Zoning By-law Parking Requirements Review – Stakeholder Advisory Committee

Good afternoon,

 

Over the coming year, the City of Toronto will be reviewing the parking requirements in the city-wide Zoning By-law (569-2013). The review responds to growing interest in the impacts of parking on housing affordability and travel behaviour, and recognizes that the current zoning standards have not been reviewed recently. The recommended approach to this review was reported to Planning and Housing Committee January 19 (http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2021.PH20.4).

 

I am reaching out to invite you to join the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) for this project and to attend the first meeting of the group 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. on March 11. The purpose of this meeting is to provide background on the review and get feedback on our approach and initial directions.

 

Over the course of the project, we will convene meetings of the SAC at key points to review progress and emerging directions. We are aiming to report back to PHC in late Q4 2021 on the recommended directions.

 

If you would like to join the SAC, please register for this event here: https://toronto.webex.com/toronto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3d244f54fbb74097189fb1787e7d74cb. You will also be added to the email list for the project. Those who enter their mailing address will also be added to the Interested Parties list to receive statutory notices related to the project.

 

Please feel free to email me with any questions.

 

Sincerely,

 

Michael Hain

Manager (A), Policy and Analysis Unit

Transportation Planning, City Planning

City of Toronto

416 392 8698

 

 

 

 

Notice of Collection

 

The City of Toronto collects personal information to give you additional information about the Zoning By-law Parking Requirements Review. The information is collected under the legal authority of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13., s. 17 as well as the Official Plan for the City of Toronto, s. 5.5.1 (b) and s. 5.5.1 (c)(ii), as implemented by By-Law 1082-2002 and amended by By-Law 1038-2008. Questions about this collection can be directed to Michael Hain, City Planning, City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, 21st Floor, Toronto Ontario, M5H 2N2 or by telephone at 416-392-8698.

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Help shape how the City of Toronto engages communities around new shelters and other services for people experiencing homelessness

Hello,

 

We are writing to ask for your help in gathering input from local residents to help strengthen the City of Toronto’s community engagement process for new shelter and other services for people experiencing homelessness.

 

The City is currently undertaking a third-party review of its community engagement process for new shelter and other services for people experiencing homelessness. This review will identify opportunities to enhance this process, to make sure that all new shelter and other services for people experiencing homelessness are set up for success. 

 

The City is inviting local residents and businesses to share their perspectives. All residents are encouraged to share their ideas, whether or not they have participated in the community engagement process or live near a shelter or a service for people experiencing homelessness.

 

There are two ways residents and businesses can provide input into the Community Engagement Review process:

1.    Participate in an anonymous online survey

2.    Participate in a virtual focus group

 

You can learn more about the Community Engagement Review process on the Welcoming New Shelters web page.

 

We have attached an email template that you can copy and paste to provide residents with everything they need to know to participate. Please send to your mailing lists and encourage sharing with their networks.

 

We  would be very appreciative if you could help get the word out. If you have any questions about the project or the outreach to local residents, you can get in touch with Amber Krogel, one of the consultants supporting the Community Engagement Review, at amber@bgmstrategygroup.com.

 

Thank you,

 

Shelter, Support & Housing Administration Staff,

City of Toronto

 

 

 

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City of Toronto – Have your say on upcoming bylaw reviews

The City of Toronto is reviewing two bylaws that may be of interest to residents in your community: election signs and fireworks. Please see below for more information about each review, as well as how you can provide feedback. 

 

We would appreciate your help in sharing this information with your community. Sample social media posts that can be used to share this information on your channels are provided at the end of this email.

 

If you have any questions, please contact MLSconsultations@toronto.ca

 

Have your say on election sign rules

As directed by City Council on September 30, 2020, City staff are undertaking a review of the election sign rules to identify opportunities for further improvement of the bylaw. This review will not include posters, temporary signs (for example, A-frame, open house, and mobile signs), and other signs regulated under the Sign Bylaws.

 

Share your experiences with election sign rules through the online survey: Election Signs Bylaw Review by March 3, 2021. Your input will inform a report expected at the Economic and Community Development Committee meeting in spring 2021. More information at toronto.ca/ElectionSigns.

