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March 30, 2018 – Toronto Hydro Overhead Construction Project at Kennedy/Reidmount

My office has been informed of a Toronto Hydro project taking place within Ward 39. The rebuilding project will involve upgrading overhead electrical cables and replacing hydro poles within the City’s public property allowance.

The boundaries of the project include Reidmount Avenue (North), Reidmount Avenue (East), Sheppard Avenue East (South) and Kennedy Road (West). Please take a look at the map below for the exact boundaries of the project.

December 21, 2017 – Happy New Year – Skate Board Park

Dear Constituent:

Happy New Year may 2018 be healthy and prosperous for you and your family.

I have been working to deliver on the promise of a Fundy Bay Skateboard Park and playground enhancements. In December, I hosted a public meeting with City staff and the design consultant where residents were invited to provide feedback on the proposed plans. The consultation phase is now complete.

Steeles Avenue East Bridge Update from the City of Toronto and Metrolinx

Please see the following update from the City of Toronto regarding the Steeles Avenue East Bridge:

As communicated this past summer, the Steeles Avenue East Bridge Environmental Assessment has now been completed. While City of Toronto staff continues to work with Metrolinx to coordinate the implementation phase, Metrolinx will be leading the design and construction of this project.

Construction is anticipated to occur between 2018 and 2021. There are no specific dates at this time.

The community will receive regular updates about the project from the Councillor’s office, the City and Metrolinx.

If you are interested in learning more about other area projects, the Finch Avenue East Grade Separation and the Finch SmartTrack Station are planning public consultations later this year. Dates are still to be determined. For more information, please visit www.smarttrack.to.

Watermain Cleaning and Relining on Pharmacy Avenue Start Date September 2017

Watermain Cleaning and Relining on Pharmacy Avenue


Contract: 17TW-OS-03CWD

Start Date: September 2017

End Date: December 2017

*Timeline is subject to change.


The City of Toronto will be cleaning and structurally re-lining the watermain in your area starting in the month of September. During this process, the City will also replace the City-owned portion of any substandard water service pipes.

Bell/Aecon Construction Update Fall 2017

Aecon Utilities has been in our ward performing construction for the purpose of upgrading Bell Canada infrastructure to support Fibre cable to your home.

Aecon has been installing new or repairing old infrastructure on the municipal property outside your homes. Most of the work has been completed. Some work requires follow up.

I am aware that not all sidewalks are level after some excavations. Please contact my office directly at (416) 392-1374 to report unlevel sidewalks or other disruptions to your property. I will help get it resolved.

I am working with Aecon to keep excavations, traffic disruptions, and other inconveniences to you to a minimum during their work. Aecon has a Customer Service Representative on the ground to field your calls. Please find his contact information below:


Mohammad Shahid

mshahid@aecon.com or (416) 768-2919

Customer Service Representative

Back To School Safety Information For Parents, Caregivers and Children:

Many children are walking and biking to school. Younger children often lack the skills to negotiate traffic safely. Help them by stressing the following safety rules:

  • Walk on sidewalks where available;
  • Always cross at intersections;
  • Always wear a helmet when riding a bicycle; and,
  • Always walk your bicycle across a roadway.

When crossing intersections without signals or crossing guards, children should:

  • Stop before stepping into the road;
  • Increase your visibility and indicate your crossing intention to motorists;
  • Look in all directions before crossing;
  • Stop, Look and Listen for traffic;
  • Cross safely when the road is clear;
  • Walk, don’t run, across the road; and,
  • Where possible, use the buddy system.

When crossing intersections with signals, children should:

  • Push the pedestrian button (where they exist);
  • Wait for the pedestrian walk sign;
  • Increase visibility and indicate your cross intention to motorists;
  • Stop, Look and Listen for traffic;
  • Watch for turning cars or trucks;
  • Cross safely when the road is clear; and,
  • Walk, don’t run across the road.

When crossing with the assistance of adult crossing guards and student safety patrollers:

  • Cross only under the direction of the guard.

Railway Crossings:

Many children in our communities must cross railway tracks daily. Ensure children are taught the only safe place to cross railway tracks is at a designated crossing.

For Drivers:

Back to school means more children walking and biking on our roads. Younger children often have limited experience with traffic and lack the skills to negotiate traffic safely. Motorists need to take special care while driving. Help our children walk safely to school by following these important safety rules:

  • Be aware of school zone signage;
  • Reduce speed in school zones;
  • Be ready to stop at all times. Children do not always notice on-coming traffic;
  • Always try to make eye contact with children waiting to cross the road;
  • Be patient and wait for children to complete their crossing before proceeding; and,
  • Stop when directed to do so by a crossing guard