2nd Annual Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Sale & Festival on Saturday April 26th

Posted on April 21, 2014

 

 

The Parkdale Village BIA is delighted to announce the 2nd Annual Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Sale & Festival on Saturday April 26th 10am-6pm!

Put on your best sneakers, grab a friend and take a stroll down Parkdale Village’s Queen Street West this Spring for a day filled with free kids activities, sidewalk sale, giveaways, buskers & so much more!

Poster - Spring into ParkdaleSidewalk Sale & Festival - 2014

Sorauren and Charles G. Williams Park: Clean Toronto Together – Saturday April 26

Posted on April 21, 2014

Clean TOronto Together

 

With spring finally here, it’s time to pitch in and keep Sorauren Avenue Park & Charles G. Williams Park clean.  Gather your family, friends and neighbours to help on Saturday April 26 at 10 a.m. GLAD bags and gloves will be provided. Working together we can keep our parks litter free. For more information about the City’s Clean Toronto Together campaign, visit www.toronto.ca/cleantoronto

 

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2014 Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI)

Posted on April 18, 2014

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) After-School Fall Program.

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 After-School 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 63 youth from August 25, 2014 to December 19, 2014 to work with their members in the 17 Police Divisions 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.

If you know and/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 three weeks commencing on April 10th, 2014 and ending on April 30th, 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.

Please note that the deadline to submit online applications is Wednesday, April 30th, 2014. If you have any questions, please be sure to contact YIPI by e-mail at yipi@torontopolice.on.ca You can also contact YIPI by phone at 416-808-7293 or 416-808-7108.

Last Day to Apply for TTC Riders' Board/TTC Riders AGM

Posted on April 17, 2014

Want to become a board member of the most exciting public transit organization in Toronto?

TTCriders is looking for energetic transit advocates to join our Board of Directors at a significant time in the history of the organization.  Apply before April 19th here.

About the Board Position

TTCriders’ Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of TTCriders. The board’s responsibilities include fundraising, financial management, membership recruitment, upholding our vision for better transit and more affordable fares, establishing committees, assigning budgets, organizational development, and more.

Board members govern the organization for two years. All members of our board must be dues-paying members of TTCriders, at least 18 years of age, and not have a bankruptcy that is undischarged. Board members must attend regular meetings, and are encouraged to sit on another committee in addition to the board (such as our Campaigns Committee). In total, members are expected to contribute approximately 10-12 hours a month to TTCriders.

We are looking for candidates who reflect the diversity of TTC riders and will strive to have at least one representative from the following regions: Toronto/East York, Etobicoke/York, North York, and Scarborough. In addition, we are hoping to represent each following categories of members: WheelTrans user/Person with a disability, student, senior, and person on social assistance. If board members are representing a group, they must make it transparent from the outset.

If you have the financial and/or accounting experience to be the board’s Treasurer, please specify in your application.

Application Process

Applications are due by April 19, 2014. Apply online.

  • A nominating committee will conduct phone interviews with candidates between April 22 and April 25.
  • All candidates selected by the nominating committee must be endorsed by the current TTCriders’ Board, and elected by members at TTCriders’ Annual General Meeting on May 10, 2014 (stay tuned for further details regarding our AGM)
  • All candidates will be notified of the nominating committee’s decision.

Questions? info@ttcriders.ca.

We look forward to reading your application.

Join us for TTCriders’ Annual General Meeting – May 10, 2014

TTCriders will be having our first Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 10th 2014 from 1pm to 4pm at the United Steelworkers Hall (25 Cecil Street). The Annual General Meeting will be an opportunity for members of TTCriders to:

  • Hear about successes and campaigns of the past year
  • Vote for the new Board of Directors
  • Vote on our first by-law, which sets out how TTCriders is governed
  • Receive an update on the financial health of the organization
  • Learn how you can get more involved!

Please register for our Annual General Meeting by sending a confirmation of your attendance to:info@ttcriders.ca before May 3, 2014.

Has your membership expired?. Our on-going advocacy efforts aren’t possible without you. Renew your membership here!

The agenda and candidates for the Board of Directors will be emailed one week before the Annual General Meeting to all members.

TTCriders Annual General Meeting

Date: Saturday, May 10th

Time: 1pm to 4pm

Location: United Steelworkers Hall

25 Cecil Street

Toronto, ON

M5T 1N1

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

The space is wheelchair accessible.

Last Day to Apply for TTC Riders’ Board/TTC Riders AGM

Posted on April 17, 2014

Want to become a board member of the most exciting public transit organization in Toronto?

TTCriders is looking for energetic transit advocates to join our Board of Directors at a significant time in the history of the organization.  Apply before April 19th here.

About the Board Position

TTCriders’ Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of TTCriders. The board’s responsibilities include fundraising, financial management, membership recruitment, upholding our vision for better transit and more affordable fares, establishing committees, assigning budgets, organizational development, and more.

Board members govern the organization for two years. All members of our board must be dues-paying members of TTCriders, at least 18 years of age, and not have a bankruptcy that is undischarged. Board members must attend regular meetings, and are encouraged to sit on another committee in addition to the board (such as our Campaigns Committee). In total, members are expected to contribute approximately 10-12 hours a month to TTCriders.

