My Local Government Resource

Posted on June 13, 2019

The City of Toronto provides services that have a direct impact on your daily life and sometimes it is not clear how government works, where to find information, or how to express your opinion.

My Local Government, It’s For Me is a great place to start if you would like to learn about your local government, the decision making process, and how to get involved. Information is available in English and 24 additional languages that will help you become informed, have your say, and serve your city. This initiative started in 2016 as a response to residents’ requests on how they can get involved in their local government.

Find out more through the menu above under the City Hall tab at My Local Government or by going to www.toronto.ca/mylocalgovernment.

3385 Dundas Street West, at Durie Street

Posted on June 13, 2019

A Final Staff Report on the rezoning application of 3385 Dundas St West will be heard at Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) on Tuesday, June 25th after 10 AM.

The rezoning application is to permit a seven-storey (21.5 metres excluding mechanical penthouse; 25 metres including mechanical penthouse), mixed use building comprised of 131 residential rental dwelling units and 368 m2 of non-residential gross floor area at 3385 Dundas St West.

The Final Staff Report is available at: https://bit.ly/2ZlSjXT

This item will be heard on Tuesday, June 25th after 10 AM in Committee Room #1, 2nd floor, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St West. You are invited to attend the public meeting to make your views on this proposal known. You may also submit written comments.

If you wish to address the Toronto and East York Community Council in person or in writing, please contact:

City Clerk, TEYCC
Attention: Ellen Devlin, Administrator,
100 Queen St West, 2nd Floor M5H 2N2,
416-392-7033, teycc@toronto.ca

Inclusionary Zoning Policy Consultations – June 2019

Posted on June 5, 2019

On May 28, 2019, Planning and Housing Committee directed that proposed Official Plan policy directions for inclusionary zoning be endorsed as the basis for consultation and requested City Planning staff to report back in Q4 2019 with the findings from the consultation, the results of any further analysis, and prepare recommended Official Plan inclusionary zoning policies.

Inclusionary zoning is a land use planning tool that would enable the City to require new residential developments to include affordable housing units. Inclusionary zoning is one policy solution to help address the housing needs of Toronto’s low-income and moderate-income households (earning roughly between $35,000 and $88,500 a year depending household size).

Public Meetings

City Planning staff will be hosting four public meetings to consult on proposed policy directions for inclusionary zoning. These meetings will provide an opportunity for the public to learn more about inclusionary zoning and share ideas and feedback on how this new affordable housing tool should apply in Toronto.

A community meeting notice with the meeting information is attached should you wish to post this notice. Public meeting details are as follows:

Toronto and East York   

June 17, 2019 at Metro Hall (Rotunda) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Etobicoke

June 18, 2019 at Etobicoke Civic Centre (Meeting Rooms 1/2/3) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Scarborough

June 19, 2019 at Scarborough Civic Centre (Rotunda) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

North York

June 24, 2019 at North York Civic Centre (Committee Room 3) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

All meetings will include a presentation beginning at 7 pm.

Inclusionary Zoning_Public Consultation Notice Final

 

Community Consultation Meeting on Expanding On-street Permit Parking in Ward 4 – June 17, 2019

Posted on June 4, 2019

In May 2017, Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) requested that the Director of Transportation Services provide information on the potential for policy changes to allow for the expansion of the Residential On-street Permit Parking Program to all local streets. Community consultation on this potential change took place in Toronto and East York in April and May 2018.

In December 2018, with ward boundary changes to all wards in the City of Toronto, Ward 4 welcomed a new area – the former Ward 13 – that was not included in the community consultation.

With that in mind, I would like to invite you to a community consultation meeting to discuss the expansion of on-street permit parking in Ward 4.

Join City staff to learn about the City wide Permit Parking Program. Staff will be available to answer any questions or concerns about on-street permit parking.

Ward 4 Permit Parking Community Consultation

When: June 17, 2019 from 7pm-8:30pm

Where: St. Pius X Catholic School (71 Jane Street)

Did you know?

  • City of Toronto local streets have a 3 hour parking limit (day and night) unless there is a sign indicating otherwise.
  • Vehicles displaying a valid on-street parking permit can park overnight without violating the parking bylaw.
  • Residents can apply for on-street parking permits using their City of Toronto home address.
  • Temporary on-street parking permits are available to visitors (friends, family, contractors, etc) through on-line purchase.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can share your thoughts using the following online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FZS3QMR

Please do not hesitate to contact my office at 416-392-7919 or via email at councillor_perks@toronto.ca if you have any questions.

Heritage York Events @ Lambton House – June 2019

Posted on June 4, 2019

Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 pm, Canadian Rivers Day Moccasin Identifier Project

 In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Humber River’s designation as a Canadian Heritage River, Carolyn King, former Chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit, will be bringing the project involving the printing of a moccasin footprint with water based paint in the vicinity of an aboriginal site to the area.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:30 pm, Heritage York History Night

Ron Fletcher, co-author of “Lacrosse: The Ancient Game” adds to the sport’s existing literature by exploring the game’s vibrant cultural and historic roots.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 1:00 – 2:30 pm, One Summer Walk -Our Sparkling Treasures: Walking York’s Waterway Gems

Bird’s Eye View – Humber River Crossings and other Lambton Park Stories. Hilltop and valley trail and bridge vistas frame unique perspectives on river, wildlife and human interplay. With Madeleine McDowell and Lance Gleich (Heritage York, Humber Heritage) and photographer Ann Brokelman. Begin/end at Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas St.

High Park Stewards – Spring Planting and Boulevard Beds – June 9, 2019

Posted on June 3, 2019

High Park Spring Planting
Sunday, June 9, 2019, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Grenadier Cafe, 200 Parkside Drive, Toronto, ON

Join the High Park Stewards for our annual spring planting, in the Tablelands behind the Grenadier Cafe. We hope to plant many grasses and shrubs, so lots of hands are needed. Another group will work on the boulevard beds in front of the cafe.

Meet us in front of the Grenadier Cafe at 10:30 am. Tools will be provided.

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

Swansea Historical Society Annual Guided Walking Tour – June 8

Posted on June 3, 2019

This year’s annual Swansea Historical Society walking tour is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, starting at 2 pm in the parkette behind the Runnymede Library and finishing in High Park.  The library is located at 2178 Bloor Street West, 2 short blocks east of Runnymede Road (across from the No Frills parking lot).  For more details, see http://swanseahistoricalsociety.ca/events .

The weather forecast looks very promising for Saturday.  SHS hopes to see you there. There is no charge to participate, and all are welcome. Feel free to invite family and friends.

When: Saturday, June 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Where: Behind the Runnymede Library (2178 Bloor Street West)

Cost: Free

Greenest City: Growing the Future Fundraiser – June 26, 2019

Posted on June 3, 2019

Greenest City is a ground-level charity in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood that uses food as a catalyst for social change with the belief that the growing of food, the preparation of food and the sharing of food is crucial in alleviating social isolation and contributing to the resilience of our communities.

You are invited to a Greenest City Fundraiser –

7-9pm Wed 26 June 2019
Greenest City: Growing the Future Fundraiser

Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St W

Join them for a night of gathering, festivities, giveaways and a silent auction featuring local and city-wide donations from great businesses.

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