There will be a Castlepoint Community meeting upcoming. The notices are being sent out and I will update this as soon as I can confirm any other details. The location will be the usual one, The Church of the First Born on Perth just south of Bloor.
Details provided by Philip:
A meeting With Castlepoint has been scheduled for March 22, 2012 at the Church of the First Born, this will update residents on the progress, and anticipated timeline for the start of construction as well as provide insight to changes that have occurred since the last meeting.
Where: 72 Perth Avenue
Time: 6:30 pm- 9 pm
Hope this finds you well. The Davenport West Bike Project, a health promotion initiative working to build healthier communities, is launching a ToolKit to share community engagement experiences with others to apply similar models to their communities.
Join us on Tuesday March 20 to gather ideas on how we can work together to encourage and sustain cycling in Toronto today. Keynote speaker: Dr. Chris Cavacuiti, family physician and researcher on cycling health and safety. Free and open to everyone.
To register go to www.dpnchc.ca and click on the “news” button at the top of the page and click on the to link to register.
Thanks for your ideas and support for the project, we look forward to seeing you. Please distribute to others who may be interested in participating. Attached is a flyer with details of the agenda.
The following meeting info was sent in by Kelly from Metrolinx:
West Toronto Diamond Construction Liaison Meeting
This monthly meeting is an opportunity for residents meet the construction project delivery team to review ongoing construction and what is planned in the coming months. As always, you can contact our community relations team at any time with any questions or concerns. This is simply an opportunity for our neighbours to ask specific questions with the construction delivery team in attendance.
The next meeting will be:
Thursday March 22, 2012
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
West Toronto Diamond Community Office
18 Hook Avenue, Suite 204
For more information, please contact Kelly at 416-604-9582 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
While those involved in puppet-making and performance are no doubt aware of how to find the shop, the stretch of Dupont where Open Door is located is a bit off the beaten path. “Foot traffic is a challenge on this strip,” says Bigham. However, this was not always the case. “Evidently, in the early ’50s this was a very commercial street,” Bigham says. “People would get on the train and come down from North Toronto—it was quite a vital neighbourhood.” And, in some ways, with the current influx of young families to the area, Bigham sees it making something of a return to its former self, saying, “the neighbourhood is changing—it’s stroller city!”
In addition to doorway theatres, Bigham also produces larger theatres for schools and libraries—”the first one was commissioned by a grade 10 teacher; now, we’re five years on and we’ve shipped to Italy and all over the states”—and sells a wide assortment of puppets both new, many of her own design and “museum quality vintage,” with the oldest dating back to the ’30s.
She’s currently working on a proposal to take over a building just down the street from her shop to open what would be the city’s only full-time puppet theatre. “I’m hoping it’ll start in October,” she says, “There’s going to be seven performances, once a month on a Sunday. We’ve got this beautiful little venue over here. Five all-ages performances, one adult and one ‘puppet slam’—an open mic for people that are serious.”
You can read the entire article online here, and be sure to look at the gallery of puppet pics.
Keep your eyes peeled for a mail out from the City that is a new calendar for garbage pickups. In my case, and I suspect the whole JT, garbage day will become Fridays starting in April. The City's Solid Waste website does not mention this change.
WIN A NEW SCHOOLYARD FOR PERTH AVENUE!
Vote for the Perth Ave Public School / St. Luigi Catholic Schoolyard Project to Win 1 of 4 $50,000 Grants Through the Team Up Foundation Fund. Thanks to your support we are already in the Top Ten. Final round of voting is from Wed. March 7 to Fri. March 16. Vote every day – it's easy!
***THERE ARE CHANGES TO THE VOTING PROCEDURE THIS ROUND. YOU WILL HAVE TO
REGISTER AND A VERIFICATION EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO YOU.***
Step #1: Go online to register at: http://mlseteamupfoundation.org/giving/Team-UP-Foundation-Fund
Step #2: Scan through the Candidates to find our application: Perth Avenue Public School/St. Luigi Catholic School
Step #3: Click on Vote for this Charity, where you will Register and submit your vote. Vote daily.
Step #4: Anyone with an email address can vote. Get your kids and family voting and forward this message to your entire address book – our kids will thank you! Remind others to vote daily.
For those that do not have access to a computer, from Wednesday, March 7 to Friday, March 9, students are encouraged to vote at school and a school computer will be made accessible for the public to vote. For assistance voting call Perth School 416-393-1410 or St. Luigi's 416-393-5370. During the March Break (March 12-16) a computer will be made available at the Boys and Girls Club 1379 Bloor St. For questions call The Boys and Girls Club at 416-530-4233. Public computers are available for voting anytime at the Perth Dupont Library or other City of Toronto Library during their regular business hours.
Just a reminder that Campbell Rink(255 Campbell) will have a Saturday Supper featuring The Campbell Youth Chef's coconut chicken and rice. there will be a falafel vegan rice dish as well. This is the last weekend, so come out and skate.
Enjoy the final Saturday campfire and pleasure skate. Shinny will begin at 6pm and continue until 11 tonight.
Sunday will be our final day so come out for some hot chocolate and a skate.
Thanks to all for a lovely season,
Update from Metrolinx. You can download the original PDF announcement here.
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, improve safety, and allow for future service improvements to reduce congestion in the northwest of Toronto.
West Toronto Diamond – Sunday Work
Temporary change in working hours
What we are doing
- Interlocking sheet-piles will be installed to allow us to work in smaller sections, removing water and excavating.
- Much of this work is being done during the week; however, some of it must be done over the weekend when trains are not operating.
- Weekend hours for this work are confirmed for Saturday February 25 and Sunday February 26.
- If the work can not be finished in one weekend, Sunday hours may be required in March or April.
How this will affect you
- Nearby residents will notice an increase in noise levels during this work. The vibratory method used for installation causes a distinct steel-on-steel rattle.
- Please note that we continue to monitor noise and vibration as we complete this work.
- Workers will be onsite from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
The media is reporting a police shooting near 254 Campbell Ave.
From 680 News:
The Special Investigations Unit has been called and a man has been rushed to hospital after he suffered multiple gunshot wounds near Lansdowne Avenue and Dupont Street.
EMS has confirmed to CityNews that the man is in his 40s, and there are reports he was showing no vital signs when EMS workers arrived.
There are reports the incident began when police were called to 254 Campbell Avenue, perhaps for reports of a person with a weapon.
Additional media links:
Will update this post later if there are more details.
Here are some recent photos of new or renovated branches of the TPL system. They give a good idea that libraries are still about books, but more importantly about social capital. Take a few seconds to scroll down them and think about what you might want to see at the expanded Perth Dupont Branch. If you have not filled out the survey then now is the time. All photos were taken by: Photographer: Stephen Evans (except the Jane Shepard and S. Walter Stewart which were taken by TPL staff).