Bloor/Dundas Visioning Session

Posted on January 8, 2008

Next week, I will be chairing a public meeting held by the City’s Planning department to begin to develop a community vision for future planning of Bloor Street, between Keele Street and Dundas Street West.

This will be the first in a series of three meetings that the City will be holding to discuss the development of this section of Bloor and the potential impacts on the surrounding neighbourhoods. The outcome of the process will be a set of guiding principles and policies for neighbourhood development. This will allow the City’s Planning department to apply these guiding principles when assessing proposed developments and their respective Avenue Segment Studies, as submitted by the developers’ team.

Please come out and share your comments and views on Wednesday January 16th, 2008, 630pm at Indian Road Crescent School (285 Indian Rd Crescent). For more information on this process, please visit, or feel free to contact my office. I have attached the public meeting notice and agenda for the meeting, please click on the links below.



Information report, 1540 Bloor St West

Posted on January 8, 2008

The preliminary report for the above noted site will be going before Toronto and East York Community Council on Tuesday January 15th, 2008 in Committee Room 1.

This report is an information report only. It will address issues that have been identified to date, and will recommend that a community meeting be set up with my office. I have attached the report below, please feel free to contact my office or Kevin Edwards, the City Planner for this file, for more information. Kevin can be reached at 416-392-1306 or by email at


“Everybody Gets to Play” – Access to Recreation report

Posted on January 8, 2008

Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation has released their new report entitled Everybody Gets To Play, which presents a new strategy for access to recreation programs across the City. The report will be considered by the Community Development and Recreation Committee at its January 14 meeting.

As this affects residents/community centre users of Ward 14, I encourage all of you to share their thoughts at any of the following public meetings:

• Wednesday, January 16, 2008 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Elmbank Community Centre (10 Rampart Rd.)
Wellesley Community Centre (495 Sherbourne St.)

• Thursday, January 17, 2008 from 7 to 9 p.m.
North York Civic Centre Council Chambers (5100 Yonge St.)
Scarborough Civic Centre Committee Rooms 1 and 2 (150 Borough Dr.)

Feedback received at the public meetings will be considered as part of a supplementary report that will be forwarded to the Community Development and Recreation Committee in February.

I have attached the full report below. Please feel free to contact my office should you have any further questions.


Diversity Job Fair and Skill Trades Forum

Posted on January 8, 2008

The Access and Diversity Unit – Parks, Forestry and Recreation is holding a Diversity Job Fair and Skilled Trades Forum for Women and Youth on Wednesday, January 16th. 2008, from 5.00 – 9.30 p.m. at City Hall – Rotunda.

Please see the attached invitation and agenda and kindly circulate to anyone who may be interested. I look forward to meeting potential employers/employees from Ward 14!


January 2008