Buckthorn Busting Round 2 with the High Park Stewards

Posted on November 5, 2016

November 13th, 2016, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm; repeats on November 27
Grenadier Restaurant, Colborne Lodge Drive and Centre Road, Toronto, ON

Buckthorn is one of the worst invasives in High Park. Buckthorn removal is a popular activity for anyone who likes being outdoors and finds satisfaction in restoring the park’s ecology; a few hours of work make a real difference. For students, it is also a way to collect volunteer hours.

The final session, on November 27, will be followed by a potluck lunch.

Meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30 am, and we will go together to the site. All tools will be provided.

For more information:

Metrolinx Continues the Conversation to Electrify and Expand GO Service

Posted on November 5, 2016

Just a friendly reminder about this upcoming meeting:

Metrolinx has released an update on their next steps to electrify and expand GO Transit service across the region. In support of their transit investments, Metrolinx is launching a series of 13 community open houses across the GTHA between November 7th and 29th.

During these meeting, Metrolinx staff will provide participants with updates on the Environmental Assessment in each community, including:

Following the presentation, participants will have the opportunity to participate in three breakout sessions to provide feedback on the proposed mitigation strategies for these projects. The worksheets for the breakout discussion will be available at each meeting and at metrolinxengage.com once the meetings begin.

Additionally, each open house will feature engagement opportunities on the Review of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), underway now at metrolinxengage.com, plus information updates on local projects including new GO stations and GO station access, and rapid transit.

For those who wish to participate online, all of the content and engagement opportunities will be available at metrolinxengage.com once the meetings begin.

Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario is bringing more transit and more connections to more places within the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Every community transit project – big or small plays a vital role in the regional transportation plan – they want to share their plans and get your feedback. Starting in November, they will be hosting community public meetings to update the public on the transformation of the GO network to bring up to 15-minute, electrified service as well as other Metrolinx transit initiatives across the region. The Toronto meeting scheduled for the Barrie rail corridor will take place:

Tuesday, November 15th
Loretto College School
151 Rosemount Ave

Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Presentation starts at 7 p.m. Information for the other meetings in the GTA can be found through the links below.

In order to expand transit, we need to build and expand the transit infrastructure across the region. Metrolinx is planning to add an additional track, a new train layover facility in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, upgrade existing stations, and electrify the GO Transit service. They are completing environmental studies for both the track expansion and the electrification of the GO Transit network.

Metrolinx November Public Meetings
November 2016