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Election time is here!

Barring any further surprises, we will head to the polls in just over a month to set the direction for our City for the next four years.  This election campaign has been one of the most chaotic ever – but please don’t let that turn you away from participating.  If anything, now more than ever, this is our opportunity to show that we DO care about the governance and the fate of our City of Toronto.

Confused by all the talk of changing wards?
Not sure who you will even have the opportunity to vote for?
You are not alone!

On Monday, October 22nd, you will have an opportunity to make your selection for the Mayor of Toronto, your local representative on City Council, and your School Board Trustee.  Do not forget about your School Board Trustees.  Combined, Toronto’s school boards manage over 4 billion dollars of our taxed money!

One of the traditional roles of a Community Association is to provide residents opportunities to meet their candidates, to get to know their platforms, and facilitate an informed decision on who to vote for.

Our ward now stretches from Dufferin Road to the Humber River, between Lake Ontario and the railway tracks (Railpath & the tracks north of Dundas).  We will share a City Councillor and School Board Trustees with neighbourhoods including Parkdale, Roncesvalles, High Park, The Junction, Swansea, and Baby Point.  Several of these neighbourhoods will be hosting all candidates meetings during the month of October, and we will share the dates and locations with you as soon as possible.
 

Who might be willing to help us host an all candidates meeting here in the West Bend?

Most importantly, we will need people to attend!  We need as many people as possible from the community to participate.  Please let us know what would make you consider attending such an event.  Are you tired of ‘debates’ consisting only of rehearsed sound bites?  Do you find it impractical to attend a weekday evening session?  Reply to this email with your feedback and suggestions on what you would like the event to be!  What can the West Bend Community Association do to help you and your neighbours make a confident and informed vote?

If we do host a meeting, we will need people to help promote the event, assist as ushers, and act as time keepers, organizers, and more.  Are you interested in lending your time and skills to this important democratic cause?  No ‘experience’ is necessary — if you want to take part, then we want you!  Students – this will be far more hands-on than civics class and you can even collect some volunteer hours!

We must act fast!

There are at least 5 candidates seeking to represent us on City Council and approximately three dozen candidates for mayor!  The list will be finalized by end of day tomorrow.  We need to make a decision on whether or not to host a meeting and what it should look like within the next week.  Please respond to this email to let us know of your interest in attending or helping host a democracy strengthening event.  Feedback and suggestions on how to run the event are most welcome.  I personally don’t want to see ‘just another sound-bite fest’, and so I am appealing to all of you for ideas on how to make it better.  I promise to respond to every one of you who writes me back!

I have some thoughts;  How about a gathering on a Saturday?  Maybe we could run the event as a social instead of as a lecture?  Let’s invite the candidates for School Board Trustee too, as there so few forums to hear from them.

Your vote is just the beginning!

Through the WBCA, we can hold our representatives accountable and promote a well run and healthy City between elections too!

Whether or not we have sufficient interest to host an all candidates event, the WBCA will do what we can to provide you with information you need to know about the people that seek to represent us.  We have compiled a list of issues important to the neighbourhood: aggressive traffic, (excessive?) high-rise developments, a lack of neighbourhood character preservation, and community services that do not seem able to keep up with our growing population.  We will be seeking formal responses from our candidates on these issues and will make all efforts to get this information to you so that on October 22nd, you can have your say! 

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West Bend Community Association – September 2018 Newsletter

Back to school, back to work, back to the polls…

Hope everyone had a great summer!  It is certainly shaping up to be an interesting Autumn.
 
The West Bend Community Association reconvenes this coming Wednesday, September 19th for our 2018-2019 session.  We will meet in our usual place – the second-floor staff room at Indian Road Crescent Public School, at 7pm.  Look for signs from the main entrance; the staff room is directly above. 

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend!  Our first meeting of the season is the perfect opportunity to come and see what the Association is all about – especially if you have never attended one of our meetings before.  There is much to discuss.  In September we plan our agenda for the year.  In October we hold our Annual General Meeting where we will select our executive and get to work!
 
Our neighbourhood is under considerable development pressure, with no less than three significant local developments in stages from proposal to under-construction.  These developments will have a noticeable impact on the neighbourhood during construction and perhaps even more once they house thousands of new residents in the neighbourhood.  There will be impacts on traffic, city services, local transit, and more.  How might it affect you?
 
