Masaryk Park and Melbourne Parkette Community Clean-Up Day – May 4th, 2019

Posted on April 29, 2019

On Saturday, May 4th, 2019, join Greenest City and Masaryk Park and Mebourne Parkette friends for their Spring Clean Up at 10:30 am. Garbage bags, gloves and shovels provided along with some coffee and snacks!

Masaryk Park Spring CleanUp Day

Basement Flooding Prevention Information

Posted on April 29, 2019

Basements can flood for many reasons. While the City of Toronto is working to improve its complex system of underground sewers, these improvements alone cannot completely protect a home from basement flooding. With increasingly severe weather events, it is essential that homeowners take steps to help protect their home from basement flooding. For more information on basement flooding prevention tips, programs and services from the City of Toronto, please visit toronto.ca/basementflooding .

Reminder – Community Environment Day and Compost Day Tomorrow – April 27, 2019

Posted on April 26, 2019

The Community Environment Day be held on Saturday, April 27th, 2019, from 10am – 2pm at Sir Casmir Gzowski Park (1751 Lake Shore Blvd. W.)

The April 27th Compost Day will be at Runnymede Public School, 357 Runnymede Road, where free leaf compost will be available from 10:00 am, while supplies last. The next Compost Day will be on May 25th, 2019 at Indian Rd Public School, 285 Indian Rd Crescent

For further information, please see the flyer below and visit toronto.ca/environment_days

Our office can be reached at 416-392-7919 or via email at councillor_perks@toronto.ca .

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Trash Talk – 2019 Garbage Rate and Rebate Changes

Posted on April 25, 2019

The rate that you pay for Solid Waste Management Services, such as recycling, organics and garbage collection, is based on the size of your Garbage Bin. Residents with the largest Garbage Bins pay the most and those with the smallest pay the least. This volume-based structure is designed to encourage people to reduce their garbage and divert as much away from landfill as possible through the City’s Blue Bin Recycling and Green Bin Organics Programs.

On March 7, 2019 as part of the 2019 Budget process, the City approved a rate increase of 2 per cent for single-family homes as well as the phasing out of the single-family rebates over three years. The phasing out of the rebates support Solid Waste Management Services’ transition to a self-sufficient and sustainable utility where operating expenses are fully covered by rate revenues.  Current solid waste bills will include an adjustment back to January 1, 2019 to reflect these changes.

To minimize the impact of rebate reductions on low-income ratepayers, a Single-Family Residential Low-Income Relief Program has been created. In 2019, the program will offer assistance to seniors or persons living with a disability who have a household income of $50,000 or less and either a small, medium or large Garbage Bin.

Based on audits done by the City, less than half of what is found in the garbage is actually garbage. The rest is items such as organics or recycling that could have been kept out of landfill. You can reduce your solid waste bill and environmental footprint by downsizing your Garbage Bin and properly sorting your waste.

To change your Bin size, call 311 or submit a request at toronto.ca/311.

For more information on solid waste single-family rates and fees, visit toronto.ca/ garbage-bin-sizes-fees.

Public Open House – Policies to Address Loss of Dwelling Rooms – May 6, 2019

Posted on April 25, 2019

There will be a community consultation meeting on the proposed revisions to the polices to address the loss of dwelling rooms on Monday, May 6, 2019 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm in Committee Room 2 (second floor) of Toronto City Hall. This is your opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions of City staff. You are welcome to attend at any time during the open house.

For more information, or to provide feedback if you are unable to attend the public open house, visit: toronto.ca/planningforhousing or contact Senior Planner Narmadha Rajakumar at 416-392-4529 or narmadha.rajakumar@toronto.ca .

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City-Wide Consultations on Official Plan Review – Transportation Policies

Posted on April 24, 2019

City Planning staff are currently reviewing transportation policies related to the transit, cycling, street related maps and schedules, automated vehicles (AVs), and shared mobility services.

Staff are consulting with the public on proposed draft transportation policies. Four public meetings will be held from May 1, 2019 to May 7, 2019. All meetings will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Wed. May 1, 2019 in Committee Room 3 of North York Civic Centre (5100 Yonge Street)

Thu. May 2, 2019 in Council Chambers of Etobicoke Civic Centre (399 The West Mall)

Mon. May 6, 2019 in Committee Room 1 of Scarborough Civic Centre (150 Borough Drive)

Tue. May 7, 2019 in Room 310 of Metro Hall (55 John Street)

Find further information on the Official Plan Review here.

Changing Lanes – Community Consultation Meetings on the Expansion of By-law Permissions for Laneway Suites

Posted on April 23, 2019

Do you have thoughts on laneway suites? The City wants to hear from you.

The City is hosting a series of drop-in consultation meetings where you can learn more, ask questions, talk to City staff and share your comments about laneway suites.

May 1, 2019 in Room 308/309, 3rd Floor of Metro Hall (55 John Street)
May 6, 2019 in Council Chamber of Etobicoke Civic Centre (399 The West Mall)
May 16, 2019 in Council Chamber of Scarborough Civic Centre (150 Borough Drive)
May 27, 2019 in Council Chamber of North York Civic Centre (5100 Yonge Street)

All four meetings will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 pm.

For more information please visit: www.toronto.ca/changinglanes

Laneway Suites CCM May Meetings

Bloor West Village Residents Association – Secondhand Sunday – April 28, 2019

Posted on April 23, 2019

Secondhand Sunday, on the last Sunday of April and September, is a day to put out any unwanted but reusable items on the sidewalk in front of your property, for your neighbours and other passersby to take for free. It’s a great way to give new life to items you no longer want and an opportunity for people to get something they may need. This event started in the Wychwood neighbourhood a few years ago and is now expanding across the city. You can learn more about this event and download the Secondhand Sunday Toolkit at secondhandsunday.ca

Community Clean-Up in Warren Park – April 27, 2019

Posted on April 18, 2019

As part of the Clean Toronto Together initiative, a residents-led cleanup is happening on Saturday, April 27. Meet up is at 12 noon at The Hill – St. Mark’s Rd.

More information on the CTT at https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/festivals-events/more-city-produced-events/clean-toronto-together/

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On-street Permit Parking Report coming to Toronto East York Community – April 24, 2019

Posted on April 18, 2019

A report on residential on-street permit parking will be coming to Toronto East York Community Council (TEYCC) on April 24, 2019.  This report provides the results of community consultation and a potential implantation plan for the expansion of residential on-street permit parking.

Please note that the results in the staff report were completed prior to the change in ward boundaries.

At the April 24th TEYCC meeting, Councillor Perks will be requesting that all streets within the boundary of the new Ward 4 be included in ongoing work to implement on-street permit parking on streets that currently do not have permit parking.

The TEYCC item and report can be found here: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2019.TE5.72

Our office will continue to update you on this issue. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

 

 

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