Seeking Focus Group Participants: City of Toronto E-scooter Research

Hello,


We are looking for Toronto residents and representatives of local businesses to participate in one of five one-hour focus groups to help the City of Toronto understand the public’s knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions about electric kick-scooters or “e-scooters.”

Dates and times: One hour in the evening of either February 12 or February 13 (beginning at either 6:00, 7:00, or 8:00 p.m.)

 

Location of focus groups: Downtown Toronto (Queen and Spadina) – eligible applicants will receive detailed information

 

Compensation: Participants who attend an entire 1-hour focus group will receive a $40 honorarium

 

Eligibility: Participants must be between the ages of 16-70 and have completed the web form linked below to be considered eligible to participate. Note that not all eligible participants will be necessarily invited to participate.

 

How to register your interest: Complete this brief online form no later than Friday, February 7, 2020

More details:
An e-scooter is a two-wheeled electric-powered device, where the rider stands on a narrow board holding a handlebar (see picture below). As of January 1, 2020, the Government of Ontario has given cities the option to test e-scooters on public roads, trails, parks and sidewalks. Staff from the City of Toronto’s Transportation Services are preparing a report for City Council with advice on if/how to proceed with exploring a role for e-scooters in Toronto. The focus groups are one of multiple research inputs informing this report, including staff research, a phone survey, stakeholder consultation, and consultation with the e-scooter industry.

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in participating in one of the focus groups (or know someone between the ages of 16-70 who might be), please either share or complete the online web form. Click the link below to access the online web form – it only takes 2 minutes to complete. The focus group research team will notify eligible individuals no later than February 7.

 

www.e-scooterfocusgroup.com

 

 

 

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to your participation.

 

 

 

Khly Lamparero, Swerhun Inc.
Firm retained by the City of Toronto to conduct the e-scooter focus groups
(416) 572-4365
klamparero@swerhun.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Events and News – January 30, 2020 edition: * Council Highlights – January 29, 2020 * City of Toronto Recreation Job Fair – Masaryk-Cowan Community Center – February 5 * Status Update on the Expansion of On-Street Permit Parking in the Toronto and East York Community Council Area * Black History Month Celebration in Ward 4 * Statement from Toronto Public Health on novel coronavirus * Transforming the Lansdowne Underpass – Public Meeting – February 10 * Lambton House Exhibits * Winter sightings of coyotes are normal in parts of Toronto

** Council Highlights – January 29, 2020 ———————————————————— Published on Jan 30, 2020 02:51 pm Council Highlights Toronto City Council meeting of January 29, 2020 Council Highlights is an informal summary of selected actions taken by Toronto City Council at its business meetings. The complete, formal documentation for this latest meeting is available at gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=9f493bbe3d&e=382fa4aa2e. Plan for implementing the ravine strategy Council unanimously adopted an implementation plan for the Toronto […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=e8a42fb8f8&e=382fa4aa2e)

