Monday, June 24, 2019
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Friday, June 21, 2019
About Taddle Creek from Wikipedia
Taddle Creek is a buried stream in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that flowed a southeasterly course about six kilometres long, from St. Clair Avenue west of Bathurst Street through the present site of Wychwood Park, through the University of Toronto, into the Toronto Harbour near the Distillery District. During the 19th century, it was buried and converted into an underground sewer, but traces of the creek can still be found today. The scenic footpath known as Philosopher's Walk follows the ravine created by the creek from the Royal Ontario Museum to Trinity College. is also the name of a Toronto literary magazine and of a local Montessori school.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Preferred Proponent Selected for Davenport Diamond Project
June 17, 2019
TORONTO - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx are pleased to announce Graham Commuter Rail Solutions (GCRS) as the preferred proponent to design, build and finance the Davenport Diamond Rail Grade Separation project, part of Metrolinx's GO Rail Expansion program.
Members of the GCRS team include:
Applicant Lead: Graham Capital Partners LP and Gracorp Capital Ltd.; Graham Construction and Engineering LP
Construction: Graham Construction and Engineering LP
Design: LEA Consulting Ltd. as Design Lead; exp Services Inc.; International Bridge Technologies; Brown & Storey Architects Inc.
Financial Advisor: Graham Capital Partners LP
The selection of GCRS is the result of an open, fair and competitive procurement process overseen by a third party fairness monitor. IO and Metrolinx expect to reach financial close in summer 2019, with construction to begin shortly thereafter.
Scope of work for the project includes:
Construction of a rail grade separation structure between north-south GO Barrie Rail corridor and east-west CP Rail corridor;
Erection of retaining walls forming the approaches of the grade separation structure topped with noise reduction walls to minimize impacts on the community;
Construction of a temporary diversion track to enable construction of a new two-track elevated guideway;
Modification of an existing at-grade crossing at Wallace Avenue to become a road under rail grade separation;
Replacement of Bloor Street West Bridge; and
Construction in an active rail corridor with limited access points and staging and coordination with the Barrie Rail Corridor Expansion Grading project.
For more information:
Thursday, June 13, 2019
|City Hall Hansard: Transcribing City Council Discussions for greater Accessibility and Transparency - by Councillor Brad Bradford, seconded by Councillor Paul Ainslie|
|City Council Decision|
City Council on April 16 and 17, 2019, adopted the following:
1. City Council request the City Clerk to report to the Special Committee on Governance, for consideration as part of the Committee's work plan, on the feasibility of implementing accurate time effective transcription of meetings of City Council and the various committees, boards, agencies and special committees and such report to include:
a. a review of the transcription services used in other jurisdictions, including the Provincial and Federal Governments;
b. the cost of implementing such transcription services;
c. a scan of technologies that could perform accurate time effective transcription services; and
d. an analysis of the equity impact of transcription services.
|Background Information (City Council)|
|Member Motion MM6.15 |
|Motions (City Council)|
|Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)|
Speaker Frances Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM6.15 be referred to the Special Committee on Governance. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.
Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)
Point of Privilege by Councillor Shelley Carroll
Councillor Carroll, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that she did not appreciate being admonished by the Speaker for laughing and that the Member who made the joke should be admonished.
City Council award a contract for Tender Call Number 319-2018 for the construction of the new St. Lawrence Market North Building to The Buttcon Limited/The Atlas Corporation in the amount of $91,800,000 net of all taxes ($93,415,680 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), including all allowances, contingencies, and charges, being the lowest compliant bid in conformance with the Tender requirements.
5. City Council amend Purchase Order Number 6034062 issued to Adamson Associates Architects by an additional amount of $560,142 net of all taxes and charges ($570,000 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), revising the current Purchase Order value from $5,260,000 to $5,820,142 net of all taxes and charges ($5,922,576 net of Harmonized Sales Tax recoveries), for ongoing contract administration services and expertise for the duration of the construction project.
|Background Information (Committee)|
|(April 5, 2019) Report from the Interim General Manager, Facilities Management, and the Chief Purchasing Officer on Redevelopment of St. Lawrence Market North - Construction Contract Award and Amendment to Project Capital Budget |
|(April 19, 2019) Letter from Richard J. Anobile, St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association (GL.New.GL4.07.01) |
(April 18, 2019) Letter from George Milbrandt, St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood Business Improvement Area (GL.New.GL4.07.02)
(April 18, 2019) Letter from Daniel H. Eldridge, St. Lawrence Market Precinct Advisory Committee (GL.New.GL4.07.03)
(April 22, 2019) Letter from Simon Miles (GL.New.GL4.07.04)
(April 22, 2019) Letter from Carol Mark (GL.New.GL4.07.05)
(April 22, 2019) E-mail from Odysseas Gounalakis, Scheffler's Delicatessen and Cheese and St. Lawrence Market Precinct Advisory Committee (GL.New.GL4.07.06)
(April 22, 2019) E-mail from Robert Biancolin (GL.New.GL4.07.07)
(April 23, 2019) Letter from Suzanne Kavanagh, St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association (GL.New.GL4.07.08)
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
We would like to kindly advise you of the full road closure on Dundas St. W. from 2:00 AM on Saturday, June 22, 2019 until 4:00 AM on Sunday, June 23, 2019 due to The Junction 8th Annual Summer Solstice Festival. The area affected is from the east side of High Park Avenue to the west side of Keele Street, and from the east side of Keele St. to the west side of Indian Grove. Keele St. will remain open to traffic.
