Members of the Junction Triangle Rail Committee, Clean Train Coalition, Stop Dirty Diesel Trains, and other community groups are holding a demonstration on Wednesday January 26, 8:30am, demanding that Metrolinx NOT purchase diesel trains for the air-rail link to Pearson Airport.
Details are in the Clean Train Coalition's flyer below.
ATTEND: THE CLEAN TRAIN DEMONSTRATION
We demand that Metrolinx NOT purchase diesel trains for the air-rail link to Pearson Airport.
Wednesday, January 26 at 8:30 a.m.
Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor St
2 blocks north of College St, west of Yonge St
CALL: 416 205 5807 TO LEAVE A MESSAGE FOR CBC RADIO ON THE ELECTRIFICATION.
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The following notice was sent out by Metrolinx to inform the community of upcoming road closures on Dupont St. between Osler and Dundas (under the tracks), and along the West Toronto Railpath above Dupont St. You can download the original PDF of this notice here.
GEORGETOWN SOUTH PROJECT
The Georgetown South (GTS) Project will provide infrastructure improvements to meet existing GO Transit ridership demand and future growth. It will also accommodate the new Air Rail Link service between Union Station and Pearson International Airport.
Dupont Street Bridge
Road Closures: December 15 (Overnight) and 17-19
The Dupont Street bridge currently has five tracks. As part of the GTS Project, a new bridge span will be installed between the existing GO tracks and the West Toronto Rail Path bridge to accommodate one additional track. The work will involve modifying the existing concrete abutments, constructing a new steel pier, and installing the new steel beam span.
Join the Clean Train Demonstration at Metrolinx's offices, Tuesday November 16 at 9:00am, 20 Bay Street at Queen's Quay.
The Metrolinx Board is meeting to make recommendations to the provincial government regarding rail transit priorities. This is a crucial time for us to demonstrate to Metrolinx and the Provincial government that we are not willing to accept any increased pollution in our neighbourhods.
Just a word of thanks from all of us (Richard, Jeff, Kristen, Irmina and Kevin) at the Rail of Light exhibit at the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche on Saturday. It was a first for many of us and I’m sure it has been some time since the Wallace Avenue bridge attracted so many visitors.
We want to thank everyone who helped out, and they were many, and everyone who came out and supported an ambitious neighbourhood arts project. There were dozens of people who helped set-up and take down the exhibit and still others who staffed the event during the night. Rail of Light could not have happened without the support of the City of Toronto, especially the folks at Clean and Beautiful, and our very generous sponsors at Castlepoint Realty Partners and Realtors for Electric Rail.
Project info and more pictures at www.railoflight.ca
The Junction Triangle neighbourhood is taking part in the 2010 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche exhibit and needs volunteers! On October 2, our installation Rail of Light will see the Wallace Avenue Footbridge transformed into a huge, sparkling chandelier, literally shedding light on the massive diesel rail expansion planned by the Ontario government.
If you can help with set-up, take-down, or manning the exhibit, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org We need help to install the exhibit during the day on Saturday (Oct.2) beginning at 9 a.m. and people to staff the showing (in four hour shifts) during the evening/night.
Be a part of a great, city wide arts event happening right here in the Junction Triangle and help send an important message about electric trains.
The following event announcement comes from the Clean Train Coalition:
Pressure mounts on Premier McGuinty to GO ELECTRIC!!
You are cordially invited to attend the Clean Train Coalition's GO ELECTRIC music event on Sunday, September 26th in Sorauren Park, from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Local musicians will perform throughout the afternoon, with keynote speakers taking the stage at 3:00pm.
Special guests, Pound for Pound
The Electric Train Music Series is presented by the Junction Triangle Rail Committee as a way of building community spirit and increasing awareness of the effects massive diesel expansion will have on our neighbourhood.
The following newsletter was forwarded to me from Bob, a resident of Rankin Crescent. You can download a PDF copy of the printed newsletter here.
RANKIN CRESCENT NEWS
Issue #1 – published July 4, 2010 – Printed Circulation: 100
1. Perth Avenue Junior Public School Needs Our Support – Now.
Enrollment numbers are down at Perth Avenue Junior Public School and if we hope to ensure the survival of Perth Avenue J.P.S., we have to show our support for the school. To help boost enrollment, Perth school would like to add French Immersion and grades 7 and 8 to its programming. However, it is up to us, as parents and local residents, to convince the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) that access to these programmes is desirable for the children who live in our neighbourhood. In particular, those of us who have pre-schoolers who we would like to benefit from a French immersion education at a local school, as well as being able to attend Perth school until the end of grade 8 must make every effort to communicate their support for these initiatives to the TDSB, in particular to our elected education trustee:
Every Sunday in July at 12:30 p.m. in the Junction Triangle
The following meeting info comes from Metrolinx, regarding their Georgetown South Project status (GO Train expansion, and Airport Rail Link on the Georgetown corridor):
Open House - Lithuanian Hall
When : Thu, June 24, 6pm – 9pm
Where: 1573 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON (map)
Description: To review the project scope, current status, and learn about next steps in the design and construction phase.
More information about this project is on Metrolinx's Georgetown South Project website. Please also see the Junction Triangle Rail Committee and Clean Train Coalition websites for perspectives from local residents.