Festive Light Exchange in Roncesvalles Village REMINDER

Posted on November 24, 2007

Bring in two old strings of incandescent seasonal lights and received one string of LED lights

FREE OF CHARGE

Please join me and the Roncesvalles Village BIA for a snack and warm beverage this

Saturday November 24th, 2pm to 4pm at the Polish Parishes Credit Union, 220 Roncesvalles Avenue.

Dufferin Jog Elimination Community Information meeting minutes

Posted on November 24, 2007

I would like to thank those who attended the meeting on November 14th, 2007 regarding the above noted project. I have included all of you who live in Ward 14 and who signed up at the meeting on my mailing list. Any further information regarding this project will also be posted on my blog site. Please see attached minutes, and feel free to contact my office should you require any further clarification.

microsoft-word-dufferin-jog-meeting-minutes.pdf

Parkdale's "Lust for Literacy" – Fundraiser for Parkdale Project Read

Posted on November 24, 2007

Cabaret to feature Toronto’s liveliest new voices in words and music

Where: The Theatre Centre. 1087 Queen St. W. (at Dovercourt)

When: Sunday, December 2nd. 7:00 pm.

Admission: $10.00 Food and refreshments. Wheelchair accessible.

Featuring Zoe Whittall, Reading from Bottle Rocket Hearts

“Toronto’s Best Emerging Author” NOW’s “Best Of” Poll, 2007.Literacy Through Hip-Hop – DanceBrandy Leary of anandam – Performance Awkward Silence – Comedy Duo Live Music with:Related – Traditional and Country Waleed – Traditional / World The Holy Fathers – Country RockLeonids – RockBasic Davis – Vocals and Guitar

And Introducing the Dare to Read Challenge Parkdale Project Read offers adults free help with reading and writing in a supportive atmosphere. This is its 20th year.

Heather Lash, Cabaret Organizer and Nadine Sookeramy, of Parkdale Read are available for interviews. For more information please contact Peter Steven at 416-536-2315.

Parkdale’s “Lust for Literacy” – Fundraiser for Parkdale Project Read

Posted on November 24, 2007

Cabaret to feature Toronto’s liveliest new voices in words and music

Where: The Theatre Centre. 1087 Queen St. W. (at Dovercourt)

When: Sunday, December 2nd. 7:00 pm.

Admission: $10.00 Food and refreshments. Wheelchair accessible.

Featuring Zoe Whittall, Reading from Bottle Rocket Hearts

“Toronto’s Best Emerging Author” NOW’s “Best Of” Poll, 2007.Literacy Through Hip-Hop – DanceBrandy Leary of anandam – Performance Awkward Silence – Comedy Duo Live Music with:Related – Traditional and Country Waleed – Traditional / World The Holy Fathers – Country RockLeonids – RockBasic Davis – Vocals and Guitar

And Introducing the Dare to Read Challenge Parkdale Project Read offers adults free help with reading and writing in a supportive atmosphere. This is its 20th year.

Heather Lash, Cabaret Organizer and Nadine Sookeramy, of Parkdale Read are available for interviews. For more information please contact Peter Steven at 416-536-2315.

Celebrate the Holidays with PLEDC

Posted on November 24, 2007

Parkdale Holiday Market

Masaryk-Cowan Commuunity Centre220 Cowan Ave. (just south of Queen) Sunday November 25, 20071:00 pm to 6:00 pm Free Admission Handcrafted GiftsDelicious Homemade GoodiesMusical EntertainmentChildren & Youth Activities

“Yuletide in Muddy York” The First Annual Toronto Christmas Tree Ornament

The Parkdale Liberty Economic Development Corporation (PLEDC) is pleased to announce its First Annual Toronto Christmas Tree Ornament, a living icon of Toronto’s past and a symbol of hope for its future. Yuletide in York is the first in what will become an annual drive to raise funds for economic and employment initiatives in the Parkdale/Liberty communities in downtown Toronto. Every year, Toronto-based artists will compete to have their art commemorated in pewter to ornament Christmas trees all over the GTA. This year’s featured artist is Amita Sen Gupta, graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, whose work has been exhibited all over Toronto and in Europe. Amita’s work focuses primarily on object and emotion; the idea that matter holds memory. Her depiction of a Victorian house pays homage to heritage, family, friends and the home.

