Lura extends a warm congratulations to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), on its recent opening of the Leslie Barns Community Office! The launch had speakers from the TTC, Leslieville community and local government including Andy Byford (Chief Executive Officer, TTC), Karen Stintz (Chair, TTC), David Nagler (Community Relations Manager, TTC), Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Ward 32), Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30) and Andrew Sherbin (Leslieville BIA).
The office is a welcoming and bright space meant to serve as an outpost during the TTC construction of the Leslie Barns storage and maintenance facility for Toronto’s new street cars. The office will remain open for the duration of the project and community members are invited to visit during the office hours, 9 a.m to 5 p.m or in the evenings by appointment. The office is located at 1258 Queen Street East.
Since the launch on June 14th members of the public have been stopping by with questions, concerns and comments regarding the project. “Feedback from the community so far has been positive” says Niki Angelis, one of the Community Liason Officers, “they appreciate being able to use us as a resource to voice their concerns and suggestions to the project team”.
Officers are also immersing themselves in the local culture of Leslieville, visiting the Farmer’s Market, Tree Festival, and Environment Day. A social media campaign surrounding the project has also been launched and can be found on twitter @TTCLeslieBarns and Instagram at TTCLeslieBarns.