BIA calls for greater local control over new federal infrastructure funding

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The Roncesvalles Living Sidewalk Project has received strong support from all three Residents’ Associations and the Roncesvalles Village BIA, and yet a substantial funding gap remains. The federal government has proposed to release new funds for infrastructure projects, of which our project certainly deserves priority: Our project would integrate Roncesvalles’ stormwater sewer with an innovative new tree planting system that would finally allow urban trees to … Read More

Messages From MP Gerard Kennedy and RVBIA Chair Tony Cauch

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From Gerard Kennedy’s press release: Today parliament will be debating an urgent opposition motion to release half of any new federal infrastructure funding from cost-sharing in order to create jobs in the most effective, fair and efficient fashion. Over the past three weeks, government reports and opposition research have confirmed that parliamentary direction is needed or new infrastructure funds will … Read More

Do you have lead water pipes? Replace them now!

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Many Roncesvalles property owners may unknowingly have lead water service pipes. These pipes are usually undersized, resulting in low water pressure. More importantly, lead exposure is harmful, especially to children and pregnant women. Likely beginning in July, the City will be replacing its lead water service mains during the reconstruction of Roncesvalles. The City says this water main replacement period … Read More

Roncesvalles reconstruction now extended to 15 months +

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Councillor Gord Perks has informed us that City staff now plan to repair the sanitary sewers during the 2009-10 reconstruction of Roncesvalles. For those keeping track, that now makes four major projects that will be part of the repair: 1) the sewers, 2) the lead water main replacements, 3) the sidewalks and 4) the TTC streetcar tracks. Obviously, it is … Read More

Walk and Bike for Life Community Meeting

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We know a lot of our neighbours along Roncesvalles are cyclists. We’d like to invite you to a discussion in mid-January about better integrating cycling into the neighbourhood. We’ll also talk about enhancing the experience of pedestrians and making Roncesvalles a true “slow” street, in the best sense of that word. At the meeting, we’d like to hear your ideas. … Read More

Western Waterfront Master Plan public meeting and open house – December 9

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From the City of Toronto’s Waterfront website: The Western Waterfront Master Plan Team would like to invite you to attend the 3rd Public Meeting and Open House for the Master Plan to be held on December 9th at St. Joseph’s Health Centre (30 The Queensway, Toronto), at 7:00 p.m.  Meeting Notice City of Toronto: Western Waterfront Public Consultation

Bloor Dundas Avenue Study information boards now available online

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The City is conducting an “Avenue Study,” which will make recommendations on how best to implement the City’s Official Plan along Bloor Street, between Keele and Dundas West, and along Dundas West from Bloor to Roncesvalles. These recommendations will determine zoning, development and planning policies for the area. The Roncesvalles Village BIA is taking part in the study’s community consultation … Read More

Roncesvalles reconstruction to take 12 months, beginning August 2009

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Councillor Gord Perks has informed the BIA that the 2009-10 reconstruction of Roncesvalles is tentatively scheduled to take place between August 2009 and August 2010.  The reconstruction time has expanded due to a provincial requirement that the lead water mains beneath Roncesvalles be replaced. This requirement adds an additional big project to the existing two (the sidewalks and the street/streetcar … Read More

Roncesvalles EA display boards available online

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On July 9, the City of Toronto and the TTC hosted an open house to outline various proposals for the 2009-10 reconstruction of Roncesvalles. The open house is part of the Environmental Assessment process, required under provincial law. The City’s Roncesvalles EA page can be viewed here. The City also posted the display boards that were shown during the open … Read More

Roncesvalles Avenue Environmental Assessment Public Open House July 9th

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The public is invited to an Open House and Public Consultation regarding the planned streetscape improvements of Roncesvalles Avenue in 2009. The Open House will be on Wednesday, July 9th from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Room at Emmanuel Howard Park United Church (214 Wright Avenue at Roncesvalles). The City regards public consultation as an important part of … Read More