King St. and Wilson Park 'Bump Out' Community Meeting

Posted on February 24, 2012

 

Join me for a consultation with community members and city planners to review plans for the installation of planters to beaytify the King Street ‘Bump Out’ at Wilson Park Road.

The proposal includes the addition of 3-5 over-sized free-standing plant pots. The pots will be planted with a variety of hardy, drought resistant plant material offering interest throughout the seasons. The pots will be located in a way which allows for pedestrian circulation on the sidewalk next to the curb as well as adjacent to the low retaining wall on the north side of the bump out. In order to accommodate the need for TTC to access the existing pole, pots will be movable.

When : Thursday March 1st, 2012 – 6:00 PM

Where: North/West Corner of King St. and Wilson Park Rd.

 

For more information please see the attached flyer: King St Bumpout Flyer

If you have further questions please contact Karen Duffy by email at duffyk@toronto.ca or by phone at 416-338-5174

 

King St. and Wilson Park ‘Bump Out’ Community Meeting

Posted on February 24, 2012

 

Join me for a consultation with community members and city planners to review plans for the installation of planters to beaytify the King Street ‘Bump Out’ at Wilson Park Road.

The proposal includes the addition of 3-5 over-sized free-standing plant pots. The pots will be planted with a variety of hardy, drought resistant plant material offering interest throughout the seasons. The pots will be located in a way which allows for pedestrian circulation on the sidewalk next to the curb as well as adjacent to the low retaining wall on the north side of the bump out. In order to accommodate the need for TTC to access the existing pole, pots will be movable.

When : Thursday March 1st, 2012 – 6:00 PM

Where: North/West Corner of King St. and Wilson Park Rd.

 

For more information please see the attached flyer: King St Bumpout Flyer

If you have further questions please contact Karen Duffy by email at duffyk@toronto.ca or by phone at 416-338-5174

 

Metrolinx/GO Transit – West Toronto Diamond – Sheet Pile Driving

Posted on February 24, 2012

 

We have just received notice regarding planned sheet pile driving ion the West Toronto Diamond by Metrolinx and GO Transit for weekend hours on Saturday February 25 & Sunday February 26. Workers will be onsite from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sheet-pile Installation work will take place between 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Notices have been delivered by Metrolinx to over 1200 affected households.
 

Please see the attached flyer for more information: WTD Construction Update

 
Should you require any additional information or experience concerns this weekend as a result of this work, please contact:
 
Kelly Thornton at 416-604-9582 or Kelly.thornton@gotransit.com.

Community Police Liaison Committee Recruitment

Posted on February 24, 2012

 

The 11 Division Community Police Liaison Committee or CPLC is actively seeking new members.  They are looking for anyone who is interested in getting involved in their community with energy, knowledge and ideas.  Everyone is welcome.

 

“This committee is composed of representatives from the community, business, youth, and police. We are dedicated to increasing safety and security for the public by identifying community and policing concerns. Our members live or work within the 11 Division geographical area. We have a voice in local policing initiatives and are part of the decision making process. The Committee meets once a month or as required usually at the divisional police station or a community facility.”

 

What The CPLC does:

Advocate

  • Identify and increase public awareness of crime issues.

 

Educate

  • Develop and organize community information meetings and workshops related to crime prevention and public safety

 

Communicate

  • Share information and establish linkages with other organizations concerned with community and public safety
  • Increase dialogue between the community and police to address issues relating to crime, disorder, and violence
  • Be available to members of the community
  • Arrange community information meetings
  • Provide inclusive consultation with the community and police in problem solving

 

Implement

  • Provide support for various programs and activities to achieve and maintain a safe community

 


For more information contact 11 Division at:

Phone: 416-808-1119 / E-mail: 11division@torontopolice.on.ca

 

Want To Volunteer With Toronto Special Events Or With Long-Term Care Homes and Services?

Posted on February 24, 2012

Look to volunteer and help out others?

Toronto Special Events is looking to fill key positions at festivals and events. They provide assistance with programming and logistical operations, and offer hospitality to our diverse patrons. Upcoming events include Doors Open Toronto, Canada Day, Fresh Wednesdays and Tasty Thursdays, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, and the Cavalcade of Lights.

For more information please see: Special Events Volunteer

 

Toronto Long-Term Care Homes and Services is always looking for new volunteers to join their team. Your support helps residents maintain as active, independent and as high a quality of life as possible by augmenting and complementing services provided by staff of the home. Volunteer initiatives enhance the lives of residents and clients, by delivering many programs such as the tuck shop, bingo, pub, one-to-one visiting, and help to enhance many other home programs including dining assistance and escorting.

For more information please see: Long-Term Care Homes and Services Volunteer

 

Solar Power Seminar

Posted on February 24, 2012

 

The Roncesvalles Village BIA and the TABIA greenTbiz Program welcome you to a series of free, public seminars dedicated to educating businesses, residents and community groups about rooftop solar PV and community power.

You will hear from industry experts about the benefits, rates of return and costs of rooftop solar PV projects. You will also be instructed on how to undertake a solar site assessment, gain a better understanding of the Feed-in Tariff program and learn why a community project offers unique advantages.

