Dufferin Street Closure Update from Metrolinx

Posted on September 9, 2016

Please see the attached update from Metrolinx regarding the Dufferin and Queen closure:

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Wallace Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Repair Work & New East Stairway Installation

Posted on September 9, 2016

Wallace Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Work

Expected Start Date:  early-September, 2016
Expected End Date:  late-December 2016
*Timeline is subject to change.

 

The City of Toronto and the developers of the Wallace Walk Condominium will complete work on the Wallace Avenue Pedestrian Bridge from the week after Labour Day to Mid-December 2016.

The Developers of Wallace Walk will install a new staircase at the east end of the bridge, the City will complete repairs to ensure the rest of the bridge meets current bridge design codes.

This City work is part of the Council-Approved 2016 Capital Works budget and will ensure that the bridge continues to provide the important link to Dundas West Street for the local community. Efforts to keep the bridge open have been part of the planning work in construction delivery and the bridge repairs and stair installation will be delivered in phases. Despite these efforts there will be some periods of closure on the bridge.

Please see the attached PDF for full details:

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Wallace Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Repair Work & New East Stairway Installation

Posted on September 9, 2016

Wallace Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Work

Expected Start Date:  early-September, 2016
Expected End Date:  late-December 2016
*Timeline is subject to change.

 

The City of Toronto and the developers of the Wallace Walk Condominium will complete work on the Wallace Avenue Pedestrian Bridge from the week after Labour Day to Mid-December 2016.

The Developers of Wallace Walk will install a new staircase at the east end of the bridge, the City will complete repairs to ensure the rest of the bridge meets current bridge design codes.

This City work is part of the Council-Approved 2016 Capital Works budget and will ensure that the bridge continues to provide the important link to Dundas West Street for the local community. Efforts to keep the bridge open have been part of the planning work in construction delivery and the bridge repairs and stair installation will be delivered in phases. Despite these efforts there will be some periods of closure on the bridge.

Please see the attached PDF for full details:

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City of Toronto seeking advice for Poverty Reduction Lived Experience Advisory Group

Posted on September 9, 2016

City staff are inviting residents and communities to participate in the creation of the Lived Experience Advisory Group in support of the City’s Poverty Reduction Strategy.

 

TO Prosperity: Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy, was unanimously approved by City Council on November 4, 2015. A copy of the Council decision and report is available at http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2015.EX9.5.

 

This decision included approval of a Lived Experience Advisory Group comprised of Toronto residents with lived experience of poverty to contribute their expertise to the effective development, measurement and monitoring of poverty reduction initiatives.

 

Before the Lived Experience Advisory Group is created, input from residents who understand poverty is needed. City staff will host a community meeting to hear from residents who have lived experience with the conditions and impact of poverty, particularly those with ideas on how to include underrepresented voices. Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale) will be in attendance.

 

The community meeting will take place on Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Lawrence Heights Community Centre, 5 Replin Rd. (Lawrence West Subway Station). Tokens, food and child care will be provided for the day. Registration for the meeting is available online at http://prs-leag.eventbrite.ca.

 

The day will focus on gathering input on how the Lived Experience Advisory Group should work: composition and terms of membership; frequency and location of meetings; communication frequency, audiences and tactics; supports required; and more.

 

For more information visit: http://toronto.ca/toprosperity.

 

The Poverty Reduction Strategy is known as TO Prosperity. Through this 20-year plan, Toronto is addressing issues, creating solutions and driving systemic change in an effort to create a city where everyone has access to good jobs, adequate income, stable housing, affordable transportation, nutritious food and supportive services. Visit http://www.toronto.ca/toprosperity to see how the City is working toward that vision.

High Park Stewards – Fall Planting September 11, 2016

Posted on September 9, 2016

 

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This is our annual fall planting and many hands are needed. We have been working in the Tablelands, located behind the Grenadier Restaurant for 20 years and it is a truly beautiful and special place in the park.

We are continuing to plant next to the site (near the Labyrinth) that we planted last fall. Fall is a great time to plant to avaoid the intense heat and dryness that we experienceed this summer. Our June planting area has survived but not thrived, however the area planted the previous year is doing well, showing that once established, native plants can be hardy despite

Meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30 am and work until 12:30 pm. Tools provided. Please bring water, a hat, and cover your arms and legs. Please wear socks and closed shoes as well.

See www.highparknature.org for more info and photos.

What: Fall Planting September 11
Where: Meet in front of the Grenadier Restaurant
When: September 11th 2016, 10:30 AM

Public invited to comment on options for Toronto's Ward Boundary Review

Posted on September 9, 2016

 

The Toronto Ward Boundary Review (TWBR) is seeking feedback from the public, stakeholders and members of City Council on two ward boundary options outlined in the Toronto Ward Boundary Review additional information report. This additional report was requested by the City of Toronto’s Executive Committee at its meeting on May 24.

