Dear West Bend ,
On Tuesday, at the Executive Committee, City staff released a report, which provided an update on the impact of COVID-19 on the City’s finances. Toronto is facing a 1.35 billion dollar deficit, which was projected without mitigation measures to be $1.9 billion, by the end of 2020.
Unlike the Provincial and Federal governments, The City cannot run operating deficits. We must balance our operating budgets, which means we will be forced to either raise property taxes significantly or make devastating cuts to City services. We need immediate support from the Provincial and Federal governments.
On Thursday, July 30^th, I will be hosting a Facebook Live Town Hall at 7:00 pm to discuss the ‘Impact of Covid-19 on City Services and Finances’. Please email in your questions with the subject line, “Town Hall” in advance to email@example.com“>mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org@toronto.ca.
Please include your name, and what neighbourhood you live in. I look forward to hearing your thoughts, ideas, and questions.
Those that do not have facebook accounts can still view the live video by visiting facebook.com/GordPerks.
I hope to see you on Thursday, July 30, 7pm at facebook.com/GordPerks
Events and News – July 23, 2020 edition:
City recommends next steps on the legacy of Dundas Street and other public assets Published on Jul 23, 2020 04:45 pm The City of Toronto is committed to addressing the legacy of Dundas Street and establishing a process to more broadly understand and respond to how systematic racism and discrimination are embedded in City assets, commemorative programs and naming policies. In response to a petition in June calling for Dundas Street to be renamed, Mayor John […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=f88ffc9145&e=382fa4aa2e)
High Park Zoo llama pen activities update Published on Jul 23, 2020 04:42 pm *Shared at the request of the Friends of High Park Zoo* Although High Park Zoo is now open, we have made the difficult decision to not operate the llama pen activities for the remainder of 2020. We want to ensure that our visitors, volunteers, zookeepers and animals remain as safe as possible; we do not […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=bdbca7ad83&e=382fa4aa2e)
CaféTO COMES TO THE JUNCTION WITH OVER 10,000 SQ. FEET OF NEW PATIO SPACE! Published on Jul 23, 2020 04:37 pm *Shared at the request of the Junction BIA* TORONTO, ON July 20, 2020 – Patio season is in full swing in the Junction! Many of our beloved local restaurants and bars have opened up shop and are now offering outdoor dining service courtesy of the City’s CaféTO program. Extending along Dundas Street West from Indian […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=b16c6f906e&e=382fa4aa2e)
Sundays @ Lambton House – July 26, 2020 Published on Jul 23, 2020 04:33 pm Please join Lambton House (4066 Old Dundas Street), appropriately physically distanced, this Sunday, 26 July at 7:00 p.m. for a special Sunday evening concert from the front porch of Lambton House. Please bring your own chair; masks/face covering recommended. Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=967d08dfe4&e=382fa4aa2e)
Construction Notice: Bikeway Installation on Bloor Street West from Shaw Street to Runnymede Road Published on Jul 23, 2020 04:25 pm Installation Timeline: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 to End of August, 2020 The City of Toronto will install the Bloor West Bikeway Extension starting on Tuesday, August 4th. The street changes are intended to improve safety and comfort for all road users, and include the installation of cycle tracks (protected bike lanes). This project is part […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=b461cdce61&e=382fa4aa2e)
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