Upcoming Pesticide Treatment in High Park

Posted on August 6, 2020

The City of Toronto will be applying pesticide treatments in High Park starting August 10th. Urban Forestry staff will be using the applications to control the invasive herbaceous plant Dog Strangling Vine (Cynanchum rossicum). Urban Forestry Natural Resource worker crews have also been testing various manual control methods intended to supplement the use of chemical products in managing this aggressive species.

Treatment sites will rotate throughout the park during the control window from August to Early Sept, and signage will be posted at each site 24hours prior to treatment, then taken down 48 hours following completion as regulated by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks. Application is done by licensed City of Toronto staff.  Information signage will be posted, along with the standard warning signage, to provide more information to park users.

Please see below for more information.

Invasive Plant Control

A Message from Gord – August 6, 2020

Posted on August 6, 2020

Thank you for your continued efforts in following Public Health recommendations and maintaining physical distancing. We, as a City, continue to see lowered numbers of Covid-19 cases.

City launches Family Well-Being Plan
As the pandemic persists, many Torontonians continue to experience ongoing challenges and difficulty navigating supports. In response, the City has developed a Family Well-Being Plan in partnership with community agencies and social service providers, to highlight the supports available to those who may be experiencing family violence during the pandemic.

While these times may be isolating, no child, youth or family in the city should feel alone. To access information, resources and tips, please visit toronto.ca/HereToHelpTO.

Drop-In Program for at Masaryk Park
ParksPlayTO is a free drop-in program that offers fun for the whole family. This program is available at Masaryk Park on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:15p to 4:30pm. Families will participate in a two hour program including activities such as nature and gardening, active games, arts and crafts, family fitness, story-telling and music circles.

Permit Parking enforcement resumption
Starting Friday, August 14 at midnight, permit parking enforcement on residential streets in Toronto will resume. Enforcement, as well as the renewal and issuance of residential street parking permits, had been paused due to COVID-19.
Temporary daily and weekly parking permits can be purchased online anytime at toronto.ca/parking.
While the parking permit office remains closed to the public, it can be accessed in the short-term by phone at 416-392-7873 or email at permit.parking@toronto.ca, with extended hours from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Friday.

CaféTO application deadline
The City of Toronto’s CaféTO program, which now supports more than 600 restaurants city-wide with increased dining capacity, will close registration to new applicants on Tuesday, August 11 at noon. The program is scheduled to end for the season on November 15.
Learn more about CaféTO at toronto.ca/cafeto.

For questions on any Ward 4 or City-related matter, feel free to contact my office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca .


August 2020