On-Street Permit Parking – 2nd Community Consultation Meeting

Posted on September 20, 2019

You are invited to a Ward 4 On-street Permit Parking 2nd Community Consultation Meeting with City of Toronto Transportation Staff and City Councillor Gord Perks. Join City staff and Councillor Perks to learn about the City Permit Parking Program and review the proposed area permit parking boundaries.

September 24th, 2019
7:00 – 8:30PM
St. Pius X Catholic School
71 Jane St, Toronto

September 2019 Permit Parking Community Meeting

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.

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.

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 www.torontopolice.on.ca/yipi/. The deadline to apply is Monday September 23, 2019.

Job Ad 2020- Winter-Spring Program


Nominations open for Access, Equity & Human Rights Awards

Posted on September 3, 2019

Do you know someone who is working to create a more equitable city? Celebrate their important work by nominating them for an award!

Nominations are open for the 2019 Access, Equity and Human Rights (AEHR) Awards. For more than 15 years, the AEHR Awards have been the City of Toronto’s highest honour to recognize people or organizations that have created a more equitable city by addressing discrimination and working to eliminate barriers to equality. The five AEHR Awards are:

  • Mino Bimaadiziwin Award (Indigenous Award)
  • Disability Access Award
  • Constance E. Hamilton Award for Women’s Equality
  • Pride Award
  • William P. Hubbard Race Relations Award

Award recipients will be recognized at a public event on December 10th, 2019.
Nominees must be Toronto residents or non-profit organizations. For more information, including how to submit a nomination, visit http://toronto.ca/civicawards. The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 13 at 5 p.m.

City-Wide Study on Existing City of Toronto Off-Leash Areas

Posted on August 23, 2019

Parks, Forestry and Recreation is leading an interdivisional study to examine how the City’s Off-Leash Areas (OLAs) can be reimagined to better harmonize with existing park uses and provide a satisfying user experience. The study is a follow-up to the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan recommendation to develop criteria for improving existing dog off-leash areas. More information is available here.

OLA Discussion Guide

Climate Action Grant

Posted on August 20, 2019

Climate Action Grant

The City is launching grants to support climate action projects at the neighbourhood level. Grants of up to $7,500 per project are available for resident-led projects in the City’s Neighbourhood Improvement Areas, which includes South Parkdale.

Eligible projects are those that directly contribute to emission reduction and/or projects that include a climate change education component. Applications open on September 1, 2019 and close on October 31, 2019. Projects approved for funding may start on or after January 1, 2020.

More information about the application process can be found here: https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/water-environment/environmental-grants-incentives/neighbourhood-climate-action-grants/

Basement Flooding Improvements Study

Posted on August 13, 2019

Notice of Study Commencement

The City of Toronto has initiated several Class Environmental Assessment (EA) studies to identify causes of flooding and develop solutions to reduce the risk of future surface and basement flooding before it is discharged to watercourses.

Study Areas 42, 44 & 62, located within the St. Clair Avenue, Jane/ Keele Street, DVP area, has experienced basement and surface flooding during extreme storms in the past.

In response, the City of Toronto has initiated these EA studies to address flooding that originates within the City’s property such as roads and sewer infrastructure (public property).

The Process

These studies are being planned as a Master Plan in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process and will result in a series of recommended basement flooding remediation projects. The Master Plans will define the problem, consider and evaluate alternative solutions, assess
impacts of the preferred solutions and identify measures to lessen any adverse impacts.

Public Consultation

Opportunities for public input are planned throughout the study, including an online survey, stakeholder meetings and public consultation events.  Information about each study’s progress will be made available on the webpage and shared with persons who sign-up for updates.

We Would Like to Hear From You

Visit toronto.ca/bfea for more information and to take part in our online survey or contact us if you want to be placed on our mailing list for updates.

Tel: 416-392-8210
Tty: 416-338-0889

Email: floodingstudy@toronto.ca
Visit: toronto.ca/bfea

Toronto’s Child Care and Early Years Programs

Posted on August 13, 2019

Toronto Children’s Services is developing its next five year plan to guide the planning and delivery of child care and early years programs in Toronto. This plan will include actions for improving and advancing these services for Toronto’s diverse families. It’s important that these services meet local families’ needs and preferences. We need to hear from as many families as possible about what’s working well and what’s not. Thank you in advance for adding your voice to this important process!

Share your feedback in two different ways:

-Complete an online survey at www.torontofamilieshaveyoursay.ca before September 18th, 2019


-Attend a consultation event in June, July, or August 2019


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