COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A & Fact Sheet from Toronto Public Health

Posted on February 11, 2021

Sharing the below on behalf of Toronto Public Health

A 2-page document on COVID-19 Immunization Question and Answers:

COVID19_ImmunizationQA_Councillors_FINAL_9Feb2021

A 2-page document on COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet

COVID19_Vaccine Fact Sheet_FINAL_9Feb2021

Final Staff Report for the 2946-2968 Dundas Street West zoning application

Posted on February 11, 2021

On Wednesday, February 24 the Toronto and East York Community Council will be reviewing the Final Staff Report on the zoning bylaw amendment for 2946-2968 Dundas Street West (the properties on the north-east corner of Dundas and Pacific). This application proposes to construct an 8-storey mixed-use building with 120 dwelling units, including 8 rental replacement units, 1,973 square metres of retail space and 1,660 square metres of office space.

Following a review of the application as well as two community meetings, City Planning Staff recommend approval of the application. Councillor Perks supports the recommendations made by staff.

The full report is available here: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2021.TE23.9

At the same meeting, Councillor will be reviewing Heritage Toronto’s recommendation that 2946 Dundas Street West (the William Rowntree Block) be added to the Heritage Registry, to protect the buildings façade.

The full report on the Heritage designation is available here:

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2021.TE23.19

Due to the pandemic, Civic buildings are closed to the public and meetings of the Toronto and East York Community Council are currently being conducted by electronic means. If you wish to register to speak to this item at Toronto and East York Community council, or submit written comment, please email teycc@toronto.ca. Registered speakers will be provided with instructions on connecting to the meeting.

TEYCC will also be streamed live online at www.youtube.com/TorontoCityCouncilLive


Should you have any questions or comments you would like to share, please do not hesitate to contact our office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca.

2-24 Temple Avenue Rezoning Application Update

Posted on February 11, 2021

A rezoning application has been filed by MHBC Planning Ltd proposing a 16-storey residential building with 273 dwelling unit at 2-24 Temple Avenue.

Planning staff are in the process of determining if the application is complete. When complete, a preliminary report on the zoning by-law amendment application will be prepared by City Planning staff for Community Council.

There will be community consultation in the coming months.

Information submitted  to the City by the applicant is available under ‘supporting Documents’ on the City’s Application Information Centre at

https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/planning-development/application-information-centre/ .

Councillor Perks Office will continue to update the community as information becomes available.

Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions or comments.

Councillor Perks’ Office

 

Upcoming Infrastructure Improvements at the Intersection of King Street West, Queen Street West, The Queensway and Roncesvalles Avenue (KQQR)

Posted on February 11, 2021

Since September 2020, work crews have been undertaking rehabilitation work to the underside portion of the Parkside Drive Bridge at The Queensway. The remaining work, which will begin over the next few weeks and progress over several stages until the summer of 2020 includes:

  • Topside bridge rehabilitation of the Parkside Drive bridge at The Queensway
  • * Replacing watermain and relining of storm sewers
  • Road reconstruction and sidewalk replacement
  • Overhead wire replacement and reconstruction of the TTC track allowance and platforms
  • Relocating streetcar stops
  • Reconfiguring the KQQR intersection including: removal of the eastbound right-turn channel, removal of the center TTC platform on The Queensway, a dedicated streetcar lane, left-turn lane, through lane and right-turn lane on the eastbound approach, new raised TTC platform/bicycle facility on Queen Street West and realignment of the northbound approach on King Street West
  • Completing the Roncesvalles Avenue design from Harvard Avenue to the KQQR intersection, including streetscape improvements and two raised TTC platform/bicycle facilities at the northbound and southbound transit stops
  • Modifying the TTC platforms on Roncesvalles Avenue from Dundas Street West to Harvard Avenue so accessible streetcar ramps can operate
  • Adding dedicated eastbound left-turn lanes on The Queensway at the Sunnyside Avenue and Glendale Avenue intersections
  • Extension of the dedicated eastbound bicycle lane on The Queensway to Glendale Avenue
  • New sidewalk on south side of The Queensway at Glendale Avenue intersection for north-south pedestrian crossing on both sides of the intersection
  • Installing a new traffic control signal at the Sunnyside Avenue and The Queensway intersection
  • New street lighting

Advanced works in relation to the watermain and sewer works highlighted above with an asterisk (*) will begin this Friday, February 12, 2021. This work will entail  temporary on and off single (curb side) traffic lane closures on the approaches to the KQQR intersection and will have a minimal impact to traffic flow in the area. Further details on how this work will be carried out can be found in the attached construction update #1. Kindly note that this construction update is also being sent by way of Canada Post and should have started to hit mailboxes yesterday.

