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In the October 19, 2017 edition:

A Message from Councillor Perks about the King Street West and Cowan Avenue Intersection

Published on Oct 19, 2017 06:55 pm      
Dear Friend, The loss of David Delos Santos in a horrible collision at King and Close has hit us all hard. It has reminded us that we as a City have to do better. I wanted to tell you about a few things that are happening and let you know how to bring your ideas […]
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Budapest Park (1801 Lake Shore Blvd. W.) Maintenance Work – Starting October 18

Published on Oct 19, 2017 06:51 pm      
The City of Toronto will be undertaking maintenance work on a portion of the Sunnyside Boardwalk and the overflow channel located on the south and east sides of 1801 Lake Shore Boulevard West (a portion of Budapest Park). The overflow channel was created for the overflow of water from the lake. Due to heavy rain […]
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Community Meeting: 1182-1221 King St. W. Rezoning Application – Wednesday November 1st, 2017

Published on Oct 19, 2017 06:29 pm      
Please share with your neighbours Friends, City Planning will be submitting their Final Report on the 1182-1221 King St. W. Rezoning Application to the November 14th meeting of Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC). Councillor Perks is holding a Community Meeting to review the developer’s revisions to the original application […]
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Tibet Kitchen

Published on Oct 16, 2017 03:25 pm      
Dear Friends, Thank you for taking the time to let me know that you support the Tibet Kitchen. Like you, I desperately want this business, which adds so much to our neighbourhood, to succeed. When the owner of Tibet Kitchen contacted my office about a month ago, my staff and I immediately got […]
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Council Highlights – October 2-4, 2017

Published on Oct 16, 2017 02:58 pm      
Creating new affordable rental housing Council authorized financial incentives for the construction of 600 new affordable rental homes on provincial lands at 27 Grosvenor/26 Grenville Streets and in the West Don Lands. The City incentives include exemptions from development-related charges as well as from municipal taxation. In a separate action, Council authorized capital funding and […]
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Sorauren Sport Field closed for maintenance

Published on Oct 13, 2017 12:23 pm      
Parks Forestry and Recreation Staff have advised that the Sorauren sport field has been fenced off for maintenance and rejuvenation. The field will not be re-opened until the start of the permit season., Spring 2018.
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In the October 12, 2017 edition:

57 Brock Ave Community Meeting

Published on Oct 12, 2017 11:13 am      
The developer of 57 Brock Avenue, Brock Seaforth Inc., is submitting a settlement proposal to Toronto City Council which will be considered on November 7, 2017. The settlement proposal makes revisions to the original application to amend both the Official Plan and the Zoning By-law to allow for a seven-storey residential building with two levels […]
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Toast to Autumn

Published on Oct 12, 2017 10:45 am      
The 7th Annual Toast to Autumn Festival brings an array of talented live bands, giveaways, food and drink vendors, arts and craft vendors, family activities and more to our neighbourhood on October 22nd! Come out to the Lithuanian House at 1573 Bloor St W to join in the fun. Admission is free! Find more information at www.toasttoautumn.com
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In the October 05, 2017 edition:

Pumpkin Sale Fundraiser

Published on Oct 05, 2017 10:45 am      
Friends of Sorauren Park is holding its annual Pumpkin Sale Fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m. – 12 pm on the Sorauren Town Square. Purchase your pumpkin at the park! 100% of proceeds go to support Friends of Sorauren Park and free park programming.
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2280 Dundas St W (Loblaws Site) 2nd Public Meeting

Published on Oct 03, 2017 03:12 pm      
Friends, Choice Properties is hosting a second Open House to share their preliminary concepts and plans for the site at 2280 Dundas Street West, current site of Loblaws and LCBO. Councillor Perks and City Planning staff will be in attendance to receive your feedback and provide information on the City Planning process. The Open House […]
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Queen St W Restaurant Study Survey

Published on Oct 03, 2017 01:33 pm      
In 2013 Toronto City Council passed a By-law to limit the concentration of restaurants located on Queen Street West between Dufferin Street and Roncesvalles Avenue. The purpose of this By-law was to alleviate some of the issues created by restaurants which morph into late night drinking establishments including: excessive noise, public drunkenness, crowded sidewalks, garbage, […]
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Bonnie Briggs Condolences

Published on Oct 03, 2017 11:36 am      
Friends, I’d like to pass along the message contained within today’s City Council condolences for the passing of Bonnie Briggs, The Mayor and Members of Toronto City Council are saddened by the recent passing of Bonnie Briggs, a Parkdale resident who fought tirelessly to improve housing in our City. Having experienced homelessness herself, Bonnie knew […]
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2280 Dundas St W (Loblaws Site) 2nd Public Meeting

Friends,

Choice Properties is hosting a second Open House to share their preliminary concepts and plans for the site at 2280 Dundas Street West, current site of Loblaws and LCBO.

City Planning staff and myself will be in attendance to receive your feedback and provide information on the City Planning process.

