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Toronto-St. Paul’s drivers drew few ASE speeding tickets

Over 500 speeding tickets were issued by two photo radar stations in Toronto-St. Paul’s ward over five months last year, according to figures released today.

This may sound like a fair number but it’s far lower than in other parts of Toronto. Across the city, 50 ASE devices issued 53,090 tickets during the first round — an average of nearly 1,062 per location.

These tickets were from the first round of automated speed enforcement (ASE) devices from July 6 to Nov. 30, 2020. The devices, placed mainly near schools, were moved to new locations beginning in late November.

Results from the two first-round locations in Toronto-St. Paul’s were:

  • Atlas Avenue south of Ava Road: 116
  • Brownlow Avenue south of Eglinton Avenue East: 413

We’ll see how our drivers do at the two new ASE locations: on Ava Road, east of Westover Hill Road, and on Tweedsmuir Avenue, south of Heath Street West.

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Full-time employment and better pay for LTC workers: Matlow

Toronto-St. Paul’s councillor Josh Matlow is petitioning the province to improve support for long-term care workers with more unemployment and better pay.

“I’m asking the Premier, Minister of Long Term Care [Merrillee Fullerton] and Retired General [Rick Hillier] to implement the following immediate changes: address the dangerous staffing shortages through stabilizing the workforce by offering more full-time employment opportunities, greater pay, heightened benefits, increased sick days and extending the $3 temporary wage increase” beyond the March 31 expiration date, Matlow said in an online petition.

Other recommendations include developing plans to administer the vaccine around the clock to all LTC residents and workers.

Local libraries open for pickup and drop-off

Branches of the Toronto Public Library will remain open during the lockdown beginning tomorrow — but for pickup and drop-off of library materials only.

Current operational hours are being maintained. A previous communication that branches will close at 8 p.m. were mistaken, the TPL says.

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Man evades police and canine after door kicked in

Police failed to find a man after a door was reported to have been kicked in near Oakwood Avenue and Rogers Road about 2 p.m. today.

The man fled on foot through backyards after a traffic stop by officers in the area, police said. A police dog was brought in to join the search but the manhunt was given up after about two hours.

The vehicle was seized and the investigation is to continue.


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