Toronto Employment & Social Services – Extended Hours

Posted on December 20, 2012

 

 

“To better serve the community and to provide Toronto residents with improved access to our services outside of traditional business hours, we are pleased to announce that effective January 7th, 2013 all Toronto Employment & Social Services locations will be open until 6:00 p.m. two days a week.

Staff will be available during these extended hours to provide a full range of services including assisting residents in our Employment Centres.

For additional information about our locations, hours, services and programs visit toronto.ca/employmentandsocialservices.”

 

Effective January 7th, 2013

Crossways (416) 338-1818 – 2340 Dundas Street West, 3rd Fl

  • Mon, Wed, Fri      8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Tues, Thurs         8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 


High Park / Parkdale (416) 397-7800 – 
1900  Dundas Street West

  • Mon, Wed, Fri         8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Tues, Thurs            8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Toronto Employment & Social Services – Extended Hours

Posted on December 20, 2012

 

 

“To better serve the community and to provide Toronto residents with improved access to our services outside of traditional business hours, we are pleased to announce that effective January 7th, 2013 all Toronto Employment & Social Services locations will be open until 6:00 p.m. two days a week.

Staff will be available during these extended hours to provide a full range of services including assisting residents in our Employment Centres.

For additional information about our locations, hours, services and programs visit toronto.ca/employmentandsocialservices.”

 

Effective January 7th, 2013

Crossways (416) 338-1818 – 2340 Dundas Street West, 3rd Fl

  • Mon, Wed, Fri      8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Tues, Thurs         8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 


High Park / Parkdale (416) 397-7800 – 
1900  Dundas Street West

  • Mon, Wed, Fri         8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Tues, Thurs            8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

2013 Live Green Toronto Awards

Posted on December 20, 2012

 

2013 Live Green Toronto Awards 

The City of Toronto’s Environmental Awards of Excellence recognize the individuals, groups and businesses that are helping to lead the way to a cleaner, greener Toronto.

In 2013, the Awards will be a whole new experience with a new name – the Live Green Toronto Awards – new award categories, video nominations, and an opportunity for you – the public – to vote on the finalists and determine the winners.

Nominations for the all new Live Green Toronto Awards open mid-January. 
Check back on December 1 for more details.

 

 

Each year, the City of Toronto, in partnership with Green Living Enterprises and media and corporate sponsors, recognize individuals, organizations and companies for outstanding environmental leadership.

 

 

 

 

Award categories open for nomination include:

 

 

To learn more about the Live Green Toronto Awards see:

http://www.toronto.ca/greentorontoawards/index.htm

 

 

High Park Nature Centre – Christmas Bird Count for Kids and The Gift of Nature

Posted on December 20, 2012

 

Round up your birding pals and help us count the birds. We will be hiking the trails to find the winter birds who are toughing-it-out this winter including chickadees, nuthatches and cardinals. The data we collect will be submitted and will help bird conservation.

Our indoor introduction will teach you about winter birds we hope to find in High Park, some rare birds you should look for and how to use binoculars. We will then go out to our feeder station to practice our ID skills while tallying the birds at our feeders for FeederWatch. Then we head out onto the trails! Small groups of families will be led by experienced birders to tally all of the birds we can find. We will return to the Nature Centre to compile our tally numbers and warm up.

An all ages family event.

Please bring binoculars and field guides, if you have them!

In partnership with Bird Studies CanadaWild Birds Unlimited and Toronto Ornithological Club

Supported by Toronto Field Naturalists

Meet at:
High Park Nature Centre
440 Parkside Drive
(Parkside Drive & Indian Valley Crescent)

 

 

As a non-profit organization, the High Park Nature Centre relies on donations from people like you!  Every year, donations help us provide environmental programing to students, families, and the greater community.

When you give the Gift of Nature, your donation goes directly toward purchasing the items you select from below.

Give the Gift of Nature on behalf of a loved one and they will receive a personalized e-card from the Nature Centre describing the gift you chose for them.

To donate and see what items you can select please visit:

 http://www.highparknaturecentre.com/gift-of-nature/

 

City of Toronto Launching Public Consultation on Casinos

Posted on December 20, 2012

 REMINDER!

 

 

 

City of Toronto launching public consultation on casinos

The City of Toronto has launched a website as the start of public consultation on the possible establishment of a casino in Toronto. Community open houses for public consultation will start the second week of January.

The website, which includes the consultation plan and links to background reports, and will provide opportunities to comment in January, is available at http://www.toronto.ca/casinoconsultation.

The consultation will gather input, including the public’s views and opinions on a casino generally, on possible locations for a casino, and what the public would like Council to consider when making a decision on this matter. The consultation plan encourages public learning and discussion by providing clear information and questions as well as opportunities to participate online and in person.

