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January 14, 2015 – Thai Pongal Statement

I would like to take this opportunity to wish members of the Canadian Tamil community Happy Thai Pongal and Pongal Vazhthukkal.

Pongal, which falls on the first day of the Tamil month Thai is a harvest festival that coincides with the winter solstice. Pongal is dedicated to the Sun God Surya and marks the beginning of the northward journey of the sun from its southernmost-limit, a movement referred to as ‘uttarayana’.

TTC Bus Garage

The TTC is proposing to build a transit garage to maintain over 200 buses at the northeast corner of Kennedy Road and McNicoll Avenue, adjacent to Mon Sheong Seniors Home.

This will introduce hundreds of buses on our streets and add more unwanted pollution in our area.