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Events and News – January 23, 2020 edition: * Community Budget Town Hall – February 3rd, 2019 * Waste Reduction Community Grants – Deadline March 9, 2019 * Colborne Lodge February Events * Update on 41 Wabash Avenue development * High Park Zoo Fundraiser – January 24th, 2020

** Community Budget Town Hall – February 3rd, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Jan 23, 2020 02:11 pm Join Councillor Perks on Monday, February 3rd, 7pm – 8:30pm in the 3rd Floor Staff Room of Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton School (1515 Bloor St W) for a meeting to discuss the 2020 City Budget and hear about local community priorities for the year. Councillor Perks will be joined by local community stakeholders who will be […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=196dae0d0d&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Waste Reduction Community Grants – Deadline March 9, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Jan 23, 2020 02:09 pm Applications now being accepted for City of Toronto’s waste reduction community grants The City of Toronto is now accepting applications for its waste reduction community grants. Grants of up to $25,000 are available to support innovative community-based projects that reduce residential waste and increase participation in the City’s waste diversion programs such as Blue Bin […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=babcddb999&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Colborne Lodge February Events ———————————————————— Published on Jan 23, 2020 12:53 pm Colborne Lodge has been selected as one of Toronto Spotlight attractions and is being sponsored by Tourism Toronto for the month of February. Use this voucher to receive 2-for-1 general admission during select weekends. As part of the Toronto History Museums’ Black History Month programming, Colborne Lodge is hosting a free performance by Girl Power’D […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=36e47400df&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Update on 41 Wabash Avenue development ———————————————————— Published on Jan 22, 2020 04:26 pm Inclusion on the City of Toronto’s Heritage Register and Intention to Designate at Toronto Preservation Board on Monday, January 27, 2020 On January 27, 2020, Toronto Preservation Board will review report from Heritage Preservation Services recommending that 41 Wabash Avenue be included on the City of Toronto Heritage Register and state an intention to designate […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=3022ea7dd8&e=382fa4aa2e)

** High Park Zoo Fundraiser – January 24th, 2020 ———————————————————— Published on Jan 20, 2020 11:02 am Join Friends of High Park Zoo on Friday, January 24th, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the High Park Brewery (839 Runnymede Rd) for their Elvis with A Bite & Some Brew for the Zoo event. Music by Kevin King at 8:00 pm. Cover charge $10 Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=dae42a6af5&e=382fa4aa2e)

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Events and News – January 16, 2020 edition: * StreetARToronto – * Call for Participants – Protection of Rental Housing Advisory Committee * Ontario Line Project – Public Open House * $5,000 Grant towards your retail business with Parkdale BIA

** StreetARToronto – ———————————————————— Published on Jan 16, 2020 03:53 pm StreetARToronto (StART) is a suite of innovative programs designed specifically for streets and public spaces. Initiated in 2012 as an integral part of the City’s Graffiti Management Plan, StART has been successful in reducing graffiti vandalism and replacing it with vibrant, colourful, community-engaged street art. StART programs encourage active transportation (walking and cycling), make our […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=5d7bb79fa5&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Call for Participants – Protection of Rental Housing Advisory Committee ———————————————————— Published on Jan 16, 2020 03:34 pm The City of Toronto is establishing a Protection of Rental Housing Advisory Committee to work with staff to identify ways to protect affordable rental tenancies in the City. Specifically, the Committee will: Inform the City’s response to illegitimate tenant evictions; Inform the development of materials to educate tenants on their rights and inform landlords of […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=c6c3ea72aa&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Ontario Line Project – Public Open House ———————————————————— Published on Jan 16, 2020 03:32 pm On June 4, 2019, the Ontario Government passed the “Getting Ontario Moving Act,” which assigns responsibility for planning some rapid transit in Toronto to the Province of Ontario. As a result, the Relief Line project has now been replaced by the Ontario Line project. With this change, Metrolinx will lead a renewed consultation and exploration […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=bf194377ba&e=382fa4aa2e)