** City of Toronto Recreation Job Fair – Masaryk-Cowan Community Center – February 5 ———————————————————— Published on Jan 30, 2020 02:50 pm Job Fairs offer job application support, process review (get to know the steps involved and the best way to prepare), and one-on-one time with program representatives to help you apply for City of Toronto recreation jobs. Interviews for certain jobs (such as Aquatics) will be conducted on-site and interviews for other jobs will be scheduled […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=33ea9569ab&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Status Update on the Expansion of On-Street Permit Parking in the Toronto and East York Community Council Area ———————————————————— Published on Jan 30, 2020 02:49 pm At yesterday’s Toronto City Council meeting, the Report on the Expansion of Permit Parking in Ward 4 was approved. gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=05f40a0512&e=382fa4aa2e The report, which was approved at Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) on December 3, 2019, expands the permit parking program to all local roads in Ward 4. At City Council, I moved a […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=cf369f8e05&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Black History Month Celebration in Ward 4 ———————————————————— Published on Jan 30, 2020 02:48 pm Sunday, February 16 at Lambton House (4066 Old Dundas Street) Sundays@Lambton House with Rosemary Sadlier & Emancipation Day Talk (Free) Doors Open at 12:30pm. Talk on Emancipation Day at 2:00pm. Refreshments. Donations appreciated. Rosemary Sadlier was president of the Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) from 1993 to 2015. As president, she contributed to the recognition […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=c71efc808b&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Statement from Toronto Public Health on novel coronavirus ———————————————————— Published on Jan 30, 2020 02:44 pm Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) a public health emergency of international concern. This type of emergency describes an extraordinary event which is determined to constitute a public health risk through the international spread of disease. At this time the situation in Toronto has not changed and the risk to our […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=93c46d477a&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Transforming the Lansdowne Underpass – Public Meeting – February 10 ———————————————————— Published on Jan 30, 2020 02:40 pm Join local artist Bareket Kezwer and StreetART to share your ideas and inspiration for artworks on the underpass along Lansdowne Ave, south of Dundas St. W. The public Meeting and Workshop Drop-In is on February 10, 6:00-8:00 pm at Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas St W). Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=b428fb9b3c&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Lambton House Exhibits ———————————————————— Published on Jan 30, 2020 02:26 pm Lambton House is currently showcasing two new exhibits – 150th Anniversary 1870-2020: Making of Manitoba and Lost Mills of the Humber River. The exhibits are on from January – August 2020. Lambton house will be open on Family Day (February 17) providing an opportunity to tour and view the two exhibits. Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=5fcc8fcde7&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Winter sightings of coyotes are normal in parts of Toronto ———————————————————— Published on Jan 30, 2020 11:41 am Toronto residents who live near ravines, forests and large parks – typical coyote habitats – can expect an increase in coyote sightings during this time of year. Residents can expect to see coyotes more often in winter for the following reasons: It is easier to spot coyotes in parks and ravines in the winter because […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=a748115a46&e=382fa4aa2e)

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Events and News – January 23, 2020 edition: * Community Budget Town Hall – February 3rd, 2019 * Waste Reduction Community Grants – Deadline March 9, 2019 * Colborne Lodge February Events * Update on 41 Wabash Avenue development * High Park Zoo Fundraiser – January 24th, 2020

** Community Budget Town Hall – February 3rd, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Jan 23, 2020 02:11 pm Join Councillor Perks on Monday, February 3rd, 7pm – 8:30pm in the 3rd Floor Staff Room of Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton School (1515 Bloor St W) for a meeting to discuss the 2020 City Budget and hear about local community priorities for the year. Councillor Perks will be joined by local community stakeholders who will be […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=196dae0d0d&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Waste Reduction Community Grants – Deadline March 9, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Jan 23, 2020 02:09 pm Applications now being accepted for City of Toronto’s waste reduction community grants The City of Toronto is now accepting applications for its waste reduction community grants. Grants of up to $25,000 are available to support innovative community-based projects that reduce residential waste and increase participation in the City’s waste diversion programs such as Blue Bin […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=babcddb999&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Colborne Lodge February Events ———————————————————— Published on Jan 23, 2020 12:53 pm Colborne Lodge has been selected as one of Toronto Spotlight attractions and is being sponsored by Tourism Toronto for the month of February. Use this voucher to receive 2-for-1 general admission during select weekends. As part of the Toronto History Museums’ Black History Month programming, Colborne Lodge is hosting a free performance by Girl Power’D […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=36e47400df&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Update on 41 Wabash Avenue development ———————————————————— Published on Jan 22, 2020 04:26 pm Inclusion on the City of Toronto’s Heritage Register and Intention to Designate at Toronto Preservation Board on Monday, January 27, 2020 On January 27, 2020, Toronto Preservation Board will review report from Heritage Preservation Services recommending that 41 Wabash Avenue be included on the City of Toronto Heritage Register and state an intention to designate […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=3022ea7dd8&e=382fa4aa2e)

