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Salon 27 - Truth & Reconciliation in Toronto - October 13. 2016

Toronto has one of the largest Indigenous urban populations in Canada.  What does Truth and Reconciliation mean in our particular urban context?  Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam will moderate a panel discussion with four leaders from Toronto's Indigenous communities to hear their insights about building an inclusive city.

The conversation will focus on moving forward and the need for change including Indigenous placemaking, visibility and representation.

Salon 27 is a unique event to bring together residents of Ward 27 and the broader City to hear new perspectives on emerging issues impacting life in our City.

 

Featured Panelists:

Susan Blight – Artist and Activist

Sam Kloetstra – Youth Coordinator, Toronto Indigenous Health Advisory Circle

Sarah Midanik – Executive Director, Native Women's Resource Centre

Andre Morriseau – Director, Awards and Stakeholder Relations, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Businesses (CCAB)

 

Date: October 13th, 2016

Time: 6:30 - 9:00pm.

Location: YWCA - 87 Elm St., Nancy's Auditorium

Accessible: Yes.  ASL interpretation available upon request

 

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Open Streets TO crosses Toronto’s iconic Bloor Street Viaduct, expands programming

 

TORONTO, September 16, 2016 – This Sunday, Open Streets TO will expand to its longest route to date, crossing the Bloor Street Viaduct to the Danforth. Torontonians will be treated to a spectacular view from the city’s most iconic bridge, free to walk, bike, and play without car traffic.

The full route will run along Bloor Street from Dufferin Street to Hampton Avenue, and along Yonge Street from Bloor Street to Queen Street. The program begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m.

“We’re thrilled to have Open Streets TO cross the viaduct and come east to the Danforth,” said Paula Fletcher, Councillor, Ward 30. “The Danforth is one of our City's most vibrant neighbourhoods, and I know our community will embrace this bold, unique, and inclusive event.”

The route expansion means that this Sunday’s instalment of Open Streets TO will be the most expansive to date. ‘Activity Hubs’ will be placed the full length of the route, hosted by local businesses and organizations, and inviting Torontonians to participate. Some organizations participating this Sunday include the National Ballet School of Canada, the Invictus Games, the Native Youth Resource Centre, and the Royal Conservatory of Music.

“Open Streets has seen tremendous support from both the city and the community,” said Emily Munroe, Co-Chair, Open Streets TO. “This expansion is an important step towards our vision of a truly expansive community-oriented recreation program, accessible to everyone who lives in and around Toronto.”

 

                                                     

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Take Back George Street

 

Take Back George Street!

Saturday

10 September 2016

12 – 2 pm

291 George Street

 Everyone is Welcome

 Live Music

Food & Drink

Toronto Zoo Touch Table

 

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Another Opportunity to Comment on the Toronto Ward Boundary Review

 

The Toronto Ward Boundary Review (TWBR) team is seeking feedback from the public, stakeholders and Members of City Council on information presented in the TWBR Additional Information Report

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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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