 

Have your say on fireworks rules

Staff have also been asked to complete a review of the Fireworks Bylaw to explore opportunities for enhanced public education to support safe and compliant use of fireworks. Staff will review current regulations related to the sale and discharge of fireworks and also consider environmental protections and policies in other jurisdictions.

 

Residents can share feedback on fireworks regulations in Toronto via an online survey: Fireworks Bylaw Review by March 5, 2021. The results of this survey will inform a report expected at the General Government and Licensing Committee in spring 2021. More information at toronto.ca/Fireworks

 

Thank you,

 

City of Toronto

Municipal Licensing and Standards

 

City of Toronto logo

 

 

Sample social media posts on elections signs

 

·         Have your say on the rules for election signs in #Toronto! Share your experiences and submit feedback through an online survey by March 3. More information and survey at toronto.ca/ElectionSigns. #CityofTO

 

·         Share your feedback on the rules for election signs in #Toronto. #CityofTO is reviewing the rules and is inviting your input. Submit your input via an online survey at toronto.ca/ElectionSigns. Deadline: Mar 3.

 

Sample social media posts on fireworks bylaw

 

·         #CityofTO is reviewing the Fireworks bylaw and wants to hear from you! Take an online survey by March 5 and share your thoughts on how to support safe use of fireworks in #Toronto. More: toronto.ca/fireworks

 

·         What do you think about #Toronto’s Fireworks Bylaw? Share your feedback on the rules for fireworks sale and use in #Toronto via an online survey. Deadline March 5: toronto.ca/fireworks

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Invitation: Update on the City of Toronto, Toronto Building Program Review

This email is intended for City of Toronto Resident/Ratepayer/Community Associations.

If you are interested in participating on behalf of the West Bend Community Association, please send an email to info@thewestbend.ca so we can submit your name

 

Toronto Building is the City of Toronto’s division responsible for enforcing provincial and municipal building regulations and bylaws. As you may be aware, we have been working with KPMG to conduct a comprehensive review of Toronto Building’s building permit and inspection process.

 

The review involves an in-depth look at how we currently operate, with the goal of developing an enhanced and resilient service delivery model that meets the needs of applicants and the public. Last summer we held an online survey to gather feedback from resident and community associations about your interactions with Toronto Building, including the challenges you face and opportunities to do things better.

 

We are writing to invite you, or a representative of your organization to participate in an update on the Toronto Building Program Review

with

Will Johnston, P.Eng., Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building,

on

February 22, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

 

You may RSVP to this meetiing until February 18, 2021.

 

To allow an opportunity for dialogue, we request that no more than two people participate from each organization.

 

A meeting invitation will be sent to attendees on February 21, 2021.

The City is using the online tool WebEx to support public engagement activities, including this meeting.

More information on using WebEx may be found here.

 

 

Our current contact list may be incomplete. However, we want to ensure that this invitation is extended to any resident/ratepayer/community associations who may wish to participate. Please share this email with City of Toronto resident associations in your network.

 

 

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Developments in Our West Bend

–update: Feb 3rd–
Thank you to all who attended the information session
and thank you for all the fantastic feedback too!

You can view and download the presentation content here:
Feb3-WBCA Developments.

We are going through the questions and comments that were posted in the chat, and will look to post a Q&A shortly based on the many great questions from those in attendance.

We hope you find this informative.  We hope it inspires you to get even more involved in your community!

Stay safe

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Dear Friends and Neighbours,

We are fortunate to live in a fantastic and highly desirable neighbourhood of Toronto. This attracts a lot of development interest and with that, opportunities to make our neighbourhood even better. However, unchecked development may not be as positive.  We have a responsibility to ensure our home is developed appropriately and sustainably!

Want to learn more about the many developments, proposed and already under construction in the neighbourhood? Find out how communities like ours can work with developers to ensure the best outcomes for the place we call home!

The West Bend Community Association is hosting a remote information session on Wednesday, February 3rd @ 7pm, and everyone is invited to attend. A presentation on the current status of West Bend developments will be followed by a discussion about what we would like to see for our neighbourhood. We will conclude with a brief Q&A and a conversation about how every one of us can get involved.

Please share this invitation with your networks. Feel free to forward, print and distribute this poster to encourage a great turnout!

Zoom Meeting Info:
Tentative – please check back if you have trouble connecting in case this changes
https://zoom.us/j/6436820246

Not familiar with Zoom? Click the link above right now to confirm compatibility and fetch any needed software. If you see the empty room of the “West Bend Community Association”, you are on the right track! If you have questions or comments, please send an email to info@thewestbend.ca

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Ward 4 and City of Toronto News

Dear West Bend ,
On September 15, Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) were installed at The Queensway and Ellis Avenue. APS advise pedestrians who are blind, visually impaired, or deaf-blind when they have the right-of-way to cross at a signalized intersection and in which direction they may cross the intersection. The APS push button must be depressed for at least three seconds and adjust to ambient sound levels.
As part of the ongoing Anti-Black racism initiatives by the community, a petition was submitted to the City calling for the renaming of the Dundas Street West. The street’s namesake, Scottish politician Henry Dundas, was involved in delaying the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, causing more than half a million more Black people to be enslaved in the British Empire. At the Executive Committee meeting on September 23, City staff will put forth recommendations that the City host public consultations on the renaming of Dundas Street and on future street namings and renamings, monumental removals and additions, reinterpretations and revocations and report back to Executive Committee in the first quarter of 2021. More information is available online: gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=142e0897f8&e=382fa4aa2e.
The City continues to expand upon its Resurgence Plan. Over the coming days, the City will be working with the Province to reduce social gathering limits, enhance enforcement on existing restrictions and to expand the mandatory mask requirements. On Saturday, September 12, Toronto’s first voluntary COVID isolation centre opened. Public Health case managers will offer this stay for Covid-19 infected individuals. . People who choose to stay at the centre will receive their own room, meals and daily contact with Toronto Public Health to help guide them through the 14-day isolation period required of people diagnosed with COVID-19.
In honour of the front line workers serving our city in these difficult times, the City has proclaimed September 14 as Champions of Care Day. On this day we also pause to remember those workers who paid the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives to COVID-19.
The City of Toronto has issued an urgent appeal to the federal and provincial governments to create 3,000 permanent, affordable homes, within the next 24 months, for homeless, vulnerable and marginalized residents. These investments will support the Council-approved HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan aimed at helping more than 340,000 households in Toronto over the next 10 years. The full details of the plan, as well as the breakdown of the funding request, can be found in the staff report “Addressing Housing and Homelessness Issues in Toronto through Intergovernmental Partnerships”. (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=bd45d56df0&e=382fa4aa2e)
As always, my office is available for questions or comments regarding any Ward 4 or City-related matters.
Sincerely, Gord
============================================================ Events and News – September 17, 2020 edition:

Participate in City Virtual Engagement Events Published on Sep 17, 2020 05:38 pm The City is using the online tool Webex to support virtual public meetings, consultations and other engagement activities. The instructions outlined here are for Webex Events and will help residents join and participate in these City engagement activities. If you need a disability-related accommodation to participate in a City online event, please let the organizing […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=274b9b8d3c&e=382fa4aa2e)

High Park Community Alliance AGM & my views on where we stand Published on Sep 17, 2020 05:37 pm The High Park Community Alliance’s AGM will be held virtually on WebEx at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 23. Please click here just prior to the meeting to attend. For additional IT support or to join by phone, see the bottom of this letter. Friends, For a number of years the High Park North community […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=398bb2b3e8&e=382fa4aa2e)

Virtual Community Consultation on the 1375 Queen St West Rezoning Application Published on Sep 17, 2020 05:35 pm City Planning is holding a Virtual Community Consultation Meeting on the 1375 Queen Street West Re-Zoning Application. It will be an opportunity to learn more about this application, ask questions and share your comments. Your feedback will help inform the City’s evaluation of the proposed development. The application proposes to amend the City’s Zoning By-laws […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=dbd2715db3&e=382fa4aa2e)

#BikeTOBloor Published on Sep 17, 2020 05:33 pm This campaign is intended to highlight the diversity of storefronts and businesses located on Bloor St and show cyclists where they can now bike and shop. With #BikeTOBloor, residents are encouraged to: Ride a bike to a store, Take a photo of your purchase, the shop, or the new bike lanes, Post your photo on […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=3fb71ef21b&e=382fa4aa2e)

Here’s how to join Wabash Community Centre Consultations! Published on Sep 14, 2020 09:57 am Virtual Townhall September 22, 2020 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Two ways to join the meeting: Join online Event password: wabash Event number: 132 257 8032 Call 416-216-5643 and use meeting number 132 257 8032. Press *3 to ask a question. Join the virtual townhall to learn more about the project and ask questions. Download […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=f5ddc1d757&e=382fa4aa2e)

Pre-application Meeting – 1360 Queen St W Published on Sep 11, 2020 12:54 pm Kingsett Capital, the developer of 1360 Queen St West, the N/W corner of Queen and Brock, will be holding a virtual pre-application meeting to discuss their proposed plans for this site. The proposal includes a 9-storey terraced mixed-use development containing 117 units with ground floor commercial uses and a community hub space. The Virtual Community […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=36451f3523&e=382fa4aa2e)

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Pre-application Meeting Notice – 1360 Queen St W

View this email in your browser (mailchi.mp/cf9b5ea4abc4/pre-application-meeting-notice-1360-queen-st-w?e=382fa4aa2e) Please share this information with your neighbours.
Kingsett Capital, the developer of 1360 Queen St West, the N/W corner of Queen and Brock, will be holding a virtual pre-application meeting to discuss their proposed plans for this site.
The proposal includes a 9-storey terraced mixed-use development containing 117 units with ground floor commercial uses and a community hub space.
The Virtual Community Consultation meeting will take place on Thursday September 17^th, from 6:30 – 8 PM .
Meeting Link (Webex Events): bit.ly/3bIaqyQ
Councillor Perks and City Planner Patrick Miller will be in attendance.
If you are unable to attend the meeting and are interested in providing comment and/or receiving more detailed information on this application as it becomes available please contact Councillor Perks’ Office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca (mailto:councillor_perks@toronto.ca) .
Regards,
Office of Councillor Gord Perks Parkdale/High Park- Ward 4
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Ward 4 and City of Toronto News

Dear West Bend ,
COVID-19 continues to circulate in the city and the age distribution of reported cases has shifted to younger age groups under 40 years old. Provincial orders under the Reopening Act and the City bylaw on physical distancing remain in effect. As the virus continues to circulate, I would like to remind you to adhere to Toronto Public Health’s advice to wash hands often, stay within you social bubble of no more than 10 people, practise physical distancing and wear a mask or face covering where mandatory or when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
As students go back to school, parents are understandably worried. While the Province and local school boards are responsible for the back to school plans, Toronto Public Health has been providing guidance to Toronto school boards on these plans to ensure a safer return to school for children.
Toronto Public Health has established is establishing a team of more than 70 nurses to provide support for schools as they reopen. Public health teams will also be providing mental health and well-being support in school settings, along with rapid-response outbreak investigation, case management and support the planning process for testing if a COVID-19 case is detected in a school setting.
All-way Stop Sign Installation – Brookside Ave and St. Johns Rd
Transportation staff installed an all-way stop at Brookside Ave and St. Johns Road last week, along with crosswalk and zebra markings.
Last year our office was contacted by local residents and parent council members requesting the installation of an all-way stop sign at Brookside Ave and St. Johns Rd. Following a review by City traffic engineers which determined that the installation of an all-way stop sign control was warranted, Councillor Perks brought the item to Toronto and East York Community Council in July 2020 to expedite approval and installation.
A big thank you to the community members who reached out and collected petition signatures.
As always, my office is available for any Ward 4 or City-related matters at councillor_perks@toronto.ca .
Sincerely, Gord
============================================================ Events and News – September 10, 2020 edition:

3194-3206 Dundas Street West Preliminary report at TEYCC – September 16, 2020 Published on Sep 10, 2020 02:59 pm The Preliminary Staff Report responding to the rezoning application for 3194-3206 Dundas Street West will be reviewed at Toronto and East York Community Council on Wednesday, September 16. For a link to the report, please click here. The rezoning application proposes to amend the City’s Zoning By-laws with an eight-storey mixed-use building. Information on the […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=9d3fea4d13&e=382fa4aa2e)

