On Wednesday night of this week, we dedicated a new park in honour of Dr. Rita Cox, community activist, librarian and renowned storyteller. I joined Dr. Cox, City of
Rita Cox is an exceptional individual who, through her love of the spoken and written word, has inspired people of all ages and has opened the literary world to her audiences. Rita’s work touches the lives of residents in the Parkdale community, especially children and newcomers to the city. Dr. Cox has pioneered and/or worked with a number of Parkdale agencies including Parkdale Project Read, Gallery 1313, Parkdale Intercultural Association, Parkdale Community Information Centre, and Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (just to name a few!) In naming a park in her honour, we celebrate Dr. Cox’s achievements and continuing contributions to the community.
After her retirement from the Toronto Public Library in 1995, Dr. Cox was appointed a Citizenship Court Judge by the Government of Canada.
Dr. Rita Cox has won numerous awards, including the 1986 Canadian Library Association Public Service Award and the Black Achievement Award. In 1997, Dr. Cox was appointed a Member of the Order of
Last night I held a meeting to discuss how to increase the tree canopy in
Trees provide improved air quality, a cooler micro-climate, storage and recycling of rainwater, wildlife habitat, greener street connections to parks, healthy and interesting streetscapes, a renewed neighbourhood identity, increased property values and reduced energy costs.
The City of
If you are interested in having an inspection conducted of your front property to see if you qualify for a free tree please call 416-338-TREE (8733).
LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests) will pant a tree for a small fee in your backyard. Contact LEAF at 416-413-9244 or visit www.leaftoronto.org
If you would like more information on how to start a tree advocacy group in your neighbourhood, contact the RMRA Greening Committee at email@example.com. The WBRA (West Bend Residents Association) also has some helpful tips on a water brigade that is volunteer run that goes around the neighbourhood to water newly planted trees. For information on this exciting project, contact westbend resident David White at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be advised that the next meeting for the Bloor/Dundas Avenue Study is a Local Advisory Committee meeting, held on:
Loyola Arrupe – Main Floor Dining Area
Signs will be posted directing folks to the meeting area.
Note: The public are welcomed to attend the LAC meetings and observe the LAC discussions. To ensure a focused discussion that will provide an opportunity to review the study materials to date and provide opportunities for feedback as we move forward (see page 6 of the Avenue Study terms of reference), we ask that members not appointed to the Local Advisory Committee reserve their comments for the Bloor Dundas ‘Avenue’ Study public meetings, or submit their comments directly to City Planning lead Corwin Cambray at 416-397-0244 or by email at email@example.com
We encourage all residents, business owners and stakeholders to participate fully in the larger community meetings for the Bloor Dundas ‘Avenue’ study, because your comments, questions and concerns spark further discussion at the LAC meetings and assist with the study’s progress. You may also want to connect with your area Resident’s Association, Business Improvement Area or community agency (see list of LAC members below) to ask that your comments be included in the LAC discussions.
- Area Residents
- Bishop Marrocco /
Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School
- Bloor By the Park B.I.A.
- Councillor Gord Perks, Ward 14,
- Friends of
and Bloor Dundas Community Advisory Council High Park Residents Association High Park Lithuanian Lutheran Church
- Loblaw Properties
- Loyola Arrupe
RoncesvallesMacdonell Residents Association RoncesvallesVillage B.I.A.
- South Junction Triangle Residents Association
- The Crossways Complex
- WestBend Community Association
The following is an update of the Garbage Bin delivery for Wards 13, 14 and 18 (areas west of
Solid Waste Management is advising that a number of residents who ordered the Medium-size Garbage Bin will not have these bins delivered prior to
Residents who do not have their bins will be receiving a supply of temporary pink garbage bag tags to use until the Garbage Bins are delivered. These temporary bag tags will be mailed via Canada Post to affected residents this week. The 10 bag tags can be used until the new Garbage Bin is delivered. Solid Waste Management has advised me to anticipate that these Garbage Bins will be delivered prior to