We are looking for candidates who reflect the diversity of TTC riders and will strive to have at least one representative from the following regions: Toronto/East York, Etobicoke/York, North York, and Scarborough. In addition, we are hoping to represent each following categories of members: WheelTrans user/Person with a disability, student, senior, and person on social assistance. If board members are representing a group, they must make it transparent from the outset.

If you have the financial and/or accounting experience to be the board’s Treasurer, please specify in your application.

Application Process

Applications are due by April 19, 2014. Apply online.

  • A nominating committee will conduct phone interviews with candidates between April 22 and April 25.
  • All candidates selected by the nominating committee must be endorsed by the current TTCriders’ Board, and elected by members at TTCriders’ Annual General Meeting on May 10, 2014 (stay tuned for further details regarding our AGM)
  • All candidates will be notified of the nominating committee’s decision.

Questions? info@ttcriders.ca.

We look forward to reading your application.

Join us for TTCriders’ Annual General Meeting – May 10, 2014

TTCriders will be having our first Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 10th 2014 from 1pm to 4pm at the United Steelworkers Hall (25 Cecil Street). The Annual General Meeting will be an opportunity for members of TTCriders to:

  • Hear about successes and campaigns of the past year
  • Vote for the new Board of Directors
  • Vote on our first by-law, which sets out how TTCriders is governed
  • Receive an update on the financial health of the organization
  • Learn how you can get more involved!

Please register for our Annual General Meeting by sending a confirmation of your attendance to:info@ttcriders.ca before May 3, 2014.

Has your membership expired?. Our on-going advocacy efforts aren’t possible without you. Renew your membership here!

The agenda and candidates for the Board of Directors will be emailed one week before the Annual General Meeting to all members.

TTCriders Annual General Meeting

Date: Saturday, May 10th

Time: 1pm to 4pm

Location: United Steelworkers Hall

25 Cecil Street

Toronto, ON

M5T 1N1

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

The space is wheelchair accessible.

Last Night's Tenant Information Townhall

Posted on April 17, 2014

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If you missed last night’s Tenant Information Townhall, some of last night’s discussion has been Storified here: https://storify.com/tohousing-tenant-information-townhall-parkdale

Special thanks to Parkdale Tenants Association, The Federation of Metro Tenants’ Association, Parkdale Community Legal Services, City Staff, MPP Cheri DiNovo, MP Peggy Nash and most importantly the residents who shared their stories and experiences.

Look forward to working with you in helping to organize your buildings and community.

As requested, our office will be organizing a follow up meeting soon.

In the meantime, my office is available to help.

 

Last Night’s Tenant Information Townhall

Posted on April 17, 2014

tenanttownhalllive

If you missed last night’s Tenant Information Townhall, some of last night’s discussion has been Storified here: https://storify.com/tohousing-tenant-information-townhall-parkdale

Special thanks to Parkdale Tenants Association, The Federation of Metro Tenants’ Association, Parkdale Community Legal Services, City Staff, MPP Cheri DiNovo, MP Peggy Nash and most importantly the residents who shared their stories and experiences.

Look forward to working with you in helping to organize your buildings and community.

As requested, our office will be organizing a follow up meeting soon.

In the meantime, my office is available to help.

 

One Sweet Day – Sierra Club Foundation

Posted on April 17, 2014

On Saturday, April 19th, from 10:30 a.m to 4 p.m., at the Sorauren Park Fieldhouse (50 Wabash Ave.), Sierra Club Canada Foundation is hosting an Earth Day Fair, “One Sweet Day”! We will welcome spring and educate the community about the risks our honey bees and other pollinators are facing due to a new generation of pesticides. Throughout the day we’ve planned are fun activities for the kids, and at 1 p.m. children’s musical performer Nancy Kopman will join us. Some fantastic environmentally friendly vendors will also be there. Along with a silent auction, Sierra Club will be offering for sale rain barrels to help you make wise use of water resources. For more information see http://ontario.sierraclub.ca/en/blog/guest/one-sweet-day-family-fun-event-april-19th or look up “One Sweet Day” on Facebook.
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Keep Toronto Reading

Posted on April 16, 2014

Wednesday, April 23 6:45-8:00 p.m.

     High Park Library

     228 Roncesvalles Ave.

   416.393.7671

In celebration of Keep Toronto Reading month, the High Park Library will be hosting a program entitled:

Writing About War
: Non-Fiction @ 6:45 pm on Wed. April 23, 2014

Free and open to all! Would you mind listing this on Gord’s Blog/Website sometime closer to the 23rd?

Join award-winning journalists Brian Stewart & Ayub Nuri as they explore their experience of writing about war with Toronto Star journalist Oakland Ross.

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT155708&R=EVT155708

For more details about Keep Toronto Reading:

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/ktr/

 

Community Environment Day: Saturday, April 19, 2014

Posted on April 14, 2014

The City of Toronto’s annual Community Environment Day will be this Saturday, April 19th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Sorauren Park, along Wabash Ave.

There will be free compost available and we encourage you to bring your used or unwanted household items to the event for reuse, recycling or safe disposal.

Please see the flyer below for more details.

Community Environment Day (pdf link)

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