Bill 108 – The OMB is Back! Make Your Voices Heard!

Posted on May 23, 2019

Friends,

Earlier this month the Government of Ontario announced changes to planning law in Ontario under Bill 108 which affects 13 different pieces of legislation and reinstates the old Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), putting more power in the hands of developers and their lobbyists. We cannot allow an unaccountable and unelected body to determine local planning decisions. Your voice is critical in taking a stand against Premier Ford and these unwanted changes.

Read the Chief Planner’s report and presentation to City Council on the proposed Bill 108.

Town Hall on Bill 108 at City Hall

On Monday, May 27, 2019 at 7pm, join myself and Councillors Kristyn Wong-Tam, Josh Matlow, Paula Fletcher, Mike Layton, Joe Cressy, Ana Bailão and Brad Bradford, along with Toronto’s Chief Planner Gregg Lintern, to learn about how Bill 108 will impact your community and how you can have your say before it is too late. This meeting is free and open to all.

When: Monday, May 27, 2019 at 7pm
Where: Council Chambers, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/309554903273831

Bill 108 Committee Hearings at Queens Park

As an Ontario citizen, you can have your say on this issue at public hearings. You can take part in the committee process by appearing as a committee witness, submitting written material to a committee, or attending committee hearings.

There is only one day of hearings for Bill 108: Friday May 31st 9:00am-11:30am and 1:00pm – 5:00pm. The deadline to request to appear is Wednesday May 29th at 12:00pm.

Witnesses will receive up to six minutes for presentation followed by twelve minutes of questions by committee members.

You may also submit written materials voicing your concerns. The deadline for written submissions is Friday, May 31st 5:00pm. More information about how to submit written materials and participate in committees can be found at https://www.ola.org/en/get-involved/participate-committees.

The first step in appearing before a committee is registering with the Clerk of the Committee. The Committee contact information is comm-justicepolicy@ola.org, 416-325-7352.

Final Compost Day – May 25th, 2019

Posted on May 16, 2019

The May 25th Compost Day will be at Indian Rd Public School, 285 Indian Rd Crescent, where free leaf compost will be available from 10:00 am, while supplies last. Compost will also be available at the next Community Environment Day on Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at Sorauren Park.

Our office can be reached at 416-392-7919 or via email at councillor_perks@toronto.ca .

Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust – Annual Members Meeting & Potluck – May 25, 2019

Posted on May 13, 2019

ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING & POTLUCK

JOIN US TO CELEBRATE A GREAT YEAR OF COMMUNITY ACTION!

WHEN: Saturday May 25, 2019. 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Milky Way Garden. *In case of rain, Church of the Epiphany and St Mark @ 201 Cowan Ave.
RSVP  & Download AGM Notice

Join us on Saturday May 25th 2019 for the Annual Members Meeting & Potluck!  We’ve had a hugely successful year and we want to celebrate with you!

The AGM is an opportunity to celebrate the year’s accomplishments and participate in decision making. This year members will have the opportunity to:

  • Vote on PNLT’s next acquisition priority – Over the past three years, we have built our local capacity to preserve rooming houses. We plan to continue this important work, but we also want to respond to other community needs and visions. Come help us decide together what to work on next.
  • Vote on proposed By-law AmendmentView Amendment and or View Current By-laws.
  • Vote to elect 7-8 new members to serve on the board of directors, our decision-making body.

* To vote at this meeting you must first become a member of PNLT by registering in advance or at registration on the day. Membership is open to anyone who lives or works in Parkdale.  Sign up online at PNLT.CA.

Please bring photo ID.

If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors please submit a nomination here, or contact info@pnlt.ca.

RSVP  & Download AGM Notice

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.

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

Reminder about the Cherry Blossoms in High Park this weekend

Posted on May 1, 2019

The cherry blossoms at High Park are blooming!

Starting Saturday May 4 at 7am, the park will be closed to all vehicles during the peak bloom days. Please plan your trip to the park accordingly.

Please click here for more information on the Traffic Plan: http://gordperks.ca/high-park-cherry-blossom-festival-traffic-plan/

Masaryk Park and Melbourne Parkette Community Clean-Up Day – May 4th, 2019

Posted on April 29, 2019

On Saturday, May 4th, 2019, join Greenest City and Masaryk Park and Mebourne Parkette friends for their Spring Clean Up at 10:30 am. Garbage bags, gloves and shovels provided along with some coffee and snacks!

Masaryk Park Spring CleanUp Day

Reminder – Community Environment Day and Compost Day Tomorrow – April 27, 2019

Posted on April 26, 2019

The Community Environment Day be held on Saturday, April 27th, 2019, from 10am – 2pm at Sir Casmir Gzowski Park (1751 Lake Shore Blvd. W.)

The April 27th Compost Day will be at Runnymede Public School, 357 Runnymede Road, where free leaf compost will be available from 10:00 am, while supplies last. The next Compost Day will be on May 25th, 2019 at Indian Rd Public School, 285 Indian Rd Crescent

For further information, please see the flyer below and visit toronto.ca/environment_days

Our office can be reached at 416-392-7919 or via email at councillor_perks@toronto.ca .

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Bloor West Village Residents Association – Secondhand Sunday – April 28, 2019

Posted on April 23, 2019

Secondhand Sunday, on the last Sunday of April and September, is a day to put out any unwanted but reusable items on the sidewalk in front of your property, for your neighbours and other passersby to take for free. It’s a great way to give new life to items you no longer want and an opportunity for people to get something they may need. This event started in the Wychwood neighbourhood a few years ago and is now expanding across the city. You can learn more about this event and download the Secondhand Sunday Toolkit at secondhandsunday.ca

Community Clean-Up in Warren Park – April 27, 2019

Posted on April 18, 2019

As part of the Clean Toronto Together initiative, a residents-led cleanup is happening on Saturday, April 27. Meet up is at 12 noon at The Hill – St. Mark’s Rd.

More information on the CTT at https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/festivals-events/more-city-produced-events/clean-toronto-together/

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