The Open House will take place on:

Saturday, October 14, 2017
11:30am – 2:30pm (drop in)
2280 Dundas St. W. (current site of Loblaws and LCBO.)

I will be giving remarks at 12pm & 2pm, but am available throughout the Open House, with City Planners, to speak to you.

Your Councillor,
Gord Perks

Ward 14, Parkdale High-Park
100 Queen Street West, Suite A14
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
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New GO Stations Public Meetings – October 2017

Hello,

 

Metrolinx and the City of Toronto are working together to bring more transit to communities across the City. New SmartTrack/GO stations are being planned in Toronto and we want your input. Please join us as we host three public meetings in October. 

       

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10

Scarborough Civic Centre

150 Borough Drive

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11

Riverdale Collegiate Institute

1094 Gerrard Street East

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12

Bloor Street Collegiate Institute

1141 Bloor Street West

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

* Presentation begins at 7:00 pm.

        

At these meetings we will provide an update on the project and an overview of required environmental studies that are part of the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP). We will seek your input on the proposed plans and key elements of the project.

 

Information on all the new stations will be available at each meeting, so you can choose the location most convenient for you. For more information please visit metrolinx.com/NewStations or smarttrack.to.

 

Laura Durie

Community Relations & Issues Specialist, Regional Express Rail

Metrolinx I 10 Bay Street, 17th floor I Toronto I Ontario I M5J 2W3

T:  416-202-3467 

 


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In the September 21, 2017 edition:

WaBASH Fall Festival is This Weekend

Published on Sep 21, 2017 02:28 pm      
Bring your family, friends and neighbours to the party in the park! The bash on Wabash! The Friends of Sorauren Park and its partners present The WaBASH Fall Festival, Saturday, Sept. 23 from 4–10pm at the park, 50 Wabash Avenue. Great live music Delicious food from local vendors including pizza from the park’s new community bake oven Fun-filled Kids Zone […]
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Invictus Games Events at High Park

Published on Sep 21, 2017 11:34 am      
The Invictus Games are coming to Toronto and with it some exciting events. The Cycling Time Trial event is Tuesday September 26, 9:00 am to 2:15 am and the Criterium event takes place Wednesday September 27, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is free and no tickets are required so stop by and watch! More information […]
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Adopt-a-Street-Tree Info Session Oct 10th

Published on Sep 19, 2017 04:18 pm      
City of Toronto and LEAF have been working to establish a more collaborative approach to commercial street tree stewardship in Toronto, enabling communities to take action and directly help the urban forest flourish. Join us on October 10th at the Gladstone Library from 6:30pm to 8:00pm to learn more about the successes and challenges of commercial street tree stewardship […]
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High Park Seed Collecting

Published on Sep 19, 2017 11:27 am      
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Grenadier Restaurant, Colborne Lodge Drive and Centre Road, Toronto, ON Help collect native plant seeds to be used in next year’s plantings at the High Park Stewards’ restoration sites. Candidates include native grasses, such as Canada wild rye; little and big bluestem; and Indian, bottlebrush, and […]
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In the September 21, 2017 edition:

WaBASH Fall Festival is This Weekend

Published on Sep 21, 2017 02:28 pm      
Bring your family, friends and neighbours to the party in the park! The bash on Wabash! The Friends of Sorauren Park and its partners present The WaBASH Fall Festival, Saturday, Sept. 23 from 4–10pm at the park, 50 Wabash Avenue. Great live music Delicious food from local vendors including pizza from the park’s new community bake oven Fun-filled Kids Zone […]
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Invictus Games Events at High Park

Published on Sep 21, 2017 11:34 am      
The Invictus Games are coming to Toronto and with it some exciting events. The Cycling Time Trial event is Tuesday September 26, 9:00 am to 2:15 am and the Criterium event takes place Wednesday September 27, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is free and no tickets are required so stop by and watch! More information […]
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Adopt-a-Street-Tree Info Session Oct 10th

Published on Sep 19, 2017 04:18 pm      
City of Toronto and LEAF have been working to establish a more collaborative approach to commercial street tree stewardship in Toronto, enabling communities to take action and directly help the urban forest flourish. Join us on October 10th at the Gladstone Library from 6:30pm to 8:00pm to learn more about the successes and challenges of commercial street tree stewardship […]
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High Park Seed Collecting

Published on Sep 19, 2017 11:27 am      
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Grenadier Restaurant, Colborne Lodge Drive and Centre Road, Toronto, ON Help collect native plant seeds to be used in next year’s plantings at the High Park Stewards’ restoration sites. Candidates include native grasses, such as Canada wild rye; little and big bluestem; and Indian, bottlebrush, and […]
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WBCA monthly meetings begin again this Wednesday

A new season begins!

Hello West Benders,

Hope you are all enjoying the final days of summer!

