The following events are happening in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

Eglinton Connects Project's image: An artist’s conception of what the Eglinton streetscape may be like in the future. What do you think?

Eglinton Connects Project’s image: An artist’s conception of what the Eglinton streetscape may be like in the future. What do you think?

Eglinton Connects Survey #3

This is an update to my previous blog You’re Invited: Toronto’s Eglinton Connects Project Public Workshops May 27 & 28 and June 4, 2013 .

  • Hundreds attended on May 27, 28, and June 4
City of Toronto's image: Cultural Spaces

City of Toronto’s image: Cultural Spaces

12 Ward-based Meetings on Toronto’s Making Space for Culture project from June 10 to July 9

  • The Making Space for Culture project is a recommendation of the Creative Capital Gains Report, which Toronto City Council endorsed in 2011
  • These ward-based public consultations have the following objectives:
    • To assess community needs for affordable and sustainable cultural space for use by cultural industries, not-for-profit organizations and community groups

    • To help provide councillors and those investing in cultural infrastructure with insight into individual wards’ needs and priorities

    • To seek residents’ input about their neighbourhood’s cultural infrastructure:

      • Input on topics such as public participation in cultural activities and accessibility to cultural spaces will help guide potential future investment

      • Examples of culture spaces and infrastructure include, for example, performance venues for music, theatre or dance, art galleries and studios, and rehearsal spaces

  • Here is an itinerary of the 12 ward-based meetings:

    • June 10: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 12, Evelyn Gregory Library (120 Trowell Ave.)

    • June 15: 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. – Ward 30, Riverdale Library (370 Broadview Ave.)

    • June 15: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Ward 36, Scarborough Village Recreation Centre (3600 Kingston Rd.)

    • June 17: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 24, Hillcrest Library (5801 Leslie Street)

    • June 18: 2 to 4 p.m. – Ward 27, St. Paul’s Bloor Street (227 Bloor Street East)

    • June 24: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 26, Leaside Library (165 McRae Drive)

    • June 25: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 4, Richview Library (1806 Islington Ave.)

    • June 26: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 16, Northern District Library (40 Orchard View Blvd.)

    • July 2: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 41, Woodside Square Library (Woodside Sq. Mall, 1571 Sandhurst Circle)

    • July 4: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 13, Runnymede Library (2178 Bloor Street West)

    • July 8: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 24, Broadlands Community Centre (19 Castlegrove Blvd.)

    • July 9: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 17, Dufferin/St. Clair Library (1625 Dufferin Street)

  • Residents who miss or are unable to attend the public meetings can participate in an online survey, Making Space for Culture:Ward Planning for Vibrant, Sustainable Cultural Infrastructure
  • For further information please contact City of Toronto at makingspace@toronto.ca or phone (416) 392-9863

This video presents “”¡Heads Up! Distraction Can Be Fatal.” | Toronto Police Pedestrian Safety Awareness PSA:

  • In a world where we are bombarded daily with information from electronic signage and personal communication devices, it is easy to overlook devices that are designed to keep us safe while walking: crosswalks, traffic lights, pedestrian signals, and posted signs
  • The Toronto Police Service is concerned about the increasing level of pedestrian distraction, and dangerous pedestrian behaviours
  • The Service would like to remind the public to exercise caution, and remain alert at all times, while walking on sidewalks and roadways and especially while crossing the street

Safety Awareness Week’s Open Houses

  • Safety Awareness Week focuses on fire and life safety as well as keeping all family members safe from preventable and predictable injuries during the summer months:
    • The public will be able to visit and interact with representatives and their specialty vehicles from the Canadian Forces, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, GO Transit, Toronto Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Toronto Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police and Toronto Fire Services at four Toronto schools and Scarborough Town Centre’s display

    • Daily open houses at four Toronto schools will take place from June 10 to 13 with other activities such as an inflatable “jumpee” fire truck, face painting and washable tattoos applied by firefighters – Admission is FREE

      • West: Monday, June 10 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

      • South: Wednesday, June 12 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

      • North: Thursday, June 13 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

    • A special mall display of emergency services will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at

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, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

June 7, 2013

Meetings on Toronto’s Making Space for Culture project

The City of Toronto will hold ward-based meetings from June 10 to July 9 to assess community needs for affordable and sustainable cultural spaces.

Twelve consultations will help provide councillors and those investing in cultural infrastructure with insight into individual wards’ needs and priorities.

Residents are invited to attend the meetings and to offer their input about their neighbourhood’s cultural infrastructure. Input on topics such as public participation in cultural activities and accessibility to cultural spaces will help guide potential future investment. Examples of culture spaces and infrastructure include, for example, performance venues for music, theatre or dance, art galleries and studios, and rehearsal spaces.

Consultation meeting schedule:
June 10: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 12, Evelyn Gregory Library
June 15: 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. – Ward 30, Riverdale Library
June 15: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Ward 36, Scarborough Village Recreation Centre
June 17: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 24, Hillcrest Library
June 18: 2 to 4 p.m. – Ward 27, St. Paul’s Bloor Street
June 24: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 26, Leaside Library
June 25: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 4, Richview Library
June 26: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 16, Northern District Library
July 2: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 41, Woodside Square Library
July 4: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 13, Runnymede Library
July 8: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 24, Broadlands Community Centre
July 9: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 17, Dufferin/St. Clair Library

Twenty ward consultations were conducted in 2012 and the final 12 consultations will take place this fall. Residents who miss or are unable to attend the public meetings can participate in an online survey.

More information and the survey are available at http://cityoftoronto.fluidsurveys.com/s/makingspaceforculture/ .

The Making Space for Culture project is a recommendation of the Creative Capital Gains Report, which Toronto City Council endorsed in 2011.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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