Garbage is changing

Posted on May 30, 2008

This is a reminder that you will be receiving the Garbage Bin Order Packages (i.e. brochure and Garbage Bin order card) starting June 2, 2008. As indicated in the brochure and on the order card, residents can order by phone, on-line or by mail. The Garbage Bin order deadline is June 19, 2008. Garbage Bin deliveries will take place between mid-August and end of September 2008.

Need help deciding which bin is right for you? Visit a display to see the different sizes of Garbage Bins available and to talk to City of Toronto staff, for 6 hours each day to answer any questions you might have.

Events in Ward 14:

Monday June 2nd, 2008

2pm – 8pm

Parkdale Public Library

1303 Queen Street West at Cowan Avenue

Gord will be there from 6pm-730pm

Thursday June 5th, 2008

2pm – 8pm

High Park Public Library

228 Roncesvalles Avenue at Wright Avenue

Gord will be there from 430pm-6pm

Saturday June 7th, 2008

10am – 4pm

Baird Park Lawn Bowling Club

203 Keele Street @ Humberside Avenue

Gord will be there from 2pm-4pm


Bin Sizes: garbage-bin-illustrations-all-sizes.pdf

Brochure: d2-sf-garbage-bin-brochure.pdf


Jameson Pedestrian Bridge – Opportunity for Comments

Posted on May 30, 2008

Please find attached a copy of the letter that I have submitted to the June 4th, 2008 meeting of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee. The agenda is listed here:

and the item in question is number 16.6 (in conjunction with the Toronto Pedestrian Committee’s request). If you would like to make any comments on this item, please write to the Committee administrator Rosalind Dyers at You can request to depute in person on this item, or submit written comments.

Rosalind can also be reached at 416-392-8018.

Parkdale Sports Day!

Posted on May 30, 2008

On Saturday May 31st I will be co-hosting a “Parkdale Sports Day,”with the Parkdale Intercultural Association. All children and youth of South Parkdale are invited to come out and play soccer, get your faces painted, run through obstacle courses and enjoy other fun activities!

Free health information and exciting take home items will also be available. Light refreshments will also be served.

Please see attached flyer for more details.



Community Gardening in Ward 14

Posted on May 30, 2008

The spring is here and our Parkdale – High Park community gardeners have begun to embrace the planting season! As you know, I have worked with both the West End Flower Fairies and the Greenest City to help create two of Ward 14’s first community gardens. Every Wednesday night residents from Parkdale and the Roncesvalles area meet at both the Grafton and Masaryk Cowan gardens to plant, eat and socialize.

I encourage you to check out the website event calendar for more details. If you and your neighbours are interested in knowing more about community gardening please don’t hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to seeing you all out this planting season!

Items of Interest

Posted on May 30, 2008

Western Beaches Master Plan – Notice of Community Advisory Groups Meeting #2- Charette

This Saturday, at 9am, planningAlliance is hosting the second charette meeting at St. Joe’s Hospital. The City of Toronto is undertaking a study to create a Master Plan for the Western Waterfront. The Master Plan will guide decision making within the area by recommending the type and location of park facilities that meet a range of community needs, as well as improvements to the transportation, transit and pedestrian links with surrounding neighbourhoods.

Please see attached flyer notice-of-cag-_2-charette-_-sent.pdf

Riding your bike helps your health and the environment

The City of Toronto is hosting Bike Month in May, a month-long series of events and activities that celebrate the growing biking community in our City.

Cycling is a great way to get around the City. And, when you bike, you are doing a number of positive things for you and your community.

You are helping in the efforts to stem climate change by helping to reduce the harmful emissions in our air and you are assisting the community by reducing our dependence on vehicular traffic. That helps reduce traffic congestion.

And then, there’s the effect on you. Cycling is a positive physical activity that leads to a healthy lifestyle and healthy communities.

It’s a combination that just can’t be beat!

Don’t forget, one of the major highlights of Bike Month is the Toronto Criterium – a high speed circuit bike race on Friday, May 30th. Riders will compete for $20,000 in prizes on a course near the St. Lawrence Market. Come out and watch the action. There will also be a bike expo on site.

Join in the fun. Join bike Week 2008. From film screenings to art exhibits, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Go to for a list of these special activities.

May 2008