Georgetown South Project: West Toronto Diamond Construction – September 28-29

Posted on September 27, 2013

 

 

 

• Work will take place from
3:00 a.m. on Saturday September 28, until
8:00 p.m. Sunday September 29.
• Nearby residents can expect some noise
from track removal and from construction
vehicles operating.
• Lights will be used during overnight hours
and will be directed away from residents.
• Dates are subject to change pending
weather conditions. Any changes will be
posted on our website gotransit.com/gts
The bridge slide technology is unique to this project and we’ve had several requests to set up a public viewing area, however, most of the work takes place overnight. Instead, we look forward to sharing the process online through video and photographs.

 

For full details, click here: West Diamond Construction Information

Get a Free Tree!

Posted on September 26, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Urban Forestry Services plants trees on City owned street allowances fronting residential properties for free. Periodically, Urban Forestry Services will canvass neighbourhoods for tree planting opportunities.

To order your free tree click here to download our residential street tree planting brochure or call 311

Interested in a tree for your backyard?
Contact LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests) which is a local non-profit group dedicated to improving Toronto’s urban forest. They offer Toronto residents subsidized backyard tree planting.

The service includes on-site advice on appropriate species and planting location, a 1.2 to 1.8m tall native tree, and the planting service. Native shrubs are also available.

Contact LEAF at 416-413-9244 or on the web athttp://www.yourleaf.org/

 

Get a Free Tree!

Posted on September 26, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Urban Forestry Services plants trees on City owned street allowances fronting residential properties for free. Periodically, Urban Forestry Services will canvass neighbourhoods for tree planting opportunities.

To order your free tree click here to download our residential street tree planting brochure or call 311

Interested in a tree for your backyard?
Contact LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests) which is a local non-profit group dedicated to improving Toronto’s urban forest. They offer Toronto residents subsidized backyard tree planting.

The service includes on-site advice on appropriate species and planting location, a 1.2 to 1.8m tall native tree, and the planting service. Native shrubs are also available.

Contact LEAF at 416-413-9244 or on the web athttp://www.yourleaf.org/

 

A message from the Toronto West Bend Community Association

Posted on September 26, 2013

The TWBCA released this message on September 24th, 2013

 

We have our “Neighbourhood say day” at the OMB!

Thanks to all who appeared at the Ontario Municipal Board hearing yesterday. We have secured a date for neighbourhood residents to voice our concerns and opinions about the tall tower proposal. The Board has set aside the afternoon of Wednesday, October 2nd to hear from participants.

While the entire three week proceedings are open to the public, next Wednesday’s participant session will be the the only remaining opportunity we have as the general public to affect the outcome of the hearing. You will hear your neighbours speak to protect the area from rampant over-development and you can support sensible community-involved urban planning practices simply by being present!

The residents and businesses in the area have invested hundreds of hours into developing an Official Plan for appropriate development and intensification of our neighbourhood. It is the developer’s position that their tower proposal will have no impact on this neighbourhood and that the Avenue Study was not a legitimate planning exercise. Attending the hearing in numbers shows that we really do care about this neighbourhood we call home. We will be speaking to the fact that a developer’s quest for increased profits must not come at the expense of proper planning and the long-term stability of Toronto’s residential neighbourhoods.

The participant session will take place at the OMB offices at 655 Bay St. (NE corner of Bay & Elm) on the 16th floor. It will begin at 2pm. Everybody is encouraged to attend whether or not you intend to speak. It is ultimately community engagement that stands in the way of developers trampling over our neighbourhoods and every single person in attendance makes a difference to further our cause.

http://thewestbend.ca/

 

LEAF – Spread the Word

Posted on September 20, 2013

As summer comes to a close, here’s an update on the programs LEAF is offering this fall. Many are turning their thoughts away from the outdoors but for LEAF, fall is one of their busiest seasons!

Help spread the word about the great opportunities and programs that LEAF has available over the next few months.

http://www.yourleaf.org/leaf-programs

Youth In Policing Initiative (YIPI) – Deadline for applications: Friday September 20th

Posted on September 16, 2013

The aim of the Youth in Policing Initiative is to promote youth participation in and exposure to the work environment through diverse, educational, and productive work assignments.

This program also enhances the link between the police and the neighbourhoods we serve. This initiative gives young people an opportunity to develop job skills while fostering positive partnerships with the Toronto Police Service.

 

For more information: http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/yipi/

Community Health and Wellbeing Week

Posted on September 16, 2013

 

 

 

 

The Four Villages Community Centre is organizing 3 events: Wellness Walk with Nordic Poles, Snack and Dance, and Dancing in the Street (almost!)

 

Click here for the event flyer: Community Health Week Flyer

High Park Stewards session – September 22

Posted on September 16, 2013

Fun in the High Park Nursery
Sunday, September 22, 2013, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
In front of the Grenadier Restaurant (centre of High Park), 200 Parkside
Drive, Toronto, ON

We’ll be doing a bit of everything in the nursery: seed collecting,
transplanting, weeding, digging, planting… This will be one of our few
trips to the Native Plant Nursery, a non-public area that is one of the
most beautiful places in the park.

We can collect seeds from a number of plants, such as Cardinal flower,
Blue lobelia, Harebell, milkweed, and bottlebrush and Indian grasses.
Black-eyed Susan, cup plant, woodland sunflower, Verbena, and many
others are still blooming. Bumblebees are enjoying goldenrod and a wide
variety of asters.

Meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30am and we will go
together from there. There is restricted access via a gate so please be
on time. We meet rain or shine, but not during lightning storms.

Please wear long pants, long sleeves. Wear shoes and socks, not sandals.
Bring water, a hat, sunblock, and a snack to keep your energy up. Gloves
and tools will be provided.

http://www.highparknature.org/wiki/wiki.php?n=VolunteerOpportunities.VolunteerStewardship

 

Illuminated and Electronic Sign Study

Posted on September 16, 2013

Earlier this year, the Sign Bylaw Unit in consultation with Transportation Services and City Planning initiated a comprehensive research project to review sign regulations related to electronic and illuminated signs and billboards. This review included a planning and design review, an update of traffic safety implications, and a poll to assess public opinion in Toronto towards electronic and illuminated signs.

Based on the planning and design review, potential changes to Toronto’s sign regulations were introduced at the September 12th meeting of the Planning and Growth Management Committee.

A copy of the Planning and Design Review is available for your review here.

A copy of the Ipsos Reid Public Opinion Poll on Electronic and Illuminated Signs is available here.

We have also set up a web page where more information will be made available as this process moves forward. The website is www.toronto.ca/signs

As part of this review process, we will be holding a series of public information and consultation sessions throughout the city. Public information sessions will be held from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on the following dates:

Monday, September 23, 2013, North York Civic Centre

Tuesday, September 24, 2013, Etobicoke Civic Centre

Wednesday, September 25, 2013, Toronto City Hall

Thursday, September 26, 2013, Scarborough Civic Centre

Each session will have an information presentation at 7:30 p.m. Interested parties will also be able to speak one-on-one with staff and ask any questions or provide feedback and ideas.

Comments can also be sent directly to signbylawunit@toronto.ca.

A copy of the Press Release that was sent out on the morning of September 13th is available here if you would like to pass it along to any residents or businesses in your ward.

Feel free to contact me directly if you would like to meet and discuss this matter further or would like any information or updates as this process moves forward.

 

Regards,

Ted Van Vliet

Manager, Sign By-law Unit
Toronto Building
1st Floor, East Tower
Toronto City Hall
Phone: 416-392-4235

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