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Nuit Blanche in the Junction Triangle

Just a reminder that our own Junction Triangle Nuit Blanche exhibit takes place this weekend, from sundown Saturday, Oct. 2, on into the wee hours. Visit www.railoflight.ca for details and please help us spread the word. We hope to see you there, and thanks to many in the community who have volunteered. Many hands make light work! If you'd like to help de-sparkle the exhibit the next day, Sunday, Oct. 3, Richard Mongiat and his crew will be working from noon at the Wallace Bridge.

Rail of Light flyer

Rail of Light flyer

Flyer for the Rail of Light exhibit during the all-night arts festival, Nuit Blanche.

Volunteer for JT Nuit Blanche event!

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 rail@junctiontriangle.ca 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.

Clean Train Coalition's "Go Electric" music event

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.

Electric Train Music Series: Sunday, July 25, Perth Square Park

Electric Train Music Series

Final Performance | the drum roll begins at 12:30

Drum Diesel Out of Town
Sunday, July 25, Perth Square Park

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.

Electric Train Music Series

Electric Train Music Series

Every Sunday in July at 12:30 p.m. in the Junction Triangle

Acoustic Performances:

  • Sunday, July 4
    Campbell Park, performer Adam Volpentesta
  • Sunday, July 11
    Carlton Park, performer Andrew Cash
  • Sunday, July 18
    Erwin Krickhahn Park, performer Mark Ripp

Metrolinx Georgetown South Project - Open House

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.

Clean Train Coalition - General Meeting

The following meeting notice comes from the Clean Train Coalition:

Reminder: Clean Train General Meeting this Tuesday, June 22nd

The Clean Train Coalition will be holding a general meeting at Davenport Perth Neighbourhood Centre, 1900 Davenport Road, just west of Symington. The meeting will take place in the main hall/sanctuary.

We will be discussing our strategy to build support for the Clean Train movement in communities along the line and our plan to use the Clean Train Pledge Campaign and other strategic initiatives to pressure Premier McGuinty, who ultimately has the say.

We plan to reach out to community groups along the line, and hope that each can send a representative to learn about the pledge and take it back to their membership for review.

Everyone is welcome. Join us. Be part of the solution!

Where: Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood Centre, 1900 Davenport Road
When: Tuesday June 22, 7pm

World Cup of Rail

What do the World Cup and a modern, world class electric train system have in common? Canada doesn’t play at that level. Canada is 63rd in the FIFA World rankings and its massive diesel train plan in Ontario makes it a bottom-feeder among nations.

Algeria (FIFA World Ranking # 30)

GO/Metrolinx Electrification Study meeting

The following meeting announcement comes from GO Transit / Metrolinx. You can download a PDF copy of their announcement here. Please note that you are expected to register for this meeting by May 24th. Details below.

20 Bay Street, Suite 901
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2N8
Phone: 416.874.5900
Fax: 416.874.5901

May 13, 2010

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