“Raptors Viewing Parties” at Sorauren Park!

Posted on May 30, 2019

Friends of Sorauren Park has secured the rights to host “Raptors viewing parties” in the Town Square for the Finals.

Watch a live broadcast of the NBA finals at the town square of Sorauren Park. Bring your own chairs + blankets! The first game is on May 30, 2019 at 9 pm.

Special thank you to the Friends of Sorauren Park for making this happen!

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Parkdale Hub Project – Community Meeting – June 10, 2019

Posted on May 30, 2019

Join us on June 10, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church (250 Dunn Ave) for a Community Meeting on the Parkdale Hub project!

The intersection of Queen Street West and Cowan Avenue is home to an important cluster of City facilities and community services, including the Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre, Parkdale Library, and Parkdale Arts & Cultural Centre. We are exploring potential opportunities to enhance programming and service delivery spaces for the Parkdale community. Join us to learn more about the project and provide input on the conceptual design options for these sites.

Feel free to share the attached poster and the link to our Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/583312472164269/) with your Parkdale networks.

Hope to see you there!

Parkdale Hub Community Meeting June 10 2019

This June share YOUR ideas for decision making in Toronto

Posted on May 29, 2019

The City is holding public sessions, launching an online survey and creating a self-guided kit for residents or organizations who want to host their own discussions to gather ideas for the Special Committee on Governance.

The goal of the consultation is to support residents who want to:

  • learn about City Council’s governance, including how the City and Council identifies issues, engages the public and makes decisions,
  • ask questions and discuss ideas with staff, members of the Committee and other residents,
  • contribute their ideas for the Committee to consider.

5 public sessions will be held in June. At each session, the first hour from 6 – 7pm is the Open House followed by a short presentation and discussion from 7 – 9pm.

Monday, June 10, 2019, Etobicoke Olympium (250 Rathburn Rd)

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Scarborough Civic Centre (150 Borough Dr)

Thursday, June 13, 2019 North York Civic Centre, Burgundy Room (5100 Yonge Street)

Saturday, June 15, 2019 Metro Hall, Rooms 308/309 (55 John St)

Monday, June 17, 2019 North Toronto Memorial Community Centre (200 Eglinton Ave W)

More information available at toronto.ca/TOgovernance.

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Community Consultation Meeting for 2946-2968 Dundas St W Development: June 11th, 2019

Posted on May 28, 2019

PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR NEIGHBOURS

City Planning is holding a Public Consultation meeting to review the 2946-2968 Dundas Street West Planning Application. You will have an opportunity to learn more about this application, ask questions and share your comments.

Details are as follows:

Date:    Tuesday June 11th 2019
Time:     7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Place:    West Toronto Baptist Church, 3049 Dundas Street West

The applicant is proposing to amend the Zoning By-Law to permit an 8-storey mixed-use building, consisting of residential and office uses, and street related retail. The proposal will have 102 dwelling units.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please forward your comments to Tony Lieu, City Planner, tony.lieu@toronto.ca and/or Councillor Gord Perks, councillor_perks@toronto.ca .

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2946-2968 Dundas Street West_Meeting Notice

Bill 108 – The OMB is Back! Make Your Voices Heard!

Posted on May 23, 2019

Friends,

Earlier this month the Government of Ontario announced changes to planning law in Ontario under Bill 108 which affects 13 different pieces of legislation and reinstates the old Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), putting more power in the hands of developers and their lobbyists. We cannot allow an unaccountable and unelected body to determine local planning decisions. Your voice is critical in taking a stand against Premier Ford and these unwanted changes.

Read the Chief Planner’s report and presentation to City Council on the proposed Bill 108.

Town Hall on Bill 108 at City Hall

On Monday, May 27, 2019 at 7pm, join myself and Councillors Kristyn Wong-Tam, Josh Matlow, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Joe Cressy, Ana Bailão and Brad Bradford, along with Toronto’s Chief Planner Gregg Lintern, to learn about how Bill 108 will impact your community and how you can have your say before it is too late. This meeting is free and open to all.

When: Monday, May 27, 2019 at 7pm
Where: Council Chambers, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/309554903273831

Bill 108 Committee Hearings at Queens Park

As an Ontario citizen, you can have your say on this issue at public hearings. You can take part in the committee process by appearing as a committee witness, submitting written material to a committee, or attending committee hearings.

There is only one day of hearings for Bill 108: Friday May 31st 9:00am-11:30am and 1:00pm – 5:00pm. The deadline to request to appear is Wednesday May 29th at 12:00pm.

Witnesses will receive up to six minutes for presentation followed by twelve minutes of questions by committee members.

