Ward 4 and City of Toronto News

In the October 10, 2019 edition: * West Queen West Study and Heritage Conservation District Update – Community Meeting * Heritage Grant Program 2019 Reminder * Heritage Toronto * Pet Food and Dog Coat Drive for Animal Services * Call For Community-Led Public Arts Projects Seeking Support * High Park ZooBoo! * Block by Block Toronto Launch Events * High Park Playground Revitalization * Junction Area Study Improvements * Runnymede & Keele Station Bus Loop Closure Info * Not Down the Drain * Queen Street Towing Pilot Launched to Reduce Traffic Delays

** West Queen West Study and Heritage Conservation District Update – Community Meeting ———————————————————— Published on Oct 10, 2019 03:52 pm The City is holding a meeting on the West Queen West & Parkdale Main Street Planning Study to present draft Official Plan policies. Information on the West Queen West & Parkdale Main Street Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Plans will also be provided at the Open House. We welcome your comments and there will be opportunities […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=59ee6662c9&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Heritage Grant Program 2019 Reminder ———————————————————— Published on Oct 10, 2019 11:00 am Heritage Grant 2019 Program: Not-for-Profit Organizations Toronto’s inaugural Not-for-Profit Recognition Day on October 2, 2019 celebrates the important contribution that non-profit community organizations make to our city and communities. Not-for-profit organizations that own or operate out of heritage house-form buildings designated under Part IV or Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act are encouraged to apply […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=48ee9e25a2&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Heritage Toronto ———————————————————— Published on Oct 10, 2019 10:49 am Heritage Toronto will distribute 45 luxury hotel room vouchers to Toronto-based volunteer-supported community organizations to support their fundraising and programming efforts. The deadline to apply to receive one of the vouchers is October 18. Full details can be found here: gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=30a0c27b14&e=382fa4aa2e Students and young professionals in the first five years of their career are invited […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=068dc5deb0&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Pet Food and Dog Coat Drive for Animal Services ———————————————————— Published on Oct 10, 2019 10:47 am Animal Services is collecting pet food and large dog coats for the Homeless Connect Toronto event on October 27. Patrons of the event can access essential resources on housing, employment, ID clinics, health care, and other services under one roof. Animal Services provides basic veterinary care, free spay/neuter services for the pets, as well as […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=250d9a80ec&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Call For Community-Led Public Arts Projects Seeking Support ———————————————————— Published on Oct 09, 2019 02:52 pm STEPS.Activate: Community is back for a second year, aimed at supporting community groups, non-arts based organizations, and social service agencies in developing community-engaged, public art initiatives. The deadline to apply is November 4, 2019 by 5pm. For more information, please visit gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=72dbc3c3d1&e=382fa4aa2e Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=122673c1c2&e=382fa4aa2e)

** High Park ZooBoo! ———————————————————— Published on Oct 09, 2019 01:07 pm The High Park ZooBoo is coming up soon! Come out on October 19th from 12pm-3pm for an inflatable corn maze, mask making, pumpkin games, and more! Toronto Fire and Police will be there to let children play with a fire truck and police cruiser. Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=673b315e33&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Block by Block Toronto Launch Events ———————————————————— Published on Oct 09, 2019 11:44 am On October 18 the Toronto Ward Museum will launch Block by Block Toronto, a participatory, multimedia project that engages diverse young people in the collection and interpretation of oral histories from across the city. By training young people to interview community members about their lived experiences, the project preserves and animates stories of migration, settlement […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=f3b9f7e97c&e=382fa4aa2e)

** High Park Playground Revitalization ———————————————————— Published on Oct 08, 2019 01:59 pm The City of Toronto has currently closed down the North Playground at High Park for repairs and upgrades. The City will be making improvements to the playground area with new playground equipment and structures, and also rehabilitating the wading pool. The work is expected to be completed for the Spring of 2020. Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=408a602bde&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Junction Area Study Improvements ———————————————————— Published on Oct 07, 2019 04:54 pm The TTC conducted a review of bus routes in the Junction Area with the goal of reducing customer journey time and providing more continuous service along major corridors. In May 2018, TTC staff proposed service improvements to the bus network, which included more service on Parkside Drive and changes to the routes along the St. […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=185f08e0b3&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Runnymede & Keele Station Bus Loop Closure Info ———————————————————— Published on Oct 07, 2019 04:45 pm As part of the TTC’s commitment to provide accessible transit, construction is underway at Runnymede to install new elevators. Runnymede Station is scheduled to become accessible at the end of 2020. Construction has been progressing and I would like to provide you with an update on the next phase of work. Here is an overview […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=0968ff0913&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Not Down the Drain ———————————————————— Published on Oct 07, 2019 02:33 pm Not Down the Drain: Do you know what can and can’t go down your drain? Putting the wrong things in your pipes can cause basement flooding; pollute streams, rivers and the Lake; as well as clogging City pipes requiring expensive repairs. Please don’t put grease, wipes and dental floss down the drain. Find out more […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=e746852326&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Queen Street Towing Pilot Launched to Reduce Traffic Delays ———————————————————— Published on Oct 04, 2019 09:31 am The City announced a new towing pilot program along Queen Street beginning Monday, October 7. The Queen Street Towing Pilot is a data-driven measure that will run approximately six to eight weeks during afternoon rush hour. The pilot location is Queen Street between Fallingbrook Road (to the east) and Roncesvalles Avenue (to the west). Tow […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=2ea5d22371&e=382fa4aa2e)

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