Ward 7 residents engage with Finch West LRT team at Open House

  •  November, 2023
By Sean Delaney I recently attended a Finch West LRT community open house hosted at Councillor Perruzza’s constituency office at 2350 Finch Ave West. The event was an excellent platform for community engagement, allowing residents to get firsthand insights into the much-anticipated LRT project. ...

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Councillor’s Corner - October 2023

  •  November, 2023
Councillor’s Corner Dear Resident, I’m thrilled to update you on the significant progress made in preserving the Marian Shrine of Gratitude. On October 10th, the Toronto Preservation Board agreed to include the Marian Shrine of Gratitude on the listing statement for 3100 Weston Rd. This inclusion ...

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Finch West LRT update

  •  November, 2023
Finch West LRT update: Bike Lane additions By Sean Delaney Once again, as I was driving on Finch Ave West on my way to 31 Division, and I noticed that the accompanying bike lane (note, mixed-use with pedestrians at this juncture)c had been paved under Hwy 400. Of course, I made a quick (lega...

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Final Finch West LRV delivery imminent

  •  July, 2023
Final Finch West LRV delivery imminent The Finch West LRT’s eighteenth and final light rail vehicle (LRV) is scheduled for delivery to the Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF) in the coming weeks. The first LRV was delivered by Alstom in July 2021. Since then, the rest of the fleet arrived one ...

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Mosaic is for the birds

  •  May, 2023
Mosaic Transit Constructors’ (MTC) Environmental team is focused on meeting its obligation to protect migratory birds that choose to use the construction sites to nest. MTC takes various approaches regarding birds nesting (or potentially nesting) on work sites. The first approach is assessment of ...

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The Finch West LRT 2022 year in review

  •  February, 2023
By Sean Delaney The Finch West LRT made incredible progress in 2022. Teams worked hard and delivered major milestones across the alignment, including testing Light Rail Vehicles (LRV) on the Finch Avenue West main line, completing concrete structural works at Finch West station and Humber Colle...

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If you take transit, have your say

  •  August, 2022
If you take transit, have your say The TTC’s Annual Service Plan public engagement survey has launched, and they are looking for feedback. With the expected opening of the Finch West LRT in 2023, the TTC is planning significant changes to the surrounding bus network. They want to hear from commuter...

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The Finch West LRT and the Finch West Goods Movement Transportation Master Plan

  •  June, 2022
By Al Ruggero In all probability, readers of this newspaper are well aware of and live daily with the traffic impacted by the construction of the Finch West LRT. Upon completion, the LRT will see the introduction of Light Rail Vehicles riding on a raised guideway along Finch Avenue, from the Keel...

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Keeping a watchful eye on LRT progress

  •  April, 2022
By Al Ruggero It takes a lot of patience and perseverance to navigate through the construction along the Finch West roadway. Of course, that is because of a significant disruption caused by the building of the Finch West LRT. The LRT is slated to be completed by the end of 2023. This 11 kilom...

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Councillor’s Corner - February 2022

  •  March, 2022
Dear Resident, I want to thank the staff and panelists who attended our recent Virtual Principal’s Forum. My office coordinates these events to inform our schools about local projects and services and how they impact and benefit our community. My office welcomed speakers from the City’s Vision Z...

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Planning makes perfect in Emery

  •  May, 2021
By Al Ruggero Evidence that the construction of the Finch West LRT is well underway is not news to any local resident or commuter along Finch Avenue West. What may surprise many is that significant development is on the horizon following the completion of the LRT. Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs), w...

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Executive Director's Message - Dec 2019

  •  January, 2020
The holiday season is a great time to relax with loved ones, recharge, and prepare for the New Year. It is also a good time to give back to those less fortunate in our community, and the 31 Division Holiday Toy Drive has been one way of spreading the holiday kindness. If you still have some last mi...

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Emery Village BIA Executive Director's Message -April 2019

  •  May, 2019
“Spring is a time of plans and projects,” -- LEO TOLSTOY A surprising quote from one of history’s greatest authors, the message encapsulates for us at the Emery Village BIA the launch of of our busy outdoor season that extends to the fall. Spring is also the time for nature to begin anew. ...

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Executive Director's Message - March 2019

  •  April, 2019
Emery BIA is always ready to assist our members with increased foot traffic to their businesses. One of the ways we help is by boosting customers through our social media platforms and our newspaper. By creating exposure, we are encouraging the community to shop locally. Other incentives the Emer...

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Finch West LRT expected complete in 2023

  •  February, 2019
By Sean Delaney You can cross Finch in a pinch. How often have you complained about how difficult it is to get around Emery and beyond on public transit? Well, say hello to the Finch West LRT. It’s the new 11-kilometre light rail transit line that will make commuting in Toronto easier tha...

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Emery Village BIA Exec Director's Message

  •  February, 2019
With the first of the New Year behind us, we anticipate a very busy first quarter ahead of us. January ushered in a spell of unwelcome weather, but also events and opportunities that are of interest to both our readers and our business members. We recently attended two important meetings. First, ...

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