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Shuter Street Construction Notice

Watermain Replacement, Road Resurfacing, Trench Restoration on Shuter Street from Yonge Street to Sherbourne Street

 

Contract #: 16ECS-TI-18SP

Expected Start Date:  August 8, 2016

Expected End Date:  October 28, 2016

*Timeline is subject to change.

 

The City of Toronto is replacing the 140 year-old watermain and the City-owned portion of substandard water services on Shuter Street from Yonge Street to Sherbourne Street. This project also involves road resurfacing from Yonge Street to Church Street.

The water service is the underground pipe that brings water to your property and is owned by you and by the City. The part you own is from your house to the end of your property, the part the City owns is from the end of your property to the watermain.

This project is part of the Council-approved 2016 Capital Works Program to renew our aging infrastructure, improve water distribution and reduce the risk watermain breaks and is part of the City's comprehensive and coordinated strategy to rehabilitate and upgrade our roads for current and future needs.

If you live in a house on this stretch of Shuter Street that was built before the mid-1950s, your water service may be made of lead. Please read the attached fact sheet with important information about the risks of lead in drinking water, especially if someone in your house is pregnant, there are children under six years old, or there is an infant drinking formula made using tap water.

 

 

This work on this project has been phased in order to be the least disruptive to businesses, residents and road users.

 

 

 

Phase 1: Yonge Street to Victoria Street

 

  • Excavate a section of Yonge Street on the northbound lane at Yonge Street intersection to connect the new watermain to the existing water main connection.

  • Excavate the road and dig a trench to access and install the new watermain

  • Replace any City-owned water service pipes that do not meet City standards from the watermain to the private property line

     

    Phase 2: Victoria Street Church Street

  • Excavate the road and dig a trench to access and install the new watermain

  • Replace any City-owned water service pipes that do not meet City standards from the watermain to the private property line

     

    Phase 3: Church Street to Sherbourne

  • Excavate the road and dig a trench to access and install the new watermain

  • Replace any City-owned water service pipes that do not meet City standards from the watermain to the private property line

     

    Restoration:

  • When all watermain work is completed crews will resurface the road from Yonge Street to Church Street and permanently restore the road over the watermain trench from Church Street to Sherbourne Street.

 

For more information on what to expect and how this will impact you, please visit www.toronto.ca/downtownconstructionprojects .

 

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Councillor Wong-Tam Announces Launch of Yonge Street Environmental Assessment

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, joined by Mark Garner, Executive Director of the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area, Dr. Mohamed Lachemi, President of Ryerson University, and Gary Switzer, CEO of MOD Developments, announced today the release of the RFP for the Yonge Street Environment Assessment (EA).  The EA is the culmination of years of advocacy and consultation.

 

In 2011, the renowned architects and urban thinkers Marianne McKenna of KPMB Architects and Ken Greenberg co-authored the Yonge Street Planning Framework, laying the initial foundation for a new vision of Yonge Street, calling for improved public spaces, innovative wayfinding, fine grain retail expressions, heritage and cultural preservation, and wider sidewalks. 

 

Celebrate Yonge, a pilot program launched in the summer of 2012, put those recommendations into action.  Converting both curb lanes on Yonge Street between Gerrard and Queen into dynamic public spaces for patios and performance, Celebrate Yonge successfully demonstrated the desire for a more flexible pedestrian friendly street.

 

In 2014, the Downtown Yonge BIA launched Yonge Love, a seven month long community consultation, gathering feedback from thousands of participants from across the City. The campaign clearly illustrated support for widened sidewalks, pedestrian only events, public art, and unique retail opportunities.  

 

The next step in this process, the Environmental Assessment will focus on designing the new public realm, with consideration given to reconfiguring the street towards increasing pedestrian space, cycling infrastructure, tree planting, lighting, pavement treatments and street furniture. 

 

There is significant support for revitalizing Yonge Street from community stakeholders and Torontonians, who will be provided with numerous opportunities to get involved and have their say about the future of Yonge Street.