** High Park Zoo Fundraiser – January 24th, 2020 ———————————————————— Published on Jan 20, 2020 11:02 am Join Friends of High Park Zoo on Friday, January 24th, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the High Park Brewery (839 Runnymede Rd) for their Elvis with A Bite & Some Brew for the Zoo event. Music by Kevin King at 8:00 pm. Cover charge $10 Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=dae42a6af5&e=382fa4aa2e)

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Events and News – January 16, 2020 edition: * StreetARToronto – * Call for Participants – Protection of Rental Housing Advisory Committee * Ontario Line Project – Public Open House * $5,000 Grant towards your retail business with Parkdale BIA

** StreetARToronto – ———————————————————— Published on Jan 16, 2020 03:53 pm StreetARToronto (StART) is a suite of innovative programs designed specifically for streets and public spaces. Initiated in 2012 as an integral part of the City’s Graffiti Management Plan, StART has been successful in reducing graffiti vandalism and replacing it with vibrant, colourful, community-engaged street art. StART programs encourage active transportation (walking and cycling), make our […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=5d7bb79fa5&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Call for Participants – Protection of Rental Housing Advisory Committee ———————————————————— Published on Jan 16, 2020 03:34 pm The City of Toronto is establishing a Protection of Rental Housing Advisory Committee to work with staff to identify ways to protect affordable rental tenancies in the City. Specifically, the Committee will: Inform the City’s response to illegitimate tenant evictions; Inform the development of materials to educate tenants on their rights and inform landlords of […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=c6c3ea72aa&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Ontario Line Project – Public Open House ———————————————————— Published on Jan 16, 2020 03:32 pm On June 4, 2019, the Ontario Government passed the “Getting Ontario Moving Act,” which assigns responsibility for planning some rapid transit in Toronto to the Province of Ontario. As a result, the Relief Line project has now been replaced by the Ontario Line project. With this change, Metrolinx will lead a renewed consultation and exploration […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=bf194377ba&e=382fa4aa2e)

** $5,000 Grant towards your retail business with Parkdale BIA ———————————————————— Published on Jan 10, 2020 09:55 am The Starter Company Retail Accelerator Program is aimed at helping main street retail businesses with training to assist them further with operations and marketing their business. The program also provides an opportunity to apply for a grant of $5,000 towards growing small/medium retail businesses within the Parkdale BIA and City of Toronto. Apply Today! PARKDALE […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=5730647731&e=382fa4aa2e)

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Events and News – January 09, 2020 edition: * 1296-1314 Queen St W Pre-Application Meeting * Grenadier Pond Update * Rezoning Proposal for 1540 Bloor St W * Bloor West Bikeway Extension – Shaw Street to Runnymede Road * Prevent Frozen Pipes * Green 13 Presents the Whale and the Raven Film Screening – January 21, 2020 * Services for Seniors

