2011 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche: Planning Tips, Transformation of Historic Sites & Road Closures

2011 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche: Planning Tips, Transformation of Historic Sites & Road Closures

This is an update to my previous blog You’re Invited: 2011 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche October 1, 6:59 p.m. to Sunrise.

Thanks to the following Toronto’s tips for planning ahead, getting there and getting around Scotiabank Nuit Blanche – from sunset at 6:59 p.m. on Saturday, October 1 to sunrise on Sunday, October 2 – you can make this contemporary art affair an unforgettable “Wow, What a Night!” celebration:

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Today the City of Toronto’s Fleet Services Division and Electric Mobility Canada are  hosting the 2011 Electric Vehicles Conference and Trade Show (aka EV 2011 VÉ Trade Show) September 26 to 28 at the Allstream Centre.

Public Evening at EV 2011 VÉ Trade Show

FREE public admission:

Wednesday, September 28,

6 to 9 p.m.

Allstream Centre, Exhibition Place,

100 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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You're Invited: 2011 Nuit Talks on Technology, Protest and Contemporary Art

You're Invited: 2011 Nuit Talks on Technology, Protest and Contemporary Art

This is an update to my previous blog You’re Invited: 2011 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche October 1, 6:59 p.m. to Sunrise .

As a prelude to Scotiabank Nuit Blanche – Toronto’s annual FREE all-night celebration of contemporary art – the following Nuit Talks will be presented as a series of FREE, themed talks, candid discussion and contemplation of contemporary art and its interactive role with technology as well as social/political protest:

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You're Invited: RainScaping at Home! Workshops to Offset Impacts of Storm Water

You're Invited: RainScaping at Home! Workshops to Offset Impacts of Storm Water

RAIN informs us that stormwater runoff impacts water quality and quantity by:

  • “transporting pollution directly into lakes and rivers;
  • eroding shorelines, loss of topsoil that hastens further runoff;
  • warming up surface water, making it more susceptible to waterborne bacteria and hazardous to fragile marine life;
  • overflowing sewage treatment facilities, allowing untreated human waste to flow directly into surface water; and
  • robbing groundwater aquifers of adequate recharge capacity”

RAIN’s solutions to the above problems include allowing “more rain to soak into the ground by installing rain gardens and increasing permeable areas.”

Windfall Ecology Centre Offers FREE RAIN Workshops:

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This is an update to my previous blog You’re Invited: Toronto Events With Road Closures September 24 – 25.

Tomorrow, September 25, the following five finalists for the 2011 Toronto Book Awards as well as these five authors from Diaspora Dialogues will read in the City of Toronto tent at the Word On the Street which is a FREE National Book & Magazine Festival in Queen’s Park North, Toronto:

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Canadian Voters: The Coming Election – What it Means for Clean Energy in Ontario

Canadian Voters: The Coming Election – What it Means for Clean Energy in Ontario

This is an update to my previous blog You’re Invited: “The Coming Election – What it Means for Clean Energy in Ontario.”

At the above Green Neighbours 21′s meeting the main message from Cheryl McNamara of Citizens’ Climate Lobby Toronto is as follows:

“Green Energy Act

Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak announced on May 10 that if elected in October he will end the feed-in-tariff (FIT) program and scrap the $7-billion Samsung green energy deal. This announcement has serious consequences.

In just two years Ontario’s Green Energy Act and FIT program have generated thousands of clean tech jobs, and have employed thousands of construction and tradesworkers. The Act and FIT programs are helping Ontario get its struggling economy back on track, and making Ontario a world leader in one of the fastest growing industries globally – clean tech development.

Any mention of undermining the mechanism that is generating this level of activity causes economic uncertainty. Take action!

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You're Invited: Toronto Events With Road Closures September 24 - 25

You're Invited: Toronto Events With Road Closures September 24 - 25

There are special events with road closures in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Businesses in the affected areas are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to motorists.

You are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to your destinations.

If you need to drive in the event areas, allow extra time to get to and from your destination.

Please click here for a more complete list of events and road work.

By the way, there are Gardiner Expressway Lane Restrictions September 19 – November 2011.

Word on the Street

The Word on the Street

National Book & Magazine Festival

FREE Admission

Sunday September 25, 2011

Queen’s Park,Toronto, Ontario, Canada

11am – 6pm

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