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Participatory Budget Pilot Project Update

Over the past few months, the Oakridge Community has been meeting to decide how they would like to spend $250,000 to improve the community.  Several ideas were brought forward and short listed to determine which projects are feasible for the area.  The following projects and their estimated costs are on the 2017 ballot…
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Cavalcade of Lights

The Cavalcade of Lights at Nathan Phillips Square is an annual holiday tradition featuring the first illumination of Toronto’s official Christmas Tree, a spectacular fireworks show and a skating party on the iconic outdoor rink. This year the event takes place on Saturday, November 25th starting at 7:00 p.m. and running until 10:00 p.m.
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November E-Newsletter

Dear Friends & Neighbours, November is a time to remember and honour those who fought for our country and our freedom. Remembrance Day is an opportunity for all of us to recognize the sacrifices made by so many Canadians in service to our country.  Join members of the Scarborough community at the…
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Light Up The Crossroads

Join the Crossroads of the Danforth BIA on Friday, November 24th for an evening of music, lights and festive cheer! Festivities start at 5:30 pm, the tree lighting at 6:30 pm at the corner of Danforth Rd and Danforth Ave. For more information follow the Crossroads BIA on Twitter @CrossroadsBIA,…
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Oakridge Pumpkin Parade

Come out on Wednesday, November 1st for Friends of Oakridge Park's Third Annual Pumpkin Parade in Oakridge Park.  Bring your jack o’ lanterns out for one last appearance as we line the neighbourhood pumpkins up throughout the park. The fun starts at 6pm so show up with the Jack o’ lanterns just…
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Workforce Development Month

Throughout October, the City of Toronto will be hosting activities for job seekers and employers as well as events to showcase some of the City's initiatives and partnerships with employers and community partners. The City of Toronto is helping people find jobs and helping employers secure the skilled employees they need. The Workforce…
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  Fire Prevention Week October 8th-14th

Did you know that roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep?  By having working smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and a home fire escape plan, Toronto Fire Services seeks to help keep residents avoid  death or injury from fires. Fire…
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InnovateTO150 Showcase

Are you a student-led start-up or have an innovative idea? ...then the InnovateTO150 Showcase is for you! In honour of Canada’s 150th Birthday, the City of Toronto is collaborating with OCAD University, Ryerson University, University of Toronto,York University, and Universities Canada to showcase the best of Toronto’s next generation of change-makers, innovators and entrepreneurs. A 1 day showcase,…
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Kennedy Station- Elevator Overhaul

TTC will be overhauling the elevators at Kennedy Station and replacing key components including pistons, main controller and pumps. Effective October 2, 2017, the elevator servicing customers between the Line 2 Subway Platform and the mezzanine level will be out of service until early January 2018. Effective January 2018, the elevator…
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Elevate Toronto

Elevate Toronto was an opportunity to promote Toronto’s large and growing innovation and technology sector which is creating many jobs across our City.  As the City’s Advocate for the Innovation Economy Portfolio I was very involved in Elevate Toronto including speaking, presentations on innovation and technology issues and panel discussions. …
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Nuit Blanche 2017- Art all night long!

Toronto's free all-night contemporary art event, the magic of Nuit Blanche Toronto returns from sunset to sunrise on    September 30th ,  2017.  Experience Toronto transformed by artists for one night only, all night long. For a list of art projects, an event map, and more visit nbto.com!
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Invictus Games

As many of you know, Toronto is the host city for the 2017 Invictus Games.  The Invictus Games were initiated by Prince Harry and are an international sporting event for wounded, ill and injured servicemen and women.  The Invictus Games bring the power of sport and competition to help with…
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Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Many of you will have noticed that preliminary work has commenced on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.  This large transit project will be constructed over the next few years and includes the renewal of Kennedy Subway Station.  Unfortunately, during the construction period there will be effects on Eglinton Avenue East as…
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Birchmount Road Renewal

Residents who live along Birchmount Road will have received notices indicating that the street is to be fully renewed from St. Clair Avenue East to Eglinton Avenue East.  As you will know last year Toronto Water undertook extensive work along the street to upgrade water infrastructure serving homes in the…
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Golden Mile Secondary Plan Community Advisory Panel

As you may know, the City of Toronto Planning Division (Scarborough) is undertaking a very thorough review of the current and potential land use along the Golden Mile (Eglinton Avenue East).  This is the result of coming changes, including significantly the Eglinton Crosstown LRT which will soon begin construction along…
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Great Explorations- UTSC Speaker Series

The University of Toronto Scarborough will be hosting a series of  FREE academic discussions and lectures examining the evolving role of immigration in Canada and internationally throughout the month of October. These will include comparisons between the U.S. and Canadian immigration systems, looking at the demographic and cultural impact of international…
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