Not Just Tourists Toronto is running a Suitcase Donation Drive (full-size suitcases in good condition to pack medical supplies for medical clinics in developing countries).
Drop off location:
Emmanuel-Howard Park United Church, 214 Wright Avenue, Toronto, ON M6R 1L3
NJTT is also looking for travellers going on vacation to developing countries to take a suitcase. It is considered humanitarian aid and is usually exempt from airline baggage fees.
For more information please visit:http://njttoronto.com/
You are invited to participate in a Ward 13 and Ward 14 round table discussion on the 2016 City of Toronto Budget.
This evening is an opportunity to examine the City Budget with your neighbours and begin a conversation about delivering and funding services with the 2016 City Budget.
Wednesday, February 10th 7PM–8:30PM
Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton School
1515 Bloor St W, 3rd Floor Staff Room
For more information contact:
Ward 14 – Councillor Perks’ Office
416 392 7919
Thank you to all who attended the Ward 13/Ward 14 Climate Change Meeting Wednesday night.
All comments shared are being submitted to the City Environment and Energy Office.
If you were unable to attend or have not yet shared your comments, we encourage you to complete the TransformTO workbook at:
https://cityoftoronto.fluidsurveys.com/s/TransformTO/ to join us in this important conversation.
Project updates will be published at key points during the Environmental Assessment process to keep you informed about how the study is progressing and upcoming consultation opportunities.
• Public Consultation: On December 2, 2015, the project team held the first public meeting for the St. Clair Avenue West Area Transportation Master Plan to present the alternative solutions and evaluation criteria, respond to comments and questions, and receive feedback. The event was well attended and valuable feedback was received during the comment period. The project team would like to thank everyone for their participation. A report summarizing public consultation feedback, and all public meeting materials, are now available on the project website under the ‘Consultation’ tab www.toronto.ca/stclairwesttmp.
• Alternative 6: A small number of other suggestions for Alternative 6 were received at the first public meeting and during the comment period. These were reviewed in terms of the project mandate (expanding east/west transportation capacity) as well as feasibility and potential impacts. Suggestions received that were variations of Alternatives 1 through 5 are already under consideration.
The westerly extension of Davenport Road to West Toronto Street has been identified as Alternative 6 based on the key study goal of increasing east/west transportation capacity, reducing some congestion along St. Clair Avenue West between Keele Street and Old Weston Road, and to accommodate continued growth in the area. More information on Alternative 6 will be available at the next public meeting, and published to the project website in advance of this date. Property owners potentially affected by Alternative 6 have been mailed notification letters.
• Next Steps: Using the evaluation criteria presented and feedback received during the comment period, the Project Team is in the process of completing a preliminary evaluation of the Alternative Solutions.
A second public meeting will take place in March 2016 to present the results of the evaluation, preferred solutions, and construction staging. More information about this meeting will be posted on the project website and sent via email over the coming weeks.
Following the second public meeting, and feedback received during the comment period, the evaluation of Alternative Solutions will be finalized and the recommended Alternative Solution(s) will be presented to City Council later in 2016.
For more information and all public materials visit: www.toronto.ca/stclairwesttmp
Earlier this week, I addressed the City’s Budget Committee regarding their 2016 budget.
This Thursday, January 28, 2016
6:30 to 8:30 PM
High Park Forest School, 375 Colborne Lodge Drive
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
High Park Zoo Master Plan Final Presentation
One of North America’s oldest zoos, High Park Zoo, is planning a facelift and we want you to be a part of it.
For over 120 years, the free admission High Park Zoo has been one of the jewels of Toronto. As part of the development of a new Master Plan for High Park Zoo, Friends of High Park Zoo, in collaboration with the City of Toronto, invite members of the public to share their ideas and visions for High Park Zoo.
The Final Public Meeting will focus on presenting the final Master Plan Concept. The Master Plan Concept is the result of input and consultation with the public, government stakeholders and industry experts. It represents a vision for improving the visitor experience, enhancing educational opportunities, increasing accessibility, operations and making the zoo a better place for people and its animal residents.
City Planning are currently reviewing the application. Once their report is completed and public, our office will share with the community.
Application documents available on-line at:
422- 436 Roncesvalles Ave & 76 Howard Park Ave
Community Meeting: January 11, 2016
Following the Presentation from City Planning and Presentation from Developer, the following comments/concerns were shared by community members.
• Building height: Building must support the character of the village
Midrise building is needed, this is taller than what city allows and it does
not respect the Character designation of the street
Townhomes are tall-4 storeys
• Can application be held while Dundas / Roncesvalles Planning Study is underway: no
• Too many units
• Shade-concern with impact of shade a building this size would create
• Privacy-overlook into Hewitt Avenue properties
• Setback-of both building and townhomes are a concern. The City needs to protect neighbourhoods setbacks and green space not shade and wind tunnels. Wind study can be requested.
• Landscape plan: trees
• Traffic flow- concern of cars travelling on Hewitt to exit from lane.- Planning: current application does not show lane continuing through to Hewitt,
TTC will be required to review for comments on streetcar flow, may require a right turn in – right turnout
• Parking units: Concern that the number of vehicles will exceed the spots available (99 units /75 spots) City standards: bike parking, visitor parking, auto share
• Mechanical noise: concern that noise from mechanical will impact on neighbours
• Community amenities: concern with impact of new neighbours, vehicles, dogs on Howard School lands
• Service access: solid waste will review application, city requires that service vehicles not reverse off of the site.
• Mature trees: 5 private trees may be impacted by this application
• There are access issues for properties on Roncesvalles- private issue, however, Planning will need evidence that all outstanding legal issues with neighbours are resolved
• Noise from demolition will continue for 1 ½ to 2 weeks
• There will be a Construction Management Plan to lay out a complaints process and management plan for build once an application is approved.
Community asked if they support application: NO,
if they feel that a few things need to be changed to move forward: NO.
Clear message from community that they do not support the application.
Councillor Perks does not support the application in its current form.
“You want to live in a place where anybody from any walk of life can live”
Recently spoke with Maisonneuve Magazine about Parkdale.