Street Lighting Improvements on Bloor St from Keele St to Dundas St W

Posted on June 5, 2017

The City of Toronto and the Bloor by the Park Business Improvement Area (BIA) is installing pedestrian lighting and underground infrastructure for future Wi-Fi system on Bloor Street West between Keele Street and Dundas Street West. This work will improve the quality of the sidewalk and street environment. The lighting improvements include 19 pedestrian light poles.

Expected Start Date: June 12, 2017
Expected End Date: October 10, 2017

Construction Notice 2 - BBTB

Toronto Drop-In Network Spring/Summer List

Posted on June 5, 2017

Hi everyone,

The Toronto Drop-In Network Spring/Summer list (a list of drop-in hours and meal times) for the coming months can be downloaded via this link:

Please share this information with anyone who might need to know where to access free meals and daytime shelter.

High Park Stewards Spring Planting

Posted on June 5, 2017

Join the High Park Stewards on Sunday, June 11 for their annual spring planting at one of the High Park restoration sites. They hope to plant over one thousand forbs, grasses, and shrubs, so lots of hands are needed!

Meet in front of the Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30am, and members will go together to the site. All tools will be provided.

They request that any participants bring signed waivers.

More information can be found online at

Concerns can be directed towards

Roncesvalles Pedestrian Bridge Street Art Meeting

Posted on June 5, 2017

The STEPS Initiative, in cooperation with Street Art Toronto, will be hosting a community information session on June 12th at the Parkdale Public Library (1303 Queen St W) from 6-7pm to provide local community members and stakeholders with some information about the project, artist, design, and opportunities for engagement. Come out and shape your neighbourhood!


Toronto Accessibility Plan Update – Public Consultation Opportunities

Posted on June 5, 2017

The City of Toronto is updating its Multi-year Accessibility Plan and wants input from the public. The City would like to understand the source of barriers faced by people with disabilities, and what we could do differently to reduce the impact of that barrier. All feedback, from people with disabilities, disability advocates and the general public, is welcome.

Individuals can participate by attending one of the following public consultation sessions at Civic Centres across the city (registration is required) or by completing the online survey at The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and will be open until 5 p.m. on June 30, 2017.

Public consultations – City of Toronto Multi-year Accessibility Plan

Each consultation will include:

  • an overview of the City’s Accessibility Framework;
  • the City’s approach to identify barriers, and plan for their prevention and removal; and
  • group discussions on key barriers.


Monday, June 12, 6 – 8 p.m.
Metro Hall, 55 John Street (SE corner of King St. and John St.)
Register for the downtown consultation

Wednesday, June 14, 6 – 8 p.m.
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive (McCowan Road and Ellesmere Road)
Register for the east consultation

Thursday June 22, 6 – 8 p.m.
Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall (Burnhamthorpe Road and The West Mall)
Register for the west consultation

Wednesday June 28, 6 – 8 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street (north of Sheppard Avenue)
Register for the north consultation

Each location has accessible facilities and washrooms. Please register in advance, and let us know if you require any accommodation. For more information, please contact Nicole Cormier at or 416-397-5251.

June 2017