Volunteer Opportunity: “Clearing the Air on Idling” – Greenest City

Posted on February 18, 2020

Are you passionate about tackling climate change? Are you interested in learning how to engage with the public when addressing issues like these? Get involved!



Seedy Saturday at Parkdale – February 29, 2020

Posted on February 18, 2020

Demonstrations, Vendors, Seed Exchange, Local Food, Live Music & More!

Seedy Saturday is an internationally recognized, locally organized event to resist the large mega companies ‘ownership’ of seeds and reclaim the rights and responsibilities to save, share and plant seeds for food and medicine.

Volunteer opportunity:

Any time from 9:30 – 5:30, to help with set up, clean up, registration, floating, seed packing etc.

Please email chimu@greenestcity.ca if you are able to help out.

Public Consultation on the West Toronto Railpath Extension

Posted on February 13, 2020

The City of Toronto has finalized the design details for extending the West Toronto Railpath multi-use trail south from Dundas Street West at Sterling Road to Abell Street at Sudbury Street. Join us to review the final design elements (i.e. bridges, landscaping, community connections) and learn more about the project and timelines. Further details below as well as on toronto.ca/westrailpath

The public consultation is on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 6:30 – 8:30pm at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) 185 Sterling Road (south of Bloor St. W)

WTRE Notice Feb 26 Final

Pre-application meeting for 1375 Queen Street West Development

Posted on February 13, 2020

Skale Developments is holding a public consultation meeting where you can learn more about their proposed plans  for an 8-storey rental building at 1375 Queen Street West. Currently, the site is a vacant lot located on the south east corner of Queen and Close. Further details will be available at the community meeting. Councillor Perks and City Planning staff will be in attendance.

Details are as follows:

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Place: Parkdale Library Auditorium, 1303 Queen Street West

1375 Queen St W Meeting Notice

Runnymede Hospital Meeting Notice – February 21

Posted on February 13, 2020

The Ministry of Long-Term Care (MLTC) is looking to hear public opinion on Runnymede Healthcare Centre’s proposal for a new 200-bed long-term care home on their property at 625 Runnymede Road. It is important to note that this is not part of the discussion currently underway with the City on the proposed building to accommodate these beds, but is rather a discussion with the Province on Runnymede Healthcare Centre’s ability to host such a home.

A public meeting will be taking place at the Annette Street Library (145 Annette Street) on February 21, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.  Written statements can also be submitted to LTCHomes.Licensing@ontario.ca until February 21 (please quote project #20-047).

For more information on the provincial process, please visit this link. For information or to provide comments on the proposed building form currently under review by the City Planning, http://app.toronto.ca/AIC/index.do, please contact my office, councillor_perks@toronto.ca and/or City Planner Kirk Hatcher, kirk.hatcher@toronto.ca.

Sundays @ Lambton House – February 16, 2020

Posted on February 13, 2020

Rosemary Sadlier OOnt will be at Lambton House on Sunday, February 16, as part of Black History Month celebration. Doors open at 12:30 and the talk will start at 2 pm.

Free tax clinic at Runnymede Health Centre open to community

Posted on February 11, 2020

The Runnymede Healthcare Centre is hosting a free tax clinic. Volunteers registered with the Canada Revenue Agency will be helping patients and community members prepare personal tax returns, at no charge on Saturday March 7, 14, and 21 from 11 am – 1 pm. To book at an appointment or for more information call, 416-762-7316 ext. 2103 or email financedepartment@runnymedehc.ca by February 25, 2020.

runnymede tax clinic poster

Family Day fun at Sorauren Park

Posted on February 6, 2020

Monday, Feb. 17, 2 to 7 pm, Fieldhouse & Town Square

The Friends of Sorauren Park and the Sorauren Farmers’ Market are joining forces to make Family Day extra special at the park this year. Activities start at 2 pm, with the Market starting at 3 pm as always in the Fieldhouse.

All-ages ball hockey on the Town Square starts at 2 pm… bring your own sticks. The Market will have live music, face-painting and kids activities. A maple syrup and candy-making demo will complement seasonal produce prepared in the outdoor bake oven. Chocosol will have a hot-chocolate station. Read more.

City of Toronto Recreation Job Fair – Masaryk-Cowan Community Center – February 5

Posted on January 30, 2020

Job Fairs offer job application support, process review (get to know the steps involved and the best way to prepare), and one-on-one time with program representatives to help you apply for City of Toronto recreation jobs.

Interviews for certain jobs (such as Aquatics) will be conducted on-site and interviews for other jobs will be scheduled at a later date. Applicants should bring hard copies of their awards and documentation pieces
(qualifications, birth certificate, SIN number, bank direct deposit information, and resume).

Drop by Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Center on Wednesday, February 5th, 5-8pm. More information available at toronto.ca/recjobs 

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Status Update on the Expansion of On-Street Permit Parking in the Toronto and East York Community Council Area

Posted on January 30, 2020

At yesterday’s Toronto City Council meeting, the Report on the Expansion of Permit Parking in Ward 4 was approved.


The report, which was approved at Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) on December 3, 2019, expands the permit parking program to all local roads in Ward 4. At City Council, I moved a motion recommending that priority for implementation be based on permit parking areas with wait listed streets. This will ensure that the residents who are most in need of the change receive it first.

TEYCC now has the delegated authority to approve technical and financial details, a staff report on these items will be coming to TEYCC in the next few months. City staff are also working on an implementation schedule.

My office will continue to keep you updated as this process moves forward.



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