1221 King St West – Construction Staging Report Published on Sep 10, 2020 02:30 pm A Construction Staging Report for 1221 King St West will be reviewed at Toronto East York Community Council (TEYCC) on September 16th. Lifetime Developments is constructing a 14-storey condominium building with ground floor retail at 1221 King Street West. The site is located on the southwest corner of King Street West and Dufferin Street. The […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=42e3c08746&e=382fa4aa2e)

2706-2730 Dundas St West – Construction Staging Report Published on Sep 10, 2020 02:26 pm A Construction Staging Report for 2706-2730 Dundas Street West will be reviewed at Toronto East York Community Council (TEYCC) on September 16th. 2720 Dundas Junction Limited Partnership is constructing a nine-storey residential condominium building at 2706-2730 Dundas Street West. The site is located on the northeast corner of Dundas Street West and Watkinson Avenue. The […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=235fa097ae&e=382fa4aa2e)

Toronto Environmental Alliance recruiting participants for the Zero Waste High-Rise Project! Published on Sep 10, 2020 11:47 am The Toronto Environmental Alliance has developed an online step-by-step program to help Toronto multi-residential buildings reduce waste and become zero waste leaders. If you are a high-rise building resident, or staff member, and want to take action, you can join the project. Learn more here: www.torontoenvironment.org/highrise_project_join or join an upcoming information session: www.torontoenvironment.org/highrise_events ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=f35951758d&e=382fa4aa2e)

Registration of short-term rentals begins in Toronto Published on Sep 10, 2020 09:33 am On September 10, 2020 the City of Toronto launched a new online registration system for short-term rental operators who rent their homes on a short-term basis for a period of less than 28 consecutive days. Short-term rental operators must register with the City in order to operate in Toronto. Operators are only allowed to rent […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=6dd928159d&e=382fa4aa2e)

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Dear West Bend ,
This Monday, the Mayor proclaimed August 31^st as Overdose Awareness Day in the City of Toronto. The opioid crisis remains an urgent public health crisis, exacerbated further by the Covid-19 pandemic.
In my capacity as the Chair of Toronto Drug Strategy Implementation Panel, I wrote a letter (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=1553bdad49&e=382fa4aa2e) in support of the Board of Health urging the Ontario Ministry of Health to support managed opioid/safer supply initiatives.
Two weeks ago, an announcement was made for $1.6 million in federal funding for harm reduction efforts in Toronto.More than $582,000 is earmarked for an emergency safer supply pilot project led by Parkdale Queen West Community Health Clinic. This is great news for the community and it is imperative that funding continues for live saving harm reduction efforts.
On Monday, the City also launched its Resurgence Plan (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=5ba3b92bc3&e=382fa4aa2e) . This plan outlines potential changes to city services in the event of a resurgence of COVID-19. The five priority areas of the City’s response are to implement public health measures, support vulnerable populations, support City employees, mitigate the impact to Toronto’s economy and ensure the resiliency of City services and a coordinated response.
I will continue to share any updates regarding this plan and other City-related matters.
My office can be reached at councillor_perks@toronto.ca for any questions or concerns.
Sincerely, Gord
============================================================ Events and News – September 03, 2020 edition:

Keele Station Easier Access Update Published on Sep 03, 2020 04:11 pm As part of the Easier Access Program, the TTC is installing elevators to make Keele Station accessible. This work will take place starting September 4 to October, 2020. In order to carry out this work, terrazzo tile needs to be installed in the station including in front of both escalators that take customers to the […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=74d0a27adb&e=382fa4aa2e)

Virtual CNE 2020: CNE At Home Published on Sep 03, 2020 04:00 pm Earlier this year, like many other events, the Canadian National Exhibition made the historic decision to cancel its iconic fair for only the second occasion in its 142-year history. Although the CNE gates won’t be opening this summer, the CNE is continuing the tradition of bringing fun to Torontonians beginning August 21 to September 7 […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=924254ad76&e=382fa4aa2e)

