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Regent Park, <– full story

Toronto is inviting senior governments to a “conversation” about how they can help fund the third phase of the successful, but costly, Regent Park revitalization.

Mayor John Tory, councillors Pam McConnell, who represents Regent Park, and Ana Bailão, the city’s housing advocate, make the case for provincial and federal help in a letter dated Thursday and obtained by the Star.

“The plans to expedite the complete of Phase 3 are ambitious and require creative financial solutions to bring them to life,” they wrote to local MPP Glen Murray, Ontario’s environment minister, and local MP Bill Morneau, the federal finance minister.

“Any delay in proceeding with the current construction schedule for Regent Park revitalization will disrupt the momentum that has been built and demoralize the tenants who are waiting to return to new units.”

The redevelopment of what had become a troubled 69-acre Toronto Community Housing project started in 2005. TCH and lead developer Daniels Corp. are reaching the midpoint of its five-phase remake into a vibrant, mixed-income neighbourhood of condos, rental units, sports and community facilities, retail and more.

Phase 3 includes construction of 637 replacement rental units in four buildings, two of which are under construction, and the Regent Park Athletic Grounds that opened last summer. The cost, excluding some Daniels buildings to come later, is $256 million.

Toronto is $108 million short, prompting the letter.

The great TTC

Sunday August 24th 2016

TTC information host, why cut funds to public service that understands it needs to go this far.

St. Clair Ave. West, closest new GO station to Junctions 2016-06-22 00-32-14

But his much-ballyhooed project has shrunk significantly from the 22-station vision he put forward on the campaign trail, and critics say it’s become virtually identical to the province’s pre-existing Regional Express Rail initiative.

TTC Relief Line – a new subway line report

The City of Toronto’s City Planning Division and the to link downtown with the Bloor-Danforth Subway east of the Don River.
Report on the development of Toronto’s transit network plan
A staff report on the development of Toronto’s transit network plan is being presented to the City’s Execuitve Committee on March 9. This report recommends that the City
Approve Pape to Downtown via Queen/Richmond as the preferred corridor for the Relief Line project

For more information about the corridor analysis and to provide your feedback, please visit the project webpage.

City staff report are the Continue reading link

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Long Term Waste Management Strategy a running post collecting all the information as it occurs last updated March 1st 2016

Draft Long Term Waste Management Strategy, click more tag to read. 2016-03-02 20-44-21


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Do we have the right to harm Ingersoll with TO’s garbage? 2016-03-02 20-22-09 2016-03-02 20-18-15

Keep your own trash, Ingersoll mayor tells Toronto | Toronto Star

David Rider,  Toronto Star All orange text are out takes

Ted Comiskey, mayor of Ingersoll of a southwestern Ontario town known for cheddar cheese words for Toronto — keep your garbage to yourself.

Ted Comiskey is also the Artistic Director Canterbury Folk Festival

 Toronto’s long-term waste strategy should not include burying trash in a proposed landfill in a quarry near his town. Toronto’s current landfill.

“Every landfill liner leaks,” Comiskey said Tuesday.

“I am not prepared to put the drinking water of my citizens, my neighbours at risk because Toronto, despite all other suggestions in the (waste strategy report) appendix, wants to keep the burying option open.

“This quarry (in Zorra Township) is 800 metres from a subdivision in the town of Ingersoll. We are not a willing host.”

To’s strategy will go to public works in June and city council in July.

Read the complete article here of David Rider Toronto Star

Ingersoll is in Oxford County

Directions from Toronto

From Toronto

1 h 36 min (155.8 km) via ON-403 W
Follow Hwy 401 to Exit 218 Highway 19 and County 119
Follow 119 North onto Harris Street
Merge left onto Canterbury Street


More info on the proposal here


January 2016 is  March of Dimes Month in Toronto


All text the city, 
WHEREAS March of Dimes was established in 1951 to fund research and provide medical assistance to individuals with polio, a highly contagious and at times disabling and fatal disease.
Mothers across the country were determined to find a polio vaccine and canvassed door-to-door, raising funds one dime at a time. They became known as the Marching Mothers and thanks to their determination and efforts, in 1955 the Salk vaccine was declared safe for use.
With the threat of polio greatly diminished, March of Dimes Canada grew into a multi-service organization that shifted its mandate to providing a variety of much-needed programs and services to children and adults living with disabilities.
March of Dimes Canada is now the largest charitable rehabilitation organization in Ontario and helps over 60,000 people annually in communities across the country. The organization is dedicated to providing One Stop: Opportunities for Independence for people with disabilities.


NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor John Tory, on behalf of Toronto City Council, do hereby proclaim January 2016 as “March of Dimes Month” in the City of Toronto and encourage everyone to support the annual door-to-door campaign that raises funds to enhance the independence of people living with disabilities.