As a result of a study commissioned by your West Bend Community Association and carried out by engineering students from the University of Toronto, the City is evaluating options to reconstruct the intersection at Dundas, Dupont, Annette, and Old Weston.  This was clearly identified as a confusing and dangerous intersection and the City will be presenting some options for improvement sometime this fall.  Next up – the intersection at Bloor and Dundas.
 
You may have noticed some of your neighbours working on the Railside Gardens.  The Community has assumed responsibility for the Garden, and has fsome unding for planting and maintenance.  If you are interested in helping build and maintain the Railside Garden, we would love to have you onboard.
 
There will be a Municipal election this fall.  We don’t quite know what ward we will be voting in or who the candidates are that we will choose from, but those details will have to unfold over the next 5 weeks.  Stay tuned.  This will be defining election for the City of Toronto and I sincerely hope you all participate.
 
A tunnel to the UP Express station, 30 km/h speed limits, cars rolling stop signs, dog parks, people parks, historical buildings, laneway housing, runaway real estate, neighbourhood watch and more…  If it matters to you in the community, then it matters to your Community Association!
 
Hope to see you on Wednesday.

 

Your West Bend Community Association meets this coming:

Wednesday, September 19th @7pm.

Whether or not you have attended one or our meetings in the past or if this would be your first time, you are encouraged to attend.  We are here to support your voice for the Community.

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or feedback, you can reply directly to this email.

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View this email in your browser (us3.campaign-archive.com/?e=382fa4aa2e&u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=734e9968bd) In the September 07, 2018 edition: * West Toronto Railpath Extension | Public Drop-in Event – Sept 13, 2018 * Upcoming Lakeshore West Bridge Maintenance Work * High Park Invasive Species Removal | Sept 9, 2018 * Amended Closures for the Labour Day Parade – September 3, 2018 * Temporary 506 Carlton bus route looping on Howard Park Avenue and Ritchie Avenue * Reversal of one-way Traffic and Installation of Shared Lane Markings on Beaty Ave and Dowling Ave * Upcoming Bridge Maintenance Work in Your Area * Construction Notice – TTC Track Intersection Renewal at Dundas Street West and Lansdowne Avenue * Pre-Construction Notice: TTC Track Intersection Renewal at Dundas Street West and Lansdowne Avenue & City Road Resurfacing on Dufferin Street from Bloor Street West to Dundas Street West

** West Toronto Railpath Extension | Public Drop-in Event – Sept 13, 2018 ———————————————————— Published on Sep 07, 2018 04:26 pm The City of Toronto is working on the design details for extending the West Toronto Railpath multi-use trail south, from Dundas Street West and Sterling Road to Abell Street and Sudbury Street (see map on reverse side). Event Details Join us to learn about the progress of this project, discuss and provide feedback on design […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=7c63e6d020&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Upcoming Lakeshore West Bridge Maintenance Work ———————————————————— Published on Sep 07, 2018 04:21 pm THE PROJECT Metrolinx will be rehabilitating/replacing 6 century-old rail bridges over the course of 9 weekends following Labour Day. This work will start each Friday evening and continue until the following Monday morning. Our current schedule is as follows:  Humber River Bridge: September 8 – December 2  Colborne Lodge Drive: October 12 – […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=93c3722c90&e=382fa4aa2e)

