In June, City Council approved the Ashbridges Bay site for the new streetcars and Leslie Street as the connecting track to Queen. The new streetcars are fully accessible for passengers using strollers, wheelchairs and walkers. They have larger capacity, will be air conditioned in summer, have more entrances/exits and a proof-of-payment system to get people on and off quickly. Better transit will mean cleaner air for our neighbourhoods
Today the City of Toronto released new information on toronto.ca/open
The City launched the Open Data website last year to allow everyone easier access to City of Toronto data. The data can be downloaded and used freely by community members in various ways, including for research and the development of new applications, such as the application created for Doors Open (released May 2010) and another that maps Toronto’s licensed child care centres.
City Fire Fighters responded to three arson fires within 17 minutes just after 4 a.m. on June 13th in the Gerrard -Jones area. Materials found in the laneways were used as fuel to burn three garages. The Office of the Fire Marshall is investigating.
Waterfront Toronto, in partnership with the Toronto and Region Conversation Authority (TRCA) are now moving forward on an $8 million upgrade at Tommy Thompson Park, affectionately known as the Leslie Street Spit.