Faith & the Common Good

Posted on February 17, 2016

Had the honour of speaking with Faith & the Common Good regarding the role of faith communities as resilience hubs last November.

Lansdowne Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project – Road Closures March 11-14, April 1-4 & April 15-18

Posted on February 17, 2016

Lansdowne Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project

There will be 3 weekend full road closures of Lansdowne Avenue:
o March 11, 5 p.m. to March 14, 7 a.m. (preparatory work)
o April 1, 6 p.m. to April 4, 7 a.m. (bridge span installation)
o April 15, 6 p.m. to April 18, 7 a.m. (bridge
span installation)
o These dates are subject to change based on weather and work conditions

What Metrolinx is doing
• Continuing the work to replace three bridge spans on the north side of the Lansdowne Avenue Bridge and also upgrade the bridge abutments.
• Starting mid-February until April (approximate), work will be completed on the bridge abutments
o The west side abutments will be completed first, followed by the east side abutments
o There will be intermittent lane and sidewalk closures — one side at-a-time
o Construction hours will be Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• There will be 3 weekend full road closures of Lansdowne Avenue:
o March 11, 5 p.m. to March 14, 7 a.m. (preparatory work)
o April 1, 6 p.m. to April 4, 7 a.m. (bridge span installation)
o April 15, 6 p.m. to April 18, 7 a.m. (bridge
span installation)
o These dates are subject to change based on weather and work conditions
o This work can only be completed when there is minimal train activity
o Lansdowne Avenue and both sidewalks will be closed from Shirley Street to Rideau Avenue. Both vehicular and pedestrian traffic will need to detour.
o There will be continuous construction activity for the duration of the closures.
o Access to the No Frills store on Lansdowne Avenue will remain open at all times.
o The TTC bus route 47 will detour around the work. Please visit ttc.ca for more information on the detour route.
o Construction signs will be positioned throughout the area and will provide information about the closures
o Paid Duty Officers will be in place to help direct traffic
Questions? Please contact Metrolinx at 416-581-1300 or email Metrolinx at Carmen.Nisbet@metrolinx.com

Lansdowne Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project – Road Closures March 11-14, April 1-4 & April 15-18

Posted on February 17, 2016

Lansdowne Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project

There will be 3 weekend full road closures of Lansdowne Avenue:
o March 11, 5 p.m. to March 14, 7 a.m. (preparatory work)
o April 1, 6 p.m. to April 4, 7 a.m. (bridge span installation)
o April 15, 6 p.m. to April 18, 7 a.m. (bridge
span installation)
o These dates are subject to change based on weather and work conditions

What Metrolinx is doing
• Continuing the work to replace three bridge spans on the north side of the Lansdowne Avenue Bridge and also upgrade the bridge abutments.
• Starting mid-February until April (approximate), work will be completed on the bridge abutments
o The west side abutments will be completed first, followed by the east side abutments
o There will be intermittent lane and sidewalk closures — one side at-a-time
o Construction hours will be Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• There will be 3 weekend full road closures of Lansdowne Avenue:
o March 11, 5 p.m. to March 14, 7 a.m. (preparatory work)
o April 1, 6 p.m. to April 4, 7 a.m. (bridge span installation)
o April 15, 6 p.m. to April 18, 7 a.m. (bridge
span installation)
o These dates are subject to change based on weather and work conditions
o This work can only be completed when there is minimal train activity
o Lansdowne Avenue and both sidewalks will be closed from Shirley Street to Rideau Avenue. Both vehicular and pedestrian traffic will need to detour.
o There will be continuous construction activity for the duration of the closures.
o Access to the No Frills store on Lansdowne Avenue will remain open at all times.
o The TTC bus route 47 will detour around the work. Please visit ttc.ca for more information on the detour route.
o Construction signs will be positioned throughout the area and will provide information about the closures
o Paid Duty Officers will be in place to help direct traffic
Questions? Please contact Metrolinx at 416-581-1300 or email Metrolinx at Carmen.Nisbet@metrolinx.com

Parkdale Community Recreation Centre Information Session – Wednesday, February 17th

Posted on February 11, 2016

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
3:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Located in the Games Room

-Learn how to prepare for registration & how you can register for summer programs

Get informed about free programs!

This information session will make it:
– Easy to register
– Easy to understand
– Easy to save time & money

*Pizza will also be served

http://toronto.ca/parksInformationSessionParkdaleRec-page-001

 

58 Atlantic Avenue/25 Liberty Street Rezoning Application – Thursday, February 25

Posted on February 10, 2016

PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR NEIGHBOURS
 
City Planning is holding a Public Consultation meeting to review the 58 Atlantic Avenue/25 Liberty Street Rezoning Application.
Details are as follows:
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Place: 43 Hanna Avenue (Toy Factory Lofts)
The application proposes to amend the Zoning By-law to permit a
12-storey office building with retail uses at the ground floor and 4 levels of underground parking. The application includes the retention of the building at 25 Liberty St.
 
A Rental House Demolition and Control Application is being reviewed concurrently.
 
