Just had a pushy sales rep (a young girl, green eyes brown hair about 5 feet tall) from “Ontario Consumer” at the door claiming to be acting on behalf of Direct Energy. I called Direct Energy and she is lying and it’s a scam. Don’t give her entry to your home (she will claim she needs to know the size of your hot water tank to make an appointment for an upgrade) and definitely don’t sign anything. Don't know why these people are still allowed to operate. No legitimate supplier will come to your door in this fashion and lie to you.
Perth Square Park
Thursday, August 30, 2012
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
More diesel trains appear to be coming to the Junction Triangle (JT) as the provincial government rushes to build a rail link to the airport in time for the Pam Am Games in 2015. Frustrated by government’s unwillingness to address the shortcomings in their plan, Mothers of the Junction Triangle are hosting a potluck and taking their concerns directly to Premier Dalton McGuinty.
If you want to see electric trains running on the Georgetown corridor, join us in the park. There will be food, fun for the kids and a special direct line to the Premier’s office where everyone is invited to tell him what you think.
Lots of great things are happening in the Junction Triangle. Schoolyard revitalization and library expansion are underway because people are coming together with a shared purpose and aiming high. We can bring change to public transit in the same way; a shared purpose with the aim of persuading the decision-maker, Dalton McGuinty that electric rail is our choice.
Has anyone else noticed the last week a big spike in nasty, smelly emissions from Nitta along Wallace and environs?
This is not just a matter of bad smells but safety:
Some of the chemicals produced include hydrogen sulfide gas, which killed workers in 1975 and in 1980. Another chemical hazard is the alkaline agents used in cleaning the equipment, and these can cause severe skin burns.
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The City's cycling department has posted the presentation slides, meeting notes, and a complete collection of comments from the July 30 2012 meeting about improvements to the Dundas St. West / Sterling Rd. / West Toronto Railpath intersection.
The city's notes are posted here (944KB PDF file).
Thanks to Councillor Bailao for sending the link to these notes.
August 8, 2012
Mr. Dalton McGuinty
Toronto ON M7A 1A1
Dear Mr. McGuinty:
Like a number of residents in the Junction Triangle in West Toronto, I am dismayed by the actions of your government related to the expansion of diesel train service and the Pearson airport rail link.
After years of delay and misinformation, the government’s own consultant stated clearly at a Metrolinx public meeting on June 27 that there are no technical issues preventing the construction of an electric rail airport link except the political will. Construction could be completed in time for the Pan Am Games (three years) and cost about $400-million.
It is regrettable that no member of your government attended this meeting to answer questions. During the past several years and repeated attempts to meet, no member of your government has ever attended a public meeting to address the concerns of Junction Triangle residents. As we experienced on June 27, a government agency and hired consultants with no decision-making authority have been put forward to deflect questions.
There are many good reasons to expand public transit, but nothing suggests rushing to install diesel technology in time for a two-week sporting event will have any benefit for the people in West Toronto forced to live with this legacy for the next generation.
Despite policy differences, you have always struck me as a pragmatic and reasonable person. Could we arrange a time to meet with you and the Transportation Minister to discuss this matter? Many thanks for your consideration.
Junction Triangle Rail Committee
Cc. All members, Junction Triangle Rail Committee
On Saturday, December 20, 1930, four firefighters narrowly escaped injury or death when they jumped from their firetruck moments before it was struck by a train at the Wallace Ave. crossing. You can get the details of what happened in The Globe's article (click for a large, readable image), but here's a quick summary:
From Ward 18 City Councillor Ana Bailao's July 18 2012 newsletter:
Outdoor Movie Series at 181 Sterling Road
"Sterling Cinema Al Fresco" to bring neighbours, families and friends together for a series of outdoor community movie screenings
A screen and projector will be set up at 181 Sterling Road; directly across the street from the heritage building at 158 Sterling Road. Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on to enjoy the following films:
- Amelie on Sunday, July 29th at 9:15pm
- The Straight Story on Sunday, August 12th at 9pm
- The Big Night on Sunday, September 9th at 8:30pm
- Something’s Gotta Give on Sunday, September 23rd at 8:30pm
If you have any questions please contact our office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 416-392-7012.
See you at the movies!
From Ward 18 City Councillor Ana Bailao's July 18 2012 newsletter:
Great Success at Ward 18 Community BBQ!
More than $55,000 raised in support of "Field of Dreams"!
Each year I am happy to host the Ward 18 Community BBQ in support of a great local initiative! This year's BBQ was held in support of an energetic group of teachers, students and parents from Perth Avenue Public School and St. Luigi Catholic School who are striving to animate their shared schoolyard, and our neighbourhood, by fundraising to build a running track and soccer pitch.
Before this barbeque even began the Parent Council had done a substantial amount of work and raised a significant sum of money. In March of this year the project won $50,000 from Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment’s Team Up Foundation in a very competitive, province-wide process that included two rounds of voting and judgement by an expert panel. As Councillor, I supported this important community project by putting the word out and by committing $100,000 raised as a result of local development.
During the barbeque our community showed its spirit and generosity, further supporting this great initiative to the tune of more than $55,000! This sum is made up of the combined funds raised through a yard sale, food donations, raffle ticket sales and contributions by several individuals and organizations. Now with well over $200,000 in the bank to fund this project it is almost certain that the "Field of Dreams" will be built.
Friday Night Supper is back tonight at Dufferin Grove, 6-7:30pm. It's good to come early because on busy night food sometimes runs out before 7:30. Tonight's menu is posted here: http://dufferinpark.ca/oven/wiki/wiki.php/FridayNightSuppers.FrontPage
Also, please note the wading pool snackbar will be open all weekend.
There won't be a community supper this Friday at Dufferin Grove. The snackbar at the wading pool will also be closed this weekend. Below is a public statement issued by CELOS, a research group that over the years has contributed to programming at the park.
Why there’s NO Friday Night Supper nor Weekend playground cafe this week:
- because there are not enough Dufferin Grove program staff left to cook and serve, and clean and help setup and then put away all the dishes.