Become a 3Rs Ambassador Volunteer in Your Building

Posted on September 18, 2019

Did you know the City has a 3Rs Ambassador Volunteer program? It engages residents in apartment buildings, condominiums and co-ops to become waste educators and help promote the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) in their buildings. 3Rs Ambassador Volunteers are trained by the City on how to properly recycle and reduce waste going to landfill.  Help your building get more involved in the 3Rs and become a 3Rs Volunteer Ambassador today by signing up at Toronto.ca/3Rs.

Here are some easy ways to reduce the amount of waste your building sends to landfill right now:

1) No black bags: Do not put recyclable materials in black plastic garbage bags. Put items for recycling in loose or in a clear bag.

2) Freeze food scraps: Over 50% of your waste is organic and could be composted. Avoid smells by putting a bag in the freezer to store food scraps until you can dispose of them properly.

3) Refuse & reduce: Do you really need that pamphlet? Free keychain? Or extra ketchup package? Saying “no” to items you don’t need helps keep waste out of landfill.

4) Paper plates, towels and napkins: Can go in organic waste collection if they do not have chemicals or make up on them.

5) Donate items for reuse: Give clothing, books, toys and more a new life by donating them. For a map of non-profit organizations in Toronto that accept items for donation, visit toronto.ca/reuseit or download the TOwaste app.

Secondhand Sunday Returns September 29!

Posted on September 18, 2019

Sunday, September 29, 2019 is your chance to share any unwanted, reusable household items with your community. Simply leave them on your property next to the sidewalk for your neighbours to take for free. Then, do the same! That thing your neighbour no longer wants could be exactly what you need.

Participating is easy:

  1. Leave your reusable items on your property next to the sidewalk or curb on Sunday, September 29. Please, no hazardous, illegal or non-reusable items.
  2. Leave a “free” sign beside the items you are giving away.
  3. Always keep sidewalks and fire hydrants clear and obey the local traffic laws at all times.
  4. Join in by hunting for treasure in your neighbourhood. Share your Secondhand Sunday “before and after” photos online by tagging #SecondHandSundayTO or emailing info@secondhandsunday.ca.
  5. At 5 p.m., take back any remaining items or drop them off at a second-hand shop or charity. Search toronto.ca/reuseit for locations near you.

Secondhand Sunday is an event supported by the City of Toronto. For more information visit www.secondhandsunday.ca

Exhibition Place Master Plan Local Advisory Committee – Sept 23 2019

Posted on September 17, 2019

City of Toronto Planning is forming a Local Advisory Committee of area organizations to provide input and feedback on the Exhibition Place Master Plan initiative. You are invited to join our first of two meetings to hear about the project, ask questions, and offer feedback on the initial analysis and draft directions for the future of Exhibition Place.

The meeting will include a presentation from City Planning staff followed by a facilitated discussion. Your input will help shape the vision, principles, ideas, and strategies that will guide the evolution of this unique space in the City.

Monday, September 23rd, 2019
6:30-8:30 pm
Fort York Visitor Centre, 250 Fort York Boulevard

Kindly RSVP to nextplaceplan@toronto.ca with the name of the designate(s) that will represent your organization by Wednesday, September 18th.
For further information please visit the project website: toronto.ca/nextplaceplan

We look forward to seeing you on the 23rd!

TransformTO Public Consultations

Posted on September 16, 2019

Residents are invited to have their say on the climate actions and priorities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Toronto. The City is developing its next TransformTO Implementation Plan 2021 to 2023. You can share your views by attending a public meeting, completing an online survey, or hosting your own community consultation with the help of a Community Conversation Guide and other resources. Learn more and get involved.

Swansea Historical Society Newsletter and Message

Posted on September 16, 2019

A message from the Swansea Historical Society:

“We hope to see you at our Oct 2 meeting, where the featured speaker will be Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens – “Swansea’s History of Horticulture”. Among other topics related to the local history of horticulture, Dr. Galbraith will be talking about Swansea’s William Rennie, and the history of the Rennie Seed Company Visitors Welcome!  Light Refreshments!”

Also, below is the Swansea Historical Society Newsletter for Oct 2019.

SHS Newsletter - Oct 2019

High Park North – Yard Sale – September 28

Posted on September 12, 2019

High Park Community Alliance is having a fundraising Yard Sale on September 28, 2019 from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm at 66 Oakmount Road.

Donations are accepted and donors can bring the items to 66 Oakmount Road on September 27th after 6pm. Further details in the flyer below.

2ND GIANT YARD SALE flyer

Annual 14 Division Open House – September 14

Posted on September 12, 2019

The Community Police Liaison Committee will be hosting their annual Open House on Saturday, September 14th, 2019 from 11am – 2pm at the 350 Dovercourt Rd. Meet your neighbourhood police officers.

Refreshments will be provided and food donation for Parkdale Community Food bank will be accepted.

Join the High Park Stewards for Seed Collecting – September 22

Posted on September 12, 2019

Join High Park Stewards on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Meet in front of the Grenadier Restaurant. They will be collecting a variety of native plant seeds in The Tablelands to be used in next year’s plantings. Work on the Boulevard Beds will continue. Please do not wear fleece or other non-smooth clothes as seeds stick to them. Bring water, a hat and sun-screen.

Parkside Drive and Colborne Lodge Drive lane closures – September – December, 2019

Posted on September 9, 2019

Metrolinx will be working on the bridge at Parkside Drive and Colborne Lodge and lane closures will be in effect. From September 2019 to December 2019, Parkside Drive and Colborne Lodge will be closed to one lane in each direction. These lanes will be closed directly under Parkside Drive and Colborne Lodge rail bridge.

Travel delays are expected with construction. If you have any questions for Metrolinx, they can be contacted at 416-202-6500 or TorontoWest@Metrolinx.com.

Our office is available for any questions or concerns at 416-392-7919 or councillor_perks@toronto.ca .

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2019-09-05 Colborne Lodge lane closure_FINAL

An Opportunity to Build Environmental Leadership in Parkdale-High Park – October 2nd, 2019

Posted on September 9, 2019

Green 13, Green Parkdale-Roncesvalles, and Safe Rail Communities have arranged for the Parkdale-High Park All-Candidates Debate on the Environment and climate to take place the evening of Wednesday, October 2nd7:30 pm, at Humbercrest United Church, 16 Baby Point Road. This is one of the more than 100 Debates on the Environment (100debates.ca) set to take place across Canada the first week of October, ahead of the federal election.

Join in locally on October 2ndPlease register/RSVP at https://www.100debates.ca/parkdale-highpark

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