** $5,000 Grant towards your retail business with Parkdale BIA ———————————————————— Published on Jan 10, 2020 09:55 am The Starter Company Retail Accelerator Program is aimed at helping main street retail businesses with training to assist them further with operations and marketing their business. The program also provides an opportunity to apply for a grant of $5,000 towards growing small/medium retail businesses within the Parkdale BIA and City of Toronto. Apply Today! PARKDALE […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=5730647731&e=382fa4aa2e)

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Events and News – January 09, 2020 edition: * 1296-1314 Queen St W Pre-Application Meeting * Grenadier Pond Update * Rezoning Proposal for 1540 Bloor St W * Bloor West Bikeway Extension – Shaw Street to Runnymede Road * Prevent Frozen Pipes * Green 13 Presents the Whale and the Raven Film Screening – January 21, 2020 * Services for Seniors

** 1296-1314 Queen St W Pre-Application Meeting ———————————————————— Published on Jan 09, 2020 03:46 pm A developer is looking to apply for a rezoning of 1296-1314 Queen St W, the former site of Cadillac Lounge. A pre-application meeting will be held so that the community can have a first glimpse of what the developer might propose and offer feedback. The proposal as it currently stands is for a 7-storey (plus […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=de8892c646&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Grenadier Pond Update ———————————————————— Published on Jan 09, 2020 02:29 pm Hello, As you may have heard in the news, the City has stopped monitoring the ice on Grenadier Pond. For the last couple of years the City ran this program to advise people of the degree of risk of skating on the Pond. The decision to stop the program was made during the 2019 budget, […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=7682854ac3&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Rezoning Proposal for 1540 Bloor St W ———————————————————— Published on Jan 08, 2020 03:28 pm A proposal has been submitted for a rezoning application at 1540 Bloor St W, at the northwest corner of Bloor St W and Dundas St W. The proposal is for a 25-storey mixed-use building with retail on the ground floor and 327 residential units above. The building would include 329 bicycle parking spaces and 100 […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=e747542fa9&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Bloor West Bikeway Extension – Shaw Street to Runnymede Road ———————————————————— Published on Jan 08, 2020 10:11 am The City of Toronto is inviting residents to learn more about and provide feedback on the Bloor West Bikeway Extension, which would extend the existing Bloor Street Bike Lanes westward from Shaw Street to Runnymede Road. The proposed protected bike lanes would create dedicated space for people cycling and improve safety for all road users. […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=3dad7bd00c&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Prevent Frozen Pipes ———————————————————— Published on Jan 07, 2020 02:49 pm Cold weather can cause your water pipes to freeze, resulting in no water & expensive property damage. Take steps to protect your water pipes from freezing: www.toronto.ca/frozenpipes Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=4f898dc98d&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Green 13 Presents the Whale and the Raven Film Screening – January 21, 2020 ———————————————————— Published on Jan 07, 2020 02:42 pm Join Green 13 on January 21st, 2020 at the Annette Public Library (145 Annette St.) for a free screening of The Whale an the Raven. Discussions will follow. View the trailer here. gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=015dc2f143&e=382fa4aa2e (60 sec.) Director Miriam Leuze’s The Whale and the Raven illuminates the many issues that have drawn whale researchers, the […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=9112fcb3b3&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Services for Seniors ———————————————————— Published on Jan 07, 2020 02:32 pm City of Toronto offers various resources to meet the needs of the growing population of seniors and older adults living in Toronto. Seniors over the age of 65 or residents with a physical disability can register for sidewalk snow removal program. The City’s FUN GUIDE for Older Adults provides information on recreation programs available in […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=7dda5a2428&e=382fa4aa2e)

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Upcoming free screening of The Whale and the Raven

The NFB has granted Green 13 permission to host this free screening of The Whale and the Raven. Please share this invitation widely.

The Whale and the Raven – Free screening and discussion
Tues. Jan. 21, 2020
Annette Public Library, 145 Annette St.
Hosted by Green 13 and Annette Branch Library

View the trailer here.  https://vimeo.com/312745889        (60 sec.)

