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  • 25 Oct 2018 4:19 PM | Heather Harris (Administrator)

    View this email in your browser  | October 25, 2018

    Metrolinx is building the Eglinton Crosstown, Toronto’s new 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue with a central 10 km underground section. The Crosstown will connect Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy Road in the east, and the new service will be up to 60% faster than the bus service today. With 25 stations and stops and connections to 3 TTC subway stations, 54 local bus routes, 3 GO Transit lines and the UP Express, the Crosstown will improve travel times and change the way we move through the heart of the city.

    Intersection Closure at Chaplin Station

    What Work is Taking Place?

     

    As early as October 31, crews will conduct a closure of Chaplin Crescent between Eglinton Avenue West and Spadina Road in order to complete piles and decking installation.  Due to the location of the piles at station headwall in the middle of the intersection, Chaplin Crescent must be closed to vehicular traffic while this work takes place, TTC and emergency vehicles excepted.  One lane of traffic on Eglinton Avenue West will be maintained in each direction.

    This work will take approximately three (3) weeks to complete. Upon completion, a new traffic stage will be implemented.
     

    Timing

    •  As early as October 31, 2018 for approximately three (3) weeks
    • 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Monday through Sunday


    Construction Staging

    What to Expect

    • Chaplin Cres will be closed between Spadina Rd and Eglinton Ave W
    •  Access for TTC, emergency services vehicles, and local access will be maintained
    • A concrete deck will be installed over top of the work area upon completion
    • Road users can expect delays when travelling through the intersection
    • This work may be rescheduled or delayed due to unforeseen circumstances or inclement weather

     

    Thank you for your patience as we work to build this important project.

    Please support your local businesses during construction.

    For more information about Chaplin Station please contact:

    Kyle Reaburn
    West Community Office
    1848
    Eglinton Ave West
    416-782-8118

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    Metrolinx

    660 Eglinton Avenue East

    1848 Eglinton Avenue West

    Toronto, ON M4G 2K2

    Canada


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  • 26 Sep 2018 4:04 PM | Heather Harris (Administrator)

    The field at the playground of Oriole Park PS is certainly a tempting place to allow your family dog to run and play, however it is prohibited to do so.

    We know that there are few city sanctioned dog parks nearby, but as responsible owners, we must make every effort to utilize these facilities, and not the neighbourhood schoolyards.

    It is a hygiene issue, as not all owners are diligent at cleaning up after their pets, and it is also an issue of shared space for the community.  This yard is utilized after hours by permitted sporting events, as well as residents who enjoy the facilities for their children. 

    Please be mindful of your neighbours and do the right thing.  Go to the dog park, not the school yard. 

  • 6 Sep 2018 9:27 PM | Heather Harris (Administrator)

  • 5 Jul 2018 3:48 PM | Heather Harris (Administrator)

     Full Intersection Closures at Chaplin Station for Wet Utilities Relocation


    What Work is Taking Place?
    • Crews will conduct six (6) consecutive closures of the intersection of Chaplin Crescent and Eglinton Avenue West over several weekends beginning Friday, July 6, 2018, in order to complete deep wet utilities relocation work in the middle of the intersection.  Through access on Chaplin Crescent will be closed.  Through access on Eglinton Avenue West will be maintained. This work will be completed in three phases (pictured below).
    Work will be conducted on a 24-hour basis during each closure to minimize the number of closures required.  Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.  At the end of each closure, the road will be plated and traffic will be restored overtop.
    Closures will begin at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and end at 5:00 a.m. on Mondays.
     

    What to Expect
    • Overnight noise from construction activity can be expected
    • Overnight site lighting can be expected
    Pedestrian Details
    • Pedestrian crossings will be maintained, please follow on-site signage.
    Traffic Details
    • No through access on Chaplin Crescent at Eglinton Avenue West
    • Work will be completed in three (3) phases with east-west access on Eglinton Avenue maintained.
    • Vehicles traveling southbound on Chaplin Crescent, north of Eglinton Avenue will not have access to Eglinton Avenue.
    • Vehicles traveling northbound on Chaplin Crescent, south of Eglinton Avenue must turn onto Eglinton Avenue
    • Access for emergency services vehicles, TTC and local access will be maintained
    • Road users can expect delays when traveling through the intersection

     

     

    Thank you for your patience as we work to build this important project.

    Please support your local businesses during construction.

    For more information about Chaplin Station, please contact:
    West Community Office
    1848 Eglinton Avenue West
    416-782-8118


             
     

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    You are receiving the Eglinton Crosstown e-blast because you signed up through our online form, or participated in one of our community events and indicated you would like to receive these e-updates. Our email list is only used by the Eglinton Crosstown Community Office for information about project events, initiatives and construction updates. It is not sold or provided to any other party for their use, nor to market our services or products.

