153 Dufferin Street Community Consultation

Posted on March 28, 2017

A Community Consultation Session will be held on April 13, 2017 to address the application regarding 153 Dufferin Street.

The proposal is to erect and display one illuminated third party electronic ground sign, containing one sign face measuring 8.53 metres vertically by 17.07 metres horizontally and at an overall height of 22.86 metres above grade at the easterly portion of the property adjacent to the existing warehouse building and directed towards the F.G. Gardiner Expressway. The single face on the sign is proposed to display electronic static copy. Also contemplated is the removal of an existing third party roof sign at the subject premises and extending the expiration provisions for third party signs from 5 years to 10 years.

The Session will be held at the Parkdale United Church (171 Dunn Avenue – southeast corner of Dunn Avenue and King Street West) commencing at 7:30pm. The feedback City Staff receive through the Community Consultation Session will help inform the staff report and recommendations, scheduled to be before PGMC on May 31st.  Everyone is invited to attend and participate in shaping their neighbourhood.

Mailed Notice Sign Bylaw Amendment 153 Dufferin Street

Good News in Ward 14 Parkdale-High Park

Posted on March 28, 2017

Twelve youth from the Ward 14 Youth Advisory Council partnered with Greenest City for two cooking initiative workshops at Masaryk Cowan Community Centre. In addition, the Ward 14 Youth Mechanic program had six youth trained in repairing and rebuilding bicycles for themselves and community members. Great work Masaryk Cowan!

Local Champions, A New Leadership Program

Posted on March 28, 2017

The Centre for Connected Communities has created a new leadership program, Local Champions! This exciting, interactive curriculum offers you tools you can use in your neighbourhood and in your life!

Open to residents from Toronto’s NIA’s and Emerging Neighbourhoods, the Local Champions project is designed to bring residents who have demonstrated their local leadership to the next level, to honour their expertise, and build upon it in ways that propel their communities forward.

Acess the application form by following this link: http://cityoftoronto.fluidsurveys.com/surveys/suzanne/local-champions/

For more information, please contact Janet Fitzsimmons at:
jfitzsimmons@connectedcommunities.ca or 416-208-9889 ext. 39

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Long-Term Financial Plan Public Input

Posted on March 28, 2017

The City of Toronto is launching Phase 2 of its public consultation on the renewal of its Long-Term Financial Plan. Information about the consultation, including background reports and engagement opportunities, a public workshop and an upcoming online survey, is available at http://www.investinginTO.ca/. The public is also invited to participate in the conversation on social media, using the hashtag #InvestinginTO.

For the second phase of consultation, the City is inviting members of the public to City Hall for a conversation about how it makes decisions and balances priorities that have a long-term financial impact.

An interactive afternoon of workshops and discussions will be held at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., on Saturday, April 22 from 1 to 5 p.m. The open house will begin at 12:30 p.m.

This is an opportunity for the public to:

  • debate how City Hall can balance both its books and its long-term priorities
  • collaborate with community organizations, other members of the public and the City, and
  • create a financial path that brings us closer to the city we want.

More information about the workshops and discussions is available at http://www.investinginTO.ca/. The workshops will be available via webcast for those who wish to participate online. An online survey will also be open from April 22 to May 14.

The first consultation, which took place last fall, focused on how the City manages expenses, raises revenue, and could maximize its assets. The City heard about the need to balance the priorities and budgets while also supporting the most vulnerable Torontonians. The public was also clear about keeping the City’s commitments to innovation, economic health, infrastructure investments and the environment while finding ways to pay for them. The City also heard about the need for information that helps the public understand and contribute to the City’s budgets, plans, and decision making.

The findings from the consultation process will provide advice for Council and the City Manager as the City sets out to develop its Long-Term Financial Plan. The plan will guide financial decision-making over the long term and put Toronto on a path to financial sustainability. It will also help address structural financial issues as expenditures continue to rise faster than revenues, and help ensure that the City continues to run well, spends public money wisely, and delivers the programs and services residents need and want over the long term.

March 2017