West Toronto Railpath Extension: Environmental Assessment Study

Posted on June 14, 2013


Public Consultation

The first public event for this project will be held on:Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Time:5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: New Horizons Tower, 1140 Bloor Street West (at Dufferin Street)

For more information please see the Meeting Notice

H.O.P.E. Garden

Posted on June 14, 2013


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News from The Four Villages Community Health Centre

Posted on June 14, 2013


Dear Community Partner

I am immensely pleased to announce the appointment of Tariq Asmi, as our new Chief Executive Officer, effective July 10, 2013. Tariq replaces Almerinda Rebelo who is retiring after 13 years of leading, inspiring and capacity building not only in the Four Villages community, but also in the community health sector.

Tariq has an extensive history in Ontario’s healthcare system and brings a wealth of experience to his role as CEO of The Four Villages Community Health Centre.  After completing his Masters in Economics at York University in 1987, Tariq began working with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as a management intern.  After several progressive roles in the Ministry, he became a policy advisor to the minister of health in 1995 and continued in this role with the next minister until 2001 when he joined Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Sciences Centre as Director of Strategic Projects.  While at Sunnybrook, Tariq completed a Masters of Health Sciences in Health Administration at the University of Toronto, after which he became the Executive Director at the Growing Communities Healthcare Alliance in 2004.  Before joining Four Villages, he was Vice-President of Regional Services at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences.  In 2012, Tariq was awarded University of Toronto’s Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) Society of Graduate’s Innovation Award in recognition of his work in bringing together health system stakeholders to improve access to mental health services.  Tariq also holds the designation of Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

Tariq is an excellent addition to our leadership team at Four Villages.

Please join me in welcoming Tariq Asmi to the Four Villages team.



Chris Barnett

President, Board of Directors

The Four Villages Community Health Centre

Traffic Management Plans for the Dufferin Bridge Closure

Posted on June 14, 2013

In response to the Dufferin bridge closure Transportation Services have developed a traffic management plan for the area.  The key aspects of the plan are:

•  The installation of about 20 advisory traffic signs advising motorists of the Dufferin bridge closure.

• Signal timings have been adjusted along King Street West and Queen Street West to provide more east-west green time.


• A westbound left-turn green arrow feature will be installed on King Street West at Jameson Avenue during all time periods.


• Westbound left turns on King Street West at Strachan Avenue will be permitted during the peak periods – they were previously prohibited.


• Westbound left turns from Liberty Street to Dufferin Street will be prohibited at all times.


•Westbound green time on Liberty Street at Dufferin Street will be increased during all time periods.


• Our signals along Lake Shore Boulevard West are traffic adaptive and they adjust signal timings based on traffic volumes.

The goal is to protect all local streets from diverted traffic.  For now all regulations on these roadways will stay as they are.  Transportation staff will monitor the traffic patterns in the area and we will make changes as required.

Any concerns or suggestions will be noted and passed along to Transportation Services.


June 2013