REQUEST FOR PARTICIPANTS: EGLINTON WEST LRT COMMUNITY WORKING GROUP (CWG)

Please see attachment below providing details about the newly formed Eglinton West LRT Community Working Group (CWG). Responses will be accepted by email only.

SMART CITIES EVENT AT RICHVIEW LIBRARY

You are invited to participate in one of five workshops hosted by Toronto Public Library, in support of the City of Toronto’s Smart Cities Challenge proposal. You will be part of a small group who will learn more about the Smart Cities Challenge, and then discuss and brainstorm the big issues in your communities and Toronto and possible solutions. Event Details Where: Richview Branch, 1806 Islington Avenue When: Wednesday, January 17, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

LAMBTON WOODS TRAIL CONCEPT SURVEY

The City of Toronto is developing a Trail Concept Plan for the Lambton Woods Environmentally Significant Area (ESA). The goal is to achieve a balance between the enhancement and management of ecological, recreational, cultural, functional, and social uses and needs of the site, while maintaining appropriate trails. The community is invited to learn more and provide input through the public consultation as well as this online survey:

ROAD RESURFACING ON EGLINTON AVENUE WEST

The City of Toronto started resurfacing Eglinton Avenue West. The contractor has completed the work from 100 metres east of Martin Grove Road, to Islington Avenue – phase 1 and 2. The contractor will return in the spring of 2018 to complete the remaining phases of work. This work is being done because our inspection of the road shows that it needs repaving and sections of damaged curb and sidewalk need to be replaced to bring them to a state of good repair. A new sidewalk will be added on the north side of Eglinton Avenue West between Jane Street and Scarlett Road. This work is part of the Council-approved 2017 Capital Works Program to renew aging city roads and sidewalk for current and future needs. A new update will be distributed before work starts in the Spring.

TORONTO BUDGET 2018 - BE ENGAGED

The 2018 Budget was launched on November 30. There are several ways to share your views on the budget. You can make a public presentation at one on the Budget subcommittee meetings. I will be chairing the meeting at the Etobicoke Civic Centre on January 8 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. To register to speak, call 416-392-4666 or email buc@toronto.ca, fax 416-392-1879 or mail to Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 10th floor, West Tower, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2. To find our more on how to participate please visit the link below. If you cannot attend please do not hesitate to send me an email.

EGLINTON WEST LRT

There has been a lot of discussion around the proposed Eglinton West LRT. If you didn't have the opportunity to attend one of the public consultations, please take a few moments to fill out the survey below.

HOME ENERGY LOAN PROGRAM (HELP)

Tired of a cold, drafty home and high energy bills - HELP is here! Through the City of Toronto's Home Energy Loan Program (HELP), you can get a low-interest loan to cover the cost of a new high-efficiency furnace, new windows, doors, insulation and more. And if you want to go the extra mile, the loan can also cover the cost of solar rooftop panels, solar hot water heaters, and geothermal heating and cooling! The great thing about Toronto's Home Energy Loan Program, is that at the same time that you make your home more comfortable and reduce your energy bills, you'll also be reducing the emissions that contribute to climate change.

ADULT AND SENIOR TTC MONTHLY PASSES ON PRESTO

Adult & senior TTC Monthly Passes on PRESTO on sale Sept 23 buy one at select Shoppers Drug Marts or at prestocard.ca

CITY INTRODUCES NEW SCHOOL SAFETY ZONES

The safety zones have new features aimed at improving the safety of children walking to school and are part of the City’s $80-million Vision Zero Road Safety Plan and overall traffic safety measures. The School Safety Zones feature new school zone safety signs with flashing beacons, school zone pavement stencils, "Watch your speed" driver feedback signs and zebra markings at school crosswalks. In addition, City staff will be extending the coverage of enhanced pavement markings up to 250 metres away from school buildings to help encourage active transportation to school, which includes walking or biking. Ward 4 recently received a new School Safety Zone near Father Serra Catholic Elementary School at 111 Sun Row Dr. "The safety of all pedestrians, but particularly children, must be a priority in this city,” said Mayor Tory. "Through the School Safety Zone program, we have looked at how children travel to school and have added measures to keep them safe on their journey." The City's Vision Zero Road Safety Plan, approved by Toronto City Council in 2016, contains a series of measures and strategies aimed at eliminating deaths and serious injuries on Toronto streets as well as improving safety for all road users. The City's Vision Zero website includes a mapping tool showing safety measures in place and future planned work as well as safety tips for all road users aimed at making streets safer:

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