We are nearing the end of the Wabash Green Feasibility study. The final public meeting will be held on June 23rd from at the
Please follow this link to view the concept plans for the proposed recreation centre and the proposed site concept plan for the integration of the
Staff plans to submit the first batch of proposed bike lanes for 2009 to the Public Works Committee June meeting. The report will include the contra-flow and regular bike lanes from the WEBways project, including the following in (or on the border of) Ward 14:
- Under the bridge on Lansdowne (north of Rideau) – bike lane
- Under the bridge on Brock (south of
) – bike lane Florence
- Fermanagh (Sorauren to
Roncesvalles) – contra-flow bike lane
The opportunity for every resident to obtain safe, secure affordable housing throughout
“One of the best ways of providing opportunity for all is to make sure people have access to affordable housing across
Live Green Toronto is a City of
Martina Rowley is the Community Animator for our ward and the rest of the Toronto & East York Community Council district. Martina is available to work with you to ‘facilitate’ the launch of green project(s) in your neighbourhood. This includes working with all types of community-based groups and businesses. Martina will connect you and your community with resources through: free workshops; printed and online information (available only in English but later in other languages); providing assistance in determining and refining project ideas; connecting you with expert advice, service and material providers; giving guidance to your volunteers; and assisting you in finding funding for your projects.
In the long-term, we will all work together to identify a Live Green Toronto vision for our community.
For more information, or to get started with a neighbourhood project, contact:
The Toronto Drug Strategy is co-hosting a risk management workshop for licenced establishments. I have circulated the attached flyer to our Ward 14 BIAs, but please feel free to distribute to other interested parties.
Please join me in welcoming Wangari Muriuki, my new Executive Assistant. Please do not hesitate to stop by Suite A14 to wish her congratulations in this new position. Wangari has had many years of experience working with Street Health and was recently appointed as a citizen member to the Board of Health, however once Wangari accepted the position of Executive Assistant in my office she resigned from the Board.
Wangari brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Ward 14 and the City and I am happy that she has become a part of our team.
Saturday May 30
(rain date May 31)
All day – or while the good stuff lasts!
Come and check out Parkdale’s greatest annual treasure trove
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May 25 – 29
“Kids Summer Safety: What Families Need to Know”
See attached flyer for more information:
Doors Open Toronto celebrates its 10th anniversary by opening 175 doors
This weekend, Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24, Doors Open Toronto invites residents and visitors to explore up to 175 buildings from heritage landmarks to modern structures, including the 1850s Don Jail and a restored five-pin bowling alley. Many of the buildings are not usually open to the public, and admission to all buildings is free.
Dates: Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24
Times: Most buildings are open on one or both days from to , with exceptions. Please confirm times for each venue. No pre-registration or tickets are required.
Numerous locations; highlights include:
o BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir – last year’s most popular site
o Art Deco gem the Carlu at
o pre-1834 sites such as Fort York National Historic Site,
o Union Station, the site of readings, performances and spontaneous theatre presented by Diaspora Dialogues
o Drake Hotel, with intimate readings by authors in a newly restored suite
Visit www.toronto.ca/doorsopen for a full list of buildings. The Doors Open Toronto weekend information headquarters is located at City Hall,
In addition to the building tours, Doors Open Toronto is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the finale of
Doors Open Toronto is produced by the City of
Water-efficient lawns and gardens
Toronto Water is hosting seminars at selected stores across the city on the topic of water-efficient gardening. You can learn how to create a beautiful outdoor space while saving water.
Hundreds of events highlight Bike Month 2009
Bike Month 2009, featuring more than 150 events and activities that promote cycling in the community, will take place in
“Bike Month is a celebration of the culture of cycling in the City of
Again this year, the official launch of Bike Month is the marquee event – the 20th annual Group Commute through the streets of
“Riding a bike promotes a healthy lifestyle, helps the environment since biking produces zero harmful emissions that lead to climate change and it reduces our dependence on vehicular traffic,”said Councillor Adrian Heaps, Chair of the City’s Cycling Committee.
Other major events during Bike Month include the following:
• Wednesday, May 27 – Bikeway Network event. The City of
• Thursday, May 28 –
• Friday, May 29 – The
For more information about any Bike Month activities, call the City Cycling office at 416-392-7592 or visit www.toronto.ca/cycling/events.
The Roncesvalles Environmental Assessment was approved unanimously at the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee meeting this week. Attached is the report for your review. This report will go to Council in June. If City Council endorses the recommendations of this Study, the Project File will be forwarded to the Province for review.
I look forward to working with you on the detailed design work in the coming months. If you would like to be included in our email contact list please send your information to Amy Johnston at email@example.com.
Attached are the summary notes for the above noted meeting to discuss for 59 Wilson Park Rd., 21 Thorburn Ave., 5 Glenavon Rd., 2 Elm Grove Ave., 2 Spencer Ave., and 8 Spencer Ave. These notes were prepared by community planner Christopher Dunn, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416-397-4077 should you have any questions.
Next steps: The Parkdale Housing Committee will review these properties at its meeting on May 6th. For those properties which receive approval by the committee, they will be presented to the Toronto and East York Community Council meeting on Tuesday June 23rd, 2009, and to the July 6th meeting of Council if passed at TEYCC.
If you wish to comment on any of these properties at Toronto and East York Community Council I will be sending posting this information as soon as it becomes available.
The City of Toronto will host an Open House at Gallery 1313 to exhibit submissions for the second phase of a public art competition. Councillors Perks and Giambrone will join City staff and the public to view the proposals by four short listed artists, Vera Frenkel (Toronto), Isabelle Hayeur (Montreal), Luis Jacob (Toronto) and Ken Lum (Vancouver) whose conceptual designs for the public art work proposed for the Dufferin Underpass will go to the Jury on May 22nd.
Date: Wednesday, May 13
Time: 5 – 8 PM Open House
Location: Gallery 1313, 1313 Queen Street West
Light refreshments will be served.
The outdoor public art work or art work series was commissioned by Toronto Cultural Services. It was requested that the conceptual proposals address, from both a historical and contemporary perspective, the unique social and cultural characteristics of Parkdale and West Queen West, two vibrant neighbourhoods that have a rich and colourful shared history. The artists were also asked to take into account the nature of the railway underpass as an industrial structure that functions as an architectonic yet transitory public space that is experienced at various speeds by pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and passengers on public transit.
The public is encouraged to leave comments about the exhibited submissions.