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Events and News – November 14, 2019 edition: * High Park – Colborne Lodge Staircase Reconstruction – November 15 * Why should Parkdale residents care about Sidewalk Labs project – November 21, 2019 * Global Climate Strike at Queen’s Park – November 29, 2019 * TTC bus route changes 30 Lambton and 40 Junction

** High Park – Colborne Lodge Staircase Reconstruction – November 15 ———————————————————— Published on Nov 13, 2019 10:24 am The reconstruction of the Colborne Lodge staircase at High Park will commence this Friday, November 15th. The stairs will be converted from the existing wooden staircase to a new metal staircase. To accommodate this process, Colborne Lodge Drive will be periodically closed. Signs will be posted throughout the park regarding the project and the road […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=5becc11114&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Why should Parkdale residents care about Sidewalk Labs project – November 21, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Nov 12, 2019 04:46 pm On November 21st, 2019 Parkdalians will gather at PARC (1499 Queen St W) from 7-9pm for an information and discussion round table about the Sidewalk Labs (Google) “smart city” plan and the needs of the community. Councillor Perks will be in attendance. Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=c59b621bf1&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Global Climate Strike at Queen’s Park – November 29, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Nov 11, 2019 10:59 am Join Fridays for Future Toronto at Queen’s Park on November 29. The rally will start at 11:30 am and the march will commence at noon. Bring your instruments, pots, pans and noisemakers! Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=e251758650&e=382fa4aa2e)

** TTC bus route changes 30 Lambton and 40 Junction ———————————————————— Published on Nov 09, 2019 03:41 pm 30 Lambton becomes 30 High Park As part of the Junction Area Study, this route will change from 30 Lambton to 30 High Park, and connect between High Park Station and Runnymede Loop at Runnymede Road and Dundas Street West. This service will replace the existing 30 Lambton service on the High Park Avenue corridor. […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=8a857baca4&e=382fa4aa2e)

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Friends,
We are coming to a critical junction in Toronto’s civic life. It has to do with housing. In a month I expect City staff to announce a new 10 year housing plan for the City of Toronto. The problems of homeless and housing affordability not only extract a cruel toll on many of our friends and neighbours, they also threaten the entire social fabric of our City.
Two weeks ago a group over 30 organizations who work on housing issues put out an open letter which laid out what they hope to see in the plan. You can find it here: gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=1e84aa3430&e=382fa4aa2e
I’d like you to take a read of the letter so that you will be in a position to judge whether the proposed plan measures up. I hope it will. If not, we will need to speak up. We can’t afford to get this wrong. Either way, I’ll be sure to alert you when the draft plan is released.
Gord Events and News – November 07, 2019 edition: * Ontario Health Coalition’s Save the Services that Save Us event – November 9, 2019 * Parkdale People’s Economy’s Inclusionary Zoning Workshop – November 11 * Annual Mechanical Leaf Collection Program – November 12 – December 9, 2019 * Open House for the new Runnymede Shelter in Ward 5 – November 14, 2019 * What are those spots on your Maple leaves?

** Ontario Health Coalition’s Save the Services that Save Us event – November 9, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Nov 07, 2019 03:01 pm On Saturday, November 9, at 11:30 am, join the Ontario Health Coalition to call on the Provincial Government to stop cuts to Public Health. This event will be held at Nathan Phillips Square. Learn more about this event and Ontario Health Coalition at gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=8500bfc1e7&e=382fa4aa2e Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=0173e9738c&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Parkdale People’s Economy’s Inclusionary Zoning Workshop – November 11 ———————————————————— Published on Nov 06, 2019 02:14 pm The Affordable Housing working group of Parkdale People’s Economy is hosting an event on Inclusionary Zoning (IZ). This action-oriented event will include a talk on how IZ works in other cities and a discussion on how it could be implemented in Toronto. Participants will also be supported to prepare a written or recorded message that […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=5d9e417141&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Annual Mechanical Leaf Collection Program – November 12 – December 9, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Nov 05, 2019 05:00 pm City of Toronto’s annual mechanical leaf collection program in designated areas will start on Tuesday, November 12 and end on Monday, December 9, 2019. Please see attached map below to find our if your street is part of the designated area for this program. Click here for more information on this program. Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=4d584b7188&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Open House for the new Runnymede Shelter in Ward 5 – November 14, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Nov 05, 2019 04:03 pm City of Toronto’s Shelter, Support and Housing Administration is hosting an Open House for the new Runnymede Shelter at 731 Runnymede Road (Runnymede and St. Clair) on November 14, 2019 from 3-8pm. This shelter is in our neighbouring ward (Ward 5). To RSVP or learn more, contact Ertha Downey at edowney@toronto.ca . Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=fc7b93101d&e=382fa4aa2e)

