2017 Toronto Strong Neighbourhood Strategy: Resident Advisory Committee

Posted on January 16, 2017

The City of Toronto is seeking volunteers for the 2017 Toronto Strong Neighbourhood Strategy (TSNS2020): Resident Advisory Committee. The committee will advise the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the strategy. The Resident Advisory Committee will include 1 volunteer and 1 alternate from each of the 31 Neighbourhood Improvement Areas and 8 Emerging Neighbourhoods. The Resident Advisory Committee will be selected from Neighbourhood Planning Tables (see next page) based on the following considerations:

  1. Lived experience and/or experience working in neighbourhoods and active participation in neighbourhood based planning,
  2. Involvement in Neighbourhood Planning Tables (NAPs, Networks, Coalitions etc.) connected to the TSNS 2020
  3. Live in a City of Toronto Neighbourhood Improvement Areas and Emerging Neighbourhood (see next page),
  4. Diversity of age, gender and cultural origin with racialized community representation and gender balance.

Note: Full-time Employees of the City of Toronto, including Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Corporations are not ineligible to sit on the Resident Advisory Committee.

What is the Commitment?

  • Members will participate in 4 quarterly scheduled meetings that will be approximately 2 hours in length. Membership length is for a one year period.

When Will Meetings Be Held?

  • Meetings will be held on a weekday evening from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. The first meeting will be scheduled February 2017.

Please contact Sarosh for more information – 416-206-1552 – Sarosh.Anwar@toronto.ca

High Park Stewards 20th Anniversary

Posted on January 16, 2017

The High Park Stewards will celebrate their 20th Anniversary with volunteers and city staff who have been responsible for protecting our rare Black Oak Savannah.

They will discuss the past and future of the program. There will be photos of the volunteers, the restoration sites, plantings, and the invasive species that is removed.

Afterwards, there will be lunch, socializing, and discussion.

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Howard Park Tennis Club, 430 Parkside Drive, Toronto, ON

A Note on the New Community Centre at 40 Wabash

Posted on January 16, 2017

Friends,

Good news. Reading through the draft budget I’ve noticed that the Wabash New Community Centre completion date has advanced by six months into 2022. At a guess, this means doors open mid-2023.

Also, the community can take credit for reducing some of the expected costs. Parks Capital staff reviewed the project, and the Wabash ‘Green’ Feasibility Study completed in 2010 was high enough quality that some City pre-planning costs could be avoided.

A side by side cash flow 2016 vs 2017 is provided below.

I’ll keep my eye on this but in the meantime feel good; all those hours of neighbourhood work are paying off.

Gord

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