The Gardiner Expressway East Environmental Assessment and Public Forum

Hello All,

I just wanted to let everyone know that The City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto held a media briefing yesterday regarding the Gardiner Expressway East Environmental Assessment (EA). The media briefing presentation can be viewed in full by clicking here: Gardiner East Assessment

This evening the public will have an opportunity to comment on the presentation regarding four EA options: Maintain, Improve, Replace, and Remove. Details of the public meeting are:
Thursday, February 6, 2014
6:30 to 9 p.m.
Toronto Reference Library
The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon
789 Yonge Street
The open house will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by presentations at 7 p.m. Those who cannot attend the meeting in person may participate and watch the meeting online via the project website at:
The public notice can be viewed by clicking here: Public Notice


East End Arts: Free Networking & Professional Development Events

Hello All,

I just wanted to let everyone know about some great upcoming events being run by East End Arts, a Local Arts Service Organization created to serve the east end of Toronto.

Friday JANUARY 17, 7-9pm: Visual Artists Show & Share. Receive and share friendly feedback on your visual artwork at Art Cave, 155 Lamb Ave.

Tuesday JANUARY 28, 7-9pm: Business Tips for the New & Experienced Artist. A small panel of new and experienced artists will discuss their experiences with business development. At Beach Business Hub, 2181 Queen St. E., #301.

Wednesday FEBRUARY 5, 1:30-3pm:  Coffee & Grants.  Learn about how to write and submit a community arts grant to the Toronto Arts Council.

Monday FEBRUARY 17, 10am-5:30pm:  Family Art Attack!  Celebrate family day by competing in family teams to create works of art.

Wednesday FEBRUARY 26, noon-3pm: Making a Living Making Art: Protecting Your Creative Rights.  Co-presented with Neighbourhood Arts Network.

These are a fun way to meet other local artists and community members and hopefully learn something new in the process.

All are welcome but space is limited so please, sign up online.

Important Information for Homeowners Without Power from Electrical Safety Authority

Hello Everyone,

I want to share with all of you some information from the Electrical Safety Authority regarding advice for homeowners without power due to the Ice Storm.

If your neighbours have power and you don’t, it could be because the wiring on/in your house is damaged. You will need a licensed electrician to repair the damage before Toronto Hydro can re-connect you to the main power supply. Once the work is completed, please place a sign on your door indicating that you are ready to be reconnected.

Ice Storm Update

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Hi Ward 32,

The Ice Storm hit our area particularly badly and crews are working around the clock restoring power. Unfortunately, at this time Toronto Hydro is not providing estimates about when the power will be restored, however there are dozens of crews working as fast as they can.

It has been very difficult to reach anyone at Toronto Hydro, so I have been collecting streets and addresses without power and sending them directly. Please send me an email ( to let me know that you are still without power.

I have been connecting with residents in person, on Facebook and on twitter throughout the storm and recovery. Please check my twitter (@mary_margaret32) for constant updates.

As of Noon, December 27th 32,480 customers are now without power. Hydro crews are continuing to work around the clock to restore service. Toronto Hydro has the following advice for residents:

  • If part of your home is still without power, it could be because a tree is still hanging on a wire. Please be patient as we work to clear all trees.
  • Check to see if your neighbours have power, if they don’t, it is likely that more work is to be done on your street.
  • If your home is the only house without electricity, check your electrical panel inside the home to see if the breakers are in the “on” position.
  • Check the electrical service entry outside your home to see if it is damaged or the service wire is “down”.  If the wire is down, please stay back and contact us at 416-542-8000 to report the downed wire.
  • Customers who have power are asked to leave a porch light on which will allow crews to identify those who do not have power more quickly.

The closest warming centre to our neighbourhood is Matty Eckler Community Centre at 953 Gerrard Street East. Local Librarys including, the beach, main street and Danforth/Coxwell are also open. Good Life Fitness is providing showers to anyone that needs hot water.

For constant updates please follow my twitter and check Facebook.


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Mary-Margaret McMahon


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