April 29, 2022 – eNewsletter

ByBrad Bradford

April 29, 2022 – Newsletter

The sun is shining and the birds are chirping. Spring is here and it’s exciting to see Beaches-East York buzzing with activity once again!

What better way to recognize the transition to warmer days than by celebrating the expansion of our community. Its with the upmost pride, happiness and excitement that we witnessed the breaking-ground of our community’s latest Rapid Housing Initiative project yesterday. Located at Trenton and Cedarvale, this new modular housing development will bring 59 units and on-site supports to those that need it most. We look forward to welcoming the new residents in the coming months and years, showing each and every one of them a big #BEY welcome. 

In the spirit of improving our neighbourhoods, Beaches-East York is sparkling after two weeks of Environment Days, community clean-ups and a jam-packed weekend of Clean Up Toronto Together. 

It was heartwarming to see our neighbours come together to take care of our community. The 91st Toronto Beaver Colony A did a walk around Bowmore School and Fairmount Park last week to pick up trash, in keeping with their promise to help take care of the world. Volunteers from Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine spent their Sunday cleaning our green spaces and ensuring they remain beautiful for everyone. In addition, our team held our second Environment day last weekend. With help from the tremendous City staff and volunteers, we spent the sunny day collecting hazardous household waste, gathering gently used furniture items for Salvation Army donations and distributing free municipal compost. Thank you to everyone that showed up, and to the countless other organizations that pitched in over the past two weeks to help clean up our environment. 

If you didn’t get the chance to get involved, it’s not too late! The community can always use a little more TLC, so take a walk this weekend and keep an eye open for trash, or do some spring cleaning in your home or garden! Together we can ensure BEY remains a beautiful place for us all to enjoy. 

Before environment week even started, there was already a spring in our step with the return of the Beaches Easter Parade two Sundays ago. Established in 1973, we were thrilled to see so many neighbours take part in our long-running Beaches tradition. This parade is one of the many community events we’ve dearly missed over the past two years and we are thrilled to see them back in action. 

Today’s sunshine is encouraging us to get outside! Grab your bike and cruise through the city, bring a book to a local cafe for some sunny reading time, or take a walk through one of our many public parks. Spending time outside is one of my favourite ways to unwind after a busy week and I am sure we can all do with a little more fresh air! 

There is a lot going on in #BEY over the next couple weeks, so keep an eye on my Instagram and Twitter to learn more about what is happening near you! I look forward to seeing you all out and about in beautiful Beaches-East York. 

Enjoy the weekend,

 – Brad


In This Issue

Updates & Announcements from City Hall

Local Event

  • Kids Help Phone: Walk so kids can talk – May 1
  • Toronto Beach Chorale: Mozart in May – May 1
  • Beach Dogs 4 Ukraine – May 1
  • Downsizing and Decluttering – May 3 🆕
  • Confronting Polarization – May 3 
  • Annual Community Police Day – May 7 
  • Afternoon Tea with Centre 55 – May 7  🆕
  • Jazz & Reflection – May 7 🆕
  • Ontario Election ’22 Candidates Meeting – May 12 🆕
  • T.O. Trio and Friends – May 19 🆕
  • Slobberfest – May 28 🆕

Community Programs

  • Volunteer with Garden @ Kimbourne 🆕
  • Free Traditional Cooking Skills Sessions 🆕
  • Registration for CampTO is open! 
  • Sumerlicious applications close TODAY
  • 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

  • Deeply Rooted: New East York Famers Market 🆕
  • Call for walking guide volunteers with AIC 🆕
  • Cast your vote for Toronto’s Official Tree 🆕
  • TAF: Toronto electric vehicle survey 🆕
  • InTO the Ravines Community Champion 
  • 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 

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 councillor_bradford@toronto.ca, and we can get you included in our next issue.


REMINDER

Share your feedback! Complete the #BEY “State of the City” survey 🆕

With a new season on its way and a long winter behind us, I’m sure we’re all eager for another beautiful Toronto summer ahead.

