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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.