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In the June 13, 2019 edition: * High Park Invasive Species Removal / Boulevard Beds Maintenance * Exhibition Place Master Plan * My Local Government Resource * 3385 Dundas Street West, at Durie Street

** High Park Invasive Species Removal / Boulevard Beds Maintenance ———————————————————— Published on Jun 13, 2019 03:22 pm Sunday, June 23, 2019, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm; repeats July 14, July 28, Aug 11 Grenadier Cafe, 200 Parkside Drive, Toronto, ON Maintenance, a.k.a. “weeding,” is as important as planting and equally rewarding. Once the weeds are removed, the native plants have room to grow, display their beauty, and provide food and shelter for […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=9126ceb324&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Exhibition Place Master Plan ———————————————————— Published on Jun 13, 2019 01:44 pm Friends, City staff are beginning a community engagement exercise as part of the Exhibition Place Master Plan. The initial Community Consultation Meeting/Open House has been scheduled for Tuesday June 25th from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the Master Plan exercise […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=2f0ddc6ee2&e=382fa4aa2e)

** My Local Government Resource ———————————————————— Published on Jun 13, 2019 01:12 pm The City of Toronto provides services that have a direct impact on your daily life and sometimes it is not clear how government works, where to find information, or how to express your opinion. My Local Government, It’s For Me is a great place to start if you would like to learn about your local […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=22e1a52872&e=382fa4aa2e)

** 3385 Dundas Street West, at Durie Street ———————————————————— Published on Jun 13, 2019 11:40 am A Final Staff Report on the rezoning application of 3385 Dundas St West will be heard at Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) on Tuesday, June 25th after 10 AM. The rezoning application is to permit a seven-storey (21.5 metres excluding mechanical penthouse; 25 metres including mechanical penthouse), mixed use building comprised of 131 […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=f3361bf290&e=382fa4aa2e)

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In the June 06, 2019 edition: * Inclusionary Zoning Policy Consultations – June 2019 * Community Consultation Meeting on Expanding On-street Permit Parking in Ward 4 – June 17, 2019 * Heritage York Events @ Lambton House – June 2019 * High Park Stewards – Spring Planting and Boulevard Beds – June 9, 2019 * Swansea Historical Society Annual Guided Walking Tour – June 8 * Greenest City: Growing the Future Fundraiser – June 26, 2019 * “Raptors Viewing Parties” at Sorauren Park! * Parkdale Hub Project – Community Meeting – June 10, 2019 * This June share YOUR ideas for decision making in Toronto * Community Consultation Meeting for 2946-2968 Dundas St W Development: June 11th, 2019

** Inclusionary Zoning Policy Consultations – June 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Jun 05, 2019 01:59 pm On May 28, 2019, Planning and Housing Committee directed that proposed Official Plan policy directions for inclusionary zoning be endorsed as the basis for consultation and requested City Planning staff to report back in Q4 2019 with the findings from the consultation, the results of any further analysis, and prepare recommended Official Plan inclusionary zoning […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=d9b59e5c91&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Community Consultation Meeting on Expanding On-street Permit Parking in Ward 4 – June 17, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Jun 04, 2019 11:22 am In May 2017, Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) requested that the Director of Transportation Services provide information on the potential for policy changes to allow for the expansion of the Residential On-street Permit Parking Program to all local streets. Community consultation on this potential change took place in Toronto and East York in […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=9023438b9e&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Heritage York Events @ Lambton House – June 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Jun 04, 2019 10:19 am Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 pm, Canadian Rivers Day Moccasin Identifier Project In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Humber River’s designation as a Canadian Heritage River, Carolyn King, former Chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit, will be bringing the project involving the printing of a moccasin footprint with water based paint in […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=4d37a41c49&e=382fa4aa2e)

