Please share with your neighbours.Community Meeting Notice
Community Legal Education Ontario is excited to announce the launch of Steps to Justice http://www.stepstojustice.ca/. Steps to Justice is a new website that gives reliable, step-by-step information on common legal problems related to social assistance, criminal, employment, housing and other areas of law. You can learn more about this project in this video .
Steps to Justice:
- helps people to understand their legal problems through easy-to-understand steps
- includes practical tools, such as checklists, fillable forms, and self-help guides
- gives referral information for legal and social services across Ontario
- has live chat and email-based support for users with additional questions
- allows organizations to embed its content on their own websites for free so your clients can access legal information without leaving your website.
Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in hosting an interactive workshop on Steps to Justice. Our workshops are designed for front-line workers and cover the following topics:
- Brief overview of CLEO
- The difference between legal information and legal advice
- Using CLEO’s new website, Steps to Justice, to find legal information
- Finding legal information using case scenarios
On November 24th, at City hall, Greenest City’s H.O.P.E (Healthy Organics Parkdale Edibles) Garden was awarded the first prize at City of Toronto’s Garden Contest!
Proud of our community members who are building healthier and more sustainable communities and growing as gardeners and leaders!
Toronto Drop-In Network is a community of 56 drop-in centres throughout Toronto
The Winter Holiday list of drop-in hours, meal times, and special holiday meals are up. The list can also be accessed here http://tdin.ca/resource.php?id=542
Please share with other community members.
Councillor Gord Perks interview with Metro Morning’s Matt Galloway on new developments and affordable housing.
November 14, 2017 – Councillor Gord Perks regarding 1182 & 1221 King Street West Development at Toronto-East York Community Council
The developer of 2720 Dundas St West has applied to the City of Toronto for a Zoning By-law Amendment to build a 12-storey mixed-use building with 15,035 square metres of floor area containing 173 dwelling units, a below grade parking lot with 93 parking spaces and additional bicycle parking on the ground floor.
Please see below:2720 Dundas Community Meeting
Stay Warm This Winter for Less
Tired of a cold, drafty home and high energy bills – HELP is here!
Through the City of Toronto’s Home Energy Loan Program (HELP), you can get a low-interest loan to cover the cost of a new high-efficiency furnace, new windows, doors, insulation and more. And if you want to go the extra mile, the loan can also cover the cost of solar rooftop panels, solar hot water heaters, and geothermal heating and cooling!
The great thing about Toronto’s Home Energy Loan Program, is that at the same time that you make your home more comfortable and reduce your energy bills, you’ll also be reducing the emissions that contribute to climate change.
Low-interest rates and great terms
In addition to offering low-interest rates (starting at 2%), and repayment terms of up to 15 years, you can repay the loan at any time without penalty. And if you sell your home and don’t want to pay off the loan, the new homeowner can assume the payments. Sound too good to be true? It’s not!
Save energy, money and more!
The results are impressive. On average, HELP participants::
reduce their home energy use by 30%;
save over $560 per year on their energy bills; and
You can get a loan of up to $75,000 for your improvements. The process begins with an easy online application. The HELP team will then connect you with a Registered Energy Advisor, help you access the incentives provided by the utility companies, and do what they can to make the process smooth and seamless.
Here’s what one HELP participant had to say about their experience retrofitting their Scarborough home:
“We wanted to make our home more energy efficient and HELP was a fit for our needs. The renovations would add value to our property. It was an easy experience for us and we are very appreciative!”
The City’s HELP team is available to support you throughout the process. Ready to get started? Have a few questions? We’d love to hear from you.
Contact us at 416-392-1826 or learn more at toronto.ca/home-energy-loan
Greenbelt in Toronto: Ravines, Water, and Smart Growth
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Howard Park Tennis Club, 430 Parkside Drive, Toronto, ON
12 years after its creation, Ontario’s Greenbelt is growing to include urban river valleys across the region. In Toronto, these include the Don, Humber, and Rouge Rivers, and Morningside and Etobicoke Creeks. These green-blue corridors provide critical connections for water and wildlife, and between urban and rural residents.
They will become increasingly important places as our region attempts to cope with the impacts of climate change while accommodating an estimated 2.8 million new residents by 2031. Join the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation as we try to unravel what all this means for Toronto and the Greater Golden Horseshoe region.
Due the development happening on the east side of the railways near Wallace Avenue, the Wallace Avenue Pedestrain Bridge will be temporarily closed while its replacement is under construction.
Closure Start Date: March 20, 2017
Closure End Date: March 28, 2017
Please note that alternative routes at Dupont St and Bloor St are available during this temporary closure.
We thank you for your patience during this time.
Councillor Gord Perks