Special Event Listings by High Park Nature Centre – December 15 & 16, 2018

Posted on November 13, 2018

Title: Decorate a Tree for the Birds
Date: Saturday December 15th and Sunday December 16th
Time: 10am-12 or 1-3pm
Location: High Park Nature Centre (375 Colborne Lodge Drive)
Fee/Suggested Donation: $10 Per Person (Kids under 3 are free)
Ages: All ages
Event Description: Help decorate an evergreen tree in High Park with handmade pine cone bird feeders and edible garlands for the birds. Hike through the woods and learn how to feed chickadees from the palm of your hand, search the skies for soaring hawks and discover how birds like cardinals, nuthatches and woodpeckers survive the winter.
Arrive early Saturday morning to join the Christmas Bird Count for Kids – a by donation event! You will learn how to use binoculars (bring your own pair if you have them), identify birds, and collect data to help with bird conservation efforts.

Title: Christmas Bird Count for Kids
Date: Saturday, December 15th
Time: 8:00-9:30am
Location: High Park Nature Centre (375 Colborne Lodge Drive)
Fee/Suggested Donation: Free! Suggested donation of $2-$5 per person
Ages: All ages
Event Description:
Round up your birding pals and help us count the birds! We will be hiking the trails of High Park to find the resident birds who are toughing it out this winter. The data we collect will be submitted through eBird to the Christmas Bird Count 4 Kids program and will help bird conservation efforts and contribute to Citizen Science.
CBC4Kids is a “Donate What You Can” at the door (recommended $2 – $5 / person) and an all ages family event. Pre-registration is recommended.

Contact Info:
High Park Nature Centre
E:
naturecentre@highpark.org
P: (416) 392-1748
https://highparknaturecentre.com/2/family-nature-walks

 

High Park Buckthorn Busting – November 11, 2018

Posted on November 8, 2018

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm; repeats on November 25 (when it will be followed by a potluck)
Grenadier Cafe, Colborne Lodge Drive and Centre Road, Toronto, ON

Help the High Park Stewards remove buckthorn, one of the worst invasive species in High Park. Buckthorn removal is a popular activity for anyone who likes being outdoors and finds satisfaction in restoring the park’s ecology; a few hours of work make a real difference. For students, it is also a way to collect volunteer hours.

Another group will work on the boulevard beds, a native plant garden in front of the Grenadier Cafe.

 The final session, on November 25, will be followed by a potluck lunch.

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

 For more information:
 http://highparknature.org/wiki/wiki.php?n=VolunteerOpportunities.VolunteerStewardship 

 

Watermain Replacement on Indian Trail & Ridout Street deferred to 2019

Posted on November 8, 2018

The watermain replacement on Indian Trial, Ridout Street, and the local lane south of Ridout Street has been deferred to 2019. The complications in obtaining utility locates for this project led to the delay. The City will provide a notice before work starts in 2019.

Indian Trail_Deferral_2018

Transit Notice – Essential Subway Drainage maintenance – November 10, 2018

Posted on November 8, 2018

On November 10, 2018, there will be overnight work at Dundas West Station for essential subway drainage maintenance. Please see below for the detailed notice.

TTC Notice - Subway tunnel drainage maintenance - Nov 2018

 

 

Construction Impact – Parkdale Pumping Station Rehabilitation

Posted on November 8, 2018

The City is renewing aging flow meters at the Parkdale Pumping Station located at 71 The Queensway from November 12, 2018 to December 22, 2018. There will be some traffic impacts. Please see below for more details.

Parkdale Pumping Station - Construction Impact _ ward 14

Exhibition Place – Community Consultation on November 28, 2018

Posted on November 8, 2018

The City is currently undertaking a Cultural Heritage Landscape Assessment of the land and buildings at Exhibition Place. There’s a Community Consultation Meeting on November 28, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Enercare Centre, Salon 103, Exhibition Place. Please see below for details on the event.

Community Consultation Meeting Invite exhibition place

 

Municipal Shelters Public Consultation

Posted on November 5, 2018

This is to provide an update on November city-wide consultations being undertaken on Municipal Shelters.

Municipal Shelters

The current zoning regulations permit municipal shelters in most zones, with two locational conditions:

o 250-metre separation distance from another shelter

o requirement to be located either on a major street or on an intersecting street if the lot is within 80 metres of the major street

City staff were directed by City Council, at its meeting on December 5 to 8, 2017, to look at zoning by-law amendment options to provide more opportunities for locating shelters across the city. At its meeting on June 7, 2018, the Planning and Growth Management Committee directed staff to hold city-wide public consultations on the proposed options to increase the as-of-right zoning permissions for municipal shelters (PG30.8).

All meetings are from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and a short presentation will be held at 7 p.m.

Thursday November 22 Etobicoke Civic Centre, Main Boardroom

Monday November 26 North York Civic Centre, Committee Room 3

Tuesday November 27 Metro Hall, Room 310

Monday, November 29 Scarborough Civic Centre, Committee Room

Please call our office at 416-392-7919 or email us at councillor_perks@toronto.ca, should you have any questions or comments.

 

Secondary Suites Public Consultation

Posted on November 5, 2018

This is to provide an update on November city-wide consultations being undertaken on Secondary Suites

As-of-Right Zoning for Secondary Suites

Secondary Suites have been permitted across the City since 2000; however, existing zoning regulations only permit the creation of a secondary suite five years after the primary dwelling is constructed, and do not permit secondary suites in all townhouses.

City staff were directed by City Council, at its meeting on December 5-8, 2017, to report to Planning and Growth Management Committee in the second quarter of 2018 on a range of measures, including policy, regulatory and financial measures, that could provide incentives to facilitate the creation of additional secondary suites in Toronto. At its meeting on July 5, 2018, the Planning and Growth Management Committee directed staff to hold open houses to consult on draft zoning framework to support the creation of secondary suites; and report back with final recommendations and zoning by-law amendments in the second quarter of 2019 (PG31.12).

All meetings are from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and a short presentation will be held at 7 p.m.

Thursday November 15 Metro Hall, Room 310

Wednesday November 21 North York Civic Centre, Committee Room 1

Monday November 26 Etobicoke Civic Centre, Main Boardroom

Tuesday November 27 Scarborough Civic Centre, Committee Room 1

Please call our office at 416-392-7919 or email us at councillor_perks@toronto.ca, should you have any questions or comments.

 

Transit Notice: Between Keele and Dundas West stations: subway track maintenance

Posted on November 1, 2018

Starting on Tuesday, November 6 after Monday subway service ends, a track crew will be working overnight between Keele and Dundas West stations to conduct essential track maintenance. The work will involve tamping areas of track between the two stations. The overnight maintenance activity will also occur on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

TTC Notice -Subway track maintenance - Keele - Nov (003)

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