April 14, 2022 – eNewsletter

ByBrad Bradford

The past two weeks have been busy with City Council, community events and preparation for the Easter Weekend excitement! 

Last week we had our first in-person City Council meeting after nearly two years of virtual meetings. It was incredible to be back in a room with one another; Being in person, you can really feel the passion of our councillors – and members of the public – for making our City the best it can be! 

We celebrated an historical day on Wednesday as Council approved Toronto’s first-ever Reconciliation Action Plan. The Plan will guide the City’s actions from 2022 to 2032 to advance truth, justice and reconciliation, and builds on the City’s existing commitments to Indigenous Peoples. Read more about the plan here. 

As we continue to support those here in our community, we also reflect on how we can help others around the world. The Mayor of Kyiv, Vitaliy Klitschko and Deputy Mayor Mykola Povoroznyk joined us virtually at Council to share the shocking reality taking place in Ukraine following the unlawful Russian invasion. In response to the crisis, City Council unanimously approved a motion to align City spending with the Federal sanctions of certain Russian businesses & individuals. Click here to learn more about the motion. 

Council also approved both Toronto’s first city-owned pop-up rehearsal and performance space in partnership with grassroots community organization called It’s OK, and Toronto’s first Music Strategy since 2016. In addition, council extended the Amplified Live Music on Patios program for the 2022. It is an exciting time for music in the city to say the least! 

Looking ahead to this weekend, we are excited to welcome back the Annual Beaches Easter Parade run by the Toronto Beaches Lions Club. The Parade began in 1967 and today, over 50,000 people from around the world come to enjoy the festivities. According to Andre Buhot, Beaches Lions Club Secretary and Past President, the Easter Parade is the largest and longest running Easter Parade in the world. I will be walking in the parade on Sunday and I hope to see you there! 

As the warmer weather moves back into the city, we are taking advantage of the fresh air by getting some spring cleaning done! Clean Toronto Together is happening again this year from April 22 – 24 so get some friends together and help make our city sparkle. My team and I are also hosting an Environment Day on Sunday April 24, providing residents with an opportunity to drop off household hazardous waste, gently used furniture for donation and recyclable items like textiles and electronics. We will also be handing out bags of municipal compost so stop by, say hello and get some free compost for your garden! 

Although we’ve experienced a wet couple of weeks, its always nice to remember that these spring showers will bring us May flowers. Before we know it, summer will be in full swing with the return of CafeTO, amplified live music across the city, and CampTO summer programs around the corner. Take some time to reacquaint yourself with our tremendous main streets after a long winter of indoor activities. Take a walk at Woodbine Beach, rent city bikes to explore the city or stop in at a local cafe for a cup of coffee. 

Toronto is back! Let’s enjoy it together. 

 – Brad

In This Issue

Updates & Announcements from City Hall

  • Amplified Live Music on Patios program extended for 2022 🆕
  • Council approves Music Strategy 🆕
  • D.I.Y. Music & Rehearsal Venue approved by Council 🆕
  • Plans for Summer Season in the Beach 🆕
  • City of Toronto ramps up pothole repairs with week-long blitz ahead of the Easter long weekend 🆕
  • Pothole reporting is still open! 
  • City of Toronto Archives open TTC 100-years of Moving Toronto exhibit  
  • Upcoming vaccine clinics 🆕

Local Events

  • Beaches Easter Weekend Event – April 15 & 17 
  • LDD Moth Webinar – April 20
  • Community Centre 55 Pasta Night – April 22 🆕
  • Clean Toronto Together Returns – April 22 – 24
  • Earth Day Ravine Cleanup – April 23 🆕
  • Environment Day! – April  24
  • Live Jazz Lecture Series – Until April 24 
  • Kids Help Phone: Walk so kids can talk – May 1
  • Toronto Beach Chorale: Mozart in May – May 1
  • Beach Dogs 4 Ukraine – May 1
  • Beach United Church: Confronting Polarization – May 3 🆕
  • Annual Community Police Day – May 7 🆕

Community Programs

  • Registration for CampTO is open!  🆕
  • InTO the Ravines Community Champion  🆕
  • Basement Flooding Prevention Campaign 🆕
  • Plant a Tree with LEAF 🆕
  • Community Centre 55 Schedule
  • Toronto Small Business Supports
  • Seniors Assistance Home Maintenance Program 
  • Neighborhood Watch Safety Program 
  • Free training in the hospitality sector 