** High Park Stewards – Spring Planting and Boulevard Beds – June 9, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Jun 03, 2019 10:32 am High Park Spring Planting Sunday, June 9, 2019, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Grenadier Cafe, 200 Parkside Drive, Toronto, ON Join the High Park Stewards for our annual spring planting, in the Tablelands behind the Grenadier Cafe. We hope to plant many grasses and shrubs, so lots of hands are needed. Another group will work on […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=9dbdc4ca7d&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Swansea Historical Society Annual Guided Walking Tour – June 8 ———————————————————— Published on Jun 03, 2019 10:31 am This year’s annual Swansea Historical Society walking tour is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, starting at 2 pm in the parkette behind the Runnymede Library and finishing in High Park. The library is located at 2178 Bloor Street West, 2 short blocks east of Runnymede Road (across from the No Frills parking lot). For more […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=5d5f42776f&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Greenest City: Growing the Future Fundraiser – June 26, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Jun 03, 2019 10:30 am Greenest City is a ground-level charity in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood that uses food as a catalyst for social change with the belief that the growing of food, the preparation of food and the sharing of food is crucial in alleviating social isolation and contributing to the resilience of our communities. You are invited to a […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=9b1312da81&e=382fa4aa2e)

** “Raptors Viewing Parties” at Sorauren Park! ———————————————————— Published on May 30, 2019 04:57 pm Friends of Sorauren Park has secured the rights to host “Raptors viewing parties” in the Town Square for the Finals. Watch a live broadcast of the NBA finals at the town square of Sorauren Park. Bring your own chairs + blankets! The first game is on May 30, 2019 at 9 pm. Special thank you […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=d76f01af5f&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Parkdale Hub Project – Community Meeting – June 10, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on May 30, 2019 09:46 am Join us on June 10, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church (250 Dunn Ave) for a Community Meeting on the Parkdale Hub project! The intersection of Queen Street West and Cowan Avenue is home to an important cluster of City facilities and community services, including the Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre, Parkdale Library, […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=ff5f40da85&e=382fa4aa2e)

** This June share YOUR ideas for decision making in Toronto ———————————————————— Published on May 29, 2019 02:39 pm The City is holding public sessions, launching an online survey and creating a self-guided kit for residents or organizations who want to host their own discussions to gather ideas for the Special Committee on Governance. The goal of the consultation is to support residents who want to: learn about City Council’s governance, including how the […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=2e0071adbb&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Community Consultation Meeting for 2946-2968 Dundas St W Development: June 11th, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on May 28, 2019 04:12 pm PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR NEIGHBOURS City Planning is holding a Public Consultation meeting to review the 2946-2968 Dundas Street West Planning Application. You will have an opportunity to learn more about this application, ask questions and share your comments. Details are as follows: Date: Tuesday June 11th 2019 Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Place: […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=561098f896&e=382fa4aa2e)

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In the May 23, 2019 edition: * Bill 108 – The OMB is Back! Make Your Voices Heard! * Parkdale Hub Project – Community Meeting – June 10, 2019 * Community Consultation Meetings – Zoning By-law Amendments for Breweries and Related Uses in Toronto

** Bill 108 – The OMB is Back! Make Your Voices Heard! ———————————————————— Published on May 23, 2019 03:55 pm Friends, Earlier this month the Government of Ontario announced changes to planning law in Ontario under Bill 108 which affects 13 different pieces of legislation and reinstates the old Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), putting more power in the hands of developers and their lobbyists. We cannot allow an unaccountable and unelected body to determine local […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=b5b99e1c4d&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Parkdale Hub Project – Community Meeting – June 10, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on May 23, 2019 03:55 pm Please join us on June 10, 2019 for a Community Meeting on the Parkdale Hub project! The intersection of Queen Street West and Cowan Avenue is home to an important cluster of City facilities and community services, including the Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre, Parkdale Library, and Parkdale Arts & Cultural Centre. We are exploring potential opportunities […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=88f390332f&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Community Consultation Meetings – Zoning By-law Amendments for Breweries and Related Uses in Toronto ———————————————————— Published on May 22, 2019 11:14 am Toronto Cask Force: Zoning By-law Amendments for Breweries and Related Uses in Toronto The City is proposing to amend the Zoning By-law to clarify permissions for breweries and related restaurants, retail stores, and patios in some Employment Industrial zones, to permit beer production as part of a retail store in Commercial Zones, and other technical […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=4369d69131&e=382fa4aa2e)

