Hydro ONE Lake Shore Blvd Work – March to Oct 2013

Posted on March 1, 2013

Hydro ONE Lake Shore Blvd work, March to Oct 2013

Hydro One Networks Inc. (Hydro One) has identified a need to replace the existing 115 kilovolt (kV) transmission infrastructure which serves the western Lakeshore area of Toronto.  These underground cables connect Riverside Junction (Jct) located at South Kingsway and The Queensway to Strachan Transformer Station (TS) located at Strachan Avenue and Manitoba Drive, within the Exhibition Place grounds.  The cables were originally installed in 1957 and are nearing their end of life (typical lifespan of a cable is 50 – 60 years).  To ensure that Toronto Hydro customers continue to receive a reliable power supply, Hydro One will be installing two new 230kV cables.

The new cables will be mostly installed within concrete duct banks by trenching (open cut), and by directional drilling where the cables cross under major roads and railways.  Parts of the trenching will take place along the median that divides the eastbound and westbound lanes of Lake Shore Boulevard West between the Humber River and Parkside Drive.  The remainder of the route is through City park lands and road allowance adjacent to Lake Shore Boulevard and through Exhibition Place.  There will be some minor traffic disruptions but advanced notice will be provided when route impacts are scheduled and traffic plans will be submitted to and approved by the City.

To enable the project, the removal of some trees along Lakeshore Blvd. and within Exhibition Place will be required.  For every one tree removed, Hydro One will be providing funding to the City of Toronto for the planting of three trees. Attached are the two tree plans in ward 14. These indicate all of the trees adjacent to the route, pertinent information and those that will be removed.

Hydro One is intending to have the new cables in service by the end of 2014.

I have requested a Hydro One staff member be available you require any more information on the project, the construction laydown area and project office will be located at Ontario Food Terminal.  Construction will take place in segments along the 5.6 km route (see here for map

http://www.hydroone.com/Projects/Lakeshore/Pages/Maps.aspx)

  Feel free to contact Hydro One’s Community Relations via email or phone number:

I will continue to provide updates as I receive them. 

 

 

 

 

Wabash Building Society – Sorauren Park – Annual General Meeting

Posted on March 1, 2013

 

 The Wabash Building Society will be holding their Annual General Meeting on 

Thursday, March 7, 7 p.m. at the Sorauren Park Fieldhouse

“Come out and participate in the Wabash Building Society AGM. Consider joining the board. See the financials. Learn what’s new at the park including Town Square, proposed Metrolinx noise wall, Fieldhouse mural, sports and more.”

 

The Wabash Building Society is an all-volunteer, non-profit corporation dedicated to the expansion of Sorauren Avenue Park into the adjacent “brownfields”industrial land formerly occupied by the Canada Linseed Oil Mills Co.   WBS is dedicated to developing the City-owned property along the southern edge of the park (Wabash Avenue) into new recreational and community facilities. The new Sorauren Park Fieldhouse is just the first phase of bringing the old industrial site back to life for community use. Sorauren Park and all its related facilities are owned by the City of Toronto. However, many volunteers and community groups are also involved in programming, maintaining and enhancing the park. These groups are always looking for more volunteers, so don’t be shy!

 

To learn more about the WBS visit:

http://wabashbuildingsociety.wordpress.com/

 

To see the Sorauren Park community page visit:

http://soraurenpark.wordpress.com/

 

Lastly,  the Wabash Building Society is still actively raising money for the Town Square Project.  To learn more about how you can help make this project a reality see:

http://soraurenpark.wordpress.com/supporters/town-square/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toronto Public Library – Upcoming Events In Ward 14 – March Break Program

Posted on March 1, 2013

 

 

 

Parkdale Public Library

(1303 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6K 1L6, 416-393-7686)

 

Writing Urban Fantasy at Home – YOUNG VOICES Teen Writing Workshop – Sat, Mar 09 – 12:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. – Parkdale Auditorium

“Vampires, werewolves, witches, unicorns, zombies… do they lurk in the shadows in your neighbourhood? Parkdale resident and writer Emily Pohl-Weary will help you learn to write evocative portrayals of home that seamlessly include fantasy elements. Plus, get a sneak preview of Emily’s new fantasy novel, NOT YOUR ORDINARY WOLF GIRL, coming out next fall! For information or to register, contact Ken Sparling, ksparling@torontopubliclibrary.ca, 416-397-5970.”

 

March Break Dance: Hip Hop – Mon, Mar 11 – 2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. – Parkdale Auditorium

“P.O.S.E Dance Company will be at Parkdale library teaching the basics of Hip Hop.”

 

Andrew “Too Tall” Queen: Folk Feast For The Small Fry – Tue, Mar 12 – 2:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Parkdale Auditorium
“Songs all about food, eating food, growing food, cooking food, and sometimes even being eaten! Audience members will leave the show with a small package of “magic beans” to help them get growing.”
Saturday Stories – Sat Mar 02, Sat Mar 09, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Parkdale
“A program for the whole family. Rhymes, songs and stories. Saturdays, ongoing. Taking place in the children’s picture book area.”

