Downtown Yonge BIA

Open Issues: 62 Closed Issues: 68 Acknowledged Issues: 15

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  • 300 Yonge Toronto, ON - Toronto

    This summer has seen a drastic rise in numbers and sound volume of street preachers at Yonge and Dundas square. Every weekend without fail they descend on the high traffic intersection with an arsenal of extremely loud megaphones casting warnings of fire and brimstone that can be heard from a far. They sometimes block the road or sidewalk and distract drivers while harassing tourists and locals alike. I understand that free speech is important to any democracy and people should have the right to preach their beliefs in a public forum, however they do not have the right to use electronic sound amplifications that drown out any opposing views and risk damaging people's ears. The noise by-law specifically prohibits using these megaphones but the Toronto police seem hesitant to enforce this by-law.

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  • Yonge St & Dundas St. Toronto, ON - Toronto

    Post and rings on Dundas through to Bay, and surrounding Dundas station are full of bikes. Yonge St. needs more parking on west side south of Dundas!

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  • 50 Mcgill St. Toronto, ON - Toronto

    I have been talking to the City of Toronto, its transportation and parks departments, as well as my City Councillor's staff since January, 2013 regarding some problems that the city acknowledges exist but have yet to resolve. Perhaps you can help move things along.

    The "parkette" at the western, (foot-end) of McGill St. (College/Yonge area) used to have three benches, two garbage cans and a flower bed. All of that is gone and the city claims it will rectify the problem and replace the benches. To date, nothing has happened and it looks quite barren. Many seniors used the area and now there are no seats or waste receptacles. Also, the city left a valve 6" above ground level and bolted a warning cone over it. Not very classy for a city trying to look first-rate. Also, the restaurant's patio (probably illegal) used to have wrought iron fencing. The fencing has been removed and now leans up against the building creating a major eye-sore, along with the soil which doesn't even have a hedge.

    I hope something can be done.

    Cheers! All my best to you

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  • Bay And Dundas Toronto, Ontario - Toronto

    Messages spraypainted on the sidewalk and other surfaces on the east side of Bay, from Dundas to Queen Street.

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  • Bay And Richmond Toronto, Ontario - Toronto

    The Richmond St. entrance (north side of Richmond east of Bay) to Hudson's Bay as well as half a block towards Yonge St. has been blocked by fencing for more several months for "construction". No construction appears. The sidewalk is blocked and one needs to walk on the street or the south side from Bay St. to Yonge. If repairs were being done, so be it. However, it's been 4 or 5 months and there's no sign or any repairs to the street, sidewalk or anything else. Very annoying!

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  • 65 Dundas Street West Toronto, Ontario - Toronto

    Graffiti on west-facing wall of Canadian Tire at Bay and Dundas.

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  • Other Archived
    Sheard Street Toronto, ON M5B 1H2, Canada - Toronto

    Broken water pipe leaking water all over the park and onto the street.

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  • Saint Luke Lane Toronto, ON M4Y 1X5, Canada - Toronto

    Low enough to be missed. Right up to the sidewalk.

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  • Church And Carlton- The New Loblaws Toronto, ON - Toronto

    Not one ring-and-post in sight! Where am I supposed to park my bike at the new Loblaws at Church and Carlton? So dissapointed!

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  • 388 Yonge Street Toronto, Ontario - Toronto

    The trees which have been planted in front of the new Aura building on the west side of Yonge Street have no protective meshing or grating surrounding them. As a result, people have been using them to lock their bikes to. These infant trees are now horribly damaged, and in all likelihood need replacing. Could you have a look at this please? The trees which were planted along the new stretch of Bloor Street are protected - why aren't these ones?

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  • Downtown Toronto Toronto, Ontario - Toronto

    While there are always "bad apples", whether you're a driver, a cyclist, or a pedestrian, there are more and more cyclists who feel they are entitled to do as they wish and they are getting nastier everyday. In all the years I've lived in Toronto (20+), I've only seen ONE cyclist signal to turn. Plus more and more of them weave aggressively in and out of vehicular traffic on the road AND pedestrian traffic on the sidewalk. To the cyclists who behave in this manner, you can't complain about cars on the road when you don't follow the rules on the road and you ride on the sidewalk. When will the police and the city finally crackdown on this behaviour?!?

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  • 116 Dundas Street West Toronto, Ontario - Toronto

    Graffiti on east-facing elevation, 116 Dundas Street West

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