Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth

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News for Ward 30

Dundas East Sharrows Improved

New and improved sharrows have been installed on Dundas East. The old
sharrow markings were difficult to see because the paint wore off so
quickly. The new sharrow markings have been cut right into the asphalt.
There are also more of them so they should be difficult for drivers to
miss. See photos posted here.

Welcome New TCAT Supporter - Bikes Without Borders

TCAT welcomes Bikes Without Borders, the most recent organization to join our growing list of supporters. Bikes Without Borders is an inspiring new organization using bikes and bike-related solutions as a tool for development in marginalized communities. Bikes Without Borders is currently working on a project to provide HIV/AIDS workers in Malawi with new bikes and bicycle ambulances. To raise money for this worthwhile project, they are holding an event on the Toronto Islands on May 30.

TCAT at Jane's Walk: May 2

Jane's Walk, a street-level celebration of Jane Jacobs ideas and legacy is coming up this weekend. Over 90 walks are planned for Toronto alone.

TCAT hands out Active Transportation Champion Award

Last week the Toronto Bike Awards ceremony was once again co-hosted by the Toronto Cyclists Union and the City of Toronto. TCAT was pleased to hand out its second annual Active Transportation Champion award for an individual or organization that has worked to raise the profile of cycling or walking and its relationship to a high quality of urban life.

Bike Sauce Fundraiser - Apr 9

Toronto’s newest Do-it-Yourself bike shop and cycling advocacy organization, Bike Sauce, is opening on April 17, 2009.

To announce their arrival in Toronto’s East End, they’ll be throwing a Fundraiser on April 9 @ 9 pm at the Blue Moon, 725 Queen St E.

Bike Sauce – located at 717 Queen Street East (corner of Broadview) – is having its Grand Opening on Saturday, April 17th from 12-5pm.

For more information, check out their website.

TTC Final Recommendations on Ashbridge’s Bay to be Presented on June 2nd

TTC staff will report their final recommendations on the site and connecting track route for the planned Ashbridge's Bay Maintenance and Storage Facility to the Commission. The TTC will be building a new storage facility for streetcars in the East End; the Ashbridge's site at the corner of Lakeshore Drive and Leslie Street remains the preferred option. On May 19th, the public was invited to a charrette to provide their comments to three architectural firms.