Seniors Community Grant + Wheel-Trans Public Meeting Dec.10 + Ontario Place Survey by Dec.18, 2013

This CTV news video presents “Government reveals new details for Ontario Place revitalization.”

  • “Michael Chan, minister of tourism, culture and sport, spoke about a new urban park and waterfront trail that will be part of the Ontario Place revitalization project.”

Ontario Place Revitalization: Urban Park + Waterfront Trail at Ontario Place
Ontario Place Revitalization: Urban Park + Waterfront Trail at Ontario Place

Ontario recently selected the design team that will transform approximately 7.5 acres of the east island into a vibrant urban park and waterfront trail.

  • Located along a portion of the east island, the park and trail will transform a section of Ontario Place that was previously used for staff parking and storage.
    • The trail will link to the existing 780 kilometre waterfront trail system — stretching from Niagara-on-the-Lake to east of Cornwall.
    • The park will be up to 7.5 acres, which is about the size of four BMO fields.
    • It will also give residents and visitors access to part of the waterfront that has been closed to the public for more than 40 years.
Timeline of Public Consultations on Ontario Place Revitalization
Timeline of Public Consultations on Ontario Place Revitalization

The revitalization of Ontario Place is a large and complex project and will be completed in phases.

  • The province is inviting Ontarians to contribute their ideas and vision for the park and trail online or at one of four public meetings.
    • There are four in-person and online consultations to hear your ideas and input at key stages in the design process.
    • The first public meeting was held on Dec. 4, 2013.
      • Attendees got to meet the design team, learn about the project and the Environmental Assessment (pdf) being conducted for the site as well as provide feedback on their vision for the park.
  • The province is leveraging Waterfront Toronto’s expertise to manage the public consultations and the design process on the park and trail project.

Wheel-Trans Public Consultation Meeting

December 10, 2013

7:30 – 9 p.m.

Direct Energy Building, Exhibition Place, Salon 105, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is committed to a transparent process to determine eligibility for Wheel-Trans.
  • In July 2013, the City of Toronto Ombudsman reported on her investigation into the TTC’s use of video recordings on Wheel-Trans vehicles for purposes of reassessing customers’ eligibility.The Ombudsman recommended that, should the TTC wish to continue using video recordings, the TTC hold public consultations.
  • An upcoming public consultation meeting will be held to provide an opportunity for the public to learn about and provide feedback regarding changes to the TTC’s use of video-recordings on Wheel-Trans vehicles.
  • This venue is accessible.

New Grant Program to Help Seniors

  • Ontario will offer more support for seniors across the province through a new Seniors Community Grant Program which will provide funding to not-for-profit community groups for projects that encourage greater social inclusion, volunteerism and community engagement for seniors across the province.
    • The grants may range from $500 to $10,000 to help support initiatives that will allow seniors to continue to contribute to all aspects of community life.
  • This will be the first grant program in Ontario dedicated solely to supporting seniors.
    • By 2016, for the first time, people over 65 will account for a larger share of the population than children aged 0-14.
  • Please click here to read about Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors.

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Contact Info

  • Information on fares, routes, schedules and service.
    • 416-393-4636 (INFO)

    • Recorded information available 24 hours daily.

    • Operator-assisted service is available from 8:00am to 6:00pm daily, except statutory holidays.

    • TTY Hearing Impaired Service, 416-481-2523, Daily, 8:00am-6:00pm; except statutory holidays.

  • Main Switchboard
    • 416-393-4000

    • Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

City of Toronto Contact Info

Phone within Toronto city limits: 311.

Phone outside city limits: 416-392-CITY (2489)
(can be used within Toronto if you can’t reach 311).

TTY customers: 416-338-0TTY (0889)
Fax: 416-338-0685

If your matter is urgent, please call them. They are open 24/7.


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