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Dear West Bend
Today, we held our second virtual City Council meeting where we voted to approve the installation of approximately 25 kilometres of new bikeways, along with the final approval and acceleration of 15-kilometres of cycling routes previously planned for this year, for a total of approximately 40 kilometres of on-street cycling lanes approved for accelerated installation in 2020.
Part of the approved project is the Bloor West Bikeway Extension which will extend the existing Bloor bike lanes westward from Shaw Street to Runnymede Road. This bike lane will also connect to the West End Rail Path and High Park. It is a great achievement for our City. Thank you to all the community members and advocates for your hard work in making this happen.
Starting Monday, June 1, drop boxes at all accessible Toronto Library branches will open to accept returns. Library members can continue to place holds online, through the TPL website at www.torontopubliclibrary.ca, and will then be able to pick up their materials through a curbside pick-up service which will be available in early June.
The reopening framework provided by the Province of Ontario and the advice of the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Toronto Medical Officer of Health, will be incorporated to ensure best practices within libraries as well as for the safe delivery of curbside service. The suspension of fines implemented when the pandemic began will continue until regular service resumes.
While the City works to ensure services and businesses are safely reopened, the transition has not and will not be easy. At this time, I urge you to continue following Public Health advice and practice physical distancing whenever possible to do so and wear a mask when unable to practice physical distancing.
For the most updated information from the City, visit www.toronto.ca/covid-19 .
Sincerely,
Gord
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My Virtual Town Hall is happening June 2nd, 7pm. Send in your comments! Published on May 28, 2020 05:25 pm While our city, along with the rest of the world, faces this difficult time, I have been comforted by the outpouring of help and support our Parkdale – High Park community has shared with each other. Seeing residents provide a helping hand to their neighbours, supporting our local restaurants and businesses, and donate meals to […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=ac8586e03e&e=382fa4aa2e)

My comments at Council on the Housing Now Initiative – May 28, 2020 Published on May 28, 2020 05:16 pm Today, Toronto City Council approved the second phase of Housing Now. Here are my comments on the importance of socially owned housing. ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=e1c7380497&e=382fa4aa2e)

Junction Farmers Market is Online! Starts May 30th Published on May 28, 2020 04:44 pm Your favourite JFM vendors will have pre-packaged market boxes in various sizes and price points. Find the list of vendors and items on their website gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=449eabaccc&e=382fa4aa2e. Their ordering window opens at 5 pm every Saturday and closes at 11:59 pm every Wednesday for the following Saturday pick-up – so make sure to plan in advance! […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=45a912ce64&e=382fa4aa2e)

TTC Safety Measures Published on May 28, 2020 04:37 pm The document below is an overview of measures TTC continues to take to keep riders safe and well informed. ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=d792ad2730&e=382fa4aa2e)

High Park Stewards Presents Weird and Wonderful Plants Published on May 28, 2020 04:32 pm SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm WEIRD AND WONDERFUL PLANTS Heather Jerrard shows us interesting plant specimens, gardening tips and tricks and combinations for low maintenance outdoor spaces. You’re invited to attend this special, online presentation about interesting plant specimens, conversation starters in the garden, natives, edibles, and planting combinations for outdoor spaces […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=772f67519c&e=382fa4aa2e)

