A Community Strategy Meeting on Toronto's Poverty Reduction Plan

Posted on March 31, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015. From 9:30 am – 12 p.m.

Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, 30 Isabella Street, 7th floor auditorium (East of Yonge, 3 blocks south of Bloor)

The purpose of the meeting is to continue to build community alignment on policy recommendations, neighbourhood engagement and advocacy to secure a strong Toronto poverty reduction strategy.
All welcome to attend and take action against poverty in Toronto!
The Agenda will include:
• An update on the City’s 2015 Poverty Reduction Strategy Process and Timelines
• Presentation and discussion of community-generated policy papers on jobs, housing, food, transit and childcare/community services (the papers will be circulated before the meeting)
• Report and feedback on key communication themes and messages for broader engagement and support
• A discussion of community engagement and plans to secure a strong and effective poverty reduction strategy (and 2016 city budget)

The City’s poverty reduction strategy will be released in June. Now is the time for individuals and groups from all sectors, backgrounds, neighbourhoods to join together and call for a bold and effective strategy.

The meeting is free. Refreshments will be provided. TTC tokens will be provided upon request. If you have child care needs please contact us by April 8.

Please RSVP to Israt Ahmed at iahmed@socialplanningtoronto.org or (416) 351-0095, Ext 250 by Wednesday, April 8 to reserve your place at the meeting.

Join us on April 10, 2015 and be part of the call for City action on poverty!

A Community Strategy Meeting on Toronto’s Poverty Reduction Plan

Posted on March 31, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015. From 9:30 am – 12 p.m.

Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, 30 Isabella Street, 7th floor auditorium (East of Yonge, 3 blocks south of Bloor)

The purpose of the meeting is to continue to build community alignment on policy recommendations, neighbourhood engagement and advocacy to secure a strong Toronto poverty reduction strategy.
All welcome to attend and take action against poverty in Toronto!
The Agenda will include:
• An update on the City’s 2015 Poverty Reduction Strategy Process and Timelines
• Presentation and discussion of community-generated policy papers on jobs, housing, food, transit and childcare/community services (the papers will be circulated before the meeting)
• Report and feedback on key communication themes and messages for broader engagement and support
• A discussion of community engagement and plans to secure a strong and effective poverty reduction strategy (and 2016 city budget)

The City’s poverty reduction strategy will be released in June. Now is the time for individuals and groups from all sectors, backgrounds, neighbourhoods to join together and call for a bold and effective strategy.

The meeting is free. Refreshments will be provided. TTC tokens will be provided upon request. If you have child care needs please contact us by April 8.

Please RSVP to Israt Ahmed at iahmed@socialplanningtoronto.org or (416) 351-0095, Ext 250 by Wednesday, April 8 to reserve your place at the meeting.

Join us on April 10, 2015 and be part of the call for City action on poverty!

Community Information Meeting – Tuesday, April 7th

Posted on March 30, 2015

Pre-Application Meeting for

422-430 Roncesvalles Avenue and 76 Howard Park Avenue

(North West corner of Roncesvalles and Howard Park, former Funeral Home site)

 The developer of 422-430 Roncesvalles Avenue/ 76 Howard Park Avenue, Worsley Dream Roncesvalles Limited Partnership, will be holding a pre-application meeting to discuss their proposed plans for this site.

 The meeting will be held on Tuesday April 7th, 7-8:30 PM,

At the Golden Café – 35 Golden Avenue, Suite 111

The developer is proposing a mid-rise residential building with ground floor retail space. Details will be available at the community meeting.

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.

 

 

High Park Pan Am Information Session – April 2, 8 & 15

Posted on March 25, 2015

Date: Thursday, April 2
Time:
Business session: 3 to 5 p.m.
Resident session: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Avenue

Date: Wednesday, April 8
Resident session: 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
Parkdale Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West

Date: Wednesday, April 15
Business session: 4:30 p.m.–6 p.m.
Parkdale Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West

Pan Am information session for Ward 14 residents and businesses. The information session will provide residents and local businesses with the opportunity to learn more about how the High Park community may be affected by the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

High Park Pan Am Information Session – April 2, 8 & 15

Posted on March 25, 2015

Date: Thursday, April 2
Time:
Business session: 3 to 5 p.m.
Resident session: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Avenue

Date: Wednesday, April 8
Resident session: 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
Parkdale Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West

Date: Wednesday, April 15
Business session: 4:30 p.m.–6 p.m.
Parkdale Public Library, 1303 Queen Street West

Pan Am information session for Ward 14 residents and businesses. The information session will provide residents and local businesses with the opportunity to learn more about how the High Park community may be affected by the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

Lansdowne Ave. Underpass Closure and Continuous Overnight Work March 28-30

Posted on March 24, 2015

What GO Transit are doing
• GO Transit are removing the final girder from the
Lansdowne Avenue bridge. GO Transit will install a new
girder at a later date.

