It gives me great pleasure to announce that the Jameson bridge officially re-opened today (
I would like to thank City staff who worked with my office to accelerate the construction schedule for the bridge. I would also again like to thank members of the community who advocated for proper notification and information processes to be in place so my office, waterfront staff and the community are fully informed well in advance of any major construction projects that impede access to the waterfront.
I look forward to working with you as we move forward with the Western Waterfront Master Plan.
As many of you know,
The boardwalk will start to be removed tomorrow, sand to restore the beach is scheduled for delivery on Tuesday and Wednesday and the Playground equipment and all other Park furnishings will power washed and sanitized by Thursday evening.
Pending approval by Public Health and the Ministry of the Environment staff expect the park to be reopened by next weekend.
I have two good news stories for avid tennis players in Ward 14. The Park and Recreation 2008 capital projects include funds for revitalization of the Tennis Courts, located at
In addition I am pleased to say that, at my request, Parks and the TDSB have negotiated a shared use agreement for the tennis courts at Parkdale Collegiate Institute. The courts will be open to the public for use after regular school hours starting next week. The courts will be opened by TDSB staff in the morning and closed by Parks staff at daily.
Thank you to all the residents who had an opportunity to come out on Wednesday July 9th to meet with me and Transportation staff at the environmental assessment public consultation.
As you know staff are seeking approval for this project at a conceptual level. Please review the display boards on the City of
The Roncesvalles Reconstruction project is scheduled for 2009-2010. We have decided, in an effort to streamline this process, to run the environmental assessment in parallel with the design process. Once a cross section has been approved by the community and at Council, and the street survey is completed by Technical Services I will be organizing a community meeting to discuss the detailed design elements for
The Roncesvalles Ave EA meeting display boards:
Greenest City is Hosting Summer Workshops at HOPE Community Garden
Jul-15 Organic Pest Management: Learn how to prevent and manage pests naturally. – Robert Weeks
Jul-22 Where Does Our Food Come From? Understanding the Global Food System – Melissa Benner
Jul-29 Food, Culture, Media: Becoming Critical Consumers – Melissa Benner
Aug-05 Pollinators/Beneficial Insects: Identifying beneficial insects and pollinators in our garden – Tania Sanhueza
Aug-12 Native Plants: Designing a Native Plant Garden – Bennet Deakin, Abbey Huggan & Pat Cepin
Aug-13 Potluck & Rainwater Harvesting System Opening
Aug-19 The Food Movement: Eating Local, Thinking Global – Melissa Benner
Aug-26 World on a Plate: An evening of sharing cooking and eating with our Parkdale Gardeners
Sep-28 Harvest Festival
Sep-30 Sprouting at Home – Toronto Sprouts
All of our workshops are free and open to everyone. We do not ask for RSVPs, but it would help us prepare better if we get an idea of how many participants we are having. For more information please contact: Gelek Badheytsang , 647-438-0038, firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2008 Parkdale Youth Festival is seeking: Artist, performers, vendors and volunteers
Are you an artist or musician looking to showcase your talents? Are you part of
an organization that services young people? Do you want to get involved in a
community event? Then you might be interested in taking part in the fourth
annual Parkdale Youth Festival. It’s been dubbed the largest gathering of youth
service organizations in the west end of Toronto, and this year we will once
again be showcasing a spectacular line up of local entertainment for people of
On Saturday August 23 from 2:00pm -10:00 pm Masaryk-Cowan Park and Community
Centre will play host to a day of music, art and information to raise awareness
for various city-wide youth service organizations.
All youth organizations are offered a complimentary community table to display
their information on available youth services and programs.
Contact Festival Innovator email@example.com
Deadline for application is July 31st, 2008.
Edmund Place Fundraiser
Edmund’s Place is sponsoring their second annual fundraising boat cruise on Wednesday August 20, 2008 at 6:00. Come and enjoy a wonderful evening of music, dancing, great food and, at the same time, support affordable housing!
To order tickets, call 416-537-2262 ex. 244 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can pick up your favourite reading material and a ticket at Another Story Book Shop at 315 Roncesvalles, open 7 days a week or call 416-462-1104.
Location: Pier 29, 261 Queen’s Quay (East of Sherbourne)
August 20, 2008, at 6:00 p.m. sharp return at 10:30 p.m.
Ticket price: $75.00
Please see the attached flyer for more information: evening-magic-flyer.pdf
Grand Opening : Sorauren Park Farmer’s Market
Please join me, Ward 14 residents, local farmers, and local food producers at the Sorauren Park Farmer’s Market Grand Opening, Monday July 21st from 3 to 7:30pm.
See the attached poster for more details: grand_opening.jpeg
Sorauren Park Festival
Come out and join your neighbours on July 19th for the Sorauren Park Festival.
See attached Flyer for more details : websorauren.jpg