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StreetPLAY in Seaton Village – starting Friday, June 2, 2017 4:00 – 8:00pm

Please join your community members and Earth Day Canada for the first Seaton Village StreetPLAY event on Markham St (north of Barton Ave) and Follis Ave (from just west of Markham)

Friday, June 2, 2017 from 4:00 – 8:00pm

It’s a simple idea – open up our local neighbourhood streets to children and youth so they can connect with friends and play right outside their front door.

The Toronto StreetPLAY Pilot Project (TSPP) will test regularly scheduled, partial closures for street play on 6 residential blocks between June and November 2017. The purpose of the project is to test a permit program for regularly occurring street closures to support neighbourhood outdoor play. The

The first phase is being rolled out TODAY – June 2

All kids from the neighbourhood are welcome to play on these streets!

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Please go to the StreetPLAY website to view the schedule and for more info

 

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Bloor St Bike Lanes Project Update Public Drop in Monday, June 5, 2017

Bloor Street Bike Lanes Shaw Street to Avenue Road Project Update

The Bloor Street Bike Lane Pilot Project was approved by City Council in May 2016. The installation of the separated bike lanes (cycle tracks) on Bloor Street West from Shaw Street (east of Ossington Avenue) to Avenue Road was completed in late August 2016.

The pilot project will allow us to demonstrate and study the impacts and benefits of bike lanes on Bloor Street. Extensive monitoring and evaluation is being carried out and will be reported to Council later this year.

Public Drop-in Event

Join us for our third public event to learn about the technical evaluation completed to date, review summaries of on-going public feedback, and discuss your experience and suggestions for the future of these cycling facilities.

Date & Time: Monday, June 5, 2017, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre – Gym 427 Bloor Street West

Local Councillors Mike Layton and Joe Cressy will be in attendance. All information materials presented will be posted online shortly following the event.

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Contact: Jason Diceman Sr. Public Consultation Coordinator
Public Consultation Unit City of Toronto,

Metro Hall, 19th Fl.,

55 John St. Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

Tel: 416-338-2830 Fax: 416-392-2974 Email: jason.diceman@toronto.ca

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From Councillor Cressy

As the 1-year Bloor Street bike lane pilot project continues, join me, Councillor Layton, and City staff on June 5th for a mid-pilot public consultation.

The City has been working hard on the extensive monitoring, evaluation, and consultation program since the project’s installation. Come out on June 5th to learn about the technical evaluation completed to date, review of summaries of ongoing public feedback, and discuss your experience, feedback and suggestions for the future.

You can find more information on the City’s website, or by viewing the meeting flyer here. Earlier this year, the City also released preliminary portions of data (collected 6 weeks after installation) that has been collected on the project. You can find more information here

 

NOTE: Stay tuned for details regarding a June SVRA meeting with City staff to discuss a very helpful set of updates and further information about the Bloor St Bike Lane Project that staff and the Councillor want to ensure is shared with the Seaton Village community.

 

Recent press

May 31, 2017  – CBC:  Toronto cyclists calling for Bloor Street bike lane pilot project to be made permanent

June 1, 2017 – Toronto Star: Bloor St. bike lanes working, cyclists say, though drivers may not agree 

June 2, 2017 – Dandyhorse Magazine: Schools for bike lanes on Bloor

 

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Bloor St Bike Lane Pilot Project Feedback Survey #2 – final day to participate

 

Bloor St Bike Lanes – Last day to complete survey #2! 

The online Bloor Street Bike Lanes – Feedback Survey #2 was launched by the City in December 2016 and will close at midnight – TONIGHT – Thursday, May 4, 2017

Feedback Survey #2: http://cityoftoronto.fluidsurveys.com/s/bloor2016/

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FYI for those concerned about local business input in the process:

150 Unique businesses submitted responses to the City’s 1st survey and extensive outreach from the City/project lead Jason Diceman continues to ensure local business participation in the study. A parallel study on the local economic impact of bike lanes on Bloor Street is being led by the Toronto Center for Active Transportation (TCAT), in partnership with University of Toronto, and sponsorship from Metcalf Foundation, Bloor Annex BIA, and Korea Town BIA. University students with an iPad will be visiting store front businesses again this spring to interview merchants directly.
MORE BUSINESS CONSULTATION IN PROGRESS

So far the TCAT/ UofT Economic Impact Survey has interviewed 248 store front merchants in the Economic Study Area on Bloor Street between Christie Street and Robert Street:

Once prior to bike lane installation in October-November 2015;
Again shortly after bike lane installation in October-November 2016; and will again this spring 2017.

