Get a Coffee with a Cop – This Friday

This Friday at the McDonald’s at 65 Ellesmere Rd, your local officers in 41 Division will be bringing a great opportunity to Scarborough:  Coffee with a Cop.

CWC 41 Division McDonalds Flyer Ellesmere rev-page-001Coffee with a Cop allows police officers and community members come together in an informal, neutral space, to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee”

One of the keys to Coffee with a Cop’s success is that is removes the physical barriers that routinely exist between police officers and community members, allowing for relaxed, one-on-one interactions. Informal contact in a friendly atmosphere increases trust between police officers and the members of our community which is critical to public safety and problem solving.

Please see the following link for a short video on the program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fm1wBzS0oc

Councillor Thompson’s Town Hall Meetings

This year, Councillor Thompson will be hosting his annual community Town Halls at the following dates and locations:

April 21st (Today)

St Albert catholic School
1125 Midland
7-9pm

April 27th
Ellesmere Statton PS
739 Ellesmere
7-9pm

May 25th
Precious Blood Catholic School
1035 Pharmacy
7-9pm

May 31st
Ionview Public School
90 Ionview Rd
7-9pm

These meetings are open to all, and we encourage residents to come out to hear from your Local Police in 41 Division, your local Municipal Licensing and Standards Officers, and your Water, Solid waste and Transportation officials regarding any new developments within your community.

TTC News Release – SRT Closure this weekend

TTC News Release – SRT Closure this weekend

Signal and track work on Line 2 this weekend

This weekend, April 23-24, crews will replace 1,350 ft. of rail on Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth), requiring the portion of the subway line between Victoria Park and Kennedy stations to close. Shuttle buses will run frequently, stopping only at subway stations along the route.
Wheel-Trans buses will be available for customers requiring accessible transit. TTC staff will be on-site at all affected stations to assist customers.

In addition to the rail replacement, crews will conduct switch replacement at the Kennedy Station crossover and switch maintenance between Warden and Kennedy stations. Crews will also complete other maintenance work, including drain snaking for plumbing at the Massey Creek exit west of Kennedy Station, and fence repair in the open areas around the track.

Maintaining subway infrastructure in a state-of-good-repair is critical to ensuring a safe, reliable transit system. While the TTC does much of its maintenance work on the subway at the conclusion of service each night, it will continue to require weekend closures to complete improvements to infrastructure and signals, such as automatic train control. One weekend of work during a subway closure equals about five weeks of nightly work. The TTC appreciates the public’s patience and understanding.

Regular service resumes Monday at 6 a.m. The next three schedule subway closures are:

Line 2: Pape to St George early closing – April 30
Line 2: Bathurst to Jane closure – May 7-8
Line 2: Pape to St George late opening – May 15

For a full list of upcoming subway closures, please visit ttc.ca.

Bus diversion – April 22-25

Due to a crane lift requiring a road closure at Yonge St. at Eglinton Ave. E., the following bus routes will divert from Fri., April 22 at 8:30 p.m. to Mon., April 25 at 5:30 a.m.:

– 34 Eglinton East
– 51 Leslie
– 54 Lawrence East
– 56A Leaside
– 100C Flemingdon Park
– 103 Mt Pleasant North
– 334 Eglinton East
– 354 Lawrence East

Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards

Do you know someone or a community group who is making a difference in Toronto by reducing barriers to civic participation? Celebrate their accomplishments – nominate them for an award

AccessThe City’s Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards recognize significant efforts of Toronto residents who are working to build a city in which all residents are full and equal participants in the social, cultural, economic, recreational and political life of the city. Each year, the City celebrates the contributions made by nominated residents or groups at an awards ceremony held in December.

Deadline for submitting nominations is Monday, May 2, 2016.

Nominees must be residents of the City of Toronto.

To nominate and for more information including past recipients: www.toronto.ca/civicawards