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Your $15 annual membership contributes to the West Rouge Community Association's community initiatives and helps make life even better in West Rouge.
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West Rouge Life Magazine - Spring/Summer 2021 Edition
The Spring/Summer 2021 Edition of West Rouge Life Magazine is now available online by clicking the button below.
About the West Rouge Community Association
The West Rouge Community Association is your neighbourhood residents' association and an advocate for the West Rouge Community.
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Rouge National Urban Park - Safety and Operational Updates for 2021
In response to community concerns about a variety of issues at Rouge National Urban Park and Rouge Beach in 2020, Parks Canada is implementing the following safety and operational changes in the Park for the 2021 season:
The Rouge Beach and Mast Trail parking lots will be closed and locked at 9:00 p.m. nightly and reopen at 7:30 a.m. in the morning.
Parking on Rouge Hills Drive:
"No-Standing" Zones are being created on Rouge Hills Drive. This change will provide a deterrent for illegal parking and will allow for an increased ability for Toronto Police to ticket and tow vehicles.
BBQs are now prohibited at Rouge Beach. Open fires remain prohibited throughout the park and Parks Canada has indicated that there will be additional signage and law enforcement to promote compliance with these rules.
Litter pick-ups are being scheduled more frequently. Later this year, Parks Canada will be installing new and larger trash receptacles at Rouge Beach.
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COVID-19 vaccinations are now available for all people 12 years of age and older in Toronto.
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Rouge Beach Improvements Project - Next Steps
Parks Canada is proposing to make many changes at Rouge Beach and to construct a boardwalk along either side of the Rouge River to connect Rouge Beach to the Mast Trailhead on the north side of Kingston Road. The formal community consultation period by Parks Canada concluded on May 1.
Parks Canada will be releasing a Detailed Impact Assessment (DIA) for this project in the near future. The DIA will be posted on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry, which you can access by clicking here.
Parks Canada will announce the posting of the DIA on the Rouge National Urban Park website. There will be a 30 day period for commenting on the report.
You can find background information on this project on the Parks Canada website by clicking the button below.
Automated Shuttle Trial in West Rouge
The City of Toronto, TTC, and Metrolinx are working towards launching a trial public transit service to connect West Rouge residents to and from Rouge Hill GO station using an automated shuttle. The automated shuttle trial is expected to begin operating in the summer of 2021.
The City has made some revisions to the routes for the automated shuttle project.
The weekday route goes from the Rouge Hill GO Station along Lawrence to Starspray, to Friendship, to Birdsilver, to Clearlake, to Rouge Hills, to Lawrence, and then back to the GO Station.
The weekend route is from the Rouge Hill GO Station, east on Lawrence, north on Rouge Hills to the Community Centre, and then back the same way to the GO Station.
Testing is expected to begin in August (no passengers) and service is scheduled to run from September until next February. The project team will then do an assessment of the pilot.
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Port Union Road Widening
Port Union Road is being widened between Lawrence Avenue and Island Road. The work will include addition of a second northbound lane, sidewalks on both sides of the road, bike lanes, and centre-turn lanes.
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Advertising with us through West Rouge Life, our community magazine, or on our website is a great way for businesses to connect with residents in West Rouge and eastern Toronto.
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Connect with the City of Toronto
There are a number of ways to get in touch with the City of Toronto to address resident questions or concerns.
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