The free Introductory Seminars are open to the Public.

Wednesday February 29, 2012
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
High Park Baptist Church, 9 Hewitt Avenue/440 Roncesvalles Avenue

RSVP REQUIRED please visit: Registration

To learn more about the program, please visit the greenTbiz site here: Greentbiz

For questions or more information, please contact greenTbiz Program Manager Rob Wakulat at rwakulat@greentbiz.org

Nominations For 2012 City of Toronto Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards

Posted on February 24, 2012

Celebrating achievements in Human Rights

Do you know someone who is working to eliminate violence, racism, sexism, homophobia, homelessness, hate crimes, hunger, poverty or illiteracy in Toronto? Do you know someone who is building a city where everyone can participate in the social, cultural, economic, recreational and political life of Toronto? Recognize a human rights champion by nominating them for a City of Toronto Access, Equity and Human Rights Award.

 

Find out more at Civic Awards

or call 416-392-8592

or email diversity@toronto.ca

 

The deadline for nominations is Monday, May 7, 2012.


The City of Toronto recognizes the ongoing work of residents in five categories: Aboriginal Affairs; Disability Issues; Status of Women; Race Relations, and; Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual and Two Spirited Issues.

 

Aboriginal Affairs Award:

The Aboriginal Affairs Award was established in 2003 to honour the volunteer contributions made by person(s) or organizations and whose efforts have made or are making a significant or ongoing contribution to the well-being and advancement of the Aboriginal community in Toronto. These contributions can be made for services or advocacy work on issues such as health, shelter work, street work, governance and self determination, human rights or cultural activities.

Access Award:

The Access Award was established in 1982 and is given to a person, group or organization that has made a significant contribution towards improving access for people with disabilities in Toronto. “Access”can include designing new or renovated structures; an employment program; a transportation system; a recreational or leisure program; or anything that contributes significantly to people with disabilities living independently.

Constance E. Hamilton Award on the Status of Women:

Established in 1979, this Award was named after the first woman member of City Council, Constance E. Hamilton, elected in 1920. The Award commemorates the Privy Council decision of October 18, 1929, (now known as Persons Day) which recognized women as “persons”thereby permitting their involvement in all aspects of public life. The Award recognizes person(s) who have made a significant contribution to improving the social, economic, cultural and political status of women in Toronto and who have encouraged others in their efforts to achieve equality and to remove barriers.

Pride Award:

The Pride Award was established in 2003 to mark the thirtieth anniversary of Toronto City Council’s decision to adopt a human rights policy to provide protection on the basis of sexual orientation. This Award honours the volunteer contributions of person(s) or organizations whose efforts have been significant for the well being and advancement of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual and two spirited communityin Toronto.

William P. Hubbard Race Relations Award:

Established in 1989, this Award was named in honour Toronto’s first African-Canadian Councillor – William P. Hubbard – who was first elected in 1894. The City gives this Award to a person or persons whose outstanding achievement and commitment has fostered a positive race relations environment in Toronto and has encouraged others to become actively involved in the elimination of racism and prejudice.

Deadline For The 14th Annual Parkdale Film and Video Showcase

Posted on February 24, 2012

 

“The Parkdale Film + Video Showcase (June 21–24, 2012) is an annual summer celebration of the artists and audiences who live and work Parkdale, featuring pay-what-you-can screenings, installations, performances, and workshops held throughout this eclectic Toronto neighbourhood. A rare dose of defiant and whimsical film and video, the Parkdale Showcase is intended not to purify the neighbourhood, but to jumpstart a collective kind of visual and cultural infusion.”

The call for submissions deadline is March 1st, 2012

For more information please see:  Parkdale Showcase

Art Gives Charity Fundraiser

Posted on February 24, 2012

On Monday, March 19th, Parkdale Community Development Group will host an art auction fundraiser at Gallery 345 on Sorauren Ave. in support of the Queen West Art Crawl. Sotheby’s Canada will conduct the auction, and Juno award winning musician, Jane Bunnett, will perform with her ensemble, The Spirits of Havana. There will be some great works of art by local and other Toronto-based artists up for bid, including those created by Shawn Skeir, Frank Trotz, Peter Chung and Charles Pachter. There will also be a silent auction of interesting items that have been donated.

You can check out further details of this charitable event, and the Queen West Art Crawl here: Art Gives Information Page. All-inclusive $40 tickets are available for purchase at this link. Come join the fun and support your community!

 

Deadline Extended For Toronto Police Service's Youth Policing Initiative

Posted on February 24, 2012



Every summer the Toronto Police Service’s Youth in Policing Initiative hires 150 youths to work in various departments throughout the Toronto Police Service. This summer job is geared towards youth between the ages of 14 and 17 who reside in priority neighbourhoods. As you know, Wards 13 and 14 encompasses the priority neighbourhood of South Parkdale.

 

Please note that the application deadline has been extended to Friday, March 2nd, 2012. For more information on our program,  including how to apply, please visit our Youth In Policing Website website. To the original entry on the Park Post please see: Youth Policing Initiative

 

 

 

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