Gardeners and neighbours alike are thrilled the protective fence is down with new plantings in place, the gorgeous new sheds, boardwalk and railing, but above all, the chance to be back in the garden.
Proposed changes for King Street are brave and dramatic. At the public meeting held this past Thursday, the details were unveiled. Generally, the 2.6 kilometre stretch between Bathurst and Jarvis will prioritize streetcars by restricting movement of vehicular traffic. Specifically, cars will also be prohibited from making any left hand turns from King – and – cars will be forced to turn right at, instead of proceeding through, each intersection.
A GDNA member, Sylvia Chan, attended this meeting and took some additional photos which show how movement through specific intersections will be managed:
Welcome news came Monday evening from Councillor Cressy's office that Toronto Hydro has made our crossed power line situation a priority, which means work is expected to be completed sometime Thursday, May 4. That is great news, especially as this seems to fall on an evening when the diesel fumes are the worst yet. I don't know enough about diesel exhaust to state if it's the quality of the diesel fuel or accumulation of exhaust that is causing such a severe drop in air quality. If may well be this "quieter" generator is lacking advanced emission control technology. If you are finding a similar situation with air quality, it doesn't hurt to write or call 311, and please copy our Councillor's office. We are on the home stretch but having a complete assessment of what has gone on since April 21 and the impact is useful for many reasons.