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St Lawrence Market

The street lights are still covered up. Sad!

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The covered streetlights are the least of the problems. I have asked the Project team for a reason but .... It should be noted that the TALL lights (which are working) do not yet have their permanent luminaires, Wellington is supposed to have all LED street lighting but ....
 
The covered streetlights are the least of the problems. I have asked the Project team for a reason but .... It should be noted that the TALL lights (which are working) do not yet have their permanent luminaires, Wellington is supposed to have all LED street lighting but ....
I’m guessing they haven’t finished all the buried conduit work and therefore haven’t pulled all the wires and can’t energize the loads The new traffic lights at Scott and Wellington is not completed yet. Assuming the overhead wiring is still temporary but probably from the final source. Except the streetcar of course.
 
I’m guessing they haven’t finished all the buried conduit work and therefore haven’t pulled all the wires and can’t energize the loads The new traffic lights at Scott and Wellington is not completed yet. Assuming the overhead wiring is still temporary but probably from the final source. Except the streetcar of course.
Yes, probably but I heard a while ago all the lighting conduits were done. No doubt, all will eventually get finished but it really has all taken FAR too long (and cost far too much!)
 
I’m guessing they haven’t finished all the buried conduit work and therefore haven’t pulled all the wires and can’t energize the loads The new traffic lights at Scott and Wellington is not completed yet. Assuming the overhead wiring is still temporary but probably from the final source. Except the streetcar of course.
The response is "The electrical wiring is not yet completed. It will be done in May or June". I note no year was given but, maybe 2023!
 
One of the improvements coming (eventually!) with the work on Wellington is LED streetlights. I just noticed one at corner of Front & Church.

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The St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association is organizing "1,000 Love Letters to The St Lawrence Neighbourhood" project in celebration of its 40th anniversary on February 14th!

Jamii is partnering with the St Lawrence Neighbourhood Association and organizing a workshop for letter writing! Come join the creative writing workshop, led by Anne-Marie Woods, aka Amani, to complete your love letter in the most poetic way!

Have a fave spot in the Market? Enjoy hanging out with your pooch in St. James Park? Let your inner poet guide you in this event organized and hosted by the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association.

When: Sat Feb 11, 2023 - 1pm – 4pm
Where: 264 The Esplanade, Toronto Ontario, Canada

Register now to show your love for our neighbourhood! www.jamii.ca/register
Don't forget to share your #TheJamiiHub experience on Instagram! Create a post during the workshop and share it on
www.instagram.com/thejamiihub (The Jamii Hub's new Instagram group!)
#LoveLetteringProject
#SLNA40
 
At last - though there is clearly a typo in the motion (which is being corrected 'as we speak' IT HAS BEEN), we may FINALLY see Market Street pedestrianised 24/7/365. If you like the idea you may want to write in support to teycc@toronto.ca

TE3.40 - Permanently Closing Market Street between Front Street East and The Esplanade​


Councillor Moise recommends that the Toronto and East York Community Council:

1. Authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to temporarily close Market Street between Front Street East and The Esplanade from June 1, 2022 to October 15, 2022.

2. Direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to work with stakeholders and the St. Lawrence Business Improvement Area to come up with solutions for deliveries and waste collection, as required, through the permitting for the closure.

3. Request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to consult with the Manager, St Lawrence Market Complex, Corporate Services, St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood Business Improvement Area, the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association, and other City divisions and stakeholders as identified about the permanent closure of Market Street, between Front Street East and The Esplanade, and to report back to the June 22, 2023 meeting of Toronto and East York Community Council with recommendations regarding closing this section of Market Street permanently.
 
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At last - though there is clearly a typo in the motion (which is being corrected 'as we speak'), we may FINALLY see Market Street pedestrianised 24/7/365. If you like the idea you may want to write in support to teycc@toronto.ca

TE3.40 - Permanently Closing Market Street between Front Street East and The Esplanade​


Councillor Moise recommends that the Toronto and East York Community Council:

1. Authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to temporarily close Market Street between Front Street East and The Esplanade from June 1, 2022 to October 15, 2022.

2. Direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to work with stakeholders and the St. Lawrence Business Improvement Area to come up with solutions for deliveries and waste collection, as required, through the permitting for the closure.

3. Request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to consult with the Manager, St Lawrence Market Complex, Corporate Services, St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood Business Improvement Area, the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association, and other City divisions and stakeholders as identified about the permanent closure of Market Street, between Front Street East and The Esplanade, and to report back to the June 22, 2023 meeting of Toronto and East York Community Council with recommendations regarding closing this section of Market Street permanently.

You caught that type too! LOL
 
@DSC that means we only see a temporary closure of Market St for cars this year, but extended by two weeks into October compared to last year?
I thought it was decided in the previous last years motion to have Market St pedestrians only for the full year?

At last - though there is clearly a typo in the motion (which is being corrected 'as we speak'), we may FINALLY see Market Street pedestrianised 24/7/365. If you like the idea you may want to write in support to teycc@toronto.ca

TE3.40 - Permanently Closing Market Street between Front Street East and The Esplanade​


Councillor Moise recommends that the Toronto and East York Community Council:

1. Authorize the General Manager, Transportation Services to temporarily close Market Street between Front Street East and The Esplanade from June 1, 2022 to October 15, 2022.

2. Direct the General Manager, Transportation Services to work with stakeholders and the St. Lawrence Business Improvement Area to come up with solutions for deliveries and waste collection, as required, through the permitting for the closure.

3. Request the General Manager, Transportation Services, to consult with the Manager, St Lawrence Market Complex, Corporate Services, St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood Business Improvement Area, the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association, and other City divisions and stakeholders as identified about the permanent closure of Market Street, between Front Street East and The Esplanade, and to report back to the June 22, 2023 meeting of Toronto and East York Community Council with recommendations regarding closing this section of Market Street permanently.
 
@DSC that means we only see a temporary closure of Market St for cars this year, but extended by two weeks into October compared to last year?
I thought it was decided in the previous last years motion to have Market St pedestrians only for the full year?
The motion last year only applied to 2022 but did ask for a report on permanent closure (which was never done). The motion this month is to allow the street to be closed this year starting on June 1 and then to get a report on the PERMANENT closure. I assume this will be dealt with before October so the closure would thus continue. The assumption is that there is not time to dot all the is and cross all the ts for a permenent closure before June 1.
 
There's a typo right there in the title. It says "closing" when they clearly mean "opening up"!
No, The street is currently open with no approved plan to close this year and the motion (now with correct year) recommends that the street be CLOSED this summer and, before October, that TEYCC receive and act on a Report for its PERMANENT Closure.
 
No, The street is currently open with no approved plan to close this year and the motion (now with correct year) recommends that the street be CLOSED this summer and, before October, that TEYCC receive and act on a Report for its PERMANENT Closure.
It's all in your point of view. Closure sounds like no one can use it when the point is to open it to non-vehicular uses.
 

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