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Guild Park and Gardens Update

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Final Report Mayor's Task Force on Housing





Connecting Gatineau Trail with Morningside Park

Public Information Centre was held on May 23, 2017, to view the presentation and designs please click here

The City of Toronto, in partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, is planning to implement a trail connection project along the Highland Creek located south of Ellesmere Road and east of Orton Park Road. The goal of this project is to connect the Gatineau Trail with Morningside Park through the Highland Creek Valley Corridor. This project will include the construction of three new pedestrian bridges, approximately 750 metres of new multi-use trail, and improvements to approximately 1,000 metres of existing trail infrastructure.

Ashour Rehana, Project Manager
Engineering Projects
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Tel: 647-808-6542

Toronto Region Conservation Authority's Scarborough Waterfront Team is warning of risks due to landslides and shoreline erosion along the Bluffs.
Scarborough Bluffs information

The Toronto Region Conservation Authority has cordoned off public access to the waterfront in some areas including the Guild access point.  There have been multiple landslides and the high waters and associated wave action is eroding the construction access road/waterfront trail.  It is not a safe place for people to be.

The TRCA will continue to monitor the lake levels and assess the risk to public safety.  At this point however, lake levels are not expected to subside in the near future.  It may be a month or two until access restrictions are lifted.

For information on the water levels please visit: Public safety announcement.   If you have any further questions please feel free to contact the TRCA directly.

Jet Taylor
| Project Manager I | Engineering Projects | Restoration & Infrastructure Division | Toronto and Region Conservation Authority |1 Eastville Avenue, Toronto, ON | M1M 2N5 | 416.688.7627 | 416.392.9726 | *

CUPE Union 1600 Strike Closes the Toronto Zoo

At approximately 12:05 am on Wednesday, May 11, 2017, the Toronto Zoo was notified by the provincially appointed conciliator involved in the negotiations process, that the Union was going on strike effective immediately. 

The Toronto Zoo presented fair and reasonable proposals that were rejected by the Union - these proposals included job security and wage increases. 

The Toronto Zoo is a not-for-profit charitable organization. The union’s demands were simply unaffordable and do not reflect the financial realities facing the Zoo or other settlements reached within the City of Toronto. The Zoo has been very clear since negotiations started, that any new contract would be fair and reasonable to employees and take into consideration the provisions reached in the last round of negotiations between the City and other CUPE locals.

Toronto Zoo employees, including our valued employees represented by CUPE 1600, are well paid, receive an employer paid pension plan, multiple weeks of vacation, and are covered by excellent health and dental benefits which includes more than 100 sick days per year.

Since Tuesday (May 9, 2017) morning, the Zoo has been providing the union with a series of proposals to address the issues they raised with us respecting job security. 

The Toronto Zoo has been more than fair and reasonable. The negotiation process involves give and take by both parties but the Union has not provided any flexibility from their side. We are satisfied that the proposals recently tabled by the Zoo satisfactorily address the issues of job security raised by the Union and also provides for wage increases throughout the term of the agreement. 

The Zoo has initiated a robust contingency plan to ensure the health and welfare of our animals is our number one priority.  They will be taken care of in every way by highly qualified management staff, many who were former keepers themselves. 

The Toronto Zoo will be closed to all visitors until further notice.

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The Guild Alive with Culture Art Festival being held on July 29 through to July 30, 2017 needs your support.  Volunteer and get involved in your community.  Please visit the festival site.


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