City of Toronto Events for Black History Month

Posted on February 1, 2008

The City’s 2008 recognition of Black History Month includes exhibits, theatrical performances, concerts, walking tours and readings at various locations throughout Toronto. More information and schedules for these events is available at

A featured Black History Month event is the free public lecture moderated by CBC host Garvia Bailey on Tuesday, February 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Toronto Archives, 255 Spadina Rd. Dr. Karolyn Smardz-Frost, winner of the 2007 Governor General’s Award for non-fiction will speak about researching and writing Black History. Her book, “I’ve Got a Home in Gloryland: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad,”recounts the story of fugitive slaves Lucie and Thornton Blackburn. Tickets are available from Toronto Archives by e-mailing or calling 416-392-0558.

Students from 10 Toronto District School Board schools will attend a special Black History Month Celebration at City Hall on the afternoon of February 5.

The Toronto Public Library will launch its month-long series of events across the city on Thursday, February 7 at 7 p.m. at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St. Details can be found at

Update – 1510 King St. West

Posted on February 1, 2008

Dear All,

I have received a few email notes about the 1510 King Street West application. There is a common misconception that needs clearing up. The funding for 1510 King. St. West is from a federally-funded, Canada-wide program, the Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP). To read more, please click on this link: microsoft-word-comments-on-1510-king-street-west.pdf

The new Blue Bin roll out begins this February

Posted on February 1, 2008

In June 2007 Council approved a 70% waste diversion plan. An important component of this plan includes the delivery of new waste and recycling receptacles to all single family households across the City of Toronto. Beginning February 8, 2008 residents can order by phone, on-line or by mail their new Blue Bin. The Blue Bin order deadline is February 22, 2008. Residents who do not respond by the deadline will receive the large sized Blue Bin as a default. Blue Bin deliveries will begin in late March 2008. The three different sized bins are currently on display in the lobby of City Hall. In addition, staff have arranged two information sessions in Ward 14 to address residents’ questions and concerns.

The details of the information sessions are as follows:

Thursday February 14th at 6:30 – Indian Rd. PS – 285 Indian Rd. Cres Tuesday February 19th at 6:30 – Masaryk Cowan Community Centre – 220 Cowan Ave.

For more information please visit: or contact my office.

City of Toronto flyer explaining the Blue Bin roll out: d2-sfd-broch-finaljan16.pdf

Western Waterfront Master Plan and LRT Community Information Meetings

Posted on February 1, 2008

Please refer to the following flyers for more information on the upcoming meetings for the Western Beaches Master Plan and the Western Waterfront LRT.



Information for Condo Owners/Purchasers from Toronto Atmospheric Fund

Posted on February 1, 2008

The attached flyer is a very concise summary of what can be done to help reduce energy costs for existing buildings, highlighting questions that might be useful to ask of a developer with regards to the energy savings measures that are to be installed in a new building.


February 2008