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Sex trafficking is rampant in Toronto’s city-licensed spas, massage parlours, activists say

City’s licensing and standards department conducting review of issues, regulation

‘I remember thinking, ‘These people know about what’s going on, because they’re licensing this,'” says Casandra Diamond, who survived sex trafficking for a decade within licensed Toronto massage parlours. (Paul Borkwood/CBC News)

Residents seek speed humps where boy, 11, died near Scarborough school

Some argue traffic-calming measure won’t help save lives

Scarborough-Mirror March 22, 2018 Mike Adler

Cannongate Trail

A makeshift memorial for Duncan Xu, a student at nearby Kennedy Public School who was stuck by a car and killed on Feb. 27, remains on Cannongate Trail in L’Amoreaux across from a footpath which has been closed. Neighbours want speed humps installed on the road. – Mike Adler/Metroland

Speed humps are rare on Scarborough streets.

One reason why is the process to get some “takes forever,” says Coun. Jim Karygiannis, who wants it shortened to two months, maximum, after residents demonstrate they want humps or other traffic-calming measures.

 

校區馬路鋪減速壟 市議員促加快處理

校區馬路鋪減速壟 市議員促加快處理

2018年03月20日 03:38 am

詹嘉禮要求市政府,為學校周圍鋪設減速壟之事須快速處理。 本報記者攝

減速壟(Speed Bump)是提高學校交通安全的最簡便方法。代表士嘉堡-愛靜閣區的多倫多市議員詹嘉禮(Jim Karygiannis)計劃向市議會提出動議,當有議員要求在校區馬路鋪設減速壟,市政府必須在兩個月內作出回應。

10 steps to marginal improvement for Toronto’s pedestrians

The city’s process to install stuff to slow down traffic is way too complicated. And the ninth step is a real doozy, writes Matt Elliott.

Metro News March 12, 2018 Matt Elliott

 

A memorial lies across the street from a closed foot path (orange fence) where an 11-year-old boy was killed by a car last month near Kennedy Public School on Canongate Trail and Purcell Square.

A memorial lies across the street from a closed foot path (orange fence) where an 11-year-old boy was killed by a car last month near Kennedy Public School on Canongate Trail and Purcell Square.

City closes pathway behind Scarborough school after boy killed

Duncan Xu was struck by vehicle outside Kennedy Public School

Scarborough-Mirror Mar 06, 2018 Andrew Palamarchuk 
Boy struck

A makeshift memorial is set up at the spot where an 11-year-old boy was struck and killed by a vehicle in Scarborough on Tuesday, Feb. 27. – Dan Pearce/Metroland

The city has temporarily closed a pathway behind a Scarborough school in response to last week’s death of an 11-year-old boy.

City closes foot path to school where 11-year-old student was killed by a driver

City closes foot path to school where 11-year-old student was killed by a driver

CBC

City closes foot path to school where 11-year-old student was killed by a driver

City workers on Monday temporarily closed a walkway near the rear of Kennedy Public School, where an 11-year-old boy was fatally struck by a driver last month.