This year from July to December, the City ofToronto Technical Services and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) will undertake major construction work on Dufferin Street from Springhurst Avenue to Queen Street West.
The work will involve; reconstruction of watermain,streetcar tracks, road, curb and sidewalk areas,traffic signals, and streetscape (e.g. construction ofsign wall, tree plantation and banner pole). Work will be scheduled and staged in a manner to minimize disruption to the general traffic and transitservice during summer events (e.g. CNE).
As with all major construction project of this nature, during heavy construction restrictions will beimposed to turning, parking and driving lanes in andaround the work area. Efforts will be made to maintain access to private driveways as best as possible and with minimal inconvenience. Traffic on Dufferin Street will be reduced to one lane northbound through the work zone during track reconstruction. The curb lanes at the King &Dufferin St. and Queen & Dufferin St. intersections will be affected for a period of time duringwatermain and road construction work. No parking will be permitted in the active workzones.
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Warmer weather is coming and with it comes winter debris and litter. It’s spring clean-up time!
The City kicks things off with the interdivisional clean up which features several hundred city staff cleaning up litter, removing graffiti, and hauling away dead trees and branches from City property.
More than 500 staff participate in the clean-up effort. Three hundred pieces of equipment are involved, including 50 litter vacuums, 45 sweepers, 20 front-end loaders, 50 stake trucks, 11 collection trucks and 60 pickup trucks.
Registration & Collection
The City requires groups and organizations to register starting March 26 through April 18. To register, visit Registration. If the Internet isn’t an option, call 311. Registration allows Solid Waste to provide weekend collection of full GLAD® garbage bags.
– Individuals don’t have to register and are asked, if possible, to add their litter bags to their Garbage Bin for regular garbage collection.
– Schools must register with their respective School Boards, either the Toronto District School Board or the Toronto Catholic District School Board, not with the City or local Councillor.
– Each Board asks students to reuse a plastic grocery-size bag from home to collect their litter.
– Whenever possible, organizations and individuals are asked to put any recyclables collected in their institutional or residential recycling carts and bins.
-The City of Toronto Solid Waste Management Collection staff does not collect any of the items listed in SCHEDULE C TO CH. 844 PROHIBITED WASTE of the TORONTO MUNICIPAL CODE.
Here is the link to the bylaw, http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/municode/1184_844.pdf
If you are a member of the West Bend are please take note of these upcoming events and get involved with this great community association.
1. On Sunday, April 22nd at 10:00 AM – Railside Gardens Spring clean-up continues along Dundas St West between Glenlake and Humberside Avenues. Meet at Dundas and Jerome St. Bring work gloves, fan rakes, brooms, pruning shears, spades. Volunteers needed!
2. On Sunday April 22, 2011 at 10.00 am Edna and Dorval Gardens Spring clean-up. Please come out and lend a hand in pulling weeds, collecting garbage and trimming back old growth.
3. On May 16th at the West Bend Community Association monthly meeting there will be a presentation by Metrolinx concerning their noise and vibration studies along the Georgetown corridor.
To learn more about the WBCA please visit: West Bend Community Association
As a part of National Poetry Month, the Canadian Council of the Arts and the League of Canadian Poets will be holding a free poetry readings at the Parkdale Public Library (at Cowan Ave., between Dufferin & Lansdowne).
The Long Dash writing group, will be doing a reading at the Parkdale Library on Wednesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m.