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29
Nov

Public Open House on the Proposed Downtown Plan

Public Open House on the Proposed Downtown Plan

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/1511054735642802/

Download TOcore December 2 Meeting Notice

Date: December 2, 2017
Time: Drop in between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Presentations at 10:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Location: YWCA Toronto, 87 Elm Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 0A8

The City of Toronto is holding an open house on the proposed Downtown Plan, where you can drop by to gather information, speak with staff and share comments.

The proposed Downtown Plan will serve as a blueprint to guide growth in the heart of Toronto and the development of infrastructure to support it over the next 25 years. The Plan seizes on the opportunities that come with intensification, while addressing the challenges often associated with growth. To guide implementation, the Downtown Plan will include five supporting Infrastructure Strategies that address parks and public realm, mobility, community services and facilities, energy, and water.

This open house will provide an overview of the proposed Downtown Plan and the five Infrastructure Strategies. Please drop in at any time, share your thoughts, and learn more about how the plan for our growing Downtown will improve liveability for all Torontonians.

For more information and to take our online survey on the Plan:
www.toronto.ca/tocore
tocore@toronto.ca
416-392-8761
Information

29
Nov

Union Station Rail Corridor Signal Modernization

Metrolinx: Union Station Rail Corridor Signal Modernization

It looks like @Metrolinx is doing ongoing Union Station Rail Corridor Signal Modernization at Bathurst St-Peter St rail corridor.

Download Metrolinx Signal Modernization Notice

06
Nov

Meeting Notice: Railway Lands Site OPA Application

Meeting Notice: Railway Lands Site Official Plan Amendment Application (Bathurst St – Blue Jays Way)

Toronto Planning Department is holding a public meeting to bring citizens up-to-date on *New City Initiated Official Plan Amendment* Rail Deck Park. (Another Private Development Proposal is scheduled for review for this Space)

Please plan to attend this important meeting.

DATE: Tuesday, November 14th

TIME: 10:00 AM

PLACE: City Hall, Committee Room 1, 100 Queen St. w., 2nd Fl

For more information or to get involved visit http://toronto.ca/railcorridorstudy

Download Nov. 14 Meeting Notice

05
Nov

Treaties Recognition Week

Treaties Recognition Week

The CityPlace Residents Association is pleased to support the commemoration November 5-11 as Treaties Recognition Week.

A Traditional Territory Land Acknowledgement of the Indigenous First Nations, Metis and Inuit presence through the creation of a miniature village with longhouses, teepees and more is located in the CityPlace Community near the planters on the sidewalk by Jumblies Theatre 132 Fort York (between Dan Leckie Way and Queens Wharf Rd).

We were made to understand that “the miniature village was created a few years ago by Ojibway artist Philip Cote with diverse CityPlace community members of all ages. It was a way for people to chat and learn some Indigenous history while making art. [Jumblies Theatre] used the village in many performances, events, photographs and installations.”

As a fitting way to commemorate Treaties Recognition Week, we are calling for the installation of a Traditional Territory Land Acknowledgement plaque in Canoe Landing Park.

Related

Audio Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1087752259822/ CBC Metro Morning on need for the city’s first Indigenous Office

01
Nov

Macho Radio Bar Day of the Dead Party

Macho Radio Bar will be throwing a day of the dead party of Thursday November 2nd with face painters, games, giveaways and a DJ. There will be drink and food specials as well, and a fun event for the whole community.

01
Nov

CityPlace Kids Halloween Crawl – Thank You & Survey

The CityPlace Kids Halloween Crawl has been very successful and the buzz and vibrancy of the event was one that can only be described as awesome/awe inspiring.

We would greatly value your feedback through this 2 minute survey: http://cityplacera.com/survey/

Please complete the survey by Sunday, November 12th, 2017.

27
Oct

Waterfront Summit

Waterfront For All Summit

Source: http://www.waterfrontforall.ca
What: Waterfront Summit
When: October 27, 2017 at 7pm – October 28, 2017 at 5pm
Where: The Globe and Mail Centre
351 King St E
Toronto, ON M5G 0L6
Canada
Contact: info@waterfrontforall.ca

On October 27 and 28, stakeholders and residents from across the waterfront will gather for the Waterfront For All Summit at the Globe and Mail Centre located at 451 King Street East.

Waterfront Toronto and other stakeholder organizations are partnering to discuss preserving and enhancing the Toronto waterfront as a unique natural and cultural resource for all of us to enjoy.

Tickets are $25 – lunch will be served on October 28th. Limited tickets are available at http://www.waterfrontforall.ca/?recruiter_id=41327

Program Booklet

Waterfront Summit Program 2017

Photo Gallery

25
Oct

Metrolinx Track Resurfacing

Metrolinx Track Resurfacing

It looks like @Metrolinx is doing ongoing track resurfacing at Bathurst St-Peter St rail corridor. We received several notices and these are included here.

