You are invited to attend the TTC’s seventh annual Public Forum on Accessible Transit Services.

When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Exhibit Hall, Exhibition Place – 180 Princes’ Boulevard (map).

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The Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto’s grand parade on Saturday will involve a road closure along the waterfront.

Lake Shore Boulevard will be closed in both directions from Colborne Lodge Drive to Strachan Avenue from Saturday, August 2 at 12:01 a.m. until Sunday, August 3 at 6 a.m.

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A number of the City’s attractions and recreational sites that will be open for residents and visitors to enjoy on Simcoe Day – Monday, August 4.

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The Centre for City Ecology is hosting the seventh annual YIMBY (Yes In My Backyard) Festival at University of Toronto Schools.

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The City of Toronto and Toronto Police Service are kicking off a public education campaign and bylaw blitz encouraging residents to keep their dogs on a leash except when in the City’s 57 leash-free parks.

In Toronto, all dogs must be kept on a leash whenever they are on any property other than their owner’s – unless they are in designated “leash-free” areas.

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Several special events in Toronto this weekend involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events.

In addition to road closures related to special events, a significant amount of road work is taking place in the city. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations.

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You are invited to attend a community meeting to provide your views on a proposal for a Raptors Practice Facility to be located in Lot 6 (on the north side of Medieval Times) on the grounds of Exhibition Place.

When: Monday, August 11, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: 200 Princes’ Boulevard (map) Fountainblu, Queen Elizabeth Building – Exhibition Place

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The construction of June Callwood Park and much needed green space in the Fort York neighbourhood is well underway with an expected opening in early October 2014.

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The Northumberland Playground improvements are almost complete and the playground is now scheduled to re-open well in advance of the expected September completion date.

Barring any unforeseen issues, children and parents will be able to enjoy the new play space before Friday, August 1.

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Improvements to Christie Pits are coming in 2015, and in the meantime the planning and state-of-good-repair work for the artificial ice rink area is slated to commence in late 2014.

Staff are working closely with Parks, Forestry and Recreation to ensure that impacts to programming and operations of the rink are minimized.

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On July 21, I submitted a letter to the Toronto Transit Commission urging them to consider the creation of a new express bus route that would help address the needs of residents in the Liberty Village and Niagara neighbourhood.

See my letter to the Toronto Transit Commission below and here.

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From Saturday, July 26 at 7:00am to Monday, July 28 before 6:00am, Metrolinx will be shifting tracks between the Queen Street West and King Street West rail bridges.

The tracks are being shifted to install new ballast mats underneath the rail bed which will reduce train vibrations.

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