If you’re a Leafs fan like me, this past week has been a whirlwind! Beyond the NHL though, it’s been an exciting time for City Council and local announcements. As the days get longer and the temperature gets warmer, we are seeing more and more events taking place in person – it’s great to see our #BEY community buzzing with energy. Read below to see the latest news and events in Beaches – East York.
Last Monday we welcomed the return of CafeTO for a third season. Since its inception in 2020 following the first wave of the pandemic, CafeTO has helped local restaurants keep their doors open when dining indoors was not possible. This year, we are again waiving permit and application fees for the program – crucial at a time when many small businesses are getting back on their feet. As the patios start rolling out, can’t wait to see you out supporting local and enjoying an East End favourite, alfresco style!
At City Council this week, we deliberated and moved ahead on several key Toronto-wide items including: advancing housing agreements and reiterating the need for support from government partners to make housing happen, reviewing the latest updates on our action plan to confront anti-Black racism, and expanding internet access across the city.
In good news for safer streets, the City of Toronto’s 50 Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) devices are currently rotating to the next round of locations to help reduce speeding at more areas with safety concerns, encourage a wide-ranging deterrent effect and raise public awareness about the need to slow down and obey posted speed limits. Beaches – East York will be receiving two of these new ASE devices, one at St Clair Avenue East, West of Marilyn Crescent and one at Kingston Road near Glen Manor Drive. Click here to view all 50 ASE locations.
This May, and always, we take time to appreciate our Front Line Heroes. Throughout the month we are recognizing our hard working Nurses, Firefighters, Paramedics and Police Services for their continued contributions to our City. This brave group of men and women work tirelessly with the upmost dedication and professional to ensure we are kept safe and healthy. Thank you for all you do.
It’s Junos week and we are so thrilled to see the return of the Juno Awards, Canada’s music awards hosted here in Toronto. The past couple months have seen big progress for Toronto’s music scene with the renewal of the Amplified Music on Patios Pilot Project, the approval of Toronto’s Music Strategy and the approval of a D.Y.I music space. What better way to celebrate the music in our City than by recognizing some of Canada’s biggest artists in their recent accomplishments. The awards will be broadcasted live on May 15, so tune into CBC this Sunday to cheer on our local music talent!
Last but not least, I am looking forward to seeing the Leafs play (and win) against Tampa Bay tomorrow. After what has been a nail-biting series, I am sure many of us are eager to cheer on our Toronto team this weekend. So get your leafs gear on and grab a meal at a local pub tomorrow evening to watch history be made.
#BEY is bustling 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.
In This Issue
- Toronto drops COVID-19 Emergency Declaration 🆕
- City installing 50 ASE devices across Toronto 🆕
- Trenton Modular Housing Breaking Ground
- Amplified Live Music on Patios program extended for 2022
- Council approves Toronto Music Strategy
- D.I.Y. Music & Rehearsal Venue approved by Council
- Plans for Summer Season in the Beach
- City of Toronto Archives TTC 100-years of Moving Toronto exhibit
- Upcoming Vaccine Clinics 🆕
- T.O. Trio and Friends – May 19
- Slobberfest – May 28
- East End Eats – June 2 🆕
- Love Sick – June 2, 3 & 4 🆕
- Kew Beach Lawn Bowling Club & Croquet Open House – June 4 & 14 🆕
- Danforth East Community Association Garage Sale – June 11 🆕
- De-escalation training available for street-front retailers 🆕
- Access Alliance: Hiring Community Program Workers 🆕
- TRCA is hiring Lifeguards & Camp Councillors! 🆕
- Volunteer with Garden @ Kimbourne
- Free Traditional Cooking Skills Sessions
- Registration for CampTO still open
- 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
- Beach BIA Silent Auction in support of Beach Metro News 🆕
- Survey: City of Toronto naming public spaces 🆕
- Destination Danforth Business Loading & Parking Survey 🆕
- East York Farmer’s Market is open! 🆕
- Bee a good neighbour 🆕
- Dogs in the city 🆕
- Deeply Rooted: New East York Famers Market
- Call for walking guide volunteers with AIC
- TAF: Toronto electric vehicle survey
- Toronto Nature Stewards: Call for Volunteers
- Did You Know: Streetlight reporting
- Student drop-off concerns
- Not Down The Drain!