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In the May 16, 2019 edition: * Councillor Gord Perks at City Council – May 14, 2019 * Town Hall on Bill 108 * Toronto Drop-In Network – Hours of operation, Services & Meal time * European Gypsy Moth Aerial Spray within our ward * Final Compost Day – May 25th, 2019 * Tree Planting Program – Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests * Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust – Annual Members Meeting & Potluck – May 25, 2019

** Councillor Gord Perks at City Council – May 14, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on May 16, 2019 04:45 pm Gord’s comments on the 2019 Provincial Budget: Details on this Council item available at – gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=634f8864e3&e=382fa4aa2e The Right to Adequate Housing City Council on May 14 and 15, 2019, adopted the following: 1. City Council request the Director, Affordable Housing Office to consider the presentation from the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=4149602f88&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Town Hall on Bill 108 ———————————————————— Published on May 16, 2019 04:34 pm Doug Ford’s plan to bring back the OMB, sideline municipalities and marginalize local communities in the planning process is being fast-tracked for approval with almost no time for residents to respond. Cities, and towns across Ontario are grappling to understand the implications of Bill 108 and making their voices heard. Join us 7 pm on […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=594d0c921e&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Toronto Drop-In Network – Hours of operation, Services & Meal time ———————————————————— Published on May 16, 2019 04:06 pm *Please share with your neighbours* The Toronto Drop-In Network (TDIN) is an active coalition of over 50 drop-in centres throughout the City of Toronto that work with people who are homeless, marginally housed or socially isolated. Our Network includes drop-ins of all sizes and with a diversity philosophies that serve men, women, transgender and non-binary […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=512ba00bf0&e=382fa4aa2e)

** European Gypsy Moth Aerial Spray within our ward ———————————————————— Published on May 16, 2019 03:54 pm European gypsy moth (EGM) is a defoliating insect that can severely weaken or kill trees. It is a major pest in North America. In conjunction with various ground-based methods of control, the City of Toronto will be conducting an aerial spray this spring. The spray is to help manage high levels of European gypsy moth […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=d0b46f6ba6&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Final Compost Day – May 25th, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on May 16, 2019 03:20 pm The May 25th Compost Day will be at Indian Rd Public School, 285 Indian Rd Crescent, where free leaf compost will be available from 10:00 am, while supplies last. Compost will also be available at the next Community Environment Day on Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at Sorauren Park. Our office can be reached at 416-392-7919 […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=23f044759c&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Tree Planting Program – Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests ———————————————————— Published on May 13, 2019 05:15 pm Private Property Tree Planting Program – Get Advice, Planting Help and Instructions for Aftercare! LEAF offers a Subsidized Backyard Tree Planting Program which helps you enjoy the many benefits of trees by planting the right tree in the right place. You will get an arborist consultation at your property, a 5 to 8 foot native tree and full […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=c3eb8719ac&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust – Annual Members Meeting & Potluck – May 25, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on May 13, 2019 04:49 pm ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING & POTLUCK JOIN US TO CELEBRATE A GREAT YEAR OF COMMUNITY ACTION! WHEN: Saturday May 25, 2019. 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. WHERE: Milky Way Garden. *In case of rain, Church of the Epiphany and St Mark @ 201 Cowan Ave. RSVP & Download AGM Notice Join us on Saturday May 25th 2019 for […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=cb1f0049b2&e=382fa4aa2e)

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In the May 09, 2019 edition: * Junction Farmers’ Market every Saturday, starting May 25, 2019 * Cuts to Public Health * High Park Stewards May 12 and 26 Garlic Mustard Removal and Boulevard Beds * U of T Conference about the Housing Action Plan – May 11, 2019 * Runnymede Healthcare Centre * Ford Government Makes Major Changes to Planning Rules * TTC Notice – station improvements at Jane Station – May 2019

