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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West Rouge Community Association
2021 Annual General Meeting

The West Rouge Community Association is holding our 2021 Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. 

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The virtual meeting can be accessed at www.bit.ly/wrca2021.  

West Rouge Life - Fall/Winter 2021 Edition

The Fall/Winter 2021 edition of West Rouge Life magazine is now available.

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Halloween Outdoor Pumpkin Parade - November 1, 2021

The West Rouge Community Association along with other local community associations is holding a Halloween Outdoor Pumpkin Parade on Monday, November 1, 2021 between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. 

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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 shortly.

In August 2021 shuttle stops and signage will be installed. In September the shuttle will begin learning the routes with a human driver, followed by testing and validation of automated driving for the routes. In November, free passenger service starts. The shuttle will meet the GO Train for 3 hours in the morning and 3 hours each afternoon. The shuttle will also be seen on residential streets outside the designated route as it travels to and from its storage location.

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.

This is a pilot project and service will continue until February 28, 2022 weather permitting.

To use the shuttle, passengers must book a ride at toronto.ca/avshuttle.

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Rouge River Bridge Rehabilitation

Metrolinx is rehabilitating the rail bridge over the mouth of the Rouge River to extend its life for another 20 years. The bridge is 117 years old and is a provincial heritage property of provincial significance. Construction work will be complete by spring 2022.

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Lakeshore East Rail Corridor - Vegetation and Tree Clearing

Metrolinx will be removing vegetation and clearing trees along the Lakeshore East rail corridor as part of the GO Expansion Program to electrify future GO trains. Trees that are removed will be replaced elsewhere in the area. 

This work will begin in August 2021 and crews will be working in the area into late 2021. 

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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.

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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Advertise with us!

​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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