Archive for 2007 April

How about a Garage Sale next weekend?

If anyone has walked by my house today they would have seen the Garage sale.

Things dont always turn out the way you want when family intervenes….

We plan to continue on Sunday, noon and on, tonnes of good stuff and tonnes of free stuff.

Feel free to drop off donations too.

Elena

John Baird thinks it’s a bad idea to save money on gas

Today John Baird attacked Bill C-288, the opposition bill to force the government to meet its Kyoto requirements. As the National Post reports:

Electricity bills, heating and gas prices would soar, businesses would have to scale back or cease production and that would lead to job losses for Canadians, according to Baird’s report.

He predicted that electricity bills would jump by 50 per cent after 2010, prices at the pump would shoot up by 60 per cent and natural gas prices to heat home would double.     Read more »

2007 Apr 22: Take back Earth Day

Streets are for People is organizing an alternative to the corporate-sponsored name brand Earth Day celebrations.

Take back Earth Day
Sunday, 2007 April 22
Metro Hall, John St
1 pm Rally
2 pm March
3-6 pm Street Fair
free

2007 Apr 21: Mayor Miller’s Clean Up Day at Taylor Creek

For Mayor Miller’s clean up day this year, East Toronto Climate Action Group will be cleaning up Taylor Creek. Please join us.

Mayor Miller’s Clean Up Day at Taylor Creek
Saturday, 2007 April 21, 10 am
Taylor Creek
gather at parking lot off True Davidson, 200 Dawes Rd
free

2007 Apr 16: Tell the City what you want at the mouth of the Don — finalists

As part of the City’s Innovative Design Competition for Toronto’s Lower Don Lands, four teams have been selected as finalists for the competition. This will decide the future of the western part of the Portlands, and I recommend that everyone go and comment on it.

The dramatic changes proposed are a reflection of the tireless efforts of concerned citizens from Toronto-Danforth and around the city not to settle for a simple cosmetic change, but instead to develop a more natural river mouth with substantial wetlands.

Their proposals were presented at an exhibition launch and public forum Monday night. There is some discussion and a lot of pictures on Spacing Wire. For full information, or to submit comments, see the complete exhibition at BCE Place. The exhibition runs until Wednesday, April 25, but comments need to be submitted by this Friday, April 20.

Alternately, go to Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation or send them email at lowerdon@towaterfront.ca by April 20.

Lower Don Lands Design Competition Exhibition
2007 April 16 – 25
Allen Lambert Galleria, BCE Place, 181 Bay St
free