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In the March 29, 2018 edition:

Roncesvalles Carhouse – Upcoming construction

Published on Mar 28, 2018 04:50 pm      
Friends, TTC will construct an addition to the existing carhouse building and undertake track renewal at Roncesvalles Yard. Removal of the existing concrete and track will commence on April 2, 2018. Please see the below for more information. Gord Perks
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Easter Holiday Drop-Ins and Meal Programs

Published on Mar 28, 2018 02:00 pm      
The Toronto Drop-In Network’s list of drop-in services and meals for Easter weekend (Friday, March 30, 2018 – Monday, April 2, 2018) can be accessed through this link: tdin.ca/resource.php?id=555 The Parkdale Activity and Recreation Centre (PARC) at 1499 Queen St. West will be serving meals during the Easter weekend. Please share with your neighbours.
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In the March 22, 2018 edition:

2018 Clean Toronto Together – April 20 – 22

Published on Mar 22, 2018 11:47 am      
All groups must register their cleanup at livegreentoronto.ca .
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Laneway Suites Review Consultation – March 29, 2018

Published on Mar 22, 2018 11:44 am      
“Changing Lanes” is a City of Toronto initiative studying how the City might allow and regulate laneway suites on the numerous laneways within the Toronto and East York District of the City. The purpose of this community meeting is to present a set of draft policy changes and regulations to allow the construction of laneway […]
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TTC Notice: Keele Station Improvements March 25 – April 1, 2018

Published on Mar 20, 2018 11:33 am      
TTC Notice – Keele Stn Power Upgrade – March 2018 (gordperks.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/TTC-Notice-Keele-Stn-Power-Upgrade-March-2018.pdf)
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421 Roncesvalles Development Update

Published on Mar 19, 2018 03:34 pm      
Friends, Re: 421 Roncesvalles Avenue: Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Pre-Hearing Update and Demolition of a Designated Heritage Property- Toronto Preservation Board Notification I am writing to update you on the 421 Roncesvalles Avenue OMB prehearing conference that took place on Wednesday, March 14th and to provide notification of the Toronto Preservation Board Meeting to review […]
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High Park Stewards invite you to Nature, Restoration and Health – March 25, 2018

Published on Mar 19, 2018 02:17 pm      
You are invited by the High Park Stewards to Nature, Restoration and Health – March 25. Join the High Park Stewards on March 25 for our final winter speaker presentation by Ben Porchuk. Ecologist, Forest Therapy Leader, Writer on Nature, Ecological Restoration and Health. 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, HOWARD PARK TENNIS CLUB, 430 Parkside […]
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Annual Candlelight Walk in Support of Climate Action – Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Published on Mar 19, 2018 01:25 pm      
Roncesvalles & Parkdale – Canada’s longest running neighbourhood Earth Hour event is focussing on proactive strategies to prepare communities for the effects of climate change. Since 2010 businesses along Roncesvalles Avenue and now many along Queen Street West, have been dimming their lights for Earth Hour as candle holding walkers gather, then walk, to symbolically […]
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TTC Notice: Rail Maintenance – Dundas St West at Sorauren and Howard Park

Published on Mar 19, 2018 12:47 pm      
TTC Notice – essential rail repairs on Dundas West – March 2018 (gordperks.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/TTC-Notice-essential-rail-repairs-on-Dundas-West-March-2018.pdf)
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Transit Notice: 501/301 Queen Route – Update

Published on Mar 19, 2018 11:59 am      
Please see below for more information on updates for 501/301 Queen route service west of Roncesvalles Ave.
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Events happening from now until June at High Park & Parkdale Libraries

Published on Mar 19, 2018 11:48 am      
Here are the events happening at High Park and Parkdale Libraries from now till June: www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?N=37867+33132+33162&Ns=p_pub_date_sort&Nso=0 You can also stay up-to-date with the latest library news and upcoming programs by signing up for our What’s On at the Library enewsletter: tpl.ca/e-news
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City of Toronto Spring 2018 Prescribed Burn in High Park

Published on Mar 19, 2018 11:40 am      
The exact timing of the burn is highly dependent on weather conditions and difficult to predict in advance. The weather will be closely monitored and when a date has been selected a confirmation notice will be sent 24-48hours prior to ignition.
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West Bend Community Association March 2018 Newsletter

Happy Springtime!

Hello West Benders,

We are in the final days of Winter! In about a month, the High Park cherry blossoms will be in bloom and our thoughts will turn to actively greening the West Bend.

