Junction Farmers’ Market every Saturday, starting May 25, 2019

Posted on May 9, 2019

The Junction Farmers’ Market provides local, sustainably produced fresh foods in ways that build community, support local food growers and produces, and promote access to healthy food for all.

Visit the market, every Saturday 9am – 1pm, from May 25 to November 2nd at 2960 Dundas St W.

Cuts to Public Health

Posted on May 7, 2019

Friends,

Last month the Government of Ontario announced cuts to Public Health funding across the province. We are just now learning the full impact of these changes on our neighbourhoods and communities. In Ward 4 alone, the province’s cuts will impact: student nutrition programs, food inspections and infection prevention in long-term care facilities, school based immunization programs, child care safety inspections, dental clinics, restaurant inspections, sexual health clinics, skin cancer prevention programs and many more. There is a total of 104 programs at risk in Ward 4, I have attached the full list.

The provincial cuts to public health are due to changes in provincial-municipal cost-sharing. In mid-April, without notice, the public health cost sharing model was altered to reduce provincial funding, back dated to April 1, 2019. This is a $64 million retroactive cut to Toronto Public Health’s 2019 budget, which the City has not budgeted for. If the province’s changes to cost sharing move forward, this will mean a $1 billion funding cut to Toronto Public Health’s budget over the next ten years.

Our public health programs keep our communities healthy, contribute to everyday wellness and save lives. This cut to public health funding impacts everyone in Toronto. We need to visit, call, and write to the Premier and the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to tell them to stop these cuts.

Your voice is critical in taking a stand against Premier Ford and supporting the health of our communities.

Gord

Tell the Premier and his Minister to stop the cuts to public health:

Premier Doug Ford
premier@ontario.ca
Constituency office: 823 Albion Rd., Etobicoke, ON M9V 1A3
Tel: 416-745-2859

Christine Elliot, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
christine.elliott@pc.ola.org
Constituency Office: Unit 22, 16635 Yonge St. Newmarket, ON L3X 1V6

Toll Free   800-211-1881
Tel   905-853-9889

Tell your MPP that you support the fight against this attack on our communities:

Bhutila Karpoche
BKarpoche-CO@ndp.on.ca
Constituency office: 2849 Dundas St. W, Toronto
Tel: 416-763-5630

4 - Parkdale-High Park

High Park Stewards May 12 and 26 Garlic Mustard Removal and Boulevard Beds

Posted on May 7, 2019

Help the High Park Stewards with one of two activities. We need to (1) redesign the boulevard beds next to the Grenadier Cafe, by rebuilding the fencing and replanting; (2) remove garlic mustard, a notoriously invasive species, from an area of the park. Lots of hands are needed!

 

Meet us in front of the Grenadier Cafe at 10:30 am. Note that cars may not be allowed in the park if the cherry blossoms are in bloom.

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

U of T Conference about the Housing Action Plan – May 11, 2019

Posted on May 7, 2019

The City of Toronto is preparing a Housing Plan for the coming decade. As Toronto’s housing crisis deepens and the past decade’s housing plan draws to a close, what lessons need to be learned?

This action-oriented conference brings together prominent scholars, Councillors, planners, and activists to weigh in on and debate the initiatives Toronto could advance right now to protect and expand our endangered supply of affordable housing.

Register for this free conference here, because space is limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/affordable-housing-lessons-for-a-new-decade-of-housing-policy-in-toronto-tickets-61236956385

https://www.facebook.com/events/333795367490952/?active_tab=about

Runnymede Healthcare Centre

Posted on May 6, 2019

Runnymede Healthcare Centre held a meeting on April 25th to show their proposed plans to the neighbourhood. The meeting gathered approximately 70 attendees who voiced their concerns about the building’s height, the parking situation in the area, greenery in the proposal, and the construction process. Below is a copy of the presentation that was given by the applicant at the meeting.

As this was a pre-application meeting, there will be at least one more community meeting held in the future to discuss this proposal. Information about any future meetings will be posted on this website. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for this development please contact my office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca.

RunnymedeCommunityMtgPresentation

Ford Government Makes Major Changes to Planning Rules

Posted on May 6, 2019

Friends,

Late last week the Government of Ontario announced major changes to planning law in Ontario. These changes reinstate the old Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) rules and put more power in the hands of developers and their lobbyists. This enables developers to go around local government and communities and put proposals which we haven’t even seen in front of the OMB.

