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New EY street sign logos in limbo but alive pending Council consideration

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017

The question of whether the East York logo can appear on new and replacement street signs in the former borough remains up in the air but still alive after Toronto’s City Council’s Public Works and Infrastructure Committee was deadlocked…

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Councillors and former mayors say Sept. 19 public support for street sign logos is urgent

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017

Former East York mayors Alan Redway and Michael Prue, along with representatives of local historical and preservation groups and city councillors all say the public needs to let politicians know they want to see the EY logo continue to appear on local street signs at a meeting Tues. Sept. 19.

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Sept. 13 Kairos Kitchi Blanket Exercise will give insight into colonization

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017

A participatory exercise that can offer non-aboriginal East York residents insight into the impact of colonization on Canada’s Indigenous peoples is being held today at 5:30 p.m. in East Lynn Park.

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Woodbine bike lanes ease travel for two-wheelers but impact on auto traffic angers some car drivers and nearby residents

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017

Bike lanes along the length of Woodbine Avenue from Queen Street East all the way up to O’Connor Drive are now fully installed…

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Woodbine bike lanes being used before they’re even done!

Posted by on Aug 19, 2017

On the afternoon of Saturday August 19, with construction cones still in place, a steady flow of riders could be seen already using the unfinished lanes.

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EAST YORK ADVOCATE 032: Conflicting goals

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017

In an effort to reduce traffic gridlock and improve the environment our Toronto mayor and city council have adopted policies aimed at reducing the number of motor vehicles in the city by undertaking to build more rapid transit, reducing the number of parking spaces available and by installing bicycle lanes on major city streets.  Some have called this “a war on cars.” While both Queen’s Park and Ottawa are apparently supportive of these city of Toronto policies, in reality they conflict with the long-standing provincial and federal policies of encouraging the growth of the manufacturing sector.  This conflict is especially significant since the manufacturing sector in Ontario is largely based on making motor vehicle parts and assembling them to be sold and driven in Ontario as well as elsewhere. Most of the motor vehicle assembly plants are in the...

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