** 1296-1314 Queen St W Pre-Application Meeting ———————————————————— Published on Jan 09, 2020 03:46 pm A developer is looking to apply for a rezoning of 1296-1314 Queen St W, the former site of Cadillac Lounge. A pre-application meeting will be held so that the community can have a first glimpse of what the developer might propose and offer feedback. The proposal as it currently stands is for a 7-storey (plus […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=de8892c646&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Grenadier Pond Update ———————————————————— Published on Jan 09, 2020 02:29 pm Hello, As you may have heard in the news, the City has stopped monitoring the ice on Grenadier Pond. For the last couple of years the City ran this program to advise people of the degree of risk of skating on the Pond. The decision to stop the program was made during the 2019 budget, […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=7682854ac3&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Rezoning Proposal for 1540 Bloor St W ———————————————————— Published on Jan 08, 2020 03:28 pm A proposal has been submitted for a rezoning application at 1540 Bloor St W, at the northwest corner of Bloor St W and Dundas St W. The proposal is for a 25-storey mixed-use building with retail on the ground floor and 327 residential units above. The building would include 329 bicycle parking spaces and 100 […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=e747542fa9&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Bloor West Bikeway Extension – Shaw Street to Runnymede Road ———————————————————— Published on Jan 08, 2020 10:11 am The City of Toronto is inviting residents to learn more about and provide feedback on the Bloor West Bikeway Extension, which would extend the existing Bloor Street Bike Lanes westward from Shaw Street to Runnymede Road. The proposed protected bike lanes would create dedicated space for people cycling and improve safety for all road users. […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=3dad7bd00c&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Prevent Frozen Pipes ———————————————————— Published on Jan 07, 2020 02:49 pm Cold weather can cause your water pipes to freeze, resulting in no water & expensive property damage. Take steps to protect your water pipes from freezing: www.toronto.ca/frozenpipes Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=4f898dc98d&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Green 13 Presents the Whale and the Raven Film Screening – January 21, 2020 ———————————————————— Published on Jan 07, 2020 02:42 pm Join Green 13 on January 21st, 2020 at the Annette Public Library (145 Annette St.) for a free screening of The Whale an the Raven. Discussions will follow. View the trailer here. gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=015dc2f143&e=382fa4aa2e (60 sec.) Director Miriam Leuze’s The Whale and the Raven illuminates the many issues that have drawn whale researchers, the […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=9112fcb3b3&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Services for Seniors ———————————————————— Published on Jan 07, 2020 02:32 pm City of Toronto offers various resources to meet the needs of the growing population of seniors and older adults living in Toronto. Seniors over the age of 65 or residents with a physical disability can register for sidewalk snow removal program. The City’s FUN GUIDE for Older Adults provides information on recreation programs available in […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=7dda5a2428&e=382fa4aa2e)

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Upcoming free screening of The Whale and the Raven

The NFB has granted Green 13 permission to host this free screening of The Whale and the Raven. Please share this invitation widely.

The Whale and the Raven – Free screening and discussion
Tues. Jan. 21, 2020
Annette Public Library, 145 Annette St.
Hosted by Green 13 and Annette Branch Library

View the trailer here.  https://vimeo.com/312745889        (60 sec.)

In preparation for this screening, we recommend you view this  6 min. video,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_drWwjtgat4 which explains why aquatic mammals, cetaceans such as whales, are so very vulnerable to the noise pollution which resource extraction and transport bring. 

Learn more here: https://green13toronto.org/event/whale-and-raven-free-screening


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Events and News – December 26, 2019 edition: * 299 Glenlake Ave Development Application will be at TEYCC – January 8, 2020

** 299 Glenlake Ave Development Application will be at TEYCC – January 8, 2020 ———————————————————— Published on Dec 20, 2019 12:15 pm Friends, The January 8, 2020 Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) will be reviewing and voting on the Final Report for Development Application at 299 Glenlake Avenue. This application proposes to permit the construction of an 11-storey, 123 unit infill apartment building at 299 Glenlake Avenue. The site currently contains a 30-storey residential apartment […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=90e4f2f730&e=382fa4aa2e)

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Events and News – December 19, 2019 edition: * Council Highlights – December 17 & 18, 2019 * My comments at Council on Housing and a Toronto Life article I wrote * Update on 111 Pacific Avenue, 255 Glenlake Avenue and 66 Oakmount Road, and 35, 41-63, 65 and 95 High Park Avenue and 66 and 102-116 Pacific Avenue, * City of Toronto installing Automated Speed Enforcement cameras

** Council Highlights – December 17 & 18, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Dec 19, 2019 02:55 pm Council Highlights Toronto City Council meeting of December 17 and 18, 2019 Council Highlights is an informal summary of selected actions taken by Toronto City Council at its business meetings. The formal documentation for this latest meeting is available at gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=04ac6d7cda&e=382fa4aa2e. Funding for city-building efforts Council approved an extension to the City Building Fund, agreeing […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=a5208b321d&e=382fa4aa2e)

