Bloor GO Station Construction: Continuous Weekend Work July 12 to 14 and July 19 to 21

Posted on July 5, 2013

As part of the ongoing construction at Bloor GO Station, continuous work will be required throughout the weekend to install the pedestrian tunnels. We can only complete this when trains are not operating. Work will begin as usual at 7:00 a.m. on Friday July 12 and Friday July 19. Work will continue overnight, throughout each weekend and finish at 5:00 a.m. on Monday.


Click here for a construction update with more information.

Bloor Station Overnight Work

Road Reconstruction, Watermain and Combined Sewer Replacement – Dufferin Street

Posted on July 5, 2013

Transportation Services has reviewed the overall 2013 construction plan for this area and decided that it would be best to close the Southbound lanes on Dufferin Street (between Peel and Dundas) instead of the Northbound, to facilitate the construction works.

Therefore, effective June 24, 2013 the Southbound Lanes were closed and one lane of traffic will be maintained in the Northbound Direction. Attached is a construction update notice which was delivered to the residents on June 21, 2013 to advise of these changes.  A copy of this notice is attached for your records.

Dufferin Street – construction-update Notice

Toronto Public Library Votes Down Paid Parking Pilot Project – Toronto Parking Authority Assessment

Posted on July 5, 2013


At its meeting on June 24 2013, the Toronto Public Library Board voted to NOT proceed with the paid parking project at the Parkdale Branch. More information is available on line at

City of Toronto to host Family Fishing Festival weekend

Posted on July 5, 2013


City of Toronto staff will join members of the community to celebrate Family Fishing Festival at High Park and Toronto Island. This weekend event is a celebration of fishing in natural places and will include family games, face painting, environmental education and lots of fishing.

Residents can take part at Grenadier Pond in High Park (1873 Bloor St. W.) on Saturday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at Centre Island on Sunday, July 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Please note: registration is required for the Centre Island event – visit or call 416-392-8192 to register. Event code: 2198905.)


The festival will take place during the Province of Ontario’s Licence-Free Family Fishing Week (July 6 to 14), when it is not necessary to have a licence to fish.

The festival is sponsored by Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, in cooperation with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Toronto Urban Fishing Ambassadors, Ontario Chinese Anglers Association, Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows, Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Media contact: Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation media line, 416-560-8726,

July 2013