City staff will continue to reach out to business over the coming weeks through the local BIAs and directly. Businesses are being encouraged to contact the City to discuss the project and impacts to their businesses.

A new business-focused City online Survey #3 will be launched this summer, to gather more feedback on the pilot bike lanes from local business operators along Bloor Street from Ossington Avenue to Bay Street. We will be asking more in-depth questions to better understand how different kinds of businesses have been affected in different ways.

COMMUNITY CONSULTATION – the SVRA asked for this and the City is delivering!            

PUBLIC DROPIN EVENT #3 – JUNE 5, 2017

A third public information event is scheduled for Monday, June 5, 4-8pm, at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre. Members of the public are invited to speak directly with the project team, to ask questions and share comments about the pilot bike lanes on Bloor Street. Information will be provided on the latest traffic analysis, online feedback survey results, and next steps for minor design modifications and overall evaluation of the project.

Local Councillors Mike Layton and Joe Cressy will be in attendance. A formal event notice will be distributed in the coming weeks.

Learn more about the project history and latest update (February 24, 2017) at: http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly…

Project lead:

Jason Diceman
Sr. Public Consultation Coordinator
Public Consultation Unit, PPF&A
City of Toronto
Metro Hall, 19th Floor
55 John Street, Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

416-338-2830
Jason.Diceman@toronto.ca

Follow us on Twitter – @GetInvolvedTO

 

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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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SVRA Meeting Wednesday, April 12 2017

SVRA Meeting  –  Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm

Location: St Albans Boys and Girls Club, upstairs in the AV room (midway down hall on right side)

Agenda

Other Business:

  • April 22 – Vermont Square Park Community Cleanup!
  • Compost + Ward 20 Environment Days,
  • Westbank – Honest Ed’s/ Mirvish Village Redevelopment update

Have a great idea for a local project? Would you like to volunteer and want to learn how? Questions? Would you like to add to the agenda? Please send us a message: seatonvillagetoronto@gmail.com

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SVRA + Palmerston School Council joint Traffic/Transportation and Safety Meeting Wednesday January 18th 2017

Please join the SVRA and Palmerston School Council to discuss school zone and area traffic and safety with the SVRA, members of the school’s Admin and school council, 14 Division and Colin Burns from Councillor Cressy’s office

When: Wednesday, January 18th

Time: Open House: 6:00 – 6:30    Meeting 6:30 – 8:30pm

Location: Palmerston Ave Jr Public School, 734 Palmerston Ave – in the school library

Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. Brief description of purpose of meeting = 20 minutes
  3. Transportation & Traffic Safety (TTS) Committee organization = 10 minutes
  4. Break out focus group sessions = 30 minutes
  5. Identify 4 or 5 major priorities to present to Transportation Services = 20 minutes
  6. TTS Committee next steps  = 10 minutes
  7. Dupont and Palmerston Crossing = 30 minutes from 8:15 – 8:45pm – discuss options for the crossing and to try and settle on one option.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  we will not be discussing the Bloor St Bike lane project and the alleged impacts on Barton Ave traffic and neighbourhood parking at this meeting. Given the pilot has several months of information gathering and review to go and there exists means to input information about the lanes/impacts, it is believed further discussion is premature and there are MANY other significant neighbourhood issues and concerns to be considered.

To learn more about the pilot project, participate in the City’s online survey, obtain contact information for project lead, Jason Diceman, please visit the City’s dedicated Bloor St Bike lane project page

Background information

SVRA Website Traffic page – most complete history:  https://seatonvillage.ca/traffic-safety/

 

Child care will be available. Please RSVP the SVRA to indicate how many children require care

Pizza and veggies will be available for the kids in care – please indicate any food sensitivities or allergies in advance!

Hope to see you there!

 

NOTE: Here are the meeting SVRA and PSC School Zone and Area Traffic_Transportation_Safety Meeting January 18_2017 for the SVRA + Palmerston School Traffic and Safety Meeting

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