Download Notice 1 | Download Notice 2

25
Oct

Food Share Toronto Good Food Markets

Shop Food Share Toronto Good Food Market, November 1, 5-7pm, 150 Dan Leckie Way 3rd Fl Community Kitchen

Download Event Flyer


Shop the Good Food Market
Because you care about what you eat. And what you pay.

Wednesday November 1st, 5:00 PM -7:00 PM
150 Dan Leckie Way, 3RD Floor Community Kitchen

Our almost-famous Monthly Market – the Good Food Market – is back!
We have mountains of fresh and fabulous produce (some local), tasty artisanal sausages from the Urban Swine, and hella-hot jerk sauce from Chef Buoyardy! Some samples will be available. It’s first come, first served!

• Best prices on fresh and nutritious produce in the district
• Free to attend. Cash and carry only.
• Brought to you by FoodShare Toronto
• Contact railwaylandsgfb@gmail.com for more details

Michele Blackwood
Good Food Box Co-Coordinator
150 Dan Leckie Way Toronto, ON
railwaylandsgfb@gmail.com
http://foodshare.net/program/goodfoodbox/

25
Oct

Urban Demographics

Urban Demographics

How does CityPlace demographics fit into the 2016 census tract equation? The Toronto Star has reported and created a an interactive map on its website that shows the increasing diversity of our neighbourhood’s millennials. The article and interactive map can be accessed online at https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/10/25/a-majority-of-torontonians-now-identify-themselves-as-visible-minorities-census-shows.html

21
Oct

CityPlace Kids Halloween Crawl

CityPlace Kids Halloween 2017

Click on map to expand
 

Poster Map of Participating CityPlace Towers and Businesses – CityPlace Kids Halloween Crawl

Download Print Version PDF File


Several additional venues not indicated on the map are also participating including:

Re/Max City Accord Realty Inc – 17 Capreol Ct

Fox & Fiddle Restaurant – 17 Fort York Blvd

Optima – 81 Navy Wharf Ct

Matrix – 361/373 Front St W

Beanfield – Possible pop up Trick or Treat Maze along the route of the CityPlace Kids Halloween Crawl

CAFE – 66 Fort York Blvd (See Poster)


Info: cityplacera@gmail.com

Copyright 2017 CityPlace Residents’ Association. All Rights Reserved.

08
Oct

The Ground Floor Choir at Jumblies Theatre

The Ground Floor Choir

This is a friendly reminder that the Ground Floor Choir is starting up again on Wednesday October 11th at 6:30pm. Please come back or join us for the first time – everyone welcome! We need all singers to prepare for a fun first performance on Thursday, October 19th.

You are welcome to simply arrive on Wednesday; we will have snacks and music ready for you. If you prefer, you can reach out ahead of time to info@jumbliestheatre.org or call us at The Ground Floor 416-203-8428 with any questions.

Hope to see you there!
All of our workshops are free and everyone is welcome. The Ground Floor Studio is wheelchair accessible.

As always, we aim to offer barrier-free arts programming. If there is anything we can do to help you access our workshops, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

The Ground Floor Studio, located at
132 Fort York Blvd. Toronto, Ontario.

Information Source: Jumblies Theatre

08
Oct
06
Oct

SmartTrack Public Meeting for Spadina-Front Station

SmartTrack Public Meeting Details

Public Meeting and information session for SmartTrack Spadina-Front Station
Date: Thursday, October 12
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Presentation begins at 7:00 pm
Location: Bloor Collegiate Institute, 1141 Bloor Street W.

For more information, and to submit online comments, please visit www.smartrack.to and www.metrolinx.com/newstations.
City of Toronto
tel: 416-338-2848
fax: 416-392-1591
www.smarttrack.to
SmartTrack@toronto.ca
Metrolinx
tel: 416-202-5589
www.metrolinx.com/newstations
newstations@metrolinx.com

03
Oct

CityPlace Autumn Festival

CityPlace Autumn Festival

Join us at a special edition of the CityPlace Autumn Festival at the Concord Presentation Centre, 23 Spadina Ave on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm.

This event will be one of our seasonal Fall activities celebrating our community through food, crafts, and lots of free family friendly activities.

03
Oct

Intersection and Road Closure: Harbour/York St at Bay St


Construction Update: Harbour/York St at Bay St

Construction activity continues along Harbour Street as we work to rebuild the roadway from three to four lanes. Starting on Friday, October 6 at 9:00 P.M. the intersection at Bay Street will be closed for reconstruction until Tuesday, October 10 at 5:00 A.M. Traffic along Harbour Street will be diverted at York Street to go north and southbound.

