Your City, My City. Join the Discussion. Have Your Say!

Taken from the Toronto Star, Saturday, March 6, 2010:

“Do you want a better Toronto?  If so, this is your call to arms.  The Star has recruited 30 bloggers to ignite a debate ahead of election day, Oct. 25, about how to make the city great.  If you don’t like what you see, then apply to join the team.  Opine.  Report.  Send us a video.  Argue your case.  The conversation starts now.”

Metrolinx Georgetown Transit Line Expansion

CTC Railbender Invite (text below)

We need your support to ask questions and show that there is public support for a clean, electric transit vision for the future.

This forum hosted by the City of Toronto, is an opportunity for public discussion of the proposed Metrolinx expansion of the Georgetown South transit line and the rail link from Union Station to Pearson. The Board of Health supports expanded public transit as a way to reduce vehicle traffic, but remains concerned about health risks and air quality impacts predicted with the proposed diesel rail expansion.

Date: Monday, March 22, 2010

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Place: Council Chambers, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street W.

Moderator: Eva Ligeti, Executive Director, Clean Air Partnership

Panelists:

  • Gary McNeil, Executive VP, Metrolinx
  • Minister of the Environment, Ontario (invited)
  • Prof. Christopher Kennedy, Transportation Infrastructure Expert
  • Dr. David McKeown, Toronto Medical Officer of Health

Questions from the audience will follow the panel discussion.

This forum is hosted by City Councillors John Filion, Chair of the Toronto Board of Health, and Paula Fletcher, Chair, Parks & Environment Committee. Everyone is welcome to attend. No registration is necessary.

Humber River Regional Hospital Update

What is the latest on the Humber River Regional Hospital project?

This project has been moved back by up to one year due to pressures on the construction industry. Building is now likely to begin in 2011-12.

“Friday, November 27th, 2009 marked another important milestone for our hospital’s future when Board Chair Norm Naumoff and President & CEO Rueben Devlin joined many Humber River staff, physicians and volunteers as the local Member of Provincial Parliament, Mr. Monte Kwinter, revealed the Government of Ontario’s Project Sign on the site of our new hospital. Members of our community, the larger redevelopment team and representatives from Infrastructure Ontario were also on hand to witness this exciting event.

Now everyone driving by the MTO Downsview property on Keele Street or on Wilson Avenue can see two large signs announcing the great future that lies ahead for our hospital.

Lean, green and digital, our new home will be Ontario’s first digital hospital, a showcase facility dedicated to providing the best patient care.” http://www.hrrh.on.ca/newmodel/default.asp

Full Day Kindergarten Schools Announced

The Ontario government has released the list naming the schools that will be involved in phase-one roll out of the full-day learning program for kindergarten and senior kindergarten children throughout Ontario.  The school in York are:

Bala Avenue Community School, Cordella Jr. PS, Dennis Avenue Community School, Harwood PS, HJ Alexander CS, Portage Trail JCS, Weston Memorial Jr. PS, Santa Maria Catholic School, St. John Bosco Catholic School, St. Maurice Catholic School.