BLAKE WOLFE The Standard
SCUGOG: On Sept. 17, young Port Perry resident Amy LeFort entered the Scugog Arena with 17.5 inches of hair.
Joined by family and friends on her birthday, she left the building that evening with a vastly different hairstyle, all for a good cause.
The RH Cornish PS student celebrated her 10th birthday this month with a head-shave for young cancer patients. Dubbed ‘Shaving Amy,’ the event was the official kick-off to the local youth’s fundraising initiatives for cancer. Her hair is going to the Angel Hair For Kids organization, which uses donations of hair to fashion wigs for young cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
According to Amy, it all started with a dream earlier this year.
"I had a dream that I shaved my head for kids with no hair," she recalled. "I woke up and thought that this is something that I should do."
Opting for a complete shave and not just a trim (many charities often accept donations of 10 inches or more), Amy said that the prospect of going without hair in the fall doesn’t bother her.
"I’m not nervous at all about it," she told The Standard prior to the shave.
Although the haircut has come and gone, Amy is collecting donations for cancer research until Dec. 31 through her web site at www.shavingamy.ca. Although she had initially set a fundraising goal of $500, that total was met weeks before the Sept. 17 event between two separate $250 donations. As of Sept. 18, she had raised more than $1,600.
Amy also has a Facebook page set up and a Twitter feed at @ShavingAmy.
DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
UXBRIDGE: A popular summertime tradition in Uxbridge may be on the move again, with the Uxbridge Classic Car Cruise-In apparently outgrowing its current venue at Uxbridge Arena.
Included in councillors’ agendas for their meeting on the morning of Monday, Sept. 9, was a letter from Cruise-In organizers Rob Holtby and Bruce Statton requesting use of Elgin Park for the Thursday night attraction next summer.
According to their letter, preliminary discussions between the pair and township staff, the suggestion was made that the northwest corner of the park would be a more suitable location for the show, which only two years ago relocated to the arena after swelling past the space available in the parking lot at the former Dominion Auto building on Reach St.
The request also asked for use of Elgin Park’s washroom facilities, a very small amount of hydro and a small secure area for organizers to store sound equipment.
However, it was the request for a section of the park to be paved that drew the greatest response from councillors.
In their letter, it was requested that the driveway into the park would need to be paved from Elgin Park Dr. to the existing paved area near the Lions Club Food Building.
"They need to know that the paving is going to cost $25,000," commented Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor.
"Are we going to pave it as part of our next budget? Maybe not when you look at the number of other roads in the township that are in need of repairs."
Mayor O’Connor would go on to point out the large draw the weekly car show is for the community.
"When you look at the number of cars they draw for major events, it’s substantial," added Mayor O’Connor.
Council ultimately decided to simply receive the correspondence for information, and will look at setting up a meeting between organizers and township staff as well as members of council in the near future. Eventually, other major users of Elgin Park may be included as part of the discussion.
"This is an additional large event for the park," added Ward 4 Councillor Jacob Mantle. "Maybe not at the initial meeting, but at some point, we should get input from the other major users of Elgin Park."
DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
UXBRIDGE: It was a family affair at council’s meeting on the evening of Monday, Sept. 23, as both MP Erin O’Toole, as well as his father, MPP John O’Toole, appeared before councillors.
Commercial fill operations were discussed by both O’Tooles, as Uxbridge continues to experience issues with heavy truck traffic, leading councillors to question the legitimacy of an airport expansion project current underway in Greenbank.
"It’s troubling when you see people being able to manipulate their way around something that we know will never happen. It will never be an airport. In my humble opinion, that’s not an aerodrome, it’s a landfill project," Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor said of the Greenbank Airport project. "It’s very disturbing to us, because we have no authority over it."
Regional Councillor Jack Ballinger, who has emerged as a watchdog for the township in regards to heavy trucks making their way through Uxbridge en route to Greenbank, expressed concerns over the level of oversight at the project.
"It’s wonder mountain out there now. At what time does the federal government step in and say ‘let’s see your plan?’" Councillor Ballinger inquired.
Erin O’Toole responded that he shares concerns over the site, and has been in contact with Transport Canada regarding the project.
"I share your healthy skepticism about the site. I have made inquires in Ottawa since being elected, and the owners have not yet contacted Transport Canada about an amendment to date," said Erin O’Toole. "If they’re using federal regulations to try and get around something, then we should change those regulations."
Mayor O’Connor concluded the discussion by asking Mr. O’Toole to inquire if anyone from Transport Canada has personally visited the site.
Meanwhile, John O’Toole provided a different perspective on the commercial fill debate, focusing on solutions to the large amounts of fill generated by large scale projects in Toronto.
"We’re being asked to be a dumping ground for Toronto, and there has to be a better solution than just dumping dirt in a hole. Out of sight, out of mind is for Toronto, but there has to be a better plan," said Ward 1 Councillor Bev Northeast.
Councillor Northeast went on to propose a toll road through the township for heavy truck traffic, and referenced that the problem has plagued Uxbridge residents for generations.
"I know it’s an old problem, but it’s still here, and it’s still a nuisance."
Mayor O’Connor agreed there are certain concessions that have to be made given that Uxbridge is such a hub for the aggregate industry, but balked at the amount of trucks that pass through township roadways everyday.
"We accept that there are 47 licensed pits here. But, the fact that we don’t want to accept is that we have all these trucks coming through with fill and going out with aggregate. It’s a double whammy," said Mayor O’Connor.
The Mayor went on the reference Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s crusade to bring billions of dollars in funding for subway expansion projects to his city, and wondered if a similar approach would work in Uxbridge.
"Maybe we should get into a snit, and then maybe the province will throw some money at us," commented Mayor O’Connor.
Later, an idea from Ward 4 Councillor Jacob Mantle appeared to offer a new perspective on how to handle fill left over from large scale infrastructure projects, such as the Hwy. 407 expansion, the TTC expansion and construction related to the 2015 Pan Am Games.
"These large infrastructure tenders are given without any consideration for fill," explained Councillor Mantle. "It’s a private sector issue, and maybe it should be included in large tenders going forward so they need a plan for what they are going to do with the fill."
John O’Toole praised the idea, but was skeptical that any real answers regarding commercial fill projects are on the horizon.
"It’s an extremely important issue, and that’s the problem with Toronto - to go up, they have to go down. But, it looks like they are waiting until after the Pan Am Games are done before introducing best practices," commented MPP O’Toole.
BLAKE WOLFE The Standard
SCUGOG: A solar farm proposed for a Shirley Rd. property will start moving ahead again in the near future, after an environmental review tribunal recently concluded its hearing on the matter.
The hearing, dealing with a pair of appeals from Scugog Township and local resident Jacqueline Visconti, wrapped up on Sept. 13, after both parties appealed the proposed 10MW Canadian Solar Inc. development - slated for a 142-acre property within the Oak Ridges Moraine - earlier this summer, on the grounds of potential negative impacts to the local environment and wildlife. A number of deputations, including those from neighbours of the proposed facility, were heard by the tribunal over the course of several days before both sides sat down to negotiate.
According to Community Services Director Don Gordon, the developer and appellants reached an agreement on the facility, which will see a number of setbacks from nearby environmentally-sensitive features (including a wetland and savannah) increased to as much as 40 metres, as well as the movement of a communications tower and substation away from neighbours’ homes. Ms. Visconti noted that a wetland, designated as a seepage area, will be completely fenced off from the project, while other parts of the development will be opened up to allow for local wildlife to more easily move across the area.
While any work on the project will likely not take place at the property until at least next year, Mr. Gordon said that the township and Canadian Solar continue to work on the details of a construction agreement, including the possibility of a financial contribution from the developer to the municipality.
"We’re looking to get the landscaping and grading plans as well as securities in place," said Mr. Gordon. "We’re still working on the permit so it (construction) will likely not begin this year."
While he could not yet provide details, Mr. Gordon said that in regard to the possibility of a financial contribution, the township is working toward an agreement similar to one reached with developer Solray in another solar energy project slated for a Cragg Rd. lot in Greenbank, which was also appealed by the township (the appeal was later dropped by the municipality). In that agreement, the developer will contribute $100,000 in the first year for capital projects in Greenbank, along with $50,000 annually for the following 19 years to be put toward environmental projects in Scugog.
Canadian Solar Inc. spokesperson Suzanne Wilson declined to comment on the Shirley Rd. project’s current status, pending a full agreement on the facility between the developer and the township.
Ms. Visconti said that although she maintains that "such projects shouldn’t be allowed within the Oak Ridges Moraine," the agreement was acceptable to her and other residents living nearby.
"We feel this agreement was the best we could have got out of the negotiations," said Ms. Visconti, adding that she believes it was the presentations by both local residents and expert witnesses that helped move the appeals into the negotiation phase.
"From the beginning, we wanted the developers of this project to be good neighbours and they have respected that. Some neighbours wanted it stopped completely but that would have likely been impossible - we don’t have the resources for that kind of fight."
DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
UXBRIDGE: The community of Zephyr got a little richer recently, thanks to a donation from the organizer of this past summer’s motocross event in the hamlet.
Luke Dillon, who hosted the CMX/MRS East-West Shootout at his farm in July in support of the Zephyr Community Centre, appeared at council’s meeting on the morning of Monday, Sept. 9 to provide an update on the event, as well as present a donation of more than $7,000 to improvements at the community park to Ward 2 Councillor Pat Molloy.
It was the second year for the event at Mr. Dillon’s farm, which drew racers and spectators from across the province to Uxbridge Township.
"The event went off without a hitch," Mr. Dillon said. "Everywhere I go, I hear thanks from residents and business owners, and it all wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our sponsors."
According to Mr. Dillon, nearly twice as many racers took part in the event as last year, with just under 600 riders participating in the event.
"Our event brought two associations (CMX and MRS) together for the first time in history, and it was really good for the sport of motocross," added Mr. Dillon.
Responding to a question from Ward 5 Councillor Gord Highet concerning future plans for the event, Mr. Dillon responded that while he would like to see some growth at the event, but remains focused on keeping it as community-based as possible.
"We’re not planning to make it into a huge thing, but, we would like to see it continue to grow," Mr. Dillon said.
Councillor Molloy expressed his appreciation for the proceeds of the event, which benefit the entire Zephyr community.
"A big thank you to Luke, his family and all of the volunteers. It was another great day, and we really appreciate the donation to the community," commented Councillor Molloy.
While Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor was also grateful for the extra funds for improvements to the community centre, she did hint at possible changes to the way the event is organized should it proceed in the coming years.
"The $7,000 raised will do a lot of good things for the community park in Zephyr," said Mayor O’Connor. "But, if you want to continue, we’ll need to sit down and talk about rezoning, because, you can’t keep going on temporary permits. And you’re not the only one."
Later in the meeting, Township Clerk Debbie Leroux stated that the long awaited Special Events By-law, which will cover the Zephyr CMX races, as well as other special events in the municipality, is expected to be before council next month.
DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
UXBRIDGE: The public has spoken, and council has approved a new name for the former Kennedy House/St. John’s complex.
Throughout the summer, the township held a public vote through their web site to determine a new name for the complex, which is home to Uxbridge’s soccer fields and skate park.
With 62.5 per cent of the vote, The Fields of Uxbridge prevailed over the other three names in the contest: Uxbridge Activity Park, Uxbridge Commons and Uxbridge Athletic and Recreation Commons.
With only 160 votes cast through the on-line poll, some councillors were left wondering if the re-naming should go ahead in spite of the low turnout.
"Part of the problem from the beginning has been a lack of input," commented Ward 2 Councillor Pat Molloy. "I wouldn’t vote for that name, and I won’t be voting for any of them."
As well, Ward 4 Councillor Jacob Mantle questioned whether or not 160 total votes was enough of an audience to rename the facility.
Township Manager of Recreation, Culture and Tourism Amanda Ferraro responded with her own disappointment in the low turnout.
"It is disappointing that only that many people voted. I would’ve thought we would’ve had more people interested, and I did get a few e-mails saying that they didn’t like the four chosen names," Ms. Ferraro added.
However, with council having debated the issue for close to a year, Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor offered the opinion that enough time had been devoted to the renaming project.
"I think we’ve dealt with this long enough, and I too am disappointed that there wasn’t more interest," opined Mayor O’Connor. "But, we have to recognize that in Uxbridge, there are a number of people - mostly seniors - that don’t have access to the internet."
Council ultimately decided to endorse Ms. Ferraro’s recommendation that the former Kennedy House/St. John’s Training School property on Main St. North be renamed The Fields of Uxbridge. A by-law will be brought forward in the near future to finalize the decision.
DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
UXBRIDGE: The issue of truck traffic through the hamlet of Goodwood once again rolled into council’s meeting on the morning of Monday, Sept. 16.
Council was inundated with correspondence from area residents as part of their agenda, detailing concerns over safety, noise and dust from the hundreds of heavy trucks that pass through the hamlet each day.
Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor moved that the municipality forward the letters from local residents to Durham Region’s Works Department. As well, the township will be asking the Region to perform traffic counts over a three-day period along with noise and air quality studies.
The mayor added that she had engaged in discussions with Uxbridge’s Public Works Director Ben Kester regarding a possible truck by-pass. According to the mayor, the endeavour would cost $50 million to expropriate the land to build a new road.
"I don’t understand people suggesting this if they haven’t done their homework. We can’t move the road, because, if we move it to Wagg Rd. or Webb Rd., we are going to have those people coming in," explained Mayor O’Connor. "I don’t know where we could build it. And if you take away farmland to build a new road, it’ll have to have no entrances on it, or we’ll be right back where we started."
However, not all councillors were on board with the recommendations, and wondered what true impact the studies would ultimately have on reducing truck traffic.
"What is a traffic count going to tell us that we don’t already know?" asked Ward 4 Councillor Jacob Mantle. "The Region isn’t going to build another regional road because we have trucks. That’s why there are regional roads."
Councillors directed some of the blame for increased truck traffic throughout Uxbridge Township on an expansion project currently underway at Greenbank Airport, leading some members of council to wonder how closely the situation is being monitored in Scugog Township.
"We have to start looking at the sources and the limit on trucks at Greenbank is supposed to be 200 a day," commented Ward 2 Councillor Pat Molloy. "Personally, I don’t think they have any idea. We need to go to Scugog and make sure they have a handle on it, because they aren’t doing what they promised to do."
DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
NORTH DURHAM: Lakeridge Health found itself in the national spotlight last week, on the heels of a new recruitment ad targeted at Quebec residents possibly affected by that province’s controversial Values Charter.
The ad, which features a woman in a headscarf and states, "We don’t care what’s on your head. We care what’s in it," drew national attention when it went viral last week.
The Quebec Values Charter, which was recently announced by the Parti Québécois government, includes a provision that would prohibit employees in the public sector from wearing obvious religious symbols while on the job, including the wearing of kippas, turbans, burkas, hijabs and "large" crosses by civil servants.
However, Lakeridge Health CEO Kevin Empey stated the ad was not a commentary on what’s happening in Quebec, rather a recruitment tool as Lakeridge Health - which operates hospitals in Port Perry, Bowmanville, Whitby and Oshawa - continues an aggressive hiring campaign.
"Some people have accused us of trying to weigh in, but, this is not about an opinion on Quebec, and we’re not making a statement about Quebec. We are trying to show what we have available in Durham," Empey told The Standard.
Lakeridge Health employs more than 4,000 workers, and according to Mr. Empey, more employees are being added on a near-daily basis. Currently, Lakeridge Health has more than 200 vacant positions within the corporation.
"We have had great success with students from local schools, but we find ourselves having to reach further and further for those students. And, here might be an opportunity to say we’re out here, and we need you," Empey explained. "That was part of our motivation, because we’ve been really successful getting students, but we need experienced people to compliment our staff."
The ad was scheduled to run in the university newspaper at McGill this week as Lakeridge looks to broaden their recruiting efforts.
The proximity to Toronto can make recruiting difficult for Lakeridge Health, despite Oshawa being the 14th largest city in the country, Empey said.
"It can be difficult at times because we are in the shadow of a monster, and have to compete against Sick Kids, Sunnybrook and other Toronto hospitals," added Empey. "And we are always trying to increase our publicity to let people know that we’ve got great healthcare right here in Durham Region."
DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
UXBRIDGE: Work is expected to resume on an Uxbridge development, albeit with some changes to the agreement between the developer and the township following the unauthorized dumping of fill earlier this summer.
On June 24, Toronto-based developer Fabio Furlan made a deputation to council outlining his need for a fill permit at Reach St. and Coral Creek Dr. in order to begin development of Phase 5 of the Estates of Avonlea.
At that time, Mr. Furlan explained that, due to the topography of the land, approximately 10,000 cubic metres of fill would be needed at the site in order to meet grade requirements.
Council then entered into a grading agreement with the developer, with the expectation that all work be completed by Sept. 1, so as not to interfere with increased foot traffic in the area once school resumed.
However, at the council meeting on Monday, Sept. 9, Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor expressed dismay that several provisions in the agreement have not been adhered to.
"Fill has already been brought in without a permit, and it was supposed to be brought into the middle of the site, away from the property line," said Mayor O’Connor. "Now, there is no baseline for well and septic system testing, and cracks in the neighbours’ yard due to heavy trucks on the property."
The alleged damage to the neighbouring property may be dealt with by hooking the property up to municipal services.
Council referred a subsequent report to staff to investigate the legalities of asking a developer to pay for hook ups to servicing, since there is no baseline for the well and septic system.
While a grading agreement had been entered into by the township and the developer, it is simply part of the process to obtain a fill permit, and does not give permission for the dumping of fill as the Township’s Chief Building Official Brian Pigozzo explained.
"A grading agreement was signed, but not a fill permit. It’s only one part of a much bigger process," added Mr. Pigozzo.
Before work could resume at the site, council first had to sign off on two changes to the agreement, which were detailed in a report from Mr. Pigozzo.
The first change was an extension in the time line. Originally, the fill was supposed to have been brought in by Sept. 1.
With the deadline having come and gone, councillors inquired as to why work hadn’t been carried out in the agreed-upon time frame.
"I am concerned that you did not meet the conditions of the permit," commented Ward 4 Councillor Jacob Mantle. "My other issue is that we wanted it done before school, why haven’t you got it done in time?"
As Mr. Furlan explained, due to issues surrounding the availability of acceptable fill, the developer asked that the deadline be pushed back to Oct. 31.
"We are working diligently to find an acceptable source. But, it’s a moving target, and often they’ll move on to something closer, so it can be very hard to pin down," Mr. Furlan said.
The other issue at hand for councillors was fill being brought in to the existing entrance on Reach St. via a driveway near the adjacent property at the northeast corner of Reach St. and Coral Creek Dr.
In order to expedite work on the property, Mr. Furlan requested that he be given the option of bringing fill into the site via Coral Creek Dr. As he explained, fill would be brought in via a western extension of Village Green Dr. off Coral Creek Dr.
However, councillors expressed great concern over its proximity to school crossings, with both Uxbridge Secondary School and Joseph Gould Public School nearby.
"I have serious concerns about using a school crossing, where the guard has been hit twice," commented Mayor O’Connor. "You need for it to be in there, but we need for it to be as safe as possible."
Drawing upon his experience with the since-abandoned First Leaside project in downtown Uxbridge, Regional Councillor Jack Ballinger proposed a solution to dealing with the busy school crossing.
"Time it so that you’re not there when kids are crossing the street to and from school," said Councillor Ballinger.
In the meantime, work will be done to ensure trucks are no longer using the Reach St. entrance.
"It can be very difficult to control truck patterns and traffic. I’d suggest putting up a concrete barrier to block the Reach St. entrance," added Township CAO Ingrid Svelnis.
At the conclusion of the meeting, council passed a by-law authorizing a site alteration amending agreement with Mr. Furlan, and work is expected to begin soon at the site.
BLAKE WOLFE The Standard
SCUGOG: Local residents taking part in the Port Perry edition of the Terry Fox Run this weekend will be doing so in a new location, after the event’s organizers switched the venue from Palmer Park to the Port Perry Fairgrounds following the request of nearly $1,200 in municipal user fees from the organizers of the annual charitable event.
Local Terry Fox Run organizer Elizabeth McArthur said that she and other organizers were first notified of the fees by township staff on Aug. 15 - exactly one month prior to the Sept. 15 event - and were informed that the charges could not be waived. Although Ms. McArthur said that each year organizers complete the proper applications for permits, this is the first time that the municipality has not waived such fees in the Port Perry run’s 19-year history. In addition, she said that some of the fees requested had never been made known to the organizers. She said that in discussion with the township, she was told that as of this year, all Palmer Park users "had to abide by the same policies with no exceptions.
