Crosstown Construction Notice: Kennedy Station – Tree Removal East of Kennedy – Sept 30, 2016

 

Clearing and Grubbing (Stage 2) at the Future Kennedy Station

What work is Taking Place?

  • In preparation for future construction at Kennedy Station, crews will be clearing and grubbing in the vicinity of Eglinton Avenue East and Kennedy Road for the upgrading and relocation of utilities and the widening of the Eglinton Avenue East roadway.
  • As part of this work, a number of shrubs, bushes and trees closest to the curbside will be removed. Additionally, a number of trees in close proximity to the construction zone may also require removal or protection during construction.
  • All appropriate permissions and permits to remove trees in conflict with station construction are obtained prior to the start of this work.
  • Remaining tree removal and protection will be performed based on the future Kennedy Station construction plan.

Where

  • Crews will be present in the vicinity of the current Kennedy Station and associated roadways, as well as on Eglinton Avenue East between Kennedy Road and Midland Avenue.
  • Trees to be removed are present along the roadway of Eglinton Avenue East, along the Eglinton Avenue Loops both west and east of the bridge over the rail line, and on the west side of the rail line in both the north and south Kennedy Station parking lots.

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Timing

  • Work will begin in early October 2016 and will last for approximately one month.
  • Work will take place between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

What to expect

  • Residents and businesses nearby should anticipate noise from chainsaws and wood chippers for the removal of debris.

Traffic & Pedestrian Details

  • Temporary lane closures of the curbside lanes of Eglinton Avenue East are expected.
  • Pedestrian and property access will be maintained.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near work sites.

For more information, please contact Grace Lau or Brittany Maxwell at the East Community Office.

Thank you for your patience as we work to build this important project.

Please support your local businesses during construction.

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TPS Public Consultation

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Tonight from 5pm to 8pm at McGregor Park Community Centre (2231 Lawrence ave E), the Toronto Police Service will be holding a public consultation to receive your feedback on modernizing the Police force. Your feedback at this session is crucial, as it will shape the next generation of policing in your community.

Toronto Police Services Board Chair Andy Pringle will be hosting the seventh community consultation session on the modernization of the Toronto Police Service tonight (Tuesday, September 13, 2016) from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., at the McGregor Park Community Centre, 2231 Lawrence Avenue East.

Members of the public are encouraged to read the Transformational Task Force Interim Report, in particular the report’s 24 recommendations. The report can be seen here.

The session will include remarks from the Chair and break-out tables designed to get the public’s input on the future of policing. The consultation session will also be streamed live on Facebook.

Members of the public are also encouraged to submit their thoughts through email or video message. Visit Have Your Say for details.