Ontario Place is a critical part of our City and our Province. Recently, the Provincial Government announced the dissolution of the governing body of Ontario Place and indicated their intention to move forward with a future redevelopment of the Ontario Place lands. Any potential changes to Ontario Place must be made in the public interest and must include a rigorous public consultation process.
An Ontario Place Subcommittee of Toronto and East York Community Council was established at the January 15th meeting. http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2019.TE2.82
The first meeting of the Subcommittee of Ontario Place will be on Tuesday March 5th at 5:30pm, City Hall, Committee Room 1. Members of the public are welcome to attend, submit communications, and register to speak to share their views publicly.
Join us for our first Community Working Group Meeting of the year! On Monday, February 11th from 6-8PM, the Parkdale People’s Economy will bring together our working groups for an evening of community visioning and collaboration! The gathering will provide a space for community members to work on collectively advancing the Parkdale Community Plan and learn about new initiatives from the City of Toronto. We will be providing food, childcare, Tibetan translation services, and TTC tickets to working group participants. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Date: Monday, February 11th, 2019
- Time: 6-8PM
- Location: Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (1499 Queen St W), Drop-In
During our last Working Group meeting of 2018, we took the time to evaluate the Working Group model and determine how to improve its form and function moving into 2019. Please respond to the following survey to help us gather more concrete feedback on the community working groups: https://goo.gl/forms/PWJllwIOp02uh7V02. The deadline to provide feedback is Friday, February 8th.
City Planning is holding a Public Consultation to review the 41 Wabash Zoning Amendment application. You will have an opportunity to learn more about this application, ask questions and share your comments.
Details are as follows:
Date: February 21, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Place: Gymnasium, St Vincent De Paul School (116 Fermanagh Avenue)
The application proposes to amend the Zoning By-law to a permit a four-storey rear addition to the existing three-storey warehouse building. The proposal includes a total of 16 residential units.
You can view a copy of the City Planning Preliminary Report providing background information at: https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-124051.pdf .
Please share the notice with your neighbours – 41 wabash-consultation Meeting Notice
The City of Toronto has issued its 2019 interim property tax bills – the first of two tax bills mailed annually. The 2019 final tax bill will be mailed in May.
Payment due dates for the interim tax bills under the three-instalment plan are March 1, April 1 and May 1.
For property owners enrolled in the Pre-Authorized Tax Payment (PTP) program, the 2019 interim tax due dates are:
• Two-instalment plan: March 1
• Six-instalment plan: March 1, April 1, May 1
• Eleven-instalment plan: February 15, March 15, April 15, May 15, June 17
Payments can be made through banks or financial institutions, by cheque or in person at the City’s inquiry and payment counters. Locations and hours of operation are available at http://www.toronto.ca/inquirypaymentcounters/. Property owners should pay early to ensure payment reaches the City’s office before the due date.
Residents who have recently purchased a property and pay their property taxes through pre-authorized payments or their banking or financial institution are reminded to update their account information with the City or with their financial institution to avoid incurring fees from misdirected payments. Property owners can sign up with Canada Post epost™ to receive a digital property tax bill. Visit http://canadapost.ca/epost for details.
Property owners can access their property tax account details by using the online Property Tax Lookup tool available at http://www.toronto.ca/propertytax or by speaking to a customer service representative at 311, available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Customers outside of city limits can call 416-392-CITY (2489) and TTY users can call 416-392-0719.
Toronto residents who live near ravines and forests – typical coyote habitat – can expect an increase in coyote sightings during this time of year. Coyotes are active day and night, but prefer to hunt after dusk or before dawn.
Residents should follow these steps to minimize negative encounters with coyotes:
• Avoid feeding them. Feeding wild animals, including coyotes is detrimental and can create problems for the neighbourhood.
• Avoid feeding pets outdoors.
• Ensure that all household garbage is inaccessible to animals.
• Place garbage out on the morning of the scheduled pickup, rather than the night before.
• Always supervise pets – keep dogs on a leash and keep cats indoors or supervised when outside.
The City has a coyote response strategy that it follows when dealing with coyotes, and includes public education, a bylaw that prohibits feeding of wildlife, and criteria for the removal of coyotes, if necessary. An attack or bite on another animal is not grounds for removal, as this is normal coyote behaviour.
Where a coyote is injured or sick, Toronto Animal Services will investigate to determine whether the coyote can recover on its own or be captured and brought to a wildlife rehabilitation facility. In accordance with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, the coyote will be located back into the area from which it was captured when it has recovered.
Coyotes have become a natural part of the urban landscape in Toronto and are an important part of the ecosystem as they control rodent and rabbit populations. They thrive in urban areas because of the abundance of food and shelter available to them.
For more information, residents can visit http://toronto.ca/coyote or call 311.
On February 12, 2019, at 7pm Heritage York will be hosting a panel discussion titled, “Will the Afghan conflict end?”. Colonel Dwayne Hobbs, LCol Phil Halton and Captain Chris Wattie will be speaking at Lambton House (4066 Old Dundas Street).