Western Beaches Master Plan

Posted on November 17, 2007

PlanningAlliance [pA] has been selected to develop the Western Waterfront Master Plan in consultation with the community. John Van Nostrand and Graeme Burt are the key pA managers for this project. Come out to hear more about the project and meet the new design team at the upcoming public meeting on Monday, November 26, 2007 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Committee Room #2, second floor. The attached ad provides more information about the public meeting. I look forward to working with you throughout the master plan process.


Dufferin Jog Elimination Community Information Meeting

Posted on November 17, 2007

Councillor Adam Giambrone and I held a community information meeting on Wednesday November 14th, at the Alexander Muir Public School to discuss the current status of the Dufferin Jog Elimination Project.

As some of you may be aware, the Dufferin Jog Elimination project has a long standing history in the community. A series of public meetings began in 1991 for the Class C Environmental Assessment Process, and in the year 2000, findings of the environmental assessment were presented for review before design began. The purpose of the meeting was to provide information on where the project is at this stage in the process, which is nearing completion. It was also an opportunity for community members and stakeholders to provide their feedback on design elements (outside of the structural components), as well as an opportunity for a discussion to commence about public art installations. City staff from several departments and senior staff from Delcan were also available to answer questions.

For those of you who could not attend, I am attaching the presentation slides provided by Delcan that were reviewed at this meeting. Please be advised that I will be posting minutes of the meeting on my blog site as soon as they are coordinated with Councillor Giambrone’s staff.

Should you have any questions, or want to be on my mailing list for this project, please do not hesitate to contact my office. I will continue to keep you posted as this project proceeds.

Attached is the presentation Delcan prepared. Warning: Large PDF File


This year, we will be hosting a local Festive Light Exchange in Roncesvalles Village!

Posted on November 17, 2007

Please join me and the Roncesvalles Village BIA on Saturday November 24th, 2pm to 4pm at the Polish Parishes Credit Union, 220 Roncesvalles Avenue. Participate in this great event by bringing two (2) old strings of incandescent (traditional) seasonal lights and exchanging them for one (1) set of energy-efficient LED seasonal lights, courtesy of Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited. Please note that this offer is available to the first 500 families. One exchange per family. Offer is extended to City of Toronto residents only. LED lights reduce the amount of electricity used, cost less and are better for the environment. LED lights are long lasting (up to 60,000 hours per bulb) and turn on and off instantly. They are more durable and safer to use, as they do not generate the intense heat of incandescent bulbs.

Use LED lights this holiday season and enjoy the savings that they bring! Please visit www.torontohydro.com/SLED for more information.

A big thank you goes to the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas for their support.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Please see flyer that was distributed to the community microsoft-word-led-flyer.pdf

The Community Cleans up Melbourne Parkette

Posted on November 17, 2007

Three weeks ago my staff met with local residents and Parks to discuss park improvements at Melbourne Parkette. At this meeting the local residents shared with us the park history, its current use and their visions for the future. To launch their long term ‘park improvements plan’ (yet to be formally determined), residents organized a fall clean up. The City provided bags and gloves to the community and the clean up was a success. Thanks to everyone involved for all your hard work. I look forward to meeting with you soon to discuss next steps!

Events at a Glance

Posted on November 17, 2007

Rotary TV Auction- donate a product or service

The Rotary Club of Parkdale-High Park is hosting its 20th Annual TV Auction on Saturday, November 24, 2007 on Rogers Community 10 from 10 am-Midnight. The club has raised over $150,000 from previous auctions for community projects such as the Redwood Shelter for Victims of Family Violence (a priority project of our club since its inception), The Parkdale Breakfast Program and Pia Bouman Dance School (bursaries for talented students with limited means) to name a few. Our target this year is $12,000 and we need and value the help of businesses and individuals. To meet our target of $15,000 we are asking businesses and individuals to donate a product or service. They will receive public recognition in the newspaper and on our flyers, as well as broadcast to households in Etobicoke and east to Bathurst Street. To donate new products or services or more information about the TV Auction please contact Carmel Kidd, ckidd@trebnet.com or Scott Bartle, 416-710-4383.

Café Taste this month:

1) Patio now Licensed – Winter Ice Patio in effect!

2) Bookings for the Holidays

3) November Wine Tasting – Wines of PEC!

4) Free Film Listing

For more information contact Cafe Taste, 416-536-7748 – www.cafetaste.ca

November 2007