Neighbourhood News

  • Did You Know: Streetlight reporting 🆕
  • The TTC wants your feedback! 🆕
  • Student drop-off concerns 🆕
  • Not Down The Drain! 🆕
  • Sustainable Takeout Containers Survey 🆕
  • Bikeshare e-station installed at 85 Lee Ave
  • Community Coyote Safety Information 
  • Protect the Foxes 

Work in the Ward

  • Watermain Replacement and Road Resurfacing on Denvale Road 🆕
  • Toronto Hydro overhead & Underground Civil & Electrical Work; Project 20 Bracebridge Avenue  🆕
  • Toronto Hydro Overhead Civil & Electrical Work; Project 12-20 Dawes Road 
  • Toronto Hydro – Overhead Civil & Electrical Upgrade; Project Danforth
  • Toronto Hydro – Danforth Ave. Cable Chamber Repair 
  • Munroe Park Avenue Stairs Closed for Construction 
  • Williamson Ravine Upgrades
  • Toronto Hydro – Danforth 4kv Conversion Work

Thanks for taking the time to read my bi-weekly newsletter! If you have any events, news, or ideas to share for our next one – please reach out to my office. Send me an email at [email protected], and we can get you included in our next issue.

🐣 Reminder🐰

Beaches Easter Parade is Sunday!  

The Toronto Beaches Lions Club presents the Beaches Easter Parade! The parade was first started in 1967 to mark Canada’s Centennial year and has been celebrating Easter Weekend in the Beaches ever since. 

The Annual Easter Parade will be on Sunday, April 17, 2pm rain or shine on Queen Street East, from Neville Park to Woodbine. 

Toronto Public Health will be on-site, hosting an Easter Parade pop-up COVID-19 Vaccine clinic from 10am – 5pm on Sunday. Learn more about the vaccine pop-up here

Click here to learn more about the parade route, road closures and timing. Hope to see you there! 

Updates & Announcements from City Hall 

Amplified Live Music on Patios program extended for 2022 🆕

After building & launching the program here in Beaches-East York last summer, Council voted to extend the Amplified Live Music on Patios program this year. As things shape up for an amazing Summer 2022, we’re continuing the work to support our local artists and businesses.

Council approves Toronto Music Strategy 🆕

The Toronto Music Advisory Committee has been leading the way on the development of Toronto’s new Music Strategy – the first comprehensive refresh our city has seen since 2016. This week was a big step forward for music in Toronto – with City Council approving the new strategy. We’re moving ahead on the framework that will drive investment and recovery of the music sector for years to come. 

D.I.Y. music and performance venue approved by Council 🆕

On Thursday April 7, City Council approved the proposal for the plan to turn a city-owned building on Queen West into a new, multi-purpose rehearsal and venue space, operated by community arts organization and not-for-profit called It’s OK*. 

This project will convert an existing two-story, city-owned building in Toronto into a one-of-a-kind DIY and rehearsal space for new and emerging artists – with a particular emphasis on opportunities for on Black, Indigenous, and racialized artists who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. The site  is a former retail store, which was acquired by the City of Toronto along with the parking lot to the north, as part of a larger project to build new affordable housing, cultural space, and parkland in the area.

Plans for Summer Season in the Beach 🆕

The sun is out and the weather is warmer, which means more people will be heading out to the Beach to soak it all in. Over the last while, we’ve been at the doors letting folks know how we’re making our City gem enjoyable for all. Read below or visit my website for more information on how we are getting ready for summer at the beach! 

City of Toronto ramps up pothole repairs with week-long blitz ahead of the Easter long weekend 🆕

City of Toronto crews have been working extended hours this week to repair as many potholes as possible on expressways, major roads and neighbourhood streets ahead of the Easter long weekend.

Around 40 crews (approximately 100 staff) are working 12-hour shifts, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day this week, instead of the regular eight-hour daily shifts that are spent on pothole repair work. The additional four hours each day represent a total of 16 extra hours that will be spent on pothole repair work this week, compared to 12 hours of work during a typical Saturday pothole repair blitz.

Residents driving or cycling this week are advised to expect minor delays around pothole crews. The public is asked to be safe by respecting work zones and giving crews space while they make repairs.

