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

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 with the name of the designate(s) that will represent your organization by Wednesday, September 18th.
For further information please visit the project website:

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.


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

Our office is available for any questions or concerns at 416-392-7919 or .

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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 ( 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

Councillor Perks’ wrote an article in Toronto Life on Sidewalk Labs

Posted on September 5, 2019

Read Gord’s Toronto Life article published on September 4, 2019 where he talks about Sidewalk Labs’ ideas on transit governance.

Toronto needs to maintain control of its transit planning

Youth In Policing Initiative – Job Opening – Deadline September 23, 2019

Posted on September 5, 2019

Toronto Police Service is now recruiting for the 2020 Winter-Spring Youth In Policing Initiative program.

The Winter/Spring program is an After-School program where students will work 6 hours each week and will receive 7 hours of mandatory training one Saturday each month.  The rate of pay will be $14/hour and the program will run from Saturday, February 29, 2020 to Saturday, June 20, 2019.

Application and more details are available online at The deadline to apply is Monday September 23, 2019.

Job Ad 2020- Winter-Spring Program



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