Mechanical Leaf Collection 2018

Posted in Updates, Ward 5


The 2018 Mechanical Leaf Collection is from Nov 12, 2018 – Dec 8, 2018.  We don’t expect any changes to the routes.

This link directs you to more information on

  • How to prepare for mechanical leaf collection
  • Keep the roadways clear
  • Yard waste collection info
  • composting at home



Put your leaves out before November 26, 2018!

  • To facilitate maximum collection, a day or two prior to the start of scheduled leaf pick-up, leaves should be raked to the edge of, but not onto the travelled portion of the roadway.
  • Leaves should not be placed in ditches or in any way as to obstruct the water flow;
  • No return trips will be made to locations where the start dates have been missed by residents.
  • In the event there is significant snow fall prior to the completion of the program, Road Operations staff will not resume leaf collection, any remaining leaves will have to be bagged for pick-up during regular waste collection days.

Residents are encouraged to compost or place leaves in an approved container for pick-up by Solid Waste. Composting is still the best solution to managing leaves. For information on composting leaves visit

Any inquiries about the scheduled mechanical leaf collection can be directed to 311.

If you have any questions just ask us! 

Six Points Reconfiguration – Construction Notice #7 – Kipling Avenue Access to Viking Lane / Albans Ramp W

Posted in Construction Notices, Development, Road Work, Ward 5


The City of Toronto continues reconstructing the Six Points Interchange. Work is taking place southeast of Bloor Street West and Kipling Avenue (former Westwood Theatre lands), and at locations along Bloor Street West, Kipling Avenue, Dundas Street West, and Kipling access ramps (see map below).

Please refer to the News & Construction section of the project webpage for more information and to find suggestions for alternate travel routes:

Contract: 16ECS-Tl-01SP
Start Date: September 28, 2018
Expected End Date: December 2018
*Timeline is subject to change*

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Watermain Replacement on Nordin Ave. from Islington Ave. to Warnica Ave.

Posted in Construction Notices, Road Work, Ward 5



The City of Toronto will replace the watermain and the City-owned portion of substandard water services on Nordin Avenue from Islington Avenue to Warnica Avenue. The water service is the underground pipe that brings water to your water meter and is owned both by you and the City.

Contract: 18ECS-LU-02SU
Construction Start Date: October 8, 2018
Watermain Completion: December 20, 2018
Permanent Restoration: Spring 2019
*Timeline is subject to change.

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Watermain Replacement on Leland Avenue from Royal York Rd. to Fernalroy Blvd.

Posted in Construction Notices, Road Work, Ward 5



The City is planning to replace the watermain and the City-owned portion of substandard water services on Leland Avenue from Royal York Road to Fernalroy Boulevard. The water service is the underground pipe that brings water to your water meter and is owned by both you and the City. 

Contract: 18ECS-LU-02SU
Construction Start Date: October 8, 2018
Watermain Completion: December 20, 2018
Permanent Restoration: Spring 2019
*Timeline is subject to change.

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Six Points Interchange Reconfiguration: Reopening of Albans Ramp E on September 4, 2018

Posted in Road Work, Ward 5



The ramp at St. Albans Road to Kipling Avenue (to/from northbound lanes) is open to motorists as of Tuesday September 4, 2018. Sidewalks remain open to pedestrians along the west side of Kipling Avenue for north/south travel.

For questions or concerns regarding the Six Points Interchange Reconstruction, please contact:

Nathan Jenkins, Field Ambassador

Recreation Activities + Attractions Available during Labour Day Long Weekend

Posted in City Wide, Parks



The City of Toronto will offer a wide variety of activities for residents and visitors over the Labour Day long weekend.


