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Ashbridges Bay streetcar storage yard

TTC moving forward with construct of new site
It will be used to maintain and store light rail vehicles
Kris Scheuer
(Written for Town Crier Feb. 3)

Leslie Street resident Caron Court, with son Owen, questions need for Ashbridges Bay LRV storage yard. Photo by Kelly Gadzala/Town Crier.

It’s full steam ahead for a new streetcar maintenance and storage facility at Ashbridges Bay, but area residents and the local councillor are still hoping the TTC will put the brakes on the project, and move it elsewhere.
On Feb. 2, the TTC approved a contract to remove contaminated soil from a site at Leslie Street and Lake Shore Boulevard.
This is the first construction step toward building the $435 million Ashbridges Bay light rail vehicle yard.
A new storage yard is needed to make room for 204 new 100-foot, low-floor vehicles, which are replacing an aging fleet of streetcars.
At the TTC meeting, local councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon requested a 90-day delay on soil removal, in order to explore whether the Ashbridges site is needed at all.
The TTC voted to proceed on schedule.

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Sloane PS sports facility contest

School in Toronto’s Victoria Village could win upgrade
Top ten facilities each win $25,000 depending on votes
Kris Scheuer
(Written July 5 for Town Crier.)

The Victoria Village community and Sloane Public School have a good chance of winning $25,000 for upgrades to a local sports facility.
But it won’t happen without your help.
Read the school’s pitch right here.
The high-needs community is the only Toronto location remaining in the top 20 to host this year’s Kraft Celebration Tour and receive prize money.
The tour sees Kraft delivering cash and TSN hitting the road to visit 10 Canadian communities.
There are currently 20 finalists paired in 10 groups of two.
Sloane PS put in the application, and would use the $25,000 to help build a track for use by both the 260 students who attend the school and the local community.
Between July 13 at noon until 11:59 pm July 14, Victoria Village, represented by Sloane Public School, will face off against Port Dover. The community with the most votes on that particular day will win. Continue reading