Junction Farmers Market Opens May 26th!

The Junction Farmers Market is an independent non-profit local farmers’ market in the heart of The Junction, Toronto. The Market provides local, sustainably produced fresh foods in ways that build community, support local food growers and producers, and promote access to healthy food for all. Open 9 – 1 Saturday mornings from May 26th to Nov. 3rd, 2018. Come eat with us in The Junction!


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Railside Garden Clean-up Reminder

Railside Garden Event This Sunday!
Celebrate the arrival of ‘almost-seasonal’ weather

 The ice should be melted, the sky sunny, and the temperatures approaching the double-digits!  There will be no better time than this Sunday morning to complete the spring preparations of our Railside Garden.

Thanks to all of you for signing up for our Garden Events email list.  Please encourage your friends and neighbours to come join us too as we build our Community Garden

We will meet in the Railside Garden on Dundas St. near the Wallace Footbridge on Sunday morning, April 22 @ 10am

All are welcome!  No gardening experience necessary — you may even learn a thing or two about our native local plant species.  Our focus this weekend will be on clearing out all the dead stalks and the ragweed in preparation for significant plantings in the weeks ahead.

Feel free to reply to info@thewestbend.ca with any questions.

How better to spend an hour or two on a sunny Sunday morning?  Look forward to seeing you all there.
 

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The West Bend Community Association Newsletter – April 2018

Spring is upon us!

Hello West Benders,

April (ice) showers!  Due to the inclement weather, our Garden Clean-up planned for tomorrow will be postponed to next Sunday, April 22nd @ 10am.

There will be many Garden events this year.  So we don’t flood everybody’s inbox with these many events, an email list has been setup for just those interested in upcoming gardening events in the West Bend.  To be notified, click to update your list preferences, select the Garden checkbox and submit.  Please take 10 seconds to sign up and be notified of upcoming Community Garden events.

Our next monthly meeting will take place this coming Wednesday, April 18th.  It will be in the usual location, upstairs in the staff room at Indian Road Crescent Public School at 7pm.  You do not need to be a member to attend our meetings — everybody is welcome and encouraged to attend!

This month we will have a special guest!  As you may or may not be aware, the West Bend neighbourhood has been moved to a new municipal ward for the upcoming City of Toronto elections.  We are now the easternmost neighbourhood of a ward that extends west to the Humber River, from Lake Ontario up to the rail line north of Dundas.  Sarah Doucette, the current City Councillor for most of the area representing our new ward will attend to tell us more about our new Municipal home.  This will include a discussion on any potential implications of us moving from Downtown to Etobicoke York Community Council.

Get a Free Tree!  The Wanda Street Party and Tree For Me want to give you a free tree!  Register at www.treeforme.ca by April 30th.  Tree pick up and planting workshops will take place on June 9th at the annual Wanda Street Party.

Important Dates:

WBCA Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, April 18
Guest Speaker:
Sarah Doucette

Railside Garden Clean-up
Sunday, April 22
Rescheduled to New Date
(due to icy weather)

Get a Free Tree
register by April 30

Wanda Street Party
Saturday, June 9

 

West Bend Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, April 18th @7:00pm
2nd Floor Staff Room, Indian Road Crescent Public School

Our monthly meeting to discuss happenings in the West Bend Neighbourhood.  Sarah Doucette, City Councillor for Ward 13, will be in attendance to talk about our new Municipal home — an area she has represented for more than seven years.  Everyone is welcome to attend — we hope to see you there!

Get a Free Tree!
Register by April 30th
www.treeforme.ca

 

Our West Bend neighbourhood is losing precious trees, so let`s plant some new ones in our yards. 

 

The Wanda Road neighbours, Romero House and the City of Toronto, are hosting a `Tree for Me` event to put more trees in our yards, our community, our city. 

 

Everyone is welcome to register for a free tree on www.treeforme.ca (click on `Trees` and scroll down to find our event listing). 

 

Registration is open April 1April 30.