** What are those spots on your Maple leaves? ———————————————————— Published on Nov 01, 2019 12:58 pm Tar spot is a fungal disease that causes black tar-like spots on the leaves of Red, Silver, Norway, Sugar and Manitoba maples (but it doesn’t seem to affect Japanese maples). Tar spot is a foliar disease: the spores do not affect other parts of maple trees. While tar spots are unattractive, the good news is […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=5a8b3ebb28&e=382fa4aa2e)

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In the October 31, 2019 edition: * NOW Magazine’s People’s Choice Best City Councillor * Council Highlights – October 29-30th, 2019 * Road Map to Environmental Action – November 13, 2019 * Transit Tales – Heritage Talk – November 14, 2019 * Parkdale Repair Cafe – November 16, 2019 * Junction Historical Book Launch! November 14, 2019

** NOW Magazine’s People’s Choice Best City Councillor ———————————————————— Published on Oct 31, 2019 04:12 pm I am very honoured to have been voted Best City Councillor by the people of Toronto for NOW Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards 2019! It has been my pleasure to be able to represent Parkdale-High Park for the last 13 years and improve our city more each year. I’m looking forward to continuing to work with […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=b02566690c&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Council Highlights – October 29-30th, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Oct 31, 2019 04:08 pm Council Highlights Toronto City Council meeting of October 29 and 30, 2019 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=aa7654124a&e=382fa4aa2e. Transit/transportation Public transit projects After extensive discussion, Council voted in favour of the […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=036b5dae44&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Road Map to Environmental Action – November 13, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Oct 31, 2019 04:06 pm On Wednesday, November 13 join your elected representatives from all 3 levels of government and various Parkdale-High Park environmental groups to work together to design a community action plan to address the climate crisis. This event will be held at Swansea Town Hall (95 Lavinia Ave.) from 7-9pm. RSVP: gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=1e470d07ee&e=382fa4aa2e Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=33d9fa3cf1&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Transit Tales – Heritage Talk – November 14, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Oct 31, 2019 03:57 pm On November 14, Heritage York is hosting a Heritage Talk at Lambton House (4066 Old Dundas St.) titled, “Transit Tales”. Trevor Parker-Sciberras and David Reigate’s talk will cover the 150 years of history, from horse-drawn to motorized transportation and feature colorful photographs, vintage film footage, and Lego replicas of buses and streetcars. Doors open at […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=91b0f86e9b&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Parkdale Repair Cafe – November 16, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Oct 29, 2019 10:14 am Learn how to fix your broken household items – for free! Join Repair Cafe Toronto at the Parkdale Library (1303 Queen St W.) on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 12pm – 4pm. *visitor registration ends at 3pm gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=2632f42d96&e=382fa4aa2e | gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=b5065e9a03&e=382fa4aa2e Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=995d589a4d&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Junction Historical Book Launch! November 14, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Oct 29, 2019 09:57 am Revised! Relaunched! West Toronto Junction Revisited! West Toronto Junction Historical Society welcomes you to the relaunch of the Junction history book classic, now in its 5th edition! Mark your calendars for November 14, 2019, 7-9 PM at Pandemonium Books, located at 2920 Dundas St. West in the Junction. Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=bb4178d476&e=382fa4aa2e)

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In the October 24, 2019 edition: * Masaryk Park Pumpkin Parade * Junction Farmers Market’s Potluck Celebration! * Rennie Park Pumpkin Parade * Toronto Public Library – Chief Librarian’s Decision * Swansea Historical Society Nov 6 Meeting * TransformTO Public Consultations

