CNE Parking

Posted on August 15, 2008

The CNE is opening this Friday August 15th. Modifications to parking in adjacent neighbourhoods have been put in place to accommodate residents during CNE operation. The changes reflect city initiated community consultation with residents, businesses and stakeholders in the area to receive feedback on traffic and parking impacts during the CNE.

Please see the attached Toronto and East York Community Council approved documents, illustrating the location of the Transportation signs that have been erected in your neighbourhood.



The newsletter will be in your hands very soon!

Posted on August 15, 2008

I am pleased to announce that I am in the process of finalizing the Ward 14 annual newsletter that will be delivered to every household and business in the ward this fall. This year’s newsletter will be full of exciting updates on the work we have done together in Ward 14, and will include my work at City Hall and a few of the many exciting new initiatives we have accomplished in each of your communities.

I hope you all with take a look!

Community Safety Audit Trainning

Posted on August 15, 2008

This year, I participated in a safety audit with members of the Tibetan Community in the Jameson Avenue area, hosted by South Asian Women’s Centre representatives who were trained by Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence against Women & Children (METRAC). Our walkabout was a very informative session that provided us with an opportunity to identify areas of concern and discuss what we could do to improve the accessibility and safety in this neighbourhood. Photos of this event are posted on the website in my photo album, I encourage all of you to take a look!

If you are interested in community safety please consider attending a METRAC Community Safety Audit Training session this fall, or for more information please refer to the attached PDF.




Points of Interest

Posted on August 15, 2008

Toronto‘s Personal Vehicle Tax (PVT)

In the coming weeks, you will see advertisements informing Toronto residents about the City of Toronto‘s Personal Vehicle Tax (PVT), approved by City Council in October 2007. The PVT comes into effect on September 1, 2008. The tax will be $60 for a passenger vehicle or light commercial vehicles registered for personal use and $30 for a motorcycle or moped.

If you or your constituents would like more information, please contact the City’s Tax Customer Service Call Centre at 416-338-4829, or visit the website


Yes in My Back Yard is coming to the Gladestone this fall. For more information please see the PDF below. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Parkdale Youth Festival

The annual Parkdale Youth Festival is back this Saturday August 23rd from 2:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. at Masaryk-Cowan Park, Queen and Cowan. It’s a day of family entertainment to raise awareness for various Parkdale youth service organizations.

The Festival will be comprised of various components, including an “Interactive Art Zone” where individuals can contribute to a “mural of street art”. At the end of the day these pieces will be offered to various community organizations in hopes that they are proudly displayed. Throughout the day there will also be a variety of performances, a children’s activity area and wading pool, a Marketplace of local artisans and vendors, and a Community Information Fair with displays of materials from various youth organizations.

For more information please refer to attached flyer: pyf-web-image.jpg

August 2008