Nuit Blanche comes to Parkdale!

Posted on September 27, 2007

For one sleepless night on Saturday, September 29, you can experience Toronto transformed in this year’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. Discover art in galleries, museums and unexpected places such as alleys, churches and squash courts. Explore work by 500 artists at almost 200 sites. The PVBIA and Gallery 1313 have been working hard to bring Nuit Blanche to Parkdale this year. Please show your support by joining me at their installations. Particpate in The Gateway installation, which starts at the Dufferin & Queen bridge, with performance and Parkour, incorporating the urban art of jumping from building to building. Continue onto the Media Tent/Refresh Zone in the Green P city parking lot just west of Cowan and Queen Streets. Part performance part reality. The Media Zone will be a tented area with the projecting of images from different feeds of other areas of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. At the Refresh Zone tired visitors weary from their Scotiabank Nuit Blanche travels will sign up for a rest on one of the cots.

See you there!

Parkdale Community Legal Services host a public meeting

Posted on September 27, 2007

Join the Parkdale Community Legal Servicesto talk about the provincial government, the election and yourrights as a worker.

Tuesday, September 25th6:30 – 8:00pmParkdale Library – Basement Room1303 Queen St.

Light snacks, Good discussion…..

The Province has announced a new program called ROOF

Posted on September 27, 2007

The ROOF program is a $100 allowanceper month that is paid directly to low income working families (those with children and net incomes below $20,000) to assist with eitherprivate market or social housing rent. Starting January 2008, the Province will provide these housing allowances to eligible families for a maximum of 5 years. Families may be eligible if they: – have employment income – are a renter household – have one or more dependent children under the age of 18 – pay more than 30% of income on rent – are on, or eligible to be on the social housing waiting list- are not receiving social assistance or other government shelter allowance. The deadline for accessing this program is November 15, 2007. To be eligible, applicants must apply by this date. Applications must be made using original application forms provided by the Province; applications can be requested using the attached flyerat www.Ontario.ca/ROOF, by phone at 1-888-544-5101 or at some community agencies.

Psychiatric Survivor Pride Weekend – Friday September 28th , Saturday September 29th ,Sunday September 30th

Posted on September 27, 2007

Friendly Spike Theatre Band presents:

Saturday September 29th

PSYCHIATRIC SURVIVOR PRIDE DAY CELEBRATION

Arts and Education Fair,CTO Research Presentation by Erick FabrisFree lunch! – Courtesy of Raging Spoon, Voices from the Street, & Houselink Community Kitchen

Performance Art by Linda CarterOpen Stage!A Crazy Diamond, (pt#1) a film by Lavarocky

Edmond Yu Theatre Project by The Friendly Spike Theatre BandAnd more!

11am – 4pm, Parkdale Library Auditorium (1303 Queen Street West)

For information on any of these events call Friendly Spike Theatre Band (416) 516 4740

Fair Taxes

Posted on September 15, 2007

As you know I have been very open about my support for the land transfer tax and the personal vehicle registration tax. I encourage all of you to visit www.fairtaxes.ca to find out more information and show your support for Toronto. Write to your City Councillor and Mayor David Miller and let them know that you want to take part in building a better City.

High Park Walking Tours – Fall 2007

Posted on September 15, 2007

The High Park Community Advisory Committee invites you to walk with them this Fall.

Walks last for 1.5 to 2 hours and may go on wooded trails, so please remember to wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Meet at 1:15 pm (unless otherwise noted) at the benches across the road from the south side of the Grenadier Cafe and Teahouse in High Park.

Your $2.00 donation supports this and other volunteer stewardship and education programs in High Park. S

September 16, 2007 Monarch Migration

September 23, 2007 The Birds of Fall * Meet at 9 am (bring binoculars)

October 7, 2007 Fall Wildflowers and Seeds

*Especially recommended for families

Meet with me to discuss the City's financial crisis

Posted on September 10, 2007

As you are aware the City is in financial trouble. We need to look at ways to off set provincial downloading in order to continue to provide the level of service currently in place.

I would like to discuss the options available, and hear each respective community’s thoughts and suggestions on how to accomplish this goal. After much deliberation, it has been decided to hold one large ward wide meeting to discuss the city’s financial woes. The date selected is:

Tuesday September 25th, 2007

Fern Avenue Public School

28 Fern Avenue

7-9 pm

Please advise your friends and neighbours of this special evening. I encourage people to come out and to share your thoughts and ideas on the revenue tools, and to find out ways that you can help. Special thanks to the RMRA for providing the location and for hosting this important community meeting. A secondary date has also been discussed with the Westbend Community Association, for those who cannot make it on the 25th. The “Fiscal Fireside Chat” will be held on the following:Monday, September 17, 2007

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

West Toronto Lawn Bowling Club, In the Baird Park Clubhouse

Keele Street & Humberside Avenue

Thank you to Hilary Bell for helping to organize this meeting. I look forward to seeing you all, and please contact me if you require any clarification.

Meet with me to discuss the City’s financial crisis

Posted on September 10, 2007

As you are aware the City is in financial trouble. We need to look at ways to off set provincial downloading in order to continue to provide the level of service currently in place.

I would like to discuss the options available, and hear each respective community’s thoughts and suggestions on how to accomplish this goal. After much deliberation, it has been decided to hold one large ward wide meeting to discuss the city’s financial woes. The date selected is:

Tuesday September 25th, 2007

Fern Avenue Public School

28 Fern Avenue

7-9 pm

Please advise your friends and neighbours of this special evening. I encourage people to come out and to share your thoughts and ideas on the revenue tools, and to find out ways that you can help. Special thanks to the RMRA for providing the location and for hosting this important community meeting. A secondary date has also been discussed with the Westbend Community Association, for those who cannot make it on the 25th. The “Fiscal Fireside Chat” will be held on the following:Monday, September 17, 2007

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

West Toronto Lawn Bowling Club, In the Baird Park Clubhouse

Keele Street & Humberside Avenue

Thank you to Hilary Bell for helping to organize this meeting. I look forward to seeing you all, and please contact me if you require any clarification.

1540 Bloor Street West Avenue Segment Study Community Meeting

Posted on September 10, 2007

On Thursday September 20th, 2007, a community meeting will be held to discuss the current status of the Avenue Segment Study that Tas DesignBuild (developer for this site) has been working to put together. This meeting will give Tas Design an opportunity to present a working draft of the study for community feedback, concerns and questions. In my previous postings I mentioned that I held a “community pre-consultation” in early May for members to give their initial thoughts and feedback. Since this meeting, an ad hoc committee was formed (Friends of Dundas and Bloor) to represent community member and stakeholder interests. I encourage you to visit their website at http://www.dundasandbloor.ca to learn more about the project and to find out ways that you can get involved. Please see the attached flyer for the community meeting details.

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