Notice: TTC Subway Emergency Simulation

Notice: TTC Subway Emergency Simulation

On Sunday, January 12 from 4 AM to 7 AM, the TTC and Emergency Response Services will be conducting a Subway Emergency Simulation at Finch Station and the Emergency Subway Exit Building on Church Avenue south of Finch Station. Subway service from Finch Station will begin at 7:56 AM to Lawrence Station.

Starting at approximately 5:45 AM, 300 participants in passenger roles will begin to be evacuated from a train to a place of safety – the Church Avenue Emergency Exit. Activity during this simulation will …

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Notice: Toronto Hydro Electrical Upgrade

Notice: Toronto Hydro Electrical Upgrade

Toroto Hydro is improving the electricity system in Ward 18.

The project area includes Finch Avenue West (North), Senlac Road (East), Sheppard Avenue West (South) and Bathurst Road (West). Expect the work to begin February 2020.

Generally, work on this project will take place Monday to Friday, between 7 AM. and 7 PM. Weekend work may occur.

In order to complete the work in a safe manner, there will be road and sidewalk restrictions within the construction work area. In the event of any parking restrictions, advance notice …

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Willowdale Outdoor Ice Rinks

Willowdale Outdoor Ice Rinks

Story by Stephen Boyle

Looking for something to do when the temperature drops and the snow starts to fly? Why not embrace the winter, get active and have some fun with the kids and your community neighbours. Dust off the skates and take to the ice whenever you want. Outdoor rinks are a great option for those of you looking to get together for a group skate or game of shinny (pick-up hockey).

You don’t pay for ice time and you don’t need to worry about a …

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Metrolinx and TTC Holiday Service 2019

Metrolinx and TTC Holiday Service 2019

Metrolinx is offering early homebound service on Christmas and New Year’s Eve on GO Transit. Also, free late-night service on both GO and UP Express for New Year’s Eve.

Early Homebound Service:

Most GO train lines are running early homebound service on December 24th and 31st.

Some regular afternoon train trips have been replaced with earlier departures.
Check com/holidayservice for details.

Free NYE Late Night Service:

On New Year’s Eve, you can ride GO Transit after 7 PM for free, with extra late-night trains.

Simply board. Don’t tap or buy a ticket …

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Winter Is Coming…To Toronto

Winter Is Coming…To Toronto

Winter is coming…to Toronto.

With the snowy season just around the corner, the City of Toronto is prepping for the challenging season. The City allocates about $90 million a year to deliver Transportation Services winter maintenance program, which includes plowing and salting of roadways, bikeways and sidewalks, in addition to the snow removal and cleaning of windrows.

The delivery of the winter maintenance program every year requires about 1,500 personnel along with approximately 500 road plows, 300 sidewalk plows and 200 salt trucks.

Additionally, the new and improved …

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Road Safety Town Hall Questions

Road Safety Town Hall Questions

Question 1

Are roads in your neighbourhood safe for pedestrians?

All local roads are safe
Local roads (residential) are not safe
Arterial roads are not safe
Both local and arterial roads, are not safe

 

Question 2

Should all students have sidewalks to travel on while walking to school?

Always          B)  Only on busy roads                  C)  Not necessary

 

Question 3

Should the City of Toronto be encouraging more short distance trips to be taken on foot or by bicycle?

A) Yes                        B) No

 

Question 4

How should the City of Toronto Prioritize future Vision Zero safety initiatives?

Focus on …

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Toronto Hydro Overhead Electrical Upgrade

Toronto Hydro Overhead Electrical Upgrade

Please be advised that as a result of construction on Holmes Avenue, Toronto Hydro will be upgrading the overhead electrical cables and installing hydro poles on city-owned property. The project area includes sections of Holmes Avenue between Doris Avenue (East) and Yonge Street (West).

Generally, work on this project will take place Monday to Friday, between 7 AM-7 PM. Weekend work may occur. Work is expected to commence January 2020.

If you have any questions about the upcoming work, please contact Toronto Hydro Customer Operations Team, and …

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City of Toronto Seeks Public Input on Climate Action and Priorities

City of Toronto Seeks Public Input on Climate Action and Priorities

The City of Toronto wants to hear from residents about their ideas on actions and priorities on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the City.

For Willowdale residents, there will be a public meeting held on Oct. 24 from 6:30 to 8:45 PM at North York Memorial Hall (Burgundy Room A), 5110 Yonge St.

You can register here to attend a meeting.

Public input will help inform the 2021 to 2023 plan for the City’s TransformTO climate action strategy. The plan will be presented to Council in …

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Yonge St. Construction Notice

Yonge St. Construction Notice

The City will be repairing the sidewalk and resurfacing sections of the road. The repairs will take place along Yonge Street, from the Highway 401 to Steeles Avenue West. Work may include the closure of individual lanes or entire sections of the road. Work will take place from 7 a.m. on September 30, 2019 to 7 p.m. on October 31, 2019, with work after hours and on weekends as required.

If you have questions about the upcoming work, please contact 311 and quote 19NY-106TU/111TR

Find more about …

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RBC Race for the Kids (Lane Restrictions)

Willowdale residents will want to be aware of road closures this Saturday (Sept. 14) due to RBC’s annual Race for the Kids in support of youth mental health at Sunnybrook.

Beecroft Road will be fully closed from Park Home Avenue to North York Boulevard on Saturday, September 14 from 4:30 to 10:30 AM to accommodate the race formation area.

A series of full, partial and rolling closures to accommodate the race route will impact parts of Yonge Street, Bathurst Street, Finch Avenue and Talbot Road.

For a list of all …

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City of Toronto Seeks Input From Toronto’s Neighbourhood Associations

City of Toronto Seeks Input From Toronto’s Neighbourhood Associations

The City of Toronto wants to explore the relationships between neighbourhood associations, and their relationships with City Council, and how they participate in local and city-wide decision-making.

If you’re a member or coordinator of a neighbourhood or resident network, association or group, the City invites you to attend an upcoming consultation as part of City Council’s Special Committee on Governance.

Neighbourhood associations are invited to:

Provide input via an online survey at toronto.ca/TOgovernance
Drop in to talk with City Staff on these dates:

North York Civic Centre – Main floor, …

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Tips for a Safe & Healthy Summer

Tips for a Safe & Healthy Summer

With the arrival of warmer temperatures, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa is offering up some tips to enjoy summer in a safe and active way during the scorching weather.

Beat the heat

Check on vulnerable groups and loved ones that are at risk, including isolated adults and seniors, people with chronic illnesses, and infants and young children.
Ensure that elderly people, children or pets are not left unattended in a car. Make “look before you leave” a routine whenever you get out of the …

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