Copernicus Lodge Spring Yard Sale

Posted on May 25, 2012

 

The Coperincus Lodge Ladies Auxillory will be holding thier annual Spring Yard Sale on May 26th, 2012, from 9a.m. – 2p.m.  Make sure to swing by Copernicus Lodge (66 Roncesvalles Ave.) and take a look!

Cowan Ave Street Sale

Posted on May 25, 2012

 

 

Cowan Avenue closes off to traffic from 8am to 3pm so people can stroll the sidewalks and avenue for this annual street sale of goods used, new, antique, vintage, household, yard, and whatchamacallits.
Saturday May 26 2012, 8-3pm
Location:Parkdale
Address:Cowan Avenue
Phone:416 516 4490

Sunday, May 27th is the rain date!!! You will find Parkdale as a whole has picked up on the spirit of Cowantation with residents on Dunn, Spencer and Springhurst setting up yard sales as well. COME ONE, COME ALL!!!

Toronto Public Library: Where to find reliable health information in other languages?

Posted on May 25, 2012

 

 

The TPL has some great information about accessing reliable health information in other languages.  Please see: Reliable Health Information In Many Languages

 

Further, want to know which Toronto Public Libraries has titles in other languages?  Please see the following link which has a full list of languages available: Languages Available

 

 

A Healthy Society Book Launch

Posted on May 25, 2012

 

 

The Amazing People at Another Story Bookshop (Another Story),  which is at 315 Roncesvalles, will be hosting a book launch on Monday May 28th for Dr. Ryan Meili’s new book, “A Healthy Society: How A Focus On Health Can Revive Canadian Democracy.” The event will also feature Social Determinants of Health author Dr. Dennis Raphael.  The event begins at 7PM, make sure to come out and support a great local business and hear a engaging talk on health.

 

Further about the event:

“Ryan is a family doctor at the West Side Community Clinic in Saskatoon, as well as the head of the Division of Social Accountability at the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. With an introduction by Dennis Raphael, Ryan will talk about how the Canadian health care system too often focuses on the treatment of immediate causes and ignores the more fundamental conditions that lead to poor health, including income, education, employment, housing, and social supports. A Healthy Society discusses these health determinants and examinese those democratic reforms which could help Canadians to create a truly healthy society. Ryan’s book is a plan for action based in the lived experiences of both practitioners and patients. A Healthy Society breaks important ground in the renewal of politics toward the goal of better lives for all Canadians.

For more information, please visit Dr. Ryan Meili

This event has been made possible by the Canadian Doctors for Medicare, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Purich Publishing Ltd.”

 

As well, Trish Hennessy from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has a new interview with Dr. Ryan Meili here: Reframing the Health Care Debate

 

If you can’t make the event on monday the Wellesly Institute will be holding an event on tuesday from 10-11:30, more information here: WelleslyInstituteTalk.  But you should really come out and support an amazing local business on monday…

 

I AM Parkdale – PCI Fundraising Art Show

Posted on May 25, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

I AM PARKDALE

Monday May 28th, 2012

6:00p.m. – 10:00p.m.

Gallery 1313

1313 Queen St. West

 

I AM PARKDALE is a fundraising art show.

Exhibited work has been created by

Parkdale PS and Parkdale CI students.

All proceeds will be donated to

Parkdale CI’s Visual Arts Department.

Light appetizers and refreshments will be served.

 

free admission

for more informtion please contact:

pciartshow@gmail.com

 

Cash only for donations and auction items. No debit/credit accepted.

 

 

2803 Dundas St. West Proposed Development Community Consultation

Posted on May 25, 2012

 

 

The City of Toronto holds public consultations as one way to engage residents in the life of their city. We invite you to get involved.

Planning application for:     2803 DUNDAS STREET WEST

The City is holding a Community Consultation meeting where you can learn more about this application ask questions and share your comments.  Details are as follows:

 

Date: May 29, 2012

Time:     7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Place:    Indian Road Crescent Junior Public School (285 Indian Road Crescent)

 

 

Proposal:

The applicant proposes to construct a 7-storey mixed-use building with commercial uses at grade.  The proposed development would include a total of 107 residential units and 949 square metres of commercial uses at grade.  The proposed building would have a height of approximately 24.0 metres to the top of the 7th floor with an additional 2.0 metres to the top of the mechanical penthouse, for an overall height of approximately 26.0 metres.  Two levels of below-grade parking with 72 parking spaces are proposed, including one car-share space.  Eighty-two bicycle parking spaces are proposed.

