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24
Jun

Construction Update: York-Bay-Yonge Ramp Demolition

Construction Update:
York-Bay-Yonge Ramp Demolition Now Complete

The demolition of the York-Bay-Yonge ramp is now complete. Work started on April 17 and has been completed ahead of schedule.

With the old ramp now demolished, the contractor has moved forward to complete the construction of the new ramp. Last year, 4 of the 5 piers (or bridge support structure) for the new ramp were built. To complete the construction of the new ramp, the contractor will be adding new girders (steel beams) to form the shape of the new ramp; when those pieces have been installed, the contractor will then install rebar and fill the form with concrete and install the de-icing mechanisms and lastly add asphalt.

In order to construct the new ramp, the eastbound on-ramp at Rees Street will need to be closed intermittently, Monday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for the next 4 weeks to allow work to take place during the day and reduce overnight work.

More information and a sign up option for email updates is available at http://www.toronto.ca/simcoe-ramp or on Twitter (@TO_Gardiner_LS).

23
Jun

Metrolinx Construction Activity Update: Borehole Digging at Spadina

Metrolinx Construction Activity Update: Borehole Digging at Spadina

On Saturday June 24 between 9:30pm and 6:00am, Metrolinx work crews will be conducting borehole digging for signal upgrades in the Union Station Rail Corridor around Spadina Avenue.

Nearby residents may notice some activity from construction equipment and lights in the rail corridor during this time.

Such work can be potentially disruptive, and Metrolinx endeavour to carry out this essential construction with the least disruption possible.

Download pdf Signal Modernization Spadina

23
Jun

Celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday at CityPlace – #RedAndWhite

Celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday st CityPlace – #RedAndWhite

The CityPlace Residents Association is excited that Concord CityPlace partnered with Canadian Tire to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday by showing our #RedAndWhite patriotism through Canada Day lights illuminated from our balconies and patios across the skyline of Toronto.

Through a collaborative effort, 5,000 Canada Day Noma LED lights were provided to residents at participating multi dwelling high-rise condominium buildings in the CityPlace area. Residents who received the 25’ strand of lights them proudly installed,illuminated these on their balconies in the evenings, and shared on social media using the #RedAndWhite #Canada150 hashtag.

With high participation, the red and white lights have become a spectacle at night providing a patriotic, cohesive and beautiful look to CityPlace for Canada Day 2017.

23
Jun

CN Tower Fireworks

CN Tower Celebrates Canada’s 150th Birthday With Fireworks

Residents of CityPlace will be witness to a spectacular display of July 1st fireworks atop the CN Tower.

Attached is the information to help residents to plan on watching the fireworks, and to not be caught off guard when the show begins.

Download Pdf

22
Jun

Summer Events

Various Events and Activities Planned in the Area

There are several events and activities taking place in the area. While the CPRA is not the organizer of these events, they may be of interest.

The Toronto Entertainment District has shared information on various Canada 150 activities planned along Bremner Blvd and in the area through their website http://torontoed.com/canada150/

Jumblies Theatre at 132 Fort York Blvd has organized the Touching Ground Festival. Details available at http://www.touchinggroundfestival.ca/

The Toronto Public Library at 190 Fort York has shared their upcoming events that may interest to Cityplace residents. Details available at

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT20813&R=EVT20813

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT296462&R=EVT296462

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT294180&R=EVT294180

Celebrate Multiculturalism Day at Harbourfront Centre on June 27th. See details online at http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/festivals/multiculturalismday/

The CityPlace Fort York BIA has rescheduled last week’s movie “The Sandlot” to this Saturday June 24th, snacks at 7pm movie at 8pm.

Cityfest – August 19. Details at http://cityfest.ca

12
Jun

CityPlace & Fort York BIA Monthly Movie Nights in Canoe Landing Park

Movie Night – June to September 2017

Save the dates: Movie night at CityPlace Toronto Canoe Landing Park on June 24 (rescheduled from June 17), July 15, August 12 and September 16, 2017, 8-10 pm.

06
Jun

CityPlace Urban Market

CityPlace Urban Market


The CityPlace Urban Market presented by Concord with promotional support from the CityPlace Residents Association, and operated by Scadding Court Community Centre is back for another season!

You can find this market at the corner of Spadina and Bremner at the Concord Presentation Centre (Parking Lot), 23 Spadina Ave. The CityPlace Urban Market will be open on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (The Urban Market will not be operational from Saturday, June 17 until Saturday, June 8th).

For vendor opportunities or to find out more information, please contact Benjamin at 416-392-0335 marketplace@scaddingcourt.org

06
Jun

TELUS Day of Giving Event Was a Success at Canoe Landing Park

Thank You

The Board of the CityPlace Residents’ Association (CPRA) thanks the 70+ staff contingent from Telus who participated in Telus Day of Giving ‘million hours of giving’ community service volunteering at Canoe Landing Park on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

The CPRA applauds the community-oriented caring of Telus and the hard work of the Telus staff on its Day of Giving! The CityPlace community clean up was made immeasurably more fun and efficient with the partnership of community leaders such as Telus.

Reports are that the volunteers mulched 75 trees, cleaned up over 4 hectares of space and collected about 200 lbs of garbage!

The CPRA is a non-partisan non-profit organization advocating for community betterment in the CityPlace neighbourhood, and in particular, its public spaces including the privately owned publicly accessible spaces (POPS), Linear Parks, and Canoe Landing Park.

