On Monday, September 10th, 2012 there will be a pre-application community meeting taking place at Emmanuel Howard Park United Church. The meeting will run from 7:00PM – 9:00 PM.
I have asked the developers to provide a presentation, to answer questions about their development plans, and talk with the community about suggestions or concerns they may have.
Make sure to attend and find out more information. This meeting is a great opportunity to contribute ideas, express concerns and have questions answered by the developers and City planning staff.
To see a .pdf of the event flyer clcik: 383 Sorauren Community Meeting Notice
The Roncesvalles Polish Festival is almost here!
“Every year the Roncesvalles Polish Festival needs a great number of volunteers to keep it running smoothly. It’s easy and fun! We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers for September 2012.”
For more information on how to help out and volunteer at this great event see: http://polishfestival.ca/volunteer
If you would like to learn about road closures and changes for this weekend in the surrounding streets please see: polishfestival.2012.roadclosure
The finalists have been announced for 2012 Toronto Book Awards, and our Ward 14 -Jane’s Walk Roncesvalles – walk leader Andrew J. Borkowski has made the shortlist!
“The City of Toronto, together with the Toronto Public Library, today named the five finalists for the 2012 Toronto Book Awards. Established by Toronto City Council in 1974, the Toronto Book Awards honour authors of books of literary or artistic merit that are evocative of Toronto.
The finalists are:
• Dave Bidini for his biography, Writing Gordon Lightfoot: The Man, the Music, and the World in 1972, published by McClelland & Stewart
• Andrew J. Borkowski for his collection of short stories, Copernicus Avenue, published by Cormorant Books Inc.
• Farzana Doctor for her novel, Six Metres of Pavement, published by Dundurn Press
• Michele Landsberg for her collection of columns, Writing the Revolution, published by Second Story Press
• Suzanne Robertson, for her collection of poetry, Paramita, Little Black, published by Guernica Editions
This year marks the 38th anniversary of the Toronto Book Awards. The annual awards offer $15,000 in prize money. Each finalist will receive $1,000 and the winning author receives the remaining prize money.
“I want to congratulate this year’s Toronto Book Awards finalists” said Mayor Rob Ford. “These wonderful books truly reflect the diverse and unique aspects of our great city.”
“The Toronto Book Awards shortlist is always such an interesting snapshot of our city,”said City Librarian Jane Pyper. “And this year’s mix of genres – poetry, essays, biography, short stories and a novel – also shows what a range of fine writers Toronto boasts. Congratulations to all the finalists.”
The City of Toronto and the Toronto Public Library are inviting Torontonians to “get a new read on Toronto”with many opportunities for the community to embrace and explore this year’s shortlisted books.
The shortlisted authors will read from their books at The Word On The Street book and magazine fair. The event takes place on Sunday, September 23 in the City of Toronto tent at Queen’s Park North. This year, five authors from Diaspora Dialogues will join the program. Diaspora Dialogues supports writing that reflects Toronto’s diverse artistic and literary culture.
The shortlisted authors will also do a reading at the Toronto Public Library’s Yorkville Branch at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3. The winner of the 2012 Toronto Book Awards will be announced on Thursday, October 11 at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library. Members of the public are encouraged to come out and enjoy at the evening awards celebration, hosted by CBC Radio’s Matt Galloway.
The 2012 Toronto Book Awards Committee is made up of volunteer members Michael Booth, Julia Chan, Tina Edan, Diane Spivak, and Kristine Thornley. For more information about the awards, reading events and what the jury members said about the shortlisted books, visit http://www.toronto.ca/book_awards.
Toronto Public Library is the world’s busiest urban public library system. Every year, more than 19 million people visit our branches in neighbourhoods across the city and borrow over 33 million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library, visit our website at http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca or call Answerline at 416-393-7131. For all the latest buzz about the library follow us on Twitter @torontolibrary.”
“EMS units to host community wellness clinic at the CNE on Thursday
Thursday, August 30 is EMS Day at the Canadian National Exhibition. Paramedics and emergency medical dispatchers from Toronto, York, Rama, Durham and Halton Emergency Medical Services, along with Simcoe and Peel Paramedic Services, will host a community wellness clinic on the CNE grounds (at the west corner of the Food Building) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday.
Paramedics will provide blood pressure checks and demonstrate first aid – including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automatic external defibrillator. Emergency medical vehicles will be on display and available for tours.
A parade marking EMS Day at the CNE will start at the Princes’ Gates at 6 p.m., ending at the Ricoh Coliseum.
For all 18 days of the fair, Toronto EMS paramedics are on site providing emergency medical care to visitors.
First-aid clinics are located at the Better Living Centre (northwest corner) and Salon 105, Hall A of the Direct Energy Centre.
At EMS Station 35, located on the CNE grounds at 265 Manitoba Dr., Toronto EMS paramedics and the Downsview Medical Venturers are available daily to speak with visitors and hand out stickers and “tattoos” to children.”
Registration for Fall/Winter 2012-2013 programs begins at 7:00am on the following dates:
- Etobicoke York District – Saturday, September 8
- Scarborough District – Sunday, September 9
- North York District – Tuesday, September 11
- Toronto & East York District – Wednesday, September 12