** Masaryk Park Pumpkin Parade ———————————————————— Published on Oct 24, 2019 03:39 pm Join the 10th annual Masaryk Park Pumpkin Parade! Show off your pumpkin and celebrate 10 years of the Pumpkin Graveyard. Line ’em up in the splash pad on Nov 1 from 6-8pm Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=449e7f508a&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Junction Farmers Market’s Potluck Celebration! ———————————————————— Published on Oct 24, 2019 12:44 pm Celebrate the 2019 market season with a fall potluck party! It has been an exciting year of delicious local food, produce and drinks – as well as a super successful night market in July! Bring along a dish, as well as friends and family. Please also consider bringing a non-perishable food item that will be […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=b4a12217ee&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Rennie Park Pumpkin Parade ———————————————————— Published on Oct 23, 2019 10:12 am Come to Rennie Park on November 1st for a Pumpkin Parade! Bring your families and your pumpkins and browse all the spooky creations! Starts at dusk. Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=7de0745986&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Toronto Public Library – Chief Librarian’s Decision ———————————————————— Published on Oct 22, 2019 05:26 pm Friends, Many of you have contacted me about the Chief Librarian’s decision to grant space to Meghan Murphy and urged me to take action to override her decision. I won’t do that. If I did I would be misusing my office and creating a precedent that would do more harm than good for equity seeking […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=8f00c41eac&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Swansea Historical Society Nov 6 Meeting ———————————————————— Published on Oct 22, 2019 03:15 pm The featured speaker of the Nov 6 meeting of the Swansea Historical Society will be Richard Jordan speaking on “Hurricane Hazel and its Legacy”. 2019 marks the 65th anniversary of Hurricane Hazel, the most deadly natural disaster in recorded history to hit southern Ontario. Richard is a former president of the Etobicoke Historical Society, and […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=f761d31e30&e=382fa4aa2e)

** TransformTO Public Consultations ———————————————————— Published on Oct 18, 2019 11:36 am Residents are invited to share their feedback and ideas for the next TransformTO Implementation Plan from 2021 to 2023. TransformTO is the City’s Climate Action Strategy. The Plan will identify climate actions and priorities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for the next three years. Complete the online survey, attend a public meeting, or host your […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=24028da772&e=382fa4aa2e)

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In the October 17, 2019 edition: * Florence Gell Park Pumpkin Parade * Sorauren Avenue Park Pumpkin Parade * West Queen West Study and Heritage Conservation District Update – Community Meeting Reminder

** Florence Gell Park Pumpkin Parade ———————————————————— Published on Oct 16, 2019 04:50 pm Come out to Florence Gell Park on November 1st with your jack-o-lanterns and candles, and marvel at the wonderful carvings of your neighbours from 5-8pm. Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=9e409d6f90&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Sorauren Avenue Park Pumpkin Parade ———————————————————— Published on Oct 16, 2019 03:47 pm It’s that time of year again! Join us at Sorauren Avenue Park on Friday Nov 1 for the annual pumpkin parade. Please bring your carved pumpkins starting at 6pm to put them out on display. The Sorauren Pumpkin Parade has become a huge success with more than 1500 participating pumpkins in the event in past […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=2a87c0cb2b&e=382fa4aa2e)

** West Queen West Study and Heritage Conservation District Update – Community Meeting Reminder ———————————————————— Published on Oct 15, 2019 11:32 am Just a friendly reminder of the upcoming meeting the City is on the West Queen West & Parkdale Main Street Planning Study to present draft Official Plan policies. Information on the West Queen West & Parkdale Main Street Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Plans will also be provided at the Open House. We welcome your comments […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=994dbaa07d&e=382fa4aa2e)

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In the October 10, 2019 edition: * West Queen West Study and Heritage Conservation District Update – Community Meeting * Heritage Grant Program 2019 Reminder * Heritage Toronto * Pet Food and Dog Coat Drive for Animal Services * Call For Community-Led Public Arts Projects Seeking Support * High Park ZooBoo! * Block by Block Toronto Launch Events * High Park Playground Revitalization * Junction Area Study Improvements * Runnymede & Keele Station Bus Loop Closure Info * Not Down the Drain * Queen Street Towing Pilot Launched to Reduce Traffic Delays

