Environmental Educator – Urban Agriculture Student Summer Job Position

Posted on May 28, 2015

Job Description

The Environmental Educator will work with Greenest City’s staff and volunteers to operate the weekly Parkdale Community Good Food Market and support a positive and productive growing season by supporting volunteers in Greenest City’s three existing gardens, and 2 new gardens! The position involves both regular garden maintenance activities and organic gardening education for community gardeners of all ages and levels of experience.

Application deadline: Friday June 5, 2015 at 12pm (noon) EST

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Environmental Educator – Urban Agriculture summer student 2015

Development at 422-430 Roncesvalles Ave

Posted on May 28, 2015

Friends,

As you may already know, a pre-application meeting for the development at 422-430 Roncesvalles Avenue and 76 Howard Park Avenue was held on Tuesday April 7th, 2015.

The meeting was suggested by Councillor Perks to allow the developer to review their proposed plans with the community and to hear the community’s comments and concerns with the development of this site.

During the meeting the developer showed plans for an 8-storey brick residential building with ground floor retail. The entrance/exit is proposed off of Howard Park Avenue. The underground portion would accommodate parking for 90 spaces and loading /unloading facilities.

The community raised concerns about the height of the building, the impact of shadow on neighbouring properties, the route for garbage and service trucks, and noise from vents. General concerns about the impact of the development on area traffic and on parking spaces in the area were also raised.

There were also specific concerns raised about the impact of the proposed development on back lots of Roncesvalles Avenue properties. The developer has agreed to meet with those property owners separately.

Councillor Perks shared his concern that the proposal does not respect the guideline for height of mid-rise buildings on an Avenue with a character designation.

The applicant has now heard from the community and they have asked for some time to review community comments before they proceed. The formal application to the City has not yet been filed. To view the presentation from the pre-application community meeting, visit: https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.51/1kc.086.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/422-430RoncesvallesPublicMeetingPresentation.pdf.

Please feel free to contact our office if you require any further information or wish to comment.

Sincerely,
GordSignature

Gord

FMTA Tenant Assembly – Saturday, June 6th 2PM

Posted on May 28, 2015

This years assembly will extend an invitation to all our Tenant Association members and friends to come out and discuss how to affect polticial change!  A number of City Councillors have also been invited.

The assembly will be a discussion for issues that affect tenants in all of Ontario, including issues unique to our tenant association members.  We’re looking to make plans of action to get the rights tenants deserve.  Less talk, more rock!

Bring your tenant issues and we will collaborate on how we can position ourselves with the politicians who make decisions on our behalf.

Find out what the Federation has done in 2014/15 as well as what we’ve got planned for 2015/16.

All active members of the FMTA are welcome to attend the AGM, while all tenant advocates are able to attend the tenant assembly!

Hope to see you there!

If you have any questions, please email fmta@torontotenants.orgposter colour

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