Keele Station Easier Access Update

Posted on September 3, 2020

As part of the Easier Access Program, the TTC is installing elevators to make Keele Station accessible. This work will take place starting September 4 to October, 2020. In order to carry out this work, terrazzo tile needs to be installed in the station including in front of both escalators that take customers to the Line 2 subway platforms. The escalators will be out of service and used as staircases only for a approximately one month.

There will be no disruption to bus or subway service at Keele Station for this work.

The TTC contact for this project is, Christina Joseph, Senior Community Liaison who can be reached at 416-994-0923 or christina.joseph@ttc.ca .

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Virtual CNE 2020: CNE At Home

Posted on September 3, 2020

Earlier this year, like many other events, the Canadian National Exhibition made the historic decision to cancel its iconic fair for only the second occasion in its 142-year history.

Although the CNE gates won’t be opening this summer, the CNE is continuing the tradition of bringing fun to Torontonians beginning August 21 to September 7 with a Virtual CNE offering some of its favourite shows, experiences, recipes, and memories online at its exciting new CNE At Home portal, which can be accessed through the CNE website at www.theex.com .

Indulge in all the quintessential CNE experiences from home with:

  • CNE (new music) Jam sessions online featuring Toronto bands and artists
  • Gaming Garage Tournaments
  • Rising Star Youth Competition with online voting
  • “How To” tutorials to learn how to busker and make some favourite dishes from the CNE such as 99 Cent Spaghetti and Rainbow Grilled Cheese
  • Virtual rides, ghost walks, and retrospective specials including a look back at the history of the CNE Grandstand (& Bandshell), best Of the Aerial Acrobatic & Ice Skating Shows, President’s Choice SuperDogs, and much more!
  • Special online events include:
    • The opening day virtual CNE kick off event with a President’s Choice SuperDogs show took place on Friday and can be viewed here.
    • a commemoration off 99 years of the Annual Warriors’ Day Parade with a look back at its history, found here.
    • and coming soon, a virtual edition of the Canadian International Air Show from September 5th to 7th, found here.
  • CNE Foundation Virtual 50/50 Raffle

The Virtual CNE 50/50 raffle provides the public with the chance to win while making a difference in the community. Virtual CNE 50/50 raffle tickets are available at CNEF5050.com through Labour Day, Monday, September 7.  Proceeds from the raffle will support CNE Foundation programs, including community grants, community and youth programs, and scholarships.

For more information about the CNE At Home programming check all 18-days of online events and experiences, go to www.theex.com .

 

City of Toronto extending outdoor pool season at 10 locations

Posted on September 3, 2020

Select City outdoor pools are extended for the summer season. Torontonians can stretch out the summer at 10 City outdoor pools which will remain open until September 13, with the remainder closing as planned on Sunday, September 6.

The ten outdoor pools include:

  • Alex Duff, 779 Crawford St.
  • Donald D. Summerville, 1867 Lake Shore Blvd. E.
  • Heron Park, 292 Manse Rd.
  • Grandravine, 23 Grandravine Dr.
  • McGregor, 2231 Lawrence Ave. E.
  • Parkway Forest, 59 Forest Manor Rd.
  • Pine Point, 15 Grierson Rd.
  • Riverdale Park, 550 Broadview Ave.
  • Sunnyside-Gus Ryder, 1755 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
  • West Mall, 370 The West Mall

All outdoor pools will have regular hours on Saturday and Sunday. To check for hours please visit http://www.toronto.ca/swim. On Monday, September 7 for Labour Day, these pools will be open from 12 to 5 p.m. From Tuesday September 8, to Sunday, September 13, the pools will offer drop-in leisure swimming from 1 to 6 p.m.

Sunday, September 6 is the last day of summer operation for the City’s wading pools and outdoor pools with the exception of the 10 locations noted above. Splash pads will be open on Labour Day and will remain open daily until September 13. Parents and caregivers are reminded to supervise their children at all times. Indoors pools will be closed on Labour Day.

To allow for physical distancing and ensure continued compliance with public health guidelines, the capacity at outdoor and indoor pools remains significantly reduced to 25 per cent. Swimmers are limited to 45-minute sessions to allow for cleaning. A new online reservation tool is available for indoor pool drop-in lane swim: https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/recreation/sports-fitness-leadership-programs/fitness-programs/. Pool status is available online at: https://www.toronto.ca/data/parks/alerts/swim/index.html. Full details are available at http://www.toronto.ca/swim.

Outdoor pools were delayed in opening earlier this summer as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated Provincial restrictions. As part of the SwimTO plan, the City worked quickly to open outdoor pools, splash pads, wading pools and indoor pools once given the green light to do so. Torontonians were able to cool off this summer at more than 300 aquatic amenities including the City’s 140 splash pads, 100 wading pools, 56 outdoor swimming pools and 29 indoor pools. Approximately 660,000 participants have accessed outdoor pools across the City as part of SwimTO this summer.

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