Please find attached the invite for the Design Workshop on Saturday, September 20th, 2008 starting at 1:00 p.m at the High Park Baptist Church, 9 Hewitt Avenue.
Please note the September 15 RSVP date to register for the workshop. You can register by calling Corwin Cambray at 416-397-0244 or email
confirmation of your attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15.
A copy of the invite will be posted under the “What’s New” section on the web page for the Bloor Dundas ‘Avenue’ Study – www.toronto.ca/planning/bloordundas.htm
Please forward widely! I do hope you come out (again) to share your insight and experiences of living and working in the neighbourhood. Feel free to contact my office should you have any questions.
As many of you are aware,
Please be advised that the Jameson Avenue Reconstruction will be underway starting next week,
City Staff have been working with my office on the details of the Jameson Avenue Reconstruction over the past few months: the scope of work involved, the length of the project and my request for clear communication to the residents affected. I have posted preliminary information regarding this reconstruction on my website as soon as it has become available to my office.
The construction will involve complete closures of short segments of roadways during the watermain installation and the road reconstruction. Driveway accesses to the apartment buildings will be maintained and
Please note that pedestrian access to the waterfront will not be affected during this entire construction period.
I am also pleased to announce that the sidewalks will also be re-done and, thanks to my office, a new exciting community art project will be incorporated to revitalize the
Please also find attached an alternate route map to use during construction. Feel free to share this map with neighbours and friends.
I will post any updated information about the reconstruction on my website.
Thank you for your patience during this time and I look forward to seeing the improvement to this gateway into the vibrant community of Parkdale.
Please be advised that in mid September, the courts will be closed for renovations.
The courts will be closed for approximately four weeks.
Sign By-law Project Summary
The new Sign By-law will recognize
The Sign By-law Project will seek to create regulations for the future rather than harmonize regulations from the past.
New technologies such as digital projection and other electronic signs, as well as the wide spread use of vinyl materials creates a challenge. A thorough review of these matters will be undertaken as part of the Sign By-law project and appropriate provisions will be developed to properly regulate these new technologies and materials.
The CNE is opening this Friday August 15th. Modifications to parking in adjacent neighbourhoods have been put in place to accommodate residents during CNE operation. The changes reflect city initiated community consultation with residents, businesses and stakeholders in the area to receive feedback on traffic and parking impacts during the CNE.
Please see the attached Toronto and East York Community Council approved documents, illustrating the location of the Transportation signs that have been erected in your neighbourhood.
I am pleased to announce that I am in the process of finalizing the Ward 14 annual newsletter that will be delivered to every household and business in the ward this fall. This year’s newsletter will be full of exciting updates on the work we have done together in Ward 14, and will include my work at City Hall and a few of the many exciting new initiatives we have accomplished in each of your communities.
I hope you all with take a look!
This year, I participated in a safety audit with members of the Tibetan Community in the
If you are interested in community safety please consider attending a METRAC Community Safety Audit Training session this fall, or for more information please refer to the attached PDF.
In the coming weeks, you will see advertisements informing
If you or your constituents would like more information, please contact the City’s Tax Customer Service Call Centre at 416-338-4829, or visit the website atwww.toronto.ca/taxes.
Yes in My Back Yard is coming to the Gladestone this fall. For more information please see the PDF below. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Parkdale Youth Festival
The annual Parkdale Youth Festival is back this Saturday August 23rd from 2:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. at Masaryk-Cowan Park, Queen and Cowan. It’s a day of family entertainment to raise awareness for various Parkdale youth service organizations.
The Festival will be comprised of various components, including an “Interactive Art Zone” where individuals can contribute to a “mural of street art”. At the end of the day these pieces will be offered to various community organizations in hopes that they are proudly displayed. Throughout the day there will also be a variety of performances, a children’s activity area and wading pool, a Marketplace of local artisans and vendors, and a Community Information Fair with displays of materials from various youth organizations.
For more information please refer to attached flyer: pyf-web-image.jpg
The West End Heat Registry and Heat Response Network became active this year. The registry was developed in response to deputations to the Board of Health on the illnesses and deaths that have occurred in extreme heat conditions, particularly residents at risk in marginalized housing. A number of recommendations came out of the Board of Health and, as a result of motions that I passed, include a recommendation for a local heat registry. The city, through its Shelter, Support & Housing Administration, has provided the Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre with a small amount of money to develop the registry.
I encourage all of you to take a look at the following two links to find out more about this very important initiative:
Click on this link and scroll down to the “Heat Busters”video
The City of
The storm caused sewer surcharging and excessive flooding and damage in the area from Sunnyside Pool west to the Palais Royale. City crews conducted a thorough clean-up including debris removal, removal of the damaged boardwalk, replacement of sand in the playground and the beach as required, as well as disinfection of the playground equipment, wading pool and picnic tables.
The extensive clean-up project involved City staff from Toronto Water, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and Toronto Public Health, with support from the City’s Transportation Services.
Some work related to the clean-up project may still be needed (e.g. removal of fencing, etc.), but residents can be assured they can return to the park and take full advantage of the amenities. Additionally, re-construction to re-build the boardwalk and level the sand in the beach area will continue.