 

You can view a copy of the Preliminary Report providing background information at: http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-45610.pdf

 

To speak to the planner directly, contact Dan Nicholson, at (416) 397-4077 or dnichol2@toronto.ca. You may mail your comments to the planner at Toronto and East York District, 100 Queen St W Floor 18 E Toronto On, M5H 2N2.  To provide comments online, use the link below.

You may also contact Councillor Gord Perks, Ward 14, at (416) 392-7919.

 

Notice to correspondents:

Personal information received at community consultation meetings or contained in correspondence with the City is collected under sections 8 and 136 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 specifically for creating a public record of information potentially relevant to making an informed decision. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to the Planner listed above.

Compliance with City Council policy respecting Notice may result in you receiving duplicate notices.

Attendant Care Services can be made available with some advance notice.

 

To see a copy of the flyer notice click: 2803 Dundas St West Notice

 

Outdoor Kid's Art Show and Bake Sale

Posted on May 22, 2012

 

***Update***

 

Thank to the great generosity of our community and the fabulous art work created by ward 14 kids over $400 was raised towards the High Park Zoo,  Truly Amazing!
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Just another example of the great community we have in Ward 14! Some of the kids on Abbott Ave will be holding an art show with all proceeds going to the High Park Zoo. Make sure to swing by and by a piece of art…

 

“OUTDOOR KID’S ART SHOW

(and bake sale)

 

To raise funds to help save the High Park Zoo we will be hosting “Art in the Alley” – kids are asked to bring a piece of their art work to be exhibited and sold to the public.

Saturday May 26 12:00 – 3:00

RAINDATE: Sunday May 27 12:00 – 3:00

Location: come to 32 Abbott Avenue: after paying 25 cents admission at the backyard gate you will enter the laneway gallery….

Artwork will be sold for $5.00 unless you specify otherwise. If you choose not to sell your artwork but just want to display it, that’s OK too. Use your imagination: works made from any material (paper, clay, pipecleaners, egg cartons) are welcome. Please mount your paper works on heavy paper and bring your artwork to us in the week beforehand (if possible) so we can have it displayed properly.

Items for the bake sale table are most welcome.”

If you or your children would like to be involved contact Olga at 416 604 3789

 

As well, Snap Bloor West has information and a map: http://www.snapbloorwest.com/?option=com_sngevents&id%5B%5D=408284&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=snapd

Outdoor Kid’s Art Show and Bake Sale

Posted on May 22, 2012

 

***Update***

 

Thank to the great generosity of our community and the fabulous art work created by ward 14 kids over $400 was raised towards the High Park Zoo,  Truly Amazing!
______________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Just another example of the great community we have in Ward 14! Some of the kids on Abbott Ave will be holding an art show with all proceeds going to the High Park Zoo. Make sure to swing by and by a piece of art…

 

“OUTDOOR KID’S ART SHOW

(and bake sale)

 

To raise funds to help save the High Park Zoo we will be hosting “Art in the Alley” – kids are asked to bring a piece of their art work to be exhibited and sold to the public.

Saturday May 26 12:00 – 3:00

RAINDATE: Sunday May 27 12:00 – 3:00

Location: come to 32 Abbott Avenue: after paying 25 cents admission at the backyard gate you will enter the laneway gallery….

Artwork will be sold for $5.00 unless you specify otherwise. If you choose not to sell your artwork but just want to display it, that’s OK too. Use your imagination: works made from any material (paper, clay, pipecleaners, egg cartons) are welcome. Please mount your paper works on heavy paper and bring your artwork to us in the week beforehand (if possible) so we can have it displayed properly.

Items for the bake sale table are most welcome.”