Crews have repaired more than 60,000 potholes since January 1. Pothole repair crews are made up of the same City staff who handle road maintenance, snow clearing, street sweeping and other roadway safety work.

Potholes can normally be repaired within four days of crews being made aware through proactive patrols and 311 service requests from residents. When there are large numbers of potholes to be repaired, they are triaged based on size and repairs are prioritized on major roads first.

The City has a comprehensive pothole repair program and has budgeted approximately $4.4 million in 2022 to fix potholes on roads and bikeways. Each pothole costs approximately $25 to repair.

City pothole reporting is still open! 

As the city continues to work on repairing our streets following snow and ice damage, you might be noticing additional potholes and other types of damage to our roads. We kindly as you passing through the neighbourhood to report these potholes for the attention of 311. You can submit a service request:

City of Toronto Archives open TTC 100 years of Moving Toronto exhibit 

The Toronto Archives opened the TTC 100 Years of Moving Toronto exhibit 

The exhibit explores the history of the TTC including the consolidation of the transit system, growth in the 1920s, fare media, the development of subway lines, female TTC workers during the Second World War, as well as diversity and accessibility at the TTC. The exhibit also features Irma James, the first Black female Streetcar driver, and Lyn Morgan, the first female Lead Hand. Innovations from the 21st century such as low-floor streetcars, electric buses and green roofs at TTC facilities will be showcased as well.

The exhibit is free to attend and will be open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information is available on the City’s website.

Upcoming vaccine clinics 🆕

Following the recent provincial announcement, all clinics in East Toronto now offer fourth doses to individuals who are aged 60 and older at the time of vaccination, and First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals and their non-Indigenous household members who are aged 18 and older at the time of vaccination. These individuals must have received their third dose more than 140 days ago.

Local appointments can be booked in advance at www.tehn.ca/covid19/covid-19-vaccinecineAppointment. You can also use the provincial booking system online or at 1-833-943-3900.

Michael Garron Hospital and Toronto East Health Network have been hosting pop-up vaccine clinics in the east end and will continue to do so – check here for an updated list of where you can get vaccinated.

Local Events

Beaches Easter Weekend 

The Toronto Beaches Lions Club presents the Beaches Easter Weekend! The parade was first started in 1967 to mark Canada’s Centennial year and has been celebrating Easter Weekend in the Beaches ever since. 

The Digital Egg Hunt will take place virtually on April 15 from10am – 5pm. Registration for this event is required. 

The Annual Easter Parade will be on Sunday, April 17, 2pm rain or shine on Queen Street East, from Neville Park to Woodbine. 

Visit BeachesEasterParade.ca to register for the Egg Hunt and learn more about the parade. 

LDD Moth Webinar

The Toronto Region Conservation Authority is hosting a free informational webinar on the LDD moth (or spongy moth, previously known as European gypsy moth) presented in partnership with Credit Valley Conservation, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, Conservation Halton, and Hamilton Conservation Authority on Wednesday, April 20th at 6:30pm. The webinar will provide an overview of the LDD moth life cycle, how to identify them, infestation forecasts for 2022, and management options that property owners can consider. Click here to register

Community Centre 55 Pasta Night 🆕

Clean Toronto Together returns 

Hey Toronto, it’s time for a little spring cleaning!  Gather with friends, neighbours and colleagues to help clean up our parks, beaches and other public spaces after a long, cold winter. Let’s Clean Toronto Together! Learn more and register your cleanup at livegreentoronto.ca.

Earth Day Ravine Cleanup 🆕

Join Don’t Mess With the Don, local community groups and volunteers from across the city as we #cleanTOtogether in celebration of Earth Day on April 23. Meet us in the south parking lot of ET Seton Park. Park entrance is 73 Thorncliffe Park Drive and is very accessible by transit, car or use one of the many Don Valley trails to join us.

As a thank you to all the volunteers that support a cleaner Toronto, DMWTD will provide food and refreshments along with draw prizes. For kids 12 and under, there will be a small gift provided by the Thorncliffe Park Autism Support Network (TPASN). Learn more about the cleanup here

Environment Days are back! 

This year, we will be hosting our second Community Environment Day on Sunday April 24th from 10am to 2pm at Woodbine Beach parking lot (Lakeshore and Coxwell). Community Environment Days are a great way for residents to get involved and help reduce the amount of reusable and recyclable waste going to landfill and allow for safe disposal of household hazardous waste.

