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City Building: Subdivided. Tonight at the library 7pm, JunctionRa newsletter out, two bits that…

City Building: Subdivided.

In conversation with Jay Pitter and John Lorinc: Mon Oct 17, Annette Public Library, 7:00 pm-8:15 pm.

“Can hyper-diversity as a framework reduce inequality and social divisions in Toronto and other global cities? Subdivided co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc in conversation about

new approaches to city-building in an urban region with more foreign-born residents than any other major city in the world.”

And
Councillor Doucette will be holding Constituency Hours at Annette Library on Friday, Oct 14 from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. By appointment only. Please call 416-392-4072 to make arrangements.
Full news letter below

Junction Residents Association

October Newsletter

The JRA’s Annual General Meeting is on Thurs., Nov. 10, 7-9 pm at West Toronto Baptist Church, 3049 Dundas St. W.
Note: If you cannot attend this meeting in person, we stream video of the meeting in real-time. To watch it live on your computer, go to www.junctionra.ca/jra-tv. There may be a 15-second commercial (not ours) before you can watch. We’ll also post the agenda there, so you can follow along. There is a facility for asking questions remotely.
News

Councillor Doucette will be holding Constituency Hours at Annette Library on Friday, Oct 14 from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. By appointment only. Please call 416-392-4072 to make arrangements.
Cheri DiNovo, MPP for Parkdale-High Park, wants to hear from you. The Ontario Legislature resumed sitting in September. What issues are important to you? What do you want her to speak up about in the Legislature? What concerns, ideas or questions do you have with regards to the provincial government and Parkdale-High Park? Send your comments to dinovoc-co@ndp.on.ca.
Volunteers needed. The Junction BIA is on the hunt for some top notch volunteers to help with this year’s Pumpkinfest on Sat Oct 29th 2016. For more details please email thejunctionbia@gmail.com.
Registration is open for High Park Nature Centre’s fall clubs for children. There’s still space in Knee-High Naturalists on Tuesday and Nature Baby on Fridays.
Upcoming Events in the Junction Area

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The great TTC

Sunday August 24th 2016


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

Video of Metrolinx Davenport Diamond Meeting: 2016-04-27

Metrolinx Davenport Diamond Meeting: 2016-04-27

Published on Apr 28, 2016

A mostly complete video of Metrolinx’s meeting regarding the Davenport Diamond Grade Separation on April 27 2016, at St. Sebastien Catholic School 

by Vic Gedris.

Parkdale Residents Association concerned about The Ex grounds, so glad they are making an effort on this deep problem.

A few mths ago I started a blog about the destruction of public use of the Exhibition Grounds. I never got around to finishing it, yes my bad, but I did get pictures.
And now the Parkdale Residents Association have put out some real good info on the situation,

 

 


All text below from

The Parkdale Residents Association (PRA) is very concerned about what is happening at the South end of Parkdale.
Exhibition Place (EP) is a City-owned regional amenity of extremely high public value, comprised of 192-acres in the core of one of North America’s largest cities.

As Toronto’s population continues to grow and the City becomes increasingly developed, Exhibition Place has the unparalleled potential to offer the residents of Parkdale, Liberty Village and all Toronto access to much-needed open green space.
But this potential is under threat.

Recent events indicate that, under the problematic direction of the Exhibition Place Board of Governors, the City is in grave danger of losing much of this valuable open green space amenity for future generations.
The case of MUZIK is a particularly egregious case-in point. Unbelievably, the Board has proposed an Official Plan Amendment (OPA) that would extend the lease period of MUZIK beyond the current 21-year limit to allow the lease to extend to 2034 (!).

The proposed means of extending the lease period is to *change the designation of the lands in the Westerly portion of Exhibition Place from ‘park/open space’ to ‘rejuvenation area’*—in other words, *to remove public open space in order that private businesses may benefit from public assets indefinitely into the future*.

Attend the once annual Exhibition Place Community Liaison Committee Meeting to have your interests and opinions heard.


