City of Toronto Meeting For Parents and Child Care Operators

Posted on February 15, 2012

“Full-Day Kindergarten is a priority of the Province and a positive intitiative for childern and families.

 

Successful implementation of Full-Day Kindergarten requires support for child care adn the transformation of the child care sector to ensure that it remains stable, sustanable and affordable for families.

 

If no resourcesw are made available, licensed child care space could decrease by 23%, a loss of 7,284 spaces, as a result of 4 and 5 year olds moving to Full-Day Kindergarten.  If resources are made available, the number of licensed spaces in the city could decrease by as little as 7%.”

 

Two meetings will be held by Toronto’s Community Development and Recerations committee, to discuss the actions that are required if childcare is to be sucessfully transformed.  Toronto Children’s Services will be making presentations at these meetings. Parents, child care operators and other members are the public are welcome to attend either of these meetings.

Information will be collected in accordabnce with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Pretection Privacy Act at these meetings.  With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

Meeting Information:

1)

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Victoria Village PS Gymnasium, 88 Sweeney Dr., North York

 

2)

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Time: 7:00PM

Location: St. Jude Catholic School, 3251 Weston Rd., Toronto

 

 

Free Tax Preparation Services

Posted on February 15, 2012

 

MP Peggy Nash is offering Free Tax Preparation Services to individuals with gross income under $25,000 or families with gross income under $30,000.

They are being offered by experienced certified general accountant volunteers. Services are available by appointment only.  If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please contact Peggy’s office at 416-769-5072

 

A Message From Councillor Perks

Posted on February 15, 2012

 

Dear Friends,

 


Last week a group of 25 City Councillors, of which I was one, stood up for a better Toronto. By voting to build Light Rail Transit lines on Eglinton, Finch, and as a replacement for the Scarborough RT, we chose to invest in making Toronto a greener and more livable City. We also stood up for sensible and affordable investments in transit.


For over 20 years, I and other transit activists argued that Toronto needed a better transit network: one that connected all parts of the City with high quality transit connections. In the previous term of Council we developed the Transit City Plan to do just that.  For a while it looked like we would lose that opportunity. However, because so many Torontonians spoke up we are now committed to a sound light rail plan. In doing this we join with virtually every major North American and European transit system in providing transit which is fast, attractive, and affordable to parts of the City that currently have bus service only.


I was proud to present a petition from nearly 1000 residents of Ward 14 emphasizing the need to support this approach.   This again is the real story, Torontonian spoke up for building a better city that we can all share in.  I thank you again for all of your hard work.

 

This week we saw the ratification of a new contract with CUPE Local 416 and the City of Toronto.  Members of the union representing the City’s 6,000 outside workers ratified the four year agreement on Monday February 13, 2012 after a tentative agreement was reached last week after a 24-hour labour negotiations session.  Despite the difficult circumstances of the negotiations, I’m grateful that a resolution was found so our outside workers can continue to provide quality services to the people of Toronto.

 

Finally, as we look ahead Friday February 17, 2012, the Executive Committee will be meeting to vote on the sale of over 700 Toronto Community Housing stand-alone units.  TCHC’s scattered houses are an integral part of fighting poverty and inequality in Toronto by creating healthy mixed-income neighbourhoods and fostering diversity, understanding and inclusivity.


While the Mayor’s office continues to pursue his radical agenda against public services, the truth is the 700 plus houses cost $7 million each year to operate, but they generate $8.5 million in annual revenue.  Instead of reinvesting this money into the TCHC and the social fabric which makes Toronto healthy, we see yet another short sighted policy.  We must continue to stand up for a Toronto with vision and integrity as the consequences of senseless actions have very real social, economic and human costs to our community.

 

 

Gord Perks
City Councillor
Ward 14, Parkdale-High Park

 

Toronto Police 11 Division Is Looking For School Crossing Guards

Posted on February 15, 2012


“The Toronto Police Service invites you to apply for the position of School Crossing Guards to work in 11 Division.

 

11 Division is located in the west end of Toronto and is found within these boundaries –

 

–      north boundary – St. Clair Avenue

–      west boundary – Humber River

–      east boundary – Dufferin Street running south to Queen Street West, west along Queen Street West to Roncesvalles Avenue running south to the shoreline

–      south boundary – Toronto shoreline

 

Your main duty will be to ensure that all school-aged children up to including grade six students cross the street safely.  You may as a courtesy assist older children, adults, elderly citizens, the disabled or any other person you feel would benefit from your assistance.

