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September 2010, 4 e-mails

September 8, 2010
From: Clean Train Coalition

In this update:

  • CTC on CBC's Metro Morning
  • "GO ELECTRIC" update: request for leafletters and planning meeting
  • Upcoming mayoral debates

"GO ELECTRIC" update: request for "leafletters" and planning meeting

The "GO ELECTRIC" Music Festival is a "GO"! It will take place on Sunday September 26, from 1-6 p.m., in Sorauren Park (on Sorauren Ave, 1 block west of Lansdowne, south of Dundas Street).

Your help is needed to distribute leaflets announcing the festival. Publicize the event! Build the campaign!

Distributing leaflets door-to-door is labour-intensive but very effective. We reach neighbours who would otherwise not hear about the event. And the leaflet contains important news about the campaign.

The leaflets will be ready for pick-up at 86 Brock Ave (just south of the railway underpass) on Thursday, September 9, 8:00-9:00 p.m., and Friday, September 10, 6- 7:30 p.m. If you cannot pick up leaflets at either of these times, please email Rob at robfairley@sympatico.ca to arrange an alternative time.

The leaflets are also available on our site if you wish to print them out yourself. Go to www.cleantrain.ca to download them.

If you want to get more involved in organizing this event, the next planning meeting will be on Wednesday, September 15, from 6-8 p.m., at the Learning Enrichment Foundation, at 1267 Weston Road, about one block north of Eglinton. For more information, contact vheney@gmail.com.

Clean Train Coalition Members on Metro Morning!

Two members of the CTC were featured today on CBC Radio's Metro Morning, as part of a series on civic engagement in Toronto called "Civic Muscle," produced by Mary Wiens.

If you missed it, you can listen to the piece here: www.cbc.ca/metromorning/2010/09/civic-muscle-3.html

A few members of the CTC are also planning to head down to Metro Morning's live broadcast focusing on civic engagement in Nathan Phillips Square this Friday. Email us at info@cleantrain.ca if you are interested in joining us.

Upcoming mayoral debates

Below are a few upcoming mayoral debates. You may want to ask how each of the candidates will help us in our fight for electric trains!

  • Wednesday, September 8 - "Prosperity and the Economy" at the MaRS centre auditorium, 101 College Street, starting at 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 9 - Co-hosted by four Weston and Mount Dennis residents associations and moderated by John Tory, at the York Memorial Collegiate Institute at Eglinton and Keele, starting at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, September 13 - At 90 Croatia street, from 6:30-9:00 p.m.
September 10, 2010
K. P. wrote:

Re: Availability of Power Supply and Distribution Systems Technology Assessment Report for Review and Comment

Please find attached the Power Supply and Distribution Systems Technology Assessment Report (Draft for Discussion) for the Electrification Study. This document identifies and assesses the broad range of potential electrification system technologies that could be used to provide power for future GO rail services.

We are distributing this report – the latest in a series of technical reports prepared as part of the Electrification Study – to all those who registered and attended the Electrification Study Update Meeting (Georgetown Corridor) to ensure that you are kept up-to-date about progress on the Electrification Study and are able to review and provide comments on the technical outputs of the study.

A copy of the report will also be posted on the Electrification Study website at www.gotransit.com/estudy. We encourage you to visit the website for more information about the study and to submit any input that you have via our online comment form.

Should you have any questions about the attached report, please do not hesitate to contact us at estudy@metrolinx.com.

September 16, 2010
Clean Train Coalition

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 26th

1 – 6 pm (Keynote speakers at 3 pm)

SORAUREN PARK (on Sorauren Ave, 1 block west of Lansdowne, south of Dundas Street West)

Join the Clean Train Coalition for the Go Electric Music Festival. Send a message to Premier McGuinty that Toronto wants an electric rail link to the airport now, not dirty diesel. This FREE, family-friendly event will feature speakers, children’s activities, a community BBQ and musicians including:

• The drumming sounds of: Pound for Pound

• Kids band: The Monkey Bunch

• Indie rock recording artists: The Stormalongs

• “Clean Train Anthem”: Rob Joy

• Singer songwriter: Peter Katz

This event will be fun for people of all ages, but it is also an important demonstration of continued community opposition to the diesel-based plan, and support for immediate electrification. There is still time to change this plan, but we must show the government that citizens are engaged and committed to this effort. Add your voice to the growing chorus calling for electric trains along the Georgetown Corridor. Help us ensure that electrification becomes a reality.

Join the facebook group at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=151281554893912

Spread the word, show your support and bring family and friends.

Call for Volunteers!

Your help is needed to distribute leaflets announcing the festival as well as to help out on the day of the event.

Distributing leaflets door-to-door is still the most effective way of spreading the word. We reach neighbours who would otherwise not hear about the event. And the leaflet contains important news about the campaign.

The leaflets are ready for pick-up. Please email Rob at robfairley@sympatico.ca to get leaflets and to find out where they still need to be handed out. The leaflets are also available on our site if you wish to print them out yourself. Go to www.cleantrain.ca to download them.

For more information or to volunteer on the day of the event, please contact Vin at vheney@gmail.com.


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September 25
K. P. wrote:

On October 2, 2010, as part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, the Wallace Avenue Footbridge in West Toronto will be transformed into a huge, shimmering chandelier.

For one night only, electric trains are coming to the Junction Triangle to celebrate the neighbourhood’s rebellious spirit.

For details, visit railoflight.ca and scotiabanknuitblanche.ca


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