Date: Monday, June 27th

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 pm

Place: FountainBlu – Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place, 

190 Princes’ Blvd

 

Today public use meeting an extremely important save the EX for the community meeting

 

see this post for complete details 


Attend the once annual Exhibition Place Community Liaison Committee Meeting to have your interests and opinions heard.


Date: Monday, June 27th

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 pm

Place: FountainBlu – Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place, 

190 Princes’ Blvd

 

Parkdale Residents Association concerned about The Ex grounds, so glad they are making an effort on this deep problem.

A few mths ago I started a blog about the destruction of public use of the Exhibition Grounds. I never got around to finishing it, yes my bad, but I did get pictures.
And now the Parkdale Residents Association have put out some real good info on the situation,

 

 


All text below from

The Parkdale Residents Association (PRA) is very concerned about what is happening at the South end of Parkdale.
Exhibition Place (EP) is a City-owned regional amenity of extremely high public value, comprised of 192-acres in the core of one of North America’s largest cities.

As Toronto’s population continues to grow and the City becomes increasingly developed, Exhibition Place has the unparalleled potential to offer the residents of Parkdale, Liberty Village and all Toronto access to much-needed open green space.
But this potential is under threat.

Recent events indicate that, under the problematic direction of the Exhibition Place Board of Governors, the City is in grave danger of losing much of this valuable open green space amenity for future generations.
The case of MUZIK is a particularly egregious case-in point. Unbelievably, the Board has proposed an Official Plan Amendment (OPA) that would extend the lease period of MUZIK beyond the current 21-year limit to allow the lease to extend to 2034 (!).

The proposed means of extending the lease period is to *change the designation of the lands in the Westerly portion of Exhibition Place from ‘park/open space’ to ‘rejuvenation area’*—in other words, *to remove public open space in order that private businesses may benefit from public assets indefinitely into the future*.

Attend the once annual Exhibition Place Community Liaison Committee Meeting to have your interests and opinions heard.


Date: Monday, June 27th

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 pm

Place: FountainBlu – Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place, 

190 Princes’ Blvd

 

Today

43 Junction Rd, the fitness and supermarket site being built on the Monarch Mills site current info, as of this week of Apr 2016

 

The blog has learned from the most reliable source, the following info about the 43 Junction Rd site, as the site built is proceeding now.

  • 1, there will be one organic supermarket which will be The Organic Garage.
  • 2, There will be one fitness centre ( forgot to verify the name/ will next week )
  • 3, if there are too be any further smaller retail buildings they will come later
  • 4, the developer is aware of the need for a large amount of parking and optimizing the parking available.
  • 4, the second floor is being built right now

The they may be able to open later this year, there was much positive inflection in the voice of the person who told me.

 

Ok, those are proably the main points most people want to know now, more later today or Saturday.

Parkdale Pre-Application Meeting for 57 Brock Avenue – The Beer Store location.

Parkdale 

  

All text the group, 

  

  
Pre-Application Meeting for 57 Brock Avenue – The Beer Store location.
The developer of 57 Brock Avenue, Block Developments, will be holding a pre-application meeting to discuss their proposed plans for this site.
The developer is proposing a 7 storey residential condominium. Details will be available at the community meeting. Councillor Perks and City Planning staff will be in attendance. If you are unable to attend the meeting and are interested in providing comment and/or receiving more detailed information, please email Councillor Perks office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca.

Date: Thursday, April 21st

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Place: 1303 Queen St W. – Parkdale Library (basement auditorium)

  

Ward 11 issues at the April 5, 2016 Etobicoke York Community Council

Click image for Etobicoke York Community Council (2014-2018) interactive map

Click image for Etobicoke York Community Council (2014-2018) interactive map

 

Left Turn Prohibition Removal – John Street at Weston Road and Weston Road at Lawrence Avenue West
Origin
(February 22, 2016) Report from the Director, Transportation Services – Etobicoke York District
Recommendations
Transportation Services recommends that:

1. City Council rescind the westbound left-turn prohibition in effect at all times at John Street and Weston Road.

2. City Council rescind the southbound left-turn prohibition in effect at all times at Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue West.
Summary
The purpose of this report is to obtain approval to remove the “No Left Turn” prohibition for westbound traffic on John Street at Weston Road and for southbound traffic on Weston Road at Lawrence Avenue West.

