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Toronto Caribbean Carnival Parade Road closures
Friday, July 29, 2016 – 4:05 PM
The 49th annual Toronto Caribbean Carnival Parade is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 30, 2016. The parade starts in Exhibition Place at approximately 10:30 a.m. and proceeds out onto the parade route, southbound on Newfoundland Drive, westbound on Lake Shore Boulevard West.
A smaller portion of the parade will proceed to Parkside Drive while the Mas Bands will be turning back into Exhibition Place at British Columbia Road. It is anticipated that the parade will be concluded by approximately 8 p.m.
The traffic conditions in the downtown area, Lake Shore Boulevard West, the Queensway, Queen’s Quay, and the Gardiner Expressway are expected to be very heavy.
The festival will require numerous road closures and restrictions which will lead to delays and congestion in the immediate area of the parade.
Road closures for this event take effect starting Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 1:30 a.m. until Sunday, July 31, 2016 at approximately 6 a.m.:
– Westbound, Lake Shore Boulevard West from Strachan Avenue to Parkside Drive
– Eastbound, Lake Shore Boulevard West from Colborne Lodge Drive to Strachan Avenue and
– Dufferin Street south of Springhurst Avenue.
The following Gardiner Expressway ramps will be closed at 12:30 a.m., on Saturday, July 30, 2016:
– Eastbound Gardiner Expressway exit to Jameson Avenue;
– Jameson Avenue and British Columbia Road entrance ramps to Eastbound Gardiner Expressway and
– Westbound Gardiner Expressway to Dunn Avenue exit ramp.
RESTRICTED ACCESS POINTS
In order to assist with the safe movement of traffic and to provide for as little disruption as possible to residents, the following streets will have restricted access for vehicles:
– Dufferin Street south of King Street West
– Dowling Avenue south of King Street West
– Stadium Road south of Lake Shore Boulevard West
– Queen’s Quay West, west of Bathurst Street
– Springhurst Avenue west of Jameson Avenue and
– Springhurst Avenue east of Jameson Avenue
Other streets, although not restricted to vehicles, will be strictly enforced for parking infractions. Those streets are bounded by south from King Street West, east of Colborne Lodge Drive, and west of Bathurst Street.
BATHURST STREET CLOSURE
Vehicle access west of Bathurst Street on Fleet Street and Lake Shore Boulevard West may be closed after the parking lots at Ontario Place and Exhibition Place Lots are full. This closure will be determined by need.
To Exhibition Place Area or the Parklands on the south side of Lake Shore Boulevard West:
From Dufferin Station, take the 29E Dufferin Express bus southbound to the Dufferin Gate Loop;
From Bathurst Station, take the 511 Bathurst Express bus* southbound to Fort York Boulevard/Fleet Street and walk 5 to 10 minutes;
From King or St. Andrew stations, take the 504 King streetcar westbound to King Street/Strachan Avenue and walk 5 to 10 minutes;
From Union Station, take the 509 Harbourfront streetcar westbound to Fleet Loop and walk 5 to 10 minutes, or take the 121 Fort York-Esplanade bus westbound (board bus at street level at Front Street and Bay streets) to Fort York Boulevard/Fleet Street and walk 5 minutes;
*Note: Buses are currently replacing streetcars on this route due to construction. As PRESTO is not yet available on all buses, customers should carry tokens, tickets or cash in case the vehicle that arrives is not PRESTO-equipped. Buses that replace streetcars are Proof-of-Payment.
ONTARIO PLACE PARKING ACCESS
All access to Ontario Place will be through Remembrance Drive at Lake Shore Boulevard West/Strachan Avenue. Vehicles exiting Ontario Place will do so at the same location and will travel eastbound on Lake Shore Boulevard West only.
Disabled Parking will be located at the Enercare Centre within the CNE grounds.
Enter via Manitoba Drive/Strachan Avenue then south on Canada Boulevard. Valid disabled parking permit must be shown.
All vehicles including tour buses, parked illegally on:
– Lake Shore Boulevard West (including the grassed area)
– Bathurst Street
– Fleet Street
– King Street West
– Queen Street West
– Roncesvalles Avenue
– Dufferin Street
– The Queensway and
– Gardiner Expressway
will be tagged and towed
Vehicles parked illegally in the Parkdale Avenue and Stadium Road areas will be tagged and towed.
