Dundas and Roncesvalles Planning Study: Community Consultation #3 Monday, December 4, 2017

Posted on November 23, 2017

City Planning staff are conducting a study of Roncesvalles Avenue between Queen Street West and Boustead Avenue, and of Dundas Street West between Boustead Avenue and Sorauren Avenue.

This study reviews the built form and physical character of the area which includes examining building envelopes, height and massing, assessing heritage resources and considering streetscape and landscape improvement.

Link to review the past staff presentation of the Planning study: https://goo.gl/q2u6NS

Staff are holding a Community Consultation meeting to provide an update on the study and the draft urban design guidelines.

Please join us for a community consultation meeting on:

Date:          December 4, 2017

Time:          7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Place:          St. Vincent De Paul Catholic School (Gymnasium) 116 Fermanagh Avenue

Your input is important to this process.

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


Councillor Gord Perks
Parkdale/High Park- Ward 14

Transform TO – 2050 Pathway to a Low-Carbon Toronto

Posted on November 23, 2017

TransformTO, Toronto’s new and ambitious climate action plan, identifies how we’ll reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve our health, grow our economy, and improve social equity. In July 2017, City Council unanimously approved a set of long-term, low-carbon goals, and strategies to reach them. Everyone will have a part to play in transforming Toronto into a low-carbon city. Learn what Toronto will look like in 2050, how to reduce emissions, and what you can do to help. #TransformTO

Toronto’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets: 30% by 2020, 65% by 2030; 80% by 2050.
• Toronto’s Homes and Buildings: By 2030, all new buildings will be built to produce near zero GHG emissions. By 2050, all existing buildings will have been retrofitted to improve energy performance by an average of 40%.
• Transportation: By 2050, 100% of vehicles in Toronto will use low-carbon energy; 75% of trips under 5 kmwill be walked or cycled.
• Energy: By 2050, 75% of energy used will be renewable or low-carbon.
• Waste Diversion: By 2050, 95% of all waste will be diverted from landfills.
In keeping with TransformTO’s guiding principles, Toronto’s climate actions will support social equity, affordability, poverty reduction, local jobs, public health and resilient communities.

Learn how you can get started and help at https://goo.gl/ksyzZ5

H.O.P.E Garden wins City of Toronto Garden Contest!

Posted on November 23, 2017

On November 24th, at City hall, Greenest City’s H.O.P.E (Healthy Organics Parkdale Edibles) Garden was awarded the first prize at City of Toronto’s Garden Contest!

Proud of our community members who are building healthier and more sustainable communities and growing as gardeners and leaders!

November 2017