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Dupont Corridor Open House Thursday, May 4, 2017

Join Councillors Cressy and Layton for a drop-in open house on coming developments along the Dupont Corridor

Date: Thursday, May 4th 6:30 – 9:00pm

Location: Sacre-Coeur Elementary School, Gymnasium (98 Essex St)

In March 2016, Councillors Layton and Cressy wrote to our Dupont communities with an update on the settlements the City reached on 840 and 500 Dupont, as well as 420 Dupont/275 Albany Ave. A settlement has also been reached on 740 Dupont.

Today, there are still some elements to these applications where we can provide input. Join us on May 4th for an update on these developments, as well as to provide input on the public realm design, transportation details, and more.

For more information, see the meeting notice here.

 

 

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Rail Safety Town Hall

Hosted by MPs Carolyn Bennett & Chrystia Freeland with special guest Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport

Date: Wednesday April 27, 2016

Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM

Location: Walmer Road Baptist Church  188 Lowther Ave,  Toronto (Walmer & Lowther)

Join Rail Safety First in welcoming our new Minister of Transport the Hon. Marc Garneau, MP (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce–Westmount) as a guest speaker at a Town Hall  to examine rail safety in Canada

Are you concerned about the sharp increase of dangerous goods transported by rail across Canada? This is your chance to show our Federal representatives that rail safety needs to be a priority for Ottawa.

  • THIS IS THE RAIL LINE JUST NORTH OF DUPONT ST
  • BLAST ZONE IS ONE KM AROUND THE TRACKS…That is All of Seaton Village…..

View the invitation on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1879770405567820/

City TV news “It’s a stunning increase.. proportionately, a 28,000-per cent increase in a matter of four years” says Henry Wiercinski of Rail Safety First.

Read the article: http://www.citynews.ca/2016/04/26/rail-safety-group-wants-to-prevent-a-lac-megantic-disaster-in-toronto/

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CN CP Rail Line + Town Hall

On February 25, 2016 Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, tabled the Canada Transportation Act Review Report in Parliament.

The Review acknowledges the risks inherent in the interface between commuter rail service and freight service (page 179) but as a solution offers (only) encouragement of interested parties to collaborate.

Minister Garneau stated the government is interested in hearing the perspectives of federal colleagues, provincial and territorial counterparts, indigenous communities, and private and public stakeholders in the coming weeks and months regarding the issues raised by the report.

Good news: The Review does open the door to a longer term permanent solution. Here’s a chance to let Minister Garneau know your concerns and ideas

RAIL SAFETY TOWN HALL MEETING presented by Rail Safety First

Date: Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Walmer Road Baptist Church [188 Lowther Ave (Walmer & Lowther)]

 

Join Rail Safety First in welcoming our new Minister of Transport the Hon. Marc Garneau, MP (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce–Westmount) as a guest speaker at a Town Hall  to examine rail safety in Canada

Hosted by Hon. Carolyn Bennett, MP (Toronto–St. Paul’s) and Hon. Chrystia Freeland, MP (University-Rosedale).

Rail Safety First Website: http://www.railsafetyfirst.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/railsafetyfirst

 

Canada Transportation Act Review and CN/CP Rail Lines in the press + Municipal Reaction

This article from Railway Age (March 2016): “Transport Canada scrutinized for safety snafus”: The reputation of Canada’s much-criticized rail regulator is being further pummeled, both by its elected master and by the union representing lineside safety inspectors.Read more….

 

The Globe and Mail coverage also March 2016: Ten-second procedure might have averted Lac-Mégantic disaster;  and: Ottawa’s plans to address rail safety under scrutiny

 

From the Toronto Star (April 6, 2016): City takes rail worries to new transport minister Mayor John Tory and 17 councillors urge Marc Garneau to act on slew of concerns ignored by previous government.

 

CBC’s The Current (April 13, 2016):  Canada’s most dangerous railway crossingshttp://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-april-13-2016-1.3533281/cbc-investigation-uncovers-canada-s-most-dangerous-railway-crossings-1.3533314on

 

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