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  • September 19, 2020 1:14 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)


    As kids head back to school, it is important you know what

    we have been doing at the TTC to make sure our transit

    system is clean and safe for your children. We are all in

    this together and we want to let you know what changes

    we have made on our end, and also to remind you of

    some steps that you can take.

    The safety of our customers – especially your children –

    remains our priority:

    • If your kids are sick – please keep them home. We

    have signs in all our stations reminding people to stay

    home if they are unwell.

    • We implemented a mandatory face covering policy at

    the beginning of July, which requires everyone to wear

    a face covering or mask if they are able. We know there

    are certain exceptions to this policy, including children

    under two or those with medical conditions who are

    unable to wear a face covering or put on or take off a

    face covering by themselves.

    • We have announcements on all of our buses and in

    all our stations reminding customers that they are

    required to wear a face covering or mask when

    travelling on the TTC.

    • We are disinfecting and cleaning all of our stations,

    buses, streetcars, trains and Wheel-Trans vehicles

    several times a day. We are especially focused on

    common touch and grab points, such as buttons,

    railings, handles and straps.

    • We have installed hand sanitizer dispensers at all of

    our stations and on our streetcars.

    • We have signage posted in all of our stations, including

    markers on the floor and at the fare gates to help people

    enter and exit the station. We also have decals on all

    subway platforms as well as on the seats in our vehicles.

    • We have committed to handing out one million masks to

    our riders. We have employees in our stations handing

    out disposable, one-time-use masks to customers who

    do not have one. This will continue throughout the fall.

    If you have any other questions, visit ttc.ca for more COVID-19 information.



  • September 14, 2020 8:24 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)


    Please follow the link to read Councillor Josh Matlow's current Community Newsletter

    https://joshmatlow.ca/enewsletter/councillor-matlows-city-hall-and-community-update/

  • September 13, 2020 10:00 AM | David McMahon (Administrator)


  • September 07, 2020 1:25 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    CANADA SQUARE REDEVELOPMENT

    Lura Consulting on behalf of Oxford Developments wants the Oriole Park Community to know  that the Canada Square project website is now live and can be accessed at https://canadasquareto.com/.

    The community is encouraged to visit the site to learn about the redevelopment of Canada Square. There are several activities on the “Tell Us Your Ideas!” page which encourage participants to complete to help inform the design team’s master plan development process.

    Most importantly, Lura encourages participants to sign up for the mailing list to get instant updates when new content is added to the website such as community events, new information about the project, and digital feedback tools.

    If members of the community  have any questions or feedback on the website please let Lura know by contacting Alexander Furneaux – Community Engagement Coordinator @ afurneaux@lura.ca.

    Lura  is looking forward to continuing to work with the Oriole Park Community on this revitalization  project for Midtown Toronto.


  • August 31, 2020 11:46 AM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    53 DIVISION COMMUNITY SAFETY

    In the recent months, there has been many concerns about the increase in certain types of crime within the 53 Division Community.

    To help us be available to respond to emergencies, please follow these guidelines for calling police.

    - Emergencies call 9-1-1

    - To report crimes that are non emergency or pose no immediate threat to your safety, please call 416-808-2222.

    - Please refer to our website for the online self reporting we call CORE.

    www.torontopolice.on.ca/core

    - For Noise Complaints, found needles, animal complaints please call the city at #311.

    We appreciate your cooperation to help keep everyone safe.


  • August 21, 2020 9:19 AM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Line 1: Finch to St Clair weekend closure August 22 and 23

    There will be no subway service on Line 1 between Finch and St Clair stations on Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23, 2020 for track work.

    Shuttle buses will operate.

    North York Centre Station and Davisville Station will be closed. All other stations will remain open for the purchase of PRESTO fares and connection to Line 4 and surface routes.

    At York Mills Station, the Old York Mills Road entrance will be closed. Customers are advised to use the other station entrances located in the York Mills Centre, Yonge Corporate Centre, and at the corner of Yonge Street and Wilson Avenue.

    At Lawrence Station, the automatic entrances at Ranleigh Avenue and Bedford Park Avenue will also be closed. Customers are advised to use the entrances at Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue.



  • August 15, 2020 10:20 AM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Upcoming Utility Work at Edith Drive and Eglinton Avenue West August 22, 2020

    What Work is Taking Place?


    As early as Saturday August 22, 2020, utility works will take place on Eglinton Avenue West, east of Edith Drive, to facilitate ongoing catch basin installations and connections. This work is part of the construction of the new Eglinton Connects Streetscape and Cycle Track, which will be implemented continuously from Avenue Road to Holly Street. For more information on the City of Toronto's Eglinton Connects Streetscape and Cycle Track Design, visit www.toronto.ca/eglinton.

    To perform this work safely, crews will be required to temporarily occupy the westbound lane on Eglinton Avenue West, east of Edith Drive. Eglinton Avenue West will be reduced one lane only, alternating traffic in each direction, while this work takes place. Work will begin as early as 7:00 a.m. and take approximately six (6) hours to complete. Traffic control personnel and/or a Paid Duty Officer will be present during this work.  
     

    What to Expect

    Noise from construction activity, including trucks, breaking of concrete and asphalt, utility work, and use of heavy equipment can be expected. Staging of construction vehicles and trucks will take place within work zones and traffic tapers. Traffic barrels, fencing, signage, and other equipment will be erected to delineate the work zone.

