Materials for Bloor Dundas Avenue Study meeting, January 26th

Posted on January 30, 2009

Please be advised that the presentation and meeting summary are now posted on the City’s dedicated website I have also attached the meeting notes in this post.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact my office or City Planning lead Corwin Cambray at 416-397-0244 or by email at


Water Main Replacement and Sanitary Sewer Replacement

Posted on January 30, 2009

Roncesvalles Ave. and Fermanagh Ave. are scheduled, as part of the 2009 Capital Works program, for Water Main Replacement and Sanitary Sewer Replacement. The first Public Notice has been distributed, which advises of the intention to start work in the spring. More detailed notices will be delivered once the design of the project is confirmed.

I have recommended that that the distribution area is extended for the Public Notice distribution; all residents in the Roncesvalles area should be receiving Notification in the mail.

The Water Main Replacement and Sanitary Sewer Replacement work will cause temporary disruptions on both Roncesvalles and Fermanagh, however staff have advised that they will make every effort to ensure that access is maintained for residents and business owners.

Please see attached Public Notice:


Georgetown – Airport Rail Link – Public consultation

Posted on January 30, 2009

Metrolinx, an agency of the Ontario Government, is conducting a six-month Transit Environmental Assessment. As part of the process, Metrolinx will be holding six Community Engagement Open Houses.

The proposed service expansion will increase rail service on the eastern boundary of the ward and impact many residents in both the West Bend I encourage you all to attend one of the meetings in our ward to find out more information. Below I have highlighted some aspects of the project and noted the consultations dates in West Bend and Parkdale. and Parkdale.

For more information, please visit

GO Rail Georgetown South Corridor Service Expansion project includes:

Adding 3 new tracks from the airport spur to Dundas Street and 4 new tracks to east of Strachan Avenue in the 25 kilometre rail corridor Malton and Union Station

  • Widening of 14 bridges and eliminating all level road crossings on the CN line in the Georgetown South Corridor, including new grade separations at Strachan Avenue, Denison Road and Carlingview Drive
  • A covered depressed rail corridor through Weston that maintains Church and King streets at their present grade and a pedestrian overpass at John Street
  • Relocating the GO Weston Stop from John Street to Lawrence Avenue and the construction of a Weston Station to accommodate GO trains and Union-Pearson rail link trains
  • Modifications to the Bloor GO/Dundas TTC station to accommodate GO and Union-Pearson rail link trains
  • Consideration for the Gateway Hub proposed in the Metrolinx Regional Transportation at the proposed Eglinton Light Rail Transit crossing line for GO trains
  • Designing for a potential future GO/Union-Pearson rail link station at Woodbine

GO Rail Georgetown South Corridor Service Expansion project will provide the following new services:

Two-way, all-day local service between Toronto and Georgetown, and between Toronto and Bradford

  • All-day express service between Toronto and Brampton
  • New peak period service between Toronto and Bolton and between Toronto and Guelph, and
  • Establish a new rail link between Union Station and Pearson International Airport.

Community Engagement Open Houses

Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 11am – 8:30pm

The Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor St. W, Toronto, ON

Monday, February 9, 2009, 11am – 8:30pm

Direct Energy Centre – Salon 110, 100 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON

Other meeting dates can be found at:

Items of Interest

Posted on January 30, 2009

Prescription for Addiction: Addressing Stigma, Myths and Methadone

Attached please find details of an upcoming workshop sponsored by the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health, the Toronto Drug Strategy Implementation Panel, and the Toronto Harm Reduction Task Force:

Prescription for Addiction: Addressing Stigma, Myths and Methadone

Tuesday February 17, 2009


Metro Hall,55 John Street

Room 308


Street Needs Assessment

Toronto’s second Street Needs Assessment set for April 15

This will be the second time the city has amassed the efforts of hundreds of volunteers, community agency and City staff to take to the streets and shelters to ask homeless people about their service and program needs. The first Street Needs Assessment took place April 19, 2006. The results helped shape significant changes to how the City approached homelessness issues, resulting in increased emphasis on helping homeless people to find and keep permanent housing.

The Street Needs Assessment is a 10-question survey that helps the City estimate the number of homeless people at a specific point in time. It also provides a snap shot of demographic and other information such as services used and what assistance would help people who are homeless get and keep permanent housing. Using proven statistical methods, a minimum of 5,052 people were estimated to be homeless on Toronto’s streets, and in ravines, parks, shelters, health care facilities, and correctional institutions on the night of April 19, 2006. The 2009 survey will contain the same questions so that the data can be compared.

This year, members of the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA), Canada’s national social housing association dedicated to ensuring that Canada has decent affordable housing for all, will be invited to participate as volunteers in the Street Needs Assessment as part of their national Congress to be held in Toronto April 15 to 18.

Members of the public wanting to register as volunteers for the 2009 Street Needs Assessment can do so at

For more information about the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association:

Friends of the Sorauen Farmers’ Market

This is a reminder to those of you who haven’t found the time to fill out our short Farmers’ Market survey. We are trying to evaluate your input for February 1st and hope you will take a few minutes to answer our question. It will help us improve the market for the 2009 season! Yes, we are continuing to run the Sorauren Farmers’ Market this year and have already started planning. The survey can be found at: Thank you! Bread deals with living things, with giving life, with growth, with the seed, the grain that nurtures. It is not coincidence that we say bread is the staff of life. ~Lionel Poilane

PARC Fundraiser

See attached flyer:


January 2009