In preparation for this screening, we recommend you view this  6 min. video,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_drWwjtgat4 which explains why aquatic mammals, cetaceans such as whales, are so very vulnerable to the noise pollution which resource extraction and transport bring. 

Learn more here: https://green13toronto.org/event/whale-and-raven-free-screening


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Events and News – December 26, 2019 edition: * 299 Glenlake Ave Development Application will be at TEYCC – January 8, 2020

** 299 Glenlake Ave Development Application will be at TEYCC – January 8, 2020 ———————————————————— Published on Dec 20, 2019 12:15 pm Friends, The January 8, 2020 Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) will be reviewing and voting on the Final Report for Development Application at 299 Glenlake Avenue. This application proposes to permit the construction of an 11-storey, 123 unit infill apartment building at 299 Glenlake Avenue. The site currently contains a 30-storey residential apartment […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=90e4f2f730&e=382fa4aa2e)

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Events and News – December 19, 2019 edition: * Council Highlights – December 17 & 18, 2019 * My comments at Council on Housing and a Toronto Life article I wrote * Update on 111 Pacific Avenue, 255 Glenlake Avenue and 66 Oakmount Road, and 35, 41-63, 65 and 95 High Park Avenue and 66 and 102-116 Pacific Avenue, * City of Toronto installing Automated Speed Enforcement cameras

** Council Highlights – December 17 & 18, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Dec 19, 2019 02:55 pm Council Highlights Toronto City Council meeting of December 17 and 18, 2019 Council Highlights is an informal summary of selected actions taken by Toronto City Council at its business meetings. The formal documentation for this latest meeting is available at gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=04ac6d7cda&e=382fa4aa2e. Funding for city-building efforts Council approved an extension to the City Building Fund, agreeing […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=a5208b321d&e=382fa4aa2e)

** My comments at Council on Housing and a Toronto Life article I wrote ———————————————————— Published on Dec 19, 2019 02:32 pm After years of advocacy, homelessness has been recognized as an ongoing critical and emergency issue. My comments at the December council: I wrote this for Toronto Life. It describes the impact Premier Ford’s cut to the size of Council has had on our local democracy. The Ford Fallout: “Being a councillor now is like […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=da1287a7e5&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Update on 111 Pacific Avenue, 255 Glenlake Avenue and 66 Oakmount Road, and 35, 41-63, 65 and 95 High Park Avenue and 66 and 102-116 Pacific Avenue, ———————————————————— Published on Dec 18, 2019 04:40 pm As City Council has adopted the recommendations of the City Solicitor for both 111 Pacific Avenue, 255 Glenlake Avenue and 66 Oakmount Road, and 35, 41-63, 65 and 95 High Park Avenue and 66 and 102-116 Pacific Avenue, settlement offers have been accepted by the city on both development applications. Parties to the LPAT appeal […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=c91760fc33&e=382fa4aa2e)

** City of Toronto installing Automated Speed Enforcement cameras ———————————————————— Published on Dec 16, 2019 10:04 am Starting today the City of Toronto will begin installing Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras and signage on Toronto streets in an effort to increase road safety, reduce speeding and raise public awareness about the need to slow down and obey posted speed limits. Automated Speed Enforcement is an efficient tool in the City’s Vision Zero […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=91a770e486&e=382fa4aa2e)

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Events and News – December 12, 2019 edition: * Winterlicious Launches Culinary Event Series Today * Parkdale Hub – Project Update * 2978 Dundas St W (at Pacific Ave) LPAT Decision * 3194-3206 Dundas Street West Pre-Application Meeting * Advocates Call Upon the City of Toronto to Strengthen the HousingTO Action Plan