Outdoor pools, beaches, wading pools and splash pads

The following 10 outdoor pools will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on Labour Day:

  • Alex Duff Memorial Pool, 779 Crawford St.
  • Donald D. Summerville Olympic Pools, 1867 Lake Shore Blvd. E.
  • Grandravine Outdoor Pool, 23 Grandravine Dr.
  • Heron Park Outdoor Pool, 292 Manse Rd.
  • McGregor Park Outdoor Pool, 2231 Lawrence Ave. E.
  • Pine Point Outdoor Pool, 15 Grierson Rd.
  • Riverdale Park East Outdoor Pool, 550 Broadview Ave.
  • Sunnyside-Gus Ryder Outdoor Pool, 1755 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
  • Parkway Forest Outdoor Pool, 59 Forest Manor Rd.
  • West Mall Outdoor Pool, 380 The West Mall


City outdoor pools and wading pools will close for the summer season at 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 2. All indoor pools will be closed on Labour Day.


Splash pads will be accessible on Labour Day and will remain open for the summer season until Sunday, September 16. 


The City’s swimming beaches will be open and supervised on Labour Day from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., weather permitting. More information is available at


Parents are reminded to supervise children at all times when children are in and around water. More information about swimming is available at


Toronto Island Park

Toronto’s largest downtown park, Toronto Island Park, is a great place to walk, cycle, picnic and view the City’s skyline this Labour Day.

Ferry tickets can be purchased online at to save time at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal (located at the foot of Bay Street). 

Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead to get the most out of their visit. Information about Toronto Island Park amenities is available at


All five City-run golf courses will be open and will offer holiday rates on Labour Day. Fling golf is now available at Dentonia and Tam O’Shanter. Fling golf can be played on a golf course, with a golf ball, alongside golfers, and is scored the same way as golf. Instead of hitting the ball with a golf club, players fling the ball with a fling stick. More information about hours and locations is available at


Tennis courts 
All public tennis court sites will have nets up and will be available for use throughout the weekend. Public sites are free and available to the general public. Tennis players are asked to share the courts by limiting their play time to half-hour intervals if others are waiting to use the courts. More information on tennis is available at
Riverdale Farm 
Riverdale Farm is home to a variety of domestic farm animals, including Tamworth pigs, goat kids and sheep. These represent animals commonly found on a turn-of-the-century Ontario farm. Riverdale Farm is open from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free. More information is available at, by calling 311 or at

High Park Zoo 
Toronto’s oldest zoo has entertained people for over 120 years. The zoo houses domestic and exotic animals such as bison, llamas, highland cattle and reindeer. The zoo is open daily from 7 a.m. to dusk. Admission is free. More information is available at


A variety of flowers are in full bloom at Allan Gardens Conservatory and Centennial Park Conservatory. Both conservatories are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. including Labour Day. Admission is free. More information is available at or by calling Allan Gardens Conservatory at 416-392-7288 or Centennial Park Conservatory at 416-394-8543. 


Bike and skate parks

Skateboarders and bike riders in Toronto who want to practice their moves have many options to choose to from. The City maintains several bike and skate parks across Toronto, with something for everyone whether it is transition skating in a figure-eight shaped bowl or street-style skating on ledges, banks, rails and more. More information is available at


Historic Sites

Eight of the City’s 10 Toronto History Museums will be open on the long weekend and two of the City’s 10 historic sites, Fort York and Spadina Museum, will be open on Labour Day. Hours and activities vary by location. More details are available at​


Fort York National Historic Site and its Visitor Centre at 250 Fort York Blvd. will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature tours and ongoing exhibitions. Regular admission applies. 


Spadina Museum at 285 Spadina Rd. will present afternoon tours themed on the Austin family, which made Spadina its home. Regular admission applies, with the museum open from noon to 5 p.m.


Recreation Centres

City recreation centres will be closed on Labour Day and drop-in programming will not be available.


Public transit

TTC service will operate on a Sunday service schedule on Monday, September 3. More information is available at


Other municipal facilities and services

City of Toronto emergency and 24-hour services will operate throughout the long weekend. City administrative offices and service counters, City-operated child care centres and Children’s Services district offices will be closed on Monday, September 3. The City of Toronto Archives, located at 255 Spadina Rd., will also be closed on Labour Day.


Note: City bylaws prohibit members of the public from setting off or selling fireworks in City parks.