Ritchie Ave Parkette – Second Community Meeting – New Date

Posted on November 7, 2012

After having to cancel the previous meeting due to hurricane Sandy, on November 13th, 2012 we will be holding a second meeting to go over some possible opportunities and improvements to Ritchie Parkette (rain or shine). The meeting will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Ritchie Parkette. Councillor Perks, Ray Stukas (Parks Manager) and one of the City’s landscape architects will be on hand.  Subsequently, to get us further alone, PFR has been kind enough to draft some potential landscape design options we can talk about (although additional ideas are more than welcome).




422-430 Roncesvalles, 76 Howard Park – Pre-Application Community Consultation Meeting

Posted on November 7, 2012


Please note the corrected address above: 76 Howard Park Avenue 


On Monday, November 19th, 2012 there will be a pre-application community meeting taking place at Turner & Porter Chapel, 436 Roncesvalles Avenue. 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.


Please 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 version of the notice visit:

422-430 Roncesvalles / 76 Howard Park Pre-Application Community Notice


Roncy Works/Renewed Plant 800 Spring Bulbs

Posted on November 7, 2012




A big thank you to the volunteers who came out from Roncy Works/Roncesvalles Renewed’s Green Team who planted 800 spring bulbs among the 18 planting beds along Roncesvalles! The bulbs were provided by the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, and will provide a brilliant splash of colour on Roncesvalles in the spring.


To learn more about how you can get involved see:  http://roncesvallesrenewed.org

Toronto Public Health launches new Mobile Dental Clinic

Posted on November 7, 2012



Toronto Public Health has officially launched, “the Mobile Dental Clinic (MDC), children 17 years of age and under will have better access to free dental care in Toronto.

‘I can’t emphasize enough the impact dental health has on overall health including nutrition, speech, learning, employment and self-esteem,’ said Dr. David McKeown, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health. “By bringing the clinic directly to the client we are hoping to reach our most vulnerable residents, reduce health inequities and improve the health of our whole population.”

Toronto’s Mobile Dental Clinic is fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and is one component of the Healthy Smiles Ontario (HSO) program. Launched in October 2010, this program provides free dental services to children and youth including regular check-ups, x-rays, fillings and more, to promote and maintain good oral health. Toronto is one of five Ontario public health units that received funding for a MDC.

The Mobile Dental Clinic is a 40-foot customized coach that is fully accessible and is equipped with two dental stations, a sterilization centre and a reception area. The clinic is staffed by a dentist, registered dental hygienist and a certified dental assistant.

The bus will travel throughout Toronto visiting neighbourhoods and community agencies Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to provide free dental care to those who meet eligibility requirements.

More information about the HSO program is available at:

More information on Toronto Public Health’s dental services is available at”






Upcoming TTC Town Hall Meeting

Posted on November 7, 2012



The next public TTC Town Hall meeting will be on November 15th, 2012.  The agenda follows:

City Hall-Council Chambers

  • Date: Thursday, November 15
  • 6:30pm – 7:00pm, One-on-One
  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Town Hall
  • Location: 100 Queen Street West
    (North-west corner of Queen Street West and Bay Street)
    Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
  • Participate via Twitter: #TTCtownhall


To view previous meeting minutes visit:



To view a .pdf version of the flyer see:  Town Hall Invitation


To view the agenda for the meeting please see: Agenda for November 15 2012 Town Hall- City Hall FINAL




November 2012