 

Adult Writers Group – Tue, Mar 05 – 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. – Parkdale Program Ro0m

“Creative writing group meets once a month to discuss their current writing projects. Self-guided group. Please register at the Information Desk.”

 

Homework Help For Teens – Wed, Mar 06, Wed Mar 13 – 4:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.  – Parkdale Program Room

“Having trouble with high school homework? Bring it to the library and trained volunteers will help you out. Grades 7-12. No registration required. Drop in from 4:30-7:30 pm.”

 

For more information on the Parkdale Branch please see:

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMLIB073&R=LIB073

 

 

High Park Public Library

(228 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto, ON M6R 2L7,  416-393-7671)

 

Library Bingo – Mon, Mar 11 – 2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.  – High Park Community Room
“A chance to win some great book prizes in this perennial favourite!!!”

 

Boys Vs. Girls Library Jeopardy – Tue, Mar 12 – 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – High Park Community Room

“Test your knowledge skills and prove that boys (or girls) know more trivia in Librarian Ted’s version of Jeopardy. Treats for winners and losers. Ideal for kids ages 6-9.”

 

Spring Storytime – Wed, Mar 13 – 10:00 a.m. -10:45 a.m. – High Park Community Room

“40 minutes of fun stories especially suited for preschoolers, ages 3-5”

 

Saturday Writers – Sat Mar 02, Sat Mar 09 – 9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. – High Park Community Room

“Read from and discuss works in progress. Prose, poetry, essays welcome.”

 

Roncesvalles Historical Society – Thu, Mar 07 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – High Park Community Room

“The RVHS documents, preserves and promotes the history of the Roncesvalles area.”

 

Book Discussion – Wed, Mar 13 – 7:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. – High Park Community Room

“Lively discussion of selected books.”

 

For more information on the High Park Branch please see:

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMLIB049&R=LIB049

 

Toronto Public Library – One Book and Keep Toronto Reading Festival

Posted on March 1, 2013

 

The Toronto Public Library has selected Ray Bradbury’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ as its 2013 One Book community read.

“One Book is Toronto Public Library’s annual community read and takes place during the Keep Toronto Reading Festival in April. The library encourages everybody to read the same book and to then come out to events and discussions across the city. “

 

To join the One Book city-wide book club, find out about events, past winners and see the reader’s online guide visit:  http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/ktr/one-book.jsp

 

 

 

City of Toronto – 14 outdoor rinks will remain open up to and including March 15, 2013

Posted on March 1, 2013

 

 

Thinking of trying to get a few more skates in this year?  There are 14 outdoor rinks will remain open up to and including March 15, 2013.  To find out more information see:

http://www.toronto.ca/parks/skating/outdoor-rinks.htm

 

 

High Park Nature Centre – Screech & Hoot Owl Prowl

Posted on March 1, 2013

Learn all about the owls of High Park! An indoor interactive slideshow will focus on owl adaptations, what they eat, where they live and the different species that can be found in Toronto. Each family will get to dissect a real owl pellet. The second half of the workshop will be a night hike through the trails of High Park to explore owl habitat, try our owl calls and (if we are really lucky) maybe see one of these amazing birds. Please bring a flashlight.

This is a family event; great for all ages!

WHEN:
March 2, 2013 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
WHERE:
Howard Park Tennis Club
430 Parkside Drive
COST:
$7.50 / person

The High Park Initiatives is the registered non-profit organization that oversees and operates the High Park Nature Centre.  To learn more see:

http://www.highparknaturecentre.com/

 

 

High Park Nature Centre – Screech & Hoot Owl Prowl

Posted on March 1, 2013

Learn all about the owls of High Park! An indoor interactive slideshow will focus on owl adaptations, what they eat, where they live and the different species that can be found in Toronto. Each family will get to dissect a real owl pellet. The second half of the workshop will be a night hike through the trails of High Park to explore owl habitat, try our owl calls and (if we are really lucky) maybe see one of these amazing birds. Please bring a flashlight.

This is a family event; great for all ages!

WHEN:
March 2, 2013 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
WHERE:
Howard Park Tennis Club
430 Parkside Drive
COST:
$7.50 / person

The High Park Initiatives is the registered non-profit organization that oversees and operates the High Park Nature Centre.  To learn more see:

http://www.highparknaturecentre.com/

 

 

Revue Cinema: March 2/13 'Consumer advocate offers good advice at The Revue'

Posted on March 1, 2013

Consume Advocate Offers Good Advice At The Revue

Ellen Roseman: Saturday March 2/13, 11AM

 

Maybe you made some financial resolutions for the new year.  Maybe you’ve had some issues with your telephone or cable company; maybe you’re not pleased with service from your bank or that contractor you hired to reroof your house.