“Yuletide in Muddy York” retails at $9.99 with all proceeds going to fund community initiatives in Parkdale. For a list of retailers where it is available, please visit www.parkdaleliberty.com

Limited Edition of 2000: Get them while they last!!!! Buy Online Now: http://www.parkdaleliberty.com/projects/christmas_ornaments.html

Also Available at our Office at 1313 Queen Street West.

Here is what is happening in Liberty Village

Posted on November 24, 2007

Rich Colours Blowout Stock Reduction Sale, until the end of November…. Liberty Village paint store with a difference…there’s no colour they can’t match! To arrange a Home Decorating and Colour Consultation, call Rich Gouveia. Rich Colours, 132 Atlantic Ave. 647-242-6394 www.richcolours.ca In Accessories Giant Warehouse Sale: Saturday Nov. 24, 9am to 6pm Sale of over 500 new designs in semi-precious stones & Swarovski crystals, at up to 90% off; many new styles in sterling silver, 14kt gold, as well as gold-filled and gold vermeil; free giveaways & loads of fun! In Accessories, 99 Atlantic Ave., Suite 205 416-516-4661 www.inaccessories.com

Western Beaches Master Plan

Posted on November 17, 2007

PlanningAlliance [pA] has been selected to develop the Western Waterfront Master Plan in consultation with the community. John Van Nostrand and Graeme Burt are the key pA managers for this project. Come out to hear more about the project and meet the new design team at the upcoming public meeting on Monday, November 26, 2007 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Committee Room #2, second floor. The attached ad provides more information about the public meeting. I look forward to working with you throughout the master plan process.

pa-07-public-meet.pdf

Dufferin Jog Elimination Community Information Meeting

Posted on November 17, 2007

Councillor Adam Giambrone and I held a community information meeting on Wednesday November 14th, at the Alexander Muir Public School to discuss the current status of the Dufferin Jog Elimination Project.

As some of you may be aware, the Dufferin Jog Elimination project has a long standing history in the community. A series of public meetings began in 1991 for the Class C Environmental Assessment Process, and in the year 2000, findings of the environmental assessment were presented for review before design began. The purpose of the meeting was to provide information on where the project is at this stage in the process, which is nearing completion. It was also an opportunity for community members and stakeholders to provide their feedback on design elements (outside of the structural components), as well as an opportunity for a discussion to commence about public art installations. City staff from several departments and senior staff from Delcan were also available to answer questions.

For those of you who could not attend, I am attaching the presentation slides provided by Delcan that were reviewed at this meeting. Please be advised that I will be posting minutes of the meeting on my blog site as soon as they are coordinated with Councillor Giambrone’s staff.

Should you have any questions, or want to be on my mailing list for this project, please do not hesitate to contact my office. I will continue to keep you posted as this project proceeds.

Attached is the presentation Delcan prepared. Warning: Large PDF File

dufferin-jog-elimination-nov-14.pdf

This year, we will be hosting a local Festive Light Exchange in Roncesvalles Village!

Posted on November 17, 2007

Please join me and the Roncesvalles Village BIA on Saturday November 24th, 2pm to 4pm at the Polish Parishes Credit Union, 220 Roncesvalles Avenue. Participate in this great event by bringing two (2) old strings of incandescent (traditional) seasonal lights and exchanging them for one (1) set of energy-efficient LED seasonal lights, courtesy of Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited. Please note that this offer is available to the first 500 families. One exchange per family. Offer is extended to City of Toronto residents only. LED lights reduce the amount of electricity used, cost less and are better for the environment. LED lights are long lasting (up to 60,000 hours per bulb) and turn on and off instantly. They are more durable and safer to use, as they do not generate the intense heat of incandescent bulbs.

Use LED lights this holiday season and enjoy the savings that they bring! Please visit www.torontohydro.com/SLED for more information.

A big thank you goes to the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas for their support.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Please see flyer that was distributed to the community microsoft-word-led-flyer.pdf

The Community Cleans up Melbourne Parkette

Posted on November 17, 2007

Three weeks ago my staff met with local residents and Parks to discuss park improvements at Melbourne Parkette. At this meeting the local residents shared with us the park history, its current use and their visions for the future. To launch their long term ‘park improvements plan’ (yet to be formally determined), residents organized a fall clean up. The City provided bags and gloves to the community and the clean up was a success. Thanks to everyone involved for all your hard work. I look forward to meeting with you soon to discuss next steps!

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