GO Transit Georgetown South Project Rail Access – Construction on Sterling

Posted on January 24, 2014

The work is happening just outside of our ward but some residents may hear some of the noise.


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Ontario Place Park and Trail Survey

Posted on January 24, 2014

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

You can also join the conversation using the hashtag #OntarioPlace or follow @ExploreON.


HELP Pilot Program Kicks Off in M6P Postal Area

Posted on January 24, 2014

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.

Neighbourhood Eligible postal code
Junction M6P

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.




Toronto Youth Equity Strategy

Posted on January 20, 2014

The Toronto Youth Equity Strategy was developed with contributions from Toronto youth. These creative works are intended to help readers understand the experiences of Toronto youth most vulnerable to involvement in violence and crime.  The Toronto Youth Equity Strategy identified 28 key issues that the Strategy must address. 



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

January 2014