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“Action on Climate Change Through Electoral Reform”: Toronto Town Hall Meeting Nov.28, 2013

It’s About Time! Action on Climate Change through Electoral Reform

Panel discussion co-sponsored by Canadian Electoral Alliance and JustEarth.

FREE Admission

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Doors Open at 6:45pm; Event Starts at 7pm Sharp

Ralph Thornton Community Centre, 2nd Floor Auditorium
765 Queen St. E., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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You’re Invited: Great Events in Toronto October 18 – November 10, 2013 + Toronto News & Alerts

Here are some great events in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Most events are FREE.

This video presents “What a Free Feeling!”

  • Join Torontonians for the 2013 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Charity Challenge and Neighbourhood Challenge on October 20th.
  • Make great things happen by running or walking for others.
  • Or be a super-spectator and cheer on the runners in your neighbourhood.
  • The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon – It’s a Free Feeling! Join the show!

Canada Running Series


Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2013 Super Event

FREE Expo & International Friendship Run: October 18-19

Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K Courses: October 20, 2013

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Via the Scotiabank Charity Challenge and the Neighbourhood Challenge, the 2012 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon raised a record-breaking $4,379,092.67 in support of 181 local charities and neighbourhood groups in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • The full and half marathon start on University Avenue just north of Adelaide Street and finish in the heart of downtown at City Hall, at Bay and Queen Street.
    • They head out and back along the lakeshore on a flat course.
  • Here are some highlights of this event.
    • There are bands and Neighbourhood Entertainment Centres every 2 kilometres, cheerleaders, and numerous aid stations.
    • All participants get technical t-shirts and finisher’s medals.
    • It’s a festive, full weekend that starts with guru John Stanton at the FREE 2-day Expo, Friday and Saturday.
    • There’s a Saturday morning (FREE) short International Friendship Run, hosted by the Running Room, and a post-race Victory party in Nathan Phillips Square from 10:00am to 3:30pm on Sunday.
  • Please click here for the complete schedule of activities and their locations.

City of Toronto Celebrates Renovations at Carlton Park


October 18

6 to 7 p.m.; remarks at 6:10 p.m.

Carlton Park, 20 Edith Ave.

  • Councillor Ana Bailão (Ward 18 Davenport) and City of Toronto staff will join members of the community to celebrate renovations to Carlton Park with a corn roast and a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
  • The City has invested about $200,000 to provide accessible entrances with ornamental paving, accessible asphalt paths, park benches, a drinking fountain, a sandbox, stone seat walls, shade trees, planting beds and increased lawn areas.


13th Annual Italian Language Week in the World

Istituto Italiano di Cultura and the Consulate General of Switzerland


Screening of JUMP

Directed by Bindu de Stoppani

Language: Italian with English subtitles

Jump (Switzerland – 2011 – 93 min.)

Free Admission

October 18, 2013


Istituto Italiano di Cultura
496 Huron St., Toronto

Infoline: 416.921.3802 ext. 221

City of Toronto to Celebrate New Playground Equipment at Susan Tibaldi Park


Refreshments will provided

October 19

10 a.m.; remarks at 10:10 a.m.

Susan Tibaldi Parkette, 353 Margueretta Street, Toronto

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You’re Invited: Canadian Events Sept.28 – Dec.10, 2013 + Ontario & Toronto News + TTC Alerts

Here are some great events in Ontario, Canada.

  • Most events are FREE.

This video presents “Fall Colours Algonquin Park Sept 25, 2011.”

Ontario Parks: Spectacular Colours of Fall

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Toronto Events with TTC’s Bus 108 Downsview Route Diversion & Road Closures Sept.20-22, 2013

This is an update to my previous blog, You’re Invited: Canadian Events Sept.19 – Dec.20, 2013 + Ontario News + Toronto & TTC Alerts.

Here are the weekend events with road closures in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The Children’s Breakfast Club


7th Annual Tour de Black Creek Bike Race

A Charity Ride for Kids

Saturday, September 21

Starting time is 9:00 a.m.

Race starts at Driftwood Community Centre, 4401 Jane St., Toronto.

  • “The breakfast club, along with Toronto Police and the Canadian Tire JumpStart program, has been working with children and youth in the Jane and Finch community to encourage a love of cycling and an appreciation for physical fitness. A full summer of learning and training culminates this Saturday with the Tour de Black Creek.
  • It is just a 2k loop which the riders do once, twice, or three times – depending on their ages.”
  • Please click here for more info.

