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Lane restrictions on Allen Road for bridge construction work

May 8, 2017

Allen Road in Toronto will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Lawrence Avenue West and Ranee Avenue overnight (10 p.m. to 5 a.m.) from May to July to accommodate bridge rehabilitation work at the Flemington Road underpass.

The work, which is getting underway this week, is being done to improve the quality of the bridge structure and make it safer for vehicles and pedestrians.

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Toronto City Council meeting of April 26, 27 and 28, 2017

Council Highlights               

Council Highlights is an informal summary of a selection of the decisions Toronto City Council made at its recent business meeting. The City Clerk's formal documentation is available at http://www.toronto.ca/council.

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Mayor Tory presents next steps in development of Rail Deck Park

April 25, 2017

As City of Toronto staff prepare an implementation strategy for an 8.5-hectare (21-acre) park in downtown Toronto, Mayor John Tory today welcomed international panellists to an urban planning symposium organized by the Urban Land Institute Toronto (ULI), “Super Park Panel – From High Line to Millennium Park: How Major Parks Transform the Urban Experience.”

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City issues RFP for smart traffic signals

May 3, 2017                                      

As part of ongoing efforts to modernize its traffic signals, the City of Toronto has recently issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the provision of a new, adaptive ‘smart traffic signal’ system. Smart traffic signals adjust in real time to traffic volumes on the roadway. Signals can provide "green time" based on traffic conditions to better manage congestion.

The City has operated about 350 smart signals since the early 1990s, but the current system has reached the end of its service life. The City is hopeful that international experts in the area of smart signals will respond to this RFP, giving Toronto a chance to adopt the best available technology.

This RFP calls for a 30-intersection pilot project beginning in late 2017/early 2018, with the option to expand the program to up to 500 signals over the next five years if the pilot is successful.

The RFP can be accessed via the City’s call documents website at:

https://wx.toronto.ca/inter/pmmd/calls.nsf/0/4EAB1B8F62584FAF8525810F00646C71?OpenDocument

This news release is also available on the City's website: http://ow.ly/wQqM30bpbpt.

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Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness and the City of Toronto launch educational campaign about homelessness

April 24, 2017

The Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (TAEH) and the City of Toronto launched a public awareness campaign this morning to encourage Torontonians to challenge their perceptions of those who are currently experiencing homelessness.

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