Education Town Hall – Thursday, January 22

Posted on January 16, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Parkdale Library Auditorium
1303 Queen St. W.
(Queen and Cowan Ave.)
7:00 – 9:00 pm
with MPP Cheri DiNovo
As Parkdale-High Park grows, how is the TDSB adapting
to redevelopment intensification?
TDSB Ward 7 Trustee Robin Pilkey, education critic MPP Peter Tabuns, Krista Wylie with Fix our Schools.

Families and community members living in the catchment areas of Fern Ave. PS, Garden Ave. PS, Howard Jr. PS, Parkdale PS, Queen Victoria PS are encouraged to attend and bring questions on public education issues.

The West Bend Community Association Meeting – January 21st, 2015

Posted on January 14, 2015



(3rd Wednesday of each month September to May)

AGENDA: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 – 7:00 pm

Indian Road Crescent Public School

2nd Floor Staff Room

285 Indian Road Crescent

1.Call to Order: Welcome and Introductions

2.Review and approval of Agenda

3.Review and approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting

4.Business Arising from Previous Minutes

5.Presentation by Parks Dept. staff on the Watkinson Avenue parkette revitalization

6.Guest speaker is our re-elected Ward 14 Councillor Gord Perks

7.Update re Dupont/Dundas/Annette intersection project.

8.Reports of Standing Committees

Putting a Price on Carbon

Posted on January 14, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Isabel Bader Auditorium,
93 Charles Street West,
Victoria College University of Toronto

What’s the best way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while stimulating the economy? Join Stephen Lewis and an expert panel on how to effectively put a price on carbon in Canada.

Two methods are frequently proposed – Cap and Trade and a Carbon Tax. Our Forum Panelists will present the case for each of these methods.

Stephen Lewis, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ryerson University

Nicholas Rivers, Chairholder, Canada Research Chair in Climate and Energy, University of Ottawa
David Robinson, Associate Professor of Economics, Laurentian University
Katie Sullivan, Director, North America and Climate Finance, IETA
Gray Taylor, a leading climate change lawyer working in Toronto

Kristyn Annis, President, Canadians for Clean Prosperity
Lynn McDonald, former Federal Member of Parliament and co-founder of JustEarth

Individual tickets (less than 5) $20 per ticket. Group tickets (5 or more) $10 per ticket.

Sponsored by For Our Grandchildren, Citizens Climate Lobby, School of the Environment – University of Toronto

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Snow Removal Reminder

Posted on January 12, 2015

A word from the City of Toronto’s Transportation Services:

In the central core of the city, property owners are required to clear their sidewalks of snow 12 hours after a storm has taken place.

The City will clear snow from sidewalks on local roads where it is mechanically possible to do so after eight centimetres (five centimetres in January and February) of snow has fallen. If the snowfall is less than eight centimeters, it’s your responsibility to clear the snow.

If you have friends, neighbours or relatives who are seniors (65 years of age +) and are in need of aid for snow removal please contact 311 (or call Councillor Perks office 416 392 7919 or email: for options.

If you need more information about the city’s plans for snow clearing, visit

As soon as the snow begins, Transportation Services sends out its fleet of salt trucks to the expressways and main roads. Local roads and laneways are salted soon after this. When two centimeters of snow has accumulated then plowing will begin on the expressways and, when five centimeters has accumulated, plowing will begin on the main roads. Plowing on the expressways and main roads will continue until the operation is complete.

When the snow stops and if the snow accumulation reaches eight centimeters, local road plowing will begin. Plowing on the local roads is usually completed between 14-16 hours after the snow stops falling. During this time, snow service requests will not be taken by 311.

StreetARToronto's (StART's) 2015 grant program and information sessions

Posted on January 8, 2015

Upcoming information and networking session takes place on:

Date: January 12, 2015
Time: 3 pm-7 pm
Place: The Drake Underground, The Drake Hotel
1150 Queen Street West, (sponsored by the West Queen West BIA)

The presentation will begin at 3:30pm and staff will remain on site until 7pm.

The presentation will be made available online following the event. Attendees can RSVP by email to or on their event page:

Launched in 2012, StreetARToronto (StART), a program of the City’s Transportation Services Division, is an innovative, public-private partnership designed to develop, support, promote and increase awareness of street art and its role in adding beauty and character to neighbourhoods throughout the city. StART is an integral part of the City’s Graffiti Management Plan.

In 2014 StART funded the creation of over 20 high-quality murals and artwork on 8 Bell boxes, transformed 5 underpasses, beautified 36 traffic signal boxes through the ‘Outside the Box’ program, and collaborated with Metrolinx to install the first two of thirteen murals on walls along the new Union-Pearson line. This year’s grant deadline is Friday, March 13, 2015. Join StART at the upcoming information sessions to find out about 2015 programming and how to participate.

Visit for more details.

Additional drop in Q&A sessions at the following locations:


Date: Tuesday Jan 13, 2015
Time: 4 – 6 pm
Place: Montgomery’s Inn
4709 Dundas Street West
Closest major intersection: Dundas West & Islington

North York
Date: Friday January 16, 2015;
Time: 4 – 6 pm
Plabe: North York Central Library
5120 Yonge Street
Closest major intersection: Yonge Street & Sheppard Ave


Date: Wednesday January 28
Time: 4 – 6 pm
Place: Cedarbrae Public Library
545 Markham Road
Closest major intersection: Markham Rd & Lawrence Ave E

The deadline for submission of 2015 grant applications is Friday, March 13, 2015.

January 2015