RBC Run for the Kids

September 21 & 22

5 km Run/Walk/Stroll
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Run Start Time: 9:00 am

25 km Run
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Run Start Time: 8:00 am

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
2075 Bayview Ave., Toronto

AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)


Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Route Map

11:00 am – Registration and Community Fair begins.

Event Schedule

Contact Daniel Knox at:
Phone: 416.340.8484 ext. 268.

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You’re Invited: Toronto Events Sept.13-Dec.29, 2013 + Toronto & TTC Alerts

Here are some celebratory events as well as green events in Toronto,  Ontario, Canada.

  • Most are FREE events.

Wychwood Barns Community Association (WBCA)




FREE Admission

September 13 – 21

Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street
, Toronto

Contact Info: Ruth Butler at

St Clair Streetcar Line Centennial Celebration includes the following FREE events.

  • Historic Exhibit – Our Past Is Our Present: September 14 – 15.
    • Enjoy an exhibit drawing on rarely seen archival images and contemporary photographs that portray the changing identity of St. Clair over the past 100 years.
    • Where: Barn #2, Artscape Wychwood Barns
    • September 14 — 9am – 5pm
    • September 15 — 11am – 5pm.
  • Tour the Historic Peter Witt Streetcar: September 15, noon – 4pm.
  • TTC Advertising Exhibit – A Sign of the Times: Exhibit continues to September 21.
    • Where: Community Gallery, Artscape Wychwood Barns.
    • Journey through time while viewing TTC advertisements and other artefacts that reflect the impact of world events on our city, our social norms and our values over the past seventy years.

    Friday, September 13 — 5pm – 9pm

    Saturday, September 14 — 9am – 5pm

    Sunday, September 15 — 11am – 5pm

    Wednesday, September 18 to Friday, September 20 — 5pm – 9pm

    Saturday, September 21 — 9am – 2pm

  • “St. Clair West: The Growth of a Streetcar Suburb” Walking Tour: September 15, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    • Donations are encouraged.
    • Visit some of the area’s sites of historic and architectural significance, including the Wychwood Car Barns, streetcar maintenance buildings which now house a lively arts and community centre.
    • Tour Leaders are Diana Sernick and Sheryl Mitchell, Wychwood Barns Community Association.
    • Length: Approx. 2 hours.
    • Focus: Historical, architectural.

  • Silent Film at Wychwood Theatre: September 14, 2:30 pm and September 15, 4 pm
    • Where: Wychwood Theatre, Artscape Wychwood Barns
    • In honour of the Centennial, Silent Sundays @ the Revue Cinema brings a silent film (featuring streetcars of course!) to the Wychwood Theatre featuring live accompaniment by musicians William O’Meara and Tania Gill.
    • Please click here for more info about this silent film.
    • Stroll along St. Clair Ave. W. from Bathurst St. to Dufferin St. and enjoy live music, characters in period costume, window displays, commemorative food & drink, and more.
    • Hosted by the area’s three Business Improvement Associations.

Re-Branded Exhibit

FREE Admission

September 13 – 18, 2013

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Opening Reception: Friday September 13th 7-11pm

Project Gallery
1109 Queen Street East
Queen Street East and Caroline Avenue
Map to this event

Phone: 416-315-1192

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Toronto Flood Cleanup Update + Toronto Alerts + Pape Station Closed Aug.19-30, 2013

This video presents “Toronto flood cleanup.”

  • Sat, Jul 13: Some Torontonians are in the midst of cleaning up after heavy rains earlier this week. And as Sean O’Shea reports, the hardest hit residents are now wondering who will pay the rebuilding costs.

City of Toronto Progressing on Flood Cleanup

This is an update to the following previous blogs:

Due to the severe storm on July 8, the City divisions underwent a massive cleanup of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.

Here are some important considerations regarding Toronto Water, Solid Waste Management Services, and health and safety when cleaning up a basement that is or has recently flooded.

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Toronto Alerts and TTC Subway Service Late Opening on July 28, 2013

This video presents “Mayor Ford unveils ‘red curb’ pilot project in Toronto.”

Toronto Alerts

  • Pilot Project: Painting Toronto’s Selected Street Curbs with Red Paint to Show Motorists Where Parking is Prohibited

    • Here are the four goals of Toronto’s pilot project.
      1. Help motorists park legally.
      2. Enhance traffic flow.
      3. Improve visibility and safety conditions for pedestrians.
      4. Provide better access to fire hydrants for emergency response.
    • Please note that motorists parked within the painted red curb area will be ticketed.
      • Some of the curbs selected for the pilot project are near crosswalks, transit stops and fire hydrants.
    • Nine sites identified for the red curb project are: