Ward 4 and City of Toronto News

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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