How this will affect you
• Beginning on Saturday, March 28, at 6 a.m. until
Monday, March 30, at 6 a.m. Lansdowne Ave. will
be closed to vehicle traffic between Rideau Ave.
and Shirley St. to allow for equipment delivery and
removal of the bridge girder.
• There will be no access to/from Lansdowne Ave. along
Rideau Ave. during the work.
• The west sidewalk may continue to be closed due to
City work. The east sidewalk will remain open; however, pedestrians may experience short delays when the bridge girder is lifted into place.
• Paid Duty Officers will be in place to help direct traffic for the duration of the closure.
• Detour signs will be posted in advance of the work.
• Access to the No Frills store on Lansdowne Ave. will remain open at all times.
• The TTC bus route 47 will detour around the work area. Please visit ttc.ca for more information on the detour route.
Please call the Strachan Community Office for more information at 416-581-1300, visit www.gotransit.com/gts
and follow us on Twitter @GTS_Project for project updates.
Your Strachan Community Relations team is Mandeep, Carmen, and Salza
901 King Street West ● 416-581-1300 ● gts@gotransit.com ●gotransit.com/gts

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Opportunity for Youth to Attend This Year's Spur Festival!

Posted on March 23, 2015

Spur Toronto Event
Spur is a national festival of politics, art and ideas and is a catalyst for change in Canada.

Through nationally relevant and locally nuanced discussions, presentations and performances, the festival seeks to spur its participants to action on issues affecting Canadians. Feisty, multi-partisan, forward-looking and solution-driven, this national railway of ideas will provide Canada with vital new cultural infrastructure for the 21st century.

HOW DO I BECOME A SPUR YOUNG SCHOLAR?

If you are Grade 11 or 12 student making decisions about your post-secondary education and want to join us on Tuesday April 7th – just send us an email now at:scholars@spurfestival.ca. Tell us a bit about yourself and why you are interested in expanding your academic horizons – or just what interests you. Feel free to ask us any questions you have about the SYS program, the Spur Festival or what YOU THINK are the important issues of the day. Once you have registered we will forward a calendar of course options for you to choose from. The courses will fill upon a first-come-first-served basis.

If you are an Educator or Guidance Counsellor and would like to bring a group or class to the Spur Young Scholars program, please contact Michael Booth directly at m.booth@reviewcanada.ca or by phone at 416-531-1483. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the program, the selection of courses on offer, or connect you with fellow educators who brought students to last year’s SYS Day.

The Spur Young Scholars program is supported and facilitated by the LRC and our many partners at the University of Toronto, its constituent colleges, departments and faculties.

http://spurfestival.ca/toronto/young-leaders/spur-young-scholars/

 

Opportunity for Youth to Attend This Year’s Spur Festival!

Posted on March 23, 2015

Spur Toronto Event
Spur is a national festival of politics, art and ideas and is a catalyst for change in Canada.

Through nationally relevant and locally nuanced discussions, presentations and performances, the festival seeks to spur its participants to action on issues affecting Canadians. Feisty, multi-partisan, forward-looking and solution-driven, this national railway of ideas will provide Canada with vital new cultural infrastructure for the 21st century.

HOW DO I BECOME A SPUR YOUNG SCHOLAR?

If you are Grade 11 or 12 student making decisions about your post-secondary education and want to join us on Tuesday April 7th – just send us an email now at:scholars@spurfestival.ca. Tell us a bit about yourself and why you are interested in expanding your academic horizons – or just what interests you. Feel free to ask us any questions you have about the SYS program, the Spur Festival or what YOU THINK are the important issues of the day. Once you have registered we will forward a calendar of course options for you to choose from. The courses will fill upon a first-come-first-served basis.

If you are an Educator or Guidance Counsellor and would like to bring a group or class to the Spur Young Scholars program, please contact Michael Booth directly at m.booth@reviewcanada.ca or by phone at 416-531-1483. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the program, the selection of courses on offer, or connect you with fellow educators who brought students to last year’s SYS Day.

The Spur Young Scholars program is supported and facilitated by the LRC and our many partners at the University of Toronto, its constituent colleges, departments and faculties.

http://spurfestival.ca/toronto/young-leaders/spur-young-scholars/

 

TTC Notice – Weekend track work on March 28 and 29 2015

Posted on March 23, 2015

TTC LOGO LARGE

During the weekend of March 28 and 29, track crews are scheduled to conduct an essential rail repair to a short section of track at Queensway and Windermere. Traffic through the intersection will be maintained. There will also be some track replacement work done at the Humber Loop (under and near the Gardiner overpass).

Though this work is happening outside of our ward (13), the 501/301 Queen service will be diverting to accommodate the work. Details are as follows:

*         501/301 Queen streetcar service will turn back east at Roncesvalles Avenue.

*         501/301 Queen bus service will run on Lake Shore Boulevard and on The Queensway between Long Branch loop and Roncesvalles Avenue, diverting in both ways via; Park Lawn Road and The Queensway.

Queen streetcar service will resume as normal Monday morning.

Please see the attached notice:

TTC Notice – Weekend track repair at Queensway and Windermere Mar 28 and 29 – FINAL

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