Planning Study for the West Side of Roncesvalles Ave

Posted on April 5, 2012


The City is holding a Community Consultation meeting where you can learn more about the study, ask questions and share your comments.


Details are as follows:

Date: April 19, 2012

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Place: St. Casimir Parish Hall – 156 Roncesvalles Ave.


This study will look at the need for amendments to the Zoning By-law to permit small-scale retail, service and office uses on those lands on the West side of Roncesvalles Avenue currently designated as Neighbourhoods.

Notification flyers will be distributed to the imediate area next week by City Planning Staff.


Make sure to come out and have your voice heard on the future of Roncesvalles.


For more information please see:  West Roncesvalles Study Meeting Flyer



Dufferin Street Watermain, Road Work and TTC Track Reconstruction

Posted on April 5, 2012



This year from July to December, the City ofToronto Technical Services and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) will undertake major construction work on Dufferin Street from Springhurst Avenue to Queen Street West.


The work will involve; reconstruction of watermain,streetcar tracks, road, curb and sidewalk areas,traffic signals, and streetscape (e.g. construction ofsign wall, tree plantation and banner pole). Work will be scheduled and staged in a manner to minimize disruption to the general traffic and transitservice during summer events (e.g. CNE).


As with all major construction project of this nature, during heavy construction restrictions will beimposed to turning, parking and driving lanes in andaround the work area. Efforts will be made to maintain access to private driveways as best as possible and with minimal inconvenience. Traffic on Dufferin Street will be reduced to one lane northbound through the work zone during track reconstruction. The curb lanes at the King &Dufferin St. and Queen & Dufferin St. intersections will be affected for a period of time duringwatermain and road construction work. No parking will be permitted in the active workzones.


For more information please see:

Dufferin Street – First Public Notice Final

Construction Notice Distribution Area Revised


Clean Toronto Together Program

Posted on April 5, 2012


Warmer weather is coming and with it comes winter debris and litter. It’s spring clean-up time!

The City kicks things off with the interdivisional clean up which features several hundred city staff cleaning up litter, removing graffiti, and hauling away dead trees and branches from City property.

More than 500 staff participate in the clean-up effort.  Three hundred pieces of equipment are involved, including 50 litter vacuums, 45 sweepers, 20 front-end loaders, 50 stake trucks, 11 collection trucks and 60 pickup trucks.


Registration & Collection

The City requires groups and organizations to register starting March 26 through April 18. To register, visit Registration. If the Internet isn’t an option, call 311. Registration allows Solid Waste to provide weekend collection of full GLAD® garbage bags.

– Individuals don’t have to register and are asked, if possible, to add their litter bags to their Garbage Bin for regular garbage collection.

– Schools must register with their respective School Boards, either the Toronto District School Board or the Toronto Catholic District School Board, not with the City or local Councillor.

– Each Board asks students to reuse a plastic grocery-size bag from home to collect their litter.

– Whenever possible, organizations and individuals are asked to put any recyclables collected in their institutional or residential recycling carts and bins.

-The City of Toronto Solid Waste Management Collection staff does not collect any of the items listed in SCHEDULE C TO CH. 844 PROHIBITED WASTE of the TORONTO MUNICIPAL CODE.

Here is the link to the bylaw,




Revised – West Bend Community Association Upcoming Events

Posted on April 5, 2012


If you are a member of the West Bend are please take note of these upcoming events and get involved with this  great community association.

1.   On Sunday, April 22nd at 10:00 AM – Railside Gardens Spring clean-up continues along Dundas St West between Glenlake and Humberside Avenues. Meet at Dundas and Jerome St. Bring work gloves, fan rakes, brooms, pruning shears, spades. Volunteers needed!

2.  On Sunday April 22, 2011 at 10.00 am Edna and Dorval Gardens Spring clean-up. Please come out and lend a hand in pulling weeds, collecting garbage and trimming back old growth.

3.  On May 16th at the West Bend Community Association monthly meeting there will be a presentation by Metrolinx concerning their noise and vibration studies along the Georgetown corridor.


To learn more about the WBCA please visit: West Bend Community Association

Poetry Reading At The Parkdale Public Library

Posted on April 5, 2012

As a part of National Poetry Month, the Canadian Council of the Arts and the League of Canadian Poets will be holding a free poetry readings at the Parkdale Public Library (at Cowan Ave., between Dufferin & Lansdowne).

The Long Dash writing group, will be doing a reading at the Parkdale Library on Wednesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m.

The poets reading include:
Clara Blackwood, Yaqoob Ghaznavi, Merle Nudelman, John Oughton, Mary Lou Soutar-Hynes, Sheila Stewart, Elana Wolff
For more information please see: poetry reading
April 2012