Constituency Office Hours 2015

Posted on January 7, 2015

Community Hours
Every other Friday 9:30 AM-12:30pm
Parkdale Public Library, 1303 Queen St W

Call 416-392-7919 or e-mail
councillor_perks@toronto.ca to schedule an appointment.

Community Information Meeting – 35 Wabash Avenue

Posted on January 7, 2015

Community Information Meeting – 35 Wabash Avenue
Zinc Development Inc., Curated Properties and Raw Architects will be holding a pre-application community meeting to discuss the development proposed for the lands located at 35 Wabash Avenue on:
Thursday, January 15th, 7 – 9 PM
Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 136 Sorauren Avenue (at Galley Ave).
Development Proposal:The developer is proposing a 4 storey multi unit townhouse project with below grade parking. This information meeting is being held by the developers in advance of a formal application to the City, and is not a statutory Public Meeting that will be held by the City of Toronto.

Councillor Perks and City Planning staff will be in attendance.
If you are unable to attend the meeting and are interested in providing comment and/or receiving more detailed information, please email Councillor Perks’ Office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca.

Extreme Cold Alert – seek shelter, check on loved ones

Posted on January 7, 2015

Dr. David McKeown, Torontos Medical Officer of Health, has issued an Extreme Cold Weather Alert today for Toronto that will be in effect until further notice.
Exposure to cold weather can be harmful to your health. Hypothermia occurs when the body’s core temperature drops below 35°C and can have severe consequences, including organ failure and death. Frostnip and frostbite can also occur in cold weather when skin freezes.

During extreme cold weather, residents are encouraged to call or visit vulnerable friends, neighbours and family to ensure they are not experiencing any difficulties related to the weather. Those most at risk of cold-related illness are people who work outdoors, people with a pre-existing heart conditions or respiratory illness, those taking certain medications, infants and young children, and those who are homeless. People with heart problems can experience worsening of their condition up to several days after cold weather occurs.

During an Extreme Cold Weather Alert, members of the public are encouraged to take the following precautions;
– Dress in layers, making sure your outer layer is windproof, and cover exposed skin.
– Wear a hat, warm mittens or gloves, and warm boots.
– Stay dry. Your risk of hypothermia is much greater if you are wet.
– Choose wool or synthetic fabrics for your clothes instead of cotton, because cotton stops keeping you warm once it gets wet.
– Seek shelter if you normally spend long periods outside. Depending on the wind chill, exposed skin can freeze in minutes.
– Avoid alcohol as it increases blood flow. You may feel warm even though you are losing body heat.
– Consider rescheduling outdoor activities, or limiting time outdoors, especially if it’s windy.
– Heat your home to at least 21ºC if babies or elderly people are present.

If you see someone on the street that needs outreach assistance which may include a shelter bed due to the cold temperatures, call 311. For medical emergencies, call 911.

More information and tips to staying warm during Extreme Cold Weather Alerts are available at http://www.toronto.ca/health.

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