Construction update provided by Metrolinx. Please download the original notice here (188K PDF file).
Georgetown South Project
The West Toronto Diamond Grade Separation Project is an important rail infrastructure project that will eliminate a major bottleneck at the most heavily used rail crossing in Canada. When completed, GO trains on the Kitchener line will pass below CP freight lines, and this will improve service reliability, reduce noise, and allow for future service improvements to reduce congestion in the northwest of Toronto.
Annual CP Rail Track Closure
Extended Hours: 24 Hours a day from July 3 -16
What we are doing
- Removing CP Rail’s connecting track and excavating the roadway so we can work on the walls of the lowered rail corridor in this area
- Cleaning and reinforcing the pipe piles
- Forming tunnels under the tracks and roadway to prepare for the final bridge installation and excavation of the corridor
How this will affect you
- Work will take place for 24 hours a day due to the short period of time available during the annual CP Rail track closure. This track closure is only available once a year for approximately two weeks.
- This work does not produce elevated levels of noise or vibration. Nearby residents may hear the sounds of construction equipment operating and see lighting in the work area overnight.
Please note: This work is crucial to reopening the rail crossing at Junction Road and Old Weston Road. We plan to reopen the rail crossing in September. It will need to be closed in late 2012 or early 2013 for 2 to 3 months to install the north bridge portion. It will then close again in the fall of 2013 for a few months to install the south portion.
Please visit gotransit.com/gts for updates or please call Kelly at 416-604-9582 for more information.
Event details from the Really Really Free Market website:
The Really Really Free Market is back with a regular schedule. The RRFM will happen every 1st Saturday of the month at Campbell Park. The event will happen rain or shine! (In the case of rain, there's an indoor space at the park that we'll use)
July 7, 10am-2pm
At Campbell Park (7min walk from Lansdowne Station)
Sunday, June 24 2012
Perth Park (Perth Ave., south of Dupont St.)
Noon until ??
More details from the Facebook event page:
This Saturday, June 16, starting at 9:00am, our local Perth-Dupont library branch will be holding their annual used book sale.
It's always a popular event with excellent deals on used books, videos, etc., so be sure to check it out.
Foodshare Toronto is Canada’s largest community food security organization, recognized as an important innovator of effective programs that have been reproduced all across Canada. It is a not-for-profit organization helping families have access to healthy fresh produce, directly from the Ontario Food Terminal.
The World Health Organization (WHO), today classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans
The main takeaway is that:
-- the WHO is unanimously saying there is no longer any doubt.
--that the results shown in the higher risk/dosage tests on miners will be born out in the general population
--that even diesel released from new higher standard emission sources needs research to determine how dangerous it is
Perth Community Garage Sale
Saturday June 23rd 9 - 12
Located at the Perth Public school yard.
All proceeds going directly to Perth school yard improvement fund.
Come support your community, meet your neighbours and find a treasure.
Police Request Public Assistance in Stabbing Investigation
On Friday the 8th of June 2012 at 1:45AM police responded to a call for a stabbing in the Dundas Street West and Sterling Road area.
Meeting notice from Metrolinx:
The Georgetown South (GTS) Project will provide infrastructure improvements to meet existing GO Transit ridership demand and future growth. It will also accommodate existing and future VIA Rail and CN freight train service as well as the new Air Rail Link between Union Station and Pearson International Airport.
Metrolinx is holding a public meeting to provide an update on the Electrification of the Kitchener and Lakeshore rail corridors, including the new Airport Rail Link (ARL) service.
We hope you can join us to learn about the process and discuss it with us further.
Wednesday June 27, 2012
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6P 1A6
This venue is wheelchair accessible
At this public meeting, project team members will provide information and an update on the:
- Environmental Assessment process for electrification of the ARL service along the Kitchener corridor
- Electrification design for the Kitchener and Lakeshore rail corridors
- Development of performance standards for electrification for the Kitchener and Lakeshore rail corridors
From Mike and Shelley at Boo's:
We at Boo's are celebrating our 5th Birthday, this Saturday! We have lots of food & drink to share with our loyal regulars (between 7 & 10 P.M.) who have supported us throughout the last five years. Also welcome are the folks who have long wondered to themselves, "what IS that place like?" Hope to see you folks too!