As the City’s current fiscal year is beginning, we’re at a pivotal time for reflection and connecting together on the kind of Toronto we’d like to see.

As my team and I look back on the work our community has done together so far, we want to hear you from you! Share your feedback and needs as a Beaches-East York resident, so we can keep aligning our work to best serve you and your neighbours. As your City Councillor, and local community member, I am here to help make Beaches-East York be the strong, accessible and vibrant community we love.

We have accomplished a lot together, and we can all be proud of the care and hard work Beaches-East Yorkers continually show for each other. With that said, there is always more to do!

Your voice matters: fill out this brief survey to join the conversation and share your feedback. Kindly click on the button below to take part.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to reading each of your responses.

Click here to fill out the survey! Deadline to complete the survey is Sunday, May 1st!


Updates & Announcements from City Hall 

Trenton Modular Housing Breaking Ground 🆕

Yesterday was important day for housing in our city, right here in the East End. As we begin craning in 59 new units of Modular Housing at the corner of Trenton and Cedarvale, we’re building much-needed housing with supports right on site. These units will provide shelter and opportunity for the new neighbours joining us in the months ahead. This work speaks to what we can do now, and in the future. With modular construction, we can get people into housing in months, not years. It’s an innovative way we are supporting residents experiencing homelessness, while improving the supply of affordable housing in our City.  Thank you to all those in Beaches- East York and Toronto who participated in consultations, meetings, & everything in-between. Together, we’re making housing happen.

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 and led 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 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 in the years ahead.

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 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:

  • by filling out an online form
  • by calling 311 and providing them with the exact location of the pothole
  • by tweeting 311, with exact location of the pothole by emailing 311@toronto.ca
  • by emailing 311@toronto.ca

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

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.

Downsizing and Decluttering 🆕

More more information and to reserve your spot for the free event, contact Jade at 416-691-1113 or email jade@centre55.com.

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 3 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. 

Register for free here.

Annual Community Police Day 

TPS 55 Division’s Annual Community Police Day event returns at the East End’s Jimmie Simpson Park. Check out the poster for the details!

Afternoon Tea with Centre 55 🆕

More more information and to reserve your seat, contact Jade at 416-691-1113 or email jade@centre55.com.

Beach United Church: Jazz & Reflection 🆕

Join us for Jazz and Reflection featuring Laura Robinson, Paul Novotny, Ewen Farncombe performing a Springtime tribute to Joni Mitchell.

Come enjoy some familiar songs with amazingly talented musicians on May 7, 4:30pm at Beach United Church (140 Wineva Avenue). Tickets can be reserved here

Ontario Election ’22 Candidates Meeting 🆕

Beaches East-York Interfaith presents Ontario Election 2022 Candidates Meeting, taking place at 7pm on Thursday May 12 at the Church of Resurrection and via Zoom. Hear from your local candidates on housing, education, climate change, health and more. Learn more by clicking here.

T.O. Trio and Friends 🆕

More more information and to reserve your tickets, contact Jade at 416-691-1113 or email jade@centre55.com.

Slobberfest 🆕

Community Centre 55 is thrilled to be able to host the beloved Slobberfest event once again after a two year hiatus. CC55 is in full planning mode and look forward to making this year’s event bigger and better!

The event will be held on Saturday, May 28th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. down at the Leuty Pavilion in the Beaches. They hope to get more people out this year, have more vendors and try some new canine competitions!

CC55 is still searching for more vendors to be a part of the event. Ideally, they are looking for vendors that sell canine products or provide canine services. Dog rescue organizations are also welcomed as well as other business vendors if appropriate. Check out the flyer below to learn more about the event and how you can get involved! 

For more information on becoming a vendor, contact jade Maitland @ 416-691-1113 ext. 224 or by email at jade@centre55.com 

Vendor registration closes May 23, 2022. 


Community Programs

Volunteer with Garden @ Kimbourne 🆕

Garden @ Kimbourne is looking for volunteers to help with their local community garden. The group gathers every Wednesday from 6pm – 8pm and Sundays from Noon to 2:30pm. Enhance your Green Thumb and get involved by visiting their website!

