The West End Heat Registry and Heat Response Network became active this year. The registry was developed in response to deputations to the Board of Health on the illnesses and deaths that have occurred in extreme heat conditions, particularly residents at risk in marginalized housing. A number of recommendations came out of the Board of Health and, as a result of motions that I passed, include a recommendation for a local heat registry. The city, through its Shelter, Support & Housing Administration, has provided the Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre with a small amount of money to develop the registry.
I encourage all of you to take a look at the following two links to find out more about this very important initiative:
Click on this link and scroll down to the “Heat Busters”video
The City of
The storm caused sewer surcharging and excessive flooding and damage in the area from Sunnyside Pool west to the Palais Royale. City crews conducted a thorough clean-up including debris removal, removal of the damaged boardwalk, replacement of sand in the playground and the beach as required, as well as disinfection of the playground equipment, wading pool and picnic tables.
The extensive clean-up project involved City staff from Toronto Water, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and Toronto Public Health, with support from the City’s Transportation Services.
Some work related to the clean-up project may still be needed (e.g. removal of fencing, etc.), but residents can be assured they can return to the park and take full advantage of the amenities. Additionally, re-construction to re-build the boardwalk and level the sand in the beach area will continue.
On July 3rd I attended the Parkdale Community rally for Corey Glass. Please see the attached video clip to hear moving speeches from all levels of government.
Please note the following road closure for the Caribana parade:
Lakeshore Boulevard West from
For more information about other closures, check with Transportation Services’ Road Info line at 416-599-9090 or visit the City’s website at www.toronto.ca/transportation.
Edmund’s Place is sponsoring their second annual fundraising boat cruise on
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
Location: Pier 29, 261 Queen’s Quay (East of Sherbourne)
Ticket price: $75.00
Please see the attached flyer for more information