Yearly Archives: 2020

Welcome!

Search for: Welcome to the website for the Trefann Court Residents Association. This website is maintained as a historic record of developments and changes affecting this neighbourhood. Scroll down to read all posts (listed in date order, newest items first), … Continue reading

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Regent Park bike rings – from bad to worse

Nov 2020April 2019 Secure posts for locking a bike are important public infrastructure, if the city wants to encourage more persons to cycle. (Especially now, given rampant levels of bike theft in Toronto). Toronto’s original bike ring was designed in … Continue reading

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deficiency in new Shuter St bike lane

 Nov 6 The new Shuter St bike lane is almost completely protected with curbs and bollards. But just west of Sumach, there is a 100m section of the westbound bike lane which is unprotected, to give access to a 35m … Continue reading

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protected bike lane on Shuter St – completed ?

Shuter St, from River to Sherbourne, was completely rebuilt during the summer: the old roadbed removed, then new gravel foundation, concrete base, and two layers of asphalt (some sidewalks and curbs were also replaced). For the entire length of Shuter … Continue reading

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Sumach St contra-flow bike lane update

The Sumach St contra-flow bike lane was finished Oct 15. Back in 2015, the road at Sumach & King was painted to delineate the bike lane, that paint was removed in 2019 and then repainted in 2020. The traffic light … Continue reading

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Shuter St – aerial view

Nelson Mandela School (then called Park Public, built in 1915), is the one landmark which appears in every photo. (Click each image to view larger version) 1942: empty land west of Sackville (compare to 1949 photo) 1949: development appears west … Continue reading

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FIVE+ years to construct Sumach St contra-flow bike lane ?

A contra-flow bike lane on Sumach is a good idea. Should be simple; from Shuter to Queen to King is only 2 blocks. Currently, the only routes in the immediate area for north-bound cycling from King to Queen are on … Continue reading

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protected bike lane on Shuter St

Sometime in 2020, “the City will carry out much needed road reconstruction on Shuter St, between Sherbourne and River St: removing and replacing the asphalt surface and road base, and some sections of curb and sidewalk. Existing bike lanes will be … Continue reading

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website cleanup

Likely no one noticed, but the WordPress “theme” for this site “broke” 3 months ago; I finally managed to fix it. At the same time, I scanned the site for broken links and fixed a few of them. Although some … Continue reading

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