Lake Shore Boulevard from Strachan Avenue to Windermere Avenue and Windermere Avenue from Lake Shore Boulevard to the Queensway will be closed on Saturday, June 7 from 6 to 10 a.m. to accommodate this event. The Gardiner Expressway is an alternative route.
Dundas Street from Lansdowne Avenue to Roxton Road will be closed in both directions on Saturday, June 7 from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for Dundas West Fest. College Street and Queen Street are alternative routes.
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.
Fitted this year in the area 100 of the Sun Life Financial Esplanade, which is located behind the Pie-IX metro, this new version of the Olympic Winter Park Village will feature a rink, allowing everyone to skate FREE and, even in mild weather thanks to its cooling system.
For the second year, the Winter Village is easily recognizable by its huge natural tree which this year, will measure 65 feet tall!
It will certainly return to Montreal as Sun Life Financial Esplanade will be hosted throughout the cold season.
The official opening of the site on December 1 will be highlighted by a fundraiser to benefit the organization’s Frimousse, a toy lending library of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.
For the modest sum of $2, children and adults can come affix a huge Christmas tree decoration in the Winter Village and are collected for each design will be donated to the toy library.
They will also be on site to donate new toys to contribute to service the loan toys Frimousse.
And to close the festival in style, end of the day, the Olympic Park will illuminate all lights to shine throughout the winter!
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.
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.
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.
“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.”