Councillor Shelley Carroll

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Friday, August 25, 2006

After Hours Emergency Calls - Municipal Licensing and Standards

Municipal Licensing & Standards Division with the assistance of Access Toronto, has enabled residents to contact MLS staff for emergency matters relating to:

- Abandoned appliances (disposed appliances with doors not removed)
- inadequate heat (September 15th to June 1st)
- construction noise
- trees posing a danger to people or property
- discontinuance of vital services (fuel, hydro, gas or water supply)

Should you require assistance from MLS staff after regular business hours, weekends or on holidays, please call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338. The automated night service greeting with provide a prompt that will connect callers to one of the City's 24 hour dispatch centres.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Leslie/Sheppard Changeover delayed ---- again

This message was received in our office today.

This is to inform you that last night's traffic control setup did not occur. The pavement dampness prevented the placement of the taped pavement markings. The Contractor identified a concern will the adhesion of these markings due to the pavement dampness. As such, the work was cancelled.

This work is now scheduled to be done on Wednesday August 9/Thursday Aug 10, 7PM to 6AM with possibly the night following too.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Sheppard/Leslie Changeover delayed

Good Morning everyone,

Due to the severe thunder showers that Toronto experienced last night at about 9:30 the switchover had to be scrubbed. It is now planned for tonight.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

First bird tests positive for West Nile Virus

This is an important bulletin for our area from Toronto Public Health. Please pass this important information with this link along to area neighbours and association listserves. It's especially important for neighbours caring for young children or seniors.

Shelley Carroll

First bird tests positive for West Nile Virus

Toronto Public Health reported today that an American crow that was collected on July 28, has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). The positive result will be confirmed by further testing within the next few days. This is the first positive result for birds in Toronto this year. To date there have been no human cases reported. Four different batches of mosquitoes collected on July 25, have also tested positive for WNV.

The bird was found in the Don Mills Road and Finch Avenue East area. Surveillance for the virus has been increased in this area.

“West Nile Virus has now been found in both mosquitoes and birds in Toronto,” said Dr. Howard Shapiro, Toronto Associate Medical Officer of Health. “This reinforces the need for the public to continue taking precautions. We are in the time of year when the risk of WNV to people is greatest.”

The following personal protective measures are recommended:
  • Use a mosquito repellent, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Wear light-coloured clothing and cover up in areas where mosquitoes are present.
  • Take these precautions especially in early morning and early evening, when mosquitoes are most active.
  • Remove standing water around your home and property.

Last year, the first WNV positive results for birds in Toronto occurred on July 18, and for mosquitoes on July 21.

The overall risk of becoming infected with WNV is low. While anyone can get WNV, those over 55 years of age and people with compromised immune systems due to illnesses such as cancer, diabetes or heart disease are at higher risk of severe illness.

For more information visit: or call 416-338-7600.

Leslie - Sheppard Construction Update

Good Morning,

This update from Transportation Services was received in our office on August 1st and we just wanted to share it with you.

Councillors, this is to inform that tomorrow evening starting at 7 PM the contractor will be implementing the Stage 2 traffic control setup for the intersection work. Completion is scheduled for 6AM the next morning. Additional grinding of any pavement markings is scheduled for the next evening/night also. The work zone will be in the middle of the intersection with the traffic being maintained on all 4 sides. Pedestrians will be able to cross all 4 legs of the intersection. Technical Services and Transportation Services will be monitoring the new setup and making any adjustments as required.

By this week's end, the substructure(abutments and columns) for the new bridge at the Hospital should be complete. The box girders are tentatively scheduled to be erected around the third week of August.