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June 2nd, 2020 at 7pm 
View this email in your browser (mailchi.mp/128edd8feced/change-in-virtual-town-hall-date-and-corrected-email-address?e=382fa4aa2e) Dear West Bend
Due to a Council meeting scheduled on May 28, my virtual town hall meeting date has been rescheduled to Tuesday, June 2^nd, 2020.
While our city, along with the rest of the world, faces this difficult time, I have been comforted by the outpouring of help and support our Parkdale – High Park community has shared with each other. Seeing residents provide a helping hand to their neighbours, supporting our local restaurants and businesses, and donate meals to our health care workers has been heartwarming. I feel it is more important than ever that we come together, not only to get through this pandemic, but to rebuild a stronger, more just society for all residents of Toronto.
Next Tuesday, June 2nd I will be hosting a Facebook Live Town Hall at 7:00 pm to discuss both the current recovery efforts, and what we as a society can do moving forward. I would love to hear your thoughts, ideas, and questions. As this will be our first virtual Town Hall, I am sure there will be some bumps in the road, but by working together our community can take an active role defining what type of city emerges from the recovery effort.
To help start the process, please email a question with the subject line, “Town Hall” in advance to ward04@toronto.ca (mailto:ward04@toronto.ca) or by replying to this email. Please include your name, and what neighbourhood you live in. I hope to see you on Tuesday, June 2 at facebook.com/GordPerks .
Sincerely,
Gord
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Dear West Bend ,
While our city, along with the rest of the world, faces this difficult time, I have been comforted by the outpouring of help and support our Parkdale – High Park community has shared with each other. Seeing residents provide a helping hand to their neighbours, supporting our local restaurants and businesses, and donate meals to our health care workers has been heartwarming. I feel it is more important than ever that we come together, not only to get through this pandemic, but to rebuild a stronger, more just society for all residents of Toronto.
Next Thursday, May 28 I will be hosting a Facebook Live Town Hall at 7:00 pm to discuss both the current recovery efforts, and what we as a society can do moving forward. I would love to hear your thoughts, ideas, and questions. As this will be our first virtual Town Hall, I am sure there will be some bumps in the road, but by working together our community can take an active role defining what type of city emerges from the recovery effort.
To help start the process, please email a question with the subject line, “Town Hall” in advance to ward4@toronto.ca, including your name, and what neighbourhood you live in. I hope to see you on Thursday, May 28 at facebook.com/GordPerks.
Following the Province of Ontario’s amendments to an order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, the City has lifted some restrictions related to vehicle access into High Park. On weekdays (Monday through Friday) vehicle access into the park will again be permitted. However, as part of Active TO, on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays), High Park will only be accessible to foot traffic to allow for physical distancing.
The City is opening over 850 park amenities and expanding ActiveTO major road closures this weekend.
Along with these measures and the weather warming up, more people will be outdoors. I urge you to continue staying two metres apart and where physical distancing can absolutely not be maintained, wear face masks or face coverings in public.
Continue visiting toronto.ca/covid-19 for the most up-to-date information from the City.
Gord Events and News – May 21, 2020 edition: * Over 850 park amenities to open this week * Parts of Lake Shore Blvd to be closed May 23 & 24 for ActiveTO

** Over 850 park amenities to open this week ———————————————————— Published on May 21, 2020 01:05 pm Following the Province of Ontario’s amendments to an order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, the City will open more than 850 park amenities this week. The City moved quickly Tuesday to open more than 70 off-leash dog parks across Toronto. Five BMX locations, 14 skateboard parks and four disc golf locations opened […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=e3245233c7&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Parts of Lake Shore Blvd to be closed May 23 & 24 for ActiveTO ———————————————————— Published on May 21, 2020 12:52 pm City of Toronto will expand its ActiveTO major road closures footprint this weekend to provide residents with more space to physically distance while outdoors and getting exercise, while helping stop the spread of COVID-19. Vehicle access on parts of more major roads will be closed for walking, running and biking this Saturday and Sunday. The […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=83bed3b698&e=382fa4aa2e)

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Dear West Bend ,
The City launched ShopHERE, a program to help Toronto independent businesses and artists open a free online store to minimize the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The online store will be built and launched for free in just a matter of days. Hands-on support will be provided throughout the entire process from volunteer website developers and marketing and business students.
Toronto independent businesses and artists can sign up for their free online store at digitalmainstreet.ca/shophere.
For those who are home and looking for new challenges, the newCity of Toronto Stay, Play and Learn At Home webpage, (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=c43853d147&e=382fa4aa2e) has a list of free virtual programming and activities to help residents stay active, stay engaged, have fun and learn new things while practicing physical distancing or self-isolating at home. This includes dance, fitness, art activities, science, book clubs, live music, museum tours and so much more. There’s something in the listing for every age group. It includes links to virtual programs from EarlyON centres for children, as well as from Seniors Active Living Centres.
This past week, the Province announced funding for childcare centres to cover their fixed operating costs and waiving licencing application and renewal fees. While the City is supportive of the Provincial and the Federal government subsidies and benefits to small businesses and individuals, there has been no direct funding for municipalities.
Due to the pandemic, the City is losing $65 million a week in revenue and facing financial uncertainty. Years of tax cuts on the provincial and federal levels have been paid for by downloading services onto municipalities and made municipalities reliant on user fees. It’s the collapse of user-fee revenue that is will cause the collapse of municipally delivered services.
Community stakeholders, activists, governments and academics have been putting their mind to how we protect and grow our municipally delivered services to lead our City into a robust recovery.
To stay updated on the City’s response to COVID-19, visit toronto.ca/covid-19 .
Gord Events and News – May 14, 2020 edition: * Updates from Toronto Building and City Planning * PARC fundraiser for Parkdale Solidarity Fund: Mutual Aid Parkdale * Support Local Businesses * Housing and Shelter Resources – Rent Bank & FMTA Housing Workshops