    Our mailing address is:
    Metrolinx
    660 Eglinton Avenue East
    1848 Eglinton Avenue West
    Toronto, ON M4G 2K2
    Canada

     

     

     

     

     

  • 15 Jun 2018 9:06 AM | Heather Harris (Administrator)

    UNSAFE ROAD CROSSING AT ORIOLE PKWY AND COLLEGE VIEW

    Please read and vote to support our proposed changes:

    https://goo.gl/forms/YQQVYUPVhmfnu6qe2

     

    Dear Neighbours on Oriole Parkway and in Chaplin Estates,

    As you may have seen, the crosswalk at Oriole Pkwy at College View Ave is not a

    safe crossing for our children or ourselves. Time and time again, cars fly through

    the crosswalk when the lights are flashing when pedestrians are in the crosswalk.

    At our request, a police officer came to the area one morning this spring. He

    pulled 2 cars over for speeding and 2 cars over for going through the lights when

    pedestrians were waiting and the crosswalk lights were flashing. These

    infractions were within a 30 min window on a random weekday morning.

    The Oriole Park Association (OPA), represents residents in our area, has

    established a Standing Committee of the OPA to address this important traffic

    safety issue and to convince the city to remove the crosswalk and put a

    permanent 3-way stop at Oriole Pkwy and College View Ave. This committee

    includes Paul and Andrew Goldberg and Ann Tebo (residents on the east corners

    of Oriole Pkwy and Anderson Ave).

    On Tuesday, May 29 th we all met with City Councillor, Josh Matlow and he’s in

    agreement that changing to a 3-way stop sign will make crossing Oriole Pkwy

    much safer for residents. But to make this change happen, he needs the

    community’s support. So, we are circulating this petition and asking you to

    please voice your support by selecting Yes on this google form and including your

    name and the street you live on: https://goo.gl/forms/YQQVYUPVhmfnu6qe2 .

    If you have any questions or concerns please contact the OPA at oriole.safety@gmail.com , or Ann Tebo at annvh22@hotmail.com .

    We sincerely thank you for your support.

    David McMahon – President OPA

    For Members of the Standing Committee of the Oriole Park Association

  • 24 May 2018 8:00 AM | Heather Harris (Administrator)

    Please consider completing the following surveys.  The results will be communicated directly to our local city councilor, Josh Matlow, and to Metrolinx.

     

    Metrolinx Construction Survey:

    https://goo.gl/forms/xcKQhuz15c8uSpsN2

     

    Chaplin Estates Residents Survey:

    https://goo.gl/forms/FmwjJlUnrGNdKzNM2

  • 11 May 2018 9:44 AM | Heather Harris (Administrator)

    The Oriole Park Association was in attendance on May 10th for a community consultation with the Times Group who is proposing a 35 and 24 two tower development on the old LCBO site at Davisville and Yonge.

     https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1385800

     

  • 8 May 2018 4:47 PM | Heather Harris (Administrator)

    Yonge Street will be closed in Chaplin Estates between 4:30am and 11:30am.  Please go to www.sportinglife10k.ca for more information  

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNITY ISSUES

As we all know our neighbourhood is subject to serious development pressure, and development issues have occupied much of the board’s time. Among these issues are:

Community Development Committee of Adjustment – Single Family Homes

The OPA keeps a close eye on applications for home renovations and tear- downs in our neighbourhood.

We receive details about applications from the Committee including a description of the proposed changes and the deadline for submitting to the committee. We forward information about homes in our area to a special email list. You can subscribe here: Oriole Park Association - Committee of Adjustment notices.

Metrolinx – Eglinton LRT

The OPA is involved in the ongoing process of the development of the new Light Rail Transit line in our area.

One major concern for the community is that Eglinton Avenue is to have restricted lanes westbound between Oriole Parkway and Braemar Avenue for the construction of the Avenue Road Station.

The proposals as detailed below will last until 2021.

The businesses on the north side will have very restricted access and visibility.

The second concern is that Metrolinx in their initial proposal wished to ‘clear cut’ the area on the south side of the North Toronto Community Center between the eastern driveway and the western boundary beside the ‘Art Barn’ building. The area is to be used for storage and construction vehicles

The OPA community involvement is:

  • We attend meetings on behalf of the membership and community as well as sit on a ‘working group’ Chaired by Councillor Cristin Carmichael-Greb (Ward 16) and as supported by our Councillor Josh Matlow ( Ward 22).
  • The working group is comprised of elected officials; Senior City of Toronto Staff including Metrolinx and Crosslinx staff. The local residents associations are represented by the Eglinton Avenue Road Community Association: the Eglinton Park Ratepayers Association as well as the OPA.
  • We will provide updates via our Twitter and Facebook Accounts as well our email subscribers as they come available.


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