Ward 4 and City of Toronto News

In the September 19, 2019 edition: * Become a 3Rs Ambassador Volunteer in Your Building * Secondhand Sunday Returns September 29! * Exhibition Place Master Plan Local Advisory Committee – Sept 23 2019 * TransformTO Public Consultations * Swansea Historical Society Newsletter and Message * High Park North – Yard Sale – September 28 * Annual 14 Division Open House – September 14 * Join the High Park Stewards for Seed Collecting – September 22 * Parkside Drive and Colborne Lodge Drive lane closures – September – December, 2019 * An Opportunity to Build Environmental Leadership in Parkdale-High Park – October 2nd, 2019 * Councillor Perks’ wrote an article in Toronto Life on Sidewalk Labs * Youth In Policing Initiative – Job Opening – Deadline September 23, 2019 * Nominations open for Access, Equity & Human Rights Awards * High Park Stewards invite you to Fall Planting – September 8, 2019

** Become a 3Rs Ambassador Volunteer in Your Building ———————————————————— Published on Sep 18, 2019 10:33 am Did you know the City has a 3Rs Ambassador Volunteer program? It engages residents in apartment buildings, condominiums and co-ops to become waste educators and help promote the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) in their buildings. 3Rs Ambassador Volunteers are trained by the City on how to properly recycle and reduce waste going to landfill. Help […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=74e84194ef&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Secondhand Sunday Returns September 29! ———————————————————— Published on Sep 18, 2019 10:27 am Sunday, September 29, 2019 is your chance to share any unwanted, reusable household items with your community. Simply leave them on your property next to the sidewalk for your neighbours to take for free. Then, do the same! That thing your neighbour no longer wants could be exactly what you need. Participating is easy: Leave […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=fac9c1620e&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Exhibition Place Master Plan Local Advisory Committee – Sept 23 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Sep 17, 2019 11:10 am City of Toronto Planning is forming a Local Advisory Committee of area organizations to provide input and feedback on the Exhibition Place Master Plan initiative. You are invited to join our first of two meetings to hear about the project, ask questions, and offer feedback on the initial analysis and draft directions for the future […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=d1a04d6830&e=382fa4aa2e)

** TransformTO Public Consultations ———————————————————— Published on Sep 16, 2019 03:42 pm Residents are invited to have their say on the climate actions and priorities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Toronto. The City is developing its next TransformTO Implementation Plan 2021 to 2023. You can share your views by attending a public meeting, completing an online survey, or hosting your own community consultation with the help […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=0771311960&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Swansea Historical Society Newsletter and Message ———————————————————— Published on Sep 16, 2019 11:04 am A message from the Swansea Historical Society: “We hope to see you at our Oct 2 meeting, where the featured speaker will be Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens – “Swansea’s History of Horticulture”. Among other topics related to the local history of horticulture, Dr. Galbraith will be talking about Swansea’s William […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=21475379a7&e=382fa4aa2e)

** High Park North – Yard Sale – September 28 ———————————————————— Published on Sep 12, 2019 03:43 pm High Park Community Alliance is having a fundraising Yard Sale on September 28, 2019 from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm at 66 Oakmount Road. Donations are accepted and donors can bring the items to 66 Oakmount Road on September 27th after 6pm. Further details in the flyer below. Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=92f8db6f17&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Annual 14 Division Open House – September 14 ———————————————————— Published on Sep 12, 2019 03:23 pm The Community Police Liaison Committee will be hosting their annual Open House on Saturday, September 14th, 2019 from 11am – 2pm at the 350 Dovercourt Rd. Meet your neighbourhood police officers. Refreshments will be provided and food donation for Parkdale Community Food bank will be accepted. Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=5fd2bd29c1&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Join the High Park Stewards for Seed Collecting – September 22 ———————————————————— Published on Sep 12, 2019 03:16 pm Join High Park Stewards on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meet in front of the Grenadier Restaurant. They will be collecting a variety of native plant seeds in The Tablelands to be used in next year’s plantings. Work on the Boulevard Beds will continue. Please do not wear fleece or other non-smooth […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=0faf39bff8&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Parkside Drive and Colborne Lodge Drive lane closures – September – December, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Sep 09, 2019 03:31 pm Metrolinx will be working on the bridge at Parkside Drive and Colborne Lodge and lane closures will be in effect. From September 2019 to December 2019, Parkside Drive and Colborne Lodge will be closed to one lane in each direction. These lanes will be closed directly under Parkside Drive and Colborne Lodge rail bridge. Travel […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=ed6505770d&e=382fa4aa2e)

** An Opportunity to Build Environmental Leadership in Parkdale-High Park – October 2nd, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Sep 09, 2019 03:18 pm Green 13, Green Parkdale-Roncesvalles, and Safe Rail Communities have arranged for the Parkdale-High Park All-Candidates Debate on the Environment and climate to take place the evening of Wednesday, October 2nd, 7:30 pm, at Humbercrest United Church, 16 Baby Point Road. This is one of the more than 100 Debates on the Environment (100debates.ca) set to take place across Canada the first […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=df0e3d6244&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Councillor Perks’ wrote an article in Toronto Life on Sidewalk Labs ———————————————————— Published on Sep 05, 2019 04:44 pm Read Gord’s Toronto Life article published on September 4, 2019 where he talks about Sidewalk Labs’ ideas on transit governance. Toronto needs to maintain control of its transit planning Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=86a985409e&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Youth In Policing Initiative – Job Opening – Deadline September 23, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Sep 05, 2019 04:19 pm Toronto Police Service is now recruiting for the 2020 Winter-Spring Youth In Policing Initiative program. The Winter/Spring program is an After-School program where students will work 6 hours each week and will receive 7 hours of mandatory training one Saturday each month. The rate of pay will be $14/hour and the program will run from […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=4dc8683aba&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Nominations open for Access, Equity & Human Rights Awards ———————————————————— Published on Sep 03, 2019 04:09 pm Do you know someone who is working to create a more equitable city? Celebrate their important work by nominating them for an award! Nominations are open for the 2019 Access, Equity and Human Rights (AEHR) Awards. For more than 15 years, the AEHR Awards have been the City of Toronto’s highest honour to recognize people […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=00c62b523c&e=382fa4aa2e)

** High Park Stewards invite you to Fall Planting – September 8, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Sep 03, 2019 10:46 am High Park Stewards invite you to their annual fall planting! Happening September 8 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Meet up in front of the Grenadier Restaurant. A variety of native plants that thrive in the Black Oak Savannah will be planted. There will also be work done in the The Boulevard Beds in front […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=e76d1a91ce&e=382fa4aa2e)

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