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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/

25
Sep

Public Consultation Meeting on Land Use Planning on the Rail Corridor Site

Public Meeting on the Future of the Rail Corridor Site


Date: Monday, September 25th, 2017
Time: 6:00-8:30 pm
Location: City Hall, Council Chambers and members Lounge, 100 Queen St. W.

“This is the second public meeting regarding the City-initiated Official Plan Amendments for the rail corridor between Bathurst Street and Blue Jays Way. The purpose of this meeting is to offer the public the opportunity to learn more about the project and provide feedback to City staff on the emerging vision and draft Official Plan Amendment. The event will begin with an Open House at 6:00 pm and a presentation at 6:30 pm. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

Proposal
This City-initiated amendment to the Toronto Official Plan proposes a new planning framework to support a large park over the rail corridor between Bathurst Street and Blue Jays Way (“Rail Deck Park”). The proposed planning framework envisions a vibrant, sustainable, and accessible park for all Torontonians, and will address land use, public realm improvements, connectivity, and servicing, among other matters. The City-initiated amendments will include updates to the Railway Lands West, Central, and East Secondary Plans.

Public consultation is an important part of the planning process for the rail corridor and Rail Deck Park. We look forward to hearing your input on this important city building initiative. You can find more information at the following website: www.toronto.ca/railcorridorstudy”
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/204895226713194/

Download September 25 Meeting Notice pdf file

25
Sep

Road Closures and Restrictions for WE Day Toronto

Road Closures and Restrictions for WE Day Toronto

Bremner Boulevard between York Street and Lake Shore Boulevard will be closed Tuesday, September 26th from 7:00 am to Friday, September 29th at 3:00 am, but local parking garages will the accessible.

There will also be lane restrictions on Bremner Boulevard, Bay Street, Blue Jays Way, Grand Trunk Crescent, Front Street and The Esplanade September 26th to September 28th from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Source: http://www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions | Road Closures and Restrictions for WE Day Toronto

22
Sep

Spokechella 2017

Spokehaus in collaboration with CPRA hosted SpokeCHELLA in Canoe Landing Park on Friday, September 22nd, 2017, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.

Proceeds from the event will go directly to programs and initiatives at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation.

20
Sep

CityPlace Terry Fox Run a Success

CityPlace Terry Fox Run a Success
by Matthew Thomas @NBAPOV
Journalism Student & Aspiring Sports Writer
September 19, 2017

This past Sunday marked the fourth annual CityPlace Terry Fox Run at Canoe Landing Park. The event was a huge success, raising a best $16,000+ towards progressive cancer research and attracting over 250 participants..

The weather was beautiful and the neighbourhood was out in full force on Sunday morning. As usual, the event started with some energizing morning Yoga lead by Tribe Fitness. The warm-up was followed by a 5km run/walk. Local partners within the community such as Jimmy’s Coffee and Myodetox provided some much needed post-run refreshments and therapy.

Event Organizer, Sal Chaudhry stated, “There is nothing quite like a great-cause bringing the community together. We can’t wait to build on our success next year.”

Way to go CityPlace!

Photo Credits: Laura Rossi Photography

18
Sep

Public Meeting on the Future of the Rail Corridor Site

Public Meeting on the Future of the Rail Corridor Site


Date: Monday, September 25th, 2017
Time: 6:00-8:30 pm
Location: City Hall, Council Chambers and members Lounge, 100 Queen St. W.

“This is the second public meeting regarding the City-initiated Official Plan Amendments for the rail corridor between Bathurst Street and Blue Jays Way. The purpose of this meeting is to offer the public the opportunity to learn more about the project and provide feedback to City staff on the emerging vision and draft Official Plan Amendment. The event will begin with an Open House at 6:00 pm and a presentation at 6:30 pm. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

Proposal
This City-initiated amendment to the Toronto Official Plan proposes a new planning framework to support a large park over the rail corridor between Bathurst Street and Blue Jays Way (“Rail Deck Park”). The proposed planning framework envisions a vibrant, sustainable, and accessible park for all Torontonians, and will address land use, public realm improvements, connectivity, and servicing, among other matters. The City-initiated amendments will include updates to the Railway Lands West, Central, and East Secondary Plans.