The deletions of the westbound left turn prohibition on John Street at Weston Road and southbound left turn prohibition on Weston Road at Lawrence Avenue West will provide residents living on and near John Street, signalized access to the major arterial roads of Lawrence Avenue West and Weston Road, without unduly impacting the operation of the intersections.

Since the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) provides service on Weston Road, City Council approval of this report is required.
Financial Impact
The estimated cost for removal of the turn prohibition is $200.00. These funds are included within the Transportation Services 2016 Operating Budget.
Background Information
(February 22, 2016) Report from the Director, Transportation Services – Etobicoke York District regarding a Left Turn Prohibition Removal – John Street at Weston Road and Weston Road at Lawrence Avenue West
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-91276.pdf)
Attachment 1 – Map
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-91277.pdf)

Traffic Calming/Speed Limit – Mould Avenue, between St. Clair Avenue West and Pritchard Avenue
Origin
(March 11, 2016) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Etobicoke York District
Recommendations
Transportation Services recommends that:

1. Etobicoke York Community Council not approve a speed limit reduction from 40 km/h to 30 km/h on Mould Avenue from St. Clair Avenue West to Pritchard Avenue.

2. Etobicoke York Community Council not approve traffic calming on Mould Avenue, between St. Clair Avenue West and Pritchard Avenue.
Summary
This staff report is about a matter that Community Council has delegated authority from City Council to make a final decision.

This report outlines the results of our investigation into installing speed humps and a 30 km/h speed limit on Mould Avenue, between St. Clair Avenue West and Pritchard Avenue. The results indicate that the criteria to justify installing speed humps or a 30 km/h speed limit are not satisfied.
Financial Impact
Adopting the above-noted recommendation does not result in any financial impact; however, if Etobicoke York Community Council decides to approve installing traffic calming devices on Mould Avenue, between St. Clair Avenue West and Pritchard Avenue, the following financial impact will result.

The estimated cost for installing three speed humps is $9,000.00. This can be accommodated within funds allocated by City Council as part of the Transportation Services Capital Budget, subject to competing priorities and funding availability.
Background Information
(February 18, 2016) Report from the Director, Transportation Services, Etobicoke York District regarding Traffic Calming/Speed Limit – Mould Avenue, between St. Clair Avenue West and Pritchard Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-91384.pdf)
Attachment 1: Speed Hump Location Plan; Attachment 2: Map
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-91385.pdf)

Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council

 

Endorsement of Events for Liquor Licensing Purposes
Summary
Seeking endorsement of various events for liquor licensing purposes.
Communications
(March 9, 2016) Letter from Councillor Frances Nunziata, Ward 11, York South-Weston regarding the Granada Day Community Festival – August 20, 2016 at Coronation Park (EY.Main.EY13.46.1)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ey/comm/communicationfile-59434.pdf)

 

Re: Grenada Day Community Festival – Saturday, August 20, 2016 SUMMARY: The Grenada Day Cultural Association is a non-profit organization which works in collaboration with various community organizations and agencies in the Greater Toronto Area and in consultation with the Toronto Police through Spice Isle Association. The Association’s mission is to help eliminate youth violence by creating a positive relationship between youth and Toronto Police and by redirecting youth towards living positive and healthy lifestyles. The Grenada Day Cultural Association is planning to hold their annual Grenada Day Community Festival on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Coronation Park. RECOMMENDATIONS: 1. That Etobicoke York Community Council, for liquor licensing purposes, declare Grenada Day, to be held Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Coronation Park from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm, an event of municipal significance and advise the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario that the Community Council has no objection to this event taking place. Sincerely, Frances Nunziata Councillor, Ward 11

Vine Ave, Pacific Ave , and McMurray Ave Traffic Calming Survey – online now. – extreme warning

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This blog author is probably one  of few people left in the Junction who remembers the Murray Ave though Vine Ave. to Keele St. Traffic conditions when Vine Ave. had a Shur Gain plant (sat where the west side of the oaekette is now) a metal fab  plant, and a auto parts plant, a glass factory and so on.

