Exhibition Place – Community Consultation on November 28, 2018

Posted on November 8, 2018

The City is currently undertaking a Cultural Heritage Landscape Assessment of the land and buildings at Exhibition Place. There’s a Community Consultation Meeting on November 28, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Enercare Centre, Salon 103, Exhibition Place. Please see below for details on the event.

Community Consultation Meeting Invite exhibition place

 

Secondary Suites Public Consultation

Posted on November 5, 2018

This is to provide an update on November city-wide consultations being undertaken on Secondary Suites

As-of-Right Zoning for Secondary Suites

Secondary Suites have been permitted across the City since 2000; however, existing zoning regulations only permit the creation of a secondary suite five years after the primary dwelling is constructed, and do not permit secondary suites in all townhouses.

City staff were directed by City Council, at its meeting on December 5-8, 2017, to report to Planning and Growth Management Committee in the second quarter of 2018 on a range of measures, including policy, regulatory and financial measures, that could provide incentives to facilitate the creation of additional secondary suites in Toronto. At its meeting on July 5, 2018, the Planning and Growth Management Committee directed staff to hold open houses to consult on draft zoning framework to support the creation of secondary suites; and report back with final recommendations and zoning by-law amendments in the second quarter of 2019 (PG31.12).

All meetings are from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and a short presentation will be held at 7 p.m.

Thursday November 15 Metro Hall, Room 310

Wednesday November 21 North York Civic Centre, Committee Room 1

Monday November 26 Etobicoke Civic Centre, Main Boardroom

Tuesday November 27 Scarborough Civic Centre, Committee Room 1

Please call our office at 416-392-7919 or email us at councillor_perks@toronto.ca, should you have any questions or comments.

 

West Toronto Railpath Extension | Public Drop-in Event – Sept 13, 2018

Posted on September 7, 2018

The City of Toronto is working on the design details for extending the West Toronto Railpath multi-use trail south, from Dundas Street West and Sterling Road to Abell Street and Sudbury Street (see map on reverse side).

Event Details
Join us to learn about the progress of this project, discuss and provide feedback on design elements of the trail, view information materials and speak with the project team.

Please see the attached for more information.

WTRE notice FINAL September 2018

Public Consultation – New SmartTrack Stations

Posted on June 15, 2018

An update on the work underway, including environmental studies, for the new SmartTrack/GO stations. Anyone can participate in the online town halls by visiting smarttrack.to/townhall or calling 800-457-6180. During the online town halls, participants will have the opportunity to ask the Project Team questions live via an online interface or their phone. For those unable to attend, recordings and transcripts of the online town halls will be made available on the project websites.

 

The live, online town halls will be held as follows:

 

Monday, June 18, 2018
7pm – 8pm

 

Station Focus:

Finch-Kennedy and Lawrence Kennedy SmartTrack Stations

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

7pm – 8pm

 

Station Focus:

Gerrard-Carlaw and East Harbour SmartTrack Stations and Spadina-Front GO Station

Thursday, June 21, 2018

7pm – 8pm

 

Station Focus:

St. Clair-Old Weston and King-Liberty SmartTrack Stations and Bloor-Lansdowne GO Station

 

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Parkdale People’s Economy Working Groups – June 18, 2018

Posted on June 15, 2018

 

On Monday, June 18, 2018, the Parkdale People’s Economy will be bringing together working groups for an evening of community visioning and collaboration!

The gathering will provide a space for community members to learn about the Parkdale Community Plan, move forward our priority actions for 2018, and review the Community Benefits Framework. We will be providing food, childcare, Tibetan translation services, and TTC tickets to working group participants.


Date: Monday, June 18, 2018
Location: Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre Drop-In (1499 Queen St W)
Time: 6-8PM

Working Groups - June Outreach (1)

Community Dialogue: A Public Health Approach to Drug Policy

Posted on May 9, 2018

The number of people dying from opioid poisonings in Toronto continue to rise. Preliminary estimates from the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario show there were 187 deaths in Toronto from May to July 2017; double for the same period in 2016.

 

Around the world, governments are considering different approaches to drugs. Some countries are decriminalizing drug use and possession while others are legalizing and regulating drugs. Change is happening in Canada too. It will soon be legal for adults to purchase cannabis for personal use. In the midst of the current opioid poisoning crisis, some health officials and others are also calling for a new approach to other drugs.

