News Briefs for April 5, 2016

Water main replacement is underway this month on Coxwell Avenue between Queen Street East and Gerrard Street. Residents will receive a City of Toronto construction notice containing more information. The project is expected to be completed in September.


Two community bicycle hubs will open in the East End in June, one at Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre, 93 Birchmount Rd., and the other at AccessPoint on Danforth, 3079 Danforth Ave., just east of Victoria Park Avenue. Each hub will offer free access to bicycles, tools, and programming.  The hubs will also offer a bike-mentorship program for newcomers, do-it-yourself repair clinics, family-friendly group rides and more.


The founder of the Beach Edible Community Garden, Alex Rochon Terry, is hosting a spring planting event at the garden, 51 Beech Ave., on Sunday, April 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. ‘Planting Seeds of Spring’ will give volunteer gardeners a chance to get the garden ready for its second year of operation. Alex and Kristin Lindell will provide musical accompaniment. Donations of time and/or money to help the garden flourish are welcome. There are also plans to host garden bees every Monday evening, where information on a variety of gardening topics can be shared. For more information find the Beach Edible Community Garden on Facebook.

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