Ward 4 and City of Toronto News

Dear West Bend
On Tuesday I had my first virtual town hall. Thank you to everyone that tuned in and asked some important questions on how we recover together. I look forward to having more discussions in the near future and to hear your questions and concerns.
My office has also received your emails, calls and messages regarding the tragic death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, the conduct of the police and our police budget. Thank you for your advocacy on this. Please see my website (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=530bc2a347&e=382fa4aa2e) for more detailed comments. We must continue to do, and demand, better.
For those that have been waiting for this service, I am happy to share that residents can start scheduling curbside pick-up of their reserved materials from Toronto Public Libraries starting June 8. Currently 70 branches across the City are also accepting return of materials through drop boxes. More details on the curbside services can be found online (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=268e5b9c8b&e=382fa4aa2e) .
The City of Toronto will begin to open some of its approximately 200 parks washrooms this week across the city following the Province of Ontario’s amendments to an order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. The reopening will occur in two phases. The first phase will have roughly 50 washroom sites opening by June 6, followed by the remaining locations by mid-June. In High Park, the Chess House & washroom (building #39) will be open. A list of locations washrooms and sanitation services are available on the City’s services webpage (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=0acec1bd19&e=382fa4aa2e) . Please read the guideline (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=b80b96e1d4&e=382fa4aa2e) s on safely using public washrooms. Due to COVID19 we will not be operating seasonal service on the 30 High Park route into High Park this year.
The City also announced a new quick-start program, CaféTO, that will make it easier for restaurant and bar owners to open patios, to expand them, and to access additional space for physical distancing and for that matter revenue generation during the summer months ahead. More information on this program will be available next week on toronto.ca/cafeto (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=e6e9c6a581&e=382fa4aa2e) .
If you have any questions on any Ward 4 or City-related matters, please contact my office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca (mailto:councillor_perks@toronto.ca) .
For the most updated information from the City, please visit toronto.ca/covid-19 (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=72d7508fda&e=382fa4aa2e) .
Sincerely,
Gord
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My comments regarding the conduct of the police and our police budget Published on Jun 04, 2020 05:08 pm Thank you for your emails, calls and messages regarding the tragic death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, the conduct of the police and our police budget. The SIU investigation is underway. I will be following the outcomes closely. Her family deserves answers, as do we all. There are many who question the SIU process and demand reform. […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=50dea60da1&e=382fa4aa2e)

Join Progress Toronto in calling for a New Deal for Toronto Published on Jun 04, 2020 05:03 pm Progress Toronto has put together a petition urging the Federal and Provincial governments to provide immediate financial relief to cities and commit to a new deal, a new relationship, with our city to help us build a Toronto that works for everyone. gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=ccf05f7991&e=382fa4aa2e Just as so many Torontonians are struggling to pay rent and put […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=f1027e7abe&e=382fa4aa2e)

City invites public input on Recovery and Rebuild efforts Published on Jun 04, 2020 04:15 pm The City announced the launch of an outreach and consultation initiative to engage residents, communities and businesses, and to seek their perspectives on how the City can recover, rebuild and emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic even stronger. Toronto’s recovery and rebuilding in the months to come will be guided by public health considerations and provincial […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=5e8ba0693b&e=382fa4aa2e)

Daily Migration Virtual Art Workshops: Call for Participation Published on Jun 04, 2020 03:57 pm The STEPS Initiative and visual artist Shalak Attack invite you to apply to be part of a unique virtual workshop series that explores the stories and experiences of newcomers in the Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto. Up to 20 Participants will have the opportunity to work directly with Shalak Attack, while connecting with others and developing […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=b65b0fbbe5&e=382fa4aa2e)

ActiveTO road closures this weekend Published on Jun 04, 2020 03:02 pm The City will close sections of three major roads this weekend, in total making more than 10 kilometres of roadway available for walking, running and biking, as part of ActiveTO. This weekend, the closure on Lake Shore Boulevard West will return and the Lake Shore Boulevard East closure will be extended east to Leslie Street. […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=2494c8d670&e=382fa4aa2e)

City working with large downtown employers to extend working from home efforts Published on Jun 04, 2020 10:16 am City of Toronto and a number of the city’s other major downtown employers, as well as Toronto’s post-secondary institutions, will continue to support employees, where possible, to work from home until September at the earliest. This effort is part of the work the City is doing to keep pressure off the TTC and Metrolinx as […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=da9ff2b85d&e=382fa4aa2e)

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