You may also submit written materials voicing your concerns. The deadline for written submissions is Friday, May 31st 5:00pm. More information about how to submit written materials and participate in committees can be found at https://www.ola.org/en/get-involved/participate-committees.

The first step in appearing before a committee is registering with the Clerk of the Committee. The Committee contact information is comm-justicepolicy@ola.org, 416-325-7352.

Parkdale Hub Project – Community Meeting – June 10, 2019

Posted on May 23, 2019

Please join us on June 10, 2019 for a Community Meeting on the Parkdale Hub project!

The intersection of Queen Street West and Cowan Avenue is home to an important cluster of City facilities and community services, including the Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre, Parkdale Library, and Parkdale Arts & Cultural Centre. We are exploring potential opportunities to enhance programming and service delivery spaces for the Parkdale community. Join us to learn more about the project and provide input on the conceptual design options for these sites.

When: June 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Where: Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church, 250 Dunn Avenue

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/583312472164269/

Community Consultation Meetings – Zoning By-law Amendments for Breweries and Related Uses in Toronto

Posted on May 22, 2019

Toronto Cask Force: Zoning By-law Amendments for Breweries and Related Uses in Toronto

The City is proposing to amend the Zoning By-law to clarify permissions for breweries and related restaurants, retail stores, and patios in some Employment Industrial zones, to permit beer production as part of a retail store in Commercial Zones, and other technical changes.

Join us at a community consultation meeting where you can learn more about the proposed Zoning By-law amendments, ask questions, and share your comments with City staff.

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Henderson Brewing Company, 128A Sterling Rd.
Format: This will be a drop-in meeting where City staff will be present with information
detailing the proposed amendments on handouts and display boards. A brief
presentation by the Cask Force team will occur at 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019
Time: 12 noon to 5 p.m.
Location: 250 Yonge Street, Ontario Investment and Trade Centre, 35th Floor –
Galleria Room
Format: This will be a drop-in information meeting with handouts, display boards and
brief presentations by the Cask Force Team on the proposed By-law amendments at
noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

For more information about Cask Force, please contact Graig Uens, Senior Planner, Toronto City Planning Division, at 416-397-4647, Graig.Uens@toronto.ca or visit the project website at www.toronto.ca/caskforce.

Our public meeting locations are wheelchair accessible. Please contact Graig Uens no later than one working day prior to the meeting if special accommodation or assistive services are required.

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Councillor Gord Perks at City Council – May 14, 2019

Posted on May 16, 2019

Gord’s comments on the 2019 Provincial Budget:

Details on this Council item available at – http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?


The Right to Adequate Housing

City Council on May 14 and 15, 2019, adopted the following:

1.  City Council request the Director, Affordable Housing Office to consider the presentation from the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing when updating Toronto’s 2009 Housing Charter and the Toronto Housing Opportunities Toronto Action Plan 2010-2020.

2.  City Council request the Director, Affordable Housing Office, as part of the current public consultation process on Toronto’s housing plan, to include a “rights-based approach” to housing in policy areas that fall within the City’s jurisdiction, and report to the Planning and Housing Committee on November 13, 2019 when the new Toronto Housing Plan 2020-2030 is to be considered

Gord’s comments on the Right to Adequate Housing

Details on this Council item available at http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2019.PH5.1 

Town Hall on Bill 108

Posted on May 16, 2019

Doug Ford’s plan to bring back the OMB, sideline municipalities and marginalize local communities in the planning process is being fast-tracked for approval with almost no time for residents to respond. Cities, and towns across Ontario are grappling to understand the implications of Bill 108 and making their voices heard.

Join us 7 pm on Monday, May 27, 2019 at City Hall to learn how Bill 108 will impact our community and city. Make your voices heard.

Toronto Drop-In Network – Hours of operation, Services & Meal time

Posted on May 16, 2019

*Please share with your neighbours*

The Toronto Drop-In Network (TDIN) is an active coalition of over 50 drop-in centres throughout the City of Toronto that work with people who are homeless, marginally housed or socially isolated. Our Network includes drop-ins of all sizes and with a diversity philosophies that serve men, women, transgender and non-binary people, youth and seniors.

Below is a consolidated list of Drop-in/organization: Hours of operations, Services, Meal times (statutory holiday schedule included). The online version of this list is available on their website at https://tdin.ca/resource.php?id=644

Drop-in - Hours of operation Services and Meal Times

While every effort is made to ensure the information is accurate, service changes happen on an ongoing basis, and we recommend calling ahead to verify hours, services offered and meal times.

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