 

Media Contacts:

 

Councillor Wong-Tam

416-392-7903

councillor_wongtam@toronto.ca

 

Mark Garner, Downtown Yonge BIA

416-597-0255 ext. 225

mgarner@downtownyonge.com

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Media Advisory: Councillor Wong-Tam to announce the launch of Yonge Street Environmental Assessment

Media Advisory: Councillor Wong-Tam to announce the launch of Yonge Street Environmental Assessment

 

July 12, 2016

 

Councillor Wong-Tam will be joined by Mark Garner, Executive Director of the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area, Dr. Mohamed Lachemi, President of Ryerson University, and Gary Switzer, CEO of MOD Developments, to announce the launch of the Yonge Street Environment Assessment.

 

Beginning with the Yonge Street Planning Framework in 2011 and carrying through to Celebrate Yonge in 2012 and the Yonge Love Campaign, the future of Yonge Street has generated much thought, conversation, and excitement.  Councillor Wong-Tam is delighted to announce the next big step in shaping the future design and experience of Yonge Street.

 

Date: Thursday, July 14 2016

Time: 12:30pm

Location: 341 Yonge Street, Ryerson Student Learning Centre (Front of Building)

 

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Media Contacts:

 

Councillor Wong-Tam

416-392-7903

councillor_wongtam@toronto.ca

 

Mark Garner, Downtown Yonge BIA

416-597-0255 ext. 225

mgarner@downtownyonge.com

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Councillor Wong-Tam's Statement on Toronto Police Chief's Statement on 1981 Bathhouse Raids

The statement of regret by Chief Mark Saunders on the 1981 gay bathhouse raids this week was an important step towards mending a historic wrong that was done in our City. While many are pleased to see the Toronto Police expressing regret, we still have some ways to go in addressing the lives that were ruined. I believe we still need to see a more meaningful apology with proper restitution.

A true apology means taking responsibility for doing something that was wrong. There never was an investigation into who ordered the raids and those whose lives were torn apart were never compensated for the emotional, physical, and financial damage done to them. I hold out the hope that we will yet see an admission of guilt adequate to provide the closure many directly affected still look for.

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Toronto Women Speaking Up: Life in The City

News Release

March 29, 2016

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam to moderate Salon 27 panel discussion.

Toronto Women Speaking Up: Life in The City

Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Ryerson Student Learning Centre Amphitheatre (341 Yonge Street), Ground Floor

Accessibility: Location is accessible

Women are subjected to discrimination and violence every day; yet many will stay silent in fear of further violence, not being believed. The experiences of gender-based bias in health care, the workplace, and law enforcement is compounded by cultural insensitivity, racism, and ablism.

The Muslim community, in particular women wearing head coverings, are targets of Islamophobic violence in our city and in Canada. Anti-Black racism is an ongoing and systemic issue directed towards members of the Black community. Incidents of race-based violence remain largely underreported.

Many believe the criminal justice system does not meet the needs of sexual assault survivors leaving the majority to experience further victimization.  Sexual assault is common in public spaces including TTC properties. Most female TTC riders are not aware of what the term "sexual assault" legally covers. Therefore many incidents will go unreported.

Aboriginal women are at a greater risk of violence and racism than non-Aboriginal women in Canada. The rising number of missing and murdered Aboriginal women is alarmingly high and disproportionate with no resolution in sight despite a national inquiry underway.

Toronto is not a fully accessible city for people living with disabilities. Sadly, 60% of women with disability experience some form of violence in their life time. According to Statistics Canada women with severe/very severe disabilities also experience poverty and unemployment at higher levels than their male counterparts.

It is 2016 – we still have not achieved wage equality. Currently in Ontario women earn 74 cents on the male dollar. Pay equity remains an illusionary aspiration.

Tonight, Councillor Wong-Tam will be moderating a panel with four inspiring women for a night of uncensored discussion about their experience and life in the city. Salon 27 creates an opportunity to have a frank and inclusive discussion about Toronto women's equity, safety and civic participation.

Panelists:

Caitlyn E. Kasper – Staff Lawyer, Aboriginal Legal Services

Terri-Lynn Langdon – MSW, RSW, disAbled Social Worker and Social Justice Activist

Abigail Moriah - Associate Development Manager, Regent Park Revitalization, Toronto Community Housing and Civic Action diverse City Fellows

Jessica Mustachi – Safety Program Coordinator, Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC)

 

Media contact:

Melissa Wong, Director, Policy, and Operations

Office of Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 27

416-392-7903

Councillor_wongtam@toronto.ca

 

 

 

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