Parkdale Good Food Market – Starts Wednesday, July 6th

Posted on June 29, 2016

Greenest City is gearing up for another summer of the Parkdale Good Food Market. They are working with FoodShare Toronto, Toronto Public Health, and Parkdale Food Network to coordinate the Parkdale community Good Food Market.

The market will feature high quality, affordable fruits and vegetables, local vendors, prepared foods and more. This year, the market will be running July to August, every Wednesday from 3-7pm in Masaryk Park beside the Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreational Centre at 220 Cowan Ave.

The first market is next Wednesday, July 6th! Find the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/257557761282230/

There is also an opportunity to get involved with the market through volunteering. If you are interested, send any inquiries to market@greenestcity.ca

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Newcomer Youth Program (NYP) at West Neighbourhood House – Summer Programs

Posted on June 29, 2016

The Newcomer Youth Program (NYP) at West Neighbourhood House is offering fun and unique activities during the summer months, including a Sailing Trip, Media Club, a program to get youth involved in meaningful Volunteer opportunities, among others. The activities are open to newcomer youth between the ages of 13 to 24.

Newcomer Youth Program
Summer 2016, starting July 4th

Media Club
Mondays 3:00pm- 5:00pm
Newcomer Youth Space (1499 Queen St. W., 2nd floor)

#‎GetInvolved‬: Volunteering Program
Tuesdays 3:00pm-5:00pm
Newcomer Youth Space (1499 Queen St. W., 2nd floor)

Indoor Basketball
Wednesdays 2:00pm-5:00pm
Alexander Muir School Gym (108 Gladstone Ave)

Girls’ Leadership Group
Wednesdays 3:00pm-5:00pm
Newcomer Youth Space (1499 Queen St. W., 2nd floor)

Co-ed Sports Group
Thursdays 2:00pm-5:00pm
Alexander Muir School Gym (108 Gladstone Ave)

Fridays: Join WNHNYP for fun outings across Toronto Centre Island, beach volleyball, gardening, zip lining, Sky Zone Trampoline Park and more.

For more information contact Yathu at 416-206-8041 or yathurjinith@westnh.org

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35 Wabash Avenue

Posted on June 23, 2016

Councillor Perks’ Office has been advised that the developer of 35 Wabash Avenue has appealed the rezoning application to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).

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The Zoning Amendment application for 35 Wabash Avenue was heard at Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) last Tuesday, June 14th, 2016. Many of your neighbours were present, some shared their concerns with the application.

 

The application proposes a 4-storey apartment building containing 60 residential units. There are 68 vehicle parking spaces proposed in one underground level.

 

The staff report :  http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2016.TE17.5

recommended that the application be approved, however, it recommended that the ‘bills’,  the final legal approval, be held until certain requirements were met- listed in Item #3.

 

  1.  Revise and re-submit the Functional Servicing Report to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Engineering & Construction Services for review and acceptance.  The report will determine whether the municipal water, sanitary and storm sewer systems can support the proposed development and whether upgrades or improvements to the existing municipal infrastructure are required.

 

  1.  Enter into a financially secured development agreement for the construction of any improvements to the municipal infrastructure, should it be determined that upgrades are required to support this development, according to the functional servicing report accepted by the Executive Director, Engineering & Construction Services.

 
Councillor Perks amended the staff recommendations to include that the site plan requirements, Item #4 must also be approved prior to the issuance of the bills.

  1.  Removal of the windows on the east wall where the building abuts the property line.

 

  1.  Limiting window openings on the east and west elevations to approximately 40% of the wall area with the remainder to be clad to the satisfaction of the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning.

 

iii.  Reducing the proportion of window to wall on the south side of the property to address a typical side-yard to rear-yard relationship, including limiting principal windows and the proportion of windows to wall, to be in the range of 25%.