** Winterlicious Launches Culinary Event Series Today ———————————————————— Published on Dec 12, 2019 01:39 pm Winterlicious, Toronto’s popular foodie event, returns January 31 to February 13, 2020, featuring both a Culinary Event Series and Prix Fixe Promotion. Created by the City of Toronto, Winterlicious is a great opportunity for food enthusiasts to explore the city’s food culture. Tickets for the Culinary Event Series go on sale today and make for […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=0495132115&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Parkdale Hub – Project Update ———————————————————— Published on Dec 11, 2019 05:03 pm The City of Toronto has been exploring opportunities to enhance spaces for program delivery and affordable housing in the Parkdale community. The Parkdale Hub project has been centred on the City-owned properties located at 1313, 1303 Queen Street West and 220 Cowan Avenue. This cluster of public facilities, each of which requires state of good […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=2a009eb123&e=382fa4aa2e)

** 2978 Dundas St W (at Pacific Ave) LPAT Decision ———————————————————— Published on Dec 11, 2019 02:08 pm The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) has recently made a decision about the development proposal at 2978 Dundas Street West (at Pacific Avenue). The proposal, approved by City Council in July 2018, is for an 8-storey building with a height of 24.3m (26.2m with mechanical penthouse), the partial eighth storey containing indoor amenity space and […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=ed86566b92&e=382fa4aa2e)

** 3194-3206 Dundas Street West Pre-Application Meeting ———————————————————— Published on Dec 11, 2019 01:59 pm On December 9th, 2019, a pre-application meeting was held for a potential development at 3194-3206 Dundas Street West, the current site of High Park Animal Hospital, Church of God Worship Centre and building at 3206. The meeting was an opportunity for the developer to share their intentions with the community and City Planning staff prior […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=1d951c716b&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Advocates Call Upon the City of Toronto to Strengthen the HousingTO Action Plan ———————————————————— Published on Dec 09, 2019 03:48 pm Many low-and-moderate-income households in the city struggling to make ends meet. The HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan being presented to Planning and Housing Committee, builds upon the City’s last 10-year housing plan, Housing Opportunities Toronto: Affordable Housing Action Plan 2010-2020. The action plan proposes a number of actions to address critical needs across the housing spectrum however […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=f758f83553&e=382fa4aa2e)

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Events and News – December 05, 2019 edition: * Information on City’s Snow Clearing Services * Registration for City’s winter swim and skate programs and March Break camps begins this weekend * 1521 Queen St W Development Application * Update on Short Term Rental Regulations * Public consultation on digital technologies and data governance in Toronto * Pre-Application Meeting – 3194-3206 Dundas St W – December 9, 2019 * Inspirations Studio Holiday Sale – December 6th, 7th and 8th * An Update on Rezoning Application for 2442-2454 Bloor St West and 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 Riverview Gardens (Humber Theatre Site)

** Information on City’s Snow Clearing Services ———————————————————— Published on Dec 05, 2019 03:32 pm The City’s Levels of Winter Maintenance Service Highlights Road Category When does the City start plowing? How many hours after the snow stops falling will it take to clear? Expressways 2.5 cm to 5.0 cm 2-3 hours Arterial roads and streetcar routes 5.0 cm 6-8 hours Collector roads, bus routes and local streets with Hills […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=3a08c294e1&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Registration for City’s winter swim and skate programs and March Break camps begins this weekend ———————————————————— Published on Dec 05, 2019 10:53 am Registration for City of Toronto winter swim and skate programs and March Break camps will take place on Saturday, December 7 and Tuesday, December 10. The City is Toronto is the largest provider of safe, fun and high-quality recreation programs for people of all ages, skill levels and interests, with more than one million recreation […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=d10ab9c700&e=382fa4aa2e)