The Gardiner Expressway is a restricted access highway which will be patrolled to ensure that vehicles are not parked adjacent to the parade route and pedestrians do not enter the highway area. Drivers who choose to stop or drive in a manner that puts other road-users at risk will be subject to strict enforcement.
Due to the large number of visitors and continuous events that occur with the festival, intermittent road closures may occur throughout the downtown core in the evenings and nights of Friday, July 29, 2016 to Sunday July 31, 2016 in the interest of public safety.
Historically, Yonge Street and the Entertainment District access has been restricted in the evenings and overnight.
It is recommended that you make yourself aware of alternative routes before heading into the downtown or Entertainment District areas to avoid delays.
For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.
Constable Craig Brister, Corporate Communications, for Constable Tee Chase, Public Safety – Special Events
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Hello community massive,
Make sure that you are on board the Underground Freedom Train Ride that will be leaving Union Station at 11:30pm on July 31st and on its way to Downsview Station to celebrate Emancipation Day on August 1st. It’s a one way trip with no turning back just like the Harriet Tubman’s freedom escapes. See attached for all the details and below video clips from previous rides.
This year’s 4th annual Underground Freedom Train Ride will feature:
· A parallel train ride in Ottawa that will be taking place as we leave Union Station
· Dwayne Morgan, the dynamic and internationally acclaimed spoken word artist
· Emily Wickham, matriarch and longtime member of the African Canadian Heritage Association as the Train Conductor
· The Baro Dununba and Friends African Drumming Ensemble
· The new Tunnel of Transition
· The announcement of a plaque to commemorate the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
· A big surprise that I am not at liberty to talk about (at this time) stay tuned
It’s a great family and friendly event…..get on board.
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My first hobby was playing hairdresser to my Barbie dolls. I had my childhood in the 1970s and 1980s but I was not much different from Black children in the 1940s who chose White dolls over Black dolls in a landmark study that lead to the desegregation of American schools.
Getting your floors just right in your new home can be a difficult task and a costly one too.
Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) – Your ideas will bring about some good breakthroughs in ways you didn’t think possible. You’ll definitely see a difference in yourself and really realize what you’re capable of. You’ve reclaimed yourself in a sense and have a greater appreciation for just who you really are. Since things have been going so well for you, it’s time to spread the wealth. Take this time to think about what you’re really trying to accomplish and stick to the high ground. Being true to yourself will bring about the happiness you seek. Favorable Date : July 28 Favorable Color : White
Taurus ( 20 April – 20 May ) – You’ve been having a time of transformative thinking and may be catching some glimpse of what’s to come. And while a compromise may come about, you have faith that you are being guided by a higher power and all things happen for a reason. Your motivation levels are going to be pretty high this week as you continue to push yourself to achieve more. The opportunities that are coming about may have been something you’ve been working at in the past, but never really put the effort in. Favorable Date : July 29 Favorable Color : Blue
Gemini ( 21 May – 20 June) – Friendships could be more of a focus this week if you’ve been able to help someone out through a tough time recently. You’ll definitely have feelings of being appreciated more. You would be generous with others, but you might need to step back a little before you crash and burn with your relationships or you could end up coming across as rude and overbearing. You need to be clear in your thoughts and approaching things with pure intentions. You know you’re moving forward in a positive direction Favorable Date : July 28 Favorable Color : Red Read the rest of this entry »
[TPS] – Media Advisory, The Way Forward: Modernizing the Toronto Police Service, Public Consultation Session #2, Monday, July 25, 2016, 5 – 8 p.m., Access Point, 3079 Danforth AvenueIn Writing (all kinds) on July 22, 2016 at 2:02 PM
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Media Advisory, The Way Forward: Modernizing the Toronto Police Service, Public Consultation Session #2, Monday, July 25, 2016, 5 – 8 p.m., Access Point, 3079 Danforth Avenue
Friday, July 22, 2016 – 2:00 PM
On Monday, July 25, 2016, from 5 – 8 p.m., at Access Point, located at 3079 Danforth Avenue, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders and Toronto Police Services Board Chair Andy Pringle will be hosting the second community consultation session on the modernization of the Toronto Police Service.
