Please join me in welcoming Wangari Muriuki, my new Executive Assistant. Please do not hesitate to stop by Suite A14 to wish her congratulations in this new position. Wangari has had many years of experience working with Street Health and was recently appointed as a citizen member to the Board of Health, however once Wangari accepted the position of Executive Assistant in my office she resigned from the Board.
Wangari brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Ward 14 and the City and I am happy that she has become a part of our team.
Saturday May 30
(rain date May 31)
All day – or while the good stuff lasts!
Come and check out Parkdale’s greatest annual treasure trove
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May 25 – 29
“Kids Summer Safety: What Families Need to Know”
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Doors Open Toronto celebrates its 10th anniversary by opening 175 doors
This weekend, Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24, Doors Open Toronto invites residents and visitors to explore up to 175 buildings from heritage landmarks to modern structures, including the 1850s Don Jail and a restored five-pin bowling alley. Many of the buildings are not usually open to the public, and admission to all buildings is free.
Dates: Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24
Times: Most buildings are open on one or both days from to , with exceptions. Please confirm times for each venue. No pre-registration or tickets are required.
Numerous locations; highlights include:
o BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir – last year’s most popular site
o Art Deco gem the Carlu at
o pre-1834 sites such as Fort York National Historic Site,
o Union Station, the site of readings, performances and spontaneous theatre presented by Diaspora Dialogues
o Drake Hotel, with intimate readings by authors in a newly restored suite
Visit www.toronto.ca/doorsopen for a full list of buildings. The Doors Open Toronto weekend information headquarters is located at City Hall,
In addition to the building tours, Doors Open Toronto is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the finale of
Doors Open Toronto is produced by the City of
Water-efficient lawns and gardens
Toronto Water is hosting seminars at selected stores across the city on the topic of water-efficient gardening. You can learn how to create a beautiful outdoor space while saving water.
Hundreds of events highlight Bike Month 2009
Bike Month 2009, featuring more than 150 events and activities that promote cycling in the community, will take place in
“Bike Month is a celebration of the culture of cycling in the City of
Again this year, the official launch of Bike Month is the marquee event – the 20th annual Group Commute through the streets of
“Riding a bike promotes a healthy lifestyle, helps the environment since biking produces zero harmful emissions that lead to climate change and it reduces our dependence on vehicular traffic,”said Councillor Adrian Heaps, Chair of the City’s Cycling Committee.
Other major events during Bike Month include the following:
• Wednesday, May 27 – Bikeway Network event. The City of
• Thursday, May 28 –
• Friday, May 29 – The
For more information about any Bike Month activities, call the City Cycling office at 416-392-7592 or visit www.toronto.ca/cycling/events.