** West Queen West Study and Heritage Conservation District Update – Community Meeting ———————————————————— Published on Oct 10, 2019 03:52 pm The City is holding a meeting on the West Queen West & Parkdale Main Street Planning Study to present draft Official Plan policies. Information on the West Queen West & Parkdale Main Street Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Plans will also be provided at the Open House. We welcome your comments and there will be opportunities […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=59ee6662c9&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Heritage Grant Program 2019 Reminder ———————————————————— Published on Oct 10, 2019 11:00 am Heritage Grant 2019 Program: Not-for-Profit Organizations Toronto’s inaugural Not-for-Profit Recognition Day on October 2, 2019 celebrates the important contribution that non-profit community organizations make to our city and communities. Not-for-profit organizations that own or operate out of heritage house-form buildings designated under Part IV or Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act are encouraged to apply […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=48ee9e25a2&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Heritage Toronto ———————————————————— Published on Oct 10, 2019 10:49 am Heritage Toronto will distribute 45 luxury hotel room vouchers to Toronto-based volunteer-supported community organizations to support their fundraising and programming efforts. The deadline to apply to receive one of the vouchers is October 18. Full details can be found here: gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=30a0c27b14&e=382fa4aa2e Students and young professionals in the first five years of their career are invited […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=068dc5deb0&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Pet Food and Dog Coat Drive for Animal Services ———————————————————— Published on Oct 10, 2019 10:47 am Animal Services is collecting pet food and large dog coats for the Homeless Connect Toronto event on October 27. Patrons of the event can access essential resources on housing, employment, ID clinics, health care, and other services under one roof. Animal Services provides basic veterinary care, free spay/neuter services for the pets, as well as […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=250d9a80ec&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Call For Community-Led Public Arts Projects Seeking Support ———————————————————— Published on Oct 09, 2019 02:52 pm STEPS.Activate: Community is back for a second year, aimed at supporting community groups, non-arts based organizations, and social service agencies in developing community-engaged, public art initiatives. The deadline to apply is November 4, 2019 by 5pm. For more information, please visit gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=72dbc3c3d1&e=382fa4aa2e Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=122673c1c2&e=382fa4aa2e)

** High Park ZooBoo! ———————————————————— Published on Oct 09, 2019 01:07 pm The High Park ZooBoo is coming up soon! Come out on October 19th from 12pm-3pm for an inflatable corn maze, mask making, pumpkin games, and more! Toronto Fire and Police will be there to let children play with a fire truck and police cruiser. Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=673b315e33&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Block by Block Toronto Launch Events ———————————————————— Published on Oct 09, 2019 11:44 am On October 18 the Toronto Ward Museum will launch Block by Block Toronto, a participatory, multimedia project that engages diverse young people in the collection and interpretation of oral histories from across the city. By training young people to interview community members about their lived experiences, the project preserves and animates stories of migration, settlement […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=f3b9f7e97c&e=382fa4aa2e)

** High Park Playground Revitalization ———————————————————— Published on Oct 08, 2019 01:59 pm The City of Toronto has currently closed down the North Playground at High Park for repairs and upgrades. The City will be making improvements to the playground area with new playground equipment and structures, and also rehabilitating the wading pool. The work is expected to be completed for the Spring of 2020. Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=408a602bde&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Junction Area Study Improvements ———————————————————— Published on Oct 07, 2019 04:54 pm The TTC conducted a review of bus routes in the Junction Area with the goal of reducing customer journey time and providing more continuous service along major corridors. In May 2018, TTC staff proposed service improvements to the bus network, which included more service on Parkside Drive and changes to the routes along the St. […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=185f08e0b3&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Runnymede & Keele Station Bus Loop Closure Info ———————————————————— Published on Oct 07, 2019 04:45 pm As part of the TTC’s commitment to provide accessible transit, construction is underway at Runnymede to install new elevators. Runnymede Station is scheduled to become accessible at the end of 2020. Construction has been progressing and I would like to provide you with an update on the next phase of work. Here is an overview […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=0968ff0913&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Not Down the Drain ———————————————————— Published on Oct 07, 2019 02:33 pm Not Down the Drain: Do you know what can and can’t go down your drain? Putting the wrong things in your pipes can cause basement flooding; pollute streams, rivers and the Lake; as well as clogging City pipes requiring expensive repairs. Please don’t put grease, wipes and dental floss down the drain. Find out more […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=e746852326&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Queen Street Towing Pilot Launched to Reduce Traffic Delays ———————————————————— Published on Oct 04, 2019 09:31 am The City announced a new towing pilot program along Queen Street beginning Monday, October 7. The Queen Street Towing Pilot is a data-driven measure that will run approximately six to eight weeks during afternoon rush hour. The pilot location is Queen Street between Fallingbrook Road (to the east) and Roncesvalles Avenue (to the west). Tow […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=2ea5d22371&e=382fa4aa2e)

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In the October 03, 2019 edition: * Climate Action Grant Reminder * City of Toronto: Recipe for Community Working Group * Parkdale People’s Economy: Parkdale Neighbourhood Planning Table * TTC 5-Year Plan and 10-Year Outlook – Survey * Baby Point Halloween Pumpkin Spooktacular * Runnymede Healthcare Centre Community Meeting Recap * Updated Toronto Noise Bylaw Comes into Effect Today * Nuit Blanche – Planning Ahead and Getting Around * Climate Actions and Priorities Public Meeting * Heritage Grant Program 2019 * New Wheelchair Accessible Swing at Budapest Park * Fall is a Great Time to Plant

** Climate Action Grant Reminder ———————————————————— Published on Oct 03, 2019 04:07 pm A reminder that the City is launching grants to support climate action projects at the neighbourhood level. Grants of up to $7,500 per project are available for resident-led projects in the City’s Neighbourhood Improvement Areas, which includes South Parkdale. Eligible projects are those that directly contribute to emission reduction and/or projects that include a climate […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=10927ca108&e=382fa4aa2e)

** City of Toronto: Recipe for Community Working Group ———————————————————— Published on Oct 03, 2019 04:02 pm Join the City of Toronto’s Recipe for Community Working Group, a space to facilitate resident leadership in the planning, delivery and evaluation of resident-inspired and resident-led projects and activities that strengthen community belonging and pride, and to build community skills and capacity. The table provides residents with an opportunity to submit project proposals directly to […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=aaf9c8b71c&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Parkdale People’s Economy: Parkdale Neighbourhood Planning Table ———————————————————— Published on Oct 03, 2019 04:01 pm Join the South Parkdale Neighbourhood Planning Table, a place-based planning approach that involves residents, community agencies, and City staff to identify local priorities, create solutions, and build partnerships to advance the Parkdale Community Planning Study! Please contact Mercedes Sharpe Zayas (mzayas@parc.on.ca) to RSVP and access meeting materials. Date: Wednesday, October 9th Time: 2PM-5PM Location: Parkdale Library (1303 Queen St W, Basement) Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=d820cf9891&e=382fa4aa2e)

** TTC 5-Year Plan and 10-Year Outlook – Survey ———————————————————— Published on Oct 03, 2019 11:08 am The TTC has embarked on the development of a 5-Year Service Plan and 10-Year Outlook that will serve as the blue print for improvements to surface transit that will be delivered between 2020-2024. After extensive technical work and public feedback, a draft Plan is available for a final round of public consultation. Additional details on […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=8250a77da4&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Baby Point Halloween Pumpkin Spooktacular ———————————————————— Published on Oct 03, 2019 10:56 am The merchants of Baby Point Gates are hosting a family-friendly fall event on Oct. 26, including a sidewalk sale, and themed food & beverage. Costume attire welcome. Free carving pumpkins. Spooky selfie corner at Jane & Annette. Location and Venue: Baby Point Gates B.I.A. area, 777 Annette St. Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=2e97327d0b&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Runnymede Healthcare Centre Community Meeting Recap ———————————————————— Published on Oct 03, 2019 10:50 am A community meeting was held on Tuesday October 1st to discuss the Runnymede Healthcare Centre Long-Term Care Expansion. Concerns were heard about the height and massing of the proposal, its effect on parking and traffic for the nearby area, and the effects that construction will have on the neighbourhood. We also heard that the institute […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=3e72a9c813&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Updated Toronto Noise Bylaw Comes into Effect Today ———————————————————— Published on Oct 01, 2019 11:34 am An enhanced City of Toronto Noise Bylaw takes effect today. Toronto City Council approved the noise bylaw amendments in April 2019 to make it easier to understand and enforce noise complaints. This updated bylaw is now in place. As part of the bylaw enhancements, the City’s Municipal Licensing & Standards (MLS) division has introduced a […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=3e1ffcbc46&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Nuit Blanche – Planning Ahead and Getting Around ———————————————————— Published on Oct 01, 2019 11:09 am The 14th annual Nuit Blanche Toronto will fill the city’s streets with nearly 90 contemporary art projects created by more than 300 artists starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 5. Details about the Nuit Blanche Toronto program are available online at gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=3a1cddfa42&e=382fa4aa2e. Navigating the Art by Neighbourhood Following a successful expansion outside the […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=8e551dfd69&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Climate Actions and Priorities Public Meeting ———————————————————— Published on Sep 30, 2019 01:14 pm The City of Toronto is inviting residents to share their ideas on actions and priorities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Toronto. Input from residents will help to inform the 2021 to 2023 implementation plan for the City’s TransformTO climate action strategy. The plan will be presented to Council in the spring of 2020. Four […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=dde8897f1e&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Heritage Grant Program 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Sep 27, 2019 12:47 pm Heritage Grant 2019 Program: Not-for-Profit Organizations Toronto’s inaugural Not-for-Profit Recognition Day on October 2, 2019 celebrates the important contribution that non-profit community organizations make to our city and communities. Not-for-profit organizations that own or operate out of heritage house-form buildings designated under Part IV or Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act are encouraged to apply […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=b066bc300f&e=382fa4aa2e)

** New Wheelchair Accessible Swing at Budapest Park ———————————————————— Published on Sep 27, 2019 11:16 am We are happy to announce that the City’s first wheelchair accessible swing has been installed at Budapest Park! Go out and enjoy it today! Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=00fd7f8d0d&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Fall is a Great Time to Plant ———————————————————— Published on Sep 27, 2019 10:21 am Fall is a Great Time to Plant Did you know that fall is a great time to plant? Temperatures are cooler and trees are beginning to go into dormancy for winter. When trees are dormant, they experience less transplant shock and settle nicely into their new homes! Local non-profit LEAF is planting native trees and […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=112ffd1492&e=382fa4aa2e)

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In the September 26, 2019 edition: * High Park Nature Centre Events * 340-376R Dufferin St & 2 Melbourne Ave Community Meeting * High Park Tenants’ Association Bake Sale * Program Lineup Announced for The Big Draw Festival * On-Street Permit Parking – 2nd Community Consultation Meeting

** High Park Nature Centre Events ———————————————————— Published on Sep 25, 2019 03:51 pm Family Nature Walks Title: All You Need Is Bugs Date: October 5th, 2019 Time: 1:30 – 3:00pm Location: High Park Nature Centre 375 Colborne Lodge Drive Suggested Donation: $2 – $5 Ages: All Ages Event Description: Autumn butterflies, grasshoppers, crickets and blister beetles, oh my! High Park is a haven for so many creepy crawlies […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=f1f5ee2e1b&e=382fa4aa2e)

** 340-376R Dufferin St & 2 Melbourne Ave Community Meeting ———————————————————— Published on Sep 23, 2019 10:42 am A pre-application community meeting is being held to discuss plans by applicant Hullmark to amend the zoning bylaw. The proposal does not contain and changes to the current built form. You are invited to attend this meeting to learn about the proposal details before a formal proposal is submitted. The meeting will include a presentation […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=0c7981b45d&e=382fa4aa2e)

** High Park Tenants’ Association Bake Sale ———————————————————— Published on Sep 23, 2019 10:24 am The High Park Tenants’ Association is having a Bake Sale! Come out and enjoy the treats while supporting your local tenants’ association. October 7th, 4:00pm – 6:30pm In the lobby of 111 Pacific Ave Learn more about the High Park Tenants’ Association at www.HPTA.ca Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=1dd436674f&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Program Lineup Announced for The Big Draw Festival ———————————————————— Published on Sep 20, 2019 04:53 pm The Big Draw Festival at Toronto’s History Museums announced its program lineup for Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29. The weekend celebration of drawing, mark-making and artistic inspiration features more than 50 free art projects and workshops over two days across 10 city-wide historic sites. All activities, unless otherwise noted, will take place Saturday […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=e87d3989e4&e=382fa4aa2e)

** On-Street Permit Parking – 2nd Community Consultation Meeting ———————————————————— Published on Sep 20, 2019 04:48 pm You are invited to a Ward 4 On-street Permit Parking 2nd Community Consultation Meeting with City of Toronto Transportation Staff and City Councillor Gord Perks. Join City staff and Councillor Perks to learn about the City Permit Parking Program and review the proposed area permit parking boundaries. September 24th, 2019 7:00 – 8:30PM St. Pius […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=24812be871&e=382fa4aa2e)

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In the September 19, 2019 edition: * Become a 3Rs Ambassador Volunteer in Your Building * Secondhand Sunday Returns September 29! * Exhibition Place Master Plan Local Advisory Committee – Sept 23 2019 * TransformTO Public Consultations * Swansea Historical Society Newsletter and Message * High Park North – Yard Sale – September 28 * Annual 14 Division Open House – September 14 * Join the High Park Stewards for Seed Collecting – September 22 * Parkside Drive and Colborne Lodge Drive lane closures – September – December, 2019 * An Opportunity to Build Environmental Leadership in Parkdale-High Park – October 2nd, 2019 * Councillor Perks’ wrote an article in Toronto Life on Sidewalk Labs * Youth In Policing Initiative – Job Opening – Deadline September 23, 2019 * Nominations open for Access, Equity & Human Rights Awards * High Park Stewards invite you to Fall Planting – September 8, 2019

** Become a 3Rs Ambassador Volunteer in Your Building ———————————————————— Published on Sep 18, 2019 10:33 am Did you know the City has a 3Rs Ambassador Volunteer program? It engages residents in apartment buildings, condominiums and co-ops to become waste educators and help promote the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) in their buildings. 3Rs Ambassador Volunteers are trained by the City on how to properly recycle and reduce waste going to landfill. Help […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=74e84194ef&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Secondhand Sunday Returns September 29! ———————————————————— Published on Sep 18, 2019 10:27 am Sunday, September 29, 2019 is your chance to share any unwanted, reusable household items with your community. Simply leave them on your property next to the sidewalk for your neighbours to take for free. Then, do the same! That thing your neighbour no longer wants could be exactly what you need. Participating is easy: Leave […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=fac9c1620e&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Exhibition Place Master Plan Local Advisory Committee – Sept 23 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Sep 17, 2019 11:10 am City of Toronto Planning is forming a Local Advisory Committee of area organizations to provide input and feedback on the Exhibition Place Master Plan initiative. You are invited to join our first of two meetings to hear about the project, ask questions, and offer feedback on the initial analysis and draft directions for the future […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=d1a04d6830&e=382fa4aa2e)

** TransformTO Public Consultations ———————————————————— Published on Sep 16, 2019 03:42 pm Residents are invited to have their say on the climate actions and priorities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Toronto. The City is developing its next TransformTO Implementation Plan 2021 to 2023. You can share your views by attending a public meeting, completing an online survey, or hosting your own community consultation with the help […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=0771311960&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Swansea Historical Society Newsletter and Message ———————————————————— Published on Sep 16, 2019 11:04 am A message from the Swansea Historical Society: “We hope to see you at our Oct 2 meeting, where the featured speaker will be Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens – “Swansea’s History of Horticulture”. Among other topics related to the local history of horticulture, Dr. Galbraith will be talking about Swansea’s William […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=21475379a7&e=382fa4aa2e)

