Revival of the Revue Cinema

Posted on June 16, 2007

As a former film student and patron of the Revue, I am delighted to report that this neighbourhood cinema will once again re-open late this summer. I attended the opening press conference on Tuesday June 12th, 2007 in front of the Revue and was greeted by the hardworking members and friends of the Revue Film Society, who committed their time, energy and dedication to restoring this gem in Roncesvalles Village. I also met Dan Mullin, the generous Ward 14 resident who bought this property with his wife Letty.

The Revue Film Society, a not-for-profit group, is asking for volunteers and/or donations to keep this cinema up and running. I encourage all of you to check out their website at www.revuecinema.ca to find out ways to contibute to this wonderful project.

I look forward to working with the group and with the community to ensure that the Revue continues to be a success. See you at the movies!

Update – 1510 King St. West

Posted on June 9, 2007

Since my last entry regarding 1510 King Street West, I’ve had several meetings with City staff and with the owners of the property to finalize the plans. As you will see in the attached document, I am very pleased to report that these plans were recently completed and we are finally going ahead with the rehabilitation of this property.

The community consultation, as required by the Parkdale Pilot Project, is scheduled for Thursday June 14th, 7pm at Mazaryk Cowan Community Centre. The pulic meeting has also been scheduled for the next meeting of Toronto and East York Community Council on Tuesday June 26th, 2007 at 10am. Should you wish to provide any comments on this project, please review the public notice attached for details.

Update – 1510 King St. West

RMRA Greening Committee's 2nd Annual Guided Tree Tour

Posted on June 9, 2007

RMRA Greening Committee’s 2nd Annual Guided Tree Tour:

When: Sunday, June 10th @ 10:00 am. to noon

Where: Meet at Fern and Roncesvalles (Village Park Real Estate)

Get to know the trees in our Neighbourhood. See the trees on the ‘Free City Tree’ list.

A great family outing.

Contact Linda @ 416-588-1195 to register

RMRA Greening Committee’s 2nd Annual Guided Tree Tour

Posted on June 9, 2007

RMRA Greening Committee’s 2nd Annual Guided Tree Tour:

When: Sunday, June 10th @ 10:00 am. to noon

Where: Meet at Fern and Roncesvalles (Village Park Real Estate)

Get to know the trees in our Neighbourhood. See the trees on the ‘Free City Tree’ list.

A great family outing.

Contact Linda @ 416-588-1195 to register

Clarification on lead tests offered to residents

Posted on June 9, 2007

To request free testing for lead in their drinking water, residents must call the Water Quality Lab at

416-392-2894.

Note: no other Toronto Water number can take these requests.

When calling the lab, residents must provide: name, full address, closest major intersection, and phone number

Requests for testing cannot be added to the waiting list unless all information listed above is provided.

Lead contamination of drinking water is only a concern in homes built prior to 1955. If a home was built before 1955, a resident can request free water testing. If a home was built later, the water supply should not come in contact with lead pipes.

CHFT Diversity Scholarship Awards

Posted on June 1, 2007

On Thursday May 10th, 2007 I attended the Co-Operative Housing Federation of Toronto Diversity Scholarship Dinner at the Bright Pearl Restaurant. CHFT awarded 13 scholarships of $5000 to students living in CHFT member housing co-operatives who show a strong commitment to diversity initiatives and who are entering their first year college or university. In the first three years, CHFT has awarded over $85,000 to support students through post secondary education. As part of this event, I was asked (along with Mayor David Miller, Councillors Janet Davis, Paula Fletcher, and Adam Vaughan) to present some of the scholarships and to say a few words about the importance of this program. I strongly believe that this program fosters leadership and dynamic opportunities for some of the brightest and most committed youth of today. I am happy to report that some of the scholarship winners either live in the Parkdale community or attended Parkdale Collegiate Institute. Congratulations to all scholarship winners and I wish you all the best!

Exhibition Place Community Liaison Committee Meeting

Posted on June 1, 2007

Please join me at the Exhibition Place Community Liaison Committee Meeting on June 6th, from 7-9pm. The meeting will be held at the Fountain Dining Room, Queen Elizabeth building.

Community Concerns Fatima Scagnol, Corporate Secretary

Your participation in the meeting is valued. R.S.V.P. to 416-263-3618 or 416-263-3619

City presents draft policy to guide provision of City’s off-leash areas for public comment

Posted on June 1, 2007

City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation will host a series of public consultations for residents to provide input on its “People, Dogs and Parks Strategy” and the draft policy that will govern the terms and operation of off-leash areas in City parks, greenspaces and waterfront areas.

All public consultations will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.:

Monday, June 4: Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr

Tuesday, June 5: Humberwood Community Centre, 850 Humberwood Blvd.

Wednesday, June 6: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

Thursday, June 7: North York Memorial Hall, 5110 Yonge St.

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