** Updates from Toronto Building and City Planning ———————————————————— Published on May 14, 2020 10:41 am Permits:As of this week, all Toronto Building permitting and inspection services are being offered. Some of the services are modified with new applications being accepted electronically only and in-person inspection protocols have been established to ensure health and safety. Some staff have been reassigned to permitting in order to improve response times to permit requests. […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=4f813ac824&e=382fa4aa2e)

** PARC fundraiser for Parkdale Solidarity Fund: Mutual Aid Parkdale ———————————————————— Published on May 14, 2020 10:00 am Mutual Aid Parkdale is a neighbourhood group organized on the core principle of practicing solidarity in times of crisis. In responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, they have been safely reaching out to hundreds of neighbours and checking in on them to see what material and social support they need by sharing what they have, purchasing […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=146b084d6f&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Support Local Businesses ———————————————————— Published on May 14, 2020 09:45 am Small businesses are especially affected during this pandemic. That is why we encourage you to shop local, from small independent businesses. As curbside pick up becomes available for many retail stores, please continue to follow Public Health advice and maintain physical distancing. Click below on individual BIAs for updates on businesses in their area. The […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=8f0731ffb3&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Housing and Shelter Resources – Rent Bank & FMTA Housing Workshops ———————————————————— Published on May 13, 2020 01:29 pm This weekend, Federation of Metro Tenant Association (FMTA) is leading housing workshops: To receive invitations to join them, you’ll need to register by emailing the FMTA at: totenantschool@torontotenants.org TCHC TENANTS AND COVID-19 (Saturday May 16) ORGANIZING FOR CHANGE: BUILDING TENANT POWER DURING AND AFTER COVID-19 (Sunday May 17) If you are behind on rent or […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=36ca2313bd&e=382fa4aa2e)

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Dear Ward 4 residents,
This week is Mental Health Week. As this is a particularly challenging time for many of us, I would like to remind you that if you or someone you know needs help, mental health support and resources are available by calling 211 or visiting gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=82b33c3f91&e=382fa4aa2e.
As per the Province’s amendments to an Order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, community gardens will begin to open this week on a location-by-location basis and allotment gardens will begin to open during the week of May. This will coincide with the resumption of regular yard waste collection. By fully resuming this seasonal collection, gardening and outdoor work will be further enabled. I hope this encourages residents to continue to stay home.
Earlier this week, the Province announced reopening of certain businesses as long as they comply with strict public health measures and open safely during the COVID-19 outbreak. As of Friday all nurseries and garden centres can open and on Saturday hardware stores can fully open. All retail stores with a street entrance can reopen for curb side pickup on Monday. For the latest information, please read the Government of Ontario’s list of essential businesses (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=eacc2d3916&e=382fa4aa2e) . Ontario businesses who have questions about the emergency order can call the Province’s toll-free line: 1-888-444-3659.
In addition to loosening restrictions on retail store, the Province is also allowing below-grade multi-unit residential construction projects like apartments and condominiums to begin and existing above-grade projects to continue. I will share more information on the City’s response as it becomes available.
The City announced the new ActiveTO program being developed by Toronto Public Health and Transportation Services to provide more space for people walking and cycling as well as transit riders to allow for better physical distancing as part of the city’s restart and recovery. As part of ActiveTO, the Ctiy will expand the Cycling Network Plan and create “Quiet Streets” enabling local car traffic only.
It is critical to our response that people who are homeless and who are ill with COVID-19 have a safe space to recover outside of the shelter system to prevent the spread of infection. As part of City of Toronto’s comprehensive three tier response to COVID-19 for people experiencing homelessness, a second recovery program will open this week and enhanced PPE measures will be in place across the shelter system. The new site has a capacity for up to 250 individuals who test positive for COVID-19.
For accurate, up-to-date information on COVID-19, continue visiting toronto.ca/covid-19.
Gord Events and News – May 07, 2020 edition: * Revised due to date for City of Toronto property tax and utility bills

