Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Enough Talk: Let's Walk the Walk (Eglinton 2020)

An invitation to participate in a walk across Eglinton Avenue from Kennedy to Mount Dennis through the middle of the city.

All residents, community organizations and elected officials areinvited to walk with Eglinton 2020 and be part of the future planning and shaping of Eglinton Avenue above-ground as under-ground work begins on the Eglinton CrosstownLRT.

This is a once in a lifetime chance to shape the middle of the city in a sustainable, neighbourhood and business friendly way where pedestrians, motorists, cyclists and people of all ages can live and move on Eglinton.

Help ensure the future of Eglinton is properly planned and sustainable for decades to come.

Date: Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Time: 12 p.m. (or call 416-781-2395 to join along the way)

Location: Kennedy TTC Station (Kennedy and Eglinton) to Mt. Dennis Library (Eglinton & Weston Road)

To R.S.V.P. or join along the way please contact the Office of MPP Mike Colle:
Tel: 416-781-2395


For more information about Eglinton 2020 visit ...and ‘like’ the Facebook page!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Construction Notice BAYVIEW & MILLWOOD

According to Memorandum delivered to Bayview Merchants today

The following streets are part of the 2011 Council Approved Budget for Local Road Resurfacing program to be delivered by Road Operations:

Bayview Avenue (from Millwood Road to Eglinton Ave E.)
Millwood Road (from Bayview Avenue to Laird Drive)

The above work is scheduled to commence on August 15, 2011 with the anticipated completion date on September 9, 2011, weather permitting.

To view copy of the Construction Notification letter which was (or will be) delivered to the affected local business owners and residents during the week of August 8 to August 12, 2011, please follow this link:

2011 Community Environment Days!

Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose

Do your part in creating a cleaner, greener and more liveable Toronto. Bring us your unused and unwanted household items and you will help to:

  • Extend the life of a product by offering it to someone for reuse.
  • Reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and ensure that it is properly recycled.
  • Ensure that hazardous waste materials are disposed of safely.

Thursday, September 15
Hosted by Councillor Stintz
North Toronto Memorial Arena
174 Orchard View Blvd. (off Yonge St., north of Eglinton Ave. W.)

Saturday, September 24
Hosted by Councillor Parker
Leaside Memorial Gardens
1073 Millwood Rd. (at Laird Dr.)

Saturday, October 1
Hosted by Councillor Robinson
York Mills Collegiate Institute
490 York Mills Rd. (east parking lot)

All Saturday and Sunday events are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All Thursday events are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Full Schedule:

Residential cooking oil now accepted at Drop-off Depots and Community Environment Days

Cooking oil - from residential homes, apartments and condos - is now accepted as household hazardous waste at Drop-off Depots and Community Environment Days. (Please note the drop-off hours for household hazardous waste are different from the general operating hours.)  Cooking oil should delivered in a sealed container labelled "Used cooking oil."

Cooking oil should never be poured down the sink, drain or toilet because it can negatively impact sewer pipes systems in your home and neighbourhood, causing sewer backups. Small amounts can go in the Green Bin if soaked up with a paper towel or frozen/hardened.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

TREB Housing Market Charts - July 2011

July Sales & Average Price Up Compared to 2010

TORONTO, August 4, 2011 — Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 7,922 transactions through the TorontoMLS® system in July 2011, representing a 23 per cent increase over July 2010. Total sales through the first seven months of this year amounted to 55,863 –down by 1.3 per cent compared to the same period in 2010. After adjusting for seasonal fluctuations, the July figure continued to point to an annual sales result close to 90,000 –in line with results from the previous six months.

"Strong home sales continued in July, with a substantial rebound over last summer’s slow-down brought about by higher mortgage rates, new lending guidelines and misconceptions about the HST. The greatest rebound was seen in the condominium apartment segment in the City of Toronto," said Toronto Real Estate Board President Richard Silver. "If the current pace of sales holds up, we could see the second best year on record under the current TREB market area."

The average selling price in July was $459,122 –up by almost ten per cent compared to the July 2010 average of $418,675.

“Tight market conditions have boosted the annual rate of price growth this year. However, the listings situation is starting to improve. A better supplied market later this year and into 2012 would lead to a more sustainable rate of price growth,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

Full Report: