Spring 2010

Neighbourhood Watch Launched

Apr 15th, 2010 | By

By Tanya Vancea The Beach Triangle Residents Association is implementing a Neighbourhood Watch program for the area, something that existed years ago and is being resurrected, driven by recent minor thefts, vandalism and some break-ins in the area. The City was recently contacted to replace the existing signs that were faded and in generally poor
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Off Shore Wind Generation Proposal: Present Situation

Apr 15th, 2010 | By

By David Windrim By now you will already know that the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) is seeking new sources of electricity. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) is encouraging the development of renewable energy genration from wind and water sources through the leasing of provincial crown land. Under that process, Toronto Hydro is investigating
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TPS Links: Neighbourhood Alerts Direct to Your Phone!

Apr 15th, 2010 | By

There’s a new way to receive local crime updates and emergency alerts! You may have once received neighbourhood criminal activity alerts from Toronto Police Services via fax. That system went away some time ago. (Some say it simply collapsed due to its own success). Now there’s a new system: the TPS Links Community Automated Notification
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Right to Know By-Law (Update)

Apr 15th, 2010 | By

By David Windrim In the Fall, 2009 issue of the BTRA News I reported that City Council had adopted an Environmental Reporting, Disclosure and Innovation Program. The program includes a new bylaw, which will require businesses and City operations to publicly report their use and release of 25 hazardous chemicals that are in Toronto’s environment
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Triangle History: “Casa Playa” in the Triangle?

Apr 15th, 2010 | By

Perhaps someone living on Queen Street between Lark and Kingston Road could have lived in a castle. In 1905, Henry Pellatt of 36 King Street owned a property there. This is the same Henry Pellatt who was to be Major General of the Queen’s Own Rifles, who was knighted in 1905, and who was to
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Report Graffiti: Often a Symptom of Greater Problems

Apr 15th, 2010 | By

Reporting graffiti is more important than you may realize. It is not ‘just’ property damage. It may even look pleasant and well thought-out. But graffiti often signals far more serious criminal activity. Graffiti often signals gang activity, it can mark drug distribution areas, and spread hate and race-related messages. Look good, or not, it is
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Capture the Sun

Apr 15th, 2010 | By

The concept of solar energy has been around for more than a century, but the rising cost of energy, advancements in technology resulting in improved efficiency and the lower cost of an installed system makes solar energy a wise investment today. The benefits of installing a solar Photovoltaic (PV) System include; reduce your carbon footprint,
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55 Division CPLC Police Week Community Fair and BBQ!

Apr 15th, 2010 | By

A family-friendly festivity for all ages will happen Wednesday, May 26 from 4 – 8 pm at Woodbine Park on Queen St. E. at Winners’ Circle – right across from Country Style and Murphy’s Law. Come meet your neighbours at this free event! There will be a Toronto Maple Leafs-themed interactive play area, jumping castles, face painting,
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Incineration Stops At ABTP!

Apr 1st, 2010 | By

In last Spring’s issue of Triangle Topics, Karen Buck — long-time Beaches resident and point-person for Citizens for a Safe Environment (CSE) — provided readers an overview of a long-running community issue: On-site thermal reduction (commonly known as waste incineration) a once-common practice at the Ashbridges Bay Sewage Treatment Plant. (That huge industrial complex on
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