As some of you are aware, the kick-off meeting for the above noted Avenue Study was held on Tuesday July 8th, 2008, 630pm at Saint Joan of Arc Gymnasium. A big thank you to those who braved the storm in order to participate in this very important meeting.
I encourage all of you to check out the city’s dedicated website, www.toronto.ca/planning/bloordundas.htm to find detailed background information on the Avenue Study as well as information about the lead consultant, Brook McIlroy http://www.brookmcilroy.com/ Senior Planner lead Corwin Cambray will be posting information shortly after each meeting to keep those of you who are unable to attend updates as we move forward. If you have any questions, please contact Corwin at firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to contact my office.
As many of you know by now,
Please be advised that I have been in constant communication with Toronto Water and Parks and have been informed that Public Health as well as the Ministry of the Environment are present along side Toronto Water and Parks personnel. The site has been roped off to prevent public access.
Currently they are conducting soil tests and pumping the standing water to help expedite the clean up process. Toronto Water, Parks and the Ministry are doing everything they can to ensure public safety.
The City’s preliminary analysis suggests that this storm had an extremely unusual intensity of rainfall. In our changed climate unusual is the new normal. Recently the City passed a plan to adapt our systems including the water system to this new climate. To see the adaptation plan please see: http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2008/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-12951.pdf
I will keep you updated as information becomes available.
This is just a reminder 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.
The Ontario Municipal Board has supported the City’s decision to approve a rooming house at
Junction Summer Concerts are happening every Saturday at the
July 12 performers are: RITMO FLAMENCO SPANISH DANCE COMPANY.
July 19 performers are: THE IMBAYAKUNAS
July 26 performers are: MARIACHI GUADALAJARA
Aug. 2 performers are: THE RAWLICIOUS TRIO
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 email@example.com or by phone at 416-392-1306. Please also feel free to contact my office.
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:
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.
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.