 

The salary for this position is $11.33 per hour, with a 12% travel allowance and 4% vacation pay equal to a total of $13.14 hourly.  Positions are available for either regular shifts or on an on call basis.



Qualifications required:

 

  • Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada.
  • Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Applicants must have the ability to communicate in English.
  • All applicants must pass a vision test.
  • All applicants must provide a Certificate of Fitness from their family physician confirming that they are physically fit to carry out the duties of a crossing guard.
  • Applicants must not have been convicted of a criminal offence for which a pardon has not been obtained. If a pardon was obtained, proof of pardon must be provided.
  • A Security check will be conducted.
  • For information about the school crossing locations available and the hours of work please contact Luisa Brown at 416-808-1235 or 416-808-1061.”

 

Riverdale Farm Community Meeting

Posted on February 15, 2012

“To ensure that we have a broad cross-section of opinions and ideas, we would like to extend the invitation across the city.  As part of the ongoing work to define the future of the Riverdale Farm, the Riverdale Farm Coalition is hosting a visioning session with the public.  The community is invited to join the conversation by telling us your favourite part of the Farm, changes you would like to see, how to encourage more people to visit the Farm, and opportunities for events and programming.

 

Your participation will help the coalition to a long-term strategy that will make the Farm one of Toronto’s great treasures.”

 

LOCATION:       Cabbagetown Youth Centre, 2 Lancaster Avenue (at Parliament Street, behind the Beer Store, north of Winchester Street)

DATE:               Wednesday 15 February

TIME:                6:30 pm

 

 

Second Annual 'Eat For Tibet' Food Festival

Posted on February 15, 2012

 

Come out, eat some delicious food, and learn more about Tibetan culture and Students for a Free Tibet.

This Sunday, February 26th, 2012, from 11am – 4pm, all Tibetan restaurants in Parkdale from 1600 Queen Street West to 1439 Queen Street West (approximately Callender St. to Jameson Ave) will be serving up an array of spicy, sweet, and steamy Tibetan dishes to help Students for a Free Tibet Canada.

To view the flyer please see:  Eat For Tibet Flyer

 

 

Tibetan restaurants participating in this event, and helping fundraise for Students for a Free Tibet Canada are:

Shangrila
1600 Queen Street West

Le Tibet
1526 Queen Street West

Tibet Kitchen
1544 Queen St W

Om Restaurant
1439 Queen St. West

Tsampa Cafe
1528 Queen St. W.

Himalayan Cafe
1500 Queen St. W.

 

 

Second Annual ‘Eat For Tibet’ Food Festival

Posted on February 15, 2012

 

Come out, eat some delicious food, and learn more about Tibetan culture and Students for a Free Tibet.

This Sunday, February 26th, 2012, from 11am – 4pm, all Tibetan restaurants in Parkdale from 1600 Queen Street West to 1439 Queen Street West (approximately Callender St. to Jameson Ave) will be serving up an array of spicy, sweet, and steamy Tibetan dishes to help Students for a Free Tibet Canada.

To view the flyer please see:  Eat For Tibet Flyer

 

 

Tibetan restaurants participating in this event, and helping fundraise for Students for a Free Tibet Canada are:

Shangrila
1600 Queen Street West

Le Tibet
1526 Queen Street West

Tibet Kitchen
1544 Queen St W

Om Restaurant
1439 Queen St. West

Tsampa Cafe
1528 Queen St. W.

Himalayan Cafe
1500 Queen St. W.

 

 

Parkdale Community Crisis Response and Recovery Network (PCCRN)

Posted on February 15, 2012

 

The Parkdale Community Health Centre and the City of Toronto Community Safety Investment Program through the PCCRN want your input.

“The PCCRN is committed to supporting the Parkdale neighborhood in and around times of crisis that have an immediate impact on the Parkdale community in regards to safety, security, health and well being.  The PCCRN wants your input in creating a safer community environment and developing community leaders in the process.

  • Are you interested in being involved in leadership- building in your community?
  • What are specific safety needs in your community?
  • Be a voice for your community
  • Learn to be part of safety initiatives in your neighborhood
  • Be actively involved in your community
  • Share your ideas in a safe space
  • Support positive changes in Parkdale!”

 

If you would like to be involved please see the link for more detail:  PCCRN Flyer

 

 

 

 

February 2012
M T W T F S S
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829  

Archives