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Posted on July 7, 2011

Live Green Toronto Festival
What do you get when you mix hundreds of green products and services with live music and great local foods – and invite everyone in Toronto?  The Live Green Toronto Festival!

The sixth annual celebration of all things green – the Live Green Toronto Festival – will take place on Saturday, July 16 (11 a.m. to 10 p.m.) at Yonge-Dundas Square.

Toronto’s largest outdoor green festival brings hundreds of green products and services, live music, buskers, and more to the streets of Toronto every year!  Stroll through the exhibits, sample locally grown foods, check out the TD Kids’ Zone, and catch some of Canada’s hottest musical acts on the Canadian Tire Main Stage.

Enjoy a dazzling musical line-up including performances by Classified, Crash Test Dummies, Lowest of the Low, Meagan Smith, and many more!

See detailed flyer here: LivegreenFest , and more information is available on the City’s website at

Final opportunity to honour achievements in human rights
The City of Toronto is seeking nominations for the 2011 Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards. The awards recognize the outstanding contribution of residents in building an inclusive and equitable city. Nominees must be residents of the city of Toronto.

Deadline for submitting nominations is Monday, July 11.

Aboriginal Affairs Award honours the volunteer contributions made by person(s) or organizations whose efforts have made or are making a significant or ongoing contribution to the well-being and advancement of the Aboriginal community in Toronto.

Access Award for Disability Issues recognizes a significant contribution towards improving access for people with disabilities in Toronto. “Access” can include designing new or renovated structures; an employment, recreation or leisure program; a transportation system; or anything that contributes significantly to people with disabilities living independently.

Constance E. Hamilton Award on the Status of Women recognizes person(s) who have made a significant contribution to improving the social, economic, cultural and political status of women in Toronto and who have encouraged others in their efforts to achieve equality and to remove barriers.

Pride Award for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Two Spirited Issues honours the volunteer contributions of person(s) or organizations whose efforts have been significant for the well-being and advancement of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual and two spirited community in Toronto.

William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations, named for Toronto’s first African-Canadian Councillor, first elected in 1894. The City gives this award to a person or persons whose outstanding achievement and commitment has fostered a positive race relations environment in Toronto and has encouraged others to become actively involved in the elimination of racism and prejudice.

Nomination forms are available at or by calling 311 (TTY: 416-338-0889).


Ward 14 Community Environment Day Reminder!!

Posted on July 7, 2011

I will be hosting our annual Ward 14 Community Environment Day on Saturday July 16th on Wabash Avenue from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The annual Community Environment Days educate the public on the importance of re-using, re-cycling and safe disposal of unwanted household items. Household hazardous waste and electronics will be accepted for recycling or proper disposal. Recycling containers will be available for purchase, exchange for broken ones, or free to new residents with proof of new residency and ID). There will be free compost for residents -in addition to compost provided in the spring on Ward 14 Community Compost Day at Baird Park & Masaryk-Cowan.

The City of Toronto requests that cars not be parked on Wabash Avenue from 11:00 p.m. on Friday, July 15th, to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 16th, to ensure public safety and facilitate the movement of people attending the event as well as the safe pick up of blue boxes and drop-off of materials.

I hope you and your family will join me to celebrate Environment Day on Saturday, July 16th. Please spread the word to your neighbours. I believe that events like this make our community an even better place to live, work and play! Click here for the flyer: CEDFLYERPerks

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July 2011