** Revised due to date for City of Toronto property tax and utility bills ———————————————————— Published on May 06, 2020 03:50 pm The 60-day grace period for property tax, utility bill payments and late penalties extended by the City during the COVID-19 response ends on May 15. There are important changes to instalment amounts and due dates for customers on all payment schedules. All customers will receive a mailed notification of their revised interim bill due dates. […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=404e82d259&e=382fa4aa2e)

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Dear Ward 4 residents,
Thank you for continuing to stay in your homes and practicing physical distancing.
While the City encourages Torontonians to stay home as much as possible, people who cannot afford home internet face barriers to receiving public health information, pandemic support services, and emergency income supports and have difficulty staying connected to family and friends.
To help extend free internet to low-income neighbourhoods, the City and partners will connect 25 large residential apartment buildings in low-income neighbourhoods with temporary free internet, with the first buildings deployed starting in early May.
The City of Toronto’s Technology Services Division has deployed free 24/7 Wi-Fi access throughout all 10 City-operated long-term care homes. These new Wi-Fi hot spots will allow residents to stay connected to friends and family who are not able to visit during the pandemic and help alleviate the feeling of social isolation.
At times like this, connection is more important than ever.
As announced last week, due to the concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, the City has made the decision to close High Park during the cherry blossom bloom period. With the peak bloom period about to begin, the City will close High Park, starting today, Thursday, April 30.
During the park closure, residents will be able to enjoy the cherry blossom bloom virtually. As with many experiences during COVID-19, this virtual presentation of the blossoms shows that we can always find new ways to come together as a community. For more information and links to the videos visit toronto.ca/cherryblossoms .
For daily updates with the latest information, please visit toronto.ca/covid-19 .
For questions on any Ward 4 or City-related matter, contact our office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca (mailto:councillor_perks@toronto.ca) .
Gord Events and News – April 30, 2020 edition: * My comments at Council – April 30th, 2020 * High Park Nature Centre – Virtual Jane’s Walk events – May 3rd

** My comments at Council – April 30th, 2020 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 30, 2020 04:51 pm Today at Council, I advocated for a more democratic and equitable process for public decision making. To watch the full Council meeting visit gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=40d8c5d56f&e=382fa4aa2e Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=63de035578&e=382fa4aa2e)

** High Park Nature Centre – Virtual Jane’s Walk events – May 3rd ———————————————————— Published on Apr 30, 2020 03:36 pm Jane’s Walk: Medicine Wonder Wander along Niwa’ah onega’haih’ih (colonial name: Humber River) Sunday May 3, 1:00 – 3:00 pm Taiaiako’n Historical Preservation Society members Donna Powless and Catherine Tammaro will welcome us with traditional teachings, followed by a Wonder Wander with Joce Two-Crows Tremblay along Niwa’ah onega’haih’ih. As we witness the many medicines, plants, animals, […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=bbc4d3b09e&e=382fa4aa2e)

