Dundas/Roncesvalles Planning Study Meeting

Posted on April 5, 2017


The City of Toronto is currently undertaking a Planning Study of Roncesvalles Avenue between Queen Street West and Boustead Avenue, and Dundas Street West between Boustead Avenue and Sorauren Avenue.

The study focuses on the built form and physical character within the study area and how to appropriately accommodate future growth. This includes examining building envelopes, height and massing, heritage assessment and streetscape and landscape improvements.

City Planning Staff are holding a Community Consultation meeting to provide an update on the study’s progress and to outline some draft urban design guidelines.

Please join us for a community updated meeting on:

Date: April 24, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Place: St. Vincent De Paul Catholic School (Gymnasium), 116 Fermanagh Ave

Your input is important to this process.

If you are unable to attend this meeting, please forward your comments to my office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca and/or Joanna Kimont, City Planner at joanna.kimont@toronto.ca.


Dundas Roncesvalles meeting April2017

Youth in Policing Initiative – Fall Program

Posted on April 5, 2017

The Youth in Policing is a joint partnership between the Toronto Police Service, the Toronto Police Service Board and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. The program is a paid position and employs students between the ages of 15-18 years within priority identified neighbourhoods.

The youth work within our various units and divisions. While at work youth have the opportunity to see daily police operations from an internal perspective, interact with police officers on a personal level, and gain hands on job experience. Students are also taken on tours to various police facilities, namely the Marine Unit, Mounted Unit, The Police Dog Services, etc.

There are three Youth in Policing Programs that run throughout the year: summer, fall and winter. The programs run as follows:

  • Summer Program – July to August
  • Fall Program – September to December
  • Winter Program – January to April.

The Summer Program runs throughout the summer months during the day from Monday – Friday and students work a 35 hour week. The Fall and Winter Programs are part-time after-school programs that include evenings and some weekend work and students work 6 hours per week.

Currently we are in our recruiting phase for the 2017 Fall YIPI Program and we are providing lunch time information sessions where we set up a table and distribute our job add and answer any questions students in passing have during their lunch period. Please let us know if this is something you are interested in.

Applications will be accepted online at www.torontopolice.on.ca/yipi. The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 30th, 2017.

Applicants must:

  • be a student between the ages of 15 and 18 years as of July 4, 2017
  • be legally eligible to work in Canada
  • be attending school
  • not have previously participated in any YIPI program
  • be successful through the employment security clearance process

Applicants must also permanently reside in one of the priority identified neighbourhoods:

Please note that if your youth do not reside within one of these areas but live in Toronto they can still apply to the program.

Ontario Early Years Child & Family Centres Survey

Posted on April 5, 2017

In February 2016, the Province announced that the City of Toronto will have responsibility for the management and planning for Child and Family Centres as of January 2018. This includes the transformation of four provincially-funded child and family programs, which will be consolidated and re-branded as Ontario Early Years Child & Family Centres (OEYCFC). The objectives and vision for the OEYCFCs are to:

  • Provide parents, caregivers, and their children (from birth to age 6) with access to a core suite of high-quality early years programs
  • Create public awareness of available programs
  • Plan programs based on demonstrated community needs
  • Integrate programs with other relevant early years and community services.

Toronto Children’s Services is in the process of engaging with stakeholders across the sector including service providers, and families who have or haven’t accessed these services to support system planning. To that end, a survey has been launched specifically for parents/caregivers to better understand their needs:

English – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TOEYCFCsurvey
French – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YSLMJ6F

For further information on the progress of this initiative, please click here.

Toronto Drop-in Network Easter Holiday

Posted on April 5, 2017

Hi everyone,

The meal list (a list of drop-in hours and meal times) for the 2017 Easter holiday period (April 14 – April 17) can be downloaded via this link: http://tdin.ca/res_documents/TDIN%202017%20Easter%20Holiday%20Drop-In%20Hours%20and%20Meal%20Times.pdf

The list is also posted on the TDIN website here: http://tdin.ca/resource.php?id=486

Please share this information with anyone who might need to know where to access free meals and daytime shelter during the Easter holiday period.

Parkdale Artist Residency Call-out for Applications

Posted on April 5, 2017

The Public is an activist design studio working from grassroots and anti-oppressive frameworks. They seek to create work that engages and inspires, while democratizing the practice of design, building community capacity, and fostering growth. Past work and current projects can be viewed at www.thepublicstudio.ca/work

The Public Gallery is a new initiative of The Public that features art that explores issues of social justice and anti-oppression. As a 2m x 3.5m street-facing window gallery, it is the façade of The Public Studio and can be viewed at any time at the corner of Lansdowne Avenue and Seaforth Avenue.

They believe that art should be accessible—created and enjoyed by everybody—and inspire change. With this in mind, they are launching a pilot Parkdale Artist Residency program running from May 1, 2017 – June 5, 2017, culminating in an exhibit for the gallery, which will be on public display through June and July 2017.

More information can be found online at : https://thepublicstudio.ca/blog/post/parkdale-artist-residency-call-out-for-applications

April 2017