Environmental Stewards, the Next Generation, University
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Howard Park Tennis Club, 430 Parkside Drive, Toronto, ON
Dr. Sandy Smith is a professor of Urban Forestry at the University of
Toronto. Her areas of expertise are forest entomology, biological
control, biodiversity indices, and insect behaviour. She will share her
experiences in this developing field as a researcher and a teacher.
We also invite all of our University volunteers to come and discuss the
programs they are currently enrolled in or have recently graduated from.
The Howard Park Tennis Club is at the first light south of Bloor from
Keele. It’s the brown building in the back. Please use the lower entrance.
For more information:
City of Toronto seeks input on proposed regulations for electronic and illuminated signs
The City of Toronto is holding a series of public consultation sessions from February 3 to 12 to gather public input on proposed changes to regulations for electronic and illuminated signs and billboards.
In 2013, the City of Toronto initiated a comprehensive research project that included a planning and design review, an update of traffic safety implications and a poll to assess public opinion in Toronto on electronic and illuminated signs.
Based on the study findings, changes to Toronto’s sign regulations with respect to the location, size, and brightness of electronic and illuminated signs have been proposed, and were introduced at the December 4 meeting of the City’s Planning and Growth Management Committee.
The staff report and background material are available at http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2013.PG29.4
Public consultation is an essential element of this process. All Toronto residents and businesses are encouraged to participate and provide the City with feedback about this important issue. Members of the public are invited to attend one of the workshops for a brief presentation and to speak with City staff to share thoughts and ideas on this subject.
Public consultation sessions will be held from 6:30 to 8:30p.m. on the following dates and include a staff presentation at 7 p.m.:
-Monday, February 3: Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall, Council Chamber
-Tuesday, February 4: York Civic Centre, 2700 Eglinton Ave. W., Council Chamber
-Wednesday, February 5: City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., Council Chamber
-Monday, February 10: East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave., Council Chamber
-Tuesday, February 11: North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Council Chamber
-Wednesday, February 12: Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr., Committee Rooms 1 and 2
The Ontario Place Revitalization Branch would like your feedback.
Your park. Your ideas.
See the proposed design for the new urban park and waterfront trail at Ontario Place! Give your feedback on the newly unveiled concept.
Participate in the online survey and tell them your thoughts on the concept design for the new park and trail. The survey closes on February 21, 2014.
The urban park and waterfront trail marks the first step of revitalization for Ontario Place and is a key part of the new vision that will transform approximately 7.5 acres of the east island into a vibrant green space and waterfront destination.
Help spread the word and post this tweet to your followers:
Share your ideas for a new park and trail at #OntarioPlace and complete the online survey! Deadline is Feb. 21. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OPParkTrail
Are you planning to do some home improvements? You may want to consider also making energy efficient upgrades to your home. To help residents with their home energy improvement project, the City of Toronto has launched a new pilot program called HELP – Home Energy Loan Program.
In Ward 14, homeowners with the postal codes starting with M6P are currently eligible to apply for the program. As this is a pilot program, only certain areas are eligible right now, but the program is expected to open up to more areas in the near future.
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This program is an important step in the City’s plan to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and create a sustainable energy future. Learn more about the City’s Climate Change Action Plan.To learn more about HELP and how to apply for a low interest loan, visit www.livegreentoronto.ca.