ROOMING HO– USE REVIEW – Neighbourhood Consultation

Posted on April 1, 2015

Join other community members and stakeholders to discuss how we can improve:

  • Living conditions for rooming house tenants
  • The impact rooming houses have on surrounding communities 

Thursday, April 9th, 2015
Parkdale Library, Auditorium
1303 Queen Street West

 The City of Toronto’s “Rooming House Review – Public Consultation” is a project facilitated by Public Interest.

For further information, or if you are unable to attend but would like to fill out the rooming house survey, please visit

For information on directions to the consultation and locations for parking, or to request translation (48 hour notice required), please contact Sujan Sapkota at 416-531-6235 or

Ward 14 Community Environment Day – April 4, 2015

Posted on April 1, 2015

Please share with your neighbours.

Environment Day Flyer 2015 for April 4th-page-001

Sorauren Park | Along Wabash Ave. | south of Dundas St. W.

Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose
Do your part to create a cleaner, greener and more liveable Toronto.
Bring used or unwanted household items to the Community Environment Day event.


cell phones
small electronics
printers & fax machines
computer components
small TVs
unused medications
fluorescent bulbs
oils, solvents, pesticides
propane tanks
hazardous household waste
inkjet &laser cartridges

Products Available – Fees apply
• Backyard Composter
• Kitchen Container

Pick up for FREE
•Green Bin and Kitchen Container (with proof of new residency in the last 90 days or in exchange for a damaged bin)
• Leaf Compost (limit one cubic metre per household)

Note: You can recycle plastic shopping bags, foam polystyrene, empty paint and empty aerosol cans in your blue bin.

Donate to schools for reuse
• Art supplies (e.g. pencils, markers, crayons, etc.)
• Buttons and keys
• Clipboards, corks and cork boards
• LP records, CDs and cases
• Children’s books
• Costume jewelry including broken/old watches and clocks with hands
• Yarn and dress-up clothing (e.g. costumes, prom dresses, uniforms, etc.)
• 35 mm cameras and equipment

Donated to Goodwill for reuse
• Sporting goods (e.g. skates, hockey equipment, bikes, rackets)
• Books (excluding school/university curriculum books)
• Eyeglasses, walking aids, hearing aids, etc.
• Small household items (e.g. dishes, ornaments, kitchen utensils, artistic drawings, games, etc.)
• Textiles in good condition (e.g. clothing, linens, etc.)
• Non-perishable foods will be donated to a food bank

All donated items must be in very good condition
Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose
Do your part to create a cleaner, greener and more liveable Toronto.


Please do not bring: construction waste, gasoline, garbage, wood, cassette and videotapes, commercial/industrial hazardous waste and scrap metal.

Metro Morning Interview – TCHC Repair Backlog

Posted on April 1, 2015

This morning I spoke with Metro Morning about how Toronto can fix the repair backlog at Toronto Community Housing.

April 2015