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Riverdale Bridgepoint Redevelopment Liaison Committee

Join Bridgepoint for the next Riverdale-Bridgepoint Redevelopment Liaison Committee meeting to discuss progress and topics related to the construction of the new Bridgepoint Hospital.

Date: Monday, April 19, 2010
Time: 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: Bridgepoint Health Auditorium, 1st Floor
Main Entrace located off Broadview Avenue, just north of Gerrard Street East

Meeting Focus:

Leslieville/Riverdale Tree Project

Our local tree canopy needs some help, so does our local air. The Leslieville/Riverdale tree project will support neighbours to green our streets – literally!

Two exciting projects will soon be underway

Volunteer training to educate residents on how to take inventory for our tree canopy so we can establish how many mature trees in the area need to be

In Memory of Brian McInnis

The Mayor and Members of Toronto City Council are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Brian Francis McInnis on Saturday, March 20, 2010.

As the first day of spring brought the promise of new beginnings, our City saw the miraculous life of a great friend, courageous soul and tireless fighter for what is good in this life, come to a close as Brian Francis McInnis passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.

Improving Transit

The City of Toronto and TTC have ordered 204 new streetcars which will provide users with a more customer friendly transit experience.

The TTC is holding a public consultation to discuss the new streetcars and the route they will travel from the Queen Street tracks to the Connaught and Ashbridges yards: Date: April 8, 2010

Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: Toronto EMS and Fire Academy 895 Eastern Avenue

Forum on Metrolinx Expansion

All Aboard?  Diesel, electric and clean air: Which way forward?

The Toronto Board of Health is hosting a public forum on the proposed Metrolinx expansion of the Georgetown South transit line and the rail link from Union Station to Pearson.

The Board of Health supports expanded public transit as a way to reduce vehicle traffic, but remains concerned about health risks and air quality impacts predicted with the proposed diesel rail expansion. 

Queen Streetcar Service to Divert

The TTC will be conduction streetcar track repairs on Queen St. E. at Carlaw Avenue and in the Neville Loop this weekend.  Work will start at 6 am on Saturday, March 20, and will be completed by the beginning of service at 5am, Monday March 22.

As a result, there will be no 501-301 Queen Streetcar service between Neville Loop and the Queen St. East  at River St. intersection.  Shuttle buses will operate in both directions.

Joel Weeks Park Expansion

Help us design a park in Ward 30! We'll be having a meeting on Tuesday, April 6th at 7pm in the Ralph Thorton Centre.

[caption id="attachment_1882" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Councillor Fletcher and neighbourhood kids attend Joel Weeks park design meeting. "]

Toronto Grows the Greenbelt

One of the most exciting things I have been able to accomplish as City Councillor and Chair of the Parks & Environment Committee has been working with the Toronto Environmental Alliance to bring The Don and Humber Rivers Valleys into the Provincial Greenbelt on its 5th Anniversary.

By assuming stewardship of these lands for generations to come, we are recognizing the connection between our natural heritage features and the larger ecosystem that sustains us. It is a fitting legacy for so many Torontonians who have worked so hard to clean up our rivers, preserve our ravines and protect our environment.

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