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23
Jul

Drop-in community consultation on mixed-use redevelopment of 500 Lake Shore Blvd West

On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, the City of Toronto is hosting a drop-in community consultation on mixed-use redevelopment of 500 Lake Shore Blvd West #BentWay

Download Notice pdf version

18
Jul

CityPlace Kids’ Day at the Toronto Railway Museum

CityPlace Kids’ Day at the Toronto Railway Museum

The CityPlace Residents’ Association (CPRA) is pleased to organize the CityPlace Kids’ Day at the Toronto Railway Museum on Saturday, July 22nd, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, at the Roundhouse Park, 255 Bremner Blvd. This family friendly event is for children of all ages, and children and parents can ride the miniature trains for free from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The event is also aimed at fostering family friendly activities that create special memories, meet other families and allow downtown kids meet and socialize with new friends from their neighbourhood.

The CPRA will also be providing some items including summer games, bubbles, crayons, books, and activities that kids can take for free after they ride the train. Limited quantity available on a first come, first save basis at the event.

Information on the Toronto Railway Museum is available online at http://www.torontorailwaymuseum.com/

Download CityPlace Kids’ Day at the Toronto Railway Museum Poster


Save the Date: The CPRA will also be collaborating with the Design Exchange and Toronto Public Library Fort York Branch to host a Kids Stage and Tent at Cityfest on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at Canoe Landing Park. Various programs and activities will be conducted for children from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm during Cityfest. Details on the Kids Tent and Stage will be shared in the near future on social media and through the website http://cityfest.ca

13
Jul

Metrolinx Construction Activity Update

Metrolinx signal modernization work at Spadina Ave scheduled for Saturday, July 15 from 9:30pm – 6:00am

On Saturday July 15 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.

Ultimately, this work can be disruptive and Metrolinx intends to carry out this essential construction with the least disruption possible.

Download pdf file Signal Modernization Spadina

13
Jul

Power Outage and Restoration in CityPlace on July 12

Power Outage and Restoration on July 12

On Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from approximately 6:15 pm – 3:15 am, 7 highrise Condominium buildings in CityPlace faced a power outage includng 5 and 35 Mariner Terrace, 3 and 10 Navy Wharf Ct, 9 Spadina Ave, 11 Brunel Ct, and 15 Fort York Blvd.

Power was restored to the 7 Buildings starting at 3:05 am.

The cause being floated around is Switch gear failure at the Radisson Admiral Inn 249 Queens Quay. That equipment failure is being looked into and repaired. The feeders from the Front and Windsor Power Station were switched and repaired to restore power to CityPlace. Radisson is still without power on July 13.

We will await the official cause from Toronto Hyfro, once they have issued a release on the cause of this power outage.

12
Jul

CityPlace Fort York BIA Movie Night – July 15

CityPlace Fort York BIA Movie Night – July 15

The CPFY BIA gears up for another great movie night under the stars. Mark your calendars, come a little early and join the BIA in Canoe Landing Park on July 15th for ‘Half Baked’.

07
Jul

Construction Activity Update: Borehole Digging at Spadina

Construction Activity Update: Borehole Digging at Spadina

On Sunday July 9 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.

Ultimately, this work can be disruptive and Metrolinx intends to carry out this essential construction with the least disruption possible.

Download Construction Activity Update: Borehole Digging at Spadina

30
Jun

Concord CityPlace Yoga Jam

Concord CityPlace Yoga Jam Presented by Tribe Fitness

CityPlace Toronto’s largest free outdoor yoga jam returns to Canoe Landing Park, 95 Fort York Blvd for 8 Sundays starting on July 2nd until August 27th, at 10:00 am- 11:00 am.

A combination of music, movement, and community building, Yoga Jam is a free 60- minute Vinyasa yoga class open to all ages and levels. Bring your own mat!

Now in its 4th year, Concord Adex is sponsoring this year’s Yoga Jam presented by Tribe Fitness.

29
Jun

Concord Canada Day Celebration

Concord Canada Day Celebration

Join us at Concord Canada Day Celebration on July 1st from 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm showcasing Toronto’s rich heritage.

There will be historical exhibits on display – including the oldest vessel discovered in Toronto’s history, a 19th-century schooner discovered on our Toronto site dating back to the 1830s. An artist rendition of this vessel will be featured at Concord Canada House, a modern Canadian icon set to transform the Toronto skyline.