- Sustainable Takeout Containers Survey
- Community Coyote Safety Information
- Sewer Main Relining Upgrades at Various Locations 🆕
- Toronto Hydro Underground Electrical Upgrade; Project Kingston – Waverley 🆕
- Destination Danforth Extension Notice 🆕
- 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 Rebuild
- Munroe Park Avenue Stairs Closed for Construction
- Williamson Ravine Upgrades
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🚴 DVP & Gardiner Closure June 5 🚧 🆕
There will be a full road closure of a portion of the Gardiner and the Don Valley Parkway (Humber River to York Mills Road) on June 5 to accommodate the Bike for Brain Health in support of Baycrest. Cyclists will be raising money and cycling the DVP in support of Alzheimer’s research.
The closures will begin on June 5 at 2am and will end on June 5 at 2pm.
Route map can be found here.
Updates & Announcements from City Hall
Toronto drops COVID-19 Emergency Declaration 🆕
On May 9, 2022, Mayor John Tory issued an official declaration terminating the municipal emergency first declared on March 23, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
While, COVID-19 remains a serious concern requiring ongoing efforts and vigilance, the City’s efforts in fighting COVID-19 have placed Toronto in a position where the emergency declared in response to the pandemic can be terminated. The City has been working over the past several months to ensure staff redeployed due to the emergency declaration could return to their pre-pandemic positions without disrupting ongoing service delivery.
This declaration, which was in place for 777 days, was the first official emergency declaration in the history of the modern city of Toronto.
City installing 50 ASE devices across Toronto 🆕
The City of Toronto’s 50 Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) devices are currently rotating to the next round of locations to help reduce speeding at more areas with safety concerns, encourage a wide-ranging deterrent effect and raise public awareness about the need to slow down and obey posted speed limits.
This will be the fifth round of locations since the beginning of enforcement in July 2020. As per provincial requirements, warning signs were installed at all new locations to warn drivers in advance.
Beaches – East York will be receiving two of these new ASE devices, one at Saint Clair Avenue East, West of Marilyn Crescent and one at Kingston Road near Glen Manor Drive. Click here to view all 50 ASE locations.
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. The month of April saw big steps 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 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.
T.O. Trio and Friends
More more information and to reserve your tickets, contact Jade at 416-691-1113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
Vendor registration closes May 23, 2022.
East End Eats 🆕
East End Eats invites guests to explore the vibrant neighbourhood of Queen and Broadview in Toronto’s east end, sampling delicious food and beverage pairings at participating businesses.
On the evening of Thursday, June 2, follow the tour route with a group of like-minded philanthropic young professionals, then gather at the historic Broadview Hotel for an after-party. Over 150 guests will participate in this inaugural Impact Council event, raising funds for Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) while celebrating some of the incredible businesses in our East Toronto community.
Learn more about the evening and purchase tickets here.
Lovesick is presented in collaboration with Bard in the Park Toronto, and will be performed in Norwood Park June 2 – 3, and Kew Gardens Park June 13 – 19.
For more information to to purchase tickets, click here.
Kew Beaches Lawn Bowling & Croquet Club Open House 🆕
Kew Beach Lawn Bowling Club & Croquet is holding an open house on Saturday June 4th 10am – 4pm and Tuesday June 14th 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Located at the foot of Lee Avenue, right by the lake, the KBLB club is open to new members and has reasonable annual fees that allow everyone to join the sport at the social or competition level that suits them. Equipment is provided so all you need to bring is running shoes!
Danforth East Community Association Garage Sale 🆕
DECA’s annual neighbourhood wide yard sale is back! Put your yard sale on the big map and help people find you. Our local retailers will be joining in the fun with a sidewalk sale along Danforth East hosted by the Danforth Mosaic BIA. Visit DECA.to/yardsale for more info and to put your sale on the map.
De-escalation training available for street-front retailers 🆕
The City of Toronto is offering de-escalation training sessions for street-front retailers. The sessions are geared to managers or employees who interact with the general public regularly and would like to learn strategies and skills for communicating with individuals who may be street involved or displaying agitated behaviours. Level 1 training must be completed before taking Level 2 training. Learn more and register for free here.
Access Alliance: Hiring Community Program Workers 🆕
Active Alliance is hiring 13 Community Program Workers.
Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services is a Community Health Centre that aims to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities. They do this by facilitating access to services and addressing systemic inequities. The Centre envisions a future in which diverse individuals, families and communities can achieve health with dignity.