** 1521 Queen St W Development Application ———————————————————— Published on Dec 04, 2019 02:38 pm An application has been submitted to the City for a proposed rezoning at 1521 Queen St W. The applicant’s proposal is for a 25.9m 8-storey mixed-use building (plus a 5m mechanical penthouse) with 78 residential units, 72 bike parking spaces, and 3 car-share spaces. More detailed information about the proposal can be found here. A […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=68bae09e14&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Update on Short Term Rental Regulations ———————————————————— Published on Dec 03, 2019 01:41 pm On December 7, 2017, and January 31, 2018, City Council approved regulations for short-term rentals in Toronto. The new rules, which require short-term rental companies to obtain a licence and short-term rental operators to register with the City and pay a Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) of 4 per cent, were set to come into effect […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=da5c262c51&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Public consultation on digital technologies and data governance in Toronto ———————————————————— Published on Dec 03, 2019 10:46 am The City of Toronto is developing a Digital Infrastructure Plan to help guide decisions on how Toronto will evaluate and regulate digital technologies and data use for City services and other proposals. Digital technologies – including “smart city technologies” – are bringing Toronto new benefits and ways of working to create an efficient, connected community. […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=f71f04bbee&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Pre-Application Meeting – 3194-3206 Dundas St W – December 9, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Nov 27, 2019 03:37 pm Please share this information with your neighbours. Gairloch Developments, the developer of 3194-3206 Dundas Street West, the current site of High Park Animal Hospital and Church of God Worship Centre, will be holding a pre-application meeting to discuss their proposed plans for this site. The proposal includes a mid-rise condominium with retail at grade fronting […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=8b32d5f411&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Inspirations Studio Holiday Sale – December 6th, 7th and 8th ———————————————————— Published on Nov 27, 2019 09:40 am Inspirations Studio is holding its 25th annual holiday sale and open house on December 6, 7 & 8 2019 in support of women impacted by poverty, homelessness, trauma, and mental/physical health and addiction issues. Join the members of the Studio for cider and treats while shopping for gifts that give back to the community. “The […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=d1fee660d4&e=382fa4aa2e)

** An Update on Rezoning Application for 2442-2454 Bloor St West and 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 Riverview Gardens (Humber Theatre Site) ———————————————————— Published on Nov 26, 2019 05:25 pm The Zoning By-law Amendment application for 2442-2454 Bloor St West has been approved by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). In April 2019, the developer, the City and all of the other parties to the appeal reached a settlement for a 12-storey building on site, which the LPAT approved in principle. The Final Order, however, […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=64fad60c64&e=382fa4aa2e)

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Events and News – November 21, 2019 edition: * City Wins at LPAT with Short-Term Rental Decision * Upcoming Friday LPAT Meeting * Road Resurfacing Rescheduling * Charles G Williams Park Improvements * High Park Streetcar Loop – Parkside and Howard Park Field Investigation * Metrolinx Public Meeting – Barrie Corridor * TTC to End In-Station Sales of Tickets, Tokens, and Passes * Swansea Town Hall Christmas Market * High Park Zoo Christmas Activity Day

** City Wins at LPAT with Short-Term Rental Decision ———————————————————— Published on Nov 20, 2019 04:34 pm The City received notice on Monday from the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) that the appeal of the City Council-approved zoning regulations for short-term rentals were dismissed. The decision enables the City of Toronto to move forward with implementation of the regulations as approved by Toronto City Council more than a year ago, but were […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=305e51bde0&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Upcoming Friday LPAT Meeting ———————————————————— Published on Nov 20, 2019 02:36 pm Friends, after receiving several emails regarding an upcoming meeting I believe that the following clarification is necessary. A Case Management Conference taking place at the Ontario Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) this Friday, November 22nd is regarding OPA 419, the Official Plan Amendment adding a Site and Area Specific Policy within the High Park Apartment Neighbourhood […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=ccc08523e0&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Road Resurfacing Rescheduling ———————————————————— Published on Nov 20, 2019 01:10 pm Due to the onset of colder weather, the road resurfacing work in the Baby Point Area and intersection improvements at Kennedy Park Road and Margdon Road will be deferred to Spring 2020. Please take notice of the contact information in the notices below, should you have any questions. Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=fe0a2b91cf&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Charles G Williams Park Improvements ———————————————————— Published on Nov 20, 2019 11:55 am City of Toronto Parks staff will be hosting a community meeting to discuss planned park improvements to Charles G Williams Park. This meeting is an opportunity to hear about potential design proposals and for the community to provide feedback on what improvements they would most like to see in the park. Parks staff and I […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=e59c69f4a1&e=382fa4aa2e)

