Portuguese Day Parade this Sunday, June 14 (Road Closures)

On Sunday, June 14, 2015, at 11 am, the Portuguese Day Parade will take place. Event organizers anticipate 10,000 participants, 100 motor vehicles, 40 floats, and six musical bands.

Parade route:
• Formation area: Lansdowne Avenue and College Street
• Southbound on Lansdowne Avenue to Dundas Street W
• Eastbound on Dundas Street West to Trinity Bellwoods Park
• Dispersal area: Dundas Street W and Gore Vale Avenue as well as Trinity Bellwoods Park

Motorists can expect delays in the area and should consider alternate methods of transportation.

Full road closures:
9 am – 1 pm: Lansdowne Avenue, from Bloor Street West to College Street
10:45 am – 3 pm: Lansdowne Avenue, from College Street to Dundas Street West
Dundas Street West, from Sorauren Avenue to Bathurst Street

The TTC will be re-routing buses during the event and will experience delays.

The parade will take place regardless of weather conditions.

Before June 10th: Have your say about the Gardiner Expressway


On June 10, Council will make a choice that could impact Toronto residents for several generations.

There are two alternatives on the table:

  • Boulevard: removes the section of the Gardiner elevated expressway between Jarvis and the Logan ramps, replacing it with a modern 8-lane Boulevard that ties directly to the remaining Gardiner at Jarvis, and to the DVP in the east: price tag – $461 million
  • Hybrid option: maintains the existing structure with a few modifications, like replacing the Logan ramps east of the Don River with new ramps at Cherry Street, and adding a service road: price tag – $919 million

While traffic times are estimated to increase by up to 2–3 minutes if the Boulevard option is chosen, this affects only 3% of the people who travel to the downtown core during the peak time of the weekday morning commute.

CodeBlueTO thinks the money saved by choosing the Boulevard could be better spent helping the majority of Torontonians by funding better transit, creating more affordable housing, or any number of other pressing priorities facing this city.

If you share their view, please fill out the survey at http://togethertoronto.ca/campaigns/gardiner

Be the First to See Fort York Bridge Designs (June 2, 2015)

Attend the community meeting on June 2 see the design concepts for the Fort York Bridge.

  • Fort York Bridge Community Meeting
    Tuesday, June 2 – 6:00 p.m.
    Fort York Visitor Centre, 250 Fort York Boulevard (map).

fort york bridgeThe Fort York pedestrian and cycling bridge will be a key piece of infrastructure in our ward. It will link people by foot and bike from Wellington, across to the Ordnance Triangle and Liberty Village, to Fort York – tying together our parks, historic sites, and communities.

This meeting will be your opportunity to view the three proposed designs, ask questions of the design teams, and provide your comments on each.

The meeting format will be as follows:

  • An informal open house from 6:00pm until 6:30pm to allow community members to view the proposed designs and provide their comments.
  • Between 6:30pm and 8:30pm, each of the three design teams will have 15 minutes to present their design and will be available to answer any questions.
  • The informal open house will resume at 8:30pm until 9:00pm to allow community members to review the boards and provide any final comments.

The comments received by the end of the meeting will be summarized and submitted to the project Evaluation Committee the following day.

Please note: there will not be an online opportunity to provide comments on the designs. If you’d like to have a say, please attend this meeting to make your voice heard.

The first Community Information Meeting was held on January 8, 2015. For more information about the project please visit fortyorkbridge.mmm.ca.

Download a PDF of the Meeting Notice here.


Community Meeting for Fort York Bridge, June 2, 2015

FortYorkBridgeBuild Toronto, in partnership with the City of Toronto and MMM Group, invite you to the project’s second community information meeting.

When: Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm – presentations and Q&A from 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Fort York Visitor Centre, 250 Fort York Boulevard (map)

This will be your opportunity to view the proposed designs, ask questions of the design teams and provide your comments.

The comments received by the end of the meeting will be summarized and submitted to the project Evaluation Committee the following day.

Please click here to learn more about the first Community Information Meeting held on January 8, 2015 or visit fortyorkbridge.mmm.ca for more information about the project.

Download the notice here.

Expansion of Toronto’s Cycle Network – Tell the City What You Think

bike-750048_1280Trinity Bellwoods is newly served by the City’s expanding cycle network (with connections now on Shaw, Richmond Street and others). The City’s cycling network includes many types of infrastructure, such as Cycle Tracks, bicycle lanes, shared roadway routes and multi-use pathways.

The City of Toronto is developing a new 10-year plan for growing, connecting and renewing Toronto’s  bikeway network. They would like your help to plan where they should invest in bike lanes.

Please take this 10 minute survey from the City of Toronto to let hear what you think are the most important considerations when planning the future network.


In addition to feedback on the wider cycle network, the City is collecting feedback on the Richmond/Adelaide cycle lane pilot project. Please provide your feedback on these important cycle connection at  the link below: