Luma is on the vanguard of leaders in the sustainable/local food movement in Ontario. A contemporary restaurant that pays homage to Toronto’s rich, multicultural landscape it’s globally inspired and locally sourced.
Executive Chef Michael Wilson’s menu showcases fresh, artisanal dishes, which feature the finest regional ingredients and reflect our city’s diversity. Luma is also known for its diverse wine list and hand-crafted cocktails.
Chef Wilson began his culinary career in 2002, when he graduated from Stratford Chefs School and took a Chef de Partie position at Scaramouche Restaurant in Toronto. After working in a few notable places in and around the city, he made the trip overseas to train under Chef de Cuisine Michael James in London and Executive Chef Philippe Monti in Provence. After cooking around the world, Chef Wilson returned to his roots in Toronto and rejoined the Oliver & Bonacini culinary team.
One of the veteran Food Day Canada restaurants, Luma’s menu speaks of the seasons but it also speaks of the film industry. When you visit be sure to check out the cocktails but don’t miss the menu! Whether is a perfect duck egg carbonara or a bison tartare Michael pays homage to his classic culinary roots and new world cuisine, while highlighting exceptional Canadian ingredients. It’s a truly great restaurant!
Luma is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below to reserve a table.
Luma est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs. Contactez Luma directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation.
TIFF Bell Lightbox, 2nd Floor
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 3X5
T: 647 288 4715
Metrolinx has released its agenda for the meeting of its board of directors on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017.
In its report to the board, the Capital Projects Group (CPG) is advancing its growing program projects, including the Regional Express Rail (RER) program, the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT), Finch West LRT, Hurontario LRT, Hamilton LRT and Bus Rapid Transit.
CPG describes its progress in advancing various of its projects, such as moving forward: RER works using the Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model with the assistance of Infrastructure Ontario (IO). The group also reports progress on Rapid Transit (RT) projects with continued construction on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT and the recent decision from the City of Hamilton Council to approve the Hamilton LRT project and submit an updated environmental assessment (EA) for a 3-kilometre extension from Queenston Circle to Eastgate.
Work continues on the management of the RER program’s scope, schedule, and budget reports the CPG. By introducing new systems, controls and processes, and transitioning the program documentation to centralized, system-based record keeping the CPG hopes to achieve scope, scheduling, and budget targets. The systems will be leveraged by all CPG programs and are expected to improve reporting, provide for timely and fact-based decision making, and deliver better coordinate messaging with stakeholders.
The board will hear status and planning on nearly $3 billion worth of approved capital projects.
Other accomplishments being reported by CPG this quarter:
- the introduction of all-day GO Train Service to the Stouffville GO Line to help manage congestion and improve commutes in Scarborough and York Region;
- the announcement of the three shortlisted teams to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project; and
- breaking ground on the Downtown Bus Terminal project which will be designed to LEED Platinum standards and connect to Union Station and to the PATH system.
Chief planning officer for Metrolinx, Leslie Woo, will report to the board on Regional Planning, Porjecting Planning and Program Development, and Research & Planning analytics, among other items. Woo’s report notes that “Work is underway to develop the strategic directions and actions, modelling and key performance indicators, regional network analyses, and planning analyses in consultation with municipal officials.”
Meeting details and the agenda can be found online at metrolinx.com.
Hamilton receives more than $30 million in federal and provincial funding for water infrastructure projects.
Bob Bratina, Member of Parliament for Hamilton East—Stoney Creek, Ted McMeekin, Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament for Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale, and Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of the City of Hamilton, have announced that 16 new projects in Hamilton have been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.
“I’m proud to be back home in Hamilton today to announce funding that will go a long way toward ensuring our community continues to have access to clean, reliable drinking water,” said Minister Bob Bratina. “Projects like the rehabilitation of the Osler Road pumping station, the construction of a new Lynden water treatment system, and upgrades to the Woodward Wastewater Treatment Plant Methane Storage Facility will provide immediate improvements and will ensure that Hamilton remains healthy and sustainable now and for years to come.”