The intersection at HARBOUR STREET and BAY STREET will be completely closed to traffic, pedestrians and cyclists.This work will take place from 9:00 p.m. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6th to 5:00 a.m. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10th. Work will take place throughout the entire long weekend including overnight.

PLEASE NOTE:
On Saturday, October 7th from 9:00 P.M. to 12:01 A.M. one lane on Harbour Street will be temporarily opened to allow vehicle traffic to access the Bay Street on-ramp to the eastbound Gardiner Expressway. This is will help move the large volumes of vehicles expected after the Toronto Maple Leafs home opener.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

Traffic Management: Access along Harbour Street will be affected as follows:
• Full closure of the intersection at Bay Street and Harbour Street with no through-traffic.
• Eastbound traffic will be diverted at York Street to go north or south bound, and then eastbound on Front or Queens Quay, respectively.
• The eastbound Rees Street on-ramp will be open at all times.
• Westbound lanes on Lake Shore Boulevard West will remain open.
• Through eastbound traffic to downtown is encouraged to take Gardiner Expressway to Jarvis Street and enter downtown from Jarvis during this closure.

Efforts have been made to manage traffic in the area for the safety of workers, road users and residents. Road users should expect delays and increased traffic on nearby main and side streets.

Overnight Work Hours: Work will take place 24-hours a day for the entire weekend. The contractor will use extended work hours to minimize traffic disruption and congestion.

Be advised, that overnight work will involve loud noise, such as concrete saw cutting, concrete grinding and concrete removal (e.g. tools and machinery), placing concrete into trucks (banging) and beeping trucks backing-up. This type of work can be expected the first half of the weekend. This noise will not be as disruptive as the ramp demolition work that was delivered this past spring.

There will be periods when very little activity is taking place due to freshly poured concrete curing in the roadway.

TTC Service: This closure will affect the 6 Bay route.
visit ttc.ca for detour information and see pole cards on affected stops.

Pedestrian Access: Due to the nature of the work and for safety reasons, pedestrians will not be able to use the sidewalks within the construction area. Signage will be placed ahead of the intersection to notify pedestrians to use adjacent streets to move north and south.

Alternate Cycle Routes: The cycle tracks on Bay Street will be closed through the intersection. Signage will be posted ahead of the closure to alert cyclists to use alternate routes on Lower Simcoe and Queens Quay. The Lake Shore Boulevard West multi-use trail remains closed from Rees Street to York Street for the duration of construction. Signs for cyclists will be posted directing them to the Martin Goodman Trail on Queens Quay West.

Road, Sidewalk and Driveway Access: In order to complete the work in a safe manner, there will be road and sidewalk restrictions within the construction area.

Driveway and Laneway Access: Laneways that serve businesses and residences in the area will remain accessible for access, deliveries and service.

03
Oct

Metrolinx: Construction Activity Update

Union Station Rail Corridor Track Maintenance

Metrolinx is committed to updating our neighbours along the Union Station Rail Corridor (USRC) and are writing to provide you with information regarding some upcoming construction.

THE LOCAL PROJECT
We are completing the replacement of rail on the Union Station Rail Corridor from Bathurst Street to Peter Street. Work is scheduled to take place Thursday September 28 to Friday September 29 and Monday October 2 to Thursday October 5 from 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m

Please note: For the purposes of safety, work times are subject to appropriate weather conditions.

WHAT TO EXPECT
We recognize that this work can be disruptive to residents and we are doing our best to carry out this essential construction with the least disruption possible.
Tracks must be taken out of service to complete this work and as a result this work can only be carried out during off-peak times, when there is less train traffic. Nearby residents may notice some activity from power tools and equipment movement during this time.

If you have any questions, or would like to be included on future communications, please do not hesitate to contact me at 416-202- 4425 or michael.paolucci@metrolinx.com

03
Oct

Foodshare Good Food Market


Shop the Good Food Market
Because you care about what you eat. And what you pay.

Wednesday October 4TH, 5:00 PM -7:00 PM
150 Dan Leckie Way, 3RD Floor Community Kitchen

Join us for our Pre-Thanksgiving Extravaganza and stock up on fresh veggies and fruit for the holiday long weekend!
Special Guest Appearance from ‘the Urban Swine’ providing free samples of mouth-watering artisanal sausages, and ‘the Cupcake Queen of Kensington’ returns with fully vegan, to-die-and-be-resurrected-for cupcakes on sale.
Don’t miss it!

• Best prices on fresh and nutritious produce in the district
• Free to attend. Cash and carry only.
• Brought to you by FoodShare Toronto
• Contact railwaylandsgfb@gmail.com for more details

Michele Blackwood
Good Food Box Co-Coordinator
150 Dan Leckie Way Toronto, ON
railwaylandsgfb@gmail.com
http://foodshare.net/program/goodfoodbox/

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