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Dear Ward 4 residents,
I am continuing to receive multiple updates each day on the City’s response and I am working hard to share that information with you through my social media channels and in email updates like this.
This year, to encourage residents to stay home and stay safe, High Park will be closed during the pre-bloom and peak boom period of the Cherry Blossom trees. The City is working on a virtual walk-through of the blossoming trees in High Park. While this will be disappointing news both for people who love the Cherry Blossoms, and people who regularly use the park, our first duty is to keep each other safe.
Due to the economic impact of COVID-19, many local businesses are in need of short-term economic support and a recovery plan. The City has therefore increased the funding for Digital Main Street Program and launched an online support centre for businesses. Find details on these programs and information on additional resources at toronto.ca/covid19BusinessTO
This morning I received that news that TTC is laying off 1,200 employees. This is terrible. Laying off front line workers delivering critical services and reducing services in the middle of a crisis is not the answer. This is clear evidence that federal and provincial governments should be supporting cities at this time. This morning, Federation of Canadian Municipalities also posted their public appeal for emergency funding (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=d0e0ab8f61&e=382fa4aa2e) to address severe revenue shortfalls during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City is working hard to support the evolving medical needs of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The TTC and Paramedic Services are working together to repurpose five decommissioned TTC buses to safely transport both ambulatory and stretcher-bound patients, including those on ventilators. Modifications to three busses were complete on Tuesday and two are underway.
I know these are stressful times but I am heartened by the efforts of everyone, especially our healthcare workers, to fight this pandemic and save lives. I am confident we will get through this thanks to their hard work and everyone wholeheartedly following the advice from our public health professionals.
Be sure to check toronto.ca/covid-19 for daily updates with the latest health advice and information about City services and social supports.
Sincerely,
Gord
Events and News – April 23, 2020 edition: * My thoughts on Municipal Finance * 3194 Dundas Street West Development Update

** My thoughts on Municipal Finance ———————————————————— Published on Apr 23, 2020 04:55 pm Click here to read it as a twitter thread. Today the Federation of Canadian Municipalities put out a statement asking for $10 -15 Billion in direct federal aid to Cities. This raises some deep questions about public finance, public services and the relationships between orders of government. The COVID outbreak put an enormous strain on all […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=cc7da0fdab&e=382fa4aa2e)

** 3194 Dundas Street West Development Update ———————————————————— Published on Apr 23, 2020 03:56 pm A rezoning application has been filed by Gairloch Developments to construct an 8-storey mixed-use building at 3194 Dundas Street West. The application proposes 122 m2 of non –residential space at grade, with 88 residential units above, and 55 car parking spaces below. Details are available on the City’s Application Information Centre here. A pre-application meeting was held on […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=365997ee79&e=382fa4aa2e)

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Dear Ward 4 residents,
The advice from Toronto’s public health officials has been clear and consistent: to stop the community spread of this deadly virus, we must reduce all contact with others as much as possible.
To assist residents experiencing stress and anxiety due to being isolated, quarantined with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, experiencing financial hardships or other mental health stressors, the City has partnered with key mental health service providers to support the mental wellbeing of Toronto’s most vulnerable residents during this time.
Residents can call 211 to access support and get connected to one of seven primary mental health service partners (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=2802491ff1&e=382fa4aa2e) for direct phone support. Mental health service information is also available at 211toronto.ca.
During this time, individuals experiencing homelessness are particularly vulnerable. There are currently 30 confirmed client cases of COVID-19 in the city’s emergency shelter system. The City, with the help of our community and heath sector partners has put measures in place for active screening, testing and providing isolation spaces to slow transmission and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on our emergency shelter system.
We have moved over 1,000 people to programs that meet a range of client needs, including spaces in community centers, hotel rooms, and permanent housing and we are on track to move another 1000 into new spaces by April 30.
While these measures are being taken to directly address the issue at hand, I have and will continue to advocate for permanent housing for all to fight for housing as a human right.
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Sincerely,
Gord Events and News – April 16, 2020 edition: * Suspension of Planning Timelines * 1488 Queen Street West Development Update * 1375 Queen Street West Development Update * City of Toronto expands Digital Main Street program to help local businesses during COVID-19 pandemic * City of Toronto urges drivers to obey rules of the road * City of Toronto to continue yard waste collection for another two weeks – April 20 – May 1, 2020 * City of Toronto begins sweeping streets this week as part of spring cleanup

** Suspension of Planning Timelines ———————————————————— Published on Apr 16, 2020 04:24 pm The Government of Ontario’s Emergency Order (O. Reg 73/20) under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act suspends limitation periods and procedural time periods set out in legislation and regulation. This suspension of time periods applies to all Planning Act procedural timelines, including complete application and decision timelines. This includes Committee of Adjustment timelines to […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=1c4a5b6e72&e=382fa4aa2e)