 

  1. Submission of detailed plans showing the necessary soil volumes provided to ensure healthy tree growth.

 

  1. Appropriate depth of the rooftop planters at the edge of the roof.

 

  1.  The submission of a construction management plan which will also be to the satisfaction of the Ward Councillor.

 

The Community Council meeting is available on YouTube at the 39 minute mark at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5El9W4tnKVU .

 

Since the TEYCC meeting however, Councillor Perks’ Office has been advised that the developer of 35 Wabash Avenue has appealed the rezoning application to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).

 

The type of appeal is listed as: Application for an amendment to the Zoning By-law –  failed to make a decision on the application within 120 days.

 

The applicant will be requesting the OMB to approve their rezoning application. The earliest this application is likely to be heard by the OMB is early 2017.

 

At this time City Planning staff will begin preparing a Request for Directions which they will submit to Toronto and East York Community Council in the fall, the Report will seek approval from Council to participate at the OMB hearing.

 

Our office will provide further information as it becomes available.

 

Lansdowne Bridge Overnight Work

Posted on June 23, 2016

Metrolinx are in the final stages of completing work to rehabilitate the Lansdowne Avenue bridge. Metrolinx plana to work on the nights noted below. This work can only be completed when there is minimal train activity. Residents can expect normal construction noise including back-up alarms from trucks. Metrolinx will ensure any lights are directed away from homes when possible.

Metrolinx appreciate the patience and cooperation you have shown throughout this project.

The work dates below are subject to change based on weather conditions.

Friday, June 24 from 11:00 p.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, June 25 from 11:00 p.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Friday, July 8 from 11:00 p.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, July 9 11:00 p.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Friday, July 16 11:00 p.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Budapest Park Re-opens – Saturday, June 25th

Posted on June 23, 2016

Exciting news, Parks, Forestry & Recreation’s improvements to Budapest Park are near completion. The park officially re-opens this Saturday, June 23rd.

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Sorauren Park Early Years Summer Camp – Limited Space still available

Posted on June 23, 2016

As of yesterday there were still some spots available for the Sorauren Park Early Years (4-5 Years) Summer Camp offered by Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation.

More info here:

https://soraurenpark.wordpress.com/park-features/summer-camps/

 

Minutes for the June7, 8 and 9 City Council Meeting and Videos.

Posted on June 16, 2016

Minutes for the June7, 8 and 9, 2016, meeting of the City Council are now available on the City’s website:

 

URL:  http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/decisionBodyProfile.do?function=doPrepare&meetingId=10874

 

Excerpts from City Council:

Regarding the Long-term Financial Direction – City Council, June 7, 2016

 


Regarding the Planning Budget – City Council, June 7, 2016

 

Regarding Bike Lanes – City Council, June 9, 2016

Dundas – Watkinson Parkette improvements to start early August

Posted on June 16, 2016

Dundas Watkinson Park Location

 

The Dundas Watkinson Parkette improvements have been scheduled!
Construction work will begin early August and may take a couple of months leading to a October completion (weather permitting).

Please see the attached PDF for more details on the improvements:

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West Queen West Planning and Heritage Conservation District Study Community Meeting on June 23

Posted on June 16, 2016

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The West Queen West Planning Study is underway. City Planning staff are reviewing the policy context, built-form and heritage value of the properties on Queen Street West between Bathurst Street and Roncesvalles Avenue.

The Planning Study involves public consultations to clarify what defines the street character and to develop a community vision for the future. Transit capacity and parking supply are also being reviewed.

The City staff will be available if you would like to ask questions. They also want to hear your ideas, input, and comments on these matters.

The evening will begin with an Open House from 6:30-7:00pm, followed by an update by City Staff on the WQW Planning Study. FGMDA Architects, will then give a presentation followed by a discussion facilitated by the project team.

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.

 

Date: Thursday, June 23rd
Time: 6:30 p.m. – Open House,
7:00 p.m. – Presentation and Facilitated Discussion
Place: 1115 Queen St W. – The Theatre Centre

Click here for PDF: WQW HCD CCM Notice June 23 2016

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