A month after the Woodbine Avenue bike lanes were opened in East York, locals still seem divided on whether to keep or get rid of them, with duelling petitions fighting it out online.
Articles by Cellie Agunbiade
Woodbine bike lanes open Sept. 10 with celebration of local cyclists and city councillors Janet Davis and Mary-Margaret McMahon.
Not everyone is happy about the bike lanes that opened on Woodbine. “We already have so many issues with traffic in the city,” said one driver.
For some residents living in 104 Goodwood Park Crt., the very cheap rent of their apartments, and fear of reprisals from the building management may outweigh speaking about the property standards and problems associated with the East York building.
While she’s had a library card since she was a child, Marina Phillips-Anderson has never used the Todmorden library on the Pape Avenue. However, with a proposal to keep the library open additional hours coming this fall, that could change.
A pilot project for the Todmorden and Swansea Memorial libraries to extend their open hours will keep the libraries open as late as the community centre itself. The two branches have the lowest number of hours open to patrons, and although the proposal calls for extra hours of operation, librarians will not be present during those extended hours.
“I think it is a great idea,” Phillips-Anderson said. “Libraries are safe havens for people.”
A crowd of hundreds protested at the U.S consulate against Islamophobia and white supremacy on Feb. 4.
On Monday, protesters gathered outside the U.S Consulate in Toronto to oppose President Trump’s executive order that bans the entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority states.
A sinkhole that unexpectedly appeared beneath a school bus on Tuesday has been filled.
TTC has embraced apps, real-time LED schedule signs, and text messaging instead of posting printed schedules at streetcar and bus stops.