The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects—over $21 million. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding for these projects—over $10 million of total eligible costs, and the City of Hamilton will fund the remaining costs of the projects.
“Many of these projects are related to rehabilitating and repairing the aging infrastructure that we can’t see, like sewer mains and storm sewers. While this infrastructure isn’t always top of mind, it’s crucial to ensuring Hamiltonians continue to receive clean water,” Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of the City of Hamilton.
Thanks to this investment, residents of Hamilton will benefit from projects like a rehabilitated Osler Road pumping station, the construction of a new Lynden water treatment system, and upgrades to the Woodward Wastewater Treatment Plant Methane Storage Facility. These projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.
In addition to these projects, $3.9 million in federal funding for four water and wastewater projects will benefit the City of Brantford.
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Last month, Engineers Canada celebrated the achievements of eight Canadian engineers with its annual awards. Recognizing excellence in engineers, teams, projects, and students, the awards have been presented since 1972.
“As we celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, we reflect upon the diverse work professional engineers have contributed to every sector of Canadian society,” said Stephanie Price, P.Eng., CAE, Engineers Canada’s interim CEO. “Engineers have helped create and build Canada to what it is today; whether it’s transportation, natural resources, infrastructure, environment or technology, engineers have played a significant role.”
Awards were presented to:
- Larry E. Seeley, PhD, P.Eng., Seeley Group’s chair and CEO, earning the Gold Medal for achievements including contributions to Canada’s mining and metallurgical industry;
- Mary A. Wells, PhD, P.Eng., University of Waterloo’s Associate Dean, outreach, with the Faculty of Engineering, earning an award for Support of Women in the Engineering Profession for her stance as a role model and leader;
- Veronica Knott, an undergraduate student of engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC), earning the title of 2017 Gold Medal Student for her leadership in diversity efforts;
- Amy M. Bilton, PhD, P.Eng., earning the Young Engineer Achievement Award for her innovative and globally focused approach to educating students at the University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering;
- G. Ross Peters, PhD, FCAE, FEC, P.Eng., a professor emeritus and former dean of Memorial University Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, earning a Meritorious Service Award for Professional Service for his work promoting engineering education both in Canada and globally;
- Eduardo (Ted) Maulucci, P.Eng., president of SmartONE Solutions, earning a Meritorious Service Award for Community Service for efforts to mentor engineering students, fund education, and assist entrepreneurs;
- Jonathan F. Holzman, PhD, P.Eng., Associate Professor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, earning a Medal for Distinction in Engineering Education for his creative, hands-on, and technologically based approach to teaching; and
- FLIR Systems’ engineering team, earning the National Award for an Engineering Project for their work developing a radar technology for automatic surveillance, which should cover greater ground than cameras with fewer limitations.
“Looking forward to Canada’s next sesquicentennial, we believe engineers will continue to be at the centre of innovation, driving the economy, creating solutions for some of society’s most pressing challenges, and improving the quality of life for Canadians,” said Price.
Last month, Montréal-based architecture and design firm Lemay expanded its offerings by merging with Calgary’s Toker + Associates. Toker, now operating as Lemay + Toker, adds 32 architectural and interior design experts to the former’s team, bringing Lemay’s total employee count up to 450.
Members of both firms have expressed excitement and optimism about the change.
“We are delighted to welcome the Toker team to the Lemay family,” said Louis T. Lemay, the latter firm’s president. “Toker’s excellent reputation and commitment to sustainability and innovation perfectly support our vision to become the Canadian leader and a world reference in the integrated design of sustainable living environments, through a distinctive approach.”
Eric and Dedre Toker, founders of Toker + Associates, are now Lemay partners, but will continue in their leadership roles at the Calgary office.
“We are proud to join such an esteemed Canadian leader in offering a wide range of services to clients across Canada,” said Eric Toker. “Lemay’s reputation for creativity and flawless delivery extends well beyond our borders. Both sides are extremely pleased with the fact that our missions and values are so similar.”
From the merger, Toker will benefit from Lemay’s urban planning, landscape architecture, and airport and health infrastructure capabilities, while Lemay receives an opportunity to extend its reach to Western Canada.