Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden – Community Landscape Design Consultation and Workshop

Posted on October 19, 2012

 

Come out and join the amazing volunteers of the Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden Group (DRPGG) for a community landscape design consultation and workshop. The DRPGG is a committee of the Roncesvalles-Macdonell Residents’ Association, with Community Partners:  the Roncesvalles Village BIA, Roncesvalles Village Historical Society, Roncesvalles Renewed, and the Horticultural Societies of Parkdale & Toronto among others.

This event is a chance to share your thoughts, creativity and imagination as the group looks to create a peace garden at the historic corner of Roncesvalles and Dundas St. West.

 

Event details:

 

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

6:45 pm to 8:30 pm

Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton School (second floor staff room)

1515 Bloor St. West

 

To learn more about the DRPGG please see:

http://www.dundasroncesvallespeacegarden.ca/

and for a pdf copy of the flyer see: DPRG Event Flyer

 

Roncesvalles Heritage Tree Celebration Ceremony

Posted on October 19, 2012

 

 

Our amazing silver maple on Roncesvalles Ave (on the east side of the street south of Westminister) has been granted heritage status by the Ontario Heritage Tree Program!
 
Come join in the celebration:
 
“On October 27th, at 10:00 am to 10:30 am,
Our 125 year old Tree along Roncesvalles will be officially recognized by the Ontario Heritage Trees Program”
 
For a .pdf of the event flyer see: heritage tree event flyer
 
 
Finally, take a minute to watch the nomination video produced by a Roncesvalles Renewed Organization member; Karyn Klaire Koski:

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Roncesvalles Ave Heritage Tree from Claude Barnes on Vimeo.

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Junction Historical Society Wins Two Heritage Toronto Awards

Posted on October 19, 2012


“The West Toronto Junction Historical Society (W.T.J.H.S.) would like to thank Heritage Toronto for awarding its 2012 Community Heritage Award to our Society and to thank members of Heritage Toronto who voted us their 2012 Member’s Choice Award. 


W.T.J.H.S. would like to thank our volunteers who help us staff an extensive archives, and provide monthly meetings with a guest speaker, an award winning historical quarterly, heritage activism, two Junction books, renowned walking tours, a historical talk show, a four part graphic novel series, a  web site about Junction architecture, and an upcoming documentary on the Heintzman Piano factory.

We’d like to invite the community to come out and celebrate with us by attending our next meeting/event on November 1, 2012:

                 Should We Abolish the Monarchy in Canada and declare a Canadian Republic?
Debaters Tom Freda, National Director of the Citizens for a Canadian Republic and WTJHS president Neil Ross will bring an often hilarious, but informed approach to their respective positions.
Come for our business meeting — which can be pretty funny and informed on its own — and stay for the debate.  Refreshments are available for a donation.

Thursday, November 1, Annette Library, 145 Annette Street, (West of Keele), Lower Level, Committee Room 1:

7:30 PM – Business Meeting

8:30 PM –Monarchy in Canada: the Junction Debate

F0r further information call the West Toronto Junction Historical Society: 

(416) 763-3161

or visit our web site: wtjhs.ca.

 

Jamie Bell Adventure Playground – "Make It Right" Debut

Posted on October 19, 2012

 

 

So many Ward 14 and Ward 13 residents came together earlier this summer to volunteer their time and sweat to help rebuild the Jamie Bell Adventure Playground in an amazing show of our community spirit.  As everyone who attended is aware, Mike Holmes’ new television show ‘Make it Right’ played a significant part of the rebuild and filmed the experience.  The episode about the rebuild will be airing on Tuesday, October 23rd, at 9:00pm on HGTV, tune in and see if you can spot yourself!

 

 

image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/photopia/7524411016/

Jamie Bell Adventure Playground – “Make It Right” Debut

Posted on October 19, 2012

 

 

So many Ward 14 and Ward 13 residents came together earlier this summer to volunteer their time and sweat to help rebuild the Jamie Bell Adventure Playground in an amazing show of our community spirit.  As everyone who attended is aware, Mike Holmes’ new television show ‘Make it Right’ played a significant part of the rebuild and filmed the experience.  The episode about the rebuild will be airing on Tuesday, October 23rd, at 9:00pm on HGTV, tune in and see if you can spot yourself!

 

 

image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/photopia/7524411016/

Weekend events with road closure in Toronto and Gardiner Partial Closure on Saturday

Posted on October 19, 2012

 

 

One special event this weekend will involve a road closure. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy this event. Businesses in the area affected are open to pedestrian traffic.

Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents.

In addition to road closures related to special events, there is a significant amount of road work taking place in the city. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations.

Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of special events should allow extra time to get to and from their destination. A more complete list of events and road work is available at
http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets.

In addition, the City recently introduced T.O. INview, a map that shows information about planned capital construction work taking place across the city. The site can be accessed at http://www.toronto.ca/inview.

Charity bed race – Sunday closure
Two westbound lanes of Bloor Street West, from Prince Edward Drive to Royal York Road, will be closed from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 21 to accommodate this event.”

 

The City of Toronto reports that the intersection of Spadina Avenue and Front Street will be partially closed for TTC streetcar track replacement work from 6 a.m. on Saturday, October 20 to 4 p.m. on Monday, October 22.

