Ward 4 and City of Toronto News

Dear West Bend ,
My office has received many emails and phone calls regarding safe reopening of schools in September. While the Province and local school boards are responsible for the back to school plans, Toronto Public Health has been providing guidance to Toronto school boards on these plans to ensure a safer return to school for children.
Toronto Public Health is establishing a team of more than 70 nurses to provide support for schools as they reopen. Public health teams will also be providing mental health and well-being support in school settings, along with rapid-response outbreak investigation, case management and support the planning process for testing if a COVID-19 case is detected in a school setting.
The City is also gearing up to offer fall recreation programs beginning this October -toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/recreation (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=6f139ca1c7&e=382fa4aa2e) . Many community centres will also offer free recreation programs this fall, including leisure swimming and drop-in programs for children, youth and older adults. More information is available at toronto.ca/lowcostrecreation (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=9a6c788914&e=382fa4aa2e) . Registration for fall recreation programming will take place from September 12 to 16.
Modified Heat Relief Network
The City of Toronto’s modified Heat Relief Network features a wide array of cool spaces that are open during and beyond Heat Warnings and others open only during Heat Warnings. It includes pools, wading pools, splash pads, community centres and, during Heat Warnings, Emergency Cooling Centres (ECCs) for the public.
The network now includes 72 Toronto Public Library branches that are open for Stage 3 service, which can be used for cooling; 47 community centres and pools that have space, including lobby space and seating, for residents to use for indoor cooling; more than 300 aquatic amenities including the City’s 140 splash pads, 100 wading pools, 56 outdoor swimming pools and 29 indoor pools. An interactive map (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=3f2a22cc80&e=382fa4aa2e) is available online to help those who need to access a cool space find a location near them.
I will continue to update you with more information as they become available to me.
For any Ward 4 or City-related matters, email my office at councillor_perks.ca .
Sincerely, Gord
============================================================ Events and News – August 27, 2020 edition:

Virtual Community Consultation on the Rezoning Application: 1540-1550 Bloor Street West (N/W corner of Bloor and Dundas Street West) Published on Aug 27, 2020 04:57 pm City Planning is holding a Virtual Community Consultation Meeting on the Zoning Amendment and Rental Housing Demolition Applications for 1540-1550 Bloor Street West. It will be an opportunity to learn more about this application, ask questions and share your comments. The application proposes to amend the Zoning By-law to allow a 25-storey (80.6 metres high, […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=6fc95d24e4&e=382fa4aa2e)

Virtual Community Consultation on the 1521 Queen St West Rezoning Application Published on Aug 27, 2020 04:55 pm City Planning is holding a Virtual Community Consultation Meeting on the 1521 Queen Street West Re-Zoning Application. It will be an opportunity to learn more about this application, ask questions and share your comments. Your feedback will help inform the City’s evaluation of the proposed development. The application proposes to amend the Zoning By-law to […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=560f6cbb12&e=382fa4aa2e)

Major TTC initiatives/construction project updates in Parkdale-High Park Published on Aug 27, 2020 04:42 pm Runnymede Station Easier Access Project Runnymede is scheduled to become an accessible station at the end of 2020. Customers are now boarding all buses inside Runnymede Station’s bus loop. A portion of the bus loop will be occupied by construction material as the project continues to progress. The three elevator shafts have been built. Crews […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=e6f0fe704c&e=382fa4aa2e)

Drop off items for reuse, recycling and safe disposal at Community Environment Days Published on Aug 27, 2020 04:16 pm Community Environment Day events begin September 13 and will run on seven weekends until November 1. This year, Community Environment Days will be set up as drive-thru events at the City’s seven Drop-Off Depots. This is a great opportunity to help reduce the amount of reusable or recyclable waste going to landfill and to safely […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=29ea544ecd&e=382fa4aa2e)

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