Dale Goldhawk Interviews Orin Krivel: Upating the status on the Saving the Museum Campaign

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On Monday, June 18th, Dale Goldhawk once again interviewed Orin Krivel, the President of the Toronto Railway Historical Association, to get an update on the status of the Save the Museum campaign.  At the end of the interview, Goldhawk advised that he would be pursuing both the City Councillors and the CEO of Toronto Hydro to get their positions on this incredible situation.  Click here to listen to the interview in its entirety!

Dale Goldhawk is a journalist, author and broadcaster with more than 44 years experience in Canadian newspapers, radio, television, including the Toronto Telegram, CBC Television, CBC Radio, Global Television and the CTV Television Network. He has developed a well deserved reputation for fighting back for our citizens when there is “wrong to be righted”.

We have well over 2,000 signatures on our petitions to date BUT we need more.   If you have not already done so, we strongly urge you to sign this petition and let everyone you know how important it is that they help us as well by signing this petition.

You can access the full petition by clicking here.

The discussions are growing but we still need your support!

Here is a quick update on the status of our Save the Museum initiative.

There have been a series of meetings with executives of Toronto Hydro including Anthony Haines, President and CEO, and with a number of City of Toronto Councillors in order to resolve the outstanding issues that would allow the Toronto Railway Museum to retain use of the Machine Shop and prevent destruction of the heritage fabric of the building.

The main thrust of our effort is to identify adjacent City land that would allow Hydro space to construct their ever expanding transformer station. From all aspects, we identify the enemy as time. There must be time for Hydro to redesign to accommodate any new land. The City must be proactive in processing this land for Hydro’s use. There exist real and imminent deadlines which must be met.

We are grateful and encouraged by your responses and comments to date. You have broadened this effort from a local Toronto matter to one of world-wide concern.

Our petition is providing us with evidence of the strong support for the museum among the rail community, supporters of history and heritage, and the public in general.  We already have over 900 hundred signatures on our online petition and over a 1,000 on paper-based copies of our petition.  We need as many signatures as we can get to catch the attention of the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Toronto.

If you have not already done so, we strongly urge you to sign this petition and let everyone you know how important support is.

You can access the full petition by clicking here.

 

Sign our Petition to the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Toronto!

It is rapidly becoming apparent as we dialogue with Toronto Hydro  that we must engage the Mayor and the City Councillors to act and make the alternative solutions that have been developed to meet Toronto Hydro’s needs to improve power delivery to the growing downtown area a reality.  Action is needed from the City!

Therefore we are asking you to sign the online petition so that we can demonstrate the breadth and depth of the support for saving the Toronto Railway Museum.

You can access the full petition by clicking here.

Please do so as soon as possible and spread our request as far and wide as you can to get others to join in!

Dale Goldhawk interviews Orin Krivel after the First Meeting with Toronto Hydro

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As we announced in an earlier TRHA News posting, Orin Krivel, our president and others, met with the CEO of Toronto Hydro and his key staff on Thursday, May 10th. It was a long meeting but both parties felt that it was productive and a further meeting is scheduled for next week.

Dale Goldhawk is a journalist, author and broadcaster with more than 44 years experience in Canadian newspapers, radio, television, including the Toronto Telegram, CBC Television, CBC Radio, Global Television and the CTV Television Network.  He has developed a well deserved reputation for fighting back for our citizens when there is “wrong to be righted”.

After the meeting, Orin appeared on Dale Goldhawk’s TV show. A further interview of Orin by Dale is available on the “Goldhawk Fights Back” website by clicking here.  To listen to all of the interviews, click on this link.

Goldhawk Visits our Museum – Meeting with Hydro this Thursday!

Dale Goldhawk is a journalist, author and broadcaster with more than 44 years experience in Canadian newspapers, radio, television, including the Toronto Telegram, CBC Television, CBC Radio, Global Television and the CTV Television Network.  He has developed a well deserved reputation for fighting back for our citizens when there is “wrong to be righted”.

Last month, Dale interviewed Orin Krivel, the President of our Toronto Railway Historical Association (TRHA). Click here to listen to that interview.

Dale subsequently visited the Roundhouse and spoke with Orin again for a Zoomer Radio broadcast. They were joined by Derek Boles, our TRHA Historian. In this interview, Derek explains the historical significance of the Roundhouse and the Machine Shop and expresses how shocked that everyone is that Toronto Hydro, which is owned by the City of Toronto, is so bent on destroying a National Historic Site when viable options presented by the TRHA’s architects are so obviously available to Hydro.  Dale concludes by wondering why the City Councillors on the Hydro Board don’t put a stop to this nonsense and save both a National Historic Site and a wonderful addition to the attractions in the City of Toronto.

Toronto Hydro has agreed to meet with the TRHA this coming Thursday.  We will keep you posted on the outcome.

To listen to Dale’s interview the Roundhouse with Derek and Orin, click here!

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Save the Museum – Goldhawk Fights Back!

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Dale Goldhawk is a journalist, author and broadcaster with more than 44
years experience in Canadian newspapers, radio, television, including
the Toronto Telegram, CBC Television, CBC Radio, Global Television and
the CTV Television Network.  He has developed a well deserved reputation for fighting back for our citizens when there is “wrong to be righted”.

Dale recently interviewed Orin Krivel, the President of the Toronto Railway Historical Association who are leading the effort to stop Toronto Hydro from needlessly destroying a National Historic Site.

To listen to this 25 minute interview, click here!

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Newspapers Reports on our “Save the Museum” Campaign!

The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Daily Star both prepared articles as well as slide shows featuring the Toronto Rail Museum and the threat facing the museum from Toronto Hydro’s denying us the use of the Machine Shop.  Click here to read these articles.

We cannot let over 25 years of planning and effort go to waste!

Read more in our Press Release on April 20th, 2012 by clicking here.

Save the Toronto Railway Museum!

THE FUTURE OF THE  TORONTO RAILWAY MUSEUM IS NOW IN DOUBT!

In 1986, the Canadian Pacific Railway company made the decision to close the John Street Roundhouse and donate the facility to the City of Toronto for its use as a municipal railway museum.

The Toronto Railway Historical Association (TRHA) was established in 2001 to fulfill its mandate, as directed by the City of Toronto, to establish a meaningful Rail Museum at the Roundhouse Park.  The Machine Shop has been the intended home for the Toronto Rail Museum since that time and constitutes the only remaining space available to the TRHA at the Roundhouse Park.  To date, TRHA volunteers have completed over 50,000 hours of work, including the restoration of rolling stock and associated rail buildings as well as the construction and operation of the miniature railway.  Over $22 million dollars have been invested in the restoration and development of Roundhouse Park by the City of Toronto and State Building Group.

Toronto Hydro currently has plans to build a transformer station on the Machine Shop site which will put an end to the use of the Machine Shop by the TRHA and eliminate any possibility for the establishment of the Toronto Railway Museum.  This proposal utterly negates years of planning and effort by the TRHA and our volunteers and jeopardizes their continued work at the Roundhouse Park.

 We cannot let over 25 years of planning and effort go to waste!

Read more in our Press Release on April 20th, 2012 by clicking here.