Sorauren Park – Wabash Fieldhouse Ready to Begin

Posted on March 24, 2007

I am pleased to announce, as your Councillor, that The Wabash Community Fieldhouse which will serve Sorauren Park can now go forward. With passage of the City’s Capital Budget, construction of the fieldhouse, a long-term dream of local residents, can begin this year.With assistance from Mayor Miller & Parks staff sufficient City funds have been found to start the project this year despite the financial challenges facing our city. As a Budget Committee member, I can assure you that the City’s financial challenges are real.

City funds will now be added to community donations collected by the Wabash Building Society, and monies secured from residential development in the area, to permit renovation of 50 Wabash Avenue. This modest two storey-building will serve as a fieldhouse for activities at Sorauren Park, providing a meeting space for the community and support for the many recreational activities at Sorauren Park. For the first time, when the building is complete, the park will have washrooms!

Once again, thanks to the dedicated volunteers from the non-profit Wabash Building Society, and previous elected officials, without whom nothing would have been possible.

The Citizens' Advisory Committee of the Keele Community Correctional Facility of Toronto Invitation

Posted on March 24, 2007

Invites you to learn more about what they and the centre do “one conversation at a time on Saturday March 24, 12-3pm at the Annette Street Public Library (Annette and Medland).

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee of the Keele Community Correctional Facility of Toronto Invitation

Posted on March 24, 2007

Invites you to learn more about what they and the centre do “one conversation at a time on Saturday March 24, 12-3pm at the Annette Street Public Library (Annette and Medland).

Traffic Enforcement Activities

Posted on March 24, 2007

TRAFFIC COMPLAINTS

Police Constable Dan Rohde # 5170 of the 11 Division Traffic office is currently involved in a 6 month pilot program dealing with traffic complaints. He is responsible for the monitoring and enforcement action related to any and all traffic concerns received by the division. This it is hoped will more effectively deal with these issues. If you have any traffic related concerns please contact PC Rohde at 416–808–1152 or at Danny.Rohde@ torontopolice.on.ca

Residents' Associations

Posted on March 10, 2007

The West Bend Community Association

High Park Residents Association

Parkdale High Park Waterfront Group

Parkdale Residents Association

Roncesvalles-Macdonell Residents Association

Sunnyside Residents Association

Residents’ Associations

Posted on March 10, 2007

The West Bend Community Association

High Park Residents Association

Parkdale High Park Waterfront Group

Parkdale Residents Association

Roncesvalles-Macdonell Residents Association

Sunnyside Residents Association

Toronto Green Awards 2007

Posted on March 10, 2007

Congratulations to the Parkdale United Church for being a finalist! They have been nominated for best Green Design for The Green Phoenix project, a 136 unit apartment building. The finalists were selected on the basis of their outstanding achievements and contributions to making Toronto a healthy, green city. The ten winners of Green Toronto Awards will each receive $5000.00 to donate to the environmental organization of their choice.

Congratulations Parkdale United Church!

The judges have narrowed down 178 nominations to 30 finalists for this year’s Green Toronto Awards. A single winner in each category will be announced at the City’s annual Green Toronto Awards reception at City Hall on May 1st.

Front Street Extension Vote Results

Posted on March 10, 2007

As an environmental activist in the City over the last 20 years I have often fought against expressway expansion in our City. So, at the first opportunity I moved a motion at the City’s budget committee to remove all money from the Front Street Extension project and to reallocate it to more environmentally sound waterfront projects. This motion passed, but was overturned by the City’s Executive Committee. When the issue came up for a full debate at City Council on March 7th, Councillor Adam Vaughn moved a similar motion to mine. In a narrow vote 22 -20 our plan to stop the Front Street Extension was deferred for consideration at a later date (most likely later this year).

A clean green waterfront does not need more roads, so I will continue to work towards stopping the Front Street project.

1100 King Street West

Posted on March 10, 2007

Last fall, before the municipal election, a major development at 1100 King Street West received its final necessary approvals at the Ontario Municipal Board. The original development application was filed in 2002. This major development lies on vacant land, between the City Works yard and the Railway Corridor. It runs along the railway tracks north of King St.West and east of Dufferin Street. When fully-developed, this site will include multiple townhouses and a 19-storey tower. As a result of the OMB decision, the City has little power, at this late date, to alter the development. Despite this situation, I have begun to meet with the developer and his design team to see how this major development can be best made to benefit the community even at this late date. We will keep you posted.

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