You can view a copy of the Preliminary Report providing background Information at: http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-87100.pdf
 
If you are unable to attend the meeting, please forward your comments to Aviva Pelt, City Planner, apelt@toronto.ca and/or Councillor Gord Perks, councillor_perks@toronto.ca.58 Atlantic - Community Meeting Notice - February 25 2016-page-001
 

New City of Toronto website allows residents to see when streets get plowed and salted

Posted on February 9, 2016

The City of Toronto has created a web page​ that enables residents to see the location of plows, sidewalk plows and salt trucks and when their street was serviced by the City’s winter operations crews.
 
The new web page​ uses a Global Positioning System (GPS) installed on plows and salt trucks to determine when a road was serviced by using a colour coded system. If a road was serviced within the last four hours, the road will be shown with a green line. If a road was serviced within the last four to 12 hours, the road will be shown with a blue line and if serviced between 12 to 24 hours, the road will be coloured red. The web page​​ is available at http://www.toronto.ca/plowTO.
 
At this time, information on exactly when plows or salt trucks will service specific streets is not available. Varying amounts of snow received during any snow episode and potential route changes make it difficult to predict exactly when vehicles will attend to certain roads.
 
Some winter operations equipment including bus stop plows, hand crews and supervisory and support vehicles is not displayed on the web page.
 
You can follow the City’s winter operations activities through Twitter @TO_WinterOps.
More information about the City of Toronto’s snow-clearing operations is available at http://www.toronto.ca/transportation/.

Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan update

Posted on February 8, 2016

As Toronto grows and changes, the parks and recreation needs of residents change. Parks, Forestry and Recreation is developing a 20-year Facilities Master Plan to prioritize investment in parks and recreation facilities such as community centres, sports fields, pools, ice rinks, bike and skate parks. Have your say by attending a Town Hall meeting, either in person or online.

Link: http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=f6d3f8033bf52510VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&vgnextchannel=76ad94c9edf31510VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD
-Public surveys (December 1, 2015 – January 24, 2016, and fall 2016)
-Public town hall meetings (February 23, February 24, March 2, and March 3, 2016)

February 23, 7–9 p.m.

Wallace Emmerson Community Centre (Gymnasium) – 1260 Dufferin St

February 24, 7–9 p.m.
Warden Hilltop Community Centre (Gymnasium) – 25 Mendelssohn St

March 2, 7–9 p.m.

Etobicoke Olympium (Olympic Lounge) – 590 Rathburn Rd

March 3, 7–9 p.m.
Edithvale Community Centre (Banquet Hall) – 131 Finch Ave West

-Online discussion guide with questions (December 1, 2015 – November 1, 2016)

PR&FMP

Construction: Temporary Bridge Installations On Dunn Avenue This Weekend

Posted on February 5, 2016

This weekend, the City of Toronto’s contractor will be installing two temporary bridges to connect Dunn Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard West. The crane set up will start at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Friday February 5, 2016.

While the installation of the temporary bridges will be completed over the weekend, the bridges will not reopen to vehicular traffic until March 2016.

We appreciate resident’s patience during the demolition and installation of these bridges. You will receive notice when the bridges reopen.

What to expect during construction

You will experience dust, noise and other inconveniences. The City will make efforts to reduce impacts.

Work Hours: The bridge installation will occur from 11:00p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

The remaining work will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday,
with work after hours, overnight and on weekends as required.

Traffic Management: Efforts have been made to manage traffic in the area for the safety of workers, road users and residents. Some of these efforts include adding Local Access signs, revising traffic signal times. Road users should expect delays and increased traffic on nearby main and side streets.

Please see the attached PDF: Bridge Rehabilitation – Dunn Construction Update #2 _ward 14

Reminder: Ward 13 and Ward 14 Community Budget Meeting – Wednesday, February 10th

Posted on February 5, 2016

You are invited to participate in a Ward 13 and Ward 14 round table discussion on the 2016 City of Toronto Budget.

This evening is an opportunity to examine the City Budget with your neighbours and begin a conversation about delivering and funding services with the 2016 City Budget.

Wednesday, February 10th 7PM–8:30PM
Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton School
1515 Bloor St W, 3rd Floor Staff Room

For more information contact:

Ward 14 – Councillor Perks’ Office
councillor_perks@toronto.ca
416 392 7919

2016 City of Toronto Community Budget Meeting final-page-001

 

Symposium – Climate Change: Ontario’s Path Forward – Saturday, March 5th

Posted on February 5, 2016

Climate Change: Ontario’s Path Forward
Saturday, March 5th, 2016
Reichmann Family Lecture Hall, Room 1050,
UofT Earth Sciences Centre, 33 Willcocks St., Toronto (Enter from Bancroft and Huron.)

The world has become aware of the damaging effects of climate change, and is now determined to reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases. Ontario is part of this international campaign to reduceemissions.

The Government of Ontario has pledged to reduce Ontario’sgreenhouse gas emissions to 37% below 1990 totals by 2030.

How can Ontario reduce its emissions? Who are the experts whocan guide Ontario through the necessary changes in our technology?

Join these five prestigious organizations in a one-day symposium on the path to greenhouse gas reductions in Ontario.

Registration : $10.00 + EventBrite fee

Full itinerary available at:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/climate-change-ontarios-path-forward-tickets- 20837073247

For fee discount options (e.g. seniors and students) please contact organizer at: peo.events.wtchapter@gmail.com or 647-9658636

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