A letter from Councillor Gord Perks

Posted on December 13, 2018


I want to begin this new term of Council by thanking you for choosing me to represent you. The thought of representing over one-hundred thousand people is both humbling and daunting, but through working together we will ensure our ward and our city continues to thrive.

The new configuration of large wards will force all of us to find new ways to work and engage in shaping our future. Our city needs to address housing, transit, climate change, disenfranchised youth and so much more. That being said, we are lucky to live in this wonderful city, and I have full confidence in the resilience of Torontonians.

Our work together begins with good communication. I’ll be distributing this electronic update weekly and will continue to post important community news at gordperks.ca. Spending time with you will continue to be a priority for me. I will share updates on office outreach strategies as details are finalized in the weeks ahead.

In the meantime, I will need to rely on you to let me know what’s happening in your neighbourhood. Please always feel welcome to call or send a note with your thoughts and concerns.
Thank you again for your continued support,


Sign up for your recently elected Member of Provincial Parliament, Bhutila Karpoche’s e-newsletter at https://www.bhutilakarpoche.ca/ .

For more information on your newly re-elected TDSB Trustee visit https://www.tdsb.on.ca/ward7/

As well, parents can join the TDSB Ward 7 council Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/TDSBWard7Coucil/ for more up to date information.

Parkdale Sewing Repair Hub – Open House – Sunday, December 16, 2018

Posted on December 13, 2018

The Parkdale Sewing Repair Hub is a joint partnership project of the City of Toronto, Greenest City and Creative Reuse Toronto in an effort to divert textile waste from landfill. The open house is happening from 1 – 4 pm on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 1229 Queen Street West .

Support Parkdale Legal – Saturday, December 15, 2018

Posted on December 13, 2018

Parkdale Legal Community Services has and continues to provide free legal advice, assistance and representation to low income residents living in the Parkdale and Swansea area. They are currently being evicted by their landlord. To support Parkdale Legal, join them at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Parkdale Collegiate (209 Jameson Avenue).

2018/2019 Winter Holiday Meal List

Posted on December 13, 2018

The Toronto Drop In Network is a network of 53 drop-in centres across the City .They have shared with us the Winter Holiday list of Toronto drop-in and Out of the Cold Program hours, meal times, and special holiday meals. The online version of this list is also available at https://tdin.ca/resource.php?id=610

Please share with your neighbours.

December 2018