As a result of this road closure, the entrances onto Dundas St. W. from Pacific Ave., Medland St., Mavety St., Keele St., Heintzman St., and Indian Grove will be blocked off between 5:00 AM on Saturday, June 22, 2019 and 2:00 AM on Sunday, June 23, 2019. Any vehicle parked within this public road closure during this time will be towed at the owner’s expense.
Event Purpose: The Junction 8th Annual Summer Solstice Festival is an event celebrating the beginning of summer and the longest day of the year. It showcases neighbourhood businesses by inviting both local residents and visitors to explore The Junction. This beloved community event includes live music, an art market, food + craft vendors, street performers, and lots of fun for the whole family! We hope you will join us!
Event Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Monday, June 10, 2019
Indigenous Arts Festival – June 21 to 23
The festival is produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Na-Me-Res, the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, and The Friends of Fort York. The festival is presented by Tim Hortons with financial support from the Government of Canada.
Three great takeaways from Shawn Micallel Star Columnist’s about the new MEC store.
All text the columnist via the paper.
Indeed, MEC makes a big deal about their social and environmental responsibility and their commitment to “green buildings” and “lightening their impact.” Yet there are few bigger impacts than abandoning an already built, perfectly fine building that will soon be torn down, and constructing a new one a couple blocks away. Walmart does this, MEC shouldn’t, as land use planning and adaptive reuse of existing buildings are integral to sound environmentalism.
Full story here at this link,
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Friday, June 7, 2019
Red Embers will transform Allan Gardens in downtown Toronto. For the first time in the city's history, monumental art by Indigenous womxn artists will be displayed for free to the public. The banners have been created in Toronto and across Canada by commissioned artists and will float from 13 tall charred-black gates throughout the park. Two of the banners will face the Victorian-era glass Palm House, while the others will straddle the major pathways of the park, allowing visitors to admire them from all directions and walk below them. The local eastern cedar, hand-peeled structures will measure about 18 feet high with vertical posts that cross at the top. Red Embers opens to the public with a smudging ceremony, drumming and guest speakers on June 8, 2019, 11 AM. All are welcome! Red Embers honours the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and the strength of community resilience
Artist info below,
Thursday, June 6, 2019
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Greenbrier USA has purchased all ofAmerican railcar
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
|Toronto Transit Bricks was founded by Trevor Parkins-Sciberras, a local historian and transit enthusiast from the West Toronto Junction. For the past 3 years, he has been promoting Toronto’s public transit history, touring the city with his display of Lego buses and streetcars, and will be sharing their transit themed lego creations this Saturday! Come chat with Trevor and check out his Toronto Transit history posters and Lego streetcar postcards for sale.|
June 8, 2019 11am Red Embers will transform Allan Gardens, honours the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Above completed work rendering, and diagram.
Red Embers will transform Allan Gardens in downtown Toronto. For the first time in the city's history, monumental art by Indigenous womxn artists will be displayed for free to the public. The banners have been created in Toronto and across Canada by commissioned artists and will float from 13 tall charred-black gates throughout the park. Two of the banners will face the Victorian-era glass Palm House, while the others will straddle the major pathways of the park, allowing visitors to admire them from all directions and walk below them. The local eastern cedar, hand-peeled structures will measure about 18 feet high with vertical posts that cross at the top. Red Embers opens to the public with a smudging ceremony, drumming and guest speakers on June 8, 2019, 11 AM. All are welcome!
Below construction photos one June 3rd 2019,
Red Embers honours the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and the strength of community resilience. All the banners and gates will remain in the park from June until the annual October 4, 2019 Sisters in Spirit Vigil. Red Embers has been designed by the team of Indigenous designers Larissa Roque, Tiffany Creyke, and Citylab's Lisa Rochon.
The team won a Public Space Incubator competition grant in 2018, awarded by Park People. Commissioned featured artists include Kristen Auger, Annie Beach, Hillary Brighthill, Hannah Claus, Sarah Biscarra Dilley, Rosalie Favell, Adrienne Greyeyes, Lido Pimienta, Louise Solomon, Rolande Souliere, Eladia Smoke, and Janelle Wawia. Artists, including Catherine Tammaro and Lindsey Lickers, will work directly with our Charitable Partner, the Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto, to create two banners with volunteers. Framing the red banners in black is a metaphor of the wood holding its structural integrity against flames. The number of installations follows the cycle of the 13 Grandmother Moons within the Lunar System. The Grandmother Moon is the leader of feminine life. For a woman who has experienced domestic violence or sexual assault, it is the Grandmother Moon that provides healing and a rebalancing of energy. The banners will move in the wind in order to carry the spirit that is fundamental to Red Embers. This movement follows the protocols of ceremony.
The design team is grateful for the guidance of Elder Jacque (Jacqueline) Lavalley throughout the design process. Like regalia, some of the banners will be designed with ribbons or tin jingle cones. The jingle skirt is danced during ceremony as a form of healing for the wearer’s community. Healing comes through the sound of the jingles, and the wearer’s footwork steps. The ribbon skirt empowers the wearer as a reminder of their resilience against cultural genocide. Other Red Ember's artists may experiment with new forms of expression using spray paint, fluorescent ribbons or roadkill bones. In this way, Red Embers challenges the conventional view of one homogenous Indigenous aesthetic. Red Embers is presented as a celebration of the power of art and design, which promises to be experienced by thousands at Allan Gardens. The banners will raise the profile of the Indigenous creative sector while demonstrating non-hierarchical partnerships between Indigenous design principles in the built-environment led by Indigenous womxn with stakeholders at the City of Toronto, Allan Gardens, and with Friends of Allan Gardens. "Women are Warriors; you hear our hearts beating across Turtle Island and WE ARE STILL HERE. "
201 Guildwood Parkway, Scarborough, runs off Kingston Rd, lots of parking.
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