The program, running from April – July this year, provides a convenient way for residents to drop off reusable and recyclable items such as clothing, small appliances, and electronics. Residents can also drop off household hazardous waste, such as paint and batteries for safe disposal. Free bagged compost can be picked up at any Community Environment Day event. For more information visit: toronto.ca/environment_days 

Live Jazz Lecture Series 

Beach United is excited to offer the first “in person” lecture with Dr. Mike Daley since the pandemic. Many of you will remember the Leonard Cohen lecture series in January 2020 followed by the magical music concert with Jill and Mike performing some of Leonard Cohen’s beloved songs. Then the world changed and we all learned how to connect virtually.

There is nothing like the feeling of being together in a learning community and, for Mike, seeing the masked faces of people interested in the origins and evolution of Jazz Music. This is a favourite subject of his which he has taught for over 20 years.

This lecture series will be followed with a jazz concert with Jill and Mike on Sunday afternoon, April 24, featuring the music highlights from this jazz period. Covid protocols are in place for everyone’s safety. To register, click here.

We are also offering the lecture series online. We will record the live lecture and it will be available on Wednesday following the lecture. Click here to purchase the series online. 

Kids Help Phone: Walk so kids can talk

Kids Help Phone is hosting a walk to fundraise money for their services on May 1. The Walk is a 5km, family-friendly event. It’s a great way to build community and enjoy a fun experience outdoors while supporting an important cause. To learn more about the event and register, please click here.

Toronto Beach Chorale: Mozart in May

Toronto Beach Chorale is celebrating the return to live music with their Mozart in May show. Happening at  Kingston Road United Church, ‘”enrich your senses with the inspirational music that is the genius of Mozart” Get your tickets by clicking here.

Beach Dogs 4 Ukraine

As a community initiative, BeachDogs4Ukraine is an important, and adorable #BEY driven project to raise funds for the Red Cross and their work in Ukraine. The plan is to meet at Kew Gardens Bandshell at 9am on May 1st with your pup, and to walk to the Silverbirch off leash area as a group. If you would like to register for the event, or donate, visit their donation page here. You can also follow them on Instagram to keep up with the event at @beachdogs4ukraine.

Beach United Church: Confronting Polarization 🆕

Beach United presents a discussion with audience Q and A on “Confronting Polarization: Holding Differences Creatively”. This discussion will be lead by two seasoned facilitators, Michael Saver and Mardi Tindal.

As we approach the June provincial election, the toxic legacy of the U.S. insurrection, the misinformation disseminated by the so-called ‘Freedom Convoy’, and continued anxiety about the COVID – 19 pandemic, have all had an impact on citizens of Ontario. Parliamentary democracy depends on robust discussion of differing ideas, values and perspectives on societal issues in ways that affirm connections, respect differences, and de-escalate patterns of harm.

We will explore how to create and hold a safe and brave space for such discussion, a space characterized by courage, trust, integrity and respect. Practices that enhance our ability to listen deeply, to respond more than react, and to hold the tension of differences will be offered. In addition to input from the presenters, there will be a generous time for moderated questions and discussion.

This event is being hosted by Beach United Church in advance of the Multi-Faith Candidates Meeting to be held on May 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Church of the Resurrection at 1100 Woodbine Avenue. People can attend or on Zoom on Thursday May 12 at 7 pm. Ten different faith groups in Beaches East York have come together to host a candidates meeting ahead of the June 2nd Provincial election to give citizens a chance to hear the ideas of the various candidates on important social justice issues. For details and registration information visit the Beach United Church website.

Register for free here.

Annual Community Police Day 🆕

Community Programs

Registration for CampTO is open! 🆕

The City of Toronto’s CampTO and Adapted CampTO is back in every neighbourhood across Toronto this summer! This exciting camp experience for children ages four to 16 years makes for fun memories close to home, with physical activities, arts and crafts, nature-based programs and outdoor activities in parks.

CampTO Plus is also available for children interested in a particular specialty such as arts, cooking, creative writing, drama, dance, science and sport.

Registration began on Tuesday, April 12 and camps run from July 4 to September 2. More information is available at toronto.ca/camps.

Summerlicious restaurant applications live! 🆕

Summerlicious, one of the city’s most popular culinary celebrations, is returning this summer from August 12 to 28, 2022. Applications for restaurants open April 14 – 29. This year’s improved program includes free participation for restaurants, new expanded price point categories for prix fixe menus and a simplified online application process. 