Interested in creating your own Rain Garden?  Local community organizations will be co-hosting a workshop with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority on Wednesday, April 25th.  Thinking that plain spot in your yard could use a tree?  Pre-register to pick one up for free at this year’s Wanda Street Party on Saturday, June 9th.  Details will be available in the next few weeks.

Trees aren’t the only things springing up around the neighbourhood.  We’re getting more buildings. One large one under construction by the subway station and two more proposed up by the Junction.  Public meetings are occurring now and the Community feedback period is open.  Once the shovels are in the ground, its too late to have any say on whether there should be less height, more affordable units, a smaller billboard, bigger sidewalks, or anything else that’s important to you.

Were you aware that electoral ward boundaries have changed?  The West Bend neighbourhood will no longer be a part of a ‘downtown’ ward as we become the eastern-most neighbourhood of a ward that includes High Park to the Humber River, all the way up to railroad tracks just north of Dundas.  We will be selecting a different City Councillor and a new Member of Provincial Parliament this year!

Come to our monthly meeting this Wednesday to find out more!

 

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West Bend March 2018 Meeting
Wednesday, March 21st @7:00pm (This Wednesday!)
Indian Road Crescent Public School – Second floor staff room

Our regular monthly meeting, where we sync up on events of the past month, and plan for the months ahead.  Heads up; 2 local-impacting elections this year, and no incumbents for the West Bend in either.  Let’s do what we can to make sure we have good representation!

 

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In the March 15, 2018 edition:

Parkdale Neighbourhood Community Meeting – March 20th, 2018

Published on Mar 15, 2018 10:10 am      
Hear about new opportunities in your neighbourhood such as Neighbourhood Grants and local funding and economic opportunities. For any further information, contact Rebecca.Bassey@toronto.ca or call 416-895-9230.
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2639 Dundas Street West Developer Presentation

Published on Mar 15, 2018 10:02 am      
Presentation shared by the developer at the March 7th, 2018 Community Meeting: A copy of the Preliminary Report providing background information can be viewed at www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-112504.pdf
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Greenest City: Growing the Future

Published on Mar 14, 2018 04:15 pm      
Greenest City Fundraiser Enjoy the goodness of food prepared by Parkdale chefs in the intimate setting of the Tempered Room, steps away from Greenest City. Wednesday, March 21, 6pm – 10pm A night out with good friends, good food and a great cause. Buy a ticket
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Changing Lanes: The City of Toronto’s Review of Laneway Suites – March 29 – Community Meeting

Hello all,

 

Thank you to everyone who has contacted us to share their thoughts, questions and opinions on Changing Lanes: The City of Toronto’s Review of Laneway Suites.  

 

This email includes information about our next community meeting to be held on Thursday, March 29th. Details below.

 

Study Background

On July 4, 2017, City Council directed the City Planning Division, in consultation with a number of City Divisions, to study the potential to permit laneway suites within Toronto and East York District, consult with the community, and report on a potential implementation strategy in 2018.

 

On November 30, 2017, the City hosted a meeting to discuss and receive your comments and questions on considering whether Laneway Suites are an appropriate form of new residential units in the Neighbourhoods. This meeting was well attended, with significant constructive commentary provided by those in attendance.

On February 24, 2018, the City hosted an invite-only meeting for Residents’ Associations in the study area. The meeting was attended by a range of representatives from Residents’ Associations from across the Toronto and East York area. At the meeting, City Planning staff presented a background of our work on the Changing Lanes initiative and shared a set of draft guidelines intended to guide the form, scale, and location of laneway suites for discussion and comment.

 

Throughout this initiative, we have continued to work with a range of City Staff, neighbourhood and community stakeholders, and your local Councillors on refining, and drafting a comprehensive set of principles and a host of requirements to regulate the construction of laneway suites. Comments received from our consultation meetings and other correspondence with residents have continued to refine and clarify the draft guidelines and policies.

 

At our next meeting on March 29th, 2018, we will present updated draft Guidelines, draft Policies, and draft Zoning By-law amendments.

 

For more information, please visit the following website: www.toronto.ca/changinglanes

 

Meeting Details

The meeting notice is attached. Please feel free to circulate among your communities. An advertisement for the meeting will appear in NOW Magazine and has been mailed out to those who contacted us and provided a mailing address.

