Railpath Community Run

Sep 30 2012 08:30
Sep 30 2012 12:00

To celebrate the Railpath, and promote health within our communities on September 30th, 2012 a community run/walk will be held on the West Toronto Railpath. The charitable partner for the event will be The Stop Community Food Centre.

This event has a unique format that differentiates it from other local running events. Instead of a set distance (such as 5km), this is a timed lap-based event. In 45 minutes, participants will complete as many laps of the 2.1 km stretch as possible. This is great to practice your speedwork as a competitive runner, or not be overwhelmed by needing to complete a big distance as a new runner or casual walker. There is something for everyone, and you decide what that is for you!

There are lots of prizes available for participants and every registrant before September 7th will receive a commemorative t-shirt and shoe-tag medal. Refreshments after the event are also included. We'd love to see lots of participation from the local Junction Triangle community!

Details about the event are here: railpathcommunityrun.wordpress.com

To directly go to the registration page go here: www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=8247

Sterling Dundas Intersection Community Meeting

Jul 30 2012 18:30
Jul 30 2012 18:30

Dundas and Sterling, looking North (2009)Dundas and Sterling, looking North (2009)

You can download a PDF copy of this meeting announcement, with map, here.

Community Meeting Notice

Sterling Rd. and Dundas St. West Intersection Modifications

Transportation Services Staff and Councillor Bailão invite you to a Community meeting to discuss intersection modifications being proposed by the City to make this intersection safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

Map of Proposal click here

Date: Time: Location:
Background
Monday July 30, 2012 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
St. Helen's Church (1680 Dundas Street West - East of Lansdowne Ave.)

Supper at Campbell Park with Campfire 5-7pm

Jul 7 2012 17:00
Jul 7 2012 19:00

The Community Supper for July 7 is Curried chicken, Curried Veg Dish, and a dessert.

Dinner as usual is 5-7, there will be a campfire and lots of fun.
Entree Suggested Donation $5
Dessert Suggested Donation $2
Dinner includes a salad

Marina

West Toronto Diamond: 24h/day Construction July 3-16

Construction update provided by Metrolinx. Please download the original notice here (188K PDF file).

Georgetown South Project
Construction Update

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.

Really Really FREE Market

Jul 7 2012 10:00
Jul 7 2012 14:00

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)

Junction Pink Triangle Pride Picnic Potluck

Jun 24 2012 12:00
Jun 24 2012 14:00

Sunday, June 24 2012
Perth Park (Perth Ave., south of Dupont St.)
Noon until ??

More details from the Facebook event page:

Library Book Sale

Jun 16 2012 09:00
Jun 16 2012 12:00

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.

Organic Food Pick Up at the Boys and Girls Club

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.

World Health Organization today classified diesel as carcinogenic to humans

The World Health Organization (WHO), today classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans

http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/iarcnews/2012/mono105-info.php

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

Jun 23 2012 09:00
Jun 23 2012 12:00

Perth Community Garage Sale
Saturday June 23rd 9 - 12

Located at the Perth Public school yard.

  • Many exciting tables of artists, sale items and bike tune up booth.
  • A wonderful raffle.

All proceeds going directly to Perth school yard improvement fund.

Come support your community, meet your neighbours and find a treasure.

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