We extend a deep thank you for Telus’ commitment to making our community clean and green!

06
Jun

TimelapseTO CityPlace – June 10

TimelapseTO CityPlace

What does your ideal neighbourhood look like?

Join Maximum City, Canadian Urban Institute and area youth at our TimelapseTO workshop to imagine design and discuss the future of CityPlace using large maps, Lego and other fun materials!

Drop by Fort York Library anytime between 11:30 am – 4:30 pm on June 10th, 2017. For more information, please visit

06
Jun

Public Meeting – Rail Deck Park



Download June 13 Rail Deck Park postcard – for electronic distribution pdf version

Earlier this year, City Council approved taking the first steps to move the bold and ambitious plan forward for Rail Deck Park. Along with detailed implementation plans, cost estimates and growth-related revenue options, and more, the City has initiated an Official Plan Amendment process to formally review re-designating the space above the rail corridor as park space.

On June 13th, the first public consultation as part of the process is being hosted by City Planning – come out and share your thoughts on this critical and potentially game-changing space for our community:

Date: Tuesday June 13th
Time: 6-9pm
Location: Metro Hall Rotunda

05
Jun

Community Town Hall Meeting was a Success

Thanks for attending the Community Town Hall on May 31, 2017, with guest speaker City of Toronto Ward 20 Councillor Joe Cressy – it was a success. A summary of the meeting notes will be posted soon.

16
May

Art in the Sky (Postponed)

Art in the Sky

*New date to be determined*


June 9th – art in the sky // skybridge suites
6pm – 10pm
Presentation
Workshop
Silent Bid on art pieces
Music // DJ // sound //

13
May

TimelapseTO CityPlace

TimelapseTO CityPlace June 10, 2017

On June 10th, from 11:30 am – 4:30 pm, join us at Toronto Public Library Fort York Branch for #TimelapseTO CityPlace which will be an event for area youth to reimagine the future of Toronto.

Download TimelapseTO Poster City Place pdf

13
May

CPRA Community Town Hall Meeting

CPRA Community Town Hall Meeting

Save the Date:

The CityPlace Residents Association will be hosting a Community Town Hall Meeting with our City of Toronto Ward 20 Councillor Joe Cressy on May 31, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the SuperClub, 11 Mariner Terrace (closest intersection is Bremner Blvd and Navy Wharf Court).

All are invited to attend.

This is the 2nd CPRA Community Town Hall Meeting for 2017, following the previous event with MPP Han Dong as Guest Speaker on March 6th. The format of the event would be basically an update from Joe Cressy on various issues and initiatives relevant to CityPlace and then lots of time for a Question-and-Answer session.

Hope to see you there.

Contact Information

07
May

Janes Walk in CityPlace

Thanks to everyone who participated in the CityPlace Jane’s Walk in of the CityPlace Community on Sunday, May 7th. It was a success!

The event looked at many aspects of this vibrant high rise vertical community and future possibilities including acquiring air rights over the CP/CN Rail Lands to build the proposed Rail Deck Park

Thanks to many including Park People, our area Councillor Joe Cressy, and Ward 32 Councillor Mary Jane McMahon for taking the lead on this great afternoon for a Jane’s Walk in CityPlace.

05
May

TRCA Weather Advisory – Flood Watch in Effect Until Cancelled

Download floodwatch pdf

Source: https://trca.ca/floods/20433/

May 4, 2017

TRCA – Flood Watch in effect until cancelled

Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA)

Flood Watch

Weather Conditions
Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) advises that up to 20 mm of the forecasted 70 mm of rain has fallen throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in the past 6 hours. The system is predicted to taper on Saturday.

Water levels within TRCA’s watercourses are rising due to the rainfall and there is the potential that water levels will exceed its riverbanks resulting in riverine flooding.

Issues
Due to high soil moisture content in the region and the forecasted rainfall amount, all rivers within the GTA will be experiencing higher flows and water levels, resulting in dangerous conditions. The water levels in many of TRCA’s watercourses are still rising and have yet to peak including the Don River. In addition, the higher lake level has reduced the channel capacity that results in a potential for flooding of roads and trails along streams and rivers including the Bayview Avenue extension and the Don Valley Parkway and low-lying areas. We are closely monitoring other transportation routes and sites adjacent to potentially impacted watercourses.

Please note – this Watershed Conditions Statement addresses river-related flood risks. Please click here for information related to Lake Ontario levels and hazards.

Actions
Please exercise extreme caution around all bodies of water and avoid driving in low-lying areas and roadways particularly at underpasses, as well as the shoreline. Please alert any children under your care of these dangerous conditions and supervise their activities. Be alert for possible transportation delays and road closures.

Toronto and Region Conservation will continue to monitor the weather and watershed conditions and will issue further messages as necessary. This Flood Watch will be in effect until cancelled. For more information please contact the on-call Flood Duty Officer.

04
May

Metrolinx Construction

Metrolinx Construction Update

We were made to understand that Metrolinx construction work near CityPlace Bathurst Rail Yard extends to May 7 due to weather conditions.

2017-04-30_Vac Truck Community Update_Bathurst_EN

03
May

Hunters Landing

Hunters Landing renovation is completed with a new and bigger interior, awesome seating and great community feel!

Be sure to support this local area business starting on May 4th at 11:00 am for their reopening relaunch!They are located at 82 Fort York Blvd (at Iceboat Terrace).

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