** High Park Invasive Species Removal | Sept 9, 2018 ———————————————————— Published on Sep 07, 2018 04:14 pm High Park Invasive Species Removal Sunday, September 9, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Bloor Street entrance of High Park (Bloor St. W. and High Park Ave.), Toronto, ON We will plant a variety of native plants that thrive in our Black Oak Savannah restoration sites. This time, we will return to Site 10A, near Bloor […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=36ff91817e&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Amended Closures for the Labour Day Parade – September 3, 2018 ———————————————————— Published on Aug 30, 2018 04:07 pm Due to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) lockout at Exhibition Place, the parade will no longer finish at the CNE grounds but at Lamport Stadium. The closure times are 7 am to 2:30 pm on September 3, 2018 for the formation area of the parade at the following locations: a) University Av, […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=acd2214c6a&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Temporary 506 Carlton bus route looping on Howard Park Avenue and Ritchie Avenue ———————————————————— Published on Aug 30, 2018 12:04 pm 506 Carlton streetcar service will be restored with bus supplement. From September 2nd to October 6, 2018, there will be a temporary bus diversion due to streetcar tracks replacement at Dundas and Lansdowne. Details are provided below. Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=d918acef85&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Reversal of one-way Traffic and Installation of Shared Lane Markings on Beaty Ave and Dowling Ave ———————————————————— Published on Aug 30, 2018 11:26 am As part of the City’s Ten-Year Cycling Network Plan, there will be changes on Beaty Avenue and Dowling Avenue in mid-late September. One-way traffic directions will be reversed on both streets. Permit parking on Beaty Avenue between Queen Street West and King Street West will be permanently on the west side. Shared lane markings (sharrows) […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=90ce228344&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Upcoming Bridge Maintenance Work in Your Area ———————————————————— Published on Aug 30, 2018 11:26 am To continue delivering and growing the GO train service, Metrolinx is refurbishing a series of bridges in Toronto, around the Humber Bay. These bridges are over 100 years old and require structural upgrades to improve and grow the service to get people moving, faster and easier. The current schedule is as follows: Humber River Bridge: September […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=7e23caa924&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Construction Notice – TTC Track Intersection Renewal at Dundas Street West and Lansdowne Avenue ———————————————————— Published on Aug 27, 2018 02:11 pm Construction Notice_TTC Track Renewal at Lansdowne_Dundas _Ward 18_FINAL.._ (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=4ef80bb0e9&e=382fa4aa2e) Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=88a75a15ba&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Pre-Construction Notice: TTC Track Intersection Renewal at Dundas Street West and Lansdowne Avenue & City Road Resurfacing on Dufferin Street from Bloor Street West to Dundas Street West ———————————————————— Published on Aug 27, 2018 01:50 pm Pre-Construction Notice_Lansdowne_Dufferin _Ward 18_FINAL v4_Print (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=b16e18e567&e=382fa4aa2e) Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=89973ec30c&e=382fa4aa2e)

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View this email in your browser (us3.campaign-archive.com/?e=382fa4aa2e&u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=ecdae5731c) In the August 09, 2018 edition: * An Update on Development Application | 2706-2730 Dundas St West * Update on 20 Jerome Street * Greenest City Events in Parkdale * The High Park Stewards invite you to Weed Whacking and Boulevard Beds – August 12 * Construction Notice: Sidewalk along the 506 Streetcar Route * Temporary Traffic and Parking Amendments during the CNE: August 17 to September 3, 2018

** An Update on Development Application | 2706-2730 Dundas St West ———————————————————— Published on Aug 09, 2018 05:16 pm The developer of 2706-2730 Dundas St West has submitted a Settlement Offer to the city. City staff have reviewed the offer and recommended that City Legal and Planning staff attend the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal hearing in support of the settlement offer. City Council, at its meeting on July 23-30, 2018 accepted this direction. […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=d232e48011&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Update on 20 Jerome Street ———————————————————— Published on Aug 09, 2018 10:57 am Friends, The City’s Heritage Staff has asked my office to share the following update on the Terracotta House at 20 Jerome Street. 20 Jerome Street is listed on the City’s Heritage Register for the building’s cultural heritage value and unique decorative tiles. In April 2018 a wind storm caused tiles to start falling off of […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=9db53d64c2&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Greenest City Events in Parkdale ———————————————————— Published on Aug 09, 2018 10:07 am Parkdale Good Food Market Thursdays from 3-7 pm until the end of August Masaryk Park, 220 Cowan Ave The Parkdale Good Food Market brings together low-cost, local produce, community art, and music to build community in Masaryk Park every Thursday afternoon throughout the summer. Bring your little ones! We’ve got art making with Making Room […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=a2a1b4311d&e=382fa4aa2e)

** The High Park Stewards invite you to Weed Whacking and Boulevard Beds – August 12 ———————————————————— Published on Aug 09, 2018 10:03 am Join the High Park Stewards on August 12 to remove invasive species in one of their restoration sites. Meet up in front of Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30 am. For more information, visit gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=1fef50a89f&e=382fa4aa2e . Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=e2b74c97de&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Construction Notice: Sidewalk along the 506 Streetcar Route ———————————————————— Published on Aug 09, 2018 09:57 am From Late Summer to Fall 2018, the City of Toronto will be reconstructing sidewalks to install curb cuts/ramps along the 506 CARLTON route. Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=1278867798&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Temporary Traffic and Parking Amendments during the CNE: August 17 to September 3, 2018 ———————————————————— Published on Aug 09, 2018 09:49 am During the CNE, residents are advised to contact: Toronto Police, 14 Division 416-808-1400 traffic enforcement Toronto Parking Enforcement 416-808-6600 on-street parking enforcement City of Toronto 311 off-Street Parking enforcement Dear Friend, Every year, temporary traffic and parking amendments are required to improve traffic operations and pedestrian safety during the annual Canadian National […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=5f6e236f0d&e=382fa4aa2e)