City of Toronto extending outdoor pool season at 10 locations Published on Sep 03, 2020 01:01 pm Select City outdoor pools are extended for the summer season. Torontonians can stretch out the summer at 10 City outdoor pools which will remain open until September 13, with the remainder closing as planned on Sunday, September 6. The ten outdoor pools include: Alex Duff, 779 Crawford St. Donald D. Summerville, 1867 Lake Shore Blvd. […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=af3c815b2a&e=382fa4aa2e)

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Dear West Bend ,
My office has received many emails and phone calls regarding safe reopening of schools in September. While the Province and local school boards are responsible for the back to school plans, Toronto Public Health has been providing guidance to Toronto school boards on these plans to ensure a safer return to school for children.
Toronto Public Health is establishing a team of more than 70 nurses to provide support for schools as they reopen. Public health teams will also be providing mental health and well-being support in school settings, along with rapid-response outbreak investigation, case management and support the planning process for testing if a COVID-19 case is detected in a school setting.
The City is also gearing up to offer fall recreation programs beginning this October -toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/recreation (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=6f139ca1c7&e=382fa4aa2e) . Many community centres will also offer free recreation programs this fall, including leisure swimming and drop-in programs for children, youth and older adults. More information is available at toronto.ca/lowcostrecreation (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=9a6c788914&e=382fa4aa2e) . Registration for fall recreation programming will take place from September 12 to 16.
Modified Heat Relief Network
The City of Toronto’s modified Heat Relief Network features a wide array of cool spaces that are open during and beyond Heat Warnings and others open only during Heat Warnings. It includes pools, wading pools, splash pads, community centres and, during Heat Warnings, Emergency Cooling Centres (ECCs) for the public.
The network now includes 72 Toronto Public Library branches that are open for Stage 3 service, which can be used for cooling; 47 community centres and pools that have space, including lobby space and seating, for residents to use for indoor cooling; more than 300 aquatic amenities including the City’s 140 splash pads, 100 wading pools, 56 outdoor swimming pools and 29 indoor pools. An interactive map (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=3f2a22cc80&e=382fa4aa2e) is available online to help those who need to access a cool space find a location near them.
I will continue to update you with more information as they become available to me.
For any Ward 4 or City-related matters, email my office at councillor_perks.ca .
Sincerely, Gord
============================================================ Events and News – August 27, 2020 edition:

Virtual Community Consultation on the Rezoning Application: 1540-1550 Bloor Street West (N/W corner of Bloor and Dundas Street West) Published on Aug 27, 2020 04:57 pm City Planning is holding a Virtual Community Consultation Meeting on the Zoning Amendment and Rental Housing Demolition Applications for 1540-1550 Bloor Street West. It will be an opportunity to learn more about this application, ask questions and share your comments. The application proposes to amend the Zoning By-law to allow a 25-storey (80.6 metres high, […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=6fc95d24e4&e=382fa4aa2e)

Virtual Community Consultation on the 1521 Queen St West Rezoning Application Published on Aug 27, 2020 04:55 pm City Planning is holding a Virtual Community Consultation Meeting on the 1521 Queen Street West Re-Zoning Application. It will be an opportunity to learn more about this application, ask questions and share your comments. Your feedback will help inform the City’s evaluation of the proposed development. The application proposes to amend the Zoning By-law to […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=560f6cbb12&e=382fa4aa2e)

Major TTC initiatives/construction project updates in Parkdale-High Park Published on Aug 27, 2020 04:42 pm Runnymede Station Easier Access Project Runnymede is scheduled to become an accessible station at the end of 2020. Customers are now boarding all buses inside Runnymede Station’s bus loop. A portion of the bus loop will be occupied by construction material as the project continues to progress. The three elevator shafts have been built. Crews […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=e6f0fe704c&e=382fa4aa2e)

Drop off items for reuse, recycling and safe disposal at Community Environment Days Published on Aug 27, 2020 04:16 pm Community Environment Day events begin September 13 and will run on seven weekends until November 1. This year, Community Environment Days will be set up as drive-thru events at the City’s seven Drop-Off Depots. This is a great opportunity to help reduce the amount of reusable or recyclable waste going to landfill and to safely […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=29ea544ecd&e=382fa4aa2e)

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