Electronic Communication and Councillor's website

Posted on July 31, 2014

Please note that as of August 1 and until October 28, 2014, Councillor Perks’ Office communication will be limited to electronic communication of urgent matters, the exception is communication about the City Council August 25, 26, 2014 meeting.
Councillor Perks’ website, gordperks.ca, will be updated as new information on a community interest becomes available.

Electronic Communication and Councillor’s website

Posted on July 31, 2014

Please note that as of August 1 and until October 28, 2014, Councillor Perks’ Office communication will be limited to electronic communication of urgent matters, the exception is communication about the City Council August 25, 26, 2014 meeting.
Councillor Perks’ website, gordperks.ca, will be updated as new information on a community interest becomes available.

Overnight Work Until August 8 – 11 and August 15 – 18 – Georgetown South Project Update

Posted on July 31, 2014

There will be continuous construction work during the weekends of August 8 to 11 between Brock and Lansdowne Ave. and August 15 to 18 between Lansdowne Ave. and Bloor St. W. This work can only be completed outside of regular train service.

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High Park Stewards – Sunday August 10th

Posted on July 31, 2014

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High Park Restoration Site Maintenance (Weeding!)
Sunday, August 10, 2014, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Grenadier Restaurant, 200 Parkside Drive, Toronto, ON

Weeding is as important as planting, and equally rewarding. Once the
weeds are removed, the native plants have room to grow, show their
beauty, and provide food and shelter for wildlife. It really is amazing
how a few people can make such a difference in one morning.

Meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30 am. Tools will be
provided. Please bring water and wear clothing that covers your arms,
legs and feet.

For more information, go to http://highparknature.org or e-mail
stewards@highparknature.org.

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

Overnight Work Until August 2 – Georgetown South Project Update

Posted on July 30, 2014

Our office was informed by GO Transit today that there will be overnight work along the Georgetown South Project rail line between King St and Lansdowne Ave until August 2.

Please see below, as per GO Transit for more information:

Overnight Track Work until August 2
What we are doing
• We will be destressing tracks between Lansdowne Ave. and the King St. W rail bridge.
• This work is expected to be complete on August 2.
• This work can only be done outside of regular train service when trains are not operating.
• Please visit gotransit.com/gts or follow us on Twitter @gts_project for updates to work schedules.
How this will affect you
• Residents living nearby can expect noise associated with construction vehicles and track destressing. Lights will be used, however will be focused away from nearby homes and businesses as much as possible.
• We will continue to monitor noise and vibration levels at all times during construction.

Your Strachan Community Relations team is Mandeep, Carmen, Salza
901 King Street West ● 416-581-1300 ● gts@gotransit.com ● gotransit.com/gts

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Ride4RealFood 2014

Posted on July 30, 2014

ride4realfood
Ride4RealFood is the only city-to-farm fundraising event! You can register today to ride, raise

money, and spread the word: http://parc.donorpages.com/Ride4RealFood2014/

More about the Ride

Ride4RealFood 2014 is Sunday, September 14.

The Ride offers park and country routes that come together at the historic McVean Farm in
Brampton, an initiative of FarmStart and home to 20+ small farm enterprises.

1. There’s a 35km park route that starts in Toronto at Etienne Brule Park (behind Old Mill
Station) and explores the West Humber Bike Path and some city roads.

2. There are country routes from 35km to 115km that start at McVean Farm and explore
regional sources of food and water in the Greenbelt and Oak Ridges Moraine using back
roads and, if desired, the Caledon Trailway.

All rides include well-supplied rest stops. Rider registration is $60 and includes the McVean
Farm Picnic, a culinary celebration of fresh and BBQ’d foods, both locally grown and locally
raised. The Picnic also features local beer and wine, farm tours, and live music.

More about the Cause
In 2013, the Coop Cred pilot project rolled out, placing PARC Ambassadors into placements at
both West End Food Coop and Greenest City. The project’s evaluation showed how Coop Cred
functions as more than a community currency; it provides low-income and marginalized people
with a wide range of benefits that improve livelihoods:
• Social – increased food security and food literacy
• Health – improved access to healthy and local food
• Economic – on-the-job training, mentoring and new skills
• Environmental – a new link with local farmers/land stewardship activity

Today, thanks to Coop Cred Program, every $600 raised by Ride4RealFood boosts one
person’s diet with their choice of fresh, healthy and local food for one year. Boosts in selfesteem
are immeasurable.

This year their campaign goal is $40,000. To achieve this goal, please ride, fundraise, and
spread the word: www.parc.donorpages.com/Ride4RealFood2014

1267 King update on Community Consultation

Posted on July 24, 2014

Community Consultation on the application for Rezoning of 1267 King Street W. took place on July 15, 2014.
 
Community members voiced concerns with the number and size of units.
City Planning advise that this application does not conform to the size and number of units and the number of parking spaces. A copy of City Planning’s presentation is in the link below.
The process for rezoning requires the applicant to hold a Community Consultation meeting for feedback. City Planning advise that the Staff Report in response to the application will be available early in 2015.
 
Please provide any further comments or questions to Councillor Perks , councillor_perks@toronto.ca and Kirk Hatcher, City Planner, khatche@toronto.ca .

Update on Queen West Restaurant Bylaw

Posted on July 23, 2014

 
At the July 2014 City Council Meeting, as per City Solicitor’s recommendation, City Council approved lifting the Interim Control Bylaw and enforcing the Queen West Restaurant Bylaw, including the concentration cap.
Update on OMB Appeal:
The OMB has approved an adjournment of the hearing while a stakeholders working group of staff, interested parties and Councillors discuss ways of managing bars and restaurants.

155/157 Cowan Avenue

Posted on July 23, 2014

Community Consultation on the application for Rezoning of 155/157 Cowan Avenue took place on July 15, 2014.

The proposal is to redevelop the site containing two vacant residential buildings, previously used as rooming houses, by connecting the two buildings, adding a fourth storey addition, constructing a front and rear addition, and completing interior renovations. The new residential building will be comprised of 26 bachelor units and 9 one-bedroom units. A total of 4 parking spaces and bicycle storage will be provided on site.
Community members voiced their concerns with the height, depth and density of the proposed building. As well, concern was raised with the proposed rooftop terrraces, accessory building at the back of the lot and 4 parking spots. Concern was also raised about the structure that is proposed to be built between the 2 buildings. There was concern that the proposal did not maintain the character of the street.
City Planning advise that this application does not conform to the density, building depth, height and parking requirements of the Zoning bylaw. A copy of City Planning’s presentation is attached.
The process for rezoning requires the applicant to hold a Community Consultation meeting for feedback. Following the meeting the applicant has an opportunity to revise their application before proceeding with the city process. Councillor Perks has suggested that applicant listens to the community and City Planners and brings a revised application forward. City Planning advise that the Final Staff Report in response to the application will be available early in 2015.
Please provide any further comments or questions to Councillor Perks , councillor_perks@toronto.ca and Kirk Hatcher, City Planner,khatche@toronto.ca


155 Cowan Avenue Community Consultation Meeting
 (PDF Link)

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