 

How could we change our approach to drugs? What would a public health approach to drugs look like for Canada?

 

Toronto Public Health wants to hear from you on this important topic for our community.

 

To learn more, including how to register for a community dialogue session and to fill out our online survey, please visit the Community Dialogue website.

The Parkdale Community Hub Project- Information Meeting | Wednesday May 16, 2018

Posted on April 30, 2018

Great news for Parkdale Community!

 

Friends,

 

The intersection of Queen Street West and Cowan Avenue is home to an important cluster of City facilities and community services that support the local community.

In 2017, I brought forward a motion, approved by my colleagues, to determine the feasibility of a coordinated City plan for city-owned properties at the Queen/Cowan intersection. The goal being to build the City’s capacity to think and plan in a more coordinated and effective manner.

 

A community hub for Parkdale.

 

There are currently multiple City assets at the Queen Street West/ Cowan Avenue intersection, including Parkdale Public Library, Masaryk-Cowan Recreation Centre, a Toronto Parking Authority lot and a below market rent facility operated by Artscape.  All of the facilities require significant state of good repair investments over the next 1 to 10 years.  There is also pressure for a range of increased programing and services in the area, designated by City Council as a Neighbourhood Improvement Area.

 

Communications with inter-divisional agencies and organizations currently occupying space in the City-owned buildings within the study area blocks has started. It is now time for broader community consultation.

The Parkdale Community Hub Project- Information Meeting

6-8 PM, Wednesday May 16, 2018

Auditorium, Parkdale Library, 1303 Queen St West at Cowan Avenue

At this meeting, City staff will introduce the Parkdale Community Hub project, provide an overview of our work and consultation to-date, present a set of principles to guide any changes to the intersection, and give a brief update on area planning and heritage work. Your comments are important in guiding the next steps in the Parkdale Community Hub project.

 

This work will only succeed with community participation.

 

I am excited to share this information and to ask you to start thinking about what this opportunity means for Parkdale. See you on the 16th.  Gord

 

 

Councillor Gord Perks
Parkdale/High Park- Ward 14
www.gordperks.ca

 

Reminder: Exhibition Place Community Liaison Consultation Meeting – May 3rd, 2018

Posted on April 26, 2018

Exhibition Place will be hosting its annual Community Liaison Consultation Meeting.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Enercare Centre, Salon 110

R.S.V.P: hello@explace.on.ca

For more information click here.

If you are unable to attend, please let me know if you have any questions/concerns I can bring to their attention. You can reach me at councillor_perks@toronto.ca  or by phone at 416-392-7919.

Get Involved in the Parkdale People’s Economy Working Group

Posted on April 23, 2018

Parkdale People’s Economy will be hosting a community meeting at PARC (1499 Queen Street West) next Monday April 30th from 6PM – 8PM.

The meeting is a chance for community members to get involved in one of their seven different Working Groups and help advance the Parkdale Community Plan.

Join your neighbours and local community organizations to advance neighbourhood planning in Parkdale!

  • Work together to build a healthy and just neighbourhood
  • Share your thoughts and expertise about your community
  • Learn more about working groups, resident grants, and
    community activities happening in Parkdale

Free food, childcare, and translation services!
TTC tickets will be provided upon request.
Please RSVP to mzayas@parc.on.ca and specify if you
require any special accommodations.

 

Working Groups - April Outreach (003)

Pre-Application Meeting & Drop-In for 2280 Dundas Street West – Loblaw site

Posted on April 10, 2018

Choice Properties will be holding a pre-application meeting for 2280 Dundas St. West- Loblaw site.

This will be an opportunity to review details of proposed plans for the site. A Question and Answer session will follow.

Councillor Perks and City Planning staff will be in attendance.

Date:     Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Time:    7 – 9 PM
Place:    Auditorium, Bishop Morrocco/Thomas Merton Secondary School , 1515 Bloor St West.

If you are unable to attend the meeting and are interested in providing comment and/or receiving more detailed information, please email Councillor Perks office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca .

Community Drop-In

Choice Properties will be hosting a Community Drop-In Session to review the proposed plans for the site in an informal setting.

Councillor Perks and City Planning staff will be in attendance.

Date:     Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Time:    11:30 AM- 2:30 PM
Place:    Community Idea Centre, 2280 Dundas St West

If you are unable to attend the Drop-in and are interested in providing comment and/or receiving more detailed information, please email nbeuglet@brookpooni.com .

 

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