11 Brock Affordable Housing Visioning Workshop

Posted on January 30, 2017

Good news! Parkdale is getting new affordable housing!

Join the community on Thursday February 9th for a Visioning Workshop focused on Affordable Housing at 11 Brock Ave. Register here.

WHEN: Thursday Feb 09, Doors at 6:30pm, Visioning Activity – 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
WHO: Parkdale Residents & Stakeholders
WHERE: 20 West Lodge Ave – May Robinson Auditorium
ACCESSIBILITY: Wheelchair access.
Tibetan interpretation available.

11 Brock Ave. (former LCBO) is City-Owned land that is going to become affordable housing. However, the City has not yet announced what type of affordable housing will be built, who it will serve, and how it might respond to community needs. In anticipation of this unique opportunity, the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust (PNLT) is gathering recommendations from residents on how this project can best respond to community needs and aspirations. The focus of the conversation will be on the needs of senior housing, supportive housing and affordable family housing.

The event will commence with a short presentation by local residents about recent planning initiatives and the need for affordable housing. Residents will then have the chance to participate in break out discussion groups, where recommendations and collective visions for this site will be documented. The results of this workshop will be synthesized by PNLT and submitted to the City.

Join the conversation!

Please register here or at the door. Questions can be directed to info@pnlt.ca

Free Tree Planting by the City

Posted on January 30, 2017

I would like everyone to be aware of the excellent program from Urban Forestry that allows a property owner to submit a tree planting request for the portion of land between roadways and private property, known as the public road allowance, in front of their home or business.

Urban Forestry plants and maintains trees on this land to help grow Toronto’s urban forest and to reach the City’s goal of increasing the tree canopy to 40 per cent.

Order your own tree for the next planting season here!

TTC Service Cuts With 2017 Budget

Posted on January 30, 2017

A fantastic map has been created by the talented people over at TTCriders showing the service decreases, increased expected wait times, and unaddressed overcrowding issues across Ward 14.

View more of the great work done by TTCriders here: http://www.ttcriders.ca

January 2017