Consultation Meeting – Scarlett Road Bridge Update & Proposed Bike Lanes – April 29, 2019

Posted on April 18, 2019

There will be a Public Consultation Meeting on Scarlett Road Bridge Update & Proposed Bike Lanes on Scarlett Road. This will be an opportunity to view information materials, see a presentation, and speak with the project teams about these related projects. Councillor Perks will be in attendance.

Date: Monday, April 29, 2019
Time: Drop in 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Presentation at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Lambton Park Community School (50 Bernice Crescent)

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High Park Stewards Presentation – Fusion Gardens: Multi-Season Sustainability and Beauty – April 28, 2019

Posted on April 18, 2019

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Howard Park Tennis Club, 430 Parkside Drive, Toronto, ON

Join us for a presentation about fusion gardens, for multi-season sustainability and beauty, by renowned landscape designer, environmentalist and consultant Sean James.

“There are many tools available to help the planet, including drought-tolerant and biodiversity-enhancing plant choices, as well as weaving in rainscaping techniques, and it’s never necessary to sacrifice beauty to do the right thing.”

Named by Garden Making magazine as one of “20 Making a Difference,” gardening has been Sean James’ hobby and profession for over 35 years. He’s a graduate of Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, a Master Gardener, writer, and international speaker. Sean is a global leader in eco-friendly landscaping, with his work appearing in numerous books and manuals.

For more information:


Runnymede Healthcare Centre Community Meeting – April 25, 2019

Posted on April 17, 2019

Just a friendly reminder that Runnymede Healthcare Centre is having a Community Meeting to discuss a proposal to build a 200-bed long-term care home adjacent to their existing facility. Come out, see what they are proposing, and take part in the discussion.

Thursday, April 25


Swansea Town Hall, Rousseau Room

95 Lavinia Ave

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150 Dunn Ave (UHN Facility) Preliminary Report and Community Meeting

Posted on April 16, 2019

A preliminary report has been released for the planning application at 150 Dunn Ave (the UHN facility). Please see the attached file for the report and more details.

Further, the City will be holding a Community Consultation meeting where you can learn more about this application, ask questions, and share your comments.

Details are as follows:

Date: May 8, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Place: 2nd Floor, PARC, 1499 Queen St W

150 Dunn Ave Zoning By-law Preliminary Report

Tree for Me event – May 11

Posted on April 15, 2019

Registration for a free tree from the City of Toronto is now open!  This is your chance to get a free native tree with mulch for your yard and to help the City achieve its goal of 40% tree canopy coverage.

Green 13 is working in partnership with West Toronto Baptist Church, the City, and Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation to provide free trees to Toronto residents.

We invite you to register online at or call 416-465-7555 for more information. All you need to do is pre register for your tree and bring a bag for some mulch. There will also be demonstrations on the half hour of how to plant your tree for a successful growth.

Our local date is May 11 from 10 am to 2pm.  Our location is the West Toronto Baptist Church at 3049 Dundas Street West, near Quebec Avenue in the Junction.

Let’s continue to green our city!  Register and claim your tree on May 11!

Spring 2019 Newsletter from Councillor Gord Perks

Posted on April 12, 2019

Scroll through the eight pages of our annual spring newsletter to find information on a variety of community-wide issues, updates on parks and transportation projects as well development and planning files.

For any comments or questions, our office can be reached at or 416-392-7919.

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Community Consultation Meeting – 299 Glenlake Avenue – April 23, 2019

Posted on April 12, 2019

Planning application for: 299 GLENLAKE AVENUE

The City is holding a Community Consultation meeting where you can learn more about this application ask questions and share your comments.

Details are as follows:

Date:     April 23, 2019

                    Time:    7:00pm to 9:00pm

                    Place:   Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Road

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Take Steps to #TransformTO – May 6 – 20, 2019

Posted on April 12, 2019

Spring is here Toronto, so let’s step outside to #TransformTO! From May 6 – 20, challenge yourself to walk more to support a healthier and greener Toronto.

Walking is a clean, green, and healthy way to get around Toronto and a great way to support the City’s TransformTO Climate Action Strategy. To reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions, 75% of all trips under 5 km will need to be walked or cycled by the year 2050.

Download the free Carrot Rewards app to participate. Check the leader board here:

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No Prescribed Burn for High Park in Spring 2019

Posted on April 12, 2019

Urban Forestry has been using fire as part of its natural area management program for black oak savannah habitats for over 20 years in three city parks: High Park, Lambton Park, and South Humber Park. Black oak savannah is a rare vegetation community that is at risk of extinction throughout North America. Fire sustains these sites by setting back competing vegetation, enriching the soil, and promoting the growth and germination of native seed banks.

Following careful review of the proposed burn sites in High Park, it has been determined that we will not be proceeding with a burn for spring 2019. This delay will allow time for existing native plants to establish, oak regeneration and additional areas to be ready for burning.

In the beginning stages of the prescribed burn program, frequent burns were necessary to reverse the effects of the approximately 100 years of suppressed fire cycles.  As the successes of the prescribed burn program continue, the frequency and interval between burns is constantly being re-evaluated and adjusted accordingly.

Restoration of natural areas is an adaptive process and prescribed burn management, in combination with native species planting and invasive species removal, will continue to be a valuable tool used in these rare habitats to ensure their longevity and proliferation. Sites will be monitored this season and plans will be developed for an anticipated burn in spring 2020.

Green 13 Presents: Introduction to Project Drawdown – May 15, 2019

Posted on April 8, 2019

Introduction to Project Drawdown: Solutions to Reverse Global Warming

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 7 pm

Swansea Town Hall, Rousseau Room, 95 Lavinia Avenue

Members of DRAWDOWN TORONTO will present “100 scientifically proven solutions to reverse global warming”, based on the book edited by Paul Hawken. Please register through eventbrite:


Hosted by Green 13:

Suggested donation $5 at the door. Proceeds go to Drawdown Toronto.

April 2019