Parkdale Project Read seeks volunteers – Summer 2015 Tutor Training

Posted on May 20, 2015

Parkdale Project Read seeks dedicated volunteers to support Adult Literacy Learners develop their reading and writing skills.

Apply now:


Junction bus stop: Dundas at Jerome

Posted on May 20, 2015

Last week I found out that because of the safety concerns, the TTC decided to remove both northbound and southbound bus stops on Dundas St W. at Jerome St.

I have asked the TTC for a review of the decision to remove the Southbound stop on Dundas Street West at Jerome St. and expect to have their answer within a week’s time.

For a number of years, members of the community have been concerned about the safety of people using the NORTHBOUND stop (the stop on the railway side of Dundas). People have seen a fair amount of jay-walking across Dundas from that stop. Traffic moves fast through that stretch and we were all concerned that this was an accident waiting to happen. Some time ago, I asked the City to consider putting a crosswalk in to make it safer. Transportation staff evaluate proposals like this based on a number of criteria: pedestrian use, automobile use, distance to the nearest crossing, etc..

In December of last year Transportation staff completed that review and found that this intersection did not meet any of the criteria for a crosswalk. TTC staff have since made a decision to remove both bus stops.

So you know, my position is this: I want to keep the southbound stop but the northbound stop poses safety concerns and should be removed.

Thank you to the residents of the West Bend community for contacting my office to voice your concern with removing this southbound bus stop.

I will be sure to follow-up with updates as I receive them.



Doors Open Toronto 2015 – Saturday and Sunday, May 23rd and 24th

Posted on May 20, 2015

The 16th annual Doors Open Toronto returns on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24, offering free and rare access to more than 155 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.

Listed below are the Ward 14 Doors Open Toronto 2015 sites:

  • Joe Rockhead’s Climbing Gym
    • 29 Fraser Avenue
  • Parkdale Activity- Recreation Centre
    • 1499 Queen St. W
  • Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement
    • 6 Noble St.
  • Riwoche Tibetan Buddhist Temple of Toronto
    • 28 Heintzman St. W
  • The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
    • 151 Glenlake Ave.
  • ZoomerMedia’s ZoomerPlex & MZTV Museum
    • 70 Jefferson Ave.

Shout Sister Choir Spring Fundraiser – Wednesday, May 27th

Posted on May 20, 2015

Shout Sister Choir – Toronto South West Choir

Spring Fundraiser Concert to benefit
Emmanuel Howard Park United Church, Lunch Outreach Program

Wednesday May 27, 2015
Emmanuel Howard Park United Church
214 Wright Ave
Tickets $10

Available from choir members or at the door.

For more information, Shout Sister Choir

Shout Sister Concert 2015

May 2015