Environment Day Saturday, April 23, 2016 | 10am-2pm

Posted on April 20, 2016

Environment Day
Saturday, April 23, 2016 | 10am-2pm
Sorauren Park | Along Wabash Ave. | south of Dundas St. W

Come out to Sorauren Park along Wabash Ave south of Dundas St W and join in to Reuse, Recycle, and Safely Dispose!

Bring used or unwanted electronics, household hazardous waste, fluorescent bulbs, unused medications, batteries, propane tanks, and oils to be safely removed.

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

If you require a replacement Green Bin to last until the arrival of the forthcoming new bins can exchange theirs for a reconditioned replacement.

Donate to schools for reuse:
• Yarn, knitting needles, sewing notions, buttons and keys
• Children’s books, musical instruments
• CD’s, CD cases, 35 mm cameras
• Costume jewellery including broken, old watches
• Arts and crafts supplies (pencils, crayons, markers, etc.)
• Corks, cork boards, clipboards
• Dress up clothing (costumes, prom dresses, uniforms, etc.)

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

All donated items must be in very good condition.

Leaf compost* (limited to one cubic metre per household) is available for pickup as well. While supplies last.

*Additional compost days will be held at the following locations:
• April 28th – Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre; 220 Cowan Ave at 3:00 pm
• May 14th – Indian Road Crescent Public School parking lot at 8:00 am
• May 14th – The corner of MacDonnell Ave and Wabash Ave at 10:00 amEnviroDay2016

Roncesvalles – Macdonell Residents' Association Meeting – April 26, 2016

Posted on April 19, 2016

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There will be a community walk on Sorauren Avenue to identify locations that are potential safety concerns
Date: April 26 2016
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Sorauren and Queen Street
Note: A community discussion of concerns observed during the walk will take place the same night at 7pm in the gym at Fern Public School (128 Fern Avenue)

Roncesvalles – Macdonell Residents’ Association Meeting – April 26, 2016

Posted on April 19, 2016

RMRA MEETING April2016 tabloid size-page-001
There will be a community walk on Sorauren Avenue to identify locations that are potential safety concerns
Date: April 26 2016
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Sorauren and Queen Street
Note: A community discussion of concerns observed during the walk will take place the same night at 7pm in the gym at Fern Public School (128 Fern Avenue)

High Park Stewards: Nursery and Boulevard Beds Spring Maintenance – April 24, 2016

Posted on April 18, 2016

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Nursery and Boulevard Beds Spring Maintenance

Sunday, April 24, 2016, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Grenadier Restaurant, Colbourne Lodge Drive and Centre Road, Toronto, ON

We plan to clean up the Boulevard Beds and the Nursery, cutting down winter’s growth and raking to uncover the plants that have survived the winter.

The Boulevard Beds are getting an exciting makeover this year. The group will work in front of the Grenadier Restaurant parking lot, uncovering the existing plants, removing old stalks, and transplanting new native plants from the Nursery if weather allows.

Meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30 am, and we will go together to the site. Tools, vests, and gloves will be provided.

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

TransformTO: Climate Action for a Healthy, Equitable and Prosperous Toronto: Apr 25th, 27th & May 3rd & 9th

Posted on April 18, 2016

Residents invited to community conversations to help shape Toronto’s low-carbon future

Residents are invited to help shape Toronto’s future as a low-carbon city by participating in a series of community conversations in April and May, as part of TransformTO: Climate Action for a Healthy, Equitable and Prosperous Toronto.

Participants will be engaged in co-creating a vision for Toronto’s low-carbon future that reflects various community perspectives and explores the actions, behaviour and lifestyle changes that will be needed to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by the year 2050.

TransformTO community conversations:
Monday, April 25 at Metro Hall, 55 John St.
Wednesday, April 27 at Ken Cox Community Centre, 28 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr.
Tuesday, May 3 at Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.
Monday, May 9 at North York Memorial Hall, 5110 Yonge St.

Events will begin with an Open House from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a presentation and conversations from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hosted by the Environment & Energy Division and Toronto Atmospheric Fund, the events will build on the insights gained through the TalkTransformation! Speaker Series and online survey conducted in 2015.

Residents can learn more about TransformTO and register to attend at: http://www.toronto.ca/transformto.

TransformTO: Climate Action for a Healthy, Equitable and Prosperous Toronto: Apr 25th, 27th & May 3rd & 9th

Posted on April 18, 2016

Residents invited to community conversations to help shape Toronto’s low-carbon future

Residents are invited to help shape Toronto’s future as a low-carbon city by participating in a series of community conversations in April and May, as part of TransformTO: Climate Action for a Healthy, Equitable and Prosperous Toronto.

