2015 TTC Public Forum on Accessible Transit – Wednesday, Sept 16

Posted on August 20, 2015

2015 TTC Public Forum on Accessible Transit

TTC Board, TTC Staff, and members of the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) will be on hand to hear from the public about the accessibility of conventional TTC and door-to-door (Wheel-Trans) public transit services in Toronto.

Date and Location
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Allstream Centre
Exhibition Place – 105 Princes’ Boulevard

One-on-One Discussions:
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Open Public Forum:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Topics
Discussion of previous Public Forum concerns and progress made.
Review of new service initiatives.
Opportunity for the community to voice concerns or suggestions for accessible transit improvement.
How to Get There
An accessible shuttle bus will be available from Bathurst Station starting at 5:00 p.m. Regularly scheduled accessible streetcar service is also available on the 509 Harbourfront route from Union Station to the nearest stop to the Allstream Centre at Strachan Avenue.

Wheel-Trans customers may book trips to the Public Forum starting one week prior to the event.

Please note that all return trips will be organized after the event finishes at 9:00 p.m. and will not be scheduled in advance.

Accommodations
Attendants, ASL interpreters, and captioning will be available.

Learn more
The 2015 Accessibility Plan Status Report summarizes the TTC’s current activities to improve the accessibility of its facilities and services.
https://www.ttc.ca/TTC_Accessibility/Accessible_Transit_Services_Plan/Accessible_Service_Transit_Plan_2015/index.jsp

The 2014 Public Forum on Accessible Transit page summarizes issues raised during the 2014 Public Forum and staff responses.
https://www.ttc.ca/TTC_Accessibility/Public_Forum_on_Accessible_Transit/2014/index.jsp

Can’t Attend?
Please contact TTC Customer Service with your accessibility feedback. A survey will also be available here on the TTC website closer to the event, or you can follow the conversation on Twitter #TTCAccess

https://www.ttc.ca/TTC_Accessibility/Public_Forum_on_Accessible_Transit/2015_Public_Forum_on_Accessible_Transit.jsp

LEAF's Backyard Tree Planting Program

Posted on August 20, 2015

LEAF offers a subsidized Backyard Tree Planting Program to help you get the right tree in the right place. For approximately $150 to $220 per tree you will get a site consultation in your yard with an arborist, a five to eight foot tall tree (or two to four feet tall for evergreen trees) and full planting service.

Or, if you want to plant in your front or side yard (or just like to get your hands dirty), try the Do-It-Yourself version of the program. For $100 to $150 per tree, you’ll receive access to online tree care and maintenance video workshops, personalized advice from arborists by email, and a tree delivered right to your door!

Native shrubs and garden kits are also available. The program is available to homeowners, multi-units, and businesses across Toronto.

For more information on how the program works or to book a consultation, visit www.yourleaf.org

LEAF’s Backyard Tree Planting Program

Posted on August 20, 2015

LEAF offers a subsidized Backyard Tree Planting Program to help you get the right tree in the right place. For approximately $150 to $220 per tree you will get a site consultation in your yard with an arborist, a five to eight foot tall tree (or two to four feet tall for evergreen trees) and full planting service.

Or, if you want to plant in your front or side yard (or just like to get your hands dirty), try the Do-It-Yourself version of the program. For $100 to $150 per tree, you’ll receive access to online tree care and maintenance video workshops, personalized advice from arborists by email, and a tree delivered right to your door!

Native shrubs and garden kits are also available. The program is available to homeowners, multi-units, and businesses across Toronto.

For more information on how the program works or to book a consultation, visit www.yourleaf.org

Registration for Fall & Winter Recreation Programs – Sept 12

Posted on August 20, 2015

Registration for City of Toronto’s fall and winter recreation programs begins September 12

Registration for fall and some winter City of Toronto community recreation programs begins at 7 a.m. on September 12 in Etobicoke/York, September 13 in Scarborough, September 17 in North York and September 16 in Toronto and East York districts.

Residents should note registration dates, select programs that are of interest and decide on their method of payment before registering for fall and winter recreation programs. Those who wish to register for programs will need a family number and a client number for each member of the family. Before registration day, call 416-338-4386 or speak with staff at a City community centre to get these numbers.

To explore recreation program options, visit http://www.toronto.ca/torontofun or pick up a FUN Guide at City Hall, civic centres, community centres and libraries.

The City of Toronto is committed to increasing access to recreational activities by offering yearly credits, free programs and older adult discounts, as described below.

Yearly credit (Welcome Policy)

The City of Toronto offers a yearly credit, called the Welcome Policy, for residents with low incomes. The credit can be used to register for City recreation programs. People receiving social assistance (Ontario Works) and living in Toronto are pre-approved to receive this credit and should speak to their caseworker. More information about the yearly credit is available at http://www.toronto.ca/wp.

Free programs

Many community centres offer free recreation programs including leisure swimming and skating, and drop-in programs for children, youth and older adults. More information about free and low-cost programming options is  available at http://bit.ly/1At00bg.

Older adult discounts

Older adults (60+ years) who register for adult programs receive a 50 per cent discount.

New! Self receipting

The City of Toronto has improved its registration process by adding a fast and easy way to access receipts. Receipts are no longer mailed out. Participants can review and print their own receipts. More information is available at  http://www.efun.toronto.ca.

Email information

Participants are asked to update their email address if it has changed by logging into their account at http://www.efun.toronto.ca, or by calling 416-338-4386 for assistance.

Registration for Fall & Winter Recreation Programs – Sept 12

Posted on August 20, 2015

Registration for City of Toronto’s fall and winter recreation programs begins September 12

Registration for fall and some winter City of Toronto community recreation programs begins at 7 a.m. on September 12 in Etobicoke/York, September 13 in Scarborough, September 17 in North York and September 16 in Toronto and East York districts.

Residents should note registration dates, select programs that are of interest and decide on their method of payment before registering for fall and winter recreation programs. Those who wish to register for programs will need a family number and a client number for each member of the family. Before registration day, call 416-338-4386 or speak with staff at a City community centre to get these numbers.

To explore recreation program options, visit http://www.toronto.ca/torontofun or pick up a FUN Guide at City Hall, civic centres, community centres and libraries.

The City of Toronto is committed to increasing access to recreational activities by offering yearly credits, free programs and older adult discounts, as described below.

Yearly credit (Welcome Policy)

The City of Toronto offers a yearly credit, called the Welcome Policy, for residents with low incomes. The credit can be used to register for City recreation programs. People receiving social assistance (Ontario Works) and living in Toronto are pre-approved to receive this credit and should speak to their caseworker. More information about the yearly credit is available at http://www.toronto.ca/wp.

Free programs

Many community centres offer free recreation programs including leisure swimming and skating, and drop-in programs for children, youth and older adults. More information about free and low-cost programming options is  available at http://bit.ly/1At00bg.

Older adult discounts

Older adults (60+ years) who register for adult programs receive a 50 per cent discount.

New! Self receipting

The City of Toronto has improved its registration process by adding a fast and easy way to access receipts. Receipts are no longer mailed out. Participants can review and print their own receipts. More information is available at  http://www.efun.toronto.ca.

Email information

Participants are asked to update their email address if it has changed by logging into their account at http://www.efun.toronto.ca, or by calling 416-338-4386 for assistance.

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