The consultation will also include workbooks that will be produced and distributed at public meetings and online, and will provide summary information as well as the same questions as the online feedback form. In addition, there will be community open houses and discussions across the city at various times and days of the week, which will give people opportunities to learn more about the process and issues, talk with City staff, join discussion groups and offer their feedback.

Community discussion locations and times:
• Wednesday, January 9: City Hall Rotunda, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W, 6 to 9 p.m.
• Saturday, January 12: North York Memorial Hall, 5110 Yonge St., 1 to 4 p.m.
• Monday, January 14: Etobicoke Olympium Gymnasium, 590 Rathburn Rd., 6 to 9 p.m.
• Thursday, January 17: Scarborough Civic Centre Rotunda, 150 Borough Dr., 6 to 9 p.m.
• Saturday, January 19: Bluma Appel Salon at Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., 1 to 4 p.m.

All Torontonians – whether they attend a community discussion or not – are encouraged to fill out the online feedback form when available in January. A report on the public’s comments will be made available online after the consultation is complete and provided to City Manager Joe Pennachetti to assist in the preparation of his report to Toronto’s Executive Committee in March 2013.

The City Manager will consider the findings of the public consultations in preparing a report on the matter of a possible casino. The City’s Executive Committee is expected to consider the report in March. In November, the Executive Committee requested that the City Manager seek the public’s input on the establishment of a new casino in Toronto.

 

All Torontonians – whether they attend a community discussion or not – are encouraged to fill out the online feedback form at https://surveys.dpra.com/casino/CasinoSurvey.aspx

 

Sorauren Park Town Square Fundraising Campaign

Posted on December 20, 2012

 

 

 

Looking for a unique gift idea, don’t forget about the Sorauren Park Town Square Project fundraising campaign.

“The new Town Square in Sorauren Park will bring the derelict space between the Fieldhouse and the old linseed factory back to life for community use. Help tear down the fence to expand the park!

The Town Square will be home for an expanded Farmers’ Market, for festivals and concerts, for picnics and gatherings, exhibitions and performances. It will feature a new community bake oven and community sinks for events. It will include a stage area for performing art. New benches, picnic tables, gardens, trees and landscaping will make it a true gathering place for the community.

 

FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN:

You can help build the Town Square. Purchase a Paver as a great gift for loved ones.

All donations over $10 receive a tax deductible charitable receipt. For donations over $100, your designated name will be recognized on the virtual Donor Wall and on a permanent donor wall to be erected at the Square.

The new community “Purchase A Paver”campaign is based on the successful Fieldhouse “Buy A Brick”campaign supported by generous families, individuals, businesses, foundations, politicians and many organizations. Our $75,000 goal will leverage another $75,000 from Livegreen Toronto… every dollar counts more than ever!

You can donate online through our partnership with the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation. Or click here to download the donation form to pay by cheque.

While the property is owned by the City of Toronto, and Parks, Forestry and Recreation will contribute to its development as part of the capital plan, the non-profit Wabash Building Society has committed to raising approximately half of the funds needed.

The WBS fundraising campaign will also target foundations, corporations, businesses and other sources. If you represent an organization that would like to contribute (for example, funding the pizza/bake oven or bike racks, etc.), please contact us directly.”

 

To Learn more of just find out what is happening at Sorauren Park see:

 http://soraurenpark.wordpress.com/

 

To get involved or discover more information about the Wabash Building Society see:

http://wabashbuildingsociety.wordpress.com/

 

Toronto’s Annual Christmas Choral Concert

Posted on December 19, 2012

 

 

Toronto’s annual Christmas Choral Concert

The City of Toronto invites the public to celebrate the season on Friday, December 21 with the annual Christmas Choral Celebration. This year’s event will be hosted by Citytv’s Gord Martineau and will include performances by All the King’s Voices, Toronto Beaches Children’s Chorus and Toronto Mass Choir. Musical accompaniment will be provided by the Tower Brass and organist James Bourne.

Date: Friday, December 21
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Rotunda, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

The concert will last approximately one hour and will conclude with a visit from Santa. Sign language interpretation will be provided. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/choralconcert.htm

 

High Park Zoo Christmas Gift

Posted on December 13, 2012

 

 

 If you would like to volunteer for the event or just find out more about the friends of high park zoo please see:  http://www.highparkzoo.ca/index.php

 

“The High Park Zoo is a popular year-round destination that has been a highlight for visitors to High Park Park for 112 years. The Zoo is free to the public and attracts over 100,000 visitors each year.”

Just How Busy Are Toronto's Public Libraries?

Posted on December 13, 2012

 

 

So much more than simply a library, take a look at some of the amazing programs the TPL has at:

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/

 

 

To read the report where the above infographic came from please see:

http://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/Ontario%20Office/2012/11/Great_Equalizer.pdf

 

 

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