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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)

** CNE- temporary traffic and parking amendments ———————————————————— Published on Jul 25, 2018 12:00 pm 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. The changes are recommended by Transportation Staff as part of the temporary traffic and parking amendments during CNE 2018. The complete list […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=73176fe7ae&e=382fa4aa2e)

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