On late Thursday evening we learned the City of Toronto was being attacked by Premier Ford. He has single-handedly decided to reduce the size of council from 47 to 25 Councillors in the middle of the election period (which began May 1st) . Our clerk has raised concerns that this will cause serious problems.
On Sunday, I wrote a twitter essay on this very topic,
At council yesterday I spoke about it,
Today I signed the Progress Toronto petition and urge you to do the same. Please take a moment to add your name, https://www.progresstoronto.ca/stopford.
More information will be coming in the next week or so. I will be in touch.
Toronto City Council, at the July Council Meeting, approved the 2639 Dundas St West Rezoning Application that proposes an 8-storey residential building with 107 units, 47 vehicle parking spaces and 192 bicycle parking spaces at 2639 Dundas Street West, the site currently occupied by Active Green and Ross.
The full report is available on-line at https://bit.ly/2KneTIH
Every year, temporary traffic and parking amendments are required to improve traffic operations and pedestrian safety during the annual Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), which takes place from August 17 to September 3, 2018.
The changes are recommended by Transportation Staff as part of the temporary traffic and parking amendments during CNE 2018.
The complete list of yearly changes is available online at:
Temporary parking on residential front yards and boulevards in South Parkdale during the CNE remains prohibited.
Permit Parking staff will again restrict the issuance of Visitor Parking Permits to the residential addresses located in the area bounded by Dufferin St, King St W, Jameson Ave and the lake for the entirety of the 2018 CNE. During this period, temporary parking permits will be issued- with proof of residency and guest’s licence plate number- at the City Hall counter, 100 Queen Street West. Online applications will not be permitted.
Further, the following actions will take place again this year:
- CNE to communicate in the ‘CNE Guide Book’ and in media releases that “Paid Parking on residential properties in South Parkdale is no longer permitted during The Ex”- with information on parking lots and bike rack locations;
- City Transportation to sign the boundary of the South Parkdale area (Dufferin/King, Jameson/King intersection) to communicate message to deter drivers from entering the area to look for paid parking on these residential streets;
- City Transportation to post signs on Liberty at Dufferin, as well as at the entrance of Springhurst (at Dufferin) and Temple (at Dufferin) advising that only permit parking holders can park on residential streets in south Parkdale during the CNE;
- Toronto Police, Parking Enforcement and City Bylaw enforcement staff will be asked to monitor South Parkdale for infractions during the CNE;
- Toronto Police and Parking Enforcement will be asked to, when appropriate, use foot and bike patrols in South Parkdale during the CNE to lessen the number of vehicles in the area;
- Toronto Police will be reminded of ongoing safety concern during the CNE when the one way at Springhurst from Dufferin to Tyndall, is not respected;
- CNE working with Traffic Management Centre to monitor traffic and manage traffic flows and monitor lights.
Toronto’s Great Streets from the Ryerson City Building Institute is an accessible guide to urban mobility and neighbourhood revitalization through effective street redesign. What’s your favourite street in Toronto?
Find the report at
Sunday, May 20, 2018, 11 am – 2 pm
In front of the High Park Greenhouse (south of Grenadier Restaurant, off of Centre Road)
Use native plants in your garden and help native species thrive! This plant sale supports the work of the High Park Volunteer Stewards and native plant restoration in High Park. It will take place in front of the Greenhouse (middle of High Park) from 11 am to 2 pm (see the map at https://www.highparknature.org/wiki/uploads/Maps/Map_Sale.jpg).
Cash only. Parking is very limited at the Grenadier Restaurant, so please use transit, walk, or bike. Assistance in carrying plants will be provided. In order to have plants for everyone to enjoy, large orders will be available only after 1 pm.
For much more information, go to http://highparknature.org/wiki/wiki.php?n=Resources.PlantSale.
Saturday, May 12, 10 am – 2 pm at the Roncesvalles United Church (214 Wright Ave).PlantFair2018PTHort
The Climate Atlas of Canada combines climate science, mapping and storytelling to bring the global issue of climate change closer to home for Canadians. It is designed to inspire local, regional, and national action that will let us move from risk to resilience. You can view the atlas at www.climateatlas.ca
Hear Gord speak on Toronto and Climate Change at https://climateatlas.ca/video/toronto-and-climate-change and on Heat Waves at https://climateatlas.ca/video/heat-waves-and-hope.
Toronto Police Service Community Alert
11 Division Community Event
Greetings 11 Division Community Members,
Come join us, one and all, this Wednesday March 21st, at 700pm at the Hallelujah Fellowship Baptist Church, located at 425 Pacific Ave, (In the area of Keele St and Dundas St W) to commemorate with the Toronto Police Service, our community partners, and area dignitaries, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Don’t miss this empowering United Nations inspired event, which includes an evening of speeches, presentations, candle light vigil, songs, cultural dance and prayers to bring the powerful voice of hope to all our citizens.
Again, this Wednesday March 21st, at 7:00pm at the Hallelujah Fellowship Baptist Church, located at 425 Pacific Ave. The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Visit our Facebook event page for more details>>>>http://bit.ly/2HLliLZ
Or download and listen to our Podcast here>>>>>http://bit.ly/2FHTzPO
Please share with your neighbours.Community Meeting Notice