Public consultation is an important part of the planning process for the rail corridor and Rail Deck Park. We look forward to hearing your input on this important city building initiative. You can find more information at the following website: www.toronto.ca/railcorridorstudy”
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/204895226713194/

Download September 25 Meeting Notice pdf file

16
Sep

Engaging Toronto Planning Review Panel on Parks and Land Use Above the Rail Corridor

Engaging Toronto Planning Review Panel on Parks and Land Use Above the Rail Corridor

The CityPlace Residents Association was invited to attend the Toronto Planning Review Panel meeting on Saturday, September 16, 2017 to provide some perspectives on Parks and Land Use Above the Rail Corridor

Here are the three main points we framed our perspectives around:

  • The need for parkland near CityPlace and around the Rail Corridor in general
  • How a park could be used to connect different neighbourhoods, as well as serve people in nearby offices, etc.
  • How the site can serve all Torontonians, not just those in neighbouring areas

13
Sep

Ceremonial Ground Breaking – Block 31

Ceremonial Ground Breaking – Block 31

On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017, there was the ceremonial ground breaking ceremony in CityPlace Canoe Landing Park for the Bishop Macdonell Catholic School and Jean Lumb Public School, Daycare Space, and the Canoe Landing Community Centre! We were made to understand that Fall 2019 is the expected completion date.

13
Sep

Movie Night in Canoe Landing Park

CityPlace Picks ‘Princess Bride’ as final movie for Summer 2017

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: Canoe Landing Park, 95 Fort York Blvd

Join the CityPlace Fort York BIA for movie night selected by the residents of CityPlace Fort York. Gather your friends and family, and come a little early to enjoy the night!

Look forward to seeing you there.

07
Sep

Textile Diversion in CityPlace

Textile Diversion in CityPlace

The following buildings in CityPlace currently have a Diabetes Canada Textile Diversion Bin available for textile diversion:

10 Navy Wharf Court

25 Capreol Court

35 Mariner Terrace

5 Mariner Terrace

3 Navy Wharf Court

75 Queens Wharf Road

170 Fort York Blvd

The goal is to have a full textile diversion program in our vertical neighbourhood, with all new and existing towers in CityPlace participating, which will further the goal toward each building supporting textile diversion, environmental sustainability and zero waste initiatives.

The attached information including fact sheets and letter to condominium corporations are part of our efforts to move this initiative forward.

CityPlace Letter to Property Manager and Board Members

CityPlace used clothing and textile recycling program fact sheet

To engage residents on textile diversion initiatives, Diabetes Canada participated in CityPlace community events and festivals including our Zone Swap, Earth Day event and Cityfest!

Highrise Communities Celebrate Earth Day

Recycling & Garbage City of Toronto

To learn more about this initiative, please contact us at cityplacera@gmail.com

31
Aug

Metrolinx: Construction Activity Update

Metrolinx: Construction Activity Update: Signal Modernization Work Between Simcoe Street and Jarvis Street

“Work will continue between Simcoe Street to Jarvis Street from Monday September 4 to Monday September 11 from 8 pm to 6 am

I’ll keep you all posted on any new developments and, as always, if you have any questions please let me know.

As well, to give you all a better look at the work going into completing our signal modernization project, I wanted to share with you some pictures that we recently had taken around Scott Street. These photos show workers preparing and using a vacuum truck to excavate and install conduit around the Scott Street Power Distribution Module.

Michael Paolucci
Community Relations and Issues Specialist – RER”

Download Signal Modernization Notice pdf file

19
Aug

Cityfest

The CPRA was pleased to participate in Cityfest 2017! It was a success.

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