The Georgetown South (GTS) Project Construction Update (May 23-25)

Posted on May 16, 2014

The Georgetown South (GTS) Project will provide infrastructure improvements to meet existing GO Transit ridership demand and future growth. It will also accommodate the new Union Pearson Express (formerly known as the Air Rail Link) service between Union Station and Pearson International Airport. This project is one of the key elements of The Big Move.

Continuous Weekend Track Work May 23 to 25

What we are doing
• Beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 23
and continuing until Sunday, May 25 at
5:00 p.m. we will be shifting tracks and
testing signals between Bloor GO station
and Dupont Street to complete the
expanded rail corridor for increased transit
service. There is a possibility work may
extend into Sunday night.
• This work can only be done outside of
regular train service.
How this will affect you
• Residents living nearby can expect some
noise associated with construction vehicles,
excavation and from the welding and
re-positioning of tracks.
• During the week leading up to the weekend,
we will be doing some preparatory work that
involves some minor cutting and removal of
rail and signal testing.
• Lights will be used during overnight hours; however, they will be focused away from nearby homes.
• The normal scheduled hours for this project are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., including weekends, as needed.

If you have any concerns during the work, please do not hesitate to contact our 24-hour number at 416-601-3611

Community Environment Day (pdf link)

Voter Look Up

Posted on May 15, 2014

It is important to prepare and maintain accurate and up-to-date electoral information to be used for Municipal and School Board elections.

http://voterlookup.ca is a new online system that allows electors to take an active role in maintaining accurate and up-to-date electoral information through the flexibility of an online service.

Please feel free to share the following video tutorial as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3d8-nJDEvk&feature=youtu.be

Doors Open Toronto 2014

Posted on May 14, 2014

Doors Open Toronto, one of the city’s most popular annual events, provides free access to buildings of architectural, historic, social and cultural significance to a diverse, all-ages audience. Launched in May 2000 by the City of Toronto, this award-winning event has attracted over 2 million visitors.

The theme for 2014 is Secrets and Spirits… Exploring the Mystery Behind the Door, and we strived to find sites which can work within this theme in various ways. Secret spaces and stories exist all over Toronto; from the underground bowling alley in one downtown church to the secret tomb in another. Hidden nooks and crannies in the buildings at the University of Toronto hide hundreds of years of history, and little known ghosts haunt the Distillery.

This year’s event takes place on Saturday and Sunday, May 24th and 25th, 2014.

Doors Open Toronto 2014 awaits you!

Buildings in Ward 14:

  • Gallery 1313 (1313 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1L8)
  • Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centre (220 Cowan Avenue Toronto, M6K 2N6)
  • NAK Design Strategies (421 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2N1)
  • Parkdale Collegiate Institute (209 Jameson Ave, Toronto, ON M6K 2Y3)
  • Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement (6 Noble St, Toronto, ON M6K 2C6)
  • Riwoche Tibetan Buddhist Temple of Toronto (28 Heintzman Street Toronto, Ontario M6P 2J6)
  • Toronto Carpet Factory (77 Mowat, Toronto, ON M6K 3E3)
  • ZoomerPlex (64 Jefferson Ave Toronto, ON M6K 1Y4)

Compost Days – Thursday, May 15 & Saturday, May 17

Posted on May 12, 2014

Additional free compost locations arranged and paid for by Councillor Gord Perks!

• Masaryk Cowan Community Centre – May 15th 3pm-8pm, 220 Cowan Ave.

• Sorauren Park – May 15th 5pm-8pm, Corner of Sorauren Avenue and Wabash Avenue.

• Indian Road Crescent Public School – May 17th 12pm-8pm, 285 Indian Road Crescent (parking lot).

Compost Days – Thursday, May 15 & Saturday, May 17

Posted on May 12, 2014

Additional free compost locations arranged and paid for by Councillor Gord Perks!

• Masaryk Cowan Community Centre – May 15th 3pm-8pm, 220 Cowan Ave.

• Sorauren Park – May 15th 5pm-8pm, Corner of Sorauren Avenue and Wabash Avenue.

• Indian Road Crescent Public School – May 17th 12pm-8pm, 285 Indian Road Crescent (parking lot).

Human Rights Awards Deadline Extended – Monday, May 26

Posted on May 9, 2014

The City of Toronto has extended the deadline for nominations for the 2014 Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards until Monday, May 26, 2014.

William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations
Constance Hamilton Award for Women’s Issues
Aboriginal Affairs Award
Access Award for Disability Issues
Pride Award for LGBT Issues

All recipients must be residents of Toronto, an organization that provides a service for Toronto residents, or a building located in the city serving Torontonians. Nomination forms and more information can be found at http://toronto.ca/civicawards. Recipients will be confirmed by City Council in July, and the awards will be presented at a ceremony in the fall.

248 Dufferin St – Dufferin-King Park Expansion

Posted on May 5, 2014

Please share with your neighbours
On Monday, May 12th Councillor Perks will be hosting the second in a series of Community Consultations regarding the design of the new Dufferin-King Park:
Monday, May 12th
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
 
This meeting will give community members the opportunity to give feedback on potential park design and amenities, your input is wanted.
All are welcome to share their views on the new expanded park.

Hostel Services is working toward opening a new 40 bed transition to housing program that will replace the service currently provided at 248 Dufferin St.
A new site has been secured.
While necessary work takes place, an agreement has been reached with Salvation Army to extend the lease for the temporary women’s shelter until July 30th, 2014.

The demolition of 248/250 Dufferin Street is expected in the fall, 2014.dufferinking

**Rescheduled** HPRA Rain Barrel Fundraising Event – June 7th, 2014

Posted on May 2, 2014

 Due to the weather, the fundraising sale that was initial scheduled for Saturday May 3rd has been rescheduled to Saturday June 7th

 

http://rainbarrel.ca/highparkra/

HPRA rainbarrel fundraising event

The Annual "Hort" Plant Fair – May 31st

Posted on May 2, 2014

The Annual “Hort” Plant Fair advanced its usual date to allow more time for spring to wake up from the long winter: Saturday May 31 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, (and not on Mother’s Day weekend) at Parkdale Public School, Seaforth at Lansdowne Avenue, one block north of Queen Street.

Divided perennials, houseplants, annuals, herbs, vegetable plants from member’s gardens and select area nurseries fill two school gyms.

Save a trip to Humber Nurseries, Connon Nurseries and Urban Harvest. Their plants will be for sale at the Fair.

Celebrated local artisans include Eileen Kwan’s Garden Exuberance with embroidered cards, textured wall hangings, and Clare Scott-Taggart’s Rusty Girl metalwork pieces for gardens.

Green Elephants is a flea market of gardening treasures.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced gardener, you will find expert advice and information on soils, plants, eco-friendly gardening, tree care.

Enjoy a hot drink and fresh baked fare at Hort Cafe.

Support a great cause: community gardens — for sharing food, children’s education, beauty and repose in public spaces.

Come early. Well priced plants go fast!

For more information, see http://www.parkdaletorontohort.com/plant-fair

Contact plantfair@parkdaletorontohort.com to rent a table, or to join the fun as a volunteer. 

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