City of Toronto Press Conference – Ecuadorian Earthquake

News Release

April 18, 2016

City of Toronto Press Conference - Ecuadorian Earthquake

On Saturday, the 7.8-magnitude quake struck off Ecuador's Pacific coast, 170 kilometers northwest of the nation’s capital, Quito. Hundreds of casualties, thousands injured, tens of thousands homeless –leaving behind massive destruction on what was known as the most beautiful beaches along “La Ruta Del Sol” … death and destruction dominates the scenery along costal cities of  Manta, Portoviejo, Pedernales. Quito the nation's capital and Guayaquil the country’s main port didn’t escape the shadow of death.

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2016 Compost Giveaway & Environment Day

Once again, this year I will be hosting a number of FREE community compost days around the entire Ward.   For you convenience, simply click on any GREEN (1 to 11) circle on the interactive map below to see when compost will be in or close to your area.  A complete list of dates and locations can be found here

It's an excellent way to encourage composting, set a good example, and green the neighbourhood.  The compost is purchased by my office and provided for FREE to constituents of Ward 17.  The Community Environment Day will be June 25, 2016 at Loretto College School parking lot - 151 Rosemount Avenue from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Golf season kicks off at City of Toronto courses

News Release

April 14, 2016

Golf season kicks off at City of Toronto courses

It's tee-off time at City of Toronto golf courses. All five courses open tomorrow, Friday, April 15, weather permitting, and offer early bird rates. Located on beautiful parklands, Toronto's courses are all affordable, high quality and TTC-accessible. 

Open to golfers of all skill levels, each of the five courses has its own unique characteristics and offer something for everyone.

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Prescribed burn in Toronto’s High Park scheduled for Friday

News Release

April 8, 2016

City of Toronto hosts meetings for public input on recommendations from the Mayor's Task Force on Toronto Community Housing

The Mayor's Task Force on Toronto Community Housing has made recommendations to address ongoing social and financial pressures at the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC). A series of meetings are scheduled to provide additional information on the City's process and to receive input from the public on the recommendations. Senator Art Eggleton, Task Force Chair, will attend the first meeting on Monday night in Scarborough.

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City of Toronto hosts meetings for public input – Mayor’s Task Force on Toronto Community Housing

News Release

April 8, 2016

City of Toronto hosts meetings for public input on recommendations from the Mayor's Task Force on Toronto Community Housing

The Mayor's Task Force on Toronto Community Housing has made recommendations to address ongoing social and financial pressures at the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC). A series of meetings are scheduled to provide additional information on the City's process and to receive input from the public on the recommendations. Senator Art Eggleton, Task Force Chair, will attend the first meeting on Monday night in Scarborough.

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Toronto Hydro – Handwell Replacement Project (Ward 17)

April 8, 2016

Dear Valued Customer,

Re: Important Notice - Handwell Replacement ProjectMap

Toronto Hydro is in the process of replacing and removing the handwells in your community. A handwell is an underground unit that contains wiring for infrastructure such as street lighting and traffic lights. These upgrades are necessary to ensure that our equipment is operating safely and in a reliable manner.

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Snow Clearing Updates – Apr 4 2016 – 11:30 am

Forecast as of 11:30 am:
Snow ends by 8 a.m.with an additional 1 to 3 cm possible. Dry, fair but unseasonably cold conditions are expected Monday, Monday night and Tuesday. Light snow develops near dawn Wednesday and accumulates 3 to 6 cm before changing to rain by late afternoon. There is the risk of a brief period of ice pellets/freezing rain during the changeover to rain. -- CF

Summary of Winter Maintenance Activities
As of 11:30 am on Monday,  April  4, 2016

Arterial Roads
All salters were deployed at 7:15 p.m. on Sunday April 3rd – approx.. 12.45 a.m.
Monday April 4th a second round of salt was completed 6:30 a.m.
A third round of salt was depoloyed at 6:30 a.m. – completed @ approx. 11:00 a.m.
Fourth round of salt deployed - approx. 2:00 p.m.

Collector Roads
Salters deployed of salt @ 9:15 pm Sunday April 3rd – approx.. 12:45a.m.
Second round of salt deployed @ 2:30 a.m April 4th – approx.. 6:30 a.m.
Third round of salt deployed @ 2:00 p.m. - approx 6:30 p.m.

Local Roads
Salters deployed @ 8:30 pm Sunday April 3rd – approx. 2:00 pm Monday April 4, 2016.

Laneways
Salters deployed @ 8:30 pm Sunday April 3rd - Operation to continue until completed

Sidewalks
Crews deployed @ 3:00 a.m. Monday April 4th plough & salt – approx. 5:00 p.m.

Humber Bay Water Front Trail
Salter deployed @ 7:15 p.m. plough & salt – approx. 8:30 p.m
Second round deployed @ 12:45 a.m. April 4th plough & salt – approx. 2:00 a.m.

Bus Stops & Crosswalks
Crews deployed @ 8:00 a.m. – approx. 9:00 p.m.

Seniors
Crews deployed @ 7:00 a.m. – until completed

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Snow Clearing Updates – Apr 4 2016 – 8:00 am

Forecast as of 8:00 am:
Snow ends by 8 a.m.with an additional 1 to 3 cm possible. Dry, fair but unseasonably cold conditions are expected Monday, Monday night and Tuesday. Light snow develops near dawn Wednesday and accumulates 3 to 6 cm before changing to rain by late afternoon. There is the risk of a brief period of ice pellets/freezing rain during the changeover to rain. -- CF

Summary of Winter Maintenance Activities
As of 8:00 am on Monday,  April  4, 2016

Arterial Roads
All salters were deployed at 7:15 p.m. on Sunday April 3rd – approx.. 12.45 a.m.
Monday April 4th a second round of salt was completed 6:30 a.m.
A third round of salt was depoloyed at 6:30 a.m. – opprox. 12:00 noon.

Collector Roads
Salters deployed @ 9:15 pm Sunday April 3rd – approx.. 12:45a.m.
Second round deployed @ 2:30 a.m April 4th – approx.. 6:30 a.m.

Local Roads
Salters deployed @ 8:30 pm Sunday April 3rd – approx. 2:00 pm Monday April 4, 2016.

Laneways
Salters deployed @ 8:30 pm Sunday April 3rd - Operation to continue until completed

Sidewalks
Crews deployed @ 3:00 a.m. Monday April 4th plough & salt – approx. 5:00 p.m.

Humber Bay Water Front Trail
Salter deployed @ 7:15 p.m. plough & salt – approx. 8:30 p.m
Second round deployed @ 12:45 a.m. April 4th plough & salt – approx. 2:00 a.m.

Bus Stops & Crosswalks
Crews deployed @ 8:00 a.m. – approx. 9:00 p.m.

Seniors
Crews deployed @ 7:00 a.m. – until completed

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