 

The two options being presented for public feedback are:

  • Revised 44 wards option, which has 44 wards and incorporates refinements generated during the TWBR public consultation process from August to November 2015
  • 26 wards option, that is aligned, where possible, with the boundaries of the federal and provincial ridings.

 

Feedback can be provided by completing a survey or attending a public meeting. The survey can be completed online or in hard-copy format, until September 23, 2016, and is available at http://www.drawthelines.ca/additional-information-participate/.

 

Four public meetings will take place across the city this fall:

  • Wednesday, September 14, Metro Hall, 55 John St., Room 310, 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 15, Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr., Committee Room 1, 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Monday, September 19, North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Committee Room 1, 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 21, Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall, Meeting Room 1, 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Based on the input received, a TWBR supplementary report will be prepared and submitted together with the TWBR final report for consideration at the Executive Committee meeting on October 26.

 

From July 2014 to February 2015, the TWBR conducted a civic engagement and public consultation process to collect input on Toronto’s current ward alignment. The results informed the development of five options for re-aligning Toronto’s wards. A second round of the TWBR’s civic engagement and public consultation process solicited feedback on these options between August and November 2015. The TWBR Final Report considered by the Executive Committee at its May 24, 2016 meeting summarized the TWBR process and recommended a new ward structure.

 

The Toronto Ward Boundary Review has looked at the size and shape of Toronto’s wards in order to ensure that residents are fairly represented at City Council. The goal of the review has been to ensure that the population of every ward is similar and meets the legal standard of “effective representation” until at least 2030.

 

The City of Toronto has oversight of the Toronto Ward Boundary Review and the study has been carried out by third-party consultants.  The additional information report, as well as information about the survey and the public meetings, are available at http://www.drawthelines.ca.

Public invited to comment on options for Toronto’s Ward Boundary Review

Posted on September 9, 2016

 

The Toronto Ward Boundary Review (TWBR) is seeking feedback from the public, stakeholders and members of City Council on two ward boundary options outlined in the Toronto Ward Boundary Review additional information report. This additional report was requested by the City of Toronto’s Executive Committee at its meeting on May 24.

 

The two options being presented for public feedback are:

  • Revised 44 wards option, which has 44 wards and incorporates refinements generated during the TWBR public consultation process from August to November 2015
  • 26 wards option, that is aligned, where possible, with the boundaries of the federal and provincial ridings.

 

Feedback can be provided by completing a survey or attending a public meeting. The survey can be completed online or in hard-copy format, until September 23, 2016, and is available at http://www.drawthelines.ca/additional-information-participate/.

 

Four public meetings will take place across the city this fall:

  • Wednesday, September 14, Metro Hall, 55 John St., Room 310, 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 15, Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr., Committee Room 1, 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Monday, September 19, North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Committee Room 1, 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 21, Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall, Meeting Room 1, 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Based on the input received, a TWBR supplementary report will be prepared and submitted together with the TWBR final report for consideration at the Executive Committee meeting on October 26.

 

From July 2014 to February 2015, the TWBR conducted a civic engagement and public consultation process to collect input on Toronto’s current ward alignment. The results informed the development of five options for re-aligning Toronto’s wards. A second round of the TWBR’s civic engagement and public consultation process solicited feedback on these options between August and November 2015. The TWBR Final Report considered by the Executive Committee at its May 24, 2016 meeting summarized the TWBR process and recommended a new ward structure.

 

The Toronto Ward Boundary Review has looked at the size and shape of Toronto’s wards in order to ensure that residents are fairly represented at City Council. The goal of the review has been to ensure that the population of every ward is similar and meets the legal standard of “effective representation” until at least 2030.

 

The City of Toronto has oversight of the Toronto Ward Boundary Review and the study has been carried out by third-party consultants.  The additional information report, as well as information about the survey and the public meetings, are available at http://www.drawthelines.ca.

Repair Cafe – Saturday, September 24

Posted on September 9, 2016

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“Repair Café Toronto is a grassroots, volunteer group that organizes events where neighbours help neighbours learn how to repair.  Our events are hosted by local community centres, branches of the Toronto Public Library and other community-based organizations.”

Community Recreation Registration Reminder and updates to Ward 14

Posted on September 9, 2016

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Please find attached the Fall/Winter Community Recreation update for Ward 14: ward-14-fall-winter-update

Ward 14 Registration begins September 14th at 7AM!

 

 

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