Weekend event with road closures in Toronto

News Release

April 27, 2016

City of Toronto co-ordinating road closures, improving infrastructure during busy construction season

A special event in Toronto this weekend – the Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon – will involve some road closures on Sunday. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy this event. Businesses in the areas affected are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles.

Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents.

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Crossing Guard Position

Job Classification Title CROSSING GUARD
Division Policy, Planning, Finance & Administration
Section PPF&A Program Support
Work Location Osler St. Railway crossing (north of Dupont St)
Job Stream Children, Community & Social Services
Job Type Temporary, Part-Time
Salary/Rate $11.67 - $14.15 / Hour
Hours of Work (bi-weekly) 2.67 hours per day (subject to change)
Shift Information Monday - Friday
Affiliation Non-union
Posting Date January 13, 2016
Expiry Date  
Number of Positions Open 1


Job Description


School Crossing Guards are an integral and important part of the community. These highly dedicated men and women work every school day to protect and assist children across busy crossings.


Major Responsibilities:

·         Assist elementary school children in crossing railway tracks at the Osler Street level crossing.

·         Wear mandatory safety equipment supplied by the City of Toronto.

·         Must be punctual and stay for the entire scheduled shift time.

·         Apply safety precautions and procedures in the performance of duties in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act policies of the City of Toronto.

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Observational skills and alertness.
  2. The ability to endure varying weather conditions.
  3. The ability to understand and follow instructions (written and oral).
  4. The ability to stand for an extended period of time.
  5. The ability to carry and raise a stop paddle.
  6. The ability to actively supervise children while crossing.

You must also have:

  • A good sense of judgment to be able to determine timing for safe crossing of railway tracks, where mechanical gates and signal flashers are present and engaged.
  • A courteous demeanour and the ability to deal with children, pedestrians, schools and the public.


  • Candidates will be required to pass a Vulnerable Sector Screening check prior to being hired for this position.
  • City of Toronto, PPF&A Crossing Guards work 2.67 hours per day (subject to change).

City of Toronto co-ordinating road closures, improving infrastructure during busy construction season

News Release

April 26, 2016

City of Toronto co-ordinating road closures, improving infrastructure during busy construction season

The City of Toronto will be co-ordinating road closures as it performs significant construction work on the City's roads, sewers and watermains this year to improve Toronto's aging infrastructure for all users.

In 2016, the City will be investing more than $550 million to maintain and upgrade its infrastructure including $263 million on roads, expressways and bridges, $227 million on sewers and watermains and $71 million on basement flooding protection.

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Earthquake victims remembered at Ecuadorian art exhibition launch

Earthquake victims remembered at Ecuadorian art
exhibition launch

TORONTO, April 25, 2016 /CNW/ -Mayor John Tory was joined by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Ward 17 Davenport), MPP Cristina Martins, the Consul General of Ecuador in Toronto, Rolando Vera Rodas, and members of Toronto's Ecuadorian community this evening to collectively remember those affected by the recent earthquake in Ecuador.

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Ecuadorians to be acknowledged at art exhibition’s launch event at Toronto City Hall

Media Advisory    

April 25, 2016 

Ecuadorians to be acknowledged at art exhibition's launch event at Toronto City Hall

Toronto Mayor John Tory and Councillor Cesar Palacio (Ward 17 Davenport) will join Ecuador's Canadian Ambassador, Nicolas Trujillo-Newlin, and the Consul General of Ecuador in Toronto, Rolando Vera Rodas, at today's launch event for the annual Ecuadorian art exhibition. The event will also give the participants an opportunity to express condolences in honour of the victims and survivors of Ecuador's recent severe earthquake.

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Cleaner Neighbourhoods Starts With Community Clean-Up Day


Spring is the best time to do a cleanup, and on Saturday April 23, 2016, beginning at 10:00 a.m. please help keep our neigbourhoods clean by participating in the City-wide Community Clean-up Day. Residents, community groups, business organizations, and schools are being encouraged to help clean up a small area of your neighbourhood or a park.

Community Clean-Up Day is an easy way to get many people involved and thinking about the environment. And when community members get involved in cleaning their neighbourhoods, parks and open spaces, they are less likely to litter and are more likely to keep it clean! 

A number of community groups will be gathering throughout our Ward tomorrow to help us clean the waste that accumulated during the winter months.

Regal Heights Residents' Association
Friends of Earlscourt Park
Northcliffe Village Residents’ Association
Pelham Park Going Green

A big thank you to everyone involved.


City of Toronto asks road users to take extra care on roads in residential neighbourhoods

News Release

April 18, 2016

City of Toronto asks road users to take extra care on roads in residential neighbourhoods

The City of Toronto is urging all road users – pedestrians, cyclists and drivers – to be extra careful on roads in residential neighbourhoods. Awareness of one another is especially important with spring here and more people walking and cycling on local streets.

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Ecuador Earthquake

1. Canada helps Ecuador flyer

Here's How You Can Help

Embassy of Ecuador
Interact e-Transfer
Bank: Royal Bank of Canada
Name: 0006-003-1025212 Earthquake-Ec
Contact Method: E-Mail Address embassy@embassyecuador.ca
Notify By: Email
Security Question (To ask recipient): County receiving the donation
Security Answer: Ecuador
Re-enter Answer: Ecuador

Canadian Red Cross
Canadians are encouraged to support people affected by this disaster by making a donation to the Canadian Red Cross Ecuador Earthquake Appeal at www.redcross.ca or by calling 1-800-418-1111