The traffic was horrible, crossing the avenue was really difficult. 
A couple of times children where hit by vehicles out side the parkette. 

What has changed, not much, reviewing the traffic  study for the condos in Keele St. at the end of Vine Ave, reveals an increase of traffic which continues.

The no right turn from Keele St. To Vine Ave, was a great contributor to the safety on Vine Ave. and it’s connecting streets. 

Why adding a grocery store to Vine Ave is being done confusing. 

The area had the opportunity to develop a new shopping district in Junction Rd. A district that is already jump started with a coming fitness centre and a highly cross GTA grocery store.
view the survey here

Winter Public Access to Grenadier Pond

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Options for Winter Public Access to Grenadier Pond
Confidential Attachment – The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege
Committee Recommendations

The Parks and Environment Committee recommends that:

1. City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to implement an Ice Monitoring Program that would provide testing of ice thickness and quality by an ice engineer and surveyor, within a designated area on Grenadier Pond, and necessary signage and a flagging system to inform the public of the risks associated with activities on frozen bodies of water, as outlined in “Option 2 – Ice Monitoring Program” in the report (November 3, 2015) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the General Manager, Toronto Water.

2. City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to include a new and enhanced funding request for $50,000 in the 2016 Recommended Operating Budget submission for Parks, Forestry and Recreation to fund the implementation of the Ice Monitoring Program.

3. City Council waive its client privilege respecting the confidentiality of Confidential Attachment 1 of the report (October 30, 2015) from the City Solicitor (Item PE8.7a) and direct that Confidential Attachment 1 be made public immediately after City Council has made its decision on this item.
Decision Advice and Other Information
The Parks and Environment Committee recessed its public session and met in closed session to consider confidential information on this item as it relates to the receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.
Origin
(November 3, 2015) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the General Manager, Toronto Water
Summary
The Parks and Environment Committee, at its meeting on September 18, 2015, referred PE5.1 Skating on Grenadier Pond to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation with the request to consult with the General Manager, Toronto Water and report to the Parks and Environment Committee meeting on a less expensive method of providing public access to the ice at Grenadier Pond which includes the following critical elements:

a. ensuring the ice is of a safe thickness and density;

b. creating new signage and flagging to communicate when the ice is safe for public use; and

c. designating an area for both use and entrance onto the ice which does not impact the environmentally sensitive areas of the pond,

so that the program can be implemented in time for the 2015/2016 winter season.

This report outlines two options which would allow the public to have access to Grenadier Pond for winter activities.
Background Information
(November 3, 2015) Report from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the General Manager, Toronto Water on Options for Winter Public Access to Grenadier Pond
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-85531.pdf)
Speakers
Miroslav Glavic

Motions
1 – Motion to Meet in Closed Session moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Carried)
11:23 a.m. – That the Parks and Environment Committee recess its public session to meet in closed session to consider this item as it relates to the receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

2 – Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Sarah Doucette (Carried)
That Recommendation 1 in the staff report be deleted and replaced with the following:

“1. City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to implement an Ice Monitoring Program that would provide testing of ice thickness and quality by an ice engineer and surveyor, within a designated area on Grenadier Pond, and necessary signage and a flagging system to inform the public of the risks associated with activities on frozen bodies of water, as outlined in “Option 2 – Ice Monitoring Program” in the report (November 3, 2015) from the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the General Manager, Toronto Water.

2. City Council direct the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to include a new and enhanced funding request for $50,000 in the 2016 Recommended Operating Budget submission for Parks, Forestry and Recreation to fund the implementation of the Ice Monitoring Program.”

3 – Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Carried)
That City Council waive its client privilege respecting the confidentiality of Confidential Attachment 1 of the report (October 30, 2015) from the City Solicitor (Item PE8.7a), and direct that Confidential Attachment 1 be made public immediately after City Council has made its decision on this item.