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View this email in your browser (us3.campaign-archive.com/?e=382fa4aa2e&u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=3a3408c2cf) In the July 31, 2018 edition: * A message from Councillor Gord Perks * Final e-newsletter * Parkdale Rooming House Pilot Project * Parkdale Hub * New BikeSpace app helps cyclists report bicycle parking issues * Polish Festival – September 15th and 16th, 2018 * Wabash Community Centre Public Information Meeting Minutes * Dundas and Roncesvalles Planning Study * New Traffic Lights * Update on 2639 Dundas St West * Update on Parkdale Hub * Update on 6 Noble Street * CNE- temporary traffic and parking amendments

** A message from Councillor Gord Perks ———————————————————— Published on Jul 31, 2018 06:53 pm On late Thursday evening we learned the City of Toronto was being attacked by Premier Ford. He has single-handedly decided to reduce the size of council from 47 to 25 Councillors in the middle of the election period (which began May 1st) . Our clerk has raised concerns that this will cause serious problems. On […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=a68fe9530a&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Final e-newsletter ———————————————————— Published on Jul 31, 2018 06:50 pm Hello Friends, I am running as candidate in the upcoming municipal election on October 22, 2018. As per the Office of Integrity Commissioner’s Code of Conduct, starting August 1st, 2018, I will not be able to send out councillor related newsletters or updates. This is my last councillor e-newsletter. As usual, my office is here […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=58272af879&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Parkdale Rooming House Pilot Project ———————————————————— Published on Jul 31, 2018 06:44 pm City Council has approved the creation of a City fund to protect deeply affordable housing. This Parkdale-specific pilot project will help social housing providers purchase rooming houses and stop them from being converted away from affordable housing. The full report can be found at gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=3236be33b1&e=382fa4aa2e Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=34baefc31b&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Parkdale Hub ———————————————————— Published on Jul 31, 2018 06:37 pm The Parkdale Hub is in the very early stages. The goal of the hub is to build the City’s capacity to think and plan in a more coordinated and effective manner. There are multiple City assets at the Queen Street West/Cowan Avenue intersection, including Parkdale Public Library, Masaryk-Cowan Recreation Centre, a Toronto Parking Authority lot […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=70d41f1115&e=382fa4aa2e)

** New BikeSpace app helps cyclists report bicycle parking issues ———————————————————— Published on Jul 31, 2018 06:02 pm The City of Toronto has partnered with Civic Tech Toronto and Code for Canada to develop a free, community-built web app called BikeSpace, designed to collect data from cyclists to help City staff, businesses and property managers improve bicycle parking facilities. Using the BikeSpace app, cyclists can highlight areas where new bike parking is needed […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=90708b2861&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Polish Festival – September 15th and 16th, 2018 ———————————————————— Published on Jul 31, 2018 05:52 pm The 2018 Roncesvalles Polish Festival, North America’s largest celebration of Polish culture in Toronto’s best neighbourhood, Roncesvalles Village! will be taking place September 15th and 16th, 2018. Now entering its fourteenth year, the Festival adds an old world charm to today’s Roncesvalles Village, well-known as one of Toronto’s most vibrant, diverse and creative communities. Enjoy […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=c4c706f52f&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Wabash Community Centre Public Information Meeting Minutes ———————————————————— Published on Jul 31, 2018 05:22 pm On July 10, 2018, the City held a public information meeting on the upcoming plans for the new community centre and to:  – review the project background and potential programming;  – review timelines;  – review next steps Please see below for the meeting minutes: If you have any questions on this […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=a3b603dee0&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Dundas and Roncesvalles Planning Study ———————————————————— Published on Jul 25, 2018 06:34 pm Toronto City Council has approved the Planning Study of Roncesvalles Avenue between Queen St. West and Boustead Avenue, and Dundas St West between Boustead Avenue and Sorauren Avenue This Staff report summarizes the study, initiated in 2015 which reviewed the built form and physical character of the area and recommends approval of Urban Design Guidelines […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=4eab16cf63&e=382fa4aa2e)

