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You’re Invited: Activities in Ontario March 9 – May 4, 2014 + Toronto Alerts

This video presents “Activities for kids in Toronto during March Break.”

  • “CityNews reporter Rima Kar with how to keep them busy every day of the week.”

Here are some great activities before, during and after March Break (March 10 -16).

  • Most activities and events are FREE.

Indoor And Outdoor Family Fun in Ontario

Toronto’s Activities

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Cyclists, You’re Invited: Finch Hydro Corridor Bike Ride June 10, 2012

Finch Hydro Corridor Ride

Sunday June 10, 2012

Ride Starts at 1:00 pm

at the Esther Shiner Stadium (5720 Bathurst Street, just north of Finch)

  • City Staff from Transportation Services will discuss the development and construction of this trail, as well as future opportunities to extend the trails in this Finch Hydro Corridor.

Also, the following info is an update to my previous blog Calling Cyclists: Public Meeting on Proposed New Trail Connections in Toronto Feb. 6, 2012:

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You’re Invited: Official Opening of New Bike Station at Victoria Park Subway Station May 31, 10 AM

You're Invited: Official Opening of a New Bike Station at Victoria Park Subway Station
You're Invited: Official Opening of a New Bike Station at Victoria Park Subway Station

Toronto in Ontario, Canada is making another Bike Station available for the green travellers.

Bike Stations:

  • are secure, indoor parking facilities for bikes
    • only people who register to use a bicycle station can access this parking
  • provide safe, long-term parking to protect your bikes against theft, vandalism and bad weather
  • are  protected with 24 hour video surveillance

Please click here for Bicycle Station Common Questions and Answers (FAQs).

Membership Benefits of Bike Stations

  • Key card access lets you securely access your bicycle 24 hours 7 days a week at your convenience.
  • Most stations are close  to TTC or GO Transit to make your commute more convenient.
  • Membership with the bicycle station is reasonably priced and includes a 10% discount at participating bike shops in Toronto.
  • New members receive
    • a FREE Bicycle Station t-shirt
    • a FREE City of Toronto bike map
    • Dandyhorse Magazine
    • Momentum Magazine

 Please click here to register and for more info.

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Changes to Front St. at Union Station: Committee Meeting Date Changed to Feb.16, 2012

This is an update to my previous blog Changes to Front St. at Union Station: Results of Toronto’s Final Public Consultation.

Today, Toronto (Ontario, Canada) informs us that there is a change in the meeting date of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee for the Changes to Front St. at Union Station study as follows:

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Calling Cyclists: Public Meeting on Proposed New Trail Connections in Toronto Feb. 6, 2012

This video shows a portion of a new bike path that starts from Finch Ave. West & Wilmington (intersection) to Finch TTC Subway Station in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

We are informed by Cyclometer that there is a Bikeway Network New Trails meeting tomorrow regarding the Proposed New Trail Connections in Toronto, as follows:

Meeting Date: Monday February 6, 2012
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location:Northern District Public Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd. (one block north of Eglinton Ave. one half block west of Yonge St.)

If you use facebook, you can comment on the meeting’s facebook event wall to share your thoughts.

Calling Cyclists: Public Meeting on Proposed New Trail Connections in Toronto Feb. 6, 2012
Calling Cyclists: Public Meeting on Proposed New Trail Connections in Toronto Feb. 6, 2012

Here are the details of this public meeting:

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Toronto Gives Union Notice: City Proceeds to Privatize Garbage Collection Services

Toronto City Proceeds to Privatize Garbage Collection Services
Toronto City Proceeds to Privatize Garbage Collection Services

Toronto, Ontario, Canada News Release

February 7, 2011

City notifies Union of potential competitive bid process for garbage collection

The City of Toronto provided notice today to the Toronto Civic Employees’ Union (TCEU), Local 416, of its intention to recommend a competitive bid process for three areas of work currently carried out by TCEU members. The services under consideration are provided by the Solid Waste Management Services Division and include all daytime, residential curb-side collection west of Yonge Street to the Etobicoke border, an increase in privatized City-wide litter vacuum operations, and parks litter/recycling collection within City parks throughout the city. In addition, the City notified the TCEU of its intention to issue a Request for Quotations (RFQ) for contingency collection services to be provided anywhere across the city, as required.

The written notice delivered to the union meets the City’s obligation under the collective agreement to provide three months’ notice of its intention to put the recommendation before Council for its consideration. In the three service areas, it is anticipated that approximately 300 positions would be affected.