High Park Garlic Mustard Busting

Posted on May 23, 2017

The High Park Stewards have been removing garlic mustard from the park for many years. We notice a real positive effect from our work, but there is still lots to do. As many people as possible are needed, as there is no end of this invasive species in High Park.

Sunday, May 28, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Grenadier Restaurant, Colborne Lodge Drive and Centre Road, Toronto, ON

The Boulevard Beds group will also be working on our demonstration gardens on the perimeter of the Grenadier Restaurant. A few people are needed to join them.

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

For more information:

New Community Projects & Events Grant Program

Posted on May 23, 2017

At the end of March, 2017 City Council approved the new Community Investment Funding (CIF) framework. The new framework merges the previous five grant streams into three new grant programs that will better support new and emerging groups, support sector resilience, and encourage resident engagement and leadership development. Applications for Community Projects and Events Grants is now open with $1 M in grant funding will be allocated.

More information can be found online here.

Deadline and Application Form

The deadline for submitting a completed online Letter of Intent is Monday, June 19 at midnight (11:59 PM).
Click here for the online Letter of Intent (LOI) Application Form.

Community Events Grant Goals

Community Events Grants help organizations create a neighbourhood event or activity that brings different groups of people together to –

  • Make their neighbourhood better
  • Keep people active, or
  • Help residents learn skills and build leadership.

One-time funding is available from $5,000 – $10,000 for activities beginning in November, 2017 and ending in October, 2018. Groups with less than $500,000 in annual operating budgets will be prioritized for funding. Open to neighbourhoods across the city

Community Projects Grant Goals

 Community Project grants will help community organizations develop a product, tool or resource to respond to a community need so that they can –

  • Increase their organization’s impact by doing things better
  • Increase community impact by working with others
  • Diversify who they serve and strengthen access and equity.

One-time funding is available for projects beginning in November, 2017. Applicants are to request the amount and time needed to complete the project. Please feel free to forward to your community networks.

Information Sessions and Drop-In Clinics starting May 25th!

  • Details on Information Sessions and Drop-In Clinics (targeted to small organizations) will begin starting May 25th.
  • The Community Projects & Events web page lists the dates/locations.

King Street Pilot – Phase 2 Online Survey

Posted on May 23, 2017

The City of Toronto invites you to take the Phase 2 online survey for the King St Pilot Study!

The King Street Pilot Study is about testing out how to redesign King Street to achieve three broad city-building objectives: moving people on transit more efficiently, improving public space, and supporting business and economic prosperity.

In this online survey, the City wants to hear your feedback about the proposed pilot design being considered between Bathurst Street and Jarvis Street:

Please click on the link to the survey below. It should take about 10 minutes to complete and will be live until June 10th:


Thank you for participating in this important initiative. If you have any questions, please contact:

David J Hunter, P. Eng
Sr. Transportation Planner
City Planning Division, City of Toronto

West End Food Co-op Board Election

Posted on May 23, 2017

The West End Food Co-op is seeking nominations for several seats on their board. The election will be held at the June 28th Annual General Meeting, just over a month away. A comprehensive candidate package is attached below. Please share this call with your neighbours. Any questions can be directed to the committee at agm@westendfood.coop.

West End Food Coop Board - AGM 2017


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