Members of the public are encouraged to read the Transformational Task Force Interim Report and come prepared to discuss the report’s 24 recommendation. The report can be accessed here.
The session will include remarks from the Chief and the Chair and break-out tables designed to get the public’s input on the future of policing.
More consultation sessions are scheduled over the coming weeks. To find one near you, click here. Members of the public are also encouraged to submit their thoughts through email or video message. Visit our Have Your Say site for details.
For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.
Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, for the Transformational Task Force
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Seeing ourselves in the media has long been a long fight among African Canadians and advertisers. Back in the 1990s, it was rare to see a black person on TV with a cell phone or advertising makeup; it was rare to hear the unique voice of the Caribbean in plays and on the radio and it was hard to find positive photographs of ourselves in the newspapers or magazines.
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The links between Guyana and Canada for business were strengthened on Friday, June 24th at a luncheon held at the Elite Banquet Hall.
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Public Safety Alert, Canada Revenue Agency Scam
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 – 3:48 PM
On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, the Toronto Police Service has noted an increase in the number of phone calls people have reported receiving from parties claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
Police would like to remind the citizens of Toronto, that the CRA will never contact people via telephone, text or email and ask for personal information or demand payment for taxes in the form of pre-paid credit cards, iTunes, or other gift cards.
Police also want to inform the public that no one from the CRA, police, or immigration, will contact you via phone to advise you that a warrant is taken out for your arrest due to non-payment of taxes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.
For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.
Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Constable Dawn Carreiro, 11 Division
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Attorney Will Chen browsed the web to find eight personal finance books that will come in handy for you:
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Aries (21 March – 19 April) – You are in control of your own vision. Find that light inside yourself and share it.Hard work will bring you material gain if it’s partnered with self mastery in the arenas of personal stability, reliability and reasonable attitudes and expectations. Be an idealist but be a practical one. Your romantic life should perk up this week. If you are single, those of you are likely to meet someone, and if married, you have more time to step off the treadmill of life to enjoy one another. Favorable Date : July 21 Favorable Colors : Brown & White
Taurus (20 April – 20 May) – You are feeling the beauty of emotional enrichment and a kind of peace that comes with an elevated sense of acceptance. Your efforts and process of maturing have won this spiritual gift for you, fair and square. Money or love will bring intense encounters this week. A dream or scheme you’ve been chasing will come together. A new opportunity will surprise you. Put aside the lesser for the greater and be prepared to wait. Romance will bring potent exchanges mid week. There’s excitement at the end. Favorable Date : July 19 Favorable Colors : Blue & White
Gemini (21 May – 20 June) – New activities or interests will bring benefit, or open horizons. You’ll feel the urge to learn or to teach. There’s excitement or change in the air. You’ll embrace beliefs or expand your links with foreign parts. Delay or obstruction will end, allowing you to move ahead. Action will lead to a wider horizon. Energetic or feisty folk from exotic parts will feature. You’ll fight for what you believe in. Communications, self-expression or supple activity will feature. Mid week, you’ll work on special projects or activities with those close. Shared creative efforts or ventures will feature. Favorable Date : July 20 Favorable Colors : Grey & Purple Read the rest of this entry »
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IMBRUVICA® is an oral, once-daily, single-agent therapy associated with a durable response in patients with this rare B-cell lymphoma
TORONTO, May 12, 2016 /CNW/ – Janssen Inc. announced today that Health Canada has issued a Notice of Compliance (NOC) for IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib), an oral, once-daily, single-agent therapy for the treatment of patients with Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia (WM).1 Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia is a rare, incurable type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer that begins in the body’s immune system.2,3
IMBRUVICA® was first approved in Canada in November 2014 for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), including those with 17p deletion, who have received at least one prior therapy, or for the frontline treatment of patients with CLL with 17p deletion. In July 2015, IMBRUVICA® was approved with conditions for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma (MCL).
“Before now, treatment options for my patients with Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia have been limited,” said Dr. David Macdonald, MD, FRCPC, Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University, Hematologist, Capital Health. “The approval of IMBRUVICA® is a major advancement as this agent offers a targeted, chemotherapy-free treatment option for patients with WM, as it has done for those with other B-cell malignancies. It has shown clinically meaningful outcomes for these patients, as demonstrated by a high overall response rate.”
