Here are some city alerts for Toronto in Ontario, Canada:

This video presents “Toronto Mayor Rob Ford launches anti-postering campaign”:

  • Mayor Rob Ford launched an “anti-postering” campaign as part of the city’s Clean Toronto Together initiative.
  • Ford says residents should use street furniture kiosks, not hydro poles, for community posters.
  • Councilor Vincent Crisanti and Ford also cleaned up a bus shelter.

City of Toronto's image: Examples of poster-structures.

City of Toronto’s image: Examples of poster-structures.

  • City of Toronto’s Poster on Public Property Bylaw Campaign was launched on June 26, as part of Clean Toronto Together initiative

    • The campaign encouraged residents and businesses to use the City’s street furniture kiosks and message boards to advertise upcoming events and services instead of putting posters on hydro poles, bus shelters, utility boxes or newspaper boxes.

    • Please help keep our city clean, green and beautiful by using the City’s public kiosks and message centres for your posters.

      • More than 900 poster-structures have been installed, some in every Ward across the city.

      • The approved structures are comprised of free standing columns and boards within transit shelters.

    • The City of Toronto’s Poster on Public Property Bylaw states that any individual or company who is found or deemed to have placed or displayed a poster in a place in other than one permitted under the bylaw (Municipal Code Chapter 693-30) is guilty of an offence.

      • However, posters regarding community issues such as a lost pet, a yard sale or cultural and/or religious events are permitted on locations other than City-approved structures.
    • Enforcement officers will work their way throughout the city, across major arterial roads such as Finch Avenue, Eglinton Avenue, Bloor Street and Lake Shore Boulevard, beginning in Ward 1 to enforce the bylaw.

    • Please click here for more info.

      • Questions about posters on public property? Contact 311.

      City of Toronto's image: Yonge-University-Spadina Subway line

      City of Toronto’s image: Yonge-University-Spadina Subway line

  • Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)‘s Downsview Station closed Saturday, June 29.

    • Scheduled track work will take place between Wilson Station and Downsview Station.

    • Therefore, all trains on the Spadina subway will terminate at Wilson Station.

    • A frequent shuttle bus service will operate between Wilson and Downsview stations.

    • A Wheel-Trans vehicle will be on stand-by at Eglinton West Station in the event customers with accessibility limitations require transportation due to Wilson Station not being accessible.

    • Normal subway service will resume on Sunday, June 30, at 9 a.m.

    TTC's image: TTC Ride Guide brochures

    TTC’s image: TTC Ride Guide brochures

  • “TTC Ride Guide Photo Contest”: Your photo could be on the cover of the TTC Ride Guide

    • The Toronto Transit Commission, in partnership with Spacing Magazine, is holding a contest to select photographs to be used on the cover of the TTC’s 2013 Summer and Fall Ride Guides.

    • “TTC Ride Guide Photo Contest” is open to all amateur photographer residents of Canada

    • The photographs must contain images of TTC vehicles, stations, facilities or properties.

      • The judges will select the winning photographs based on creativity, photographic quality and the genuineness/authenticity of the content.

    • To enter, send an e-mail no later than Thursday, July 4 at 11:59 p.m. to ttcphoto@spacing.ca containing your name, address, postal code, telephone number and e-mail address, and attaching a maximum of five photographs.

    • Please click here to obtain the contest rules and the list of prizes on the TTC website

    • Also, please note:

Individuals irrevocably consent to the use of such winner’s name, likeness, image, voice, performance (in connection with any interviews and other recordings), biographical information, and statements relating to the TTC Ride Guide Photo Contest without compensation.Entries will not be returned. Entrants agree that, by entering the TTC Ride Guide Photo Contest, the entrant grants an irrevocably, perpetual, worldwide non–exclusive licence to TTC to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit) in connection with the TTC Ride Guide Photo Contest, in any media now or hereafter known. Entrants consent to TTC doing or omitting to do any act that would otherwise infringe the entrant’s moral rights in his/her entries. TTC or Spacing Magazine will not be required to pay any additional consideration (monetary or otherwise) except as provided in Section 6 with such use.

TTC reserves the right, at any time, to modify and/or use different photographs other than the ones selected.

By participating in the TTC Ride Guide Photo Contest and submitting an entry, the entrant, (a) acknowledges that the entrant’s personal information (including name, telephone number, and email address) is being collected by TTC and Spacing Magazine for the purposes of operating, administering and promoting the TTC Ride Guide Photo Contest; and (b) the entrant consents to the disclosure of and access to the entrant’s personal information, to the extent that the entrant’s personal information appears in the entrant’s entry, inside or outside of Canada, for any and all purposes in connection with participation in, and the operation, administration and promotion of, the TTC Ride Guide Photo Contest. The entrant’s personal information is collected pursuant to subsection 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purposes set out in this Section 10. The entrant’s personal information will not be provided to any third parties, other than as provided in these official rules.

TTC reserves the right, without prior notice, to cancel, terminate or modify the TTC Ride Guide Photo Contest, including these official rules, if it cannot be operated, conducted or completed as planned, for any reason. If any term or provision of these official rules is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, all other terms and provisions of these official rules will nonetheless remain in full force and effect.

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Contact Info

  • Information on fares, routes, schedules and service
    • 416-393-4636 (INFO)

    • Recorded information available 24 hours daily

    • Operator-assisted service is available from 8:00am to 6:00pm daily, except statutory holidays

    • TTY Hearing Impaired Service, 416-481-2523, Daily, 8:00am-6:00pm; except statutory holidays

  • Main Switchboard
    • 416-393-4000

    • Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

City of Toronto Contact Info

Phone within Toronto city limits: 311

Phone outside city limits: 416-392-CITY (2489)
(can be used within Toronto if you can’t reach 311)

TTY customers: 416-338-0TTY (0889)
Fax: 416-338-0685
E-mail: 311@toronto.ca

If your matter is urgent, please call them. They are open 24/7.

Always call 911 for emergencies.

Toronto Transit Commission

NEWS RELEASE

Downsview Station closed Saturday, June 29

June 26, 2013

This Saturday, June 29, scheduled track work will take place between Wilson and Downsview stations.

As a result of this work, subway trains will terminate at Wilson Station. A frequent shuttle bus service will operate between Wilson and Downsview stations.

A Wheel-Trans vehicle will be on stand-by at Eglinton West Station in the event customers with accessibility limitations require transportation due to Wilson Station not being accessible.

Normal subway service will resume on Sunday, June 30, at 9 a.m.

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