Monthly Archives:May 2015

Outdoor Tennis Clubs

Gary Stothers post on May 29th, 2015
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Parks Forestry and Recreation is reviewing its public tennis court operations and the Policy for Outdoor Community Tennis Club Operations.  We are seeking public input through an online survey and a series of public meetings.  We invite you to share the attached flyer with your members and residents.

  1. The Tennis court Survey is available online now until August 4, 2015 at

2. PFR is hosting a series of public meetings (one in each district).  Everyone is welcome to attend and share their thoughts.


North District

Thursday, June 4, 7-9 p.m.

Edithvale Community Centre – Banquet Hall

131 Finch Avenue West.


Scarborough District

Wednesday, June 10, 7-9 p.m.

Malvern Recreation Centre – Community Room

30 Sewells Rd


Etobicoke/York District

Monday, June 15, 7-9 p.m.

Ken Cox Community Centre – Gym

28 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr.


Toronto/East York District

Tuesday, June, 7-9 p.m.

East York Community Centre – Gym

1081 ½ Pape Ave.


Please RSVP if you will be attending any of the sessions by emailing me at or calling 416-392-0098.




Susan Lewis

Policy Officer, Parks Forestry and Recreation

City of Toronto


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Rail Safety Meeting

Gary Stothers post on May 27th, 2015
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Join us for an informative discussion on Rail Safety

Wednesday May 27
371 Bloor St. West (at Spadina)
U of T Auditorium – UTS/Sociology/OISE Building – St. George Campus

Doors open: 6:30PM
Event begins: 7PM – 8:30PM

RSVP is preferred but not required to attend this event.

Gemini-nominated reporter Cynthia Mulligan from CityNews, 
who was one of the first journalists to cover this story in Toronto, will moderate a panel of leading experts and lead a Q&A period.
Cynthia Quarterman
Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council.

Ms. Quarterman served as the Administrator of the US Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), from 2009 until 2014.

Dr. Mark Winfield 
Associate Professor Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University.

Recently published a working paper entitled “Smart Regulation and Public Safety: Transport Canada’s Safety Management System (SMS) Model and the Lac-Mégantic Disaster”

Don Ashley
National Legislative Director for the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference.

One of Mr. Ashley’s primary concerns is safety for the members of his union and for the public. He has spent his life as a railway worker first as a trainman, then conductor, and eventually went on to become an engineer.

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Bennington Fireworks

Gary Stothers post on May 14th, 2015
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The Bennington annual fireworks celebration will take place on Monday May 18th at 8:30 pm in the park (adjacent to the Bennington Heights Tennis Club on Heath Street East). Donations of $20 per family would be greatly appreciated and can be dropped off in the mail boxes at 181 Bayview Heights Drive(Shelly Raftis) or at 453 Heath Street East (Kyla Bowman) by Thursday, May 14th.

If you’d like to help out with the set up or have questions, please let Shelly know

Feel free to forward to a neighbour

Mariana Andrews


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