TTC: Toronto Moves – January 2014

Posted on January 3, 2014

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This month’s issue features:

– CEO Andy Byford on what 2014 has in store for TTC customers, including new streetcars, articulated buses and a new 2014 Customer Charter

– TTC fares increased on Jan. 1. A chart that shows the new prices and where refunds for old tickets can be obtained

– In addition, Senior/Student and Child tickets are larger this year so they can be accepted by the new ticket validator machines that will be on board the new streetcars

– Starting Monday, the Yorkdale commuter parking lot will close for 18 months to allow Yorkdale Mall to redevelop the space. Wilson, Downsview and Finch parking lots are good alternatives

– Finally, the TTC thanks Corby Spirit and Wine for sponsoring free and extended New Year’s Eve service this year, ensuring Toronto got home safely after ringing in the new year.

Ice Storm Debris Clean Up Plan

Posted on January 3, 2014

 

  • Toronto’s city-wide tree debris removal starts Friday, January 3, 2014 and is expected to take approximately eight weeks, weather permitting.  It will begin simultaneously in all wards across the city.

 

  • The plan is a coordinated approach by Solid Waste Management Services; Transportation Services; Parks, Forestry & Recreation; and Toronto Water.  Solid Waste Management Services is the lead. Private contracted services will also be used.

 

  • Up to 120 three-person crews made up of both City staff and contractors will clear tree debris from roadsides using chain saws and chippers while another 120 two-person forestry crews will continue their work removing hanging branches that threaten power lines and walking areas.

 

  • The City will haul away all tree branches from front yards and roadsides and will include those that have fallen on private property if they are less than 15 cm (six inches) in diameter and have been taken to the curb. Residents should neatly stack limbs/branches at the front edge of their properties without blocking either sidewalks or roads and with the butt ends of branches towards the road.

 

  • City crews will not collect large limbs (more than 15 cm or six inches in diameter) from private trees that have fallen on private property. Property owners should contact a private contractor for this. A City permit is not required to remove damaged or downed trees that are hazardous, however many trees can be saved with proper care and pruning.
  • Residents can monitor the progress of debris removal by checking a detailed map on the City’s web site at toronto.ca.

You may monitor the debris removal progress by checking this map.

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