City of Toronto invites residents to consultations on noise bylaw review

Posted on January 22, 2019

City of Toronto invites residents to consultations on noise bylaw review

The City of Toronto is inviting residents to public consultation sessions on the noise bylaw review. The review aims to introduce updates that reflect Toronto’s growth and vibrancy, while enhancing noise standards that protect residents.

At the public consultation sessions, staff will present and seek feedback on developing updates to the bylaw. Feedback will be used to recommend updates to the bylaw in a report going to Council in spring 2019.

There will be five public consultation sessions, each focusing on a particular area of the bylaw.

  • Power equipment (such as leaf and snow blowers, and restrictions on time of use)North York Civic Centre, Members’ Lounge, 5100 Yonge St.
  • Monday, January 28, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Motor vehicles (such as vehicle noise on highways and private property)Metro Hall, Room 310, 55 John St.
  • Tuesday, January 29, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Amplified sound (such as music from bars, and decibel limits)Scadding Court Community Centre, 707 Dundas St. W.
  • Wednesday, January 30, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Construction noise (such as restrictions on time and noise management)Centre for Social Innovation Regent Park Lounge, 585 Dundas St. E.
  • Tuesday, February 5, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • General noise (such as playing instruments and residential noise)The Garage, 720 Bathurst St.
  • Wednesday, February 6, 6 to 8 p.m.

Feedback can also be emailed to mlsfeedback@toronto.ca.

Residents are encouraged to sign up for e-updates on the Noise Bylaw Review at http://bit.ly/2H1CL7v.

More information about the review is available at http://www.toronto.ca/noisebylawreview.

Round 4 of the Parkdale Neighbourhood Grants Selection Session – January 30, 2019

Posted on January 10, 2019

A process to identify the Round 4 Neighbourhood Grant applications that will be recommended for funding will take place on Wednesday, January 30th 5:30 to 6:30 PM at Parkdale Adult Recreation Centre (PARC) (1499 Queen St. W, 2nd Floor). There are 4 applications that were received and screened eligible for the Parkdale neighbourhood.

Of the 4 applications screened eligible the total amount is $5925. A total of $5,000 is available to the neighbourhood. Attached are summaries of the 4 applicants, please review.

The recommendation process being proposed is as follows:

  • The goal would be to recommend  applications deemed eligible if members agree that the proposed activities meet the criteria outlined below
  • At least one group member from each group must attend the meeting to present their proposal. If no group member is in attendance, their application will not be considered for funding
  • Decision making by majority and among residents only; Group members of applications cannot participate in any vote related to their application
  • Each group will have 5-10 minutes to present their proposed project: project description, who the event targets, how event aligns with South Parkdale TSNS priorities, amount of funds requested and how funds will be used
  • Group members will then be asked to answer the following questions: (10 min per group):

o   Will the target group be interested in the activity/event?

o   Does the activity/event bring together a diverse group of people from the neighbourhood?

o   Does the activity/event align with one of the priorities of the TSNS 2020 Theme Area (i.e., healthy lives, social development, economic opportunities, participation in civic decision making, physical surroundings)?

o   Does the group have a good plan for the activity/event that they will be able to execute?

o   Is the budget clear? Does it make sense for the activity/event?

  • If members are satisfied with the responses, a decision can be taken by residents (without conflict of interest) as to whether each application should be recommended.
  • A scoring tool will be used to assess each application based on questions above. A decision will be taken among residents (without conflict of interest) based on the results of the scoring tool as to which applications received should be recommended for funding.

If you have any suggestions or concerns re: the process that is being proposed, please Contact Rebecca Bassey by January 23rd , 2018 at Rebecca.Bassey@toronto.ca .

Pre-Application Meeting for Lakeside Long Term Care Centre, 150 Dunn Avenue – December 12

Posted on December 4, 2018

University Health Network- Toronto Rehab, will be holding an Open House and
pre-application meeting to discuss their proposed plans for expanding the Lakeside Long Term Care Centre at 150 Dunn Avenue.

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Time: 6:30 PM Presentation by applicant followed be question and answers
(5- 8 PM Open House)

Location:Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC)
1499 Queen St West

Details will be available at the community meeting. Notice is attached.

Councillor Perks and City Planning staff will be in attendance. 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.

 

Lakeside_Neighbour_Flyer

Consultation for Rooming House Tenants – Wednesday, December 5

Posted on December 3, 2018

 

The City is holding a consultation at PARC next Wednesday for tenants of dwelling rooms (rooming houses, boarding houses) on a draft Official Plan amendment to address the lost of dwelling rooms across the city.

The amendment includes provisions related to protections and support for rooming house tenants affected by the loss of their housing due to demolition (https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-115659.pdf)

 

The City is interested in hearing from tenants who could potentially benefit from this new policy. Specifically, they want to know what kind of protections & support (the right to return to a unit in the new building? Moving costs? Help finding new housing? A rent subsidy?) would be helpful and necessary if faced with losing their housing due to demolition.

A flier for the consultation is attached.

 

Consultation details:

Wednesday, December 5th: 5:30-7:30pm, with pizza & intro at 5pm

PARC (1499 Queen St. W), upstairs boardroom

Please spread the word to any rooming house tenants who might be interested in participating.

tenant consultation flier

Open House – December 11, 2018 on Easier Access Construction at Runnymede and Keele Station

Posted on November 28, 2018

Event Details
Venue: Council Chamber – Swansea Town Hall
Address: 95 Lavinia Avenue, Toronto, ON M6S 3H9
Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

TTC staff will be on hand to answer any questions.

Runnymede_Keele_Open_House_Notice_Dec-2018

Public Consultation Meetings on Public Realm and Built Form Policies

Posted on November 20, 2018

Learn about the City’s proposed changes to the urban design policies of the Official Plan, ask questions and share your comments.

OP ReviewUrbanDesignConsultations

Public Consultation Meetings on Policies to Address the Loss of Dwelling Rooms

Posted on November 20, 2018

Learn about the City’s draft Official Plan policies to address the loss of dwelling rooms, ask questions and share your comments.

DwellingRoomOPAConsultations

West Toronto Railpath Extension Update and Report

Posted on November 14, 2018

The City hosted a drop-in event on September 13, 2018 at the New Horizons Tower located at 1140 Bloor Street West.

Please see below for Public Event No.1 Feedback Summary.

More information and updates are available at https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/get-involved/public-consultations/infrastructure-projects/westrailpath/ .

WTRE_DesignPublicEvent1_FeedbackSummary_FINAL20181113_PLAIN

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.

 

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