** Junction Farmers’ Market every Saturday, starting May 25, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on May 09, 2019 05:10 pm The Junction Farmers’ Market provides local, sustainably produced fresh foods in ways that build community, support local food growers and produces, and promote access to healthy food for all. Visit the market, every Saturday 9am – 1pm, from May 25 to November 2nd at 2960 Dundas St W. Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=b22971a28a&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Cuts to Public Health ———————————————————— Published on May 07, 2019 05:58 pm Friends, Last month the Government of Ontario announced cuts to Public Health funding across the province. We are just now learning the full impact of these changes on our neighbourhoods and communities. In Ward 4 alone, the province’s cuts will impact: student nutrition programs, food inspections and infection prevention in long-term care facilities, school based […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=bb24eaecae&e=382fa4aa2e)

** High Park Stewards May 12 and 26 Garlic Mustard Removal and Boulevard Beds ———————————————————— Published on May 07, 2019 05:55 pm Help the High Park Stewards with one of two activities. We need to (1) redesign the boulevard beds next to the Grenadier Cafe, by rebuilding the fencing and replanting; (2) remove garlic mustard, a notoriously invasive species, from an area of the park. Lots of hands are needed! Meet us in front of the […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=150b7765f6&e=382fa4aa2e)

** U of T Conference about the Housing Action Plan – May 11, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on May 07, 2019 11:35 am The City of Toronto is preparing a Housing Plan for the coming decade. As Toronto’s housing crisis deepens and the past decade’s housing plan draws to a close, what lessons need to be learned? This action-oriented conference brings together prominent scholars, Councillors, planners, and activists to weigh in on and debate the initiatives Toronto could […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=519607b2e6&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Runnymede Healthcare Centre ———————————————————— Published on May 06, 2019 10:47 am Runnymede Healthcare Centre held a meeting on April 25th to show their proposed plans to the neighbourhood. The meeting gathered approximately 70 attendees who voiced their concerns about the building’s height, the parking situation in the area, greenery in the proposal, and the construction process. Below is a copy of the presentation that was given […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=65a907e28d&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Ford Government Makes Major Changes to Planning Rules ———————————————————— Published on May 06, 2019 10:15 am Friends, Late last week the Government of Ontario announced major changes to planning law in Ontario. These changes reinstate the old Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) rules and put more power in the hands of developers and their lobbyists. This enables developers to go around local government and communities and put proposals which we haven’t even […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=4045608b6d&e=382fa4aa2e)

** TTC Notice – station improvements at Jane Station – May 2019 ———————————————————— Published on May 03, 2019 06:13 pm TTC will be conducting station improvements to Jane Station starting May 8 for a few months. Work will include rehabilitating sections of bus roadway and platforms, repairs to station finishes such as terrazzo tiles and concrete floor repairs, and some wall repairs. The majority of the work will be completed during daytime hours with the […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=2ba4490486&e=382fa4aa2e)

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In the May 03, 2019 edition: * Community Meeting to review the staff report for the 406-410 Keele St Development – Monday, May 13th 2019

** Community Meeting to review the staff report for the 406-410 Keele St Development – Monday, May 13th 2019 ———————————————————— Published on May 03, 2019 04:45 pm A rezoning application was originally submitted for a 6-storey building. The applicant has appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) with a hearing scheduled for Nov 18, 2019. City Planning staff and the applicant have continued to work on the proposal. The applicant has submitted revisions to their original application. City Planning will be bringing […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=e50f1b5624&e=382fa4aa2e)

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In the May 02, 2019 edition: * PCIC – 2019 Canada Summer Job Openings * 2946-2968 Dundas Street West, N/E corner of Dundas at Pacific Avenue * 2442 – 2454 Bloor St W (Humber Odeon) Update * 3775-3803 Dundas St West Re-Submission * Reminder about the Cherry Blossoms in High Park this weekend * Masaryk Park and Melbourne Parkette Community Clean-Up Day – May 4th, 2019 * Basement Flooding Prevention Information

** PCIC – 2019 Canada Summer Job Openings ———————————————————— Published on May 02, 2019 02:54 pm The Parkdale Community Information Centre (PCIC) is a non-profit charitable community services organization committed to meeting the diverse and changing needs of the Parkdale community through the delivery of accessible, effective programs and services. PCIC helps people living in Parkdale to access community and government resources and services; supports them to live independently; and encourages […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=b103955767&e=382fa4aa2e)

