Friday, January 28, 2011

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

TTC Service Changes - Leaside 56 Bus

A message from Geoff Kettel
Community Connector, Advocate and Consultant

The TTC has announced service reductions on 48 routes including the 56 Leaside.

56 LEASIDE – No service after 10:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. No service after 7:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. No service west of Laird Drive to Eglinton Station Sunday/holiday daytime.

Public meetings to discuss these changes are being held next week

TTC Public Meetings on Proposed Route Changes

Proposed route changes being considered for implementation in May 2011 would reallocate service, during some times of the week, from bus routes which have low ridership. These changes are required to free up resources to increase service on routes where it is needed most due to record-level ridership.

Four public meetings will be held to provide information on the routes which are proposed for reallocation and alternatives to those routes, and to obtain feedback from customers (these venues have barrier-free access):

  • Monday, January 24, 2011, 7:00pm to 9:00pm - Metro Hall, Room 308/309, 55 John Street at King Street; direct access from St Andrew Station.
  • Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 7:00pm to 9:00pm - North York Central Library, Memorial Hall, 5120 Yonge Street; direct access from North York Centre Station.
  • Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 7:00pm to 9:00pm - Scarborough Civic Centre, Rotunda, 150 Borough Drive; direct access from Scarborough Centre Station.
  • Thursday, January 27, 2011, 7:00pm to 9:00pm - Elmbank Community Centre, lower level, 10 Rampart Road (south east corner of Finch Avenue and Martin Grove Road); access from 36 Finch West, 46 Martin Grove, and 191 Highway 27 Rocket bus routes.
For those unable to attend any of these meetings, but wish to provide comment, go to TTC Service Complaint/Suggestion Form.

The public can also call the TTC at 416-393-3030, Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm, or can contact their City Councillor.

Proposed Route Changes

Monday, January 10, 2011

Don Valley West -- All Politicians Town Hall

Please join Rob Oliphant, M.P. as he appears alongside Member of Provincial Parliament, the Hon. Kathleen Wynne, new Ward 25 Toronto City Councillor Jaye Robinson, Ward 26 Councillor John Parker and Public School Trustee Gerri Gershon.

The event, taking place on February 17, 2010 at 7:00 pm, will be held in the Conference Room of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) Centre - 1929 Bayview Avenue, north of Eglinton.

Please come prepared with questions you would like to address to your Don Valley West political representatives.

January Coffee & Conversations

Join Rob Oliphant, M.P. for his next series of Coffee & Conversation events.  This is an excellent opportunity for you to bring forward your thoughts and concerns with things that are happening in Ottawa, in Don Valley West, in Canada, and throughout the world.

Monday January 24, 2011
10am - Second Cup (311 York Mills Road)

Monday January 24, 2011
7pm - Locke Library (3083 Yonge Street)

Wednesday January 26, 2011
7pm - Tim Hortons (150 Wynford Drive)

Thursday January 27, 2011
10am - Don Mills Public Library - Auditorium (888 Lawrence Avenue East)

Thursday January 27, 2011
7pm - Jenner Jean-Marie Community Centre (48 Thorncliffe Park Drive)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Third Best Year for Existing Home Sales

TORONTO, January 6, 2011 -- Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 4,395 existing home sales for the month of December, bringing the 2010 total to 86,170 – down by one per cent compared to 2009.

"Market conditions were anything but uniform in 2010. We went from super-charged sales activity during the first four months of the year, to a marked drop-off in transactions in the summer and then in the fall saw sales climb back to levels that are sustainable over the longer term," said TREB President Bill Johnston.

"New Federal Government-mandated mortgage lending guidelines, higher borrowing costs and misconceptions about the HST caused a pause in home buying in the summer. As it became clear that the HST was not applicable to the sale price of an existing home and buyers realized that home ownership remained affordable, market conditions improved," continued Johnston.

Read More:

TREB Housing Market Charts for December 2010

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year's Levees

Toronto Police Service invites you to:
WHAT: 53 Division New Year's Levee
WHEN: Sunday January 9 2011, 12noon to 4pm
WHERE: 53 Division 75 Eglinton Av. W.
Phone: 416-808-5300
Meet Police dogs, vintage police cars, Police mascot etc.

Rob Oliphant MP and Kathleen Wynne MPP
invite you to:
WHAT: Don Valley West New Year's Levee
WHEN: Saturday January 15, 1-3pm
WHERE: Toronto Botanical Garden - Floral Room
777 Lawrence Avenue East (at Leslie Street)