All eastbound traffic on Front Street approaching Spadina will be required to turn right and travel southbound on Spadina Avenue. All westbound traffic on Front Street approaching Spadina will need to turn right and go northbound on Spadina Avenue.

A minimum of one lane of traffic will be maintained for northbound and southbound traffic on Spadina Avenue throughout the construction period.

During the closure, pedestrians will not be able to cross Spadina Avenue at Front Street. Pedestrians who want to cross Spadina Avenue must do so at either Bremner Boulevard to the south or at King Street to the north.

Alternative eastbound and westbound routes for drivers include Lake Shore Boulevard and King Street. Bathurst Street and York Street are alternatives for northbound and southbound traffic.”

 

Partial closure of Gardiner Expressway this Saturday

The eastbound collector lanes of the Gardiner Expressway, from Wickman Road to Park Lawn Road, will be closed on Saturday, October 20 from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. for maintenance activities.

Motorists can use Lake Shore Boulevard or the Queensway as alternative routes during the closure. Whenever possible, the public is encouraged to consider using public transit as a convenient alternative.”

 

 

 

 

RMRA-RVHS Upcoming Meeting and Volunteers Needed For Roncesvalles Fall Bulb Planting

Posted on October 19, 2012

 

 

Take an opportunity to learn more about the Roncesvalles community and history!

The Roncesvalles Village Historical Society with be making a presentation on local heritage at the upcoming Roncesvalles Macdonell Residents Association meeting:

“RMRA-RVHS Event:
Tues October 30th, 2012, Fern Avenue Public School at 128 Fern Avenue. From 7 (well, before 7:30) to 9pm.
Assorted presentations on local heritage, including some of Borkowski’s stories, by members of our RVHS exec.”

 

To learn more about the RMRA and the RVHS please visit:

http://www.rmra-to.org/rvhs.html

 

 

As well the RVBIA is looking for community volunteers to help out with planing fall bulbs in their planters.

“Volunteers needed! We’re going to be planting fall bulbs on Roncesvalles over the next week or so. If you have a green thumb and want to help out, please send an email to info@roncesvallesvillage.ca.”

 

 

Public Consultation Notice Amendments To The Toronto Animals By-Law

Posted on October 19, 2012

 

 

 

What is being considered:

Municipal Licensing and Standards is proposing a series of amendments to Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 349 Animals By-law. We are hoping to receive feedback on several proposed changes, as well as to increase awareness about several Toronto Animal Services (TAS) programs, services and activities. Areas for discussion include:

A staff report containing recommendations will be considered at an upcoming Licensing and Standards Committee meeting, date to be determined.

Attend a consultation!

We encourage you to share your ideas at a consultation.

Upcoming Consultations:

Date: Monday, October 15, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Place: Etobicoke Civic Centre, Council Chambers
Personal support workers will be present.

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Place: Metro Hall, Rm 310
ASL interpreters and personal support workers will be present.

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Place: North York Civic Centre, Council Chambers
Personal support workers will be present.

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Place: Scarborough Civic Centre, Council Chambers
Personal support workers will be present.

Note: Please contact us if you require other accommodation to participate.

Completed Consultations:

Date: Tuesday September 11, 2012
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Place: East York Civic Centre, Council Chambers

Date: Thursday September 13, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Place: Etobicoke Civic Centre, Council Chambers

 

 

As well, you can get involved by completing an online survey, more information available at:  http://www.toronto.ca/animal_services/animals_bylaw.htm

 

 

 

 

 

Metrolinx – Track Maintenance Lakeshore West Corridor

Posted on October 19, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

I am writing on behalf of Metrolinx’s Stakeholder Relations office to provide you and your staff with the attached copy of a community flyer that GO Transit staff distributed to our neighbours living near the Lakeshore West line today. We hope this will be of assistance should your constituency office staff receive any questions from members of the public.

 

The flyer provides details of some upcoming routine maintenance work that will be occurring along the railway corridor throughout the fall as crews replace track ties. This is important work required to keep infrastructure in a state of good repair and allow GO to continue to safely carry thousands of passengers on these train tracks every day, reducing gridlock and greenhouse gas emissions. GO Transit’s contractors will be beginning the process this weekend at Exhibition GO Station and working towards Long Branch, with anticipated completion this December.

 

In order to complete this work tracks need to be temporarily placed out of service, which restricts work hours to late evening and overnight periods where train traffic is reduced. We appreciate this can be disruptive to our neighbours and are doing our best to carry out this work with the least disruption possible. The flyer provides contact information should members of the public wish to get in touch with GO Transit for further details.

 

As always, our Stakeholder Relations team is available as a first contact point for you and your staff should you have any questions about Metrolinx, including both GO Transit and its other divisions and programs. Please don’t hesitate to contact me about this or other matters.

 

Tom Aylward-Nally

Stakeholder Relations Coordinator

Strategic Communications

Metrolinx
20 Bay Street, Suite 600
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5J 2W3
Email: TomA@metrolinx.com
Tel.   (416) 874-5976

Bby.  (416) 526-9143

Fax.  (416) 869-3525

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