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Waterfront Transit "Reset" Phase 2 Study - Public Meeting
The revitalized Queens Quay West in the Central Waterfront.
We invite you to attend an upcoming public meeting for the Waterfront Transit "Reset" Phase 2 Study. Two public meetings have been scheduled - one at a location in the central waterfront and one at a location in the western waterfront. The same information will be available at each meeting. Please choose the location convenient to you.
The City of Toronto, in partnership with the Toronto Transit Commission and Waterfront Toronto, is undertaking a multi-phase Waterfront Transit "Reset" Study. The study involves a comprehensive assessment of needs and options for transit improvements from Long Branch to Woodbine Avenue. Phase 1 was completed in 2016.
The Phase 2 study is undertaking a waterfront network travel demand analysis, and operations analysis, functional design, cost estimates, and comparative evaluations of alternatives for improvements to transit for key areas of the network. The completion of these tasks will help identify and confirm priority areas for implementation.
Join us at one of the following public meeting to learn about and comment on the preliminary results of Phase 2.
Public Meeting Details (West Location)
Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Open House 6:00 pm / Presentation 6:30 pm / Facilitated Open House 7:30 pm
Location: 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, Toronto, ON M8V 4B6 at The Assembly Hall in the Performance Hall (closest major intersection is Lake Shore Boulevard West and Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive)
Map: Click here
Transit: Take the Bloor-Danforth (Line 2) subway to Kipling Station. Then take either the 188 or 44 bus south to the Colonel Samuel Smith Park Loop. Walk north on the east side of Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive to The Assembly Hall. OR Take the 501 Queen (Long Branch) streetcar to Kipling Avenue and walk south on the east side of Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive to The Assembly Hall. Please use the TTC trip planner for additional options.
To keep informed of project updates, visit: www.toronto.ca/waterfronttransit
If you have specific accomodation requirements or would like more information about this project, please contact the project community liaison office.
Niki Angelis, Community Liaison Officer
416-410-3888 ext. 714
For a printable version of this notice, please click here.
K Funk and Lady Ree will present an absolute beginner ukulele and singing workshop in Amos Waites Park. Led by the infamous singing ukulele ladies of Toronto’s TTC Subway, K Funk and Lady Ree, 30 free ukuleles will be provided or participants can bring their own.
K Funk and Lady Ree (also known as individual performing artists Kristin Fung and Sheree Spencer) are the infamous singing ukulele ladies of Toronto’s TTC subway. With infectious cheer and friendly acoustic sounds of the soul, the duet performs in 25 different subway stations in Toronto and has taught more than 200 people in Toronto to Bermuda ages 5 to 65 how to play the ukulele in their free workshop series, Uke Can Sing. K Funk and Lady Ree have performed for Mayor John Tory, Toronto Affordable Housing Office, Tropicana Ltd., Farm to Fork On Common Ground Festival, Living City Health, and have been featured in TV documentaries with CBC News and Rogers TV.
The City of Toronto is asking residents if they think the City should pursue a tax on vacant homes in Toronto. A vacant homes tax is one of a number of initiatives the City is considering to address housing availability and affordability in Toronto. Vacant homes represent a potential source of readily available housing and a tax may encourage owners to rent out vacant units.
The City will also be conducting a public opinion poll to ask residents their thoughts on the potential tax. Staff are expected to report on findings from the consultations later this year.
Residents can share their views on a potential vacant homes tax by completing an online survey at http://www.toronto.ca/VHT
Movie will be shown in Col. Sam Smith Park, adjacent to the Assembly Hall. All are welcome!
Walk the Six West: History on the Humber
On August 5, step into Canadian history along the banks of the Humber River.
Heritage York, in collaboration with partner organizations Swansea Historical Society, West Toronto Junction Historical Society, Etobicoke Historical Society, York Pioneer and Historical Society, and Sunnyside Historical Society, with financial support provided by the Government of Ontario through its Ontario 150 Community Celebration Grant, is pleased to announce the upcoming event, Walk the Six West: History on the Humber.
Join us on Saturday August 5 as we mark Ontario’s 150th anniversary with this FREE and unique outdoor theatrical experience in Étienne Brûlé Park. Walk the paths along the historic Humber River as you encounter many extraordinary Ontarians from our diverse past, hearing them recount and relive their personal stories — and the impact their lives had on the province and country that we all share today.
Join us to hear stories of Ontario history as told by the likes of
Poet and Performer Pauline Johnson
Painter Tom Thomson
Freedom seeker Joshua Glover
Photographer Geraldine Moodie
Father of Confederation Sir William Pearce Howland
Plus a trio of local characters from the Junction
Featuring performances by:
Mixed Company Theatre
For additional information, including where to register for your free tickets, please visit www.pvhs.info/historyonthehumber/ or call (647) 675-1792.
Urbanvessel presents On the Brink, a dance and musical performance celebrating the importance of water in Amos Waites Park. Come explore and learn about our lake shore through citizen science with hands-on art-making in partnership with Great Lakes Commons.
July 81:00 PM (Workshop)
Sept 15, 16 8:00 PM (Performances)
Urbanvessel Performing Arts creates new performance works through interdisciplinary collaboration. Rooted in music and sound, the power of the human voice is at the centre of our creative process. Led by Artistic Director Juliet Palmer and drawing upon the diverse talents of our collaborators, Urbanvessel fuses sound, music, text, imagery and movement. Urbanvessel shares knowledge through community outreach and engagement.
Participants will learn how to use clay, wire, plaster and found objects to create collective art installations.
Ages: For children aged 8-12 with their parents/caregivers.
Dates: July 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21, 2-4 pm
Registration: Please register in person or call 416-394-5330.
Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday at Canada Days at Humber Bay Park West!
The family-friendly event features two stages with a full line-up of exciting performances by award-winning local, national and international artists creating contemporary music influenced by the cultures and communities of the Etobicoke area – Ukrainian, Polish, Filipino, South-Asian, Somali and more.
A hospitality area offering food and beverage will be available for the public throughout the day.
Site-specific dance and multi-arts performances on the water and throughout the green space will highlight the event's location at the mouth of Mimico Creek. The night concludes with a spectacular fireworks display at 10:55 pm.
Canada Days is produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the Province of Ontario’s Ontario150 Program and the Government of Canada.