** 2946-2968 Dundas Street West, N/E corner of Dundas at Pacific Avenue ———————————————————— Published on May 01, 2019 01:50 pm An application has been submitted to the City proposing to amend the Zoning By-law at 2946-2968 Dundas Street West to permit an 8-storey mixed use building with 102 residential units, including rental replacement units. A preliminary report on this application will be prepared by City Planning and heard at Toronto and East York Community Council […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=c63ac2fb1b&e=382fa4aa2e)

** 2442 – 2454 Bloor St W (Humber Odeon) Update ———————————————————— Published on May 01, 2019 01:20 pm The development proposal for 2442-2454 Bloor St West was scheduled for a Settlement Hearing at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) on April 23, 2019. The developer, the City, and all of the other parties to the proceeding have settled the matter. The settlement, approved in principle by the LPAT, results in a 12-storey building. […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=a4b935e234&e=382fa4aa2e)

** 3775-3803 Dundas St West Re-Submission ———————————————————— Published on May 01, 2019 01:11 pm The site at 3775-3803 Dundas St West received approval in 2017 for rezoning application for 12-storey residential building with 293 units. There is now a re-submission for site plan approval of a 13 storey rental building. The supporting documentation is found on the City’s website at: gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=2a652c60db&e=382fa4aa2e. Click on “Supporting Information” under “Site Plan Approval” […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=553c9df4f0&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Reminder about the Cherry Blossoms in High Park this weekend ———————————————————— Published on May 01, 2019 12:56 pm The cherry blossoms at High Park are blooming! Starting Saturday May 4 at 7am, the park will be closed to all vehicles during the peak bloom days. Please plan your trip to the park accordingly. Please click here for more information on the Traffic Plan: gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=e4a5e41de0&e=382fa4aa2e Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=6d05cec685&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Masaryk Park and Melbourne Parkette Community Clean-Up Day – May 4th, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 29, 2019 04:21 pm On Saturday, May 4th, 2019, join Greenest City and Masaryk Park and Mebourne Parkette friends for their Spring Clean Up at 10:30 am. Garbage bags, gloves and shovels provided along with some coffee and snacks! Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=edccee36e9&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Basement Flooding Prevention Information ———————————————————— Published on Apr 29, 2019 04:11 pm Basements can flood for many reasons. While the City of Toronto is working to improve its complex system of underground sewers, these improvements alone cannot completely protect a home from basement flooding. With increasingly severe weather events, it is essential that homeowners take steps to help protect their home from basement flooding. For more information […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=5e608de313&e=382fa4aa2e)

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In the April 26, 2019 edition: * Reminder – Community Environment Day and Compost Day Tomorrow – April 27, 2019 * Trash Talk – 2019 Garbage Rate and Rebate Changes * Public Open House – Policies to Address Loss of Dwelling Rooms – May 6, 2019 * City-Wide Consultations on Official Plan Review – Transportation Policies * Changing Lanes – Community Consultation Meetings on the Expansion of By-law Permissions for Laneway Suites * Bloor West Village Residents Association – Secondhand Sunday – April 28, 2019

** Reminder – Community Environment Day and Compost Day Tomorrow – April 27, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 26, 2019 02:50 pm The Community Environment Day be held on Saturday, April 27th, 2019, from 10am – 2pm at Sir Casmir Gzowski Park (1751 Lake Shore Blvd. W.) The April 27th Compost Day will be at Runnymede Public School, 357 Runnymede Road, where free leaf compost will be available from 10:00 am, while supplies last. The next Compost Day […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=e9d6d812a1&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Trash Talk – 2019 Garbage Rate and Rebate Changes ———————————————————— Published on Apr 25, 2019 12:09 pm The rate that you pay for Solid Waste Management Services, such as recycling, organics and garbage collection, is based on the size of your Garbage Bin. Residents with the largest Garbage Bins pay the most and those with the smallest pay the least. This volume-based structure is designed to encourage people to reduce their garbage […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=37fc2a979b&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Public Open House – Policies to Address Loss of Dwelling Rooms – May 6, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 25, 2019 11:03 am There will be a community consultation meeting on the proposed revisions to the polices to address the loss of dwelling rooms on Monday, May 6, 2019 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm in Committee Room 2 (second floor) of Toronto City Hall. This is your opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions of City staff. You […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=3d9d713043&e=382fa4aa2e)