4 – Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Carried)

7a Supplemental Report – Options for Winter Public Access to Grenadier Pond (Legal Risks)
Confidential Attachment – The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege
Origin
(October 30, 2015) Report from the City Solicitor
Summary
This report provides legal advice with respect to the legal risks of providing public access to the ice on Grenadier Pond. This report should be considered with the report from the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the General Manager of Toronto Water.
Background Information
(October 30, 2015) Report from the City Solicitor on Supplemental Report – Options for Winter Public Access to Grenadier Pond (Legal Risks)
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-85474.pdf)
Confidential Attachment 1 – Confidential Information on Options for Winter Public Access to Grenadier Pond (Legal Risks)

CPR Canadian Holiday Train in the Junction Monday, November 30, 2015 8:15pm

 

 

CPR Holiday Train

 
Toronto

​750 Runnymede Road,

in front of Lambton Yard

arrival 8:15 PM        performance 8:30 PM – 9:00 PM

performers Devin Cuddy and Kelly Prescott

 

The wonderful CPR holiday Train is coming, sadly this blog author will not be there, but if you go you will have a great time.

 

all text below CPR

 

​​​What’s a Holiday Train event like?
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A typical Holiday Train event goes something like this: The train arrives and pulls to a safe stop in front of the crowd. The stage door lowers and the band opens with its first song. After that, a brief presentation takes place with local food bank officials and other dignitaries. Once complete, the band resumes performing a mix of traditional and modern holiday-themed songs.  The whole event lasts about 30 minutes, and once the band plays its farewell show, the boxcar door closes, and the train slips off into the night on its way to the next stop. 

Please make sure that you keep a safe distance away from the train so we can safely continue our journey.

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elsewhere local below, Monday, November 30, 2015

 

​Oshawa 680 Laval Drive – Behind Walmart, off Stevenson Road South​ 4:30 PM 4:45 PM – 5:15 PM Devin Cuddy and Kelly Prescott
​Hamilton ​Western approach to Kinnear Yard, opposite Gage Park 7:45 PM 8:00 PM – 8:40 PM Kira Isabella and Wes Mack

 

Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Sarah Doucette for Holding Utility Companies Accountable to a Higher Standard of Repair Community Council Recommendations

Holding Utility Companies Accountable to a Higher Standard of Repair
Community Council Recommendations

 

Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Sarah Doucette (Carried)
That motion 1 by Councillor Mammoliti be amended so that the following is also addressed in the report:

– a provision that the surface will be returned to the original condition with the same quality of material within 18 months of the work being done.

Etobicoke York Community Council recommends that:

1. City Council refer this Item to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, with a request that the General Manager, Transportation Services, report to the Committee for consideration with this matter, on the following:
a. an explanation of the current process in place for utility cut operations

b. a proposal to establish a notification process to affected Ward Councillors for 5 and 20 day utility cut permit applications

c. consideration for increased enforcement and inspection of utility cut work during completion

d. regular patrolling of completed work to ensure proper temporary standards

e. procedures to work with individual utility companies/organizations to improve any systematic and consistent problems

f. establishing appropriate fees for full cost recovery of all applicable permits

g. a process for Transportation Services to initiate necessary repairs for completed temporary utility cuts and bill the affected utility company if not compliant with requests

h. a provision that the surface will be returned to the original condition with the same quality of material within 18 months of the work being done

i. the establishment of service levels for these repairs to be completed, within an acceptable number of months. If this timeline cannot be met, appropriate provisions be available to outsource the work in order to reduce further potential damage to City roads. The local Councillor should be kept informed throughout, with respect to the process and any delays in service level accomplishments

j. provisions which identify the utility company, and the relevant contact person

k. a notification process which includes all utility cuts, including those on private property.
Origin
(August 19, 2015) Letter from Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti – Ward 7 – York West
Summary
Over the course of several weeks, my office has seen a growing number of grievances regarding the quality of curb and apron repairs being undertaken by Utility companies. Under TS 4.60.07.03 of the Engineering and Construction Services Division Standard Specifications for Road Works, Utility companies are required to meet a certain standard of quality when applying temporary pavement restoration of mixed asphalt by neatly matching the finished grade of existing pavement. After visiting numerous sites with constituents who have expressed their grievances with the quality of the temporary repair work being done, it is undoubtedly clear that there is negligence with the standard of quality required for temporary curb cut restoration.

