Laneway Suites Review Consultation – March 29, 2018

Posted on March 22, 2018

“Changing Lanes” is a City of Toronto initiative studying how the City might allow and regulate laneway suites on the numerous laneways within the Toronto and East York District of the City.

The purpose of this community meeting is to present a set of draft policy changes and regulations to allow the construction of laneway suites in the back yard of low-rise residential properties in the neighbourhoods in the Toronto and East York District. The City is seeking your feedback before they are considered by City Council.

The meeting will include both a presentation and an open house where comments and questions can be directed to City staff.

Date: Thurs., March 29th, 2018

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: 222 Bremner Blvd. Room 203 (Metro Toronto Convention Centre)


421 Roncesvalles Development Update

Posted on March 19, 2018


 Re: 421 Roncesvalles Avenue:

Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Pre-Hearing Update and

Demolition of a Designated Heritage Property- Toronto Preservation Board Notification

I am writing to update you on the 421 Roncesvalles Avenue OMB prehearing conference that took place on Wednesday, March 14th and to provide notification of the Toronto Preservation Board Meeting to review an application to demolish a designated heritage property.

Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Pre-Hearing Update

As the applicant has now submitted an applied to demolish the heritage building at 421 Roncesvalles Avenue, the City has requested a new prehearing date to allow for time to review the request to demolition and provide comment.

The next prehearing is scheduled for October 10th. My office will provide a reminder closer to the date.

If you have questions or concerns about the OMB prehearing, please contact Kimberly Livingstone, OMB Case Coordinator, (416) 326-6773, or Joanna Kimont, City of Toronto Planner, 416-392- 0481,

Demolition of a Designated Heritage Property-Toronto Preservation Board Meeting

The Toronto Preservation Board will consider the request to demolish the heritage property at 421 Roncesvalles Ave at its meeting scheduled for Thursday March 22, 2018 at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Committee Room #3, 2nd Floor at 9:30 AM.

The City Planning Staff Report recommends refusal of the application to demolish the heritage structure on the property at 421 Roncesvalles Avenue.

Link to Agenda:

You may recall that the Toronto Heritage Preservation Board have previously approved City Planning’s Staff Report to refuse the request to alter the heritage property at 421 Roncesvalles Avenue.

Toronto Preservation Board meetings are open to the public, and you or your representatives are welcome to speak or write in to this body.

Comments can be submitted on-line through the “Submit Comments” button at the top of the page of the Agenda Item.

You can also appear before the Toronto Preservation Board and share your comments with board members directly, register through the “Request to Speak” button at the top of the page of the Agenda Item. This online button will be removed by 4:30 p.m. the day before the meeting.

Alternatively, you can register to speak by contacting the City Clerk’s staff with your name, address, phone number and the item on which you would like to depute or make a presentation. Contact City Clerks at: 416-392-7033, 416-397-0111 (fax),

You must register by 12:00 noon on the day before the meeting; however you can also register in the meeting room before the meeting starts.

Please feel free to contact my office if you have any questions or to provide comment.

Councillor Gord Perks

Parkdale/High Park- Ward 14


High Park Stewards invite you to Nature, Restoration and Health – March 25, 2018

Posted on March 19, 2018

You are invited by the High Park Stewards to Nature, Restoration and Health – March 25.

Join the High Park Stewards on March 25 for our final winter speaker presentation by Ben Porchuk. Ecologist, Forest Therapy Leader, Writer
on Nature, Ecological Restoration and Health.

10:30 am to 12:30 pm, HOWARD PARK TENNIS CLUB, 430 Parkside Drive

Explore how you can help nature and find health and happiness at the same time. and

Ben will be talking about native plants and bolstering urban ecology, safeguarding urban natural areas from invasive species and extensive human over use, while capitalizing on events that give people full nature experiences even in large cities. In particular, Topics include the World Wildlife Fund and Carolinian Canada program, In The Zone Gardens, as well as Forest therapy and other activities that can build pride and integrity in socio-environmental initiatives to ensure long-term viability of diverse urban natural ecosystems.


Annual Candlelight Walk in Support of Climate Action – Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Posted on March 19, 2018

Roncesvalles & Parkdale – Canada’s longest running neighbourhood Earth Hour event is focussing on proactive strategies to prepare communities for the effects of climate change.

Since 2010 businesses along Roncesvalles Avenue and now many along Queen Street West, have been dimming their lights for Earth Hour as candle holding walkers gather, then walk, to symbolically recognize the need to safeguard the planet.

Transit Notice: 501/301 Queen Route – Update

Posted on March 19, 2018

Please see below for more information on updates for 501/301 Queen route service west of Roncesvalles Ave.

Transit notice - 501 Queen update - FINAL - March 2018 - Humber Loop clo...

Events happening from now until June at High Park & Parkdale Libraries

Posted on March 19, 2018

Here are the events happening at High Park and Parkdale Libraries from now till June: 

You can also stay up-to-date with the latest library news and upcoming programs by signing up for our What’s On at the Library enewsletter:


City of Toronto Spring 2018 Prescribed Burn in High Park

Posted on March 19, 2018

The exact timing of the burn is highly dependent on weather conditions and difficult to predict in advance.  The weather will be closely monitored and when a date has been selected a confirmation notice will be sent 24-48hours prior to ignition.

HP 1mo notice 2018


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