The Project The 248 streetcars purchased by the Toronto Transit Commission in the 1970s and 1980s are nearing the end of their useful lives and now need to be replaced. The TTC is acquiring a new fleet of 204 Light Rail Vehicles (LRV) that will be low-floor, quieter, have features such as air conditioning for greater customer comfort, and be able to carry almost twice as many people as the current TTC streetcars. The new LRVs will have leading-edge technology for better reliability and performance.
Toronto’s beaches now open to swimmers
Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth) officially announced the start of the 2009 beach season today at Centre Island Beach, one of Toronto’s seven swimming beaches to achieve international Blue Flag certification for quality.
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Woodfield Road a Hotbed of Talent
(posted on behalf of Woodfield residents)
Neighbours work together for a variety of reasons. They help each other with kitchen renovations, surprise one another with an early morning snow shovel, and keep an eye on each others’ kids outdoors.
But the folks on Woodfield Road have taken neighbourliness to a new height - they’ve written and produced a play together and will premiere it in the
'I Grew Up on Wolfrey' Block Party
(posted on behalf of Wolfrey Residents)
Celebrating 50 years 1959 to 2009 Block Party and Reunion Saturday June 6 - 2009 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
We are proud to announce that June 6th , 2009 represents an important date in our community as former and current residents of Wolfrey Avenue get together for a 50 year (1959 -2009) celebration staging a block party and reunion.
Unveiling Rivertowne Mural with creative young artists
City plans aboriginal strategy
Struggles of urban natives will be priority: CouncillorsBy DON PEAT, SUN MEDIA
The City of Toronto is poised to have an urban aboriginal strategy in place by next year.
An update on the strategy's development goes to city council's executive committee this week and comes six months after Toronto Sun columnist Mark Bonokoski chronicled the struggle of urban aboriginals in a 15-part series entitled the Red Road. The special report chronicled the human consequences behind our collective failure to confront the issues facing Canada's First Nations people.
Get involved with the Canadian National Exhibition Association
YOU CAN HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The Canadian National Exhibition Association (“CNEA”) invites you to get involved. Volunteer your skills to help govern the Annual 18-day Fair. If you are interested in serving on the membership of the CNEA, we invite you to apply. Governed and operated under the Canadian National Exhibition Association Act of 2000, the Agricultural Societies Act of 1988, and its own By-Laws, the CNEA plans and manages the largest annual exhibition in Canada. It provides entertaining and informative activities, focusing on new and unique experiences in an exciting and stimulating environment.
May 2009 Newsletter: Leading Edge Plans for Lower Don Lands Unveiled
Detailed plans were unveiled for naturalizing the mouth of the Don River and transforming the Lower Don Lands, a 125-hectare (308-acre) industrial area located south of the rail corridor in the east end of Toronto’s harbour, into a new model for sustainable city building.
Plans include re-naturalizing the mouth of the Don River, by re-routing it through the middle of the area, and building in features such as wetlands boarders and a spillway and varying river depths to provide necessary flood protection to the flood prone area. The re-born river mouth will also be the centerpiece of a new mixed-use sustainable community featuring abundant parks and public green space.
City planting season starts: more than one million annuals set to go
Today, Councillor Paula Fletcher, Chair of the Parks and Environment Committee, joined Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff at the High Park Greenhouse to survey some of the 1.3 million flowers that will beautify and enhance Toronto’s parks, gardens and public spaces.
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Toronto and Hamilton drive environmental change at GFX 2009
Today, Toronto City Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30-Toronto-Danforth, Chair of Parks and Environment Committee) and Hamilton Councillor Bob Bratina were joined by Burlington Deputy Mayor Rick Craven to showcase the importance of municipalities using green fleet initiatives at the Green Fleet Expo 2009 (GFX). Representatives from over 30 municipalities across Canada converged at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington to exchange knowledge on the latest technologies used to reduce carbon footprints.