The following video presents Mayor Ford Remarks On Scarborough Subway Expansion:
This video was published on July 17, 2013.
The City of Toronto’s City Planning Division and Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) are planning an extension of Line 2 Bloor-Danforth north from Kennedy Station to Sheppard Avenue.
The plan is for the Scarborough Subway Extension to be in operation by 2023.
The Municipal, Provincial and Federal Governments have each committed funding to make the extension a reality.
“After almost 30 years of service, the vehicles that run on the Scarborough Rapid Transit line (SRT) are reaching the end of their normal lifespan. An integrated and complementary new rapid transit system is required soon to continue to provide high quality transit that benefits the many users. The City of Toronto, together with the TTC, is beginning to plan an extension of the Bloor-Danforth Subway line to better serve Scarborough’s 650,000 residents.
The proposed Scarborough Subway Extension will consist of at least three new stations….
The City and the TTC are working together on a comprehensive assessment of the proposed extension to determine the route, station locations, construction methods and any steps required to maximize benefits and mitigate potential negative impacts. We anticipate this review will be done in mid 2016.“
This video presents “Toronto Raptors Greivis Vasquez at TO2015 1-year-to-go party!”
“Toronto Raptor Greivis Vasquez is attending TORONTO 2015’s FREE one-year-to-go party at Nathan Phillips Square on July 11 and 12.
Join Greivis and a host of other athletes, celebrities, singers and entertainers for a weekend of TORONTO 2015 summer fun.”
1 year to go! #WeArePanAm
Toronto is the Host City of the 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games.
The Pan American Games will be held from July 10 – 26, 2015 and the Parapan American Games will run from August 7 – 15, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
“Ten thousand athletes, coaches and officials from 41 countries across the Americas and the Caribbean, and 250,000 visitors will be inspired by Toronto’s hospitality, diversity and dynamism during the Games.”
Starting today, July 10, and continuing throughout this weekend’s festivities, there is the TORONTO 2015 Games Legacy Exhibit in the City Hall rotunda that outlines the full benefits and legacy of the Games for Toronto.
This display details the Host City Showcase Program, a unique initiative featuring 28 innovative projects.
The exhibit also features facility investments and celebration programs that are being funded by the City of Toronto, Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada and other stakeholders and sponsors.
Learn about the new programs and activities the City of Toronto is offering in the spirit of the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.
Mayor Rob Ford and Councillor Anthony Perruzza (Ward 9 York West), Chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee, will launch the CIBC Trophy/Mayor’s School Cricket 2014 Tournament in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and recognize last year’s winning teams.
The 2014 tournament in Toronto will be held May 12 to 16 at Eglinton Flats Park, G. Ross Lord Park and Sunnybrook Park.
Welcome/Opening Ceremony/speeches: 9.00 am – 9.30 am
Games begin: 9.30 am
Closing ceremony: Awards presentation: 5.30 pm.
Dwight Drummond, co-host of CBC News Toronto, will MC the Mayor’s School Cricket – CIBC Trophy launch event presented by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of Canada and the City of Toronto.
The launch event will also recognize the recipients of the CBC Toronto Spirit of Cricket Award.
This video presents “TTC’s Signal System Explained.”
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is updating its 60-year-old signal system with Automatic Train Control in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
This video explains how signals work, why it is replacing its aging system, and what a modern and reliable signal system will do to improve service once completed
Union Subway Station Closure April 5-6
As part of the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC’s) commitment to modernization, signal upgrade work is continuing on Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina) from Bloor to St Andrew stations this weekend.
This will affect the operation of the subway stations, trains and buses in the following ways:
Subway trains will terminate at Bloor and St Andrew stations on Line 1.47 shuttle buses on Yonge St. between Rosedale and King stations, and over to St Andrew Station.
Union subway station will be closed.
There is no access from the subway station to the main train station.
Customers going to the Air Canada Centre will need to walk from King or St Andrew stations or take the 6 Bay bus.
Customers going to the Rogers Centre for the Blue Jays games should walk from St Andrew Station or take the 510 Spadina streetcar, which currently terminates at King St. because of construction, and either walk or board a replacement bus to continue south.
Customers can also use the 504 King or 505 Dundas streetcars to get downtown. Both streetcar routes terminate at Broadview and Dundas West stations on Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth).
Wheel-Trans buses will be available to accommodate seniors and persons with disabilities who use wheelchairs, scooters and other mobility aids.
Regular subway service resumes on Monday, April 7 at 6 a.m.
“StreetARToronto (StART) was launched in 2012 as an innovative, public-private partnership program designed to develop, support, promote and increase awareness of street art and its role in adding beauty and character to Toronto neighbourhoods.
Discover more about the artists who participated and some of the projects funded in 2013.”
The City of Toronto invites local area artists to submit proposals to create art on City traffic signal boxes at various locations throughout Toronto.
The goal of this Outside the Box project is to provide opportunities for artists to create works of art that contribute to the vitality and attractiveness of the streetscape.
This project is being implemented by StreetARToronto (StART), part of the City of Toronto’s Transportation Services Division.
This year 30 Traffic Signal Cabinets will be transformed.
Be amazed by bizarre plants that eat their prey and meet animals with wild defense strategies that help to keep them alive at the Savage Gardens, Nature’s Ninjas exhibits at the Royal Botanical Gardens.
“Bust a move at the all-day dance party and find out “whodunit” as part of the Art Gallery of Ontario‘s gallery-wide game of Clue.”
Also, on November 9, Emma Lui, Water Campaigner with the Council of Canadians turns our attention to concern about a pipeline extension project for Toronto.
Within the month, the Ontario Energy Board will make a major decision about piping fracked gas to Toronto for distribution in southwestern Ontario and Quebec.
Enbridge Gas Distribution and Union Gas are petitioning the Ontario Energy Board for new and expanded natural gas infrastructure in the Greater Toronto Area.
The last day of hearings on this is Friday, November 8.
She warns that if this project is allowed, it will increase fracking in Pennsylvania.
If the application is approved, millions of people will be relying on imported fracked gas from the U.S. Marcellus shale by 2015.
The approval could open the door to more fracking of the Marcellus shale posing serious risks to the Great Lakes Basin with massive water withdrawals, potential water contamination and pipeline leaks and hazardous waste risks.
In addition to being a major threat to Great Lakes communities’ water and air and contributing significantly to climate change pollution, this approval would lead to higher heating costs for Ontario and Quebec residents.
Lui has shared with us the following links which you may want to check out before the screening.