High Park Stewards – Sunday, August 23rd

Posted on August 19, 2015

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High Park Restoration Site Maintenance

Sunday, August 23, 2015, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Grenadier Restaurant, Colbourne Lodge Drive and Centre Road, Toronto, ON

Maintenance, aka “weeding,” is as important as planting and equally rewarding. Once the weeds are removed, the native plants have room to grow, display their beauty, and provide food and shelter for wildlife.

Meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30 am, and we will direct you to the site. Tools, vests, and gloves will be provided.

For more information:

http://www.highparknature.org/wiki/wiki.php?n=VolunteerOpportunities.VolunteerStewardship

Gardiner Expressway Construction Resumes

Posted on August 19, 2015

Gardiner Expressway construction work resumes August 19

The work to replace the deck on the Gardiner Expressway, from Strachan Avenue to just west of Bathurst Street, resumes August 19.

While this work is taking place, two lanes of traffic in each direction will be open. The work is expected to be completed October 31, 2016.

While this work is taking place, the City is taking steps to minimize disruption to the travelling public, including implementing traffic signal timing changes to enhance traffic flow on nearby routes and working to plan improved co-ordination and response to incidents on the Gardiner Expressway

In addition, the daily closure of the westbound ramp from Jameson Avenue to the Gardiner Expressway will be temporarily suspended during the construction period.   When the construction work is completed, the normal closure on weekdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. will be reinstated in order to enhance driver safety and reduce congestion.

Drivers who use this route should consider options such as carpooling, taking transit, cycling to work, or travelling outside the usual rush hours.

The City has a web-based map to help residents and visitors make their travel plans, available at http://www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions. Information about the City’s planned capital construction work, which also affects roads, is available at http://www.toronto.ca/inview.

Options for Toronto Ward Boundaries Released

Posted on August 13, 2015

Options for Toronto ward boundaries released along with invitation for public input

The Toronto Ward Boundary Review (TWBR) Options Report was released, outlining five options for new ward boundaries for Toronto. The design of the options incorporates input received during round one of the TWBR’s civic engagement and public consultation process. All of the options meet the required criteria for a new ward boundary system.

The purpose of the report is to present options for new ward boundaries for the City of Toronto and receive input from residents, stakeholders and members of Council.

There are two ways to provide input:

  1. Complete a survey: The survey can be completed online or in hard-copy format.
  2. Attend a public meeting: Twelve public meetings will take place across the city this fall, starting September 16.

The Options Report, as well as information about the survey and the public meetings, can be obtained at http://www.drawthelines.ca.

The Options Report and survey are available upon request in the following languages besides English: Chinese (Simple and Traditional versions), Farsi, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu.

Round two of the TWBR civic engagement and public consultation process is now underway. Input on the options will inform the Final Ward Boundary Review Report, which will include a recommended option and will be presented to the Executive Committee and City Council in May 2016.

About the Toronto Ward Boundary Review

The Toronto Ward Boundary Review is looking at the size and shape of Toronto’s wards in order to ensure that each person in Toronto is fairly represented at City Council.

Toronto’s significant growth has resulted in wards with populations above or below the current average of 61,000, with some wards 30 to 50 per cent above the average. The goal of the Review is to ensure that the population in every ward is similar in size throughout the city.

The City of Toronto has oversight of the Toronto Ward Boundary Review.

The study is being done by an independent team of consultants responsible for making sure the process is objective.

35 Wabash Ave

Posted on August 11, 2015

Councillor Perks Office has been advised through City Planning staff that a Re-Zoning and Site Plan approval application has been filed for 35 Wabash Avenue.

The information filed with the city will be available on-line at http://app.toronto.ca/DevelopmentApplications/associatedApplicationsList.do?action=init&folderRsn=3792517&isCofASearch=false, under Supporting Documentation.

Councillor Perks has a regular practice of requesting that developers meet with community members to review the developers intentions and community comments prior to submitting a development application. The developer can then amend their proposal prior to their formal submission to the city. This practice has been well received and has helped to shape development in Ward 14.

This developer met with the community in January, 2014. They have now submitted an application that proposes a 4-storey low-rise apartment building containing 62 dwelling units, 7,059 square metres of residential gross floor area and 65 vehicle parking spaces in one underground level.

City Planning staff are reviewing the application. A preliminary report on the zoning by-law amendment application will be submitted to Community Council in the near future.

There will be a statutory community meeting held once the city review takes place which will include an opportunity for community input. City Planning staff and Councillor Perks Office will provide details on this meeting once information is available.

Councillor Perks Office
416-392-7919
councillor_perks@toronto.ca

Kid's Passes for 2015 CNE

Posted on August 11, 2015

via Robin Pilkey

If your child (aged 5 to 13 years) did NOT receive a Kid’s Pass to the 2015 Canadian National Exhibition at school this year, please email: community@thex.com and the CNE will email you a PDF version of the pass. The CNE will need to make note of your child’s name, their school’s name, the name of their School Board & the first three characters of your home postal code.

Personal information collected will be used to track the Kid’s Passes issued, and will not be used for any other purpose.

One (1) barcoded Kid’s Pass will be issued per (1) child. The Kid’s Pass will admit the child into the CNE for free.

Please note that children 4 and under get into the CNE for FREE; they don’t need a pass.

Regards,
Robin

Kid’s Passes for 2015 CNE

Posted on August 11, 2015

via Robin Pilkey

If your child (aged 5 to 13 years) did NOT receive a Kid’s Pass to the 2015 Canadian National Exhibition at school this year, please email: community@thex.com and the CNE will email you a PDF version of the pass. The CNE will need to make note of your child’s name, their school’s name, the name of their School Board & the first three characters of your home postal code.

Personal information collected will be used to track the Kid’s Passes issued, and will not be used for any other purpose.

One (1) barcoded Kid’s Pass will be issued per (1) child. The Kid’s Pass will admit the child into the CNE for free.

Please note that children 4 and under get into the CNE for FREE; they don’t need a pass.

Regards,
Robin

High Park Stewards – Sunday, August 9th

Posted on August 5, 2015

High Park Restoration Site Maintenance

Sunday August 9, 2015, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Grenadier Restaurant, Colbourne Lodge Drive and Centre Road, Toronto, ON

Maintenance, aka “weeding,” is as important as planting and equally rewarding. Once the weeds are removed, the native plants have room to grow, display their beauty, and provide food and shelter for wildlife.

Meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30 am, and we will direct you to the site. Tools, vests, and gloves will be provided.

For more information:

http://www.highparknature.org/wiki/wiki.php?n=VolunteerOpportunities.VolunteerStewardship

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