Official Plan and Municipal Comprehensive Reviews

Posted on August 30, 2011

“City launches public engagement for the Official Plan and Municipal Comprehensive Reviews”

The City of Toronto’s City Planning division today launched a website dedicated to the Official Plan and the Municipal Comprehensive Reviews:  http://www.toronto.ca/opreview.

To ensure Toronto continues to be an attractive place in which to live, work, invest and play, Torontonians  are being asked to reflect on what kind of city Toronto will be in the 21st century.

The City of Toronto’s Official Plan is the main policy document to manage and direct physical change in the city through to the year 2031. This review is the first review of the Official Plan that was approved by Council in 2002 and brought into effect in 2006. The City of Toronto is also undertaking a Municipal Comprehensive Review under the Provincial Growth Plan that looks specifically at designated areas of employment in the Official Plan.

“These reviews are important,” said Gary Wright, Chief Planner. “We want as many people as possible to provide their observations and ideas on planning in Toronto. We ask that residents take a moment to complete the survey or visit us at one of the open houses to participate in these reviews.”

The website contains videos, a survey, questions and answers, information about the open house events and more. The site is a portal for everyone to learn about, get involved in and share their thoughts on planning in Toronto.

As part of the first phase of the reviews, City Planning is hosting six open houses at civic centres across Toronto on the following dates:
Tuesday, September 13 – Metro Hall
Wednesday September 14 – Etobicoke Civic Centre
Tuesday, September 20 – Scarborough Civic Centre
Wednesday, September 21 – East York Civic Centre
Monday, September 26 – York Civic Centre
Tuesday, September 27 – North York Civic Centre

Each open house will run from 3 to 9 p.m. Members of the public can attend at any time to view displays and share their insights with City staff. A presentation and facilitated discussion will occur at each open house at 4 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. These open houses are a great opportunity for Torontonians to share observations and ideas on planning in Toronto. Open house material will also be posted on the website.

Following the initial public engagement, City Planning will report on feedback received and issues raised to the Planning and Growth Management Committee.

For City Planning’s initial report on the Official Plan and Municipal Comprehensive Reviews that went to Planning and Growth Management Committee on May 30, 2011, visit http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-38172.pdf.

For more information, visit http://www.toronto.ca/opreview.

Flyer for Official Plan Review

Parkdale Community Information Centre 'Newcomer Fair'

Posted on August 30, 2011

On September 10, 2011, the Parkdale Community Information Centre (PCIC) will be holding its ‘Newcomer Fair’ at the Parkdale Public Library (1303 Queen St. W.) from 11am-3pm.

The Newcomer Fair is a great event which bridges multiple community agencies with newcomers and provides a space for community members to connect with service providers.

For more information contact the PCIC at 416-393-7690 or via email at assistant@pcic.ca

Parkdale Community Information Centre ‘Newcomer Fair’

Posted on August 30, 2011

On September 10, 2011, the Parkdale Community Information Centre (PCIC) will be holding its ‘Newcomer Fair’ at the Parkdale Public Library (1303 Queen St. W.) from 11am-3pm.

The Newcomer Fair is a great event which bridges multiple community agencies with newcomers and provides a space for community members to connect with service providers.

For more information contact the PCIC at 416-393-7690 or via email at assistant@pcic.ca

Parkdale Community Information Centre 'Newcomer Fair'

Posted on August 30, 2011

On September 10, 2011, the Parkdale Community Information Centre (PCIC) will be holding its ‘Newcomer Fair’ at the Parkdale Public Library (1303 Queen St. W.) from 11am-3pm.

The Newcomer Fair is a great event which bridges multiple community agencies with newcomers and provides a space for community members to connect with service providers.

For more information contact the PCIC at 416-393-7690 or via email at assistant@pcic.ca

Parkdale Community Information Centre ‘Newcomer Fair’

Posted on August 30, 2011

On September 10, 2011, the Parkdale Community Information Centre (PCIC) will be holding its ‘Newcomer Fair’ at the Parkdale Public Library (1303 Queen St. W.) from 11am-3pm.

The Newcomer Fair is a great event which bridges multiple community agencies with newcomers and provides a space for community members to connect with service providers.

For more information contact the PCIC at 416-393-7690 or via email at assistant@pcic.ca

Parkdale Community Information Centre Newcomer Fair

Posted on August 30, 2011

On September 10, 2011, the Parkdale Community Information Centre (PCIC) will be holding its ‘Newcomer Fair’ at the Parkdale Public Library (1303 Queen St. W.) from 11am-3pm.

The Newcomer Fair is a great event which bridges multiple community agencies with newcomers and provides a space for community members to connect with service providers.

For more information contact the PCIC at 416-393-7690 or via email at assistant@pcic.ca

Registration Night for the 3rd Toronto Scout Group

Posted on August 30, 2011

The 3rd Toronto Scout Group will be holding a registration night for 2011-2012 on Thursday September 15th from 7:00-8:30 PM at the Parkdale Community Recreation Centre (75 Lansdowne Avenue).

This event is open to all youth and provides an exciting opprotunity to discover the outdoors while building leadership and citizenship skills.

Please see the attached flyer for more details: 

Registration_Flyer2

Kids-Oriented Parkdale Bazaar

Posted on August 12, 2011

This Saturday (August 13th/11), the Parkdale Community Development Group (PCDG) will hold the third and final summer edition of the Parkdale Bazaar.

Come and see what Parkdale has to offer at the Parkdale Town Square (the intersection of Queen West and Cowan Avenue) from 11am to 5pm, Admission is FREE.

For more information see the flyer: Aug13release

Workshop on the Ontario's Social Assistance Review

Posted on August 12, 2011

The Social Assistance Review is now underway as part of Ontario’s strategy to reduce poverty.

I wanted to share with you that there are several workshops happening (community agency-led, not by the Commission) in Parkdale to encourage people on social assistance to participate in giving input to the Commissioners responsible for the Ontario Social Assistance Review (www.socialassistancereview.ca).

For more information on two of the workshops being held next week see http://sareview.ca/isac-resources/facilitators-guide/ . The workshops will not be based strictly on the Commissioner’s questions, but rather an alternative but related focus developed by the ODSP Action Coalition.

This is a very important opportunity that we hope will lead to progressive change for people needing social assistance.

AUGUST 17, 3:00pm – 5:00pm PARKDALE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE, 1229 QUEEN W

AUGUST 18, 3:30pm – 5:30pm PARKDALE COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES, 1266 QUEEN W

RSVP and send questions to 416-531-2411 ext. 249

Parkdale SAR Workshops Flyer Final

Workshop on the Ontario’s Social Assistance Review

Posted on August 12, 2011

The Social Assistance Review is now underway as part of Ontario’s strategy to reduce poverty.

I wanted to share with you that there are several workshops happening (community agency-led, not by the Commission) in Parkdale to encourage people on social assistance to participate in giving input to the Commissioners responsible for the Ontario Social Assistance Review (www.socialassistancereview.ca).

For more information on two of the workshops being held next week see http://sareview.ca/isac-resources/facilitators-guide/ . The workshops will not be based strictly on the Commissioner’s questions, but rather an alternative but related focus developed by the ODSP Action Coalition.

This is a very important opportunity that we hope will lead to progressive change for people needing social assistance.

AUGUST 17, 3:00pm – 5:00pm PARKDALE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE, 1229 QUEEN W

AUGUST 18, 3:30pm – 5:30pm PARKDALE COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES, 1266 QUEEN W

RSVP and send questions to 416-531-2411 ext. 249

Parkdale SAR Workshops Flyer Final

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