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You’re Invited: Toronto’s Eglinton Connects Project Public Workshops May 27 & 28 and June 4, 2013

This video presents “Metrolinx awards $320-million light rail transit tunnel contract for Toronto Eglinton Crosstown”:

  • Ontario government agency Metrolinx announced its board of directors approved a $320-million construction contract for a tunnel on a light rail transit project in Toronto

Metrolinx is investing approximately $6 billion in the design and construction of the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) line which will:

  • be completed by 2020
  • run between Weston Road in the west, and Kennedy subway station in the east as shown in this Eglinton Crosstown LRT map:
Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) line map
Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) line map

The Eglinton Connects Study is:

  • complementary to Metrolinx’s work
  • about evaluating options to take advantage of new transit infrastructure along Eglinton, which is being designed to accommodate a growing Toronto
  • needed to make decisions about how to grow with transit:
    • This includes thinking about where people will live and work, and what kind and size of buildings will be along Eglinton in the future

      • Help choose among options to shape the future of your community

      • Here’s an example of a mid-rise option that will be presented for one of the Focus Areas:

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You’re Invited: Several Great Events in Toronto May 23 -26 Including Doors Open 2013

Here are several great events in Toronto, Ontario, Canada  for you to enjoy May 23 – 26, 2013:

Writer in Residence Alissa York presents Origin Story: An Illustrated Reading (Closing Event)


May 23, 2013

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

North York Central Library
5120 Yonge Street
(Yonge and Sheppard)


 Call the Language, Literature, Fine Arts Department to register: 416-395-5639

  • This multi-media reading and discussion will trace the evolution of a single short story from the initial point of inspiration through to the completed work
  • Writer in Residence Alissa York’s Journey Prize-winning story, “The Back of the Bear’s Mouth,” began as a response to an Australian Aboriginal creation myth, and ended up as a contemporary love story set in the Yukon
  • Join York as she goes “behind the scenes” of her own short fiction for a glimpse into the complex process of bringing an imagined world and its inhabitants to life
  • Q & A to follow

curved emtions ii art exhibition

Curved Emotions 2 – Art Exhibition

Presented by: Ernesto Angel Castro

FREE Admission + FREE  finger food and refreshments (pop and juice)

May 23 – 24, 2013

May 23rd from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
May 24th from 5:00p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

St Judes Parish Hall
3265 Weston Road North
(Weston Road and Sheppard Avenue West)

Phone: 647-389-0699

Ernesto Angel Castro:

  • Born in El Salvador, in 1986 Ernesto moved to Canada at the age of nine with his family
    • “From an early age, he has been passionate about design and colour, music and the CN Tower

    • Through his art Ernesto is zealously sharing his emotions and life experiences in a way that transcends language and speaks a positive message to everyone differently”

  • My aim is to touch a person’s heart with my art, to inspire feelings and thoughts normally uncommon in everyday life. Some pieces are completely abstract, nothing but raw emotions. Some are less abstract, while some have profound meaning…
  • I want to invite all of Toronto to join me in celebrating my latest creations
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You’re Invited: Toronto’s Great Events May 18 – 21 and Victoria Day May 20, 2013

Here are some great, celebratory events for this holiday weekend including Victoria Day on Monday, May 20 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

  • most of the following events and activities are FREE

This video presents “MEC Bikefest Toronto 2012”:

  • MEC Bikefest Toronto 2012 was “a blast at the Distillery District and 2013 will bring the bike into community at Trinity Bellwoods Park” on May 18

MEC Bikefest Toronto 2013

Presented by: Mountain Equipment Co-op


Clinics and Group Rides cost $5 with proceeds going to Cycle Toronto

May 18, 2013

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Trinity Bellwoods Park
790 Queen Street West
(Ossington and Queen Street West)



Phone: 416-340-2667

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You’re Invited: Special Events in Toronto January 2013

This video presents “Skiing in Earl Bales Park Toronto”:

  • Jan 7, 2011
  • “View of the hill while going up the chair lifts on a quiet Friday afternoon”

For the first month of 2013, here are some special events happening in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

New $2.3-million ski lift at Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centre

4169 Bathurst St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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You’re Invited to Toronto’s City Carol Sing Dec.15 + Toy Drives (Mayor’s Nov.26-Dec.20 & TTC’s Nov.29-Dec.2) 2012

This video presents “Citytv’s Carol Sing broadcast from Yorkminster Park Baptist Church”:

  • 12/24/2011 | Staff
  • Video duration is 52:17 (min:sec)
    • please note that there are some blackout pauses; the first one is between 07:10 and 07:24

    • the video continues playing after each pause

  • The Third Annual Citytv’s Carol Sing 2011

Here are three wonderful events in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to help you start the holiday season:

2012 Mayor's Annual Toronto Toy Drive
2012 Mayor’s Annual Toronto Toy Drive

Launch of 2012 Mayor’s Annual Toronto Toy Drive

Monday, November 26

1 p.m.

Rotunda, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Today, Mayor Rob Ford, City Manager Joe Pennachetti and a group of honorary elves will launch the 2012 Mayor’s Annual Toy Drive by accepting the first donations to the campaign:

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TTC New Services + Hospice Bed Race Oct.21 + Toronto Road Closures Oct.19-22, 2012

This video presents “The Dorothy Ley Hospice Halloween Bed Race 2012”:

  • “Come out on October 21st to Royal York and Bloor for the 4th annual Dorothy Ley Hospice Halloween Bed Race
  • Join us at 10am for a FREE pancake breakfast followed by the first race of the day
  • Don’t miss Mayor Rob Ford, Councillor Doug Ford and their team run!!
  • Team Registration is $100 and we encourage each team to raise $1000
  • Contact the Dorothy Ley Hospice at 416 626 0116 ext 236 for more details or to sign your team up!”

Toronto Road Closures:


Toronto-Chicago Business Mission: U.S. Ambassador to Canada Will Address Business Leaders Sept.19, 2012

David Jacobson, United States Ambassador to Canada
David Jacobson, United States Ambassador to Canada

This is an update to my previous blog Mayor Ford’s Business Mission: September 2012 Renewal of 1991 Chicago-Toronto Partner City Agreement .

United States Ambassador to Canada, David Jacobson, has agreed to address business leaders from Toronto and Chicago during a luncheon that will take place on September 19, 2012, regarding: