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In the May 16, 2019 edition: * Councillor Gord Perks at City Council – May 14, 2019 * Town Hall on Bill 108 * Toronto Drop-In Network – Hours of operation, Services & Meal time * European Gypsy Moth Aerial Spray within our ward * Final Compost Day – May 25th, 2019 * Tree Planting Program – Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests * Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust – Annual Members Meeting & Potluck – May 25, 2019

** Councillor Gord Perks at City Council – May 14, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on May 16, 2019 04:45 pm Gord’s comments on the 2019 Provincial Budget: Details on this Council item available at – gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=634f8864e3&e=382fa4aa2e The Right to Adequate Housing City Council on May 14 and 15, 2019, adopted the following: 1. City Council request the Director, Affordable Housing Office to consider the presentation from the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=4149602f88&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Town Hall on Bill 108 ———————————————————— Published on May 16, 2019 04:34 pm Doug Ford’s plan to bring back the OMB, sideline municipalities and marginalize local communities in the planning process is being fast-tracked for approval with almost no time for residents to respond. Cities, and towns across Ontario are grappling to understand the implications of Bill 108 and making their voices heard. Join us 7 pm on […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=594d0c921e&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Toronto Drop-In Network – Hours of operation, Services & Meal time ———————————————————— Published on May 16, 2019 04:06 pm *Please share with your neighbours* The Toronto Drop-In Network (TDIN) is an active coalition of over 50 drop-in centres throughout the City of Toronto that work with people who are homeless, marginally housed or socially isolated. Our Network includes drop-ins of all sizes and with a diversity philosophies that serve men, women, transgender and non-binary […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=512ba00bf0&e=382fa4aa2e)

** European Gypsy Moth Aerial Spray within our ward ———————————————————— Published on May 16, 2019 03:54 pm European gypsy moth (EGM) is a defoliating insect that can severely weaken or kill trees. It is a major pest in North America. In conjunction with various ground-based methods of control, the City of Toronto will be conducting an aerial spray this spring. The spray is to help manage high levels of European gypsy moth […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=d0b46f6ba6&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Final Compost Day – May 25th, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on May 16, 2019 03:20 pm The May 25th Compost Day will be at Indian Rd Public School, 285 Indian Rd Crescent, where free leaf compost will be available from 10:00 am, while supplies last. Compost will also be available at the next Community Environment Day on Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at Sorauren Park. Our office can be reached at 416-392-7919 […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=23f044759c&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Tree Planting Program – Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests ———————————————————— Published on May 13, 2019 05:15 pm Private Property Tree Planting Program – Get Advice, Planting Help and Instructions for Aftercare! LEAF offers a Subsidized Backyard Tree Planting Program which helps you enjoy the many benefits of trees by planting the right tree in the right place. You will get an arborist consultation at your property, a 5 to 8 foot native tree and full […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=c3eb8719ac&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust – Annual Members Meeting & Potluck – May 25, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on May 13, 2019 04:49 pm ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING & POTLUCK JOIN US TO CELEBRATE A GREAT YEAR OF COMMUNITY ACTION! WHEN: Saturday May 25, 2019. 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. WHERE: Milky Way Garden. *In case of rain, Church of the Epiphany and St Mark @ 201 Cowan Ave. RSVP & Download AGM Notice Join us on Saturday May 25th 2019 for […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=cb1f0049b2&e=382fa4aa2e)

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In the May 09, 2019 edition: * Junction Farmers’ Market every Saturday, starting May 25, 2019 * Cuts to Public Health * High Park Stewards May 12 and 26 Garlic Mustard Removal and Boulevard Beds * U of T Conference about the Housing Action Plan – May 11, 2019 * Runnymede Healthcare Centre * Ford Government Makes Major Changes to Planning Rules * TTC Notice – station improvements at Jane Station – May 2019

** Junction Farmers’ Market every Saturday, starting May 25, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on May 09, 2019 05:10 pm The Junction Farmers’ Market provides local, sustainably produced fresh foods in ways that build community, support local food growers and produces, and promote access to healthy food for all. Visit the market, every Saturday 9am – 1pm, from May 25 to November 2nd at 2960 Dundas St W. Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=b22971a28a&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Cuts to Public Health ———————————————————— Published on May 07, 2019 05:58 pm Friends, Last month the Government of Ontario announced cuts to Public Health funding across the province. We are just now learning the full impact of these changes on our neighbourhoods and communities. In Ward 4 alone, the province’s cuts will impact: student nutrition programs, food inspections and infection prevention in long-term care facilities, school based […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=bb24eaecae&e=382fa4aa2e)

** High Park Stewards May 12 and 26 Garlic Mustard Removal and Boulevard Beds ———————————————————— Published on May 07, 2019 05:55 pm Help the High Park Stewards with one of two activities. We need to (1) redesign the boulevard beds next to the Grenadier Cafe, by rebuilding the fencing and replanting; (2) remove garlic mustard, a notoriously invasive species, from an area of the park. Lots of hands are needed! Meet us in front of the […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=150b7765f6&e=382fa4aa2e)

** U of T Conference about the Housing Action Plan – May 11, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on May 07, 2019 11:35 am The City of Toronto is preparing a Housing Plan for the coming decade. As Toronto’s housing crisis deepens and the past decade’s housing plan draws to a close, what lessons need to be learned? This action-oriented conference brings together prominent scholars, Councillors, planners, and activists to weigh in on and debate the initiatives Toronto could […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=519607b2e6&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Runnymede Healthcare Centre ———————————————————— Published on May 06, 2019 10:47 am Runnymede Healthcare Centre held a meeting on April 25th to show their proposed plans to the neighbourhood. The meeting gathered approximately 70 attendees who voiced their concerns about the building’s height, the parking situation in the area, greenery in the proposal, and the construction process. Below is a copy of the presentation that was given […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=65a907e28d&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Ford Government Makes Major Changes to Planning Rules ———————————————————— Published on May 06, 2019 10:15 am Friends, Late last week the Government of Ontario announced major changes to planning law in Ontario. These changes reinstate the old Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) rules and put more power in the hands of developers and their lobbyists. This enables developers to go around local government and communities and put proposals which we haven’t even […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=4045608b6d&e=382fa4aa2e)

** TTC Notice – station improvements at Jane Station – May 2019 ———————————————————— Published on May 03, 2019 06:13 pm TTC will be conducting station improvements to Jane Station starting May 8 for a few months. Work will include rehabilitating sections of bus roadway and platforms, repairs to station finishes such as terrazzo tiles and concrete floor repairs, and some wall repairs. The majority of the work will be completed during daytime hours with the […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=2ba4490486&e=382fa4aa2e)

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In the May 03, 2019 edition: * Community Meeting to review the staff report for the 406-410 Keele St Development – Monday, May 13th 2019

** Community Meeting to review the staff report for the 406-410 Keele St Development – Monday, May 13th 2019 ———————————————————— Published on May 03, 2019 04:45 pm A rezoning application was originally submitted for a 6-storey building. The applicant has appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) with a hearing scheduled for Nov 18, 2019. City Planning staff and the applicant have continued to work on the proposal. The applicant has submitted revisions to their original application. City Planning will be bringing […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=e50f1b5624&e=382fa4aa2e)

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In the May 02, 2019 edition: * PCIC – 2019 Canada Summer Job Openings * 2946-2968 Dundas Street West, N/E corner of Dundas at Pacific Avenue * 2442 – 2454 Bloor St W (Humber Odeon) Update * 3775-3803 Dundas St West Re-Submission * Reminder about the Cherry Blossoms in High Park this weekend * Masaryk Park and Melbourne Parkette Community Clean-Up Day – May 4th, 2019 * Basement Flooding Prevention Information

** PCIC – 2019 Canada Summer Job Openings ———————————————————— Published on May 02, 2019 02:54 pm The Parkdale Community Information Centre (PCIC) is a non-profit charitable community services organization committed to meeting the diverse and changing needs of the Parkdale community through the delivery of accessible, effective programs and services. PCIC helps people living in Parkdale to access community and government resources and services; supports them to live independently; and encourages […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=b103955767&e=382fa4aa2e)

** 2946-2968 Dundas Street West, N/E corner of Dundas at Pacific Avenue ———————————————————— Published on May 01, 2019 01:50 pm An application has been submitted to the City proposing to amend the Zoning By-law at 2946-2968 Dundas Street West to permit an 8-storey mixed use building with 102 residential units, including rental replacement units. A preliminary report on this application will be prepared by City Planning and heard at Toronto and East York Community Council […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=c63ac2fb1b&e=382fa4aa2e)

** 2442 – 2454 Bloor St W (Humber Odeon) Update ———————————————————— Published on May 01, 2019 01:20 pm The development proposal for 2442-2454 Bloor St West was scheduled for a Settlement Hearing at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) on April 23, 2019. The developer, the City, and all of the other parties to the proceeding have settled the matter. The settlement, approved in principle by the LPAT, results in a 12-storey building. […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=a4b935e234&e=382fa4aa2e)

** 3775-3803 Dundas St West Re-Submission ———————————————————— Published on May 01, 2019 01:11 pm The site at 3775-3803 Dundas St West received approval in 2017 for rezoning application for 12-storey residential building with 293 units. There is now a re-submission for site plan approval of a 13 storey rental building. The supporting documentation is found on the City’s website at: gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=2a652c60db&e=382fa4aa2e. Click on “Supporting Information” under “Site Plan Approval” […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=553c9df4f0&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Reminder about the Cherry Blossoms in High Park this weekend ———————————————————— Published on May 01, 2019 12:56 pm The cherry blossoms at High Park are blooming! Starting Saturday May 4 at 7am, the park will be closed to all vehicles during the peak bloom days. Please plan your trip to the park accordingly. Please click here for more information on the Traffic Plan: gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=e4a5e41de0&e=382fa4aa2e Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=6d05cec685&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Masaryk Park and Melbourne Parkette Community Clean-Up Day – May 4th, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 29, 2019 04:21 pm On Saturday, May 4th, 2019, join Greenest City and Masaryk Park and Mebourne Parkette friends for their Spring Clean Up at 10:30 am. Garbage bags, gloves and shovels provided along with some coffee and snacks! Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=edccee36e9&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Basement Flooding Prevention Information ———————————————————— Published on Apr 29, 2019 04:11 pm Basements can flood for many reasons. While the City of Toronto is working to improve its complex system of underground sewers, these improvements alone cannot completely protect a home from basement flooding. With increasingly severe weather events, it is essential that homeowners take steps to help protect their home from basement flooding. For more information […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=5e608de313&e=382fa4aa2e)

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In the April 26, 2019 edition: * Reminder – Community Environment Day and Compost Day Tomorrow – April 27, 2019 * Trash Talk – 2019 Garbage Rate and Rebate Changes * Public Open House – Policies to Address Loss of Dwelling Rooms – May 6, 2019 * City-Wide Consultations on Official Plan Review – Transportation Policies * Changing Lanes – Community Consultation Meetings on the Expansion of By-law Permissions for Laneway Suites * Bloor West Village Residents Association – Secondhand Sunday – April 28, 2019

** Reminder – Community Environment Day and Compost Day Tomorrow – April 27, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 26, 2019 02:50 pm The Community Environment Day be held on Saturday, April 27th, 2019, from 10am – 2pm at Sir Casmir Gzowski Park (1751 Lake Shore Blvd. W.) The April 27th Compost Day will be at Runnymede Public School, 357 Runnymede Road, where free leaf compost will be available from 10:00 am, while supplies last. The next Compost Day […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=e9d6d812a1&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Trash Talk – 2019 Garbage Rate and Rebate Changes ———————————————————— Published on Apr 25, 2019 12:09 pm The rate that you pay for Solid Waste Management Services, such as recycling, organics and garbage collection, is based on the size of your Garbage Bin. Residents with the largest Garbage Bins pay the most and those with the smallest pay the least. This volume-based structure is designed to encourage people to reduce their garbage […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=37fc2a979b&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Public Open House – Policies to Address Loss of Dwelling Rooms – May 6, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 25, 2019 11:03 am There will be a community consultation meeting on the proposed revisions to the polices to address the loss of dwelling rooms on Monday, May 6, 2019 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm in Committee Room 2 (second floor) of Toronto City Hall. This is your opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions of City staff. You […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=3d9d713043&e=382fa4aa2e)

** City-Wide Consultations on Official Plan Review – Transportation Policies ———————————————————— Published on Apr 24, 2019 03:42 pm City Planning staff are currently reviewing transportation policies related to the transit, cycling, street related maps and schedules, automated vehicles (AVs), and shared mobility services. Staff are consulting with the public on proposed draft transportation policies. Four public meetings will be held from May 1, 2019 to May 7, 2019. All meetings will be held […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=f9dd099625&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Changing Lanes – Community Consultation Meetings on the Expansion of By-law Permissions for Laneway Suites ———————————————————— Published on Apr 23, 2019 02:44 pm Do you have thoughts on laneway suites? The City wants to hear from you. The City is hosting a series of drop-in consultation meetings where you can learn more, ask questions, talk to City staff and share your comments about laneway suites. May 1, 2019 in Room 308/309, 3rd Floor of Metro Hall (55 John […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=3f1c5a4c30&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Bloor West Village Residents Association – Secondhand Sunday – April 28, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 23, 2019 12:54 pm Secondhand Sunday, on the last Sunday of April and September, is a day to put out any unwanted but reusable items on the sidewalk in front of your property, for your neighbours and other passersby to take for free. It’s a great way to give new life to items you no longer want and an […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=3bd2bb7ec1&e=382fa4aa2e)

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In the April 19, 2019 edition: * Community Clean-Up in Warren Park – April 27, 2019 * On-street Permit Parking Report coming to Toronto East York Community – April 24, 2019 * Consultation Meeting – Scarlett Road Bridge Update & Proposed Bike Lanes – April 29, 2019 * High Park Stewards Presentation – Fusion Gardens: Multi-Season Sustainability and Beauty – April 28, 2019 * Runnymede Healthcare Centre Community Meeting – April 25, 2019 * 150 Dunn Ave (UHN Facility) Preliminary Report and Community Meeting * Tree for Me event – May 11

** Community Clean-Up in Warren Park – April 27, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 18, 2019 12:51 pm As part of the Clean Toronto Together initiative, a residents-led cleanup is happening on Saturday, April 27. Meet up is at 12 noon at The Hill – St. Mark’s Rd. More information on the CTT at gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=7a245e1fb4&e=382fa4aa2e Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=64e7040bfb&e=382fa4aa2e)

** On-street Permit Parking Report coming to Toronto East York Community – April 24, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 18, 2019 11:58 am A report on residential on-street permit parking will be coming to Toronto East York Community Council (TEYCC) on April 24, 2019. This report provides the results of community consultation and a potential implantation plan for the expansion of residential on-street permit parking. Please note that the results in the staff report were completed prior to […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=ad0d2ad79c&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Consultation Meeting – Scarlett Road Bridge Update & Proposed Bike Lanes – April 29, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 18, 2019 11:38 am There will be a Public Consultation Meeting on Scarlett Road Bridge Update & Proposed Bike Lanes on Scarlett Road. This will be an opportunity to view information materials, see a presentation, and speak with the project teams about these related projects. Councillor Perks will be in attendance. Date: Monday, April 29, 2019 Time: Drop in […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=06b3551135&e=382fa4aa2e)

** High Park Stewards Presentation – Fusion Gardens: Multi-Season Sustainability and Beauty – April 28, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 18, 2019 10:43 am Sunday, April 28, 2019, 10:30 am – 12:30 pmHoward Park Tennis Club, 430 Parkside Drive, Toronto, ON Join us for a presentation about fusion gardens, for multi-season sustainability and beauty, by renowned landscape designer, environmentalist and consultant Sean James. “There are many tools available to help the planet, including drought-tolerant and biodiversity-enhancing plant choices, as well […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=b081120420&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Runnymede Healthcare Centre Community Meeting – April 25, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 17, 2019 01:27 pm Just a friendly reminder that Runnymede Healthcare Centre is having a Community Meeting to discuss a proposal to build a 200-bed long-term care home adjacent to their existing facility. Come out, see what they are proposing, and take part in the discussion. Thursday, April 25 6:30pm-8:00pm Swansea Town Hall, Rousseau Room 95 Lavinia Ave Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=349b3296f9&e=382fa4aa2e)

** 150 Dunn Ave (UHN Facility) Preliminary Report and Community Meeting ———————————————————— Published on Apr 16, 2019 04:03 pm A preliminary report has been released for the planning application at 150 Dunn Ave (the UHN facility). Please see the attached file for the report and more details. Further, the City will be holding a Community Consultation meeting where you can learn more about this application, ask questions, and share your comments. Details are as […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=c20d7ef6a0&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Tree for Me event – May 11 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 15, 2019 01:29 pm Registration for a free tree from the City of Toronto is now open! This is your chance to get a free native tree with mulch for your yard and to help the City achieve its goal of 40% tree canopy coverage. Green 13 is working in partnership with West Toronto Baptist Church, the City, and […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=6700dc743d&e=382fa4aa2e)

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In the April 12, 2019 edition: * Spring 2019 Newsletter from Councillor Gord Perks * Community Consultation Meeting – 299 Glenlake Avenue – April 23, 2019 * Take Steps to #TransformTO – May 6 – 20, 2019 * No Prescribed Burn for High Park in Spring 2019 * Green 13 Presents: Introduction to Project Drawdown – May 15, 2019 * Cycle Toronto hosts Bloor Bike Lane Extension Meeting – April 16, 2019

** Spring 2019 Newsletter from Councillor Gord Perks ———————————————————— Published on Apr 12, 2019 04:04 pm Scroll through the eight pages of our annual spring newsletter to find information on a variety of community-wide issues, updates on parks and transportation projects as well development and planning files. For any comments or questions, our office can be reached at councillor_perks@toronto.ca or 416-392-7919. Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=6ab6f1588e&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Community Consultation Meeting – 299 Glenlake Avenue – April 23, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 12, 2019 04:00 pm Planning application for: 299 GLENLAKE AVENUE The City is holding a Community Consultation meeting where you can learn more about this application ask questions and share your comments. Details are as follows: Date: April 23, 2019 Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm Place: Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Road Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=21a37d14bb&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Take Steps to #TransformTO – May 6 – 20, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 12, 2019 12:23 pm Spring is here Toronto, so let’s step outside to #TransformTO! From May 6 – 20, challenge yourself to walk more to support a healthier and greener Toronto. Walking is a clean, green, and healthy way to get around Toronto and a great way to support the City’s TransformTO Climate Action Strategy. To reduce community-wide greenhouse […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=3f14fb8bfb&e=382fa4aa2e)

** No Prescribed Burn for High Park in Spring 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 12, 2019 11:22 am Urban Forestry has been using fire as part of its natural area management program for black oak savannah habitats for over 20 years in three city parks: High Park, Lambton Park, and South Humber Park. Black oak savannah is a rare vegetation community that is at risk of extinction throughout North America. Fire sustains these […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=dfbbb09598&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Green 13 Presents: Introduction to Project Drawdown – May 15, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 08, 2019 01:59 pm Introduction to Project Drawdown: Solutions to Reverse Global Warming Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 7 pm Swansea Town Hall, Rousseau Room, 95 Lavinia Avenue Members of DRAWDOWN TORONTO will present “100 scientifically proven solutions to reverse global warming”, based on the book edited by Paul Hawken. Please register through eventbrite: gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=5d8d6dd483&e=382fa4aa2e Facebook: gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=37a0d13ab5&e=382fa4aa2e Hosted by […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=27e179f690&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Cycle Toronto hosts Bloor Bike Lane Extension Meeting – April 16, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 08, 2019 10:03 am WHEN WILL THE BLOOR BIKE LANE BE EXTENDED TO HIGH PARK? COME FIND OUT WHAT’S HAPPENING. Date: Tuesday, April 16 Time: 6:30 PM Location: Bloor Collegiate Institute (1141 Bloor Street West – near Dufferin Subway) The existing Bloor bike lanes from Avenue Road to Shaw Street ARE a great success. Ridership SURGED to make Bloor […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=825784ae72&e=382fa4aa2e)

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Hold the Date: Green 13 Event May 15: Drawdowns: Solutions to Reverse Global Warming

Introduction to Project Drawdown: Solutions to Reverse Global Warming
Wednesday, May 15, 2019  7 pm
Swansea Town Hall, Rousseau Room, 95 Lavinia Avenue
Members of DRAWDOWN TORONTO will present "100 scientifically proven solutions to reverse global warming", based on the book edited by Paul Hawken. Please register through eventbrite:
Suggested donation $5 at the door. Proceeds go to Drawdown Toronto. 

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In the April 04, 2019 edition: * City of Toronto Retail Main Streets Survey * Upcoming Housing Rights Workshop with CERA – April 11th, 2019 * Runnymede Healthcare Centre Community Meeting – April 25, 2019 * Annette Street Public Library – Upcoming Events * Join the High Park Stewards for a walking tour of Restoration and Prescribed Burn sites in High Park – April 19, 2019 * Community Environment Day – April 27, 2019 and Compost Days * Anishinaabe Inaakonigewin: Indigenous Governance, Laws and Lifeways – April 8, 2019 * ENAGB – Indigenous Language Program for Families with Young Children * E-Waste Collection at Jane/Dundas Library – April 6, 2019 * HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan – Public Consultation Meetings * Reminder: Call for Volunteers- Spring into Parkdale 2019 * Plan your route to see the High Park Cherry Blossoms – Vehicles will not be permitted

** City of Toronto Retail Main Streets Survey ———————————————————— Published on Apr 04, 2019 03:11 pm The City of Toronto has launched a study of the current state and future of Toronto’s retail main streets. The first phase of this work is an online survey of residents and businesses. Resident Survey Business Survey The survey will give the City a deeper understanding of the current economic, policy and regulatory environment […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=502f7b850a&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Upcoming Housing Rights Workshop with CERA – April 11th, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 04, 2019 10:22 am Members of the Parkdale People’s Economy Affordable Housing Working Group is organizing a workshop with CERA on housing rights. Topics will include: * Advocating for disability-related accommodations in housing; * Eviction prevention strategies; * Addressing discrimination and harassment; * Ontario’s new Standard Lease; * Impacts of The Rental Fairness Act (2017); * Impacts of housing […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=22ed736c9b&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Runnymede Healthcare Centre Community Meeting – April 25, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 03, 2019 04:07 pm Runnymede Healthcare Centre is having a Community Meeting to discuss a proposal to build a 200-bed long-term care home adjacent to their existing facility. Come out, see what they are proposing, and take part in the discussion. Thursday, April 25 6:30pm-8:00pm Swansea Town Hall, Rousseau Room 95 Lavinia Ave Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=ff1b614e69&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Annette Street Public Library – Upcoming Events ———————————————————— Published on Apr 03, 2019 02:54 pm Monday, April 15, 1 pm – Celebrate Poetry Month with Glen Downie Glen Downie won the Toronto Book Award for his verse poetry collection Loyalty Management. He has also published prose poems (Local news, Left for Right), found poems (Monkey Soap) and a collection of prose poems and found images (Democratic Beauties). He labours under […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=8e08dc1dba&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Join the High Park Stewards for a walking tour of Restoration and Prescribed Burn sites in High Park – April 19, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 03, 2019 01:28 pm On April 14 at 10:30 am join High Park Stewards for a walking tour of our Restoration sites and a discussion of prescribed burns as a habitat management tool led by Jaclyn Scobie, Park Program Officer, Urban Forestry. Meet in front of the Grenadier Restaurant (200 Parkside Drive). Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=5b5eabe860&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Community Environment Day – April 27, 2019 and Compost Days ———————————————————— Published on Apr 02, 2019 04:18 pm The City’s annual Community Environment Day is back! It will be held on Saturday, April 27th, 2019, from 10am – 2pm at Sir Casmir Gzowski Park (1751 Lake Shore Blvd. W.) There will also be 3 compost days in our ward, where free leaf compost will be available from 10:00 am, while supplies last. April […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=df0f90897f&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Anishinaabe Inaakonigewin: Indigenous Governance, Laws and Lifeways – April 8, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 02, 2019 03:53 pm How might Indigenous governance systems contribute to changing our relationships with each other and to the land and waters? Join us for an evening of learning and conversations featuring Indigenous knowledge keepers on Indigenous Law and knowledge systems, including Lee Maracle, Dawnis Kennedy, Sylvia Plain, Valarie Waboose, and others, on Indigenous governance in the city, […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=298bac4866&e=382fa4aa2e)

** ENAGB – Indigenous Language Program for Families with Young Children ———————————————————— Published on Apr 02, 2019 03:01 pm From January to December 2019, Toronto Public Library is hosting ENAGB Indigenous language classes at four branches (Danforth/Coxwell, Gerrard/Ashdale, Malvern and Mount Dennis). These classes, specifically structured to provide support to all families who are expecting or have children under six years of age, have been designed and are being delivered by the Native Canadian […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=7c63895177&e=382fa4aa2e)

