Tuesday, 31 December 2013

After the Ice Storm

Many of us in the Earlscourt area lost power during the recent ice storm. Ice, downed trees and hydro wires on the roads and TTC service disruptions made it difficult for many to seek warmth and light elsewhere.

Many thanks to all the friends, family and neighbours who helped each other during this difficult time. 

Special thanks to the crews from Hydro and Urban Forestry who worked around the clock to clean up and get power restored, to Councillor Palacio's office, and to City of Toronto staff for running warming centres with The Red Cross and making sure that Ward 17 was well looked after in the storm's aftermath. 

Most of the trees in Earlscourt Park fared reasonably well during the storm,  but several of the trees towards the south end of the Park were heavily damaged.  

South end of the track, beside the maintenance yard -

South side of the dog park - 

South-east end of the dog park -

South-west corner of the park -

In addition, the trail, track and dog park are quite icy after this week's thaw and freeze. Please be reminded that these areas are not maintained during winter, and to use caution if you are using the park over the next few days.  

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