To learn more about the postings & submit your application, click here. Deadline for application is May 18!
TRCA is hiring Lifeguards & Camp Councillors! 🆕
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is now hiring Lifeguards and Camp Counsellors for its 2022 summer season! Enjoy a summer job with competitive wages and benefits that include FREE access to all TRCA parks and discounts on activities across the GTA!
Click here to learn more about these positions & apply.
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 still 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.
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
Beach BIA Silent Auction in support of Beach Metro News 🆕
Going, going, gone! The Beach BIA is hosting a silent auction in support of Beach Metro News this week until May 15. Don’t miss your chance to support our community news source. Click here to see the bid-worthy list of auction items.
Survey: City of Toronto naming public spaces 🆕
The City of Toronto is currently developing a new framework to guide how it commemorates public figures and events in monuments, streets and place names, and Torontonians are being asked to provide their feedback. The framework will help to develop a more equitable, inclusive and community-centred approach to naming and commemoration.
A survey is now live on the City’s website where people can provide input on how the City should name streets, parks and buildings in the future. The online survey is open until Sunday, May 29: www.toronto.ca/community-people/get-involved/community/recognition-review/.
Destination Danforth Business Loading & Parking Survey 🆕
The City of Toronto is inviting business owners and operators to provide input on their loading and delivery needs along Danforth Avenue from Dawes Road to Victoria Park Avenue.
Your input will help inform the design process of the future project to complete the Destination Danforth to Victoria Park Avenue.
This survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete.
Public and stakeholder opinions, along with technical and policy considerations will be used to inform City staff recommendations.
East York Farmer’s Market is open! 🆕
Open every Tuesday from 8am – 2pm at the East York Community Centre, the East York Farmer’s Market is your one stop shop for everything fresh and delicious!
For more information on the market and to see the full list of 2022 vendors, visit the EYFM Facebook page!
Bee a good neighbour 🆕
Want to BEE a good neighbour? Learn about the do’s and don’ts for your lawn and how to grow pollinator-friendly gardens! Avoid prohibited plants that can pose a threat to human health or natural areas and cut grass regularly. Delight neighbours with your garden but don’t block sidewalks or driver and pedestrian views. Learn more at toronto.ca/GrassAndGardens.
Dogs in the City 🆕
Toronto is a city of dog lovers, but it is important to remember that not everyone feels the same way about dogs. Here are few ways to keep the peace and share our spaces safely:
- Keep your dog under control and on a leash unless in designated dogs off-leash areas. Off-leash dogs can commit dangerous acts, which can lead to written warnings or dangerous dog orders.
- Pick up after your dog and dispose of waste properly. The City has Green Bins for organic waste in all dogs off-leash areas in parks and has recently expanded the pilot to add dog waste compartments to street litter bins.
- Respect our natural habitats and wildlife. Stay on trails and make sure your dogs don’t trample plants or chase wildlife.
- Purchase a pet license for your dog. If they get lost, a pet licence will get them home faster. When you purchase a pet licence, you can also receive exclusive offers and discounts through the BluePaw rewards program.
More tips for being a good dog owner: toronto.ca/DogsInTheCity.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
Sewer Main Relining Upgrades at Various Locations 🆕
The City of Toronto will be rehabilitating existing sewer infrastructure in your area. The project is part of the Council-approved Capital Works Program to renew aging infrastructure, reduce the risk of leaks, and ensure continued long-term reliable sewer service. Depending on the type of repairs needed, construction will be completed in two or three phases over the next 8 months. Each construction phase will last approximately three to seven days.
This work is essential to ensure the City’s infrastructure remains safe, in a state of good repair and able to meet Toronto’s needs. During construction, the contractor is responsible for all aspects of health and safety on site as specified under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. Click here to learn more about this work.
Streets that will be affected are:
- Westlake Avenue
- Lumsden Ave
- Crewe Avenue
- Westbrook Avenue
- Orley Avenue
- Epsom Avenue
- Chisholm Avenue
- Doncaster Avenue
- Gatwick avenue
- Newmarket avenue
- Gates Avenue
- Harris Avenue
- Danforth Avenue
- Siver Birch
- Pine Avenue
- Beech Avenue
- Spruce Hill Road
Toronto Hydro Underground Electrical Upgrade; Project Kingston – Waverley 🆕
Destination Danforth Extension Notice 🆕
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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