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Toronto City Council Update – July 2015

At the July 2015 meeting of Toronto City Council, I introduced Motion MM8.13 which recommended that:

“City Council request the City Manager, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Transit Commission, to report to the September 30 and October 1, 2015 City Council meeting on a complete financial analysis and cost breakdown of the expenditures for the proposed $181 million Toronto Transit Commission McNicoll Bus Garage approved by Toronto City Council.”

McNicoll Bus Garage gets green light from province

Hopes of Agincourt coalition fighting plan dashed by Ontario’s environment ministry

Scarborough-Mirror June 27, 2015 Mike Adler

Ontario Environment Minister Glen Murray has approved the McNicoll Bus Garage in Agincourt, dashing hopes of a local coalition which fought to stop it.

The TTC has for years planned to build a facility, north of McNicoll Avenue and east of Kennedy Road, which can service or store 250 buses at a time.

July 27, 2015 – Heat Alert declared for Toronto

Based on information from Environment Canada, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health has issued a Heat Alert for Toronto today. The Heat Alert will be in effect until further notice.

During a Heat Alert, the public is encouraged to call or visit family, friends and neighbours, especially isolated adults and seniors who are at greater risk of suffering from heat-related illness, to make sure they are cool and drinking plenty of fluids. Other groups at risk include people with chronic illnesses, individuals with limited mobility or certain mental health illnesses, infants and young children, people on certain medications, and those who are homeless.