MEETING REMINDER – Roncesvalles EA meeting

Posted on March 20, 2009

Please see attached notice for the Final EA Public meeting.

When: March 23rd at 6pm – 9pm (presentation at 7pm)

Where: Howard Park Public School – 30 Marmaduke Street – Gymnasium


Bloor Dundas Avenue Study Meeting Minutes and Presentation

Posted on March 20, 2009

Please find attached the meeting minutes for the final Local Advisory Committee meeting, held on Wednesday March 18th, 6:30pm at the Ukranian Hall. The presentation at this meeting will be posted on the City’s dedicated website

Should you have any further comments, please do not hesitate to send them to Senior Planner Corwin Cambray if you have not yet done so. The deadline to submit your comments is April 3, 2009. Corwin can reached at or by phone at 416-397-0244. I have cc’d Corwin in this email.

Next steps:

The consultants will now draft a report for early spring. A final report will then be posted on the City’s dedicated website:

The Bloor/Dundas Avenue Study City Planning report (including comments and feedback from City staff) will go forward to Toronto and East York Community Council at it’s May or June meeting. You will have an opportunity to make a deputation (in writing or in person) at this meeting. I will be sending out information to my mailing list on the exact date of this meeting once it has been confirmed, as well as how to register to depute. Of course, I will also be posting information on my website at

Thank you, and feel free to contact my office should you have any further question.



20 Minute Make Over – April 22, 2009

Posted on March 20, 2009

Celebrate Earth Day (April 22) with spring clean-up events

Warm weather is fast-approaching and snow banks are melting to reveal a winter’s worth of debris and litter. Here’s our chance to get involved and help clean-up Toronto.

The City’s annual spring clean-up events are a great way to get together with friends, neighbours and co-workers to reduce everyday litter. We have a shared responsibility to keep our communities green. What better way to turn your green ideas into action than to get involved and reduce litter.

It doesn’t take much time to make a difference – participate in the 20-Minute Toronto Makeover and help clean a public place for 20 minutes on Friday, April 24 at 2 p.m. While you can still get your free Makeover supplies (small and large lime green litter collection bags and gloves) from any Toronto Pizza Pizza location, City Community Centre or Civic Centre, this year, consider reusing a grocery-size plastic bag from home to collect your litter.

Mayor David Miller’s Community Clean-up Day is the next day, Saturday, April 25. Get together with family, friends and neighbours and clean a public space that is important to you – it could be a park, local street or even a river bank. Glad and Pitch-In Canada provide free bags for the City to distribute. Register to receive your litter collection bag.

We ask groups to register, from April 1-17, so the City can coordinate where collection crews can find and haul away the litter bags. You can register for either event or get more information at If the internet is not an option, call 416-392-7899.

Keeping Toronto green, clean and beautiful is up to all of us!

Earth Hour is coming!

Posted on March 20, 2009

Toronto is once again proud to be the lead Canadian city commemorating Earth Hour 2009 – a global lights out event to support action on climate change. Earth Hour has captured the imagination of people all over the world. More cities across Canada and across the world are signing on every day.

This year, we are hoping to make Earth Hour bigger with more engagement and we need your help to make it happen.

At 8:30 p.m. on March 28, the world will turn off its lights for one hour – Earth Hour – to show it’s possible to take action on climate change.

Last year, World Wildlife Fund Canada pioneered Earth Hour globally and it was a huge success! More than 30 countries participated. In Canada, about 10 million Canadians participated in more than 150 cities across the country.

In Toronto, thousands of homes and businesses across the city switched off their lights and Toronto’s electricity demand dropped a remarkable 8.7% during Earth Hour.

Toronto is once again a lead partner City, working with World Wildlife Fund Canada and the Toronto Star to make Earth Hour a success.

It’s easy to participate. Just sign up and turn off your lights from 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. wherever you are.

Torontonians can also join the celebration with a free concert at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, starting at 7 p.m. The family-oriented, all-ages concert will feature Suzie McNeil, Crash Parallel, Karl Wolf, The Matt York Band, and Samba Squad.

Be one of the millions in the dark!

See attached flyer: 28778-wwf-gen-wwf-can-tor.pdf

March 2009