Ward 4 and City of Toronto News

Dear West Bend
Today, we held our second virtual City Council meeting where we voted to approve the installation of approximately 25 kilometres of new bikeways, along with the final approval and acceleration of 15-kilometres of cycling routes previously planned for this year, for a total of approximately 40 kilometres of on-street cycling lanes approved for accelerated installation in 2020.
Part of the approved project is the Bloor West Bikeway Extension which will extend the existing Bloor bike lanes westward from Shaw Street to Runnymede Road. This bike lane will also connect to the West End Rail Path and High Park. It is a great achievement for our City. Thank you to all the community members and advocates for your hard work in making this happen.
Starting Monday, June 1, drop boxes at all accessible Toronto Library branches will open to accept returns. Library members can continue to place holds online, through the TPL website at www.torontopubliclibrary.ca, and will then be able to pick up their materials through a curbside pick-up service which will be available in early June.
The reopening framework provided by the Province of Ontario and the advice of the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Toronto Medical Officer of Health, will be incorporated to ensure best practices within libraries as well as for the safe delivery of curbside service. The suspension of fines implemented when the pandemic began will continue until regular service resumes.
While the City works to ensure services and businesses are safely reopened, the transition has not and will not be easy. At this time, I urge you to continue following Public Health advice and practice physical distancing whenever possible to do so and wear a mask when unable to practice physical distancing.
For the most updated information from the City, visit www.toronto.ca/covid-19 .
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My Virtual Town Hall is happening June 2nd, 7pm. Send in your comments! Published on May 28, 2020 05:25 pm While our city, along with the rest of the world, faces this difficult time, I have been comforted by the outpouring of help and support our Parkdale – High Park community has shared with each other. Seeing residents provide a helping hand to their neighbours, supporting our local restaurants and businesses, and donate meals to […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=ac8586e03e&e=382fa4aa2e)

My comments at Council on the Housing Now Initiative – May 28, 2020 Published on May 28, 2020 05:16 pm Today, Toronto City Council approved the second phase of Housing Now. Here are my comments on the importance of socially owned housing. ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=e1c7380497&e=382fa4aa2e)

Junction Farmers Market is Online! Starts May 30th Published on May 28, 2020 04:44 pm Your favourite JFM vendors will have pre-packaged market boxes in various sizes and price points. Find the list of vendors and items on their website gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=449eabaccc&e=382fa4aa2e. Their ordering window opens at 5 pm every Saturday and closes at 11:59 pm every Wednesday for the following Saturday pick-up – so make sure to plan in advance! […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=45a912ce64&e=382fa4aa2e)

TTC Safety Measures Published on May 28, 2020 04:37 pm The document below is an overview of measures TTC continues to take to keep riders safe and well informed. ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=d792ad2730&e=382fa4aa2e)

High Park Stewards Presents Weird and Wonderful Plants Published on May 28, 2020 04:32 pm SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm WEIRD AND WONDERFUL PLANTS Heather Jerrard shows us interesting plant specimens, gardening tips and tricks and combinations for low maintenance outdoor spaces. You’re invited to attend this special, online presentation about interesting plant specimens, conversation starters in the garden, natives, edibles, and planting combinations for outdoor spaces […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=772f67519c&e=382fa4aa2e)

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