Archive for 2010 July

2010 Jul 28: Information meeting on planned Ashbridges Bay streetcar yard

Here’s the full public notice for the next public meeting the TTC is holding in regards to the planned Ashbridges Bay LRV storage and maintenance facility and the Leslie Street connecting track.

TTC Public Information Meeting on LRV Plans
Wednesday, 2010 July 28, 6:30 pm – 9 pm
Toronto EMS and Fire Academy, 895 Eastern Ave

From the notice: “The meeting will address impacts and mitigation measures for such issues as the removal of contaminated soil, noise and vibration levels and traffic associated with this project.”

Streetcar update

An update on the new streetcar yard in the riding from Councillor Paula Fletcher:     Read more »

South Asia Festival 2010

Last night, my daughter and I put on our salwar kameez and abandoned her father and his achy back to enjoy ourselves at the South Asia Festival on Gerrard Street between Greenwood and Coxwell.  As usual, it featured wonderful music and lively dancing in the background, delicious street food smells spreading all over the street and plenty of activities for families to enjoy.  My daughter spent a few minutes pawing through a bin full of bangles to select a dozen for fifty cents.  Mango shakes are wonderfully refreshing on a hot summer day.  The festival continues today if you still want to check it out.

South Asia Festival continues
Sunday, 2010 July 18, noon to 11pm
Gerrard Street, east of Greenwood to Coxwell

2010 Jul 27: Danforth Greens Pub Night

Tuesday, 2010 July 27, 7 pm – 10 pm
in the “Library Room”
729 Danforth Ave, east of Pape

We meet on the last Tuesday of each month.  Please join us!

2010 Aug 13: Climate change conference

I’ve been spending a lot of time recently organizing the climate change conference to be held at Hart House next month.  We have a great lineup of speakers to lay out the challenges we face, discuss the range of possible solutions and promote the cooperation we will need.

Climate Change Conference 2010
Unflinching science.  No-spin solutions.
Friday – Sunday, 2010 August 13 – 15
Hart House, University of Toronto

Agenda, speakers, and registration:
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The conference is a non-profit, non-partisan event open to all.