June 23, 2008
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Recent TCAT activities and news items:
- Martin Goodman Trail Redesign at Ontario Place - Open House June 26
- Bike Train Launch - June 27
- Ward 21 Toronto Cyclists Union meeting with Councillor Joe Mihevc - July 3
- South Kingsway-Queensway Interchange update - Report goes to Community Council July 7
- TCAT and others discuss cycling in Toronto on TFO
1. Martin Goodman Trail Redesign at Ontario Place - Open House June 26
From the June edition of Cyclometer:
The transformation of the Martin Goodman Trail at Ontario Place will consist of extending the trail from Marilyn Bell Park to the existing trail within Coronation Park at Strachan Avenue.
Approximately 1100m in length, the trail will run parallel to Lake Shore Boulevard. This trail will become a popular amenity for a variety of uses. Construction is anticipated to start in fall 2008 and be completed by summer 2009.
Waterfront Toronto would like to invite you to learn more about this exciting project at its second Public Open House:
Date: Thursday, June 26, 2008
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Waterfront Toronto Offices
20 Bay Street, Suite 1310, Main Boardroom
For more information contact Amanda Flude at 416-214-1344 ext. 276 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Bike Train Launch - June 27
Bike Train is a TCAT supporter and is set to begin its second year of service. Join Bike Train staff and partners for the Official Launch of the Toronto-Niagara Bike Train.
Date: Friday, June 27
Time: Press Conference - 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Location: Union Station (Great Hall)
- The Honourable Peter Fonseca, Ontario Minister of Tourism
- Burkhard Mausberg, President, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation
- Councillor Adrian Heaps, City of Toronto; Chair, Cycling Advisory Committee
- Michael Fenn, CEO, Metrolinx
- Janice Thomson, Executive Director, Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce
For more information click here
3. Ward 21 Toronto Cyclists Union meeting with Councillor Joe Mihevc - July 3
For those living in Ward 21 or those interested in plans for improving the cycling environment in this ward, you are invited to attend the first ward chapter meeting of the Toronto Cyclists Union, co-hosted by the local City Councillor Joe Mihevc.
Date: Thursday, July 3
Time: 6:30 - 8:25 p.m.
Location: Wychwood Library (1431 Bathurst St., just south of St. Clair Avenue West), main floor
For more information on the Toronto Cyclists Union click here
4. South Kingsway-Queensway Interchange update - Report goes to Community Council July 7
It's been a while since TCAT News last reported on the debate around a redesign for the South Kingsway-Queensway Interchange in Ward 13. The Toronto Urban Renewal Network (TURN) has been busy organizing residents interested in designing and building an interchange that improves safety and accessibility for pedestrians, cyclists and transit users.
City staff have been working to develop a proposal for a redesign, and this report will go to Etobicoke-York Community Council (EYCC) on July 7th.
TURN is asking for help through letters and deputations at the July 7th EYCC meeting -- especially from folks living in the west end. The group will also be hosting a meeting this week to discuss how to mobilize support. Contact email@example.com for more information.
For the latest updates from TURN, visit their web site by clicking here
For more information on the project, you can read a recent article from the Toronto Star by clicking here
5. TCAT and others discuss cycling in Toronto on TFO
On June 2nd, TFO (Ontario's French language television network) aired a segment on cycling in Toronto on its daily current affairs program Panorama. The Toronto Cyclists Union's Yvonne Bambrick, City of Toronto's Christina Bouchard, and TCAT's Fred Sztabinski appear, along with a few others.
If you'd like to view the segment (in French) click here
If you know of other cycling or pedestrian related calendars to include, please let us know by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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