    Hours of Work

    • As early as Saturday August 22, 2020
    • Work will begin as early as 7:00 a.m. and is expected to take approximately six (6) hours to complete
    • This work may be rescheduled due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances

    Pedestrian Details

    • No changes to pedestrian routes are expected as a result of this work

    Traffic Details

    • The westbound lane on Eglinton Avenue, east of Edith Drive, will be temporarily occupied, while this work takes place
    • Eglinton Avenue will be reduced to one lane only, alternating traffic in each direction, while this work takes place
    • Paid Duty Officers will be present while work takes place
    • Travel delays are expected with the Crosstown construction; please allow extra time for your journey
    • Traffic will be extra heavy at peak periods during the Crosstown construction. When possible, please travel during the off-peak period between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

    Stay Informed


    Sign up for e-mail updates at www.thecrosstown.ca/sign-up or download the Crosstown traffic app to get real-time traffic and transit information for the Eglinton corridor.

     

    Disponible en français.

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

    Please support your local businesses during construction.


  • August 15, 2020 10:19 AM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    UPDATED
    Concrete Pours at Chaplin Station Tertiary Entrance
    July to September 2020

    What Work is Taking Place?

    Five concrete pours will take place at the Chaplin Station Tertiary Entrance site between July and September 2020.  The concrete will form walls in the station’s concourse level. A concrete pump will be placed within the work zone on the south side of Eglinton Avenue West, west of Russell Hill Road and several concrete trucks will deliver concrete to the site each hour.  Each pour will take approximately five (5) to 14 hours to complete.

    Hours of Work

    • Concrete pours are scheduled for the following dates, beginning as early as 5:00 a.m. for five (5) – 12 hours:
      • July 27, 2020
      • August 4, 2020  August 5, 2020
      • August 18, 2020  August 15, 2020
      • August 28, 2020  August 17, 2020
      • September 23, 2020
    • This activity is weather-dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances

    Work Area Map

    What to Expect

    • Noise from concrete pumps and trucks
    • Truck traffic in the vicinity of the work zone

    Traffic & Pedestrian Details

    • Traffic control personnel will be present to assist with truck entry and egress
    • There is no change to the current traffic configuration and pedestrian routes associated with this work
    • Chaplin Cres and the Chaplin-Russell Hill laneway will remain closed until July 31, 2020 The laneway reopened August 1, 2020
    • Travel delays are expected with the Crosstown construction. Please allow extra time for your journey. Traffic will be extra heavy at peak periods during the Crosstown construction. When possible, please travel during the off-peak period between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

    Transit Information

    • TTC bus route 14 Glencairn is currently on detour to accommodate the ongoing closure of Chaplin Cres
    • The westbound bus will turn right onto Tarlton Rd, left onto Eglinton Ave and continue north on Chaplin Cres
    • The eastbound bus will turn left onto Eglinton Ave, right onto Russell Hill Rd and continue south on Chaplin Cres
    • The TTC is no longer detouring in this area
    • For more information, visit www.ttc.ca

    Stay Informed


    Sign up for e-mail updates at www.thecrosstown.ca/sign-up or download the Crosstown traffic app to get real-time traffic and transit information for the Eglinton corridor.

     

    Disponible en français.

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

    Please support your local businesses during construction.


  • August 09, 2020 10:54 AM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Community Engagement Session

    Due to COVID-19 and the rapid need to create physical distancing in the shelter system, our typical engagement process (which focuses on communication and integration of new sites, not the location of new sites) was not possible until now. In an effort to practice physical distancing to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and promote collective well-being, this Information Session will be online and phone-in.

    Date: August 19, 2020
    Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
    How to join: The link to the online session and the call-in number will be available on this page one hour before the session is set to begin. The session will be recorded and available after. Residents are encouraged to send in questions in advance of the session by contacting Swerhun Inc. – the designated Community Engagement Facilitator.


  • August 09, 2020 10:32 AM | David McMahon (Administrator)
    Josh Matlow shared a post.

    July 22

    ‪Work has now begun on constructing the “Lost Stations” on the Beltline Trail! We’re making improvements to our beloved linear park, creating age-friendly places to rest while celebrating the story of the railroad that once had stations throughout our midtown neighborhoods.‬

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    This Toronto trail is getting new platforms where old train stations used to be

    The Belt Line Railway was a small blip in Toronto train history: the commuter rail service, which was built in 1892, only operated for about 28 months after all. 

    But the pedestrian trail that runs over it today, the Beltline Railpath, will honour its train track past with a new project called Lost Stations.

    Lost Stations will introduce three resting areas to the Railpath in honour of three historic stations that once sat along the track. 

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    Lost Stations will bring three new public art platforms to the Beltline Railpath. Photo via City of Toronto.

    More than 20 stations sat along the railway before the depression in 1893, but Lost Stations will focus on those which used to exist in Ward 12, on the Kay Gardner portions of the Railpath: Eglinton Station, Upper Canada Station, and Yonge Street Station.

    "The Beltline ‘Lost Stations’ Project is a way to highlight the trail’s railway history and the communities it runs through, and to enhance and bring a sense of place to the trail for future generations," said Ward 12 Councillor Josh Matlow in a statement. 

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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