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Toronto’s Flood Cleanup Alert: Get Free Permits for the Placement of Private Disposal Bins within the Public Right of Way July 17-31, 2013

This video presents “Toronto s Flood-Damaged Items Create Heavy Work for City.”

  • An abundance of flood-damaged household items as a result of last week’s record rainfall has created a large-scale clean-up effort for city and privately-owned crews.

This is an update to the following previous blogs:

To assist with clean up after the recent flooding of July 8, the City of Toronto is waiving permit fees (which usually cost $49.89 a day) for the placement of private disposal bins within the public right of way (the area beyond your property line).

  • That is, the permits will be offered to residents FREE of charge from July 17 to 31 only.
    • Pending approval of the application, disposal bins will be allowed to be placed within the public right of way.
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No TTC Streetcars on Kingston Rd. Jun.3-Dec.+ Real Time Info Signs on Gardiner Expy & Lake Shore Blvd Jun.2013

Here are some commuting changes happening in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

TTC: Kingston Road Construction Map
TTC: Kingston Road Construction Map
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Toronto Parking Permits are Now Available for Torontonians

Toronto Parking Permits are Now Available for Torontonians
Toronto Parking Permits are Now Available for Torontonians

To allow Torontonians’ guests to stay overnight or for a weekend without receiving parking tickets, Torontonians and their visitors may now easily purchase and obtain the following parking permits online or in person:

  • weekly on-street parking permits can be obtained through the above method, too.

For more information about the City’s parking permits, please call 311 within Toronto city limits, or 416-392-CITY (2489).

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Toronto’s Pottery Road Closure From May 24 to September 5, 2011

Toronto's Pottery Road Closure From May 24 to September 5, 2011
Toronto's Pottery Road Closure From May 24 to September 5, 2011

The City of Toronto is definitely keeping their promise to bring on road repairs and reconstruction projects during spring and summer.

So,  from May 24 to September 5, 2011, Pottery Road from Bayview Avenue to Broadview Avenue will be closed for numerous road works including:

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26 Self-Guided Walking Tours in Toronto

Getting around Toronto (Ontario, Canada) everyday by walking would be wonderful for improving our well-being, personal budget, Toronto’s environment, and clean air by reducing:

  • pollution and congestion,
  • greenhouse gas (GHG) emission,
  • the city’s infrastructure and road maintenance costs
  • the use of gasoline-fueled vehicles, and
  • transportation expense due to the ever-increasing cost of gasoline for personal vehicles

Also, the city “aims to strengthen Torontonians’ sense of community by putting more “eyes on the street’ and by creating more shared public spaces and opportunities for social interaction and recreation.”

Walk safely and comfortably in Toronto communities via City of Toronto Walking Strategy is part of the city’s goal “to transform its streets, public spaces and neighborhoods into a great walking city, and to integrate these spaces with public transit, cycling and other sustainable modes of travel.”

26 Self-Guided Walking Tours in Toronto
26 Self-Guided Walking Tours in Toronto

With the focus on walk more and drive less, the City of Toronto Walking Strategy is this year’s winner of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), which produces proactive initiatives as follows:

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It’s Time Again for Toronto 2011 Road Construction Season

“Streetcar congestion during road construction on Queen Street West. Streetcars are being re-routed via Victoria, Richmond, Adelaide, Church and Parliament. This video was taken at Queen & Victoria looking South.”

It's Time Again for Toronto 2011 Road Construction Season in Ontario, Canada
It's Time Again for Toronto 2011 Road Construction Season in Ontario, Canada

Ah, one of the signs of spring arrival is road construction work which includes potholes’ repair.

We welcome spring with open arms. As for the upcoming road construction season, it’s grin and bear it situation!

Please note that the meeting for the following media advisory will be held at an outdoors location at the southwest corner of Victoria Park Avenue and Parkwoods Village Drive.

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Blue BIXI Bikes Will Brighten Toronto Streets on May 3

Blue BIXI Bikes Will Brighten Toronto Streets on May 3
Blue BIXI Bikes Will Brighten Toronto Streets on May 3

Get ready, on your mark, get set, bike!

On May 3, 2011, you will see pretty blue BIXI bikes whizzing past you on the streets of Toronto.

Actually, you will see the Toronto downtown scenes brighten up by:

  • 1,000 bikes,
  • 80 BIXI stations and
  • 1,500 docking points.

BIXI bikes complement public transit as they are used for one-way trips of less than 30 minutes.

For your convenience, BIXI bikes can be picked up or dropped off at any of the 80 downtown bicycle docking stations 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

However, a fee is charged for any trip longer than 30 minutes.

Kudos Toronto for being part of the first large-scale bike sharing system in North America!