** E-Waste Collection at Jane/Dundas Library – April 6, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 01, 2019 03:05 pm On Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 11am – 3pm, you can dispose your electronic waste outside Jane/Dundas Public Library – 620 Jane Street. Find the list of accepted items here. Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=b30655c98f&e=382fa4aa2e)

** HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan – Public Consultation Meetings ———————————————————— Published on Apr 01, 2019 02:42 pm Share your ideas with us at an upcoming public meeting and help us find the right solutions for housing Toronto! Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=dcffa23fed&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Reminder: Call for Volunteers- Spring into Parkdale 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 01, 2019 10:52 am The Parkdale Village BIA is looking for volunteers to lend a friendly hand during our outdoor Festival on Saturday May 11th, 2019 – in Parkdale Village! If you love Parkdale, are friendly and excited to support the community and local businesses, please fill out our Volunteers Application Form and email it to info@parkdalevillagebia.com along with your resume, listing any […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=7d693175cc&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Plan your route to see the High Park Cherry Blossoms – Vehicles will not be permitted ———————————————————— Published on Mar 29, 2019 02:42 pm *Please share with your neighbours* Every year tens of thousands of people visit High Park to take part in what has become a rite of Spring in Toronto: viewing the blossoming Sakura (cherry blossom) trees. This year, the City at the request of Toronto Police Services, will prohibit vehicle access to and parking in High […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=578c9d55d8&e=382fa4aa2e)

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In the March 21, 2019 edition: * Heritage Talk at Lambton House – Live in Harmony with Earth – April 11, 2019 * Meeting Location Change -Development Application – 299 Glenlake Avenue at Pacific Avenue * Parkdale’s Seedy Saturday and Green Fair – March 23, 2019 * Community Consultation Meeting – Bloor West Village Heritage Conservation District Study – April 3, 2019 * Swansea Historical Society Newsletter – April 2019

** Heritage Talk at Lambton House – Live in Harmony with Earth – April 11, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Mar 21, 2019 03:53 pm Learning to live in harmony with the earth’s capacity” Heritage Talk with Sunday Harrison, M.E.S. Dipl LA and founder and Executive Director of Green Thumbs Growing Kids, a school gardening program in its 20th year. She contributes to knowledge-building in urban gardening, including green roofs, food gardening, landscaping with native plants, organic pest control, composting […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=259360d4eb&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Meeting Location Change -Development Application – 299 Glenlake Avenue at Pacific Avenue ———————————————————— Published on Mar 21, 2019 11:45 am An application has been submitted to the City proposing to amend the Zoning By-law at 299 Glenlake Avenue to permit an 11-storey infill apartment building (37.3 m in height, including mechanical penthouse) with 123 residential rental units situated to the north of the existing tower and fronting Glenlake Avenue. A preliminary report on this application […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=4672cb630e&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Parkdale’s Seedy Saturday and Green Fair – March 23, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Mar 19, 2019 02:58 pm Saturday March 23, 2019 from 11am to 4pm Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church, 250 Dunn Av. Toronto – Parkdale, ON Join Greenest City and Toronto Urban Growers at Parkdale’s Seedy Saturday and Green Fair event this March 23rd. Parkdale is a diverse community and our Seedy Saturday will celebrate that – join us to buy and exchange […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=fbb1a22ee9&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Community Consultation Meeting – Bloor West Village Heritage Conservation District Study – April 3, 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Mar 18, 2019 02:59 pm City Planning is holding an Open House on the Bloor West Village Heritage Conservation District Study (HCD) Study. Findings from the HCD study will be presented and community members are welcome to provide feedback. Details as follows: Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm Place: High Park Nature Centre 375 Colborne Lodge Drive, […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=3b85c19ccb&e=382fa4aa2e)

** Swansea Historical Society Newsletter – April 2019 ———————————————————— Published on Mar 18, 2019 02:06 pm Swansea Historical Society Newsletter for April 2019 is now available below. On April 3rd, author Kelly Mathews is returning as a featured speaker. Visitors are welcome. Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=88da28c39b&e=382fa4aa2e)

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