Regarding yesterday’s tragedy of the Martin Goodman Trail

Posted on May 25, 2017


Yesterday a little boy was killed when he fell off his bicycle and into traffic. This happened along the Martin Goodman Trail near Lakeshore and Jameson Ave. I have spoken to City staff who have agree to urgently look into the possibility of installing additional safety measures.

Terrible news like this shocks us all. I will keep you informed about any new safety measures.



Bloor-Dundas Proposal Meeting

Posted on May 24, 2017


I would like to inform you of a meeting about a proposed redevelopment at the southeast corner of Bloor and Dundas, at 2280 Dundas St W. At my request the developer has agreed to have this meeting before designing their full proposal, which gives us a chance to shape their application. This will be the first of several meetings over the coming months.

Many of you were part of a previous conversation about the potential for this site, creating a community framework during the preparation of the Bloor-Dundas Avenue Study in 2009, which can be found here: The Bloor-Dundas area is detailed under “Opportunity Site 8” and may contain useful insight for this upcoming meeting.

Date:  Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time:  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Informational Board Viewing
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Address by Councillor Perks
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Question Period
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Informational Board Reviewing

Meeting Location:  2280 Dundas St W, in the former Zellers space

Please see attachment for further details.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, are interested in providing comment, in receiving more detailed information, or being informed of upcoming meetings please email me at and City Planners Joanna Kimont and Aviva Pelt through

This will be a very important conversation for all of us, I hope to see you on June 14th.

Councillor Gord Perks
Ward 14, Parkdale High-Park
100 Queen Street West, Suite A14
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
(t) 416-392-7919
(f) 416-392-0398
twitter: @gordperks
Facebook: @GordPerks


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High Park Garlic Mustard Busting

Posted on May 23, 2017

The High Park Stewards have been removing garlic mustard from the park for many years. We notice a real positive effect from our work, but there is still lots to do. As many people as possible are needed, as there is no end of this invasive species in High Park.

Sunday, May 28, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Grenadier Restaurant, Colborne Lodge Drive and Centre Road, Toronto, ON

The Boulevard Beds group will also be working on our demonstration gardens on the perimeter of the Grenadier Restaurant. A few people are needed to join them.

Meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30 am, and we will go together to the site. All tools will be provided.

For more information:

New Community Projects & Events Grant Program

Posted on May 23, 2017

At the end of March, 2017 City Council approved the new Community Investment Funding (CIF) framework. The new framework merges the previous five grant streams into three new grant programs that will better support new and emerging groups, support sector resilience, and encourage resident engagement and leadership development. Applications for Community Projects and Events Grants is now open with $1 M in grant funding will be allocated.

More information can be found online here.

Deadline and Application Form

The deadline for submitting a completed online Letter of Intent is Monday, June 19 at midnight (11:59 PM).
Click here for the online Letter of Intent (LOI) Application Form.

Community Events Grant Goals

Community Events Grants help organizations create a neighbourhood event or activity that brings different groups of people together to –

  • Make their neighbourhood better
  • Keep people active, or
  • Help residents learn skills and build leadership.

One-time funding is available from $5,000 – $10,000 for activities beginning in November, 2017 and ending in October, 2018. Groups with less than $500,000 in annual operating budgets will be prioritized for funding. Open to neighbourhoods across the city

Community Projects Grant Goals

 Community Project grants will help community organizations develop a product, tool or resource to respond to a community need so that they can –

  • Increase their organization’s impact by doing things better
  • Increase community impact by working with others
  • Diversify who they serve and strengthen access and equity.

One-time funding is available for projects beginning in November, 2017. Applicants are to request the amount and time needed to complete the project. Please feel free to forward to your community networks.

Information Sessions and Drop-In Clinics starting May 25th!

  • Details on Information Sessions and Drop-In Clinics (targeted to small organizations) will begin starting May 25th.
  • The Community Projects & Events web page lists the dates/locations.

King Street Pilot – Phase 2 Online Survey

Posted on May 23, 2017

The City of Toronto invites you to take the Phase 2 online survey for the King St Pilot Study!

The King Street Pilot Study is about testing out how to redesign King Street to achieve three broad city-building objectives: moving people on transit more efficiently, improving public space, and supporting business and economic prosperity.

In this online survey, the City wants to hear your feedback about the proposed pilot design being considered between Bathurst Street and Jarvis Street:

Please click on the link to the survey below. It should take about 10 minutes to complete and will be live until June 10th:

Thank you for participating in this important initiative. If you have any questions, please contact:

David J Hunter, P. Eng
Sr. Transportation Planner
City Planning Division, City of Toronto

West End Food Co-op Board Election

Posted on May 23, 2017

The West End Food Co-op is seeking nominations for several seats on their board. The election will be held at the June 28th Annual General Meeting, just over a month away. A comprehensive candidate package is attached below. Please share this call with your neighbours. Any questions can be directed to the committee at

West End Food Coop Board - AGM 2017

May 25th Compost Day

Posted on May 17, 2017


Mark your calendars!

Come join us for our annual Compost Day taking place at the northeast corner of Wabash and Macdonell on Thursday, May 25th at 4 PM.

Just in time for the gardening season, compost will be available for pickup at the location free of charge and while supplies last, so be sure to arrive early with your shovel and containers!

We hope to see you there.


Green and Cool Roof Grants

Posted on May 16, 2017

Time for a new roof? The City offers incentives for the installation of green and cool roofs on Toronto’s residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. Green roofs are eligible for $100 per square metre, cool roofs from $2 to $5 per square metre. You can also get a grant to assess the capacity of your building to support a green roof. Learn more and apply here: Eco-Roof Incentive Program.

Combined Sewer Replacement from 70 to 100 Spencer Ave

Posted on May 15, 2017

The City of Toronto will replace the combined sewer and a portion of the City-owned portion of sanitary service laterals on Spencer Avenue from 70 to 100 Spencer Avenue starting in May 2017. This replacement is in response to an operational defect found in this sewer and is necessary for the functionality of the sewer system. More information can be found within the flyer below.

Start Date: May 15, 2017
End Date: June 9, 2017

Spencer Ave

Toronto Drop-In Network Victoria Day

Posted on May 15, 2017

Hi everyone,

The Victoria Day Holiday meal list (a list of drop-in hours and meal times) for Monday, May 22nd can be downloaded via this link:

The list is also posted on the TDIN website here:

Please share this information with anyone who might need to know where to access free meals and daytime shelter during the Victoria Day holiday.

Victoria Day 2017 drop-in hours and meal times


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