** New Traffic Lights ———————————————————— Published on Jul 25, 2018 12:56 pm After review, Transportation Staff recommended that the existing Pedestrian Cross Over (PXO) at King Street West and Close Avenue be removed and changed to traffic lights (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=9d18113f1c&e=382fa4aa2e). he traffic lights were activated this month. There will also be new traffic lights at Dundas Street West and Ritchie Avenue which are anticipated to be activated at the […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=b5ff878c4c&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Update on 2639 Dundas St West ———————————————————— Published on Jul 25, 2018 12:14 pm Toronto City Council, at the July Council Meeting, approved the 2639 Dundas St West Rezoning Application that proposes an 8-storey residential building with 107 units, 47 vehicle parking spaces and 192 bicycle parking spaces at 2639 Dundas Street West, the site currently occupied by Active Green and Ross. The full report is available on-line at […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=302078078e&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Update on Parkdale Hub ———————————————————— Published on Jul 25, 2018 12:07 pm The Parkdale Hub is in the very early stages. The goal of the hub is to build the City’s capacity to think and plan in a more coordinated and effective manner. There are multiple City assets at the Queen Street West/Cowan Avenue intersection, including Parkdale Public Library, Masaryk-Cowan Recreation Centre, a Toronto Parking Authority lot […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=0a24f7af52&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Update on 6 Noble Street ———————————————————— Published on Jul 25, 2018 12:04 pm At the July 2018 Toronto City Council approved directing City Staff to settle the 6 Noble OMB appeal and accept the revised 8-storey building containing 101 units, ground floor non-residential space and two levels of below-grade parking on the lands located at 6 Noble Street. Although I understand the significance of the Pia Bouman Dance […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=438a58ed96&e=382fa4aa2e)

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View this email in your browser (us3.campaign-archive.com/?e=382fa4aa2e&u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=87c02e042a) In the July 19, 2018 edition: * Ryerson’s City Building Institute report – Toronto’s Great Streets * Newcomer Youth Leadership Program (NYLP)

** Ryerson’s City Building Institute report – Toronto’s Great Streets ———————————————————— Published on Jul 18, 2018 04:44 pm Toronto’s Great Streets from the Ryerson City Building Institute is an accessible guide to urban mobility and neighbourhood revitalization through effective street redesign. What’s your favourite street in Toronto? Find the report at Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=dc019fd097&e=382fa4aa2e)

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View this email in your browser (us3.campaign-archive.com/?e=382fa4aa2e&u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=fd9bdd2143) In the July 05, 2018 edition: * Traffic Lights at King and Close activated. * High Park Stewards invite you to Weed Whacking and Boulevard Beds – July 8 * Canada’s New Youth Policy: Toronto Consultation

** Traffic Lights at King and Close activated. ———————————————————— Published on Jul 05, 2018 04:12 pm The Traffic Lights at King Street West and Close Avenue are now activated! This is great news. A request to review the King and Close intersection to Transportation Services to review the pedestrian crossing at King and Close. After completing their study, Transportation Staff recommended that the existing Pedestrian Cross Over (PXO) be removed and […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=3c38287d16&e=382fa4aa2e)

** High Park Stewards invite you to Weed Whacking and Boulevard Beds – July 8 ———————————————————— Published on Jul 05, 2018 02:52 pm You are invited by the High Park Stewards to Weed Whacking and Boulevard Beds – July 8. Please meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30 am. We will work until 12:30. For your protection, please dress as in long sleeves and pants, closed shoes and socks, a hat and bring water and […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=4b342c0f06&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Canada’s New Youth Policy: Toronto Consultation ———————————————————— Published on Jul 05, 2018 02:15 pm On July 7th a cross-country, youth-led, and youth-organized consultation on Canada’s new Youth Policy will be coming to Toronto, and we want to hear from youth about their concerns, ideas, and priorities for the future! Details are as follows: Date: Saturday, July 7 Time: 2:00-4:00 Location: Toronto City Hall, Council Chambers The purpose of this […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=849209308f&e=382fa4aa2e)

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3 Condo Developments before Community Council on July 4th could radically change the character of The Junction

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URGENT! 3 Condos before Community Council on July 4th could radically change the character of The Junction

 
You should be aware that 3 Condo developments are before Community Council on July 4th; one in Etobicoke and two in Toronto-East York, as well as one before OMB on the 3rd on Keele at Vine.
 
You may also know that The Junction Historical Conservation District has been approved for study and has been moved to the top of the list due to the number of intensification projects that are being proposed.  Dundas West, between Humberside and Runnymede is a designated Character Area, one of the last mostly intact Character Areas left in Toronto, and as such it is “protected” with a set of guidelines for proposed developments.  One guideline is the limit of six storeys.  The proposed condos are 8-9 storeys PLUS additional storeys for “rooftop amenities” and elevator machine rooms.  The typical height for buildings along Dundas is 3 storeys with a few 1 and 2 storey buildings thrown in.  8 or 9 storeys will dwarf the neighbouring builds, many of which are designated for their Historical significance. 
 
