Community groups to express concern over air rail link barrier walls at weekend meeting
Bloor West Villager by Rahul Gupta
A west-end group concerned about a series of noise barrier walls planned by Metrolinx will hold a summit to discuss the issue this weekend.
Kevin Putnam of the Junction Triangle Rail Committee (JTRC) said his group has invited other community groups for a frank exchange on the controversial walls, which Metrolinx wants erected along the Georgetown South rail corridor.
December 6, 2012
Mr. Tim Hudak, MPP
Leader, Official Opposition
Leader, Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
Room 381, Main Legislative Building
Toronto ON M7A 1A8
Re: Invitation to Meet Re: Diesel Train Service Expansion in West Toronto
Dear Mr. Hudak:
Like a number of residents in the Junction Triangle in West Toronto, I am disappointed by the actions of the McGuinty government related to the hurried expansion of diesel train service to Pearson airport in time for the Pan Am Games.
Hey there JT parents and community members!
We are having a raffle draw to win one trip for two to ANYWHERE Westjet flies + $500 spending money for the trip! Proceeds go to support the Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club, and this effort is being headed out of the Junction Triangle Clubhouse on Bloor, just east of Symington. The number of total tickets is relatively low, cost just $10, is sponsored by Westjtet - and has a prize value of $2,700 to the winners equal to 2 tickets, ANYWHERE Westjet flies (return), with $500 for the trip!
The Rink is Re-opening. Join us for Hot Chocolate or Hot Coffee and treats.
Toddler Skating 9am
Shinny (all ages) 10pm-4pm
Pleasure Skate with Campfire 4pm-6pm
Saturday Supper 5pm-6pm
All Ages Shinny 6pm-9pm
Unsupervised after 9pm
From Ward 18 Councillor Ana Bailao's post to the Carlton Park People's Auxiliary facebook page:
In an effort to build our local park infrastructure, I am ensuring that major upgrades will happen in the summer of 2013 in Carlton Park.
This is an invitation to participate in the design review process on Monday, December 3rd, 7:45PM at St. Sebastien Catholic School (717 Brock Ave), Classroom 116.
You may be already be aware that a public meeting was held with residents in Fall 2011 to ask for a wish list. Taking our budget for such improvements into account, I then selected several items from the resident wish-list and brought the proposals back to the community for approval in Spring 2012. Once this was received, Parks staff generated drawings and this public meeting is the next step in the process.
I was able to allocate more than $160,000 of Section 42 (park levy) funding to these upgrades, as a result of money raised from nearby development projects. I am pleased that Parks capital staff have also decided to put in additional funding. Our community will soon benefit from:
- Removal of the baseball diamond and possible conversion to junior soccer field
- Asphalt path, seat walls, fencing
- New drinking fountain with dog bowl
You can look forward to seeing visual representations of these proposed changes at this upcoming meeting and I look forward to your participation in the design selection process as we move closer to implementation in the summer of 2013.
You may have noticed recently that when you post to this site, your message has to be moderated before it shows up publicly.
This is a change that I've avoided for 5 years, but the time has come. The simple reason is that too much spam / advertising has been slipping through the spam filters. This is particularly troublesome overnight or when I'm away from Internet access when I can't delete spam immediately.
Toronto Public Library Community Cornerstones
Serving the Junction Triangle for 35 Years
Join Us For Our 35th Anniversary
Friday November 23rd &
Saturday November 24th
- Sign our guestbook
- Check out our old photos
- Yummy anniversary cake!
Event details from Cycle Toronto:
Starting up the Ward 18 group again!
Hello Ward 18 cyclists (and anyone interested in Ward 18 cycling)!
There's a lot going on in the ward and a lot of opportunity and need for cyclists to have a say. If you're interested in becoming involved with advocacy and outreach efforts within the ward, please come out to an introductory meeting next Wednesday.
We'll discuss bike lanes, bike parking, BIXI, and some bike events coming up throughout next year. We're also looking to name one or two people to take on the "Ward Captain" leadership position from Bruce Ward, who has moved to Ward 14.
WHAT: Introductory meeting for Ward 18 cyclists
WHEN: Wednesday, November 28 at 6:00pm
WHERE: Arte Gelato (946 Bloor St W) -- technically a block outside Ward 18, but we couldn't resist the gelato
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we have an idea of numbers.
Thanks! See you there.
(Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator for Cycle Toronto)
Uranium plant hosts community open house
The GE-Hitachi nuclear facility at Lansdowne Avenue and Dupont Street is hosting a community open house Thursday, Nov. 22
The uranium processing plant is inviting area residents to learn more about its work at the event which takes place at the Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor St. W. from 4 to 8 p.m.
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.
Bloor GO Station Public Meeting
GO Transit is committed to keeping you informed about our construction activities and infrastructure projects. In keeping with The Big Move, Metrolinx’s regional transportation plan, we are planning to update and improve Bloor GO Station, making it a more modern link to safe, comfortable and convenient public transportation by early 2015. The project involves station enhancements, including a new barrier-free pedestrian tunnel and rehabilitation of the existing pedestrian access from Bloor Street. The improved Bloor GO Station will also feature an Air Rail Link stop, providing a seamless connection from Union Station to Pearson International Airport .
You are invited to attend our public information session to learn about the upcoming plans for Bloor GO Station. Representatives from GO Transit, as well as the project’s consultants, will be on hand to answer questions.
Monday, December 10 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
1573 Bloor Street West