KQQR 2

Call for applications: Healthy Communities Initiative – Apply starting Feb 9

Posted on February 11, 2021

Eligibility 

A broad range of organizations including local governments, charities, Indigenous communities and nonprofits are all welcome to apply for funding. For the full list of eligible organizations please see the Applicant Guide.

Funding can be used for adapting public spaces, or for programming or services that respond to COVID-19 and serve the public or a community disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

Projects funded as part of the Healthy Communities Initiative will:

  • respond to identified needs arising from impacts of COVID-19;
  • create and adapt public spaces, and programming and services for public spaces in the public interest;
  • Demonstrate consideration of and connections with the community;
  • serve and be accessible to the public and/or a community disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 (more information in the Applicant Guide); and,
  • fall within the three Healthy Communities Initiative theme areas (more information in the Applicant Guide).

Examples of eligible projects include pop-up bike paths, community gardens, art installations or Wi-Fi hot spots. A comprehensive list of examples can be found in the Applicant Guide.

Upcoming events:

Applications deadline:

Organizations can apply to the Healthy Communities Initiative until March 9, 2021, at 5:00 PM PST.

Visit healthycommunitiesinitiative.ca to find out more about how to apply, explore resources for applicants and sign up for community mobilization sessions.

To learn more about the Healthy Communities Initiative, visit canadahealthycommunitiesinitiative.ca

Resist renovictions workshop hosted by Toronto ACORN

Posted on February 11, 2021

Toronto ACORN is hosting a resist renovictions workshop on Monday Feb. 22nd at 6PM. 

They will cover details around renovictions, what to look out for, how tenants can protect themselves and how to get organized in their buildings to fight back against them. There will be time for questions and discussion afterward.

Those who are interested will need to register beforehand using this link: bit.ly/ResistRenovictionsWorkshop 

You also contact ACORN to RSVP by emailing torontoadmin@acorncanada.org or by calling 416 461 9233.

Save the Date! the Toronto Virtual Seedy Saturday is on Sat February 27, 10 am to 2 pm

Posted on February 11, 2021

This year, due to COVID concerns, Seedy Saturday is going virtual!

Brought to you by Seeds of Diversity Canada, Toronto Urban Growers and Toronto SS organizers, this Virtual Seedy Saturday promises to be full of great gardening and growing advice. There will be links to seed and gardening companies, a resource library, webinars by gardening experts, a live question/answer forum, kids activities and info re local seed exchanges.

Webinars include Balcony/Container Gardening, Starting Seeds Indoors, Garden Planning, Saving Seeds and many more! If you have extra seeds, please consider contributing them to the local seed exchanges! (see website for drop off points)

No sign up required ! Visit ongoing and day of www.seedysaturday.ca/toronto  to connect to info, webinars and live chats  For questions  seedysaturdaysto@gmail.com  And like our event page for updates  https://www.facebook.com/events/879640102868936

Ice Skating on Grenadier Pond

Posted on February 11, 2021

The City of Toronto is operating a ice monitoring program this winter at Grenadier Pond in High Park. All park users should abide by the rules of the program.

The monitoring period is Jan 2nd – to Feb 28th. Monitoring takes place daily, 7 days a week.

Based on the measurement/ice conditions, the appropriate coloured flag is changed by the contractor.

The skating conditions are communicated by the flag system, described on the sign.  Red – indicating ice is not safe, Yellow – indicate skate at own risk.

Parks receives a daily report on the conditions and updates the information on the City Website: https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/recreation/skating-winter-sports/public-leisure-skating/skating-general-information/

Please check the ice conditions before you plan your trip to skate at Grenadier pond.

Preventing Frozen Water Services

Posted on February 11, 2021

With forecasted nighttime temperatures dropping well below minus 10 degrees Celsius for the next week, Toronto Water would like to remind residents to take the necessary precautions to prevent their home water pipes from freezing. Frozen water pipes can lead to significant property damage should they burst, resulting in no water for several days, depending on the severity of the repairs.

Take steps to protect your water pipes from freezing: www.toronto.ca/frozenpipes.

 

Round Two of the TO360 local map consultation will be live from February 5 to 26, 2021.

Posted on February 11, 2021

TO360 is the pedestrian wayfinding system that is a central to the City’s ambition to make Toronto a more walkable, welcoming, and understandable place for residents and visitors. TO360 provides consistent wayfinding information through a unified signage and mapping system delivered by the City and project partners.

The City’s Transportation Services has prepared some draft wayfinding maps for St. Clair West and Etobicoke Centre and is looking for feedback from people in Ward 4 (Parkdale-High Park) who are passionate about their neighbourhood and who want to make walking in their community better.

Go to www.to360survey.com to learn more about TO360 and the ways to get involved!

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