Concord will also be giving away commemorative Canada 150 pins and conducting a prize draw for a 1 oz Royal Canadian Mint Maple Leaf Gold Coin worth $1800. For families with young children ages 8 – 12, there will be a skyline-drawing competition with over $25,000 in prizes up for grabs to be invested towards their future education. Come celebrate Canada’s 150th with the CityPlace community!

Download Canada Day Poster

Download Media Release Concord CityPlace Past, Present & Future

28
Jun

Bike Share Toronto Free Ride Wednesdays in July

Bike Share Toronto Free Ride Wednesdays in July

See: https://bikesharetoronto.com/free-ride-wednesdays/ | http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2017/06/23/bike-share-toronto-free-rides.html

Article Source: https://bikesharetoronto.com/

On Wednesdays, during the month of July rent a bike for up to 30 minutes and it is free.

“We are committed to improving how people move around the city, and that includes investing in bike sharing in the city to make it easier to travel by bike,” said Mayor Tory. “Cycling is a great way to get around the city, it’s good for fitness and it’s good for the environment. I encourage all Toronto residents and visitors to the city to take advantage of Free Ride Wednesdays in July.”

“We’re very pleased to offer this promotion to Torontonians,” said Toronto Parking Authority President Lorne Persiko. “It’s one way we can thank Torontonians for making Bike Share Toronto such a success, as witnessed by the increased number of rides month over month, and at the same time Celebrate Canada 150.”

More and more Torontonians are recognizing the benefits of bike sharing in the city.

June 21 saw a new record when the number of rides in a single day hit 6,491. In May of 2017 there were 110,096 rides, nearly double the 68,665 rides in May of last year.

Bike Share Toronto now has almost 9,000 active members and served up 830,000 rides last year. Riders have travelled a total of 15,864,047 kms since 2011, offsetting 3,014,169 kg of Co2 emissions.

Take advantage of Bike Share Toronto’s Free Ride Wednesdays in July!

Download the Transit app or visit the station map to find a station near you.
Go to the pay station at any of the 200 bike share stations between 12:01am and 11:59pm on one of the Wednesdays in July.
Insert your credit card, select “1 Day Pass” and follow the instructions on the screen. *There is no deposit per bike and trip.
After completing the transaction, type in the code you received into the keypad on the left side of the docking point of the bike of your choice.
Go out and explore Toronto for up to a maximum of 30 minutes. *Fees will apply if ride is over allotted 30 minutes.
Return your bike to any station.
Take out another bike for a free 30 min ride … as many times as you like.

26
Jun

Canada Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Chinese Railroad Workers Monument

Canada Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Chinese Railroad Workers Monument

Join us at the Chinese Railroad Workers Monument in Northern Linear Park (4 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, South of Front St., East of Spadina Ave.) for our annual Canada Day Wreath Laying Ceremony in memory of Chinese Railroad Workers.

The Foundation to Commemorate the Chinese Railroad Workers in Canada (FCCRWC) is a registered charitable organization. The goals of the foundation include promoting the understanding and awareness of the contribution to Canada by the Chinese Railroad Workers who participated in the construction of the first transcontinental railway (the CPR) that united Canada geographically and politically; promoting the awareness of the government’s legislation of unjust Immigration Acts against the Chinese pioneers and their families; establishing scholarships; and sponsoring other Canadian charitable organizations to promote Chinese Canadian History.

For more information about this history of Chinese railroad workers in Canada please visit the Ties that Bind: http://www.mhso.ca/tiesthatbind/index.php

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Source: The Foundation to Commemorate the Chinese Railroad Workers in Canada (FCCRWC)

26
Jun

Blue Jays Street Level Events and Activations in the Area

Blue Jays Street Level Events and Activations in the Area

Toronto Blue Jays events and activations in the area are listed and area residents are encouraged to come and enjoy all of the festivities.

Notice to Business and Condos 2017

Source: Toronto Blue Jays

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

Celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday

There are many events and activities planned within the area.

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

Toronto’s Waterfront Comes Alive for Canada’s 150th at the Redpath Waterfront Festival. See events details at http://towaterfrontfest.com

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

The Fort York National Historic Site has published information on various Canada 150 activities planned at Fort York through their website Canada Day at Fort York

Celebrate Canada Day with Citizenship Events in Your Area. See http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/celebrate/ceremony-map/ceremony.asp

5,000 Noma LED string lights were provided through an initiative by Canadian Tire in partnership with Concord to residents of Optima, HarbourView Estates, Luna, Parade, Quartz and Spectra highrise towers on a first come, first serve basis. 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

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