 

Tree pick up and tree planting workshops will take place on 

June 9th (1-3 pm) at the annual Wanda Road Street Party. The rest of the afternoon will be filled with fun activities for kids, a potluck, a talent show, live music, and a dance party.

 

If you have any questions, please email Annemie:  annemie@romerohouse.org

 

We hope to see you there!

 

The Wanda Road Neighbours & Romero House

The Annual Wanda Street Party
Saturday, June 9th

Not to be missed!  All are welcome.

There will be a kids program, potluck supper. talent show, live music, street dance and more!
The theme this year:  “We live in the shelter of the trees, of each other

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Save the Date: Environment Day and Compost pick-up – April 28

Friends,

Mark your calendars.

Saturday, April 28th, 2018, from 10am – 2pm, come out to Sorauren Park along Wabash Ave, south of Dundas Street West to celebrate our annual Environment Day.

At 10am, compost will be available to pick up, free of charge and while supplies last, at 2 locations – Sorauren Park and 285 Indian Rd. Crescent.

Please see attached flyers for more details.

For further information on this or any other Ward 14 or city-related matter, contact my office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca .

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Parkdale/High Park- Ward 14

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Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
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2280 Dundas Street West – Loblaw Site Community Consultation Meetings

Friends,

The developers for 2280 Dundas Street West – Loblaw site will be holding two community events in the month of April.

1. Pre-Application Meeting for 2280 Dundas Street West – Loblaw site.

Choice Properties will be holding a pre-application meeting for 2280 Dundas St. West- Loblaw site.

This will be an opportunity to review details of proposed plans for the site. A Question and Answer session will follow.

Councillor Perks and City Planning staff will be in attendance.

Date:     Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
Time:    7 – 9 PM
Place:    Auditorium, Bishop Morrocco/Thomas Merton Secondary School , 1515 Bloor St West.

If you are unable to attend the meeting and are interested in providing comment and/or receiving more detailed information, please email Councillor Perks office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca .

2. Community Drop-In

Choice Properties will be hosting a Community Drop-In Session to review the proposed plans for the site in an informal setting.

Councillor Perks and City Planning staff will be in attendance.

Date:     Saturday, April 21st, 2018
Time:    11:30 AM- 2:30 PM
Place:    Community Idea Centre, 2280 Dundas St West

If you are unable to attend the Drop-in and are interested in providing comment and/or receiving more detailed information, please email nbeuglet@brookpooni.com .

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Parkdale/High Park- Ward 14

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Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

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In the April 05, 2018 edition:

Council Highlights – Toronto City Council meeting of March 26 and 27, 2018

Published on Apr 05, 2018 02:04 pm      
Council Highlights is an informal summary of a selection of the decisions that Toronto City Council made at its recent business meeting. The City Clerk’s formal documentation is available at www.toronto.ca/council. Funding for non-profit housing Council approved the provision of $2 million in funding for two new non-profit housing developments through the City’s Home Ownership […]
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The City of Toronto Fair Pass Discount Program Launch – April 4, 2018

Published on Apr 05, 2018 11:42 am      
Fair Pass Discount Program was approved by Toronto City Council in 2016 as a poverty reduction initiative to make transit more affordable for low income residents. Other initiatives include making transit free for children 12 years of age and under and implementing a universal two-hour transfer. The Fair Pass Discount Program addresses this gap for […]
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Youth In Policing Initiative (YIPI)

Published on Apr 05, 2018 11:34 am      
This employment initiative focuses on diverse youth between the ages of 15 and 18 years, who reside in our priority identified neighbourhoods within the City of Toronto. The aim of the Youth in Policing Initiative is to promote youth participation in and exposure to the work environment through diverse, educational, and productive work assignments. This […]
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Transit Notice: Dundas Street West

Published on Apr 04, 2018 02:45 pm      
Starting April 2, TTC will be conducting urgent concrete repairs to various sections of streetcar track allowance on Dundas Street West. The work is required to return areas to a state of good repair for all road users. Track staff will conduct repairs one work area at a time (moving work zone), starting from the […]
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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      
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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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