Coping with a heat wave -advice from Toronto Emergency Medical Services

Posted on July 21, 2011

Toronto’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is reminding the public to take precautions during the heat wave.

“We’re seeing more patients than normal, and we want people to take some simple steps to stay safe and healthy in the heat,”said EMS Chief Paul Raftis. “As the heat wave continues, your physical coping mechanisms begin to break down, especially for the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions.”

Tips

– Drink lots of plain water or natural fruit juices to help you stay hydrated. Don’t wait until you feel thirsty to drink.

– Stay out of the sun and avoid exercising during the heat of the day, particularly from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

– Check on elderly or infirm relatives and neighbours. If you have not spoken to someone who you are normally in contact with, phone them or drop by to make sure they are safe and healthy.

– If you do not have air conditioning, try to visit a cool location such as a library, community centre or designated cooling centre. Even a couple of hours in a cool environment will help your body cope. Locations of air-conditioned places and cooling centres: http://www.toronto.ca/health/heatalerts/beatheat_ac_places.htm

– If you start to develop symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, headache, lethargy or muscle cramping, find a cool environment and try to drink two or three glasses of cool water.

– Call 911 if you or someone you know is showing significant symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain or fainting.

For more information, call Toronto Public Health at 416-338-7600 or visit the EMS web page for tips at http://torontoems.ca/main-site/careers/safety-tips/hot-weather.html.

 

July Parkdale Bazaar

Posted on July 21, 2011

Parkdale Community Development Group (PCDG) welcomes you back to the Parkdale Bazaar. Located at the Parkdale Town Square (intersection of Queen West and Cowan Avenue), the latest edition of the bazaar will be held on July 23 from 11am to 5pm. Click here for the media release.

 

 

 

Parkdale Then & Now Festival

Posted on July 21, 2011

On Saturday July 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., the streets of Parkdale Village will be bustling as we celebrate Parkdale Then & Now, a summer community festival!

Featuring 7 Parkdale Then & Now Performance Zones, the day will be jam packed with a variety of fantastic local musical talent and entertainment, vintage cars, and community vendors. Come out to Parkdale Village (Queen Street West between Roncesvalles and Dufferin), and check out Parkdale’s Sidewalk Sale, Elm Grove’s Summer Market, PCDG’s Parkdale Bazaar, and much, much more!

Here is a brief description of the Parkdale Then & Now Zones! More information can be found on Parkdale Then & Now’s Facebook Page at http://tinyurl.com/5tsyndm. Check out what Parkdale Then & Now Festival has in store!

 

Parkdale Then & Now Festival

Posted on July 21, 2011

On Saturday July 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., the streets of Parkdale Village will be bustling as we celebrate Parkdale Then & Now, a summer community festival!

Featuring 7 Parkdale Then & Now Performance Zones, the day will be jam packed with a variety of fantastic local musical talent and entertainment, vintage cars, and community vendors. Come out to Parkdale Village (Queen Street West between Roncesvalles and Dufferin), and check out Parkdale’s Sidewalk Sale, Elm Grove’s Summer Market, PCDG’s Parkdale Bazaar, and much, much more!

Here is a brief description of the Parkdale Then & Now Zones! More information can be found on Parkdale Then & Now’s Facebook Page at http://tinyurl.com/5tsyndm. Check out what Parkdale Then & Now Festival has in store!

 

Close-Sprinhurst Parkette meeting notice

Posted on July 21, 2011

I will be holding a meeting on Tuesday, July 26th at 7 PM at Close-Springhurst Parkette to view concept designs for a young children’s playground in the Close-Springhurst Parkette.

Should you have any questions, please contact my staff: Karen Duffy at 416-338-5174 or duffyk@toronto.ca

Please click here for the flyer: Close-Springhurst

Dufferin Street Bridges EA update

Posted on July 21, 2011

Notice of Completion
On June 14, 2011 City Council authorized staff to issue a Notice of Completion and to file the Environmental Study Report for the Dufferin Street Bridges Class Environmental Assessment Study in the public record for 30 days in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment. The Notice of Completion was issued in the Parkdale Liberty community newspaper on July 14 & 21, 2011.

The ESR is available for public review and formal comment starting July 15, 2011 and ending August 15, 2011. You are invited to download the ESR files below or view a printed version of the documents in one of three locations:

  • Urban Affairs Library
    Metro Hall, 55 John Street, south of King
    Tel: 416-397-7241
  • Parkdale Library
    1303 Queen Street West
    T el: 416-393-7686
  • City Clerk’s Office
    City Hall, 12th fl., West tower
    100 Queen Street West
    Tel: 416-392-8016

http://www.toronto.ca/involved/projects/dufferin_bridges/

If you have any comments or concerns regarding this study, please contact:

Jason Diceman
Public Consultation Unit
City of Toronto
Metro Hall, 19th Floor, 55 John Street
Toronto, ON M5V 3C6
Tel: 416-338-2830
Fax: 416-392-2974
TTY: 416-397-0831
Email: jdicema@toronto.ca

 

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