Author and consumer advocate and Toronto Star columnist Ellen Roseman is visiting the Revue, Saturday, March 2 at 11 a.m. She’s just published a new book, Fight Back, in which she helps consumers face off against large corporations to get a better deal for themselves.

She’ll tell stories about people who have successfully fought back against corporate tricks and she’ll coach you on how to do it yourself.

She’ll also talk about how to scrutinize your bills and fight back against errors that can damage your credit report.

Finally, she’ll help you reduce your costs and save money on telecommunications, travel, banking, cars and home renovation.

So what do people have the most complaints about? Here’s Roseman’s list:

  • Telecom troubles (bills wrong, advertised promotions not honoured, overcharged, hardware/software doesn’t work).
  •  Banking (credit card charges, low interest rates on deposits and high rates on credit products, penalties to break closed mortgages, service charges rising)
  •  Retail policies (can’t get a refund, charged shipping fees or restocking charges when I return something, warranties too short on major appliances, can’t get service on major appliances)
  • Online buying (group buying deals don’t live up to promises and can’t get refunds, fraudulent emails, problems with ads on Craigslist and Kijiji, credit card issuers won’t give me refund under zero liability guarantee)
  • Travel problems (airlines treated me poorly, hotel accommodations didn’t live up to expectations, insurance claims rejected when I report medical issues or weather-related cancellations)

This is a pay-what-you-can event. Don’t miss it. Especially if you’ve had a problem with any of the above!

 

The Revue Film Society is a not-for-profit cinema, to learn more see:

http://revuecinema.ca/Home.aspx

 

Revue Cinema: March 2/13 ‘Consumer advocate offers good advice at The Revue’

Posted on March 1, 2013

Consume Advocate Offers Good Advice At The Revue

Ellen Roseman: Saturday March 2/13, 11AM

 

Maybe you made some financial resolutions for the new year.  Maybe you’ve had some issues with your telephone or cable company; maybe you’re not pleased with service from your bank or that contractor you hired to reroof your house.

Author and consumer advocate and Toronto Star columnist Ellen Roseman is visiting the Revue, Saturday, March 2 at 11 a.m. She’s just published a new book, Fight Back, in which she helps consumers face off against large corporations to get a better deal for themselves.

She’ll tell stories about people who have successfully fought back against corporate tricks and she’ll coach you on how to do it yourself.

She’ll also talk about how to scrutinize your bills and fight back against errors that can damage your credit report.

Finally, she’ll help you reduce your costs and save money on telecommunications, travel, banking, cars and home renovation.

So what do people have the most complaints about? Here’s Roseman’s list:

  • Telecom troubles (bills wrong, advertised promotions not honoured, overcharged, hardware/software doesn’t work).
  •  Banking (credit card charges, low interest rates on deposits and high rates on credit products, penalties to break closed mortgages, service charges rising)
  •  Retail policies (can’t get a refund, charged shipping fees or restocking charges when I return something, warranties too short on major appliances, can’t get service on major appliances)
  • Online buying (group buying deals don’t live up to promises and can’t get refunds, fraudulent emails, problems with ads on Craigslist and Kijiji, credit card issuers won’t give me refund under zero liability guarantee)
  • Travel problems (airlines treated me poorly, hotel accommodations didn’t live up to expectations, insurance claims rejected when I report medical issues or weather-related cancellations)

This is a pay-what-you-can event. Don’t miss it. Especially if you’ve had a problem with any of the above!

 

The Revue Film Society is a not-for-profit cinema, to learn more see:

http://revuecinema.ca/Home.aspx

 

City of Toronto – Registration Begins For Toronto-Run Summer Camps

Posted on March 1, 2013

 

“Registration begins for Toronto-run summer camps

It’s time to start thinking about summer and what to do to help your children have a fun, safe and exciting experience. The City offers high quality camps across the city, at reasonable prices. Registration begins in early March for all of the Toronto-run camps.

Camps are available for three to 15-year-olds and offer a wide range of activities and adventures, including sports, arts and crafts, music, dance, drama, gymnastics, nature, music, computers and more. Our camps are designed to suit a variety of interests, needs and abilities.

The registration dates for all four districts are:
Etobicoke York District: Saturday, March 2
Scarborough District: Sunday, March 3
North York District: Tuesday, March 5
Toronto and York District: Wednesday, March 6

How to register:
There are a number of ways to register:
Register online at www.toronto.ca/parks/torontofun beginning at 7 a.m. to midnight on the district’s registration date.

Touch Tone Registration (TTR) is available from 7 a.m. to midnight. Call 416-338-0000 and follow the voice prompts.

Operator assisted registration is available from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the initial registration day and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the day following registration. Call
416-338-4386 (4FUN).

For in-person registration, visit the website or call 311 for locations and hours.

Camps fill quickly, and are filled on a first come, first served basis, so register early.”

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