Roncesvalles Avenue – Streetscape Improvements – Notice of Study Commencement

Posted on April 18, 2008

As you know I have been working with the community and City staff to develop a streetscape improvement plan that can be incorporated into the TTC track reconstruction scheduled for 2009.

For the residents and BIA members who have been involved in this process to date you are aware that this is a complicated and exciting undertaking.

Attached is the Notice of Study, which will be posted in the Liberty Village and NOW Magazine next week April24/25 and then again May 1/2, 2008. A ‘schedule B’ EA process requires three public notice postings and one community consultation meeting. Please be advised that the City’s Transportation Department will aim to host the public consultation in June or July. I will be posting the exact date on my website as soon as it becomes available.


Community Consultation meeting – 70 Melbourne Avenue and 124 Spencer Avenue

Posted on April 18, 2008

Please find attached the community consultation notices for the above noted properties, as part of the Parkdale Pilot Project. In attendance will be the owner of both properties. The meeting will be held on:

Thursday May 1st, 2008

Open House (6:00 p.m.)

Presentation (6:45 p.m.)

Parkdale Public Library, Auditorium

1303 Queen Street West

This will give you an opportunity to ask questions and provide any comments or feedback on these applications. I have also included a link (below) which gives some detailed history of the Parkdale Pilot Project should you wish to know more.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office.



Environmentalism in Ward 14

Posted on April 18, 2008

I would like to thank all Ward 14 residents, social service agencies and business owners for their participation in this year’s 20 Minute Makeover and Community Clean up Day. It is through the active participation and engagement in the community that we can begin to create the neighbourhood we all want to live in.


Great work everyone!

I also want to remind you that this Saturday is WARD 14 ENVIRONMENT DAY!!see attached flyer for more details. I look forward to seeing you in the Ward.



City of Toronto’s annual spring clean-up underway

Posted on April 18, 2008

The City’s annual spring clean-up gets underway Monday, April 14 and will run for three weeks. The operating divisions taking part include Solid Waste Management Services (coordinating division); Transportation Services; Municipal Licensing and Standards; Parks, Forestry and Recreation; Toronto Water; and Fleet and Facilities. These divisions, along with staff support from the City’s agencies, boards and commissions, will collaborate to clean up winter debris. The spring clean-up leads directly into two key components of Toronto’s Clean and Beautiful City Initiative – the 20-Minute Toronto Makeover on Friday, April 18, and Mayor David Miller’s Community Clean-up Day on Saturday, April 19.There will be 500 City staff dedicated to the clean-up, and 300 pieces of equipment, including 55 littervacs; 50 sweepers; 20 front-end loaders; 40 stake trucks; 10 collection trucks; and 125 pick-up trucks.

Date: Beginning Monday, April 14 (for approximately three weeks)

Time/Place: The clean-up happens daily in four different areas of the city. Maps outlining the daily schedule organized by district are available on the City’s website at

Points of Interest

Posted on April 18, 2008

Toronto Hydro hands out free clotheslines

As a member of the Toronto Hydro Board of Directors I thought that Ward 14 residents might be interested in this opportunity. Please read this read this article, published in the National Post.

2008 Call for Applications: Energy New GMF Funding Opportunity for Green Buildings

On May 7, 2008, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) will issue a call for applications for Green Municipal Fund (GMF) financing to retrofit municipal buildings for energy efficiency or construct new energy-efficient municipal buildings.

The primary objective of this targeted funding opportunity is to finance exceptional green building projects that can serve as examples of excellence for other municipal governments to follow.

GMF will award, in total, up to $20 million in low-interest loans and up to $2.5 million in grants through this call for applications. Eligible applicants can request up to $2 million in loans and $300,000 in grants for each project.

Any municipal government, or municipal utility or corporation wholly owned by a municipal government in Canada may apply.

The deadline to submit a full application is June 19, 2008. Final decisions on funding will be available in January 2009.

In addition to funding for capital projects, GMF provides grants for sustainable community plans and for feasibility studies and field tests. Details on these funding opportunities are available online at

April 2008