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.
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: https://www1.toronto.ca/city_of_toronto/city_planning/community_planning/files/pdf/bloordundas_final_rep_full.pdf. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and City Planners Joanna Kimont and Aviva Pelt through Joanna.Kimont@toronto.ca.
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
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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:
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.
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 email@example.com.West End Food Coop Board - AGM 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.
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:http://tdin.ca/res_documents/Victoria%20Day%202017%20drop-in%20hours%20and%20meal%20times.pdf
The list is also posted on the TDIN website here: http://tdin.ca/resource.php?id=493
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
Please see below the preferred concept design for Chelsea Park.
Special thanks to all the community members who called, sent an email, or attended the meeting on April 20th. Parks’ staff worked very hard to meet the community’s desires as best as possible.
Staff will be proceeding with preparing the Contract Documents (Drawings & Specifications) for Contractor procurement purposes.
The current schedule is to commence construction in the fall of 2017.Chelsea Park Improvements Final Concept
In partnership with the Indonesian Consulate General, a shadow puppet Wayang Kulit show will be held at Parkdale Library (1303 Queen St W) on Saturday, May 13th at 2:00pm.
Renowned for its elaborate puppets and complex music style this form of storytelling originated on the island of Java, Indonesia. Wayang is a Javanese word for shadow puppet theatre, sometimes the puppet itself is referred to as Wayang. UNESCO designated Wayang Kulit, the best known of the Indonesian Wayang, as a masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on November 7, 2003. In return for the acknowledgement, UNESCO required Indonesians to preserve their heritage.
Mark your calendars!
Come join us for our annual Compost Day taking place at Indian Road Crescent Junior Public School (285 Indian Rd. Crescent), on Saturday, May 20th at 10 AM.
Just in time for the gardening season, free compost will be available for pickup by the parking lot located north of the school, while supplies last.
Be sure to arrive early with your shovel and containers!
We hope to see you there,