This approval for WM is based on an investigator-led, multicenter, prospective, single-arm study in 63 patients who had received at least one prior therapy. The results of the study were published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2015 by Treon SP, et al.4
The median age of patients was 63 (range of 44-86 years old) and the median number of prior therapies was two (range of 1-11).5 Patients received IMBRUVICA® 420 mg once daily. After a median duration of follow-up of 14.8 months, IMBRUVICA® was associated with a 87.3 per cent overall response rate (ORR; the primary endpoint), and a 69.8 per cent major response rate as assessed by investigators using criteria adopted from the Third International Workshop on Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia.6 The median time for patients to achieve at least a minor response to treatment was one month. 7 The median duration of response had not been reached.8
The most common adverse reactions in patients (≥20 per cent) were diarrhea, neutropenia, rash, nausea, muscle spasms, and fatigue.9 Four (six per cent) of patients discontinued treatment due to adverse events.10 Overall, IMBRUVICA® was well-tolerated and the safety profile was consistent with that observed in CLL and MCL.
About Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia
Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia is a rare form of cancer and in Canada there will be an estimated 150 new cases in 2016.11 WM is an indolent (slow-growing) subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.12 It begins with a malignant change to a B cell, a type of white blood cell (or lymphocyte), during its maturation, where the cell continues to reproduce more malignant B cells.13 In WM, the malignant B cells create large amounts of a certain type of antibody protein called immunoglobulin M or IgM in the blood. Antibodies such as IgM normally help the body fight infection; however, the overproduction of IgM, a hallmark of WM, often leads to a thickening of the blood (hyperviscosity syndrome).Typically, patients with WM are diagnosed after developing symptoms associated with the disease such as anemia, fatigue and night sweats.14
About IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib)
IMBRUVICA® contains the medicinal ingredient ibrutinib which is a targeted inhibitor of Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK). Ibrutinib blocks BTK activity, inhibiting cancer cell survival and spread.15 The recommended dose of IMBRUVICA® for WM is 420 mg (three 140-mg capsules) orally, once-daily.16
In Canada, IMBRUVICA® is indicated for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), including those with 17p deletion, who have received at least one prior therapy, or for the frontline treatment of patients with CLL with 17p deletion. In addition, IMBRUVICA® was issued marketing authorization with conditions for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), pending the results of trials to verify its clinical benefit.
IMBRUVICA® is co-developed by Cilag GmbH International (a member of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies) and Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie company. Janssen Inc. markets IMBRUVICA® in Canada.
About Janssen Inc.
Janssen Inc. and Cilag GmbH International are members of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies. At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, we are working to create a world without disease. Transforming lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure disease inspires us. We bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science. We are Janssen. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. Learn more at www.janssen.com/canada/ Follow us on Twitter at @JanssenCanada
* Dr. Macdonald was not compensated for any media work. Dr. Macdonald has been a paid consultant to Janssen Inc.
1 IMBRUVICA® (Ibrutinib) Product Monograph, Janssen Inc. Updated March 24, 2016.
2American Cancer Society. Waldenström macroglobulinemia: Detailed Guide.
Available from: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/waldenstrommacroglobulinemia/detailedguide/waldenstrom-macroglobulinemia-w-m.
Accessed February 9, 2016.
3Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation of Canada. What is WM? Available from: http://wmfc.ca/what-we-do/what-is-wm/. Last accessed February 9, 2016.
4 Treon, SP., Tripsas, CK., et al. Ibrutinib in previously treated Waldenström’s macroglobulimemia. N Engl J Med. April 9, 2015.http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1501548#t=articleResults
5 IMBRUVICA® (Ibrutinib) Product Monograph, Janssen Inc. Updated March 24, 2016.
6 IMBRUVICA® (Ibrutinib) Product Monograph, Janssen Inc. Updated March 24, 2016.
7 IMBRUVICA® (Ibrutinib) Product Monograph, Janssen Inc. Updated March 24, 2016.
8 IMBRUVICA® (Ibrutinib) Product Monograph, Janssen Inc. Updated March 24, 2016.
9 IMBRUVICA® (Ibrutinib) Product Monograph, Janssen Inc. Updated March 24, 2016.
10 IMBRUVICA® (Ibrutinib) Product Monograph, Janssen Inc. Updated March 24, 2016.
11 Special Data Request to Statistics Canada: WM Incidence data from CANSIM Table 103-0550 ‘New Cases of Primary Cancer’; Canadian Cancer Registry – 3207.