** My comments at Council on Housing and a Toronto Life article I wrote ———————————————————— Published on Dec 19, 2019 02:32 pm After years of advocacy, homelessness has been recognized as an ongoing critical and emergency issue. My comments at the December council: I wrote this for Toronto Life. It describes the impact Premier Ford’s cut to the size of Council has had on our local democracy. The Ford Fallout: “Being a councillor now is like […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=da1287a7e5&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Update on 111 Pacific Avenue, 255 Glenlake Avenue and 66 Oakmount Road, and 35, 41-63, 65 and 95 High Park Avenue and 66 and 102-116 Pacific Avenue, ———————————————————— Published on Dec 18, 2019 04:40 pm As City Council has adopted the recommendations of the City Solicitor for both 111 Pacific Avenue, 255 Glenlake Avenue and 66 Oakmount Road, and 35, 41-63, 65 and 95 High Park Avenue and 66 and 102-116 Pacific Avenue, settlement offers have been accepted by the city on both development applications. Parties to the LPAT appeal […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=c91760fc33&e=382fa4aa2e)

** City of Toronto installing Automated Speed Enforcement cameras ———————————————————— Published on Dec 16, 2019 10:04 am Starting today the City of Toronto will begin installing Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras and signage on Toronto streets in an effort to increase road safety, reduce speeding and raise public awareness about the need to slow down and obey posted speed limits. Automated Speed Enforcement is an efficient tool in the City’s Vision Zero […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=91a770e486&e=382fa4aa2e)

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Events and News – December 12, 2019 edition: * Winterlicious Launches Culinary Event Series Today * Parkdale Hub – Project Update * 2978 Dundas St W (at Pacific Ave) LPAT Decision * 3194-3206 Dundas Street West Pre-Application Meeting * Advocates Call Upon the City of Toronto to Strengthen the HousingTO Action Plan

** Winterlicious Launches Culinary Event Series Today ———————————————————— Published on Dec 12, 2019 01:39 pm Winterlicious, Toronto’s popular foodie event, returns January 31 to February 13, 2020, featuring both a Culinary Event Series and Prix Fixe Promotion. Created by the City of Toronto, Winterlicious is a great opportunity for food enthusiasts to explore the city’s food culture. Tickets for the Culinary Event Series go on sale today and make for […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=0495132115&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Parkdale Hub – Project Update ———————————————————— Published on Dec 11, 2019 05:03 pm The City of Toronto has been exploring opportunities to enhance spaces for program delivery and affordable housing in the Parkdale community. The Parkdale Hub project has been centred on the City-owned properties located at 1313, 1303 Queen Street West and 220 Cowan Avenue. This cluster of public facilities, each of which requires state of good […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=2a009eb123&e=382fa4aa2e)

** 2978 Dundas St W (at Pacific Ave) LPAT Decision ———————————————————— Published on Dec 11, 2019 02:08 pm The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) has recently made a decision about the development proposal at 2978 Dundas Street West (at Pacific Avenue). The proposal, approved by City Council in July 2018, is for an 8-storey building with a height of 24.3m (26.2m with mechanical penthouse), the partial eighth storey containing indoor amenity space and […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=ed86566b92&e=382fa4aa2e)

** 3194-3206 Dundas Street West Pre-Application Meeting ———————————————————— Published on Dec 11, 2019 01:59 pm On December 9th, 2019, a pre-application meeting was held for a potential development at 3194-3206 Dundas Street West, the current site of High Park Animal Hospital, Church of God Worship Centre and building at 3206. The meeting was an opportunity for the developer to share their intentions with the community and City Planning staff prior […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=1d951c716b&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Advocates Call Upon the City of Toronto to Strengthen the HousingTO Action Plan ———————————————————— Published on Dec 09, 2019 03:48 pm Many low-and-moderate-income households in the city struggling to make ends meet. The HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan being presented to Planning and Housing Committee, builds upon the City’s last 10-year housing plan, Housing Opportunities Toronto: Affordable Housing Action Plan 2010-2020. The action plan proposes a number of actions to address critical needs across the housing spectrum however […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=f758f83553&e=382fa4aa2e)

