Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Infrastructure Renewal in Wortley Village

I've been going door-to-door in Ward 11 this summer to introduce myself to residents who have not met me yet, and to ask about the issues that concern folks in our neighbourhoods. Yesterday, my canvassing partner and I turned the corner onto Elmwood Avenue, and boy was it tricky picking our way through the construction zone on Elmwood and Marley Place!

To those of who have to deal with all these roadworks on a daily basis, you have my sympathy. If it makes things easier, though, keep in mind that this is vital work -- our water mains were certainly ready to be replaced.

Once Marley Place is finished, the workers will move on to Duchess Avenue. For more information on the project, including timelines, contractors, and impact on parking, please visit the link here.

See you 'round town!

Monday, August 2, 2010

"Expressions in Chalk 2010" taking place today in Wortley Village

Wortley Village is currently hosting London's fifth annual street painting festival at St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 112 Bruce Street. Take advantage of the August Civic Holiday to come down and take a look at the fabulous pastel drawings. Awards will be given out today in a number of categories.

Be sure to check out the life-size portrait of Terry Fox and the accompanying "Road of Hope,” where visitors can write in chalk the names of friends and family members affected by cancer.

Find out more about the festival here. See you there!