12 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Waldenström Macroglobulinemia Facts. Available from:http://www.lls.org/content/nationalcontent/resourcecenter/freeeducationmaterials/lymphoma/pdf/waldenstrommacroglobulinemia.pdf. Accessed February 9, 2016
13 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Waldenström Macroglobulinemia Facts. Available from:http://www.lls.org/content/nationalcontent/resourcecenter/freeeducationmaterials/lymphoma/pdf/waldenstrommacroglobulinemia.pdf. Accessed February 9, 2016
14 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Waldenström Macroglobulinemia Facts. Available from:http://www.lls.org/content/nationalcontent/resourcecenter/freeeducationmaterials/lymphoma/pdf/waldenstrommacroglobulinemia.pdf. Accessed February 9, 2016
15 IMBRUVICA® (Ibrutinib) Product Monograph, Janssen Inc. Updated March 24, 2016.
16 IMBRUVICA® (Ibrutinib) Product Monograph, Janssen Inc. Updated March 24, 2016.
SOURCE Janssen Inc.
For further information: Media Contact: Teresa Pavlin, Janssen Inc., Office: (416) 382-5017; David Mircheff, Environics Communications, Office: (416) 969-2776
EDMONTON, May 11, 2016 /CNW/ –
Wednesday, May 11 at 11 a.m. Mountain Time
Alberta Legislature, Media Room, Edmonton
- Premier Rachel Notley
- Conrad Sauvé, President and CEO, Canadian Red Cross
Media dial in: 1-888-231-8189
Conference ID: 11716416
- Reporters must provide their conference ID, name, affiliation, and telephone number to the conference operator
- Reporters are encouraged to dial in 15 minutes early to ensure participation
- Participants will be able to hear all questions and responses
- To ask a question: Press *1
- To exit question queue: Press #
- This event will be video livestreamed at alberta.ca/emergency.cfm
SOURCE Canadian Red Cross
For further information: Provincial Operations Centre media line: 780-644-4863; Canadian Red Cross: Canadian Red Cross media line: 1-877-599-9602, Alberta media can call: 1-403-541-4431, Quebec media can call: 1-888-418-9111
Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) – This is an awesome time for reunions and bringing back music and artistic modalities of the past. Remain flexible in both work and play. You might also be able to come up with some clever ideas about how to resolve any issues involving your home, like dealing with mortgages, property taxes, zoning issues, building permits, etc in which bureaucrats are making things tougher than they should be. It is most important to remember to keep your sense of humour in spaces of business and to keep your silence in places of conflict. Favorable Dates : July 4, 8, 13, 17, 22, 26 Favorable Colors : White & Red
Taurus ( 20 April – 20 May ) – Your mental and communicative abilities will largely be applied to gaining superior intellectual ability, through education, travel and philosophical debate. This is a delightful time for working on your financial and professional goals, accepting leadership roles, earning your boss’s trust, brainstorming ideas to increase profits, etc. Financial growth and business expansion will require much hard work and diligent effort, however, success will eventually come through steady but slow returns. There is a need to discipline the mind against needless worry, gloom, restlessness, anxiety and misgivings. Favorable Dates : July 1, 2, 10, 11, 19, 20 Favorable Colors : White & Green
Gemini ( 21 May – 20 June ) – This week encourages you to focus on achieving your long-term financial and professional goals. It can also help you boost your self-confidence by getting yourself into shape physically. This is a good time for you to work through any psychological issues that might be causing you to have romantic or financial trust matters. You should be able to get along with your neighbours, relatives, and local community members a bit easier. Work on your taxes, corporate investments, estate and inheritance planning, retirement accounts, debt consolidation, etc. may be favourable. Favorable Dates : July 1, 6, 10, 15, 19, 24 Favorable Colors : Green & Yellow Read the rest of this entry »