Free Traditional Cooking Skills Session 🆕

Kimbourne United Church will be hosting free, virtual and in-person traditional cooking skills workshops every 3rd Thursday of the month. All skill-levels and ages are welcome! Click here to learn more about the workshops and register. 

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 close TODAY! 

Summerlicious, one of the city’s most popular culinary celebrations, is returning this summer from August 12 to 28, 2022. Applications for restaurants opened April 14 and close today, April 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

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 Program 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

Deeply Rooted: New East York Farmers Market 🆕

East York is home to Toronto’s latest farmers market: Deeply Rooted. Located at 455 Cosburn Avenue, the market will be operating every Sunday from 9am – 2pm, beginning May 8. Deeply Rooted is dedicated to creating a farmers market that focuses on highlighting Black and Indigenous vendors. Their market will also generate and circulate money within the Black and Indigenous communities to combat the injustices within the food industry. 

Vendor applications for the 2022 market season are open! To learn more about the market and submit a vendor application, visit their website here

Call for walking guide volunteers with AIC 🆕

Achilles International Canada (AIC) is in need of able bodied walking guides for our Beaches Chapter. AIC provides opportunities for people with disabilities to achieve their own personal athletic goals. Currently our programs include running, walking and wheelchair rolling.

We encourage all levels and abilities: people who have never run in their lives to those training for marathons. AIC meets every Saturday morning at 8:30 at the Woodbine Beach Parking Lot, Lakeshore Blvd. If you are interested in becoming a walking guide please visit the AIC website to register or come out on a Saturday morning to meet the group. 

Cast your vote for Toronto’s official tree!🆕

Toronto residents are invited to help select Toronto‘s new official tree, through online voting now through May 10.

Anyone who lives in Toronto can vote, and the four trees to choose from are Birch, Maple, Oak or Pine. The tree with the most votes will become the city’s official tree and will be announced this spring. The four proposed tree options are native to Toronto, are easy to identify and can be found across the city.

Vote online at toronto.ca/officialtree and share on social media using the hashtag #TorontoOfficialTree. 

TAF: Toronto electric vehicle survey 🆕

Are you interested in electric vehicles (EV)? Many Toronto residents are purchasing EVs because of rising gas prices and climate change. But concerns have been raised about the lack of publicly accessible EV charging stations, especially by residents who do not have a garage or driveway.

If you drive an EV or would like to, we want to hear from you. Take two minutes to complete this anonymous survey from The Atmospheric Fund (TAF), and your responses will help inform where and how quickly more EV chargers are needed in our community.

Click here to complete the survey.

Toronto Nature Stewards: Call for volunteers 🆕

Toronto Nature Stewards are looking for volunteers to help keep our protect our urban ecosystems. Bonus: volunteering for TNS counts towards High School requirements for community service hours! 

We all enjoy the benefits of the ravines and natural areas. Our unique urban forest is home to abundant wildlife and an oasis for citizens in Canada’s largest City. The ravines connect important ecosystems, connect our communities, and connect us to nature – one of the pillars of a sustainable planet and sustainable living.

Toronto Nature Stewards (TNS) believe that stewardship is part of the solution. Protecting and caring for the land is essential. Our vision is a Toronto with healthy biodiverse ecosystems where plants, animals and humans can thrive together.Toronto

Nature Stewards aims to take stewardship further – our agreement with City of Toronto, Urban Forestry allows for more ravine stewardship without direct supervision by City of Toronto staff. Instead, volunteer Stewards work under the direction of trained Lead Stewards. This way, we harness the power of hundreds of volunteers across Toronto.

Learn more about the the Toronto Nature Stewards and how you can get involved by visiting https://torontonaturestewards.org

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!

Did You Know: Streetlight Reporting 

Did you know that you can report streetlight issues online through Toronto Hydro’s new interactive map?

Use the Streetlight Map to locate the streetlight and report outages / issues directly to Toronto Hydro! 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

Student drop-off concerns 

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. 


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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