Therefore, in an effort to hold Utility companies accountable to a higher standard of repair when conducting curb cut restoration work in the Etobicoke York district, applicants should notify and work with Councillors prior to cutting City infrastructure in their wards.
Background Information
(August 19, 2015) Letter from Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti – Ward 7 – York West – Holding Utility Companies Accountable to a Higher Standard of Repair
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-83685.pdf)
Motions
1 – Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Amended)
That Etobicoke York Community Council recommend that:

1. City Council refer this Item to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, with a request that the General Manager, Transportation Services, report to the Committee for consideration with this matter, on the following:

a. an explanation of the current process in place for utility cut operations

b. a proposal to establish a notification process to affected Ward Councillors for 5 and 20 day utility cut permit applications

c. consideration for increased enforcement and inspection of utility cut work during completion

d. regular patrolling of completed work to ensure proper temporary standards

e. procedures to work with individual utility companies/organizations to improve any systematic and consistent problems

f. establishing appropriate fees for full cost recovery of all applicable permits

g. a process for Transportation Services to initiate necessary repairs for completed temporary utility cuts and bill the affected utility company if not compliant with requests.

Vote (Amend Item)
Oct-06-2015

Result: Carried Majority Required – EY9.25 – Mammoliti – motion 1, as amended
Yes: 11 John Campbell, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes (Chair), Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Frances Nunziata, Cesar Palacio
No: 0
Absent: 0

2 – Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Sarah Doucette (Carried)
That motion 1 by Councillor Mammoliti be amended so that the following is also addressed in the report:

– a provision that the surface will be returned to the original condition with the same quality of material within 18 months of the work being done.

3 – Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Justin J. Di Ciano (Carried)
That motion 1 by Councillor Mammoliti be amended so that the following is also addressed in the report:

– the establishment of service levels for these repairs to be completed, within an acceptable number of months. If this timeline cannot be met, appropriate provisions be available to outsource the work in order to reduce further potential damage to City roads. The local Councillor should be kept informed throughout, with respect to the process and any delays in service level accomplishments.

Vote (Amend Motion)
Oct-06-2015

Result: Carried Majority Required – EY9.25 – Di Ciano – motion 3
Yes: 8 Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Frances Nunziata, Cesar Palacio
No: 3 John Campbell, Sarah Doucette, Mark Grimes (Chair)
Absent: 0

4 – Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Stephen Holyday (Carried)
That motion 1 by Councillor Mammoliti be amended so that the following is also addressed in the report:

– provisions which identify the utility company, and the relevant contact person.

5 – Motion to Amend Motion moved by Deputy Mayor Vincent Crisanti (Carried)
That motion 1 by Councillor Mammoliti be amended so that the following is also addressed in the report:

– a notification process which includes all utility cuts, including those on private property.

6 – Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

The Symes Rd train Wall

“When the wall was built originally it suppose to serve as a sound wall. Now that there is no track behind it something should be done to reduce its height. 100 Symes now has 15+ businesses including a brewery (Rainhart) + Sports gym (Monkey Vault). People are getting lost driving around trying to figure out how to get across. A simple rail will do to prevent traffic.”

As a sound barrier wall from the train noise, the wall had a a very short life. The land that was the rain tracks was then sold to St Helens Meat packers which uses it as a parking lot for their employees. The wall most probably belongs to the City of Toronto, or the development if the houses built on the sound side of the wall at are some type of condo development.

The best solution to increased traffic on the south side of the wall now that is looking for 100 Symes Rd. would be directional signage.

However the wall does present a rather special iconic reuse that retains the memory of the tracks that once fed the Canada Packers site.