METROLINX Notice of Commencement and Public Meeting #2

NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT AND PUBLIC MEETING #2
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CALEDONIA GO STATION
METROLINX - TRANSIT PROJECT ASSESSMENT PROCESS

Metrolinx, an agency of the Province of Ontario, is working to transform the way the region moves by building a fast, convenient and integrated transit network across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) and Simcoe County. Part of this plan is to bring frequent and reliable service to communities along the Barrie rail corridor.

THE PROJECT

Current plans include electrified, two-way, all-day service every minutes to Aurora as well as peak, midday, evening and weekend GO train service to Allandale Waterfront GO Station.  The service increase will be phased in over 10 years while we build additional infrastructure.Caledonia Station

To support this service increase, Metrolinx is proposing a new GO Station on the Barrie rail corridor within the City of Toronto. The Caledonia GO Station will be integrated with the future Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit Station at Eglinton Avenue West and Croham Road (west of Caledonia Road), adding regional connectivity to the Crosstown and the Toronto Transit Commission bus network.

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City Reminds All Road Users to Be Safe During Fall Season

The safety of all road users is a priority for the City of Toronto.

That's why the City is reminding pedestrians, motorists and cyclists to take extra care, especially as we enter the fall season when daylight hours are reduced. Statistics show that during autumn, there is an increase in collisions involving pedestrians.

The City has produced lawn signs that encourage all motorists to drive safely as they travel in our neighbourhoods. To get a lawn sign, call our office at (insert phone number or e-mail address here).

It's critical to be aware of your surroundings at all times when you are travelling. All road users need to remember that safety is everyone's responsibility.

Dick Watts Remembered

Dick Watts Remembered

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Condolence Motion

Moved by: Councillor Cesar Palacio

Seconded by: Mayor John Tory

The Mayor and Members of Toronto City Council are saddened to learn of the passing of Dick Watts at the age of 93 on October 12, 2015.

WattsRecognition_2012-11-28-11-43-49_13As the local City Councillor, I was fortunate to work alongside Dick Watts over the years. In many ways he was my inspiration and strength, along with the hundreds of residents of Regal Heights in Ward 17.

Dick Watts was an inspiration to the residents of Regal Heights for more than three decades. His vision and tireless work have made the neighbourhood the vibrant community that is today.

Everywhere you look you can see his influence: in the friendship and cooperation between residents; in the flowers and shrubs where once there were desolate patches of weeds; in the planter barrels spilling over with seasonal flowers and greenery.

Over the years, he planted trees, removed graffiti, organized community carolling and organized Canada Day processions, annual community clean-up days and art installations. Furthermore, Dick promoted the history and heritage of the area by commemorating Garrison Creek with sidewalk makers, supporting the restoration of the portico at Regal Heights Public School, and hosting annual heritage walking tours.

His constant initiatives on behalf of the local community are extensive, but Dick never called attention to himself.

It is unusual these days to see someone so committed to making a community all that it can be. Dick Watts had become the soul of Regal Heights that made life better for all of those who had the privilege of knowing him.Obit

The City Clerk is requested to convey, on behalf of the Members of Toronto City Council, our sincere sympathy to Dick Watts’ family.

November 3, 2015