Community Consultation notice, 1638 Bloor Street West

Posted on July 3, 2008

Please be advised that the community consultation meeting for the above noted property has been scheduled for Thursday July 17th, 630pm at the Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor Street West.

Please see attached flyer for details. If you have any question, please contact Kevin Edwards, Community Planner at or by phone at 416-392-1306. Please also feel free to contact my office.





Roncesvalles Environmental Assessment – 2nd Notice – PUBLIC MEETING

Posted on July 3, 2008

This is a reminder that the City is hosting a public meeting on July 9th at 6:30 pm as part of the schedule B Environmental Assessment process.

Staff have prepared a series of cross sections to seek approval for this reconstruction project at a conceptual level.

My office, along with Urban Design staff, will be hosting a community meeting to discuss detailed design elements at a later date.

Please see attached notice:


Street Furniture locations for Ward 14 -2008

Posted on July 3, 2008

Since November, staff have received an overwhelming response for street furniture elements for installation this year.

As a result of the feedback, staff have prioritize the requests to ensure the City may continue to meet the needs of the residents, while at the same time, dispersing the street furniture elements as fairly as possible throughout the Wards. The first year’s rollout will primarily focus on:

· addressing structural and safety concerns with existing older style transit shelters;

· replacement of litter receptacles and benches due to expiring legacy contracts; and

· installation of new street furniture elements requested from the general public, BIAs, Ward Councillors and other City Divisions.

Over the past 4 months, staff have worked vigorously conducting feasibility studies for over 3000 locations and continue to follow-up with any outstanding requests or problematic locations from previous years. The installation of the newly designed street furniture elements is commencing this month and will continue throughout the remainder of the year. Any requests unsatisfied this year will be carried over to 2009, when staff will again request your feedback on additional street furniture locations. This information gathering and assessment cycle will continue on an annual basis to ensure the varying needs of the residents of this City are being addressed over the 20 year term of this project.

Accompanying is a list, which identifies the street furniture elements that are scheduled to be installed this year within Ward 14.


Mad Pride Week in Toronto

Posted on July 3, 2008

The Friendly Spike Theatre Band has MAD PRIDE!

And hopes that you do, too!

Monday July 14th to Sunday July 20th is MAD Pride Week in the City of Toronto. A complete events listing is on the attached poster, all events are free and accessible.


Also; Two Services in celebration of MAD Pride Week at Emmanuel Howard Park United Church, 214 Wright Ave., (Roncesvalles and Wright) at 10:30am and 5:15pm Sunday 13th July.

E-HP is a church dedicated to “radical hospitality”and principles of social justice and anti oppression. There will be a community supper after the 5:15 service, to which everyone is invited and welcome.

The services will be conducted by Cindy Bourgeois, a transwoman and psychiatric survivor who is a candidate for ministry in the United Church and called to working with people experiencing social exclusion.

July 2008