** City-Wide Consultations on Official Plan Review – Transportation Policies ———————————————————— Published on Apr 24, 2019 03:42 pm City Planning staff are currently reviewing transportation policies related to the transit, cycling, street related maps and schedules, automated vehicles (AVs), and shared mobility services. Staff are consulting with the public on proposed draft transportation policies. Four public meetings will be held from May 1, 2019 to May 7, 2019. All meetings will be held […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=f9dd099625&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Changing Lanes – Community Consultation Meetings on the Expansion of By-law Permissions for Laneway Suites ———————————————————— Published on Apr 23, 2019 02:44 pm Do you have thoughts on laneway suites? The City wants to hear from you. The City is hosting a series of drop-in consultation meetings where you can learn more, ask questions, talk to City staff and share your comments about laneway suites. May 1, 2019 in Room 308/309, 3rd Floor of Metro Hall (55 John […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=3f1c5a4c30&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Bloor West Village Residents Association – Secondhand Sunday – April 28, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 23, 2019 12:54 pm Secondhand Sunday, on the last Sunday of April and September, is a day to put out any unwanted but reusable items on the sidewalk in front of your property, for your neighbours and other passersby to take for free. It’s a great way to give new life to items you no longer want and an […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=3bd2bb7ec1&e=382fa4aa2e)

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In the April 19, 2019 edition: * Community Clean-Up in Warren Park – April 27, 2019 * On-street Permit Parking Report coming to Toronto East York Community – April 24, 2019 * Consultation Meeting – Scarlett Road Bridge Update & Proposed Bike Lanes – April 29, 2019 * High Park Stewards Presentation – Fusion Gardens: Multi-Season Sustainability and Beauty – April 28, 2019 * Runnymede Healthcare Centre Community Meeting – April 25, 2019 * 150 Dunn Ave (UHN Facility) Preliminary Report and Community Meeting * Tree for Me event – May 11

** Community Clean-Up in Warren Park – April 27, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 18, 2019 12:51 pm As part of the Clean Toronto Together initiative, a residents-led cleanup is happening on Saturday, April 27. Meet up is at 12 noon at The Hill – St. Mark’s Rd. More information on the CTT at gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=7a245e1fb4&e=382fa4aa2e Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=64e7040bfb&e=382fa4aa2e)

** On-street Permit Parking Report coming to Toronto East York Community – April 24, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 18, 2019 11:58 am A report on residential on-street permit parking will be coming to Toronto East York Community Council (TEYCC) on April 24, 2019. This report provides the results of community consultation and a potential implantation plan for the expansion of residential on-street permit parking. Please note that the results in the staff report were completed prior to […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=ad0d2ad79c&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Consultation Meeting – Scarlett Road Bridge Update & Proposed Bike Lanes – April 29, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 18, 2019 11:38 am There will be a Public Consultation Meeting on Scarlett Road Bridge Update & Proposed Bike Lanes on Scarlett Road. This will be an opportunity to view information materials, see a presentation, and speak with the project teams about these related projects. Councillor Perks will be in attendance. Date: Monday, April 29, 2019 Time: Drop in […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=06b3551135&e=382fa4aa2e)

** High Park Stewards Presentation – Fusion Gardens: Multi-Season Sustainability and Beauty – April 28, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 18, 2019 10:43 am Sunday, April 28, 2019, 10:30 am – 12:30 pmHoward Park Tennis Club, 430 Parkside Drive, Toronto, ON Join us for a presentation about fusion gardens, for multi-season sustainability and beauty, by renowned landscape designer, environmentalist and consultant Sean James. “There are many tools available to help the planet, including drought-tolerant and biodiversity-enhancing plant choices, as well […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=b081120420&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Runnymede Healthcare Centre Community Meeting – April 25, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 17, 2019 01:27 pm Just a friendly reminder that Runnymede Healthcare Centre is having a Community Meeting to discuss a proposal to build a 200-bed long-term care home adjacent to their existing facility. Come out, see what they are proposing, and take part in the discussion. Thursday, April 25 6:30pm-8:00pm Swansea Town Hall, Rousseau Room 95 Lavinia Ave Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=349b3296f9&e=382fa4aa2e)

