Wabash Green Feasibility Study

Posted on May 29, 2009

We are nearing the end of the Wabash Green Feasibility study. The final public meeting will be held on June 23rd from 7:30-9:30 at the Wabash fieldhouse.

Please follow this link to view the concept plans for the proposed recreation centre and the proposed site concept plan for the integration of the Wabash site with Sorauren Park. You can click on the feedback form and email or fax your comments to Diane Stevenson by June 5, 2009.


The Wabash information is situated below the golf photograph on this page. (See the photo of #40 Wabash Avenue).

West End Bikeways Update

Posted on May 29, 2009

Staff plans to submit the first batch of proposed bike lanes for 2009 to the Public Works Committee June meeting. The report will include the contra-flow and regular bike lanes from the WEBways project, including the following in (or on the border of) Ward 14:

  • Under the bridge on Lansdowne (north of Rideau) – bike lane
  • Under the bridge on Brock (south of Florence) – bike lane
  • Fermanagh (Sorauren to Roncesvalles) – contra-flow bike lane

Housing Opportunities Toronto (HOT) Action Plan 2010-2020

Posted on May 29, 2009

The opportunity for every resident to obtain safe, secure affordable housing throughout Toronto would be recognized under a proposed new Toronto Housing Charter, a key component of the Housing Opportunities Toronto (HOT) Action Plan 2010-2020 introduced today by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, Chair, Affordable Housing Committee.

The Toronto Housing Charter – Opportunity for All would be the first of its kind in Canada. The Charter is designed to guide City Council and staff in their efforts to assist those who often face challenges finding affordable housing, from newcomers and single parents to seniors and those with disabilities. It states that all residents have the right to equal treatment in housing without discrimination as provided by the Ontario Human Rights Code.

“One of the best ways of providing opportunity for all is to make sure people have access to affordable housing across Toronto,”said Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, Chair, Affordable Housing Committee. “In putting forward this plan, we are also supporting job creation, a greener city, healthy and productive residents and a better future for us all.”

HOT contains 67 recommended actions to be undertaken by the City of Toronto and the federal and provincial governments. It calls for new investment of $484 million annually for the next 10 years to help 257,700 households struggling with high housing costs or inadequate accommodation. More than 60,000 jobs would be created or preserved over the next decade with the full implementation of HOT.


Live Green Toronto can help you turn your green ideas into action

Posted on May 29, 2009

Live Green Toronto is a City of Toronto program to engage communities wishing to take action to green their neighbourhoods. The goal is to help make Toronto’s air cleaner, our neighbourhoods greener, and to do our part to address climate change and its effects.

Martina Rowley is the Community Animator for our ward and the rest of the Toronto & East York Community Council district. Martina is available to work with you to ‘facilitate’ the launch of green project(s) in your neighbourhood. This includes working with all types of community-based groups and businesses. Martina will connect you and your community with resources through: free workshops; printed and online information (available only in English but later in other languages); providing assistance in determining and refining project ideas; connecting you with expert advice, service and material providers; giving guidance to your volunteers; and assisting you in finding funding for your projects.

In the long-term, we will all work together to identify a Live Green Toronto vision for our community.

For more information, or to get started with a neighbourhood project, contact:

Martina Rowley

E-mail: mrowley@toronto.ca

Phone: 647-208-1810

Web: www.livegreentoronto.ca

TDS co-hosting risk management workshop for licenced establishments

Posted on May 29, 2009

The Toronto Drug Strategy is co-hosting a risk management workshop for licenced establishments. I have circulated the attached flyer to our Ward 14 BIAs, but please feel free to distribute to other interested parties.



May 2009