Proposed buildings are supposed to fit in to the fabric of their surroundings.  The proposed condos are mostly glass and ignoring the setback above 3 storeys. The developers in their rush to get these projects through council have incomplete proposals and in cases misleading information.  Junction House touts itself as being in The Junction Triangle, an area East of the tracks, not in The Junction.  It also intends to have a large neon billboard on the roof, “The Junction House, Gateway to the Junction”.
 
We know intensification is necessary and inevitable, but it should not be at any cost.
 
Please help save the Heritage value of our neighbourhood and the walk-ability of Dundas Street by asking Council to DEFER any decisions made on these intensification projects until a Historical study can be completed.  As it stands, each project is being judged in a vacuum without the combined effect of all projects together.  Our schools are full.  Our traffic is gridlocked at rush hour.  These issues need to be considered.  If passed, the precedence will be set and the many other projects that are being proposed will be rubber stamped.
 
PLEASE FIND ATTACHED THREE LETTERS TO THE COMMUNITY COUNCILS ASKING FOR DEFERRALS.  Please copy each into separate emails and fill in the email address and subject line from the letters.  Feel free to add any personal feels you may have or write your own, add your name and address and send to the respective councils before the 3rd of July.  By clicking on the links separately attached, you may sign up to speak at the council meeting.
Letter 1.         Letter 2.          Letter 3.

Project Details
 

Thank you for your help to save the character of our neighbourhood.
 
Jim Baxter
Director, The Junction HCD
WBCA member

1.  T&EYCC agenda at 10:00 is the Active Green + Ross property at 2639 Dundas Street Westhttp://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2018.TE34.8

2.  T&EYCC agenda at 11:30 is the Junction House project at 2706-2730 Dundas Street Westhttp://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2018.TE34.23

The T&EYCC meeting is in Committee Room 1 on the second floor of City Hall (100 Queen Street West).

3.  EYCC agenda at 14:00 is the revised redevelopment proposal for the properties on the northwest corner of Pacific Avenue at 2978-2988 Dundas Street West and 406-408 Pacific Avenuehttp://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2018.EY32.2 

The EYCC meeting is in the Etobicoke Civic Centre (399 The West Mall, main floor council chambers).

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View this email in your browser (us3.campaign-archive.com/?e=382fa4aa2e&u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=ceb2f01b61) In the June 28, 2018 edition: * Momo Crawl T.O. 2018 – July 29, 1-5pm * Temporary traffic and parking amendments during CNE * Wabash Community Centre Public Information Meeting : July 10 * Vision Zero: Launch of 2018 Senior Safety Zones * Councillor Perks in the media on Rooming House Pilot Project

** Momo Crawl T.O. 2018 – July 29, 1-5pm ———————————————————— Published on Jun 28, 2018 12:20 pm Momo Crawl TO is back to Little Tibet, Parkdale and it’s bigger and better than ever! This July 29th in Little Tibet (Parkdale), Students for a Free Tibet Canada is pleased to host you Toronto foodies on a steamy savoury crawl for the top momos. More info on the event here: gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=eb8176a16e&e=382fa4aa2e Purchase a passport here: www.SFTCanada.org/momocrawlto Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=c6b811a2fa&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Temporary traffic and parking amendments during CNE ———————————————————— Published on Jun 28, 2018 11:49 am Dear Friend, Every year, temporary traffic and parking amendments are required to improve traffic operations and pedestrian safety during the annual Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), which takes place from August 17 to September 3, 2018. These temporary changes are introduced at Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC). This year, TEYCC is scheduled for Wednesday, […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=98861cccc1&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Wabash Community Centre Public Information Meeting : July 10 ———————————————————— Published on Jun 28, 2018 11:17 am You are invited to come and learn more about the upcoming plans for the new community centre and to:  – review the project background and potential programming;  – review timelines;  – review next steps Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=88538940af&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Vision Zero: Launch of 2018 Senior Safety Zones ———————————————————— Published on Jun 26, 2018 12:20 pm In the past few years, older adults have made up over 80% of all pedestrian fatalities in the City. Over the coming months, the surrounding areas designated as Senior Safety Zones will be retrofitted with new safety signs, enhanced pavement markings, and extended pedestrian walk times at traffic signals. The list of locations was determined through data analysis […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=75cf32f981&e=382fa4aa2e)

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