Community Consultation for the Bloor West Village Avenue Study on February 27, 2017

The City is having its first Community Consultation Meeting and Public Open House for the Bloor West Village Avenue Study on Monday, February 27, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the gymnasium at St. Pius X Catholic School at 71 Jane Street.

City Planning's Bloor West Village Avenue Study website is now live and provides updated information about the study and upcoming public meetings.

Runnymede Library Temporarily Closed for Renovations

After an unexpected delay, the Runnymede Branch is closed for a 4 to 5 month renovation. 

Alternate service during the closure period is as follows:

  • Users to pick-up holds and use branches in close proximity with TTC access or adequate public parking, including Swansea Memorial, Annette Street, Brentwood and Jane/Dundas branches
  • Hours of operation at Annette Branch will be expanded from 50.5 hours to 63.5 hours, and will include service on Sundays. Hours of operation at Swansea Memorial Branch will be expanded from 28 hours to 57.5 hours
  • Continued outreach services including: Kindergarten and Grade Four outreach, as well as other school outreach; visits to local child care centres, after school programs, and parent/child programs; and outreach to clients of local community agencies
  • Ready for Reading story-time programs to be delivered at Swansea Memorial and Annette branches
  • Youth Advisory Group (YAG) program to be delivered at Annette Branch
  • Adult book club program to be delivered at Swansea Memorial Branch
  • Polish book club program to be delivered at Brentwood Branch 

Bloor West Village Avenue Study - February 27 Meeting

The City is having its first Community Consultation Meeting and Public Open House for the Bloor West Village Avenue Study.

The first Community Consultation Meeting and Public Open House for the Bloor West Village Avenue Study will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2017 in the gymnasium at St. Pius X Catholic School at 71 Jane Street.

City Planning's Bloor West Village Avenue Study website is now live and provides updated information about the study and upcoming public meetings.

 

Baby Point Gates BIA Study - February 6 Meeting

This City Planning study will look at the properties within the Baby Point Gates Business Improvement Area (BIA) boundaries, that are located along Jane Street and Annette Street.

The first Community Consultation Meeting for the Study will be an opportunity for local residents and businesses to participate in looking at ways to protect the character of the Baby Point Gates BIA.  

Street Cars to be replaced with buses on Queensway begining January 8

The TTC and the City of Toronto start working on various projects affecting TTC service on Lake Shore Boulevard West and The Queensway.

The projects include:

  • renewing the TTC tracks and overhead wiring on Lake Shore Boulevard West between Symons Street (east of Royal York Road) and Humber Loop;
  • renewing the TTC tracks and overhead wiring on The Queensway between Humber Loop and Parkside Drive;
  • rehabilitating The Queensway bridge over the Humber River; and
  • improving Humber Loop, including
  • installing new tracks, accessible streetcar platforms and new shelters;
  • rebuilding the tunnel walkway;
  • replacing the roof service building; and
  • building a new electrical substation.

Starting Sunday, January 8, the construction affects TTC services along several routes:

  • 66 Prince Edward;
  • 80 Queensway;
  • 301 Queen overnight; and
  • 501 Queen.

Shuttle buses replace streetcars west of Roncesvalles Avenue. The buses operate along two routes:

  • 301L / 501L Queen / Long Branch shuttle: between Long Branch and Dufferin Gate Loops; and
  • 501M Queen / Marine Parade shuttle: between Park Lawn Road and Windermere Avenue.

These buses do not operate through Humber Loop.

Construction on Lake Shore Boulevard West, in Humber Loop and on The Queensway and the TTC detours continue throughout 2017, or until December 31.

 

Minto development pre-application meeting - November 2, 2016

Minto is hosting a pre-application meeting for the site which incorporates 111 Pacific Ave, 255 Glenlake Ave and 66 Oakmount Rd. Councillor Doucette encourages the community to attend this meeting, hear the presentation on the proposed development and provide comments.

The Councillor is concerned about more development on this site. While this is not a City Planning meeting, City Planning Staff and Councillor Doucette will be there to listen to residents' concerns and comments.

Meeting details:

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Presentation: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Lithuanian House (Ballroom), 1753 Bloor St

Runnymede Shelter Update

After a tremendous amount of work from the resident-driven Community Liaison Committee, the proposal for the Runnymede Shelter came back to Committee in September through a staff report that included a number of new recommendations and changes. The report was adopted unanimously at City Council on October 5.

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731 Runnymede Rd Shelter Update

The staff report and revised proposal for a shelter at 731 Runnymede Road, put together following significant work by the Community Liaison Committee over the summer, was passed by the Community Development and Recreation Committee (CDR) on Tuesday, September 20. 

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Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation (TPTF) Volunteer Info Session - Sept 22, 25

Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation (TPTF) will be hosting an information session for community groups, volunteers and anyone helping out at the upcoming Tree For Me events. It would be great to have representatives from each community group to ensure a smooth, successful event. Don’t worry, it will be short! Maximum of 2 hours.

Topics to be covered are:

  1. TPTF, the Every Tree Counts Campaign and why Tree For Me is working with community groups to engage residents in tree planting
  2. Tree For Me event logistics: We’ll go over how the set-up and flow will work, the check-in process, handing out trees, registering walk-ups, tear down and what to do with leftover trees.
  3. Workshop information
  4. Plans for promoting events.
  5. Long-term engagement strategies.

Please share with the rest of your community group.

Please RSVP, indicating which session you would like to attend:

  1. Thursday, September 22nd, 6-8pm @ The High Park Nature Centre
  2. Sunday, September 25th, 10am-12pm @ The High Park Nature Centre. 

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.