I want to begin this new term of Council by thanking you for choosing me to represent you. The thought of representing over one-hundred thousand people is both humbling and daunting, but through working together we will ensure our ward and our city continues to thrive.
The new configuration of large wards will force all of us to find new ways to work and engage in shaping our future. Our city needs to address housing, transit, climate change, disenfranchised youth and so much more. That being said, we are lucky to live in this wonderful city, and I have full confidence in the resilience of Torontonians.
Our work together begins with good communication. I’ll be distributing this electronic update weekly and will continue to post important community news at gordperks.ca. Spending time with you will continue to be a priority for me. I will share updates on office outreach strategies as details are finalized in the weeks ahead.
In the meantime, I will need to rely on you to let me know what’s happening in your neighbourhood. Please always feel welcome to call or send a note with your thoughts and concerns.
Thank you again for your continued support,
Sign up for your recently elected Member of Provincial Parliament, Bhutila Karpoche’s e-newsletter at https://www.bhutilakarpoche.ca/ .
For more information on your newly re-elected TDSB Trustee visit https://www.tdsb.on.ca/ward7/
As well, parents can join the TDSB Ward 7 council Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/TDSBWard7Coucil/ for more up to date information.
The Parkdale Sewing Repair Hub is a joint partnership project of the City of Toronto, Greenest City and Creative Reuse Toronto in an effort to divert textile waste from landfill. The open house is happening from 1 – 4 pm on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 1229 Queen Street West .
Parkdale Legal Community Services has and continues to provide free legal advice, assistance and representation to low income residents living in the Parkdale and Swansea area. They are currently being evicted by their landlord. To support Parkdale Legal, join them at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Parkdale Collegiate (209 Jameson Avenue).
The Toronto Drop In Network is a network of 53 drop-in centres across the City .They have shared with us the Winter Holiday list of Toronto drop-in and Out of the Cold Program hours, meal times, and special holiday meals. The online version of this list is also available at https://tdin.ca/resource.php?id=610
Please share with your neighbours.
University Health Network- Toronto Rehab, will be holding an Open House and
pre-application meeting to discuss their proposed plans for expanding the Lakeside Long Term Care Centre at 150 Dunn Avenue.
Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM Presentation by applicant followed be question and answers
(5- 8 PM Open House)
Location:Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC)
1499 Queen St West
Details will be available at the community meeting. Notice is attached.
Councillor Perks and City Planning staff will be in attendance. If you
are unable to attend the meeting and are interested in providing comment
and/or receiving more detailed information, please email Councillor Perks
office at email@example.com.
Parkdale Jr & Sr Public School Winter Fair – Saturday December 8, 10AM to 2Pm at 78 Seaforth Avenue
The City is holding a consultation at PARC next Wednesday for tenants of dwelling rooms (rooming houses, boarding houses) on a draft Official Plan amendment to address the lost of dwelling rooms across the city.
The amendment includes provisions related to protections and support for rooming house tenants affected by the loss of their housing due to demolition (https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115659.pdf)
The City is interested in hearing from tenants who could potentially benefit from this new policy. Specifically, they want to know what kind of protections & support (the right to return to a unit in the new building? Moving costs? Help finding new housing? A rent subsidy?) would be helpful and necessary if faced with losing their housing due to demolition.
A flier for the consultation is attached.
Wednesday, December 5th: 5:30-7:30pm, with pizza & intro at 5pm
PARC (1499 Queen St. W), upstairs boardroom
Please spread the word to any rooming house tenants who might be interested in participating.