ROOMING HOUSE REVIEW – Neighbourhood Consultation

Posted on April 1, 2015

Join other community members and stakeholders to discuss how we can improve:

  • Living conditions for rooming house tenants
  • The impact rooming houses have on surrounding communities 

Thursday, April 9th, 2015
6-8pm
Parkdale Library, Auditorium
1303 Queen Street West

 The City of Toronto’s “Rooming House Review – Public Consultation” is a project facilitated by Public Interest.

For further information, or if you are unable to attend but would like to fill out the rooming house survey, please visit toronto.ca/roominghouserevie

For information on directions to the consultation and locations for parking, or to request translation (48 hour notice required), please contact Sujan Sapkota at 416-531-6235 or sujan@publicinterest.ca
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Ward 14 Community Environment Day – April 4, 2015

Posted on April 1, 2015

Please share with your neighbours.

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Sorauren Park | Along Wabash Ave. | south of Dundas St. W.

Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose
Do your part to create a cleaner, greener and more liveable Toronto.
Bring used or unwanted household items to the Community Environment Day event.

FOR DROP-OFF:

cell phones
small electronics
printers & fax machines
computer components
small TVs
unused medications
fluorescent bulbs
oils, solvents, pesticides
propane tanks
hazardous household waste
inkjet &laser cartridges

Products Available – Fees apply
• Backyard Composter
• Kitchen Container

Pick up for FREE
•Green Bin and Kitchen Container (with proof of new residency in the last 90 days or in exchange for a damaged bin)
• Leaf Compost (limit one cubic metre per household)

Note: You can recycle plastic shopping bags, foam polystyrene, empty paint and empty aerosol cans in your blue bin.

Donate to schools for reuse
• Art supplies (e.g. pencils, markers, crayons, etc.)
• Buttons and keys
• Clipboards, corks and cork boards
• LP records, CDs and cases
• Children’s books
• Costume jewelry including broken/old watches and clocks with hands
• Yarn and dress-up clothing (e.g. costumes, prom dresses, uniforms, etc.)
• 35 mm cameras and equipment

Donated to Goodwill for reuse
• Sporting goods (e.g. skates, hockey equipment, bikes, rackets)
• Books (excluding school/university curriculum books)
• Eyeglasses, walking aids, hearing aids, etc.
• Small household items (e.g. dishes, ornaments, kitchen utensils, artistic drawings, games, etc.)
• Textiles in good condition (e.g. clothing, linens, etc.)
• Non-perishable foods will be donated to a food bank

All donated items must be in very good condition
Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose
Do your part to create a cleaner, greener and more liveable Toronto.

Visit toronto.ca/environment_days

Please do not bring: construction waste, gasoline, garbage, wood, cassette and videotapes, commercial/industrial hazardous waste and scrap metal.

Metro Morning Interview – TCHC Repair Backlog

Posted on April 1, 2015

This morning I spoke with Metro Morning about how Toronto can fix the repair backlog at Toronto Community Housing.

http://www.cbc.ca/metromorning/episodes/2015/04/01/tchc-funding-folo/

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