2013/2014 Newsletter

Posted on January 17, 2014

Here is the electronic copy of the newsletter, which you should have received earlier this month. Feel free to share.

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Toronto and East York Community Council January 15th, 2014 – Ward 14 Decisions available –

Posted on January 17, 2014

Final Report – City-Initiated Study for the West Side of Roncesvalles Avenue, Between Marmaduke Street and Marion Street


Installation/Removal of On-Street Accessible Parking Spaces


Endorsement of Events for Liquor Licensing Purposes

A message from Gord on West Queen West Planning Study

Posted on January 17, 2014

The West Queen West Planning Study will begin in early 2014, with public meetings taking place in the first half of the year. Planning staff have begun mapping out the meeting and reporting schedule.

City Planning staff will review the policy context, built-form and heritage value of the properties on Queen Street West between Bathurst Street and Roncesvalles Avenue.

I have heard from many community members that protection of the heritage values and character of Queen Street West remains a priority as we welcome change to this street. The study will involve public consultation to clarify what defines the street character and to develop a community vision for the future. Transit capacity and parking supply will also be reviewed.

A series of public meetings and draft reports will take approximately a year to complete. It anticipated that a final report should be ready at some time in 2015.

I will certainly keep the community updated.


City Of Toronto Funding Announcement: 2 Additional Programs

Posted on January 17, 2014

Since our last post about upcoming City of Toronto Investment Funding deadlines, two more programs have been released –A Access, Equity, Human Rights (AEHR) and Community Safety.


. All Investment programs are open to eligible applicants with project proposals that support the program goals.

What’s new for 2014?

  • The application process has been further streamlined to ensure that the information requested informs the decision making without placing unnecessary administrative burden on applicants.


  • Requests for program enhancements, developments and/or expansions to existing programs and for new project requests are encouraged. While funding is time-limited, the activities may continue after funding has ended.


  • However, an organization’s ongoing operating costs remain ineligible for funding.

Application Information and Deadlines:


Program Deadline
Access, Equity and Human Rights (AEHR) Wednesday February 19, 2014 4:00pm
Community Safety Wednesday February 26, 2014 4:00pm


Detailed guidelines and application information can be found on the web site by clicking here.


All applications will be submitted on-line through the Corporate Grants Information System (CGIS). Applicants must complete a short survey to register for access to the on-line system, and support is provided to users to explain how to use the system.  More information can be found on the website and in the program guidelines.


If you have questions or wish to discuss your initiative, please feel free to contact one of the Agency Review Officers listed below, or email cgis@toronto.ca.


Kin Wah Siu – 416.392.9207

Oleg Segin – 416.392.0102

Laurie O’Dell – 416.392.8527

Augusto Mathias – 416.392.1087

Suzanne Paes – 416.392.9271

Youth in Policing Initiative

Posted on January 17, 2014


Youth In Policing Initiative

The Toronto Police Service (TPS), in collaboration with the Toronto Police Services Board and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, is now accepting applications for the 2014 Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI) Summer Program. We need your help in spreading the word to all eligible candidates!


On February 14, 2006, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) announced that the Ontario Government would be funding various youth opportunity initiatives, as part of the government’s new strategy to address the growing needs of our youth. Part of that strategy, was and is a partnership with the Toronto Police Services Board, the Toronto Police Service, and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to hire 150 youth for the summer. In 2012, the Youth in Policing Initiative Afterschool program was created in recognition of the importance of providing support and employment opportunities for young people all year round. The Youth in Policing Initiative is now considered a yearlong program, which runs from January to April, July to August, and from September to December.


This Summer employment initiative focuses on diverse youth between the ages of 15 to 18 residing in the Priority Identified Neighbourhoods within the City of Toronto. The Toronto Police Service is seeking to employ 150 youth from June 30th to August 22nd to work with our members in the 17 Police Divisions and various units within the Service. The core responsibilities include; working together with members of the Community Response Unit to assist with community events, crime prevention, community outreach initiatives and administrative duties. Youth will also have the opportunity to see the daily police operations from an internal perspective, interact with police officers on a personal level, gain hands on job experience and be able to familiarize themselves with the roles and responsibilities of being a Toronto Police Service employee.


The Youth in Policing Initiative Summer Program is a unique opportunity that should not be missed! If you know or work with youth between the ages of 15-18, who reside in one of the priority identified neighbourhoods, legally eligible to work in Canada, and who may be interested in working with the Toronto Police Service throughout the summer, please encourage them to apply.


Recruiting efforts will run for a period of four weeks commencing on January 13th, 2014 and ending on February 7th, 2014. A link to the application will only be available online at http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/yipi/ For more information on this program, please visit the Youth in Policing Initiative site or see the attached job poster.


Please note that the deadline to submit online applications is Friday, February 7th 2014. If you have any questions, please be sure to contact us by e-mail at yipi@torontopolice.on.ca You can also contact us by phone at 416-808-7293 or 416-808-7108.


Thank you in advance for your help in spreading the word,

Housing Roundtable Invitation – Tuesday, January 28, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Posted on January 17, 2014

Housing Roundtable on Tuesday January 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Toronto Reference Library, Novella Room.


Please join supporters as we share plans for 2014 and join in the Federation of Canadian Municipalities “Fix the Housing Crunch” campaign.


This is an opportunity for your organization to assist in advocacy.


Please find attached your invitation with further details and how to register.


We look forward to your participation in the Roundtable on January 28.


RSVP: Nicole Stewart, nstewar@toronto.ca or 416-392-4223 by Wednesday January 22
Space is limited. Please let us know if you have any special requirements.

January 2014