We welcome residents to join us at our meetings

By Kathy Rowe

We’re back! Summer flew by and here we are in September already. I hope you all enjoyed some summertime activities with friends and family over the past few weeks.

Our monthly board meetings are back and I invite residents to please join us at these meetings to find out about what is happening in our community. I welcome your concerns, questions and suggestions.

It is always nice to see new faces at our meetings, which take place at the Port Union Community Centre at 7:15 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month. The first three meetings are: September 5, October 3 and November 7. I hope you will mark your calendars and attend a meeting or two!

Centennial Summer Events

I’d like to thank the area community associations and volunteers for the time and effort they gave to the Port Union Waterfront Festival and the July Summer Concert Series.

The weather cooperated just in time for the Waterfront Festival and attendees enjoyed the activities, food and live entertainment.

Great weather allowed all three summer concerts to be held outdoors this year and attendees loved the variety of live entertainment that was offered. These concerts have been going for over 20 years! Also behind-the-scenes details on our concert planning.

Port Union Road Widening

I’m sure you have all experienced the construction work that has begun on Port Union Road. As you know, the work will be done in phases over the next several months and we will all need to be patient while this transformation takes place. Transportation chair Amaan Jabbar has written an informative piece about this construction.

Construction at Kingston Rd. & Lawrence

You have likely noticed the collection of pylons and partially dug up curbs at this intersection. Although it is outside of our community, many of us drive through it weekly if not daily. I thought it might be helpful to fill you in on what is going on there. The construction is labeled as a pedestrian safety and infrastructure improvement project.

The construction notice that was delivered to nearby residents noted the following: “Our inspection of the road shows that this intersection needs to be improved to provide a safer crossing for pedestrians and vehicular traffic.”

The work details include:

  • Remove the right-turn channels at the northeast and southwest corners
  • Re-align the curb lines at all intersection corners
  • Install new hydro poles and traffic signal poles
  • Repair curbs, gutters and sidewalk
  • Repave the road at intersection

Completion is slated for the end of September.