Swansea Historical Society Nov 6 Meeting

Posted on October 22, 2019

The featured speaker of the Nov 6 meeting of the Swansea Historical Society will be Richard Jordan speaking on “Hurricane Hazel and its Legacy”. 2019 marks the 65th anniversary of Hurricane Hazel, the most deadly natural disaster in recorded history to hit southern Ontario. Richard is a former president of the Etobicoke Historical Society, and he has written local-history columns for the Etobicoke Guardian and Toronto Star. Visitors Welcome!  Light Refreshments!

SHS Newsletter - Nov 2019

TransformTO Public Consultations

Posted on October 18, 2019

Residents are invited to share their feedback and ideas for the next TransformTO Implementation Plan from 2021 to 2023. TransformTO is the City’s Climate Action Strategy. The Plan will identify climate actions and priorities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for the next three years. Complete the online survey, attend a public meeting, or host your own conversation with family, friends or neighbours using the TransformTO Community Conversation Guide. Consultations will conclude on November 11, 2019.

The remaining public meeting dates are:

  • Wednesday, October 30 from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. St. Lawrence Market Temporary North Market, 125 The Esplanade. Register here

Florence Gell Park Pumpkin Parade

Posted on October 16, 2019

Come out to Florence Gell Park on November 1st with your jack-o-lanterns and candles, and marvel at the wonderful carvings of your neighbours from 5-8pm.

Sorauren Avenue Park Pumpkin Parade

Posted on October 16, 2019

It’s that time of year again! Join us at Sorauren Avenue Park on Friday Nov 1 for the annual pumpkin parade. Please bring your carved pumpkins starting at 6pm to put them out on display.

The Sorauren Pumpkin Parade has become a huge success with more than 1500 participating pumpkins in the event in past years. However, with the growing success of the event, we need more volunteers and support from the community to make sure the event can continue.

Events Details:

6:00pm – 7:00pm – Put your pumpkins out on display
6:00pm – 9:00pm  – Pumpkin Parade
9:00pm onwards – Collect your pumpkins for disposal

All participants are responsible for ensuring that their pumpkins, candles and other materials are disposed of properly at the end of the night.

Candles must be extinguished prior to placing pumpkins in bins. All tea lights must be removed prior to placing pumpkins in bins as the aluminum foil surrounding tea lights are not compostable.

The City will provide green bins and garbage bins in the park to help with clean up. Please make sure to dispose of your pumpkins in the bins provided, or to take them home and put them in your green bin.

Interested in volunteering?

We are looking for volunteers to support with the event coordination and clean up. If you’re interested in volunteering, please email our office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca.

West Queen West Study and Heritage Conservation District Update – Community Meeting Reminder

Posted on October 15, 2019

Just a friendly reminder of the upcoming meeting the City is on the West Queen West & Parkdale Main Street Planning Study to present draft Official Plan policies. Information on the West Queen West & Parkdale Main Street Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Plans will also be provided at the Open House. We welcome your comments and there will be opportunities to ask questions of City staff.

We will discuss the results of the West Queen West & Parkdale Main Street Planning Study, which spans Queen Street West between Bathurst Street and Roncesvalles Avenue, and provide an update on the heritage survey and HCD Plans.

Date: Thursday October 17, 2019
Time: Open House 5pm – 8pm; Presentation – 6:30pm
Place: 1303 Queen Street West – The Parkdale Library Auditorium

Community Consultation Meeting Notice - West Queen West Oct 17 2019

 

West Queen West Study and Heritage Conservation District Update – Community Meeting

Posted on October 10, 2019

The City is holding a meeting on the West Queen West & Parkdale Main Street Planning Study to present draft Official Plan policies. Information on the West Queen West & Parkdale Main Street Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Plans will also be provided at the Open House. We welcome your comments and there will be opportunities to ask questions of City staff.

We will discuss the results of the West Queen West & Parkdale Main Street Planning Study, which spans Queen Street West between Bathurst Street and Roncesvalles Avenue, and provide an update on the heritage survey and HCD Plans.

Date: Thursday October 17, 2019
Time: Open House 5pm – 8pm; Presentation – 6:30pm
Place: 1303 Queen Street West – The Parkdale Library Auditorium

Community Consultation Meeting Notice - West Queen West Oct 17 2019

 

Heritage Grant Program 2019 Reminder

Posted on October 10, 2019

Heritage Grant 2019 Program: Not-for-Profit Organizations 

Toronto’s inaugural Not-for-Profit Recognition Day on October 2, 2019 celebrates the important contribution that non-profit community organizations make to our city and communities.

Not-for-profit organizations that own or operate out of heritage house-form buildings designated under Part IV or Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act are encouraged to apply the Toronto Heritage Grant Program.  Applications are due on November 1st, 2019.

The identification and conservation of cultural heritage resources is an integral component of good planning, contributing to long term economic prosperity, environmental sustainability through adaptive re-use, a sense of place, and healthy and equitable communities.

City Planning (Heritage Preservation Services) administers the Toronto Heritage Grant Program that provides matching grant funds for eligible heritage conservation work to owners of properties that are designated under Part IV or Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act.

The City continues to strengthen its collaborative, interdependent relationship with the not-for-profit sector to achieve shared city-building goals.

In April 2019, Council amended the grant eligibility requirements as set out in the Terms and Conditions so that any tax-exempt designated heritage properties including a house-form building may be eligible for a grant equivalent to 50% of the cost of eligible conservation work, with no limit.

The matching grant can assist in the conservation of historic windows and doors, the repair of front porches and steps, or the conservation of exterior walls and slate roofs of properties that are under Part IV or Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act.

https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/planning-development/heritage-preservation/tax-rebates-grants/heritage-grant-program/

For more information,  contact Alex Corey, Senior Heritage Planner (Acting), at Alex.Corey@toronto.ca

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Heritage Toronto

Posted on October 10, 2019

Heritage Toronto will distribute 45 luxury hotel room vouchers to Toronto-based volunteer-supported community organizations to support their fundraising and programming efforts. The deadline to apply to receive one of the vouchers is October 18. Full details can be found here: https://www.heritagetoronto.org/join-give/royalyork/

Students and young professionals in the first five years of their career are invited to attend the Heritage Toronto Awards as guests of the agency. The Awards are an excellent opportunity to connect and network with leaders and other young professionals in the field. Applications are due October 21. Full details can be found here: https://www.heritagetoronto.org/join-give/emerging-historians/call-for-emerging-historians/

Pet Food and Dog Coat Drive for Animal Services

Posted on October 10, 2019

Animal Services is collecting pet food and large dog coats for the Homeless Connect Toronto event on October 27. Patrons of the event can access essential resources on housing, employment, ID clinics, health care, and other services under one roof. Animal Services provides basic veterinary care, free spay/neuter services for the pets, as well as food and dog coats.Donations can be dropped off at any of the three animal shelters, and coats can be ordered via Amazon.

Enter in the North Shelter address: 1300 Sheppard Ave West, Toronto ON, M3K 2A6. Attn: Supervisor.

Call For Community-Led Public Arts Projects Seeking Support

Posted on October 9, 2019

STEPS.Activate: Community is back for a second year, aimed at supporting community groups, non-arts based organizations, and social service agencies in developing community-engaged, public art initiatives. The deadline to apply is November 4, 2019 by 5pm.

For more information, please visit https://stepsinitiative.com/about/opps/

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