Infrastructure

26 Sep

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 the work proceeds.  We have been working closely with City staff to try as best as possible to minimize the impact of this work.  As you may know this project...

26 Sep

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 area.  While the road was restored on a temporary basis a full renewal is needed. The renewal was scheduled for 2018 however I worked with City staff and had this...

11 Jan

Red Light Camera Update

As you are aware, the City has been operating the Red Light Camera (RLC) Program since 1998 and has seen significant safety benefits at intersections where cameras are used. The number of angle collisions (those most indicative of red light running) causing death, serious injury or property damage have been reduced by over 60 percent since the program’s inception. There will be four new Red Light Cameras (RLC) installed at signalized intersections in Ward 35 as part of the new five year contract...

09 Jun

Scarborough Bicycle Hub Launch

Join Scarborough Cycles for the launch of Ward 35’s Bicycle Hub on Saturday, June 18th from 12-2 p.m. at AccessPoint on the Danforth. Come out for a ribbon cutting, bicycle safety checks, a mini bike rodeo, and fun activities for the kids! A group ride to Rosetta McClain Gardens has been organized for 2p.m. ...

23 Jun

Hydro Overhead – Project Brimorton – McCowan (E12679)

Toronto Hydro is working to improve the reliability of the electricity system in our community. The project is expected to begin by early July 2015 with an approximate completion date of late November 2015. The boundaries include Brimorton Drive (North), McCowan Road (East), Danforth Road (South), and Victoria Park Avenue (West). If you have any questions, please contact the Toronto Hydro PowerUp office at 416-542-3366 or capitalprojects@torontohydro.com. View Notice from Toronto Hydro ...

15 Feb

Extreme cold temperatures can affect water service in Toronto

How to prevent or thaw frozen water pipes and report watermain breaks With extreme cold temperatures forecast to continue, the City of Toronto is reminding residents to protect the drinking water pipes in their home to prevent them from freezing. There are also a number of steps that residents can take if they have no water and suspect their drinking water pipes are frozen. Extreme cold temperatures can cause soil to expand and contract, applying force to Toronto’s watermain distribution system. Residents are...

30 Jan

Toronto Water Meter Program non-compliance fees

The contractor Neptune has now completed work in our area for the mandatory Water Meter Program–a program initiated to replace and install new automated water metres in every household across Toronto. As part of compliance efforts, those who have not installed the new water meter by July 1st will be charged additional fees. These fees affect customers who have not permitted an automated water meter to be installed on their property. These customers have been contacted at least seven times...

05 Jan

2015 Planned Street Furniture

Each year, I work with City staff to ensure that Ward 35 receives its fair share of City planned installations of street furniture. Additionally, residents can call 311 to make a request for street furniture in their neighbourhood. City staff will begin a study of the request and approve the installation if they find the area is in need. Appealing, well-designed, well-maintained and accessible public spaces are recognized as essential for making our streets safer and promoting a positive community identity....

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