Restaurants interested in participating in the modified Summerlicious 2022 program should review the program overview, eligibility criteria, and application process before completing and submitting an online application.

Learn more here

InTO the Ravines Community Champion 🆕

Toronto’s ravines are very special places for relaxing, learning and exploring the natural world.

By becoming an InTO the Ravines Community Champion you’ll get the support you need to connect your community to Toronto’s amazing ravines.

When you’re an InTO the Ravines Champion, you can access:

  • Training about the many things that make Toronto’s ravines awesome,
  • Support to lead fun and inspiring events in your local ravine, and,
  • $500 of direct funding for a ravine activity between June and November 1st, 2022 

Everyone over 18 is encouraged to apply, especially folks that have never had the chance to discover Toronto’s ravine system!

Here’s how you can become a 2022 InTO the Ravines Community Champion. 

Don’t miss this chance. Apply by May 2!

Basement Flooding Prevention Campaign 🆕

Basements can flood for many reasons. While the City of Toronto is working to improve its complex system of underground pipes, sewers and catch basins, these improvements alone cannot completely protect a home from basement flooding. During heavy rain, the sewers can become overloaded and it’s important for homeowners to take steps to help protect their homes from basement flooding.

For basement flooding prevention tips, City subsidies and related programs and services from the City of Toronto, please visit toronto.ca/basementflooding

Plant a Tree with LEAF 🆕

Planting a new tree can provide shade, enhance local biodiversity, improve air quality and even alleviate stress! Take advantage of the Backyard Tree Planting Program from non-profit LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests). LEAF offers over 50 native tree and shrub species for residential, multi-unit and commercial properties. Choose from Full-Service or Do-It-Yourself options and receive a consultation with a certified arborist to find the right tree for your space, as well as tree care instructions. Learn more and apply at: www.yourleaf.org.

Community Centre 55 Spring Schedule

With the arrival of spring, Community Centre 55 has updated their program schedule for seniors! Check out the fun things planned for each day of the week. Contact information is on the schedule sheet if you have any questions or would like more information on specific programs.

Toronto Small Business Supports

The City of Toronto is providing a variety of programs and services to help small businesses in Toronto recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of this campaign is to help small business and restaurant owners become aware of the many supports available to them. These supports include financial relief programs, grants, webinars, one-on-one consultations, help with digital transformations and more. All information about the available supports for small businesses can be found on one page at Toronto.ca/BusinessSupport.

Business Webinars – The City of Toronto and its partners offer year-round learning opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners, from regularly scheduled seminars to large networking events. Learn more here.

Seniors Assistance Home Maintenance Program 

Spring is almost here and that means it is time for Spring Cleaning! We have workers available to assist seniors, and those living with disabilities, in your constituency with things like yard cleanup, grass cutting, garden prep, leaf raking, and other general outdoor cleanup tasks.

Neighbourhood Watch Program 

Free training in hospitality sector

COVID-19 closures that kept us safe throughout the pandemic have disproportionately affected those working in the hospitality sector. One of the many issues businesses in hospitality are facing as we begin to reopen is a shortage of workers.

In addition, the pandemic has made gaining experience in the sector equally as difficult given the reduced staffing needs during lockdowns. The Hospitality Workers Training Centre is combatting this by offering free hospitality sector training programs. Check out their available training programs here!

Neighbourhood News

Did You Know: Streetlight Reporting 🆕

Did you know that you can report streetlight issues online through Toronto Hydro?

Use the Streetlight Map to locate the streetlight and report outages / issues directly! This is the quickest and most effective way to ensure streetlights are tended to when needed. 

Click here to view the interactive map and report streetlight issues! 

The TTC wants your feedback! 🆕

Every year the TTC participates in an international transit survey, conducted by transit systems across North America, to gain valuable insight from customers on our service. Please share the following information with your networks – feedback is important and will help us provide better service. The surveys take 3-5 minutes and are on our subway and streetcar service. Surveys will be available until May 1, 2022. 

Link for the subway survey

Link for the streetcar survey

Parking notice for student drop-offs 🆕

Our office has received complaints from residents, parents, and administrators in various school areas regarding school drop off and pick up times. We’ve been notified about excessive idling, parking in restricted areas, parking on the wrong side of the road, and vehicles leaving the road way (mounting the sidewalk).

