Ontario Health Coalition’s Save the Services that Save Us event – November 9, 2019

Posted on November 7, 2019

On Saturday, November 9, at 11:30 am, join the Ontario Health Coalition to call on the Provincial Government to stop cuts to Public Health. This event will be held at Nathan Phillips Square. Learn more about this event and Ontario Health Coalition at https://www.ontariohealthcoalition.ca/

Parkdale People’s Economy’s Inclusionary Zoning Workshop – November 11

Posted on November 6, 2019

The Affordable Housing working group of Parkdale People’s Economy is hosting an event on Inclusionary Zoning (IZ). This action-oriented event will include a talk on how IZ works in other cities and a discussion on how it could be implemented in Toronto. Participants will also be supported to prepare a written or recorded message that will be presented at City Hall.

Monday, November 11, 2019
6:30PM – 8:30PM
Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre
1499 Queen St W (second floor)

Annual Mechanical Leaf Collection Program – November 12 – December 9, 2019

Posted on November 5, 2019

City of Toronto’s annual mechanical leaf collection program in designated areas will start on Tuesday, November 12 and end on Monday, December 9, 2019. Please see attached map below to find our if your street is part of the designated area for this program.

Click here for more information on this program.

EYD mechanical leaf collection

Open House for the new Runnymede Shelter in Ward 5 – November 14, 2019

Posted on November 5, 2019

City of Toronto’s Shelter, Support and Housing Administration is hosting an Open House for the new Runnymede Shelter at 731 Runnymede Road (Runnymede and St. Clair) on November 14, 2019 from 3-8pm. This shelter is in our neighbouring ward (Ward 5).

To RSVP or learn more, contact Ertha Downey at edowney@toronto.ca .

Runnymede Invite

What are those spots on your Maple leaves?

Posted on November 1, 2019

Tar spot is a fungal disease that causes black tar-like spots on the leaves of Red, Silver, Norway, Sugar and Manitoba maples (but it doesn’t seem to affect Japanese maples). Tar spot is a foliar disease: the spores do not affect other parts of maple trees.

While tar spots are unattractive, the good news is that this fungal disease does not injure the tree itself. Tar spots develop late enough in the growing season that they do not usually affect the health of the tree. While the fungal spores infect young leaves early in the season, they do not continue to cause new infections throughout the summer. The infections first appear a yellow or light green spots on the leaves in early summer. By late summer, the infections take on a black, tar-like appearance.

To avoid the spread of fungal spores it is best to rake the affected leaves this fall. Destroy the leaves or remove them from your yard by bagging them for municipal collection. If you ignore tar spot and allow the fallen leaves to remain on the ground through the winter, your maples will develop tar spot again next year. If, however, you remove the infected leaves from the area you reduce the chances of the tree being infected the following year

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