** 1488 Queen Street West Development Update ———————————————————— Published on Apr 16, 2020 04:21 pm A rezoning application to construct a 6-storey building has been filed for 1488 Queen St West, current site of Guardian Drugs. The application proposes 190 m2 of non –residential gfa with 29 residential dwelling units and 3 parking space. Details are available on the City’s Application Information Centre at gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=1b63156a88&e=382fa4aa2e A pre-application meeting was held […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=6fe84a96ae&e=382fa4aa2e)

** 1375 Queen Street West Development Update ———————————————————— Published on Apr 16, 2020 04:18 pm A rezoning application has been filed by Skale Developments to construct an 8-storey mixed-use building at 1375 Queen St West, at Close Ave. The application proposes 443 m2 of non –residential gfa with 46 rental dwelling units and 1 car share parking space. Details are available on the City’s Application Information Centre at gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=e83c2aa190&e=382fa4aa2e A […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=125219b0ac&e=382fa4aa2e)

** City of Toronto expands Digital Main Street program to help local businesses during COVID-19 pandemic ———————————————————— Published on Apr 16, 2020 04:15 pm Digital Main Street was created by the City of Toronto and the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) in 2016 to assist main street businesses in growing their operations through technology with easy to use tools and resources. Since its launch, the Digital Main Street program has engaged more than 6,000 Toronto businesses and […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=57d242d1cf&e=382fa4aa2e)

** City of Toronto urges drivers to obey rules of the road ———————————————————— Published on Apr 16, 2020 04:12 pm The City of Toronto is urging drivers to slow down, stay alert and obey the rules of the road to save lives, keep streets safe and accessible, prevent traffic-related collisions and reduce the strain on the city’s healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic. Toronto’s medical officer of health and all City officials continue to urge […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=a206e615da&e=382fa4aa2e)

** City of Toronto to continue yard waste collection for another two weeks – April 20 – May 1, 2020 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 16, 2020 01:25 pm The City of Toronto will continue yard waste collection for another two weeks from April 20 to May 1 to accommodate residents. The start of seasonal yard waste collection was suspended in March as part of the City’s COVID-19 response to ensure adequate staffing levels to continue the core collection of garbage, blue bin (recycling) […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=4de2dbb20c&e=382fa4aa2e)

** City of Toronto begins sweeping streets this week as part of spring cleanup ———————————————————— Published on Apr 16, 2020 01:24 pm Beginning this week, street sweepers are busy cleaning up dirt and debris from Toronto’s streets to help keep roadways clean and safe. Street sweeping is taking place during the day and in the evenings, servicing both neighbourhood and main roads throughout April. Street sweeping helps to remove dust, dirt and other contaminants that would otherwise […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=facbd6192a&e=382fa4aa2e)

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To help slow the rate of COVID-19 infection, the City of Toronto has cancelled programs and closed a number of facilities. The tentative date for services to resume is April 5. At this time, my constituency office hours will be postponed until further notice. My staff and I are working remotely and can be contacted at 416-392-7919 or councillor_perks@toronto.ca . For more information on COVID-19 and for the list of affected City services and daily updates, visit toronto.ca/Covid-19 (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=570228171c&e=382fa4aa2e) . Events and News – April 09, 2020 edition: * City of Toronto to resume yard waste pickup from April 6 to April 17, 2020 * Scheduled Community Environment Days in May & June are cancelled

** City of Toronto to resume yard waste pickup from April 6 to April 17, 2020 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 09, 2020 03:16 pm City of Toronto to resume yard waste pickup for two weeks to accommodate resident needs The City of Toronto is resuming yard waste collection for a period of two weeks, beginning Monday, April 6 to Friday, April 17. The start of seasonal yard waste collection was suspended as part of the City’s COVID-19 response to […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=3152d29cbf&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Scheduled Community Environment Days in May & June are cancelled ———————————————————— Published on Apr 09, 2020 03:14 pm Community Environment Days are held every year from April to September to help reduce the amount of reusable, recyclable or household hazardous waste going into landfill. Solid Waste Management Services Staff have advised our office that all Community Environment Day events for the month of May and June have been cancelled amid the global COVID-19 […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=fb7aae9252&e=382fa4aa2e)

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