Participants will be engaged in co-creating a vision for Toronto’s low-carbon future that reflects various community perspectives and explores the actions, behaviour and lifestyle changes that will be needed to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by the year 2050.

TransformTO community conversations:
Monday, April 25 at Metro Hall, 55 John St.
Wednesday, April 27 at Ken Cox Community Centre, 28 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr.
Tuesday, May 3 at Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.
Monday, May 9 at North York Memorial Hall, 5110 Yonge St.

Events will begin with an Open House from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a presentation and conversations from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hosted by the Environment & Energy Division and Toronto Atmospheric Fund, the events will build on the insights gained through the TalkTransformation! Speaker Series and online survey conducted in 2015.

Residents can learn more about TransformTO and register to attend at: http://www.toronto.ca/transformto.

City of Toronto – 3D Modelling Open Data

Posted on April 14, 2016

Exploring new ways to share information with each other is a cornerstone of improving the planning process. To do this it is essential to have city-wide data in accessible formats. A variety of 3D digital information and models exist but currently, the data is not readily available to the general public. Providing a consistent city-wide 3D data source will link these digital city planning models and materials together and will allow us to imagine our city from different perspectives. The Open Data site will enable access to application developers, designers, urban planners and architects, and the public. Ideally, this will enable the creation of a visual portal and access to a large collection of city building ideas.

http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=9edd33993a065410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

 

Prescribed burn in Toronto’s High Park scheduled for Friday, Apr 15th

Posted on April 14, 2016

A prescribed burn in designated areas of High Park is scheduled to take place Friday, April 15, as current forecasts predict optimal weather conditions. A public briefing to outline plans for the burn will be held in the park prior to ignition.

Date: Friday, April 15
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Grenadier Restaurant parking lot, High Park (enter the park at Bloor Street and follow West Road to restaurant, or enter off Parkside Drive, turn right at first stop sign and follow road to restaurant)

Burning is expected to take place from approximately 2 to 5 p.m. (the exact time will be dependent upon weather conditions). Some areas of the park will be restricted to the public and some park roads will be closed. Residents are advised to avoid High Park during the burn if they are concerned about the risk of inhaling smoke from burning vegetation, which could include poison ivy. Residents and businesses in surrounding neighbourhoods are encouraged to close windows, doors and ventilation intakes during the burn to prevent any smoke from entering their homes or buildings, as smoke can travel up to several kilometres away from the burn sites.

A prescribed burn is a deliberately set and carefully controlled fire that burns low to the ground and consumes dried leaves, small twigs and grass stems, but does not harm larger trees. Prescribed burns are part of the City’s long-term management plan to protect and sustain Toronto’s rare black oak savannah habitat. A Fire Boss with extensive prescribed burning experience created the 2016 burn plan, and will be implementing it with assistance from Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff. Toronto Fire Services and police have been notified and will assist if required.

More information is available at http://bit.ly/1U2hGZv.

Supervised Injection Services in Toronto – Survey & Community Consultations

Posted on April 12, 2016

On March 21, a report was presented to the Toronto Board of Health on the health benefits of supervised injection services. The report included a series of next steps for implementing supervised injection services in Toronto.

Toronto Public Health – through The Works, Queen West – Central Toronto Community Health Centre, and South Riverdale Community Health Centre are planning to add small-scale supervised injection services to their existing clinical health and harm reduction services for people who inject drugs.

Community consultations are an important part of this process. A series of local open houses or public meetings are being planned to share information with community members about supervised injection services, and to ask for input about any issues or concerns members of the community might have. You can learn more about these meetings below:

http://www.toronto-sis.ca/

Supervised Injection Services in Toronto – Survey & Community Consultations

Posted on April 12, 2016

On March 21, a report was presented to the Toronto Board of Health on the health benefits of supervised injection services. The report included a series of next steps for implementing supervised injection services in Toronto.

Toronto Public Health – through The Works, Queen West – Central Toronto Community Health Centre, and South Riverdale Community Health Centre are planning to add small-scale supervised injection services to their existing clinical health and harm reduction services for people who inject drugs.

Community consultations are an important part of this process. A series of local open houses or public meetings are being planned to share information with community members about supervised injection services, and to ask for input about any issues or concerns members of the community might have. You can learn more about these meetings below:

http://www.toronto-sis.ca/

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