Ward 4 and City of Toronto News

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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