City of Toronto report recommends TAS to revitalize Wellington Destructor site
Toronto-based real estate development company TAS is being recommended by City of Toronto staff as the long-term head lessee of the Wellington Destructor site at 677 Wellington St. W. TAS’ project proposal aims to restore the landmark and retrofit the building for new community and commercial uses. The report will be considered at the Oct. 20 GGLC meeting and, if adopted, will be considered by city council at the Nov. 9 and 10 meeting. Constructed in 1925, the Wellington Destructor heritage building is a purpose-built brick garbage incinerator that was in active use until the incineration of solid waste was halted in the mid-1970s.
Ontario supports French-language education in the skilled trades
The province is partnering with the University of Ottawa to help address the critical shortage of French-language technological education teachers. The university is offering French-language teacher training aimed at people in skilled trades careers and people with vocational training in technology. The new program will use a flexible, hybrid delivery model (on campus and online) that will allow teacher candidates to complete the program in 14 months instead of two years. The University of Ottawa will welcome its first cohort of teacher candidates for the new program in January 2022.
Ontario seeks input on a Capital Markets Act
A draft of the Ontario government’s Capital Markets Act has been published for consultation. Now available on the Ontario Regulatory Registry, the public, including sector experts and market participants, are invited to share their input on the draft legislation. The Regulatory Registry posting will remain open for comment until Jan. 21, 2022.
“Modernizing capital markets will give our province a competitive edge and play a critical role in attracting global investment, supporting economic growth and innovation, and creating good jobs,” said Peter Bethlenfalvy, minister of finance, in a statement. “Strong, modern capital markets that protect investors and prioritize consumer choice will play an important role in building a more prosperous Ontario.”
Stairway on Parliament Hill temporarily closed
From Oct. 18 to Nov. 8 the stairway on the west escarpment of Parliament Hill will be closed as part of efforts to restore the escarpment to its natural forested state. Public Services and Procurement Canada is carrying out construction activities along the stairs, including new planting and stabilization work at the Lovers’ Walk remnants. This closure is necessary for health and safety reasons, as construction activities may generate construction debris, dust and noise in this area.