** High Park North – Yard Sale – September 28 ———————————————————— Published on Sep 12, 2019 03:43 pm High Park Community Alliance is having a fundraising Yard Sale on September 28, 2019 from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm at 66 Oakmount Road. Donations are accepted and donors can bring the items to 66 Oakmount Road on September 27th after 6pm. Further details in the flyer below. Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=92f8db6f17&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Annual 14 Division Open House – September 14 ———————————————————— Published on Sep 12, 2019 03:23 pm The Community Police Liaison Committee will be hosting their annual Open House on Saturday, September 14th, 2019 from 11am – 2pm at the 350 Dovercourt Rd. Meet your neighbourhood police officers. Refreshments will be provided and food donation for Parkdale Community Food bank will be accepted. Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=5fd2bd29c1&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Join the High Park Stewards for Seed Collecting – September 22 ———————————————————— Published on Sep 12, 2019 03:16 pm Join High Park Stewards on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meet in front of the Grenadier Restaurant. They will be collecting a variety of native plant seeds in The Tablelands to be used in next year’s plantings. Work on the Boulevard Beds will continue. Please do not wear fleece or other non-smooth […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=0faf39bff8&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Parkside Drive and Colborne Lodge Drive lane closures – September – December, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Sep 09, 2019 03:31 pm Metrolinx will be working on the bridge at Parkside Drive and Colborne Lodge and lane closures will be in effect. From September 2019 to December 2019, Parkside Drive and Colborne Lodge will be closed to one lane in each direction. These lanes will be closed directly under Parkside Drive and Colborne Lodge rail bridge. Travel […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=ed6505770d&e=382fa4aa2e)

** An Opportunity to Build Environmental Leadership in Parkdale-High Park – October 2nd, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Sep 09, 2019 03:18 pm Green 13, Green Parkdale-Roncesvalles, and Safe Rail Communities have arranged for the Parkdale-High Park All-Candidates Debate on the Environment and climate to take place the evening of Wednesday, October 2nd, 7:30 pm, at Humbercrest United Church, 16 Baby Point Road. This is one of the more than 100 Debates on the Environment (100debates.ca) set to take place across Canada the first […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=df0e3d6244&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Councillor Perks’ wrote an article in Toronto Life on Sidewalk Labs ———————————————————— Published on Sep 05, 2019 04:44 pm Read Gord’s Toronto Life article published on September 4, 2019 where he talks about Sidewalk Labs’ ideas on transit governance. Toronto needs to maintain control of its transit planning Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=86a985409e&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Youth In Policing Initiative – Job Opening – Deadline September 23, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Sep 05, 2019 04:19 pm Toronto Police Service is now recruiting for the 2020 Winter-Spring Youth In Policing Initiative program. The Winter/Spring program is an After-School program where students will work 6 hours each week and will receive 7 hours of mandatory training one Saturday each month. The rate of pay will be $14/hour and the program will run from […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=4dc8683aba&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Nominations open for Access, Equity & Human Rights Awards ———————————————————— Published on Sep 03, 2019 04:09 pm Do you know someone who is working to create a more equitable city? Celebrate their important work by nominating them for an award! Nominations are open for the 2019 Access, Equity and Human Rights (AEHR) Awards. For more than 15 years, the AEHR Awards have been the City of Toronto’s highest honour to recognize people […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=00c62b523c&e=382fa4aa2e)

** High Park Stewards invite you to Fall Planting – September 8, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Sep 03, 2019 10:46 am High Park Stewards invite you to their annual fall planting! Happening September 8 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Meet up in front of the Grenadier Restaurant. A variety of native plants that thrive in the Black Oak Savannah will be planted. There will also be work done in the The Boulevard Beds in front […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=e76d1a91ce&e=382fa4aa2e)

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Upcoming Candidates Meetings in Parkdale-High Park

If you would like to meet and interact with your candidates for the upcoming Federal Election, you are encouraged to attend one the following meetings within the ward:

Parkdale Tenants Association – Monday, Sept. 23th, 7:00 PM
@ Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church – 250 Dunn Ave.

Bloor West Village Residents Association, Tuesday, Oct 1st, 7:30 pm
@ Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Road

Green 13 – 100 Debates on the Environment – Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, 7:30 PM
@ Humbercrest United Church – 16 Baby Point Road

Swansea Area Ratepayers Association – Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 7:00 PM
@Swansea Town Hall – 95 Lavinia Ave.

Roncesvalles-Macdonell Residents Association – Tuesday, Oct. 15th,  7:00 PM
@ Roncesvalles United Church – 240 Roncesvalles Ave.

Parkdale Residents Association – Wednesday, Oct. 16th , 6:30 PM
@ May Robinson Auditorium – 20 West Lodge Ave.

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