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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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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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Group to vote on list of Greenwood Station second-exits Sept. 12

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017

The Local Working Group established by the Toronto Transit Commission to help determine the location of a second exit from Greenwood Station will vote to select eight candidate sites at a meeting on Tues. September 12. The group, comprised of representatives from the neighbourhood and various stakeholders such as local businesses and agencies and regular users of the station, was established after a meeting in April and has heard input from the public at two previous meetings in May and June. The September 12 meeting, to be held 6:30-8:30 in the basement at St. David’s Anglican Church at 49 Donlands Ave. across from Donlands Station, is also open to the public. The eight locations the meeting selects will next be considered for technical analysis by the TTCs in order to help the LWG to rank them in terms of...

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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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Woodbine bike lanes to be installed August 18-31

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017

City of Toronto crews will begin a two-week project to install dedicated bike lanes along the length of Woodbine Avenue on August 18 according to a schedule released by the city’s Public Works Department. The first phase, Aug. 18-24, is expected to see completion of lanes on both sides of Woodbine between O’Connor Drive and Danforth Ave., with the southerly section to Queen Street, estimated to require only four days from August 25 through 28. Traffic will be reduced to one-lane in each direction during the process and there will be no stopping or on-street parking allowed.  More info at...

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New lower speed limits in EY will save lives, councillors say

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016

The City of Toronto has installed scores of new signs along most of Danforth Avenue as well as much of Gerrard Street E., Main St. and part of Pape Ave. to let motorists know the speed limit has been reduced from 50 to 40 kilometres per hour.

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