New Infrastructure Projects Planned for 2014 and 2015 on City's website

Posted on March 26, 2014

The website of the Major Capital Infrastructure Coordination Office (www.toronto.ca/mcic) has been expanded to show the location and type of infrastructure that is planned for construction in 2014 and 2015.  New water, sewer, transit and transportation projects are illustrated, as well as work that will be performed by utility companies and other City divisions and external agencies.

 

The MCIC website also provides a new tool that generates a printable list of infrastructure projects in each ward of the City. The ward list presents major projects that are planned for construction in 2014, and is being expanded to include similar information for 2015.

 

These tools are used to improve the transparency of infrastructure planning in the City, which has contributed to more efficient capital expenditures and reduced inconvenience to the public.

 

The City has another site, www.toronto.ca/torontostreets, which contains details on emergency and short term closures as well as special events.

New Infrastructure Projects Planned for 2014 and 2015 on City’s website

Posted on March 26, 2014

The website of the Major Capital Infrastructure Coordination Office (www.toronto.ca/mcic) has been expanded to show the location and type of infrastructure that is planned for construction in 2014 and 2015.  New water, sewer, transit and transportation projects are illustrated, as well as work that will be performed by utility companies and other City divisions and external agencies.

 

The MCIC website also provides a new tool that generates a printable list of infrastructure projects in each ward of the City. The ward list presents major projects that are planned for construction in 2014, and is being expanded to include similar information for 2015.

 

These tools are used to improve the transparency of infrastructure planning in the City, which has contributed to more efficient capital expenditures and reduced inconvenience to the public.

 

The City has another site, www.toronto.ca/torontostreets, which contains details on emergency and short term closures as well as special events.

2376 Dundas West [OMB Decision]

Posted on March 26, 2014

The OMB decision on 2376 Dundas Street West, attached, was issued on March 19, 2014.

In summary, the Board has allowed for an 8 storey mid-rise building along Dundas Street West with a 23 storey component at the rear of the site.

The Board concluded that the size and location of the site in proximity to the transit facilities justified the height and density of residential units sought by the applicant.

The Board accepted the appellant’s position that it would not be a precedent “because the subject property is unlike any other site in the area due to its size, its location well removed and buffered from any other neighbourhood (unlike the Giraffe site), its direct connectivity to the Metrolinx and TTC stations, its designation as a Mobility Hub”.

The Board did impose those Section 37 matters that had been offered by the appellant and which are set out in Appendix 1 to the form of zoning by-law attached to the Board’s order, which all relate to the TTC/Metrolinx connection and drop-off.

Community members were very engaged in the process to find an acceptable proposal at this site and I am sure will be disappointed with this decision.

I particularly want to thank those community members who worked to engage their neighbours and came to the OMB to share their vision for reasonable development. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to our community.

Gord

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For the full document on the OMB decision, please click here .

2376 Dundas West [OMB Decision]

Posted on March 26, 2014

The OMB decision on 2376 Dundas Street West, attached, was issued on March 19, 2014.

In summary, the Board has allowed for an 8 storey mid-rise building along Dundas Street West with a 23 storey component at the rear of the site.

The Board concluded that the size and location of the site in proximity to the transit facilities justified the height and density of residential units sought by the applicant.

The Board accepted the appellant’s position that it would not be a precedent “because the subject property is unlike any other site in the area due to its size, its location well removed and buffered from any other neighbourhood (unlike the Giraffe site), its direct connectivity to the Metrolinx and TTC stations, its designation as a Mobility Hub”.

The Board did impose those Section 37 matters that had been offered by the appellant and which are set out in Appendix 1 to the form of zoning by-law attached to the Board’s order, which all relate to the TTC/Metrolinx connection and drop-off.

Community members were very engaged in the process to find an acceptable proposal at this site and I am sure will be disappointed with this decision.

I particularly want to thank those community members who worked to engage their neighbours and came to the OMB to share their vision for reasonable development. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to our community.