With Fall upon us, a new session for the West Bend Community Association begins!  We have a busy year ahead of us.  Our first meeting of the session will take this coming Wednesday, September 20th at 7pm in our regular location, the second floor staff room at Indian Road Crescent Public School.  Everyone receiving this newsletter is welcome and encouraged to attend.  Bring a neighbour too!

One major initiative this fall will be the rebuilding of the irrigation system in the Railside Gardens.  Metrolinx has verbally approved funds for the community to reconstruct the system that was destroyed when the noise wall was installed.  We are currently waiting on the landscape contractor to finish the bed as specified in their contract, and then the West Bend Community Association will assume responsibility for long-term maintenance.  If you would like to participate as a volunteer then reply to this newsletter, or even better, drop by Wednesday’s meeting.

We have several projects that will be carrying over from last year including our Emergency Preparedness initiative.  As several weather events of this past summer have reminded us, it is important to have an emergency readiness plan.  Many locals are working to develop this additional layer of safety and security especially for the vulnerable in our community, and your voluntary participation would be most welcome.  Stay tuned for more information about how you can get involved and be a part of this important initiative.

There are  property developments in the neighbourhood entering the planning and construction phases.  In particular, work looks ready to begin on the site just north of the Crossways; and a new mid/high-rise development is planned on Dundas northwest of the Dundas, Dupont, Annette, Old Weston intersection (DDAOWi).  On the topic of the DDAOWi itself, we are  looking forward to the City hosting its first public consultation this Fall regarding substantial safety improvements proposed for this difficult and dangerous intersection.

Construction begins later this month on a significant refresh of Chelsea Playground.  Thanks again to all community members who contributed their time and input to help develop the final plans, which you can view here.

In October, the West Bend Community Association will hold its Annual General Meeting.  We will elect our executive team and establish our mandate for the coming session.  If you would like to play a role in the governance of the Association, please make plans to attend on Wednesday, October 18.

 

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Association Meeting
Wednesday, September 20 @7pm

 

West Bend Community Association September Meeting
Wednesday, September 20th @7:00pm
Indian Road Crescent Public School – 2nd Floor Staff Room

Our first monthly meeting of the 2017/2018 session.  Memberships are up for renewal!  Please consider supporting the Association with your purchase of a $10 membership.  Complete this form, and bring it with your membership donation to the meeting.

 

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In the September 14, 2017 edition:

Queen Street West Restaurant Study

Published on Sep 14, 2017 03:44 pm      
The City is holding a Community Consultation meeting where you can learn more about this study, ask questions, and share your comments. Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM May Robinson Auditorium, 20 West Lodge Avenue In 2013 City of Toronto Planning staff completed a study of restaurants and related uses along Queen […]
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Chelsea Park Playground Construction Commencement

Published on Sep 14, 2017 03:03 pm      
Construction for the Chelsea Park Playground project is scheduled to commence on September 25! We anticipate construction to be ongoing throughout the remainder of the 2017 construction season, but our goal is to have the park ready prior to the 2018 swimming season. The scope of work includes removal of existing playground & installation of […]
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Economic Development and Culture Public Consultation

Published on Sep 14, 2017 02:39 pm      
The Economic Development and Culture Division is developing a new, integrated Divisional Strategy to further the vision and goals of the City. Their two current strategies, Collaborating for Competitiveness (2013) and Creative Capital Gains (2011) have guided EDC’s strategic focus over the last six years. During that time, EDC has made great progress implementing the […]
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Exhibition Place Community Liaison Consultation Meeting

Published on Sep 14, 2017 10:08 am      
You are cordially invited to attend the Exhibition Place Community Liaison Consultation Meeting. Councillor Grimes and Councillor Layton will co-host this meeting that gives nearby residents the opportunity to speak to any concerns they might have, ask questions about Exhibition Place, and discuss any issues. Tuesday, September 19 Beanfield Centre, Room 203 6:30 pm – 8:00 […]
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Toronto Police 2018 Budget Community Information Session

Published on Sep 12, 2017 10:56 am      
This year, the Toronto Police Services Board’s Budget Committee has chosen to begin the 2018 Budget Process with an information session in order to improve understanding of the police budget and to present high level information about the Toronto Police 2018 preliminary operating and capital budgets as well as the Parking Enforcement Unit and Police […]
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West Neighbourhood House Fall Programming

Published on Sep 12, 2017 10:33 am      
West Neighbourhood House has lots of new programs starting this fall, from silks screening to mentorship programs to indoor soccer! Look at the flyer below or follow this link to find more information.
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Chelsea Park Playground Construction Commencement

Friends,

Construction for the Chelsea Park Playground project is scheduled to commence on September 25! We anticipate construction to be ongoing throughout the remainder of the 2017 construction season, but our goal is to have the park ready prior to the 2018 swimming season.

The scope of work includes the removal of the existing playground & installation of a new playground, upgrades to the existing wading pool, a new walkway, benches, picnic tables, and a water bottle filling station.

Thanks,

Councillor Gord Perks
Ward 14, Parkdale High-Park
100 Queen Street West, Suite A14
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
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