2280 Dundas St W (Loblaws Site) 2nd Public Meeting

Posted on October 3, 2017


Choice Properties is hosting a second Open House to share their preliminary concepts and plans for the site at 2280 Dundas Street West, current site of Loblaws and LCBO.

Councillor Perks and City Planning staff will be in attendance to receive your feedback and provide information on the City Planning process.

The Open House will take place on :

Saturday, October 14, 2017
11:30am – 2:30pm (drop in)
2280 Dundas St. W. (current site of Loblaws and LCBO.)

Councillor Perks will be giving remarks at 12pm & 2pm, but is available throughout the Open House, with City Planners, to speak to you.

Queen St W Restaurant Study Survey

Posted on October 3, 2017

In 2013 Toronto City Council passed a By-law to limit the concentration of restaurants located on Queen Street West between Dufferin Street and Roncesvalles Avenue.

The purpose of this By-law was to alleviate some of the issues created by restaurants which morph into late night drinking establishments including: excessive noise, public drunkenness, crowded sidewalks, garbage, traffic, and parking issues.

Additionally, this By-law was also to alleviate concerns that restaurants were pushing out other types of commercial uses which support the daily lives of the people living in the surrounding residential neighbourhood (i.e. services, grocery stores, pharmacies etc.).

City staff are now reviewing this By-law to determine if it is working properly and would love to hear your perspective.  Please follow the link below to complete a short survey, the deadline for which has been extended to October 18th:


Bonnie Briggs Condolences

Posted on October 3, 2017


I’d like to pass along the message contained within today’s City Council condolences for the passing of Bonnie Briggs,

The Mayor and Members of Toronto City Council are saddened by the recent passing of Bonnie Briggs, a Parkdale resident who fought tirelessly to improve housing in our City.

Having experienced homelessness herself, Bonnie knew first-hand the many challenges that homeless people face in Toronto and actively worked to advocate for increased resources and supports for homeless residents of Toronto.

Bonnie was a strong advocate for affordable housing, attending various rallies, meetings, memorials, and marches with her husband Kerre Briggs. Bonnie was also a member of the Parkdale Residents Association, chaired the Tiny Houses Project, and was a board member of the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust. Through these roles and her work in the community, Bonnie became an important community leader, benefiting the advocacy of both Toronto’s housing and homeless communities.

However, Bonnie did more than just advance housing advocacy. Her most cherished accomplishment was the establishment of the Toronto Homeless Memorial at the Church of the Holy Trinity. This memorial remembers and celebrates the lives of the many homeless people we have lost here in Toronto. Thanks to her efforts more than 800 names lay to rest here and are remembered by many.

The City Clerk is requested to convey, on behalf of Members of Toronto City Council, our sincere sympathy to Bonnie Briggs’ family, friends and loved ones.

October 2017