Gord

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For the full document on the OMB decision, please click here .

Join Councillor Perks during Roncy's Annual Earth Hour Walk!

Posted on March 26, 2014

Please come out for Roncy’s Annual Earth Hour Walk!
Saturday, March 29th 8:20 p.m. gather
 
Peace Garden to Grafton Park
Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto
Bring Your Own Candle, Bring a Friend, Show Community Spirit
 
Earth Hour is a global symbolic gesture – your presence represents your support.
 
Post and Pass this message along
watch videos of previous years by clicking link above!

Join Councillor Perks during Roncy’s Annual Earth Hour Walk!

Posted on March 26, 2014

Please come out for Roncy’s Annual Earth Hour Walk!
Saturday, March 29th 8:20 p.m. gather
 
Peace Garden to Grafton Park
Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto
Bring Your Own Candle, Bring a Friend, Show Community Spirit
 
Earth Hour is a global symbolic gesture – your presence represents your support.
 
Post and Pass this message along
watch videos of previous years by clicking link above!

Toronto residents asked to prepare remaining wood debris from ice storm for collection with leaf and yard waste

Posted on March 26, 2014

With the onset of spring, the melting snow will reveal bits and pieces of wood debris generated by the December ice storm. Inaccessible until now, this remaining material will be dealt with through the City of Toronto’s leaf and yard waste regular biweekly collection that began March 11.

Residents, in accordance with their local collection calendars, may set their leaf and yard waste out on their regularly scheduled garbage day. Any leftover ice storm wood debris will be removed by these regular leaf and yard waste collection crews, provided the material is set out correctly by 7 a.m. on pickup day.

The diameter of branches must not be larger than 7.5 centimetres (3 inches). For limbs, trunks and stumps that exceed this accepted size, residents must make arrangements with a private company specializing in handling this type of waste. For City collection, branches must be put out in small bundles no longer than 1.2 metres (4 feet) in length and 0.6 metres (2 feet) in width. The maximum height for yard waste containers is 95 centimetres (37 inches) and each container cannot weigh more than 20 kilograms (40 pounds). Kraft paper bags are acceptable containers. The City will not pick up yard waste set out in plastic bags or cardboard boxes.

If residents see large fallen limbs from public trees located on public property, they may call 311 to report it. Residents may also continue to report to 311 fallen or hanging limbs that are potential hazards on the streets and in parks. Appropriate action will be taken to remove them.

The multi-divisional team responsible for removing ice storm wood debris completed cleaning up the streets on January 30 and the removal of fallen wood debris in City parks was finished on February 24. Crews responded to service requests initiated by calls to 311 made in early February by picking up reported leftover street wood debris. Residents were informed at that time that any tree debris not reported to 311 by February 3 would be picked up when the City begins leaf and yard waste collection on March 11.

Concerned about Payday Lenders? MPP Cheri DiNovo to host a forum on Payday Lending

Posted on March 26, 2014

 

 

Concerned about Payday Lenders?

 

Please Join MPP Cheri DiNovo for a Forum on Payday Loans

 

When: April 3rd, 2014; 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Where: May Robinson Apartments, 20 West Lodge Avenue, Parkdale, Toronto ON M6K 2T2

 

Who: Special Guests include speakers from PARC, ACORN and Nicole Biros, LLM

Local community agencies will also be present.

Panel discussion will be moderated by Cheri DiNovo, MPP for Parkdale – High Park.

 

What:

ñ Information about payday lenders

ñ The rights of borrowers

ñ Understanding interest rates and hidden fees

ñ Learn about alternatives to high-cost loans

ñ Learn about financial experts you can speak with to get advice

ñ Listen to what Cheri has been working on in this area

 

All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

 

For more information, please contact our constituency office: (416) 763-5630.

 

Kindly circulate this email to your mailing lists. Poster for the event will be sent soon.

 

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/832494726780231/?ref=22

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