As you know Councillor Giambrone and I have hosted a number of public meetings and design committee meetings over the past two years for the Dufferin Jog Elimination Project. Many ideas were presented by residents/ business owners and/or stakeholders from Ward 14 and Ward 18, and I am pleased to say that City staff have responded to the community’s needs wherever there is an opportunity to do so. I am also very excited to begin work on the public art component with stakeholder groups and the City’s Culture division. Stay tuned for more information.
Please find attached a public notice advising residents of the construction of a rail underpass at the intersection of Queen Street and Dufferin Street.
This notice will be distributed to residents and businesses in the area of the project by the end of next week. Should you have any questions about the project or would like to be part of my mailing list, please contact my office.
As some of you are aware, a sales office for
It’s my understanding that a sales office is a completely legal use that only needs permits (it does not need sign off from planning staff or approvals from City Council). Interestingly enough, after speaking with planning staff I have come to find out that in various areas of the City, developers have erected sales offices prior to an application being submitted.
Here is the latest update on the 1540 development: my office hasn’t heard from the developer’s team in quite some time – the last meeting we had with them was our 1540 Working Group session meeting (comprised of selected residents, business owners and stakeholders in the area). At this meeting the group asked among other things that they do a revised Traffic Impact Study and take a more detailed look at the access/egress issue for the site.
It’s my understanding that the City’s Planning department received the revised study a couple of weeks ago, and that the City’s Transportation dept. is currently reviewing it. City Planning and I will be discussing the study with the
There has also been no OMB appeal to date.
Should you have any further questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact my office. I have also copied Community Planner Kevin Edwards, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416-392-1306.
This is a reminder for the attached Design Workshop on Saturday, September 20th, 2008 starting at 1:00 p.m at the High Park Baptist Church, 9 Hewitt Avenue.
Please note the September 15 RSVP date to register for the workshop. So far only 30 community members have registered! You can register by calling Corwin Cambray at 416-397-0244 or email confirmation of your attendance to email@example.com by September 15.
Know the law before pulling the plug on your pool
As the end of summer approaches, many homeowners are preparing to empty their pools. Whether they do it themselves or use a pool maintenance company, they may not realize that there is a bylaw that governs the way they can legally discharge pool water into the City’s sewer system.
As of June 2008, changes were made to the City of
Water from pools, hot tubs and spas is filled with chemicals such as chlorine/bromine, salt, copper-based algaecides and more. These chemicals are harmful to the fish and organisms that live in water systems across
The 2008 6th Annual Queen West Art Crawl (QWAC)
will see visitors stroll through
Visitors will be able to connect with over 230 artists and shop at stalls filled with their jury-selected works. QWAC also incorporates performance artists and an interactive kids zone for junior art crawlers. The population that incorporate QWAC into their weekend to do list generally fall into the category of 25-44 years old. They can be described as urban, social, active, educated, media savvy, and cultural consumers. QWAC is an innovative marketing tool to reach this targeted audience.
PLEDC mandate is to strengthen the cultural fabric of the community by celebrating and cultivating the unique character, diversity and ethos of Queen West. As one of the city’s most precious cultural resources – Queen West is a natural habitat for individual artists, not-for-profit arts organizations, artist run centres as well as a dynamic range of creative enterprises who live, work and play in the neighbourhood
Please help The Stop Community Food Centre stop hunger and build a community.
See attached flyer for more details.