If you or your children would like to be involved contact Olga at 416 604 3789

 

As well, Snap Bloor West has information and a map: http://www.snapbloorwest.com/?option=com_sngevents&id%5B%5D=408284&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=snapd

96 Ritchie Ave Habitat Home Volunteer Opportunities and Pedestrian Walkway To Loblaws Update

Posted on May 22, 2012

 

 

Please see the following information on how to volunteer with the 96 Ritchie Ave. Habitat Build.  Also, to learn more about the Sinato Family who will be moving into the Habitat Home at 96 Ritchie see:  Sinato Family Profile

“As soon as we’ve broken ground and the site gets underway, the Ritchie site will be posted on the Online Scheudling System at www.torontohabitat.ca/scheduler and volunteers will be able to sign up for shifts. Build shifts are limited and are available on a first come first serve basis. If neighbours are interested in volunteering, please tell them to check back frequently to ensure they are able to secure a spot – they go fast!

Volunteers are at core of everything we do – it would be impossible for us to succeed without the support of people like you!

 

Build Site Volunteering

Our build sites are open from Monday to Saturday and shifts run from 8:00AM – 4:00PM. We request that all volunteers complete a full day shift. There are no qualifications required to volunteer with us other than having an open mind and an enthusiastic attitude! We provide all the tools and equipment necessary on-site (do not bring personal tools) and also provide hard hats and steel-toed boots. You are welcome to bring your own hard hat and boots, but please ensure that any steel-toed boots are CSA-certified (look for the green triangle).

 

*If you have a combination of construction experience, team leadership skills and regular availability, please contact Pat Laforet, Director of Build Site Experience at: PLaforet@torontohabitat.ca with a detailed explanation.


Please note: you will need to create an account with us in order to sign up for shifts. Volunteer opportunities are available on a first-come first-serve basis. If a volunteer cancels his/her shift, a spot will open up on the online scheduler. If the date you would like to volunteer is full, please keep checking back!

 

Current build sites:

1) 21 – 31 Macey Avenue comprised of six semi detatched homes

2) 42 – 52 Acme Crescent comprised of six semi detatched homes

 

Upcoming Builds:

1) 96 Ritchie Avenue comprised of one fully accrssible home”

 

 

 

 

As well,  one of the main issues that arose from community meetings was pedestrian access to the Loblaws site.  At the meeting Loblaws committed to installing a scissor ramp at Herman Ave.  After investigating further over the winter, we’re told that Loblaws has decided to repair the stairs at Herman Ave and put a pedestrian walkway at the end of Ritchie Ave.   If you have further question contact MDuff@torontohabitat.on.ca.  To see the current plans please see: ritchiewalkwaytoloblaws

 

Dufferin Street Track Reconstruction

Posted on May 22, 2012

 

This year from July to December, the City of Toronto – Technical Services and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) will undertake major construction work on Dufferin Street between Queen Street and Springhurst Avenue (just north of the CNE).

Preliminary Work: Rail Welding/Storage Location:

In advance of this project, preliminary rail-welding work and rail storage is required by the TTC.

Starting on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 for approximately 7 weekdays, or less, weather and equipment failure permitting, a rail crew will occupy the centre lanes on Dufferin Street, north of Queen Street, between Stonehouse Crescent and Waterloo Avenue. Rail welding involves welding standard lengths of rail into longer strings in advance of track construction, which will allow for faster track installation, thereby reducing the construction disruption to the local community.

The newly welded strings of rail will remain stored in the southbound curb lane on Dufferin Street just south of Alma Avenue and will be depleted as rail installation on Dufferin Street progresses.

Traffic and Parking Restrictions

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions through the work area. Left-turn restrictions and parking restrictions will also apply. 29 DUFFERIN buses will continue to operate on regular routing. When the rail welding work is completed, the welding station will be cleared and the left-turn restrictions lifted. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the rail storage area.

Work Hours

The welding operations will generally be conducted between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Some after hours work to deliver rail may be required to support this daytime operation.

TTC Contacts

Diego Sinagoga, Community Liaison Representative at 416-393-2197.

TTY Hearing Impaired Service 416-481-2523; (Daily, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., closed holidays)

TTC Route/Schedule Information Line: 416-393-INFO (4636) or www.ttc.caMay 17, 2012

 

To see the notice click: Dufferin Track Reconstruction 2012 – rail welding

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