"I gather there’s a lot of requests to use the park," said Ms. McArthur, "but as a volunteer group raising funds for cancer research, there’s no way we can afford that."
The expenses quoted to the run’s organizers included:
- Palmer Park rental at $667.70 per day, plus a $565 deposit
- Hydro at $124.60 per day
- Gazebo rental at $135.60 for four hours
- Latcham Hall rental at $180.80 for four hours, plus $100 deposit for the use of tables and chairs for registration/barbecue/dedication area
- An $80 road occupancy permit, plus $300 deposit.
In discussion with township staff earlier this summer, Ms. McArthur said that she and the other organizers were invited to seek a one-time $500 grant for the use of the park. However, she noted that the money would only cover a fraction of the cost quoted for the use of the park that day.
"It’s a non-starter," said Ms. McArthur of the grant money. "We had to look at the bigger picture and we couldn’t cover any of those costs."
Scugog Mayor Chuck Mercier said that while the Terry Fox Run had previously been exempt from such fees, township staff had recently been advised by council to ensure that all users were subject to the applicable fees bylaw. He added that he had also advised the organizers of the available grant money for the park’s use.
"This is what comes up every year," said the mayor, "and we can’t tell one group ‘yes,’ but say ‘no’ to all the others. At the last minute, things can happen with events and in fairness, they saw this as a curveball. But groups like the Cadets, the Scugog Council for the Arts - they all pay to use the park and the fee bylaw was in place long before."
The Port Perry edition of the event, which has taken place in Scugog each September since 1994 through a group of local volunteers, has raised more than $902,000 - approximately $483,000 from the main community event plus $419,000 from local school runs - for cancer research. Ms. McArthur said that the local Terry Fox committees do not receive funding from the Terry Fox Foundation and in Port Perry, the event receives some support from a local group of sponsors who cover the cost of the complimentary barbecue.
Ms. McArthur also noted that the Terry Fox Runs in Uxbridge, Oshawa, Ajax and Pickering are not charged by their respective municipalities, while in Whitby, organizers pay $300 for the use of a building. According to Martha McClew, Ontario director for the Terry Fox Foundation, the waiving of municipal fees for the various runs is the rule rather than the exception across Ontario.
"It’s pretty consistent across the province," said Ms. McClew of municipalities waiving fees associated with the run. "We have 225 runs (in Ontario) - we’d be looking at hundreds of thousands of dollars just to host them. We’ve had an incredible relationship with Port Perry and because there was no indication of these fees, it was surprising."
Ms. McClew added that Port Perry is among the top fundraisers for the foundation each year.
"Terry Fox once said he wanted to see ‘a dollar from every Canadian’ and definitely in the last decade, Scugog has met Terry’s request. We can’t thank Elizabeth and the rest of the community enough."
As a result of the fees, the local Terry Fox organizers approached the Port Perry Agricultural Society with a request to use the Fairgrounds at Reach St. and Old Simcoe Rd. for the run, where the event will now take place this year and in the future. According to Port Perry Agricultural Society President Jake Haak, the situation is win-win as the board is always on the lookout for other uses for the grounds.
"We were OK with that and we already have all the facilities that they would need," said Mr. Haak, noting that the grounds are also home to the annual Walk For ALS in the spring. "We’re always looking for other uses for the grounds, other than the three days that we have the fair."
The Port Perry run will begin at the Fairgrounds at 9 a.m. with registration at 8 a.m. Ms. McArthur also noted that although the run will be hosted out of a different location, neither the five nor 10-kilometre routes have changed as a result.
Signage around town will also inform participants of the change in venue, said Ms. McArthur, including postings on the signs at Lake Scugog Lumber and Port Perry High School. In addition, volunteers will be stationed around Palmer Park to direct traffic to the fairgrounds.
For more information on the Port Perry run, contact Ms. McArthur at 905-985-0951 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Uxbridge, participants will gather at Elgin Park for the 9 a.m. run, with registration at 8:15 a.m. Contact Maggie or Drew Ferraro at 905-852-2169 or email@example.com.
Both the Port Perry and Uxbridge routes are accessible by wheelchair, rollerblades and bicycle.
For more information, visit www.terryfox.org.