 

Details of the meeting are as follows:

 

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Time: 6:30 – 9 p.m. (Presentation at 7 p.m.)

Place: Metro Toronto Convention Centre: 222 Bremner Blvd – Room 203

 

The meeting will begin at 6:30pm with an open house where City staff from a number of Divisions will be on hand to answer questions.  A presentation summarizing the study background and proposed policies, guidelines and review process for Laneway Suites will commence promptly at 7:00pm. Following the staff presentation there will be a question and comment period for the remainder of the meeting.

 

Contact Us

If you are interested in the Changing Lanes initiative and have any comments or questions, or would like to schedule a meeting or phone call with City Planning staff to discuss our work on laneway suites, please respond to this email or contact me directly.

 

If you are unable to make it to the meeting on March 29th, please send us an email and we can provide you with a copy of the presentation and any other materials provided at the meeting for your review.

 

We look forward to seeing you on March 29th.

 

Thank You,

 

 

Graig Uens, MCIP, RPP

Senior Planner, Community Planning

100 Queen Street W.

18th floor (East Tower)

M5H 2N2

416-397-4647

guens@toronto.ca
http://www.toronto.ca/planning/

 

 

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In the March 01, 2018 edition:

Call for Volunteers – Spring Festival 2018

Published on Feb 28, 2018 02:52 pm      
The Parkdale Village BIA is looking for volunteers to lend a friendly hand during our outdoor Festival on Saturday May 12th, 2018 – in Parkdale! If you love Parkdale, are friendly and excited to support the community and local businesses, please fill out our Volunteers Application Form and email it to info@parkdalevillagebia.com along with your resume and list any […]
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VOLUNTEER at SEEDY SATURDAY PARKDALE MARCH 3rd 2018

Published on Feb 28, 2018 12:10 pm      
A message from Greenest City. Please share with your neighbours. Hey Greenest City supporters! Seedy Saturday Parkdale is fast approaching – this Saturday March 3rd 11:00 -4:00pm, at Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church! We are still in need of volunteers for set up, kids’ activities, tabling support, take down and photography! If you are interested in community […]
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March Break Family Skate at Ricoh Coliseum

Published on Feb 27, 2018 03:41 pm      
City of Toronto invites you to free Family Skating at Ricoh Coliseum (45 Manitoba Drive), located on the grounds of the Exhibition Place from March 13 – March 16, 2018, 1:30 – 4:30 pm. More details are below.
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In the February 22, 2018 edition:

2639 Dundas Street West: Community Consultation Meeting on March 7th, 2018

Published on Feb 22, 2018 02:26 pm      
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City of Toronto – Community Funding Announcement- Deadline May 4, 2018

Published on Feb 22, 2018 02:05 pm      
Funding Opportunity – Neighbourhood Grants Program – Deadline May 4, 2018 Are you a RESIDENT-LED GROUP with a great event idea that needs funding? Grants of $1,000 – $3,000 are available to activate your neighbourhood and advance the Toronto Strong Neighbourhood Strategy 2020 (TSNS 2020). What is the Neighbourhood Grants Program? The Neighbourhood Grants […]
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Toronto Fire Services: Safety Awareness Month

Published on Feb 22, 2018 01:49 pm      
TFS safety awareness month (gordperks.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/TFS-safety-awareness-month.pdf)
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In the February 15, 2018 edition:

Councillor Perks at City Council on Toronto Hydro Inquiry, Affordable Housing and Car-Share Pilot

Published on Feb 15, 2018 03:20 pm      
January 31st & February 1st, 2018: Councillor Gord Perks at City Council on Toronto Hydro Inquiry, Affordable Housing & Shelter, and Car-Share Pilot. Councillor Perks on Toronto Hydro Inquiry www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/02/05/toronto-council-vote-on-hydro-secrecy-befuddling-councillor-says.html Councillor Perks on Affordable Housing and Shelter Councillor Perks on Car-Share Pilot Meeting Minutes are available at app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewPublishedReport.do?function=getCouncilMinutesReport&meetingId=13088
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In the Zone: Your Garden Can Help Native Species Thrive

Published on Feb 15, 2018 01:11 pm      
In the Zone: Your Garden Can Help Native Species Thrive Sunday, February 25, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Howard Park Tennis Club, 430 Parkside Drive, Toronto, ON Speaker: Peter Ewins; Lead Specialist, Species Conservation at World Wildlife Fund Canada For gardeners in Canada’s Carolinian zone, “In the Zone” provides tools to gradually transform backyards […]
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New SmartTrack/GO Stations Public Consultations

