Category: News

TTC looking to Portlands for its storage facility

By DAVID NICKLE (The Mirror) The exact site for the $345 million light rail transit vehicle garage hasn’t been finalized, but one way or another, it looks as though the Toronto Transit Commission will be putting the structure somewhere in or near the Portlands. The maintenance and storage facility is part of the package in… Read more »

Council Highlights – City Council meeting of May 25, 26 and 27, 2009

Green roofs in Toronto Council decided to make “green roof” rooftop vegetation mandatory on new, large buildings constructed in Toronto. Green roofs will be required on most new, large buildings effective next February. The bylaw’s effective date for new industrial buildings is one year later (February 2011). Green roofs reduce the urban heat island effect,… Read more »

Toronto’s beaches now open to swimmers

Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth) officially announced the start of the 2009 beach season today at Centre Island Beach, one of Toronto’s seven swimming beaches to achieve international Blue Flag certification for quality.

Unveiling Rivertowne Mural with creative young artists

  I’m very proud of the young artists who painted this human rights mural at their new home in Rivertowne.   This mural is a real community effort — from the 11 to 13 year-old artists who painted it, to the community artists and the Ralph Thornton Centre, who helped inspire them.  Thanks for all your… Read more »