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Events and News – December 05, 2019 edition: * Information on City’s Snow Clearing Services * Registration for City’s winter swim and skate programs and March Break camps begins this weekend * 1521 Queen St W Development Application * Update on Short Term Rental Regulations * Public consultation on digital technologies and data governance in Toronto * Pre-Application Meeting – 3194-3206 Dundas St W – December 9, 2019 * Inspirations Studio Holiday Sale – December 6th, 7th and 8th * An Update on Rezoning Application for 2442-2454 Bloor St West and 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 Riverview Gardens (Humber Theatre Site)

** Information on City’s Snow Clearing Services ———————————————————— Published on Dec 05, 2019 03:32 pm The City’s Levels of Winter Maintenance Service Highlights Road Category When does the City start plowing? How many hours after the snow stops falling will it take to clear? Expressways 2.5 cm to 5.0 cm 2-3 hours Arterial roads and streetcar routes 5.0 cm 6-8 hours Collector roads, bus routes and local streets with Hills […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=3a08c294e1&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Registration for City’s winter swim and skate programs and March Break camps begins this weekend ———————————————————— Published on Dec 05, 2019 10:53 am Registration for City of Toronto winter swim and skate programs and March Break camps will take place on Saturday, December 7 and Tuesday, December 10. The City is Toronto is the largest provider of safe, fun and high-quality recreation programs for people of all ages, skill levels and interests, with more than one million recreation […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=d10ab9c700&e=382fa4aa2e)

** 1521 Queen St W Development Application ———————————————————— Published on Dec 04, 2019 02:38 pm An application has been submitted to the City for a proposed rezoning at 1521 Queen St W. The applicant’s proposal is for a 25.9m 8-storey mixed-use building (plus a 5m mechanical penthouse) with 78 residential units, 72 bike parking spaces, and 3 car-share spaces. More detailed information about the proposal can be found here. A […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=68bae09e14&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Update on Short Term Rental Regulations ———————————————————— Published on Dec 03, 2019 01:41 pm On December 7, 2017, and January 31, 2018, City Council approved regulations for short-term rentals in Toronto. The new rules, which require short-term rental companies to obtain a licence and short-term rental operators to register with the City and pay a Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) of 4 per cent, were set to come into effect […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=da5c262c51&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Public consultation on digital technologies and data governance in Toronto ———————————————————— Published on Dec 03, 2019 10:46 am The City of Toronto is developing a Digital Infrastructure Plan to help guide decisions on how Toronto will evaluate and regulate digital technologies and data use for City services and other proposals. Digital technologies – including “smart city technologies” – are bringing Toronto new benefits and ways of working to create an efficient, connected community. […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=f71f04bbee&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Pre-Application Meeting – 3194-3206 Dundas St W – December 9, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Nov 27, 2019 03:37 pm Please share this information with your neighbours. Gairloch Developments, the developer of 3194-3206 Dundas Street West, the current site of High Park Animal Hospital and Church of God Worship Centre, will be holding a pre-application meeting to discuss their proposed plans for this site. The proposal includes a mid-rise condominium with retail at grade fronting […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=8b32d5f411&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Inspirations Studio Holiday Sale – December 6th, 7th and 8th ———————————————————— Published on Nov 27, 2019 09:40 am Inspirations Studio is holding its 25th annual holiday sale and open house on December 6, 7 & 8 2019 in support of women impacted by poverty, homelessness, trauma, and mental/physical health and addiction issues. Join the members of the Studio for cider and treats while shopping for gifts that give back to the community. “The […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=d1fee660d4&e=382fa4aa2e)

** An Update on Rezoning Application for 2442-2454 Bloor St West and 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 Riverview Gardens (Humber Theatre Site) ———————————————————— Published on Nov 26, 2019 05:25 pm The Zoning By-law Amendment application for 2442-2454 Bloor St West has been approved by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). In April 2019, the developer, the City and all of the other parties to the appeal reached a settlement for a 12-storey building on site, which the LPAT approved in principle. The Final Order, however, […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=64fad60c64&e=382fa4aa2e)

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