Published on Feb 15, 2018 01:01 pm      
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2280 Dundas West: December 2017 Presentation

Published on Feb 14, 2018 11:47 am      
Friends, Choice Properties REIT, the owner of the Loblaw site at 2280 Dundas St West, the south-east corner of Dundas Street West and Bloor Street West, is looking to submit an application to redevelop the site with a mixed-use development including residential, commercial, employment and community uses, a City park, new streets and potential relocation […]
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City seeks neighbourhood partners for Neighbourhood Energy Efficiency Project

Published on Feb 12, 2018 04:01 pm      
The City of Toronto is seeking organizations to help mobilize low-carbon neighbourhoods through a new Neighbourhood Energy Efficiency Project. The project, which supports the neighbourhood acceleration campaigns approved by City Council through the TransformTO Climate Action Strategy, is funded through the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change’s Partners in Climate Action program. Interested community / […]
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Celebrate Family Day at Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre

Published on Feb 12, 2018 02:50 pm      
Celebrate Family Day with us! You can enjoy a variety of free outdoor and indoor activities at locations across Toronto on Monday, February 19. City-run recreation facilities offer Family Day programming for the whole family. Activities include cooking, drumming and dance lessons, crafts and board games, and as well sports and family fitness classes. Children […]
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Parkland Strategy Update

Published on Feb 12, 2018 01:39 pm      
Friends, Following Executive Committee’s approval of the Parkland Strategy’s Phase 1 Report on November 28, 2017, work has been underway on Phase 2 of the Parkland Strategy. This 20-year plan will guide decision-making and prioritization of investment of Toronto’s parks, including the acquisition of new parks, improvements and connections to existing parks. Public engagement on […]
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Invitation to Attend the St. Clair-Old Weston SmartTrack Station SAG Meeting #2

Dear Stakeholder Advisory Group Members,

 

The City, Metrolinx and TTC are working together to bring more transit to communities across the City. New SmartTrack/GO stations are being planned in Toronto and Stakeholder Advisory Groups (SAGs), including community leaders, advocates and experts, have been established as part of the study process.

 

You are invited to attend the second meeting of the St. Clair-Old Weston SmartTrack Station SAG:

 

Thursday, February 22nd 2018 

6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. (Doors open 5:30 P.M.)

Joseph J. Piccininni Community Centre, Community Room #3

1369 St. Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6E 1C5

 

Please confirm your participation in the SAG by replying to this email by Friday, February 16th 2018. In your email, please include the name of the representative attending, the name of the organization, and a phone number.

 

The purpose of SAG meeting #2 will be to provide an update on the project and to seek your input on the environmental studies being prepared as part of the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) Addendum for this new SmartTrack station. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of technical experts, discuss the project with other community leaders and provide valuable community feedback to the project team. 

 

The presentation will begin promptly at 6 P.M. so please plan to arrive by 5:30 P.M.  This will give you some time to engage in conversation with members of the project team and other SAG members, and review project display panels and handouts. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

The first SAG meeting was held on September 26th 2017. Meeting minutes can be accessed via this link: http://smarttrack.to/st-clair-old-weston-station-stakeholder-advisory-group-meeting-1/.

Please feel free to contact us at any time should you wish to ask questions or discuss the project. You can also learn more about this planned new SmartTrack station by visiting www.smarttrack.to.

 

Kind regards,

 

Jade Hoskins
Senior Public Consultation Coordinator
Transit Implementation Unit, City Planning

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In the February 08, 2018 edition:

Greenest City: Growing the Future

Published on Feb 08, 2018 04:15 pm      
Greenest City Fundraiser Enjoy the goodness of food prepared by Parkdale chefs in the intimate setting of the Tempered Room, steps away from Greenest City. Wednesday, March 21, 6pm – 10pm A night out with good friends, good food and a great cause. Buy a ticket
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TTC Stop Changes: Effective February 18, 2018

Published on Feb 05, 2018 02:50 pm      
Beginning on February 18, 2018, TTC is changing vehicle types on the 505 Dundas and 506 Carlton routes from streetcars to buses to maintain service on these routes during the ongoing streetcar shortage. To accommodate buses running on these routes, temporary stop adjustments will be completed in the following locations: Westbound Stop #986 Dundas St […]
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