give their Parking Infringement Notice to Ed Yathindra immediately so that it could be cancelled. Residents with driveways should contact Ed. Yathindra at 416-394-5421 to receive their temporary parking permits which allow them to park on the adjoining streets during construction.
For more information please see attached notice:
Weekly Sunday Farmers Market in
Green P parking lot at Liberty St & Atlantic Ave, Sundays, , till November 2
Fifth annual Give Me
From to on Thursday June 12 you’ll have opportunity to meet your neighbours, celebrate the creative energy of
Liberty Market Lofts Art Festival: A Showcase of Liberty Village Artists, Saturday & Sunday June 14 & 15, to
An art exhibition includes paintings, sculptures and mixed media as celebration of the work of talented artisans of
Liberty Market Loft Presentation Lounge,
Join the Parkdale Project Read community:
Volunteers are being sought, who are committed to equality, diversity and learning, to be adult tutors in reading, writing and strengthening voice. PPR offers a 15-hour training (over four days) to prepare you: Thursday June 12 from 6 – 9, Saturday June 14 from 10 – 4, Tuesday June 17 from 6 – 9, and Thursday June 19 from 6 – 9. Contact Mary at 416-531-6308.
Annual Fun-Raising Dance: 4 out of 10 people in
Parkdale Project Read 416-531-6308 www.parkdaleprojectread.ca.
Toronto Police Services $5 Car Wash, Wednesday June 25, 9am to 1pm., in support of Habitat for Humanity Women Build
Habitat for Humanity Toronto is a non-profit, non-government charitable organization dedicated to eradicating poverty housing in the Greater Toronto area. The “Women Build” is an opportunity for all-female crews to build homes. The home, located in the
The TPS Traffic Services Unit, located at the south end of
TPS Traffic Services, 5 Hanna Avenue, south of Liberty Street