The changes also remove some development charges, and change the rules for other community benefits which keep our communities liveable, sustainable, and safe. The funds gathered through these mechanisms build our streets and community centres, put trees in the ground, and put parks in our neighbourhoods. Funding for these services will now fall onto the city’s back, instead of the developers.

Additionally, the plan removes rent control on new housing, eliminating the safety of knowing how much your next rent cheque will cost each month if you live in a new building. No one should live with that uncertainty.

The proposed changes impact 13 different laws and runs 90 pages in length. They will also require extensive new regulations. We can be sure there will be more surprises.

We cannot allow an unaccountable and unelected body to determine local planning decisions. We need to visit, call, and write to the Premier and the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and tell them to stop this legislation. Your voice is critical in taking a stand against Premier Ford and these unwanted changes.

Gord

Tell the Premier and his Minister that this is not the future you want for your neighbourhood:

Premier Doug Ford
premier@ontario.ca
Constituency office: 823 Albion Rd., Etobicoke, ON M9V 1A3
Tel: 416-745-2859

Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
steve.clark@pc.ola.org
Constituency office: Suite 101 – 100 Strowger Blvd., Brockville, ON K6V 5J9
Toll Free: 1-800-267-4408
Tel: 613-342-9522

Tell your MPP that you support the fight against this attack on our communities:

Bhutila Karpoche
BKarpoche-CO@ndp.on.ca
Constituency office: 2849 Dundas St. W, Toronto
Tel: 416-763-5630

TTC Notice – station improvements at Jane Station – May 2019

Posted on May 3, 2019

TTC will be conducting station improvements to Jane Station starting May 8 for a few months. Work will include rehabilitating sections of bus roadway and platforms, repairs to station finishes such as terrazzo tiles and concrete floor repairs, and some wall repairs. The majority of the work will be completed during daytime hours with the exception of activities that can only be conducted when the station is closed (such as inside floor work)

Temporary changes to bus boarding locations:

 

  • 35 Jane and 935 Jane Express will pick-up customers on Jane Street in front of the station, and drop-off customers at bus bay 1.
  • 26 Dupont and 55 Warren Park buses will pick-up customers on Jane Street north of the station, and drop off customers at the north-west corner of Bloor and Jane.
  • 26 Dupont and 55 Warren Park buses will also operate to Old Mill Station via Bloor Street West.

 

Please see attached notice for more information:

 

TTC Notice - Jane Station - station improvements - May 2019

Community Meeting to review the staff report for the 406-410 Keele St Development – Monday, May 13th 2019

Posted on May 3, 2019

A rezoning application was originally submitted for a 6-storey building. The applicant has appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) with a hearing scheduled for Nov 18, 2019. City Planning staff and the applicant have continued to work on the proposal. The applicant has submitted revisions to their original application.

City Planning will be bringing a staff report to Toronto and East York Community Council on May 22, 2019 that recommends approval of a revised application.

 

A Community Meeting will be held to review the Staff Report.

Monday, May 13th, 6:30 – 8 PM

West Toronto Baptist Church, 3049 Dundas St West

 

Please see the below PDF for more information.

406 keele community notice

PCIC – 2019 Canada Summer Job Openings

Posted on May 2, 2019

The Parkdale Community Information Centre (PCIC) is a non-profit charitable community services organization committed to meeting the diverse and changing needs of the Parkdale community through the delivery of accessible, effective programs and services.  PCIC helps people living in Parkdale to access community and government resources and services; supports them to live independently; and encourages them to participate more fully in community life.

Parkdale Community Information Centre (PCIC) has three Canada Summer Job Openings.

Please see the attached:

Client Liaison Support Worker - Canada Summer Jobs Program - 2019 Job Opening
Youth Community Outreach Development Support Worker - Canada Summer Jobs Program - Job Opening

 

Youth Engagement Support Worker - Canada Summer Jobs Program - Job Opening

2946-2968 Dundas Street West, N/E corner of Dundas at Pacific Avenue

Posted on May 1, 2019

An application has been submitted to the City proposing to amend the Zoning By-law at 2946-2968 Dundas Street West to permit an 8-storey mixed use building with 102 residential units, including rental replacement units.

A preliminary report on this application will be prepared by City Planning and heard at Toronto and East York Community Council within the next few months. Details on the Staff Report will be shared as they become available.

Further, a Community Meeting will be held to review the application with local residents. The Community Meeting has been scheduled for June 11th between 7-9pm at West Toronto Baptist Church, 3049 Dundas St West. A formal notice will be distributed closer to the meeting date.

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