Councillor Shelley Carroll

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Correction Notice - Cleaning Up Our Waterways

Please be advised that the Dec 3rd meeting has been rescheduled until early in the new year as per the below email received by our office today.


Jennifer Daws
Constituency Assistant to
Councillor Shelley Carroll

>>> "Fredelle Brief" 11/26/2008 11:20 AM >>>

Councillor Carroll,

Please be advised that the Public Information Centre for the City of Toronto's Don River and Central Waterfront Project is being rescheduled from December 3 to early 2009. We apologize for any inconvenience. At the meeting, we will be talking about the sewer system and treatment options being considered, along with the way options will be evaluated. If you would like more information about the project or upcoming meetings, please visit, send an e-mail to or call 416-338-5470.

Fredelle Brief

Public Consultation and Conflict Management

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

New Street Signs in Toronto


Making street signs clearer, more visable

The City of Toronto is taking steps to ensure a high quality, coordinated and well designed public realm for residents. We’re taking this approach with street signs – an important part of the urban landscape.

The new signs are clearer, easier to read and will create a consistent look throughout the city. As well, we’ve made it possible for special neighbourhoods to be recognized on the new signs.

The signs are made of aluminium and have three basic components. The central piece is common to all signs and features highly reflective blue sheeting with upper and lower case reflective white lettering. This results in a consistent, easy to read street name.

The upper “blade” provides an opportunity to place the name of a distinctive neighbourhood or community or local business improvement area. The lower “blade” is used to show the closest address number to the intersection. A common mechanism is used to attach the signs to the existing poles.

Two different sizes are used for the signs. Larger signs 96.5 cm. (38 in) in length will be used on major roads where there are multiple lanes and higher speeds. On residential streets, the signs will be 76 cm. (30 in) in length.

It’s expected that between 2,000 and 2,500 signs will be replaced each year. Signs are replaced when they are damaged, faded or missing.

City staff is developing a process to allow residents to purchase decommissioned street name signs that need to be replaced due to age or damage. Various options for purchasing these signs are currently being investigated.

We hope you will like the new signs. We are confident that they will improve safety on our streets as well as provide a clearer, more consistent image for our city.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Cleaning Up Our Waterways: The Don River and Central Waterfront Project

Wade into the discussion!

In 1987, the International Joint Commission identified the City of Toronto’s waterfront as one of 43 polluted Areas of Concern in the Great Lakes Basin, largely due to poor water quality conditions in the Don River and the Inner Harbour. Overflows from both storm sewers and combined sewers - sewers that contain both sanitary flows and stormwater - were identified as the main sources of pollution. In 2003, the City approved the Wet Weather Flow Master Plan (WWFMP), a comprehensive plan aimed at solving this problem across the City’s watersheds.

The City has now started a project that brings together the recommendations in the WWFMP for improving water quality in the Don River and the Inner Harbour with necessary upgrades to the Don and Waterfront trunk sewer system and its ability to service future growth. Once completed and put into action, this Project will help us to improve water quality and the environment, and will be an important step to delisting Toronto's waterfront as an Area of Concern.

Public participation in this study is critical; find out more about it and get involved. Wade in!

•We want to know what is important to you. Visit us at the Gerrard Square Shopping Centre on November 29 or Yonge-Eglinton Centre on November 30.

•Learn more about the options and help decide how solutions will be chosen. Attend our second Project Information Centre on December 3, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Hotel Novotel Toronto Centre on The Esplanade.
•Visit our website at

•Add your name to the stakeholder list. Email us at or call 416-338-5470. Information will be distributed via e-mail wherever possible.