Blue Bin inspections resumed for 2019

Posted on June 18, 2019

The wrong items in recycling – otherwise known as contamination – continues to be a major issue is costing the City millions annually in additional processing costs.

Over the past several years, in an effort to reduce contamination, the City has done extensive public education and implemented a wide array of programs, initiatives, and services, including inspections of single-family residential Blue Bins.

Blue Bin inspections started back up this spring and will continue throughout 2019. When significant contamination is found, the Bin will be stickered, pushed back from the curb and not collected. A sorting Guide and Notice indicating why the Bin was not collected and instructing the resident to remove the contamination before the next recycling collection day will be left in the homeowner’s mailbox.

For information on the appropriate bins for waste, visit the Waste Wizard online at or on the TOwaste app. Residents can also visit to get recycling tips and learn what does and does not go in the Blue Bin.



Exhibition Place Master Plan – Community Consultation Meeting – June 25

Posted on June 18, 2019


City staff are beginning a community engagement exercise as part of the Exhibition Place Master Plan.

The initial Community Consultation Meeting/Open House has been scheduled for Tuesday June 25th from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the Master Plan exercise to the community and to begin engaging the public. Staff are still gathering information for the analysis phase of the work. This is a great opportunity for you to speak directly with City Planning staff about the Master Plan for Exhibition Place Grounds.

I hope to see you on the 25th.


Recipe for Community program in Parkdale – Community Conversation on June 26, 2019

Posted on June 18, 2019

The Recipe for Community program is coming to Parkdale this year to support resident-inspired and resident-led initiatives in community engagement, skills buildings, food and nutrition and enhanced outdoor green spaces.

There will be a Community Conversation to provide ideas and feedback. Details are provided below:

Date:                     Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Time:                    6PM – 8PM

Location:             Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre (220 Cowan Avenue – Gymnasium)

Recipe - Parkdale - Community Conversation June 26 2019

Summer Solstice Road Closure Notice – Dundas Street West – June 22, 2019

Posted on June 18, 2019

The Junction 8th Annual Summer Solstice Festival will result in the full road closure on Dundas St. W. from 2:00 AM on Saturday, June 22, 2019 until 4:00 AM on Sunday, June 23, 2019. The area affected is from the east side of High Park Avenue to the west side of Keele Street, and from the east side of Keele St. to the west side of Indian Grove. Keele St. will remain open to traffic.

As a result of this road closure, the entrances onto Dundas St. W. from Pacific Ave., Medland St., Mavety St., Keele St., Heintzman St., and Indian Grove will be blocked off between 5:00 AM on Saturday, June 22, 2019 and 2:00 AM on Sunday, June 23, 2019. Any vehicle parked within this public road closure during this time will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Event Purpose: The Junction 8th Annual Summer Solstice Festival is an event celebrating the beginning of summer and the longest day of the year. It showcases neighbourhood businesses by inviting both local residents and visitors to explore The Junction. This beloved community event includes live music, an art market, food + craft vendors, street performers, and lots of fun for the whole family!  We hope you will join us!

Event Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019

We hope this information is helpful and we invite you to join us at the festival. Please feel free to contact The Junction BIA office at if you have any further questions or concerns.

June 2019