** 150 Dunn Ave (UHN Facility) Preliminary Report and Community Meeting ———————————————————— Published on Apr 16, 2019 04:03 pm A preliminary report has been released for the planning application at 150 Dunn Ave (the UHN facility). Please see the attached file for the report and more details. Further, the City will be holding a Community Consultation meeting where you can learn more about this application, ask questions, and share your comments. Details are as […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=c20d7ef6a0&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Tree for Me event – May 11 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 15, 2019 01:29 pm Registration for a free tree from the City of Toronto is now open! This is your chance to get a free native tree with mulch for your yard and to help the City achieve its goal of 40% tree canopy coverage. Green 13 is working in partnership with West Toronto Baptist Church, the City, and […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=6700dc743d&e=382fa4aa2e)

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In the April 12, 2019 edition: * Spring 2019 Newsletter from Councillor Gord Perks * Community Consultation Meeting – 299 Glenlake Avenue – April 23, 2019 * Take Steps to #TransformTO – May 6 – 20, 2019 * No Prescribed Burn for High Park in Spring 2019 * Green 13 Presents: Introduction to Project Drawdown – May 15, 2019 * Cycle Toronto hosts Bloor Bike Lane Extension Meeting – April 16, 2019

** Spring 2019 Newsletter from Councillor Gord Perks ———————————————————— Published on Apr 12, 2019 04:04 pm Scroll through the eight pages of our annual spring newsletter to find information on a variety of community-wide issues, updates on parks and transportation projects as well development and planning files. For any comments or questions, our office can be reached at councillor_perks@toronto.ca or 416-392-7919. Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=6ab6f1588e&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Community Consultation Meeting – 299 Glenlake Avenue – April 23, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 12, 2019 04:00 pm Planning application for: 299 GLENLAKE AVENUE The City is holding a Community Consultation meeting where you can learn more about this application ask questions and share your comments. Details are as follows: Date: April 23, 2019 Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm Place: Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Road Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=21a37d14bb&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Take Steps to #TransformTO – May 6 – 20, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 12, 2019 12:23 pm Spring is here Toronto, so let’s step outside to #TransformTO! From May 6 – 20, challenge yourself to walk more to support a healthier and greener Toronto. Walking is a clean, green, and healthy way to get around Toronto and a great way to support the City’s TransformTO Climate Action Strategy. To reduce community-wide greenhouse […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=3f14fb8bfb&e=382fa4aa2e)

** No Prescribed Burn for High Park in Spring 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 12, 2019 11:22 am Urban Forestry has been using fire as part of its natural area management program for black oak savannah habitats for over 20 years in three city parks: High Park, Lambton Park, and South Humber Park. Black oak savannah is a rare vegetation community that is at risk of extinction throughout North America. Fire sustains these […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=dfbbb09598&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Green 13 Presents: Introduction to Project Drawdown – May 15, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 08, 2019 01:59 pm Introduction to Project Drawdown: Solutions to Reverse Global Warming Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 7 pm Swansea Town Hall, Rousseau Room, 95 Lavinia Avenue Members of DRAWDOWN TORONTO will present “100 scientifically proven solutions to reverse global warming”, based on the book edited by Paul Hawken. Please register through eventbrite: gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=5d8d6dd483&e=382fa4aa2e Facebook: gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=37a0d13ab5&e=382fa4aa2e Hosted by […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=27e179f690&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Cycle Toronto hosts Bloor Bike Lane Extension Meeting – April 16, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 08, 2019 10:03 am WHEN WILL THE BLOOR BIKE LANE BE EXTENDED TO HIGH PARK? COME FIND OUT WHAT’S HAPPENING. Date: Tuesday, April 16 Time: 6:30 PM Location: Bloor Collegiate Institute (1141 Bloor Street West – near Dufferin Subway) The existing Bloor bike lanes from Avenue Road to Shaw Street ARE a great success. Ridership SURGED to make Bloor […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=825784ae72&e=382fa4aa2e)

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