Bloor GO Station – Pedestrian Walkway Closure

Posted on June 29, 2017

The walkway along the southern edge of 2376 Dundas Street West will be closed on July 3rd, 2017.

You can use the Bloor Street entrance and walk under the rail bridge to get to Dundas Street.

Metrolinx’s lease with the property has expired.

Please see the attached for more information.

Bloor TTC Connection Closure

City Pools and Wading Pools

Posted on June 29, 2017

Summer is here! All 59 outdoor pools and wading pools will begin their full-time summer schedules on Friday, June 30 and will remain open with varying schedules until Labour Day weekend.

More information, including pool operating hours, is available at



Keele to Dundas West Stations Preliminary Track Work

Posted on June 28, 2017

Preliminary/essential track related work between Keele and Dundas West stations is required in advance of an upcoming subway weekend closure on Line 2 between Keele and Ossington (July 15/16).

On the weekend of July 15/16 subway service will be suspended on Line 2 between Keele and Ossington stations in order to carry out a variety of work. This will include rail and wood-tie replacement in the open-air section between Keele and Dundas West stations.

Prior to the subway weekend closure some preparation work is required – starting June 28

To ensure that the rail and wood-tie replacement work can be completed during the scheduled weekend closure, preliminary work is required. Starting June 28 after regular subway service ends, track crews will begin removing ballast/stones along a section of track between Keele and Dundas West stations. This activity will occur nightly leading up to the weekend closure.

A notice will be issued in this same area prior to the July 15/16 weekend.

Preliminary night work - Keele to Dundas West - Line 2 closure


Parkdale Good Food Market

Posted on June 27, 2017

Beginning this Wednesday June 28th, the Parkdale Good Food Market will run every Wednesday from 3 pm – 7 pm in Masaryk Cowan Park.

Please see the attached flyers for more information and a call for volunteers.

GFM poster
GFM Volunteer Info

TTC Projects – Queensway, Humber Loop & Lakeshore Blvd. W

Posted on June 22, 2017

An update has been made to the project overview of the work taking place on Lake Shore Boulevard West and The Queensway in the form of an additional resurfacing project that will take place between August and October.

More information could be found at the following link:

The Queensway - start of rail installation - late June 2017


High Park Stewards Weed Whacking

Posted on June 19, 2017

The High Park Stewards want to make sure that the native plants in High Park have a fighting chance to grow by removing the invasive species that compete for space and resources. They are also working on the Boulevard Beds and will need about 5 people for that activity.

Meet in front of the Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30 am and go to the site from there to work until 12:30. For your protection, (heat, insects and skin irritants for some) please dress with long sleeves and pants, closed shoes and socks, a hat and bring water and sunscreen. They will supply tools and gloves. Everyone is welcome.

June 25th 2017, 10:30 AM – 12:30 AM
Meet in front of the Grenadier Restaurant

On Community Benefits: Community Benefits 101

Posted on June 19, 2017

On Community Benefits: Community Benefits 101 aims to provide an in-depth look into Community Benefits Agreements as tools for leveraging equitable development without displacement. The panel brings together a group of community practitioners working on community benefits across Toronto to exchange knowledge about how to negotiate an agreement, how to holdpartners accountable, and how Parkdale can begin to envision its own Community Benefits Framework.

Thursday, June 29th, 2017 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Parkdale Library – 1303 Queen Street West

The Panel:

  • Rosemarie Powell, Toronto Community Benefit Network
  • Mariam Paul, East Scarborough Storefront
  • Michelle Francis, Community Action Planning Group – York West

Moderated by Jenn Miller, Atkinson Foundation

Please RSVP:

Planners in Public Spaces in the Roncesvalles Peace Garden

Posted on June 14, 2017

Mark your calendar.

Planners in Public Spaces (PiPS) will be located in the Roncesvalles Peace Garden, at the intersection of Roncesvalles and Dundas on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 5-8PM to hear from the public on the Roncesvalles Dundas Planning Study.

Please feel free to drop by for a chat!

Planners in Public Spaces is a public engagement initiative started by City Planning in 2013 in order to advance actionable items of its Strategic Plan, under the Strategic Direction for Clear, Consistent and Compelling Communication.

The basic purpose of Planners in Public Spaces is to bring planners to the people and provide opportunities for the public to engage with City Planners, one-on-one, on issues that affect the City and specific concerns they may have about development and policy in the City.

Planners in Public Spaces format is simple. We bring a tent, a table, some planning material and a bunch of planners and set up in parks, recreation centres and some special events like farmers’ markets or festivals. Then we are ready to chat with anyone with a question or comment.

To engage with the people of Toronto by going to where people are in order to increase residents’ access to planners, reach people who don’t attend our traditional public consultations, and advance the public’s understanding of planning with the intention of increasing future citizen participation in the planning process.


  • LEARN – To actively listen and learn from what we hear.
  • TEACH – To promote understanding of planning.
  • PARTNER – To promote dialogue and collaboration.
  • CONTRIBUTE – To give our energy, time and skills to address various needs in the communities we serve.
  • INNOVATE – To engage the public in a variety of ways; to reach segments of the public City Planning doesn’t usually engage; and to attract people to events using new methods and tools.

Planners in Public Spaces is organized and run by City Planning staff volunteers from each of the four districts across the city. More than 65 planners from Community Planning, Parks, Transportation Planning, Strategic Initiatives Policy and Analysis, Heritage, Urban Design and Graphics, and Committee of Adjustment make up this year’s volunteer base.

Joanna Kimont, Planner

Seniors Community Fair at St. Joseph’s

Posted on June 13, 2017

Are you living independently and need support? Are you caring for an aging parent who’s in the middle of a transition?

St. Joe’s is hosting a community event for seniors and caregivers. Hear from a team of experts about how to plan for this stage of life and learn about local resources available to you.

June 27, 2017
30 The Queensway
Education Centre A & B – next to the cafeteria

4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Community fair
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Panel discussion: advanced care planning and crisis prevention

Admission is free! Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP here:

2280 Dundas St W Proposal Meeting

Posted on June 12, 2017

Just a friendly reminder about this upcoming event:


I would like to inform you of a meeting about a proposed redevelopment at the southeast corner of Bloor and Dundas, at 2280 Dundas St W. At my request the developer has agreed to have this meeting before designing their full proposal, which gives us a chance to shape their application. This will be the first of several meetings over the coming months.

Many of you were part of a previous conversation about the potential for this site, creating a community framework during the preparation of the Bloor-Dundas Avenue Study in 2009, which can be found here: The Bloor-Dundas area is detailed under “Opportunity Site 8” and may contain useful insight for this upcoming meeting.

Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Informational Board Viewing
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Address by Councillor Perks
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Question Period
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Informational Board Reviewing

Meeting Location: 2280 Dundas St W, in the former Zellers space

Please see attachment for further details.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, are interested in providing comment, in receiving more detailed information, or being informed of upcoming meetings please email me at and City Planners Joanna Kimont and Aviva Pelt through

This will be a very important conversation for all of us, I hope to see you on June 14th.

Councillor Gord Perks

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June 2017