** High Park Streetcar Loop – Parkside and Howard Park Field Investigation ———————————————————— Published on Nov 20, 2019 10:31 am As part of its State of Good Repair program, in 2020 the TTC will be renewing the tracks on Howard Park Avenue from west of Roncesvalles Avenue to the High Park streetcar loop. In advance of the track renewal project and as part of the Ravine and Natural Feature Protection application process, TTC will carry […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=64d430644f&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Metrolinx Public Meeting – Barrie Corridor ———————————————————— Published on Nov 20, 2019 10:22 am Metrolinx will be holding a public meeting about upcoming improvements to the Barrie rail corridor. The planned upgrades to the Barrie rail corridor include a double track. The Barrie Enabling Works Project includes modifications and upgrades to the existing rail corridor to allow a second set of racks to be installed in the future. Date: […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=3de752cb72&e=382fa4aa2e)

** TTC to End In-Station Sales of Tickets, Tokens, and Passes ———————————————————— Published on Nov 19, 2019 03:53 pm November 30, 2019, will be the last day to buy TTC tickets, tokens and passes at collector booths. You can still use them to pay your fare. Refunds will not be provided. Once you no longer have tickets, tokens and passes, you can switch to a PRESTO card. November 25, 2019, will be the last […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=ec17db20be&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Swansea Town Hall Christmas Market ———————————————————— Published on Nov 19, 2019 11:34 am We are having a Christmas Market event at Swansea Town Hall (95 Lavinia Ave) on Sunday November 30, 2019 for local vendor and artisans to showcase their work. Come out between 10am to 3pm to join in on the festivities! Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=db7ff4f89c&e=382fa4aa2e)

** High Park Zoo Christmas Activity Day ———————————————————— Published on Nov 18, 2019 10:33 am Bring your family and join the Friends of High Park Zoo on Sunday December 1st between 12:30pm-5pm for lots of fun activities at the park. There will be a scavenger hunt, live music, a visit from Santa and his reindeer, and more! Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=bdfccd08ed&e=382fa4aa2e)

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Events and News – November 14, 2019 edition: * High Park – Colborne Lodge Staircase Reconstruction – November 15 * Why should Parkdale residents care about Sidewalk Labs project – November 21, 2019 * Global Climate Strike at Queen’s Park – November 29, 2019 * TTC bus route changes 30 Lambton and 40 Junction

** High Park – Colborne Lodge Staircase Reconstruction – November 15 ———————————————————— Published on Nov 13, 2019 10:24 am The reconstruction of the Colborne Lodge staircase at High Park will commence this Friday, November 15th. The stairs will be converted from the existing wooden staircase to a new metal staircase. To accommodate this process, Colborne Lodge Drive will be periodically closed. Signs will be posted throughout the park regarding the project and the road […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=5becc11114&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Why should Parkdale residents care about Sidewalk Labs project – November 21, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Nov 12, 2019 04:46 pm On November 21st, 2019 Parkdalians will gather at PARC (1499 Queen St W) from 7-9pm for an information and discussion round table about the Sidewalk Labs (Google) “smart city” plan and the needs of the community. Councillor Perks will be in attendance. Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=c59b621bf1&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Global Climate Strike at Queen’s Park – November 29, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Nov 11, 2019 10:59 am Join Fridays for Future Toronto at Queen’s Park on November 29. The rally will start at 11:30 am and the march will commence at noon. Bring your instruments, pots, pans and noisemakers! Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=e251758650&e=382fa4aa2e)

** TTC bus route changes 30 Lambton and 40 Junction ———————————————————— Published on Nov 09, 2019 03:41 pm 30 Lambton becomes 30 High Park As part of the Junction Area Study, this route will change from 30 Lambton to 30 High Park, and connect between High Park Station and Runnymede Loop at Runnymede Road and Dundas Street West. This service will replace the existing 30 Lambton service on the High Park Avenue corridor. […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=8a857baca4&e=382fa4aa2e)

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