We ask that guardians refrain from any of the above, and we encourage walking/cycling to school when possible. If children must be driven, please consider dropping your children off away from the streets which directly border the school in an effort to minimize congestion.

Not Down The Drain! 🆕

Not Down the Drain: Putting the wrong things in your pipes like grease, wipes & dental floss, can cause basement flooding, pollute our streams, rivers & the Lake, as well as clog City pipes. Find out more at toronto.ca/notdownthedrain.

Sustainable Takeout Containers Survey 🆕

The Beach BIA wants to hear from you!

Are you a Beacher? Do you order takeout? Answer this 2-minute survey for a chance to win a $100 gift card to any Beach restaurant of your choice.

The BIA is working on understanding perceptions of Beach residents around restaurants and bars using Sustainable Takeout Containers as opposed to single-use plastic. As part of this, we have launched the Sustainable Takeout Containers Survey. Applicable restaurants include any food service available for dine-in or take-out along Queen Street East from Coxwell Avenue to Neville Park Boulevard.
Click here to complete the survey!

Bikeshare e-station installed at 85 Lee Ave.

As the warmer weather approaches, the ways we get around the city will change. Many of us will opt to walking, bussing, or biking. Our City of Toronto Bikeshare program is a great resource to use when looking to bike at a low cost. Now, the initiative is becoming even more accessible for #BEY residents with the City’s installation of a new e-station right at 85 Lee Ave.

I highly encourage you to soak up the sun by travelling to your destinations, or even just exploring the city, on a bikeshare bike! 

Community Coyote Safety 

The City has has developed a Coyote Response Strategy to ensure both animals and people remain safe in our neighbourhoods. The strategy helps provide public education to our communities, including the City’s E-Learning Module which has a lot of tips on co-existing with coyotes. For more information, read through the educational pamphlet below. 

Protect the Foxes at Woodbine 

Woodbine has become home to some furry friends! In 2021, the City discovered a fox den under the Woodbine boardwalk. March is typically when Fox kits are born, and although it can be hard to predict where they will have their young, it is possible they will once again have their kits at Woodbine beach. For the safety of the foxes, the City along with Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Toronto Animal Services have filled gaps underneath the boardwalk in order to deter the foxes from denning there once again, and they will continue to monitor the situation closely. Toronto Animal Services, at the advice of Toronto Wildlife Centre, is taking a proactive approach this year to mitigate potential issues. They are encouraging residents to help protect our wildlife and keep our community safe by following a few simple instructions:

  • Never touch wildlife or pick up young wildlife
  • Always keep your dogs on leash, unless in a designated dogs off-leash area 
  • Never feed wildlife as providing food has detrimental impacts to both the animals and the community 
  • Call 311 if you see someone feeding wildlife or an injured or abandoned animal. 

We can all do our part to coexist with nature and ensure that our public spaces remain safe for everyone in our communities, including our furry wildlife neighbors, too! 

Work in the Ward

Watermain Replacement and Road Resurfacing on Denvale Road 🆕

Toronto Hydro Overhead & Underground Civil & Electrical Work; Project 20 Bracebridge Avenue 🆕

Toronto Hydro Overhead Civil & Electrical Work; Project 12-20 Dawes Road 

Toronto Hydro – Overhead Civil & Electrical Upgrade; Project Danforth 

*Work is expected to begin January 2022.

Toronto Hydro – Danforth Ave. Cable Chamber Rebuild 

Munroe Park Avenue Stairs leading to Silver Birch Beach Closed for Construction 

Please be advised that the Munro Park Ave stairs leading to Silver Birch Beach will be under construction. The existing wood and brick staircase is being removed, and concrete steps with a metal handrail are being installed. Weather permitting, this is expected to wrap by late fall.

Access to the Beach can be gained from Neville Park Blvd and Nursewood Rd to the east, and Silverbirch Ave and Willow Ave to the west.

Williamson Ravine Upgrades

Urban Forestry is proposing to plant native trees and shrubs this fall in Williamson Ravine. These plantings are intended to increase the urban tree canopy, improve biodiversity, restore the native plant community, and to prevent soil erosion, following invasive vegetation management. This work is being done as part of the City’s Ravine Strategy.

Toronto Hydro – Danforth 4kv Conversion Work

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