West Toronto Ontario Health Team – COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall

Posted on March 18, 2021

The West Toronto Ontario Health Team (OHT), in collaboration with Toronto Public Health,  will be presenting a one hour Zoom Town Hall meeting on March 24, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the safety and efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccines. Our speakers are recognized members of the medical community; Dr. Mark Downing, Associate Medical Director, Infection Control at St. Joseph’s Health Centre and Dr. Herveen Sachdeva, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Toronto Public Health.

West Toronto OHT Vaccine Town Hall

March 24, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Register here: http://bit.ly/WTOHTVaccine

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New Food Bank Opening Jane/Dundas – Cooper Mills-Gooch Community Food Bank

Posted on March 18, 2021

Cooper Mills-Gooch Community Food Bank, located at 4020 Dundas Street West, is proud to announce its opening of public services on March 25th, 2021. This initiative will provide the Jane/Dundas area with food support in the form of fresh produce, fruit and other food essentials. Clients will be able to access the food bank every Thursday, from 2-6 PM.

Cooper Mills-Gooch Food Bank is operated in partnership with College-Montrose Children’s Place, United Way GT, Daily Bread, Toronto Community Housing, 4 Villages Community Health Centre, Access Alliance, Runnymede Presbyterian Church and St. Giles Kingsway Presbyterian Church. These organizations collaborate with volunteers and community members in order to offer services and are committed to empowering the neighbourhoods they serve.

For more information, please call 416-358-0031.

KQQR Construction – Partial Intersection Closure

Posted on March 18, 2021

The intersection of KQQR will be partially closed as of March 31 until November 23, 2021 as part of coordinated efforts by the City and TTC to upgrade various infrastructure in the area.

From March 31 until July 21 road users will be able to travel east-west along The Queensway and King Street West. From July 22 until November 23 road users will be able to travel east-west along The Queensway and Queen Street West.

If you have questions about the upcoming work, please contact our office or the Public Consultation Staff: Michael Vieira, 416-392-3074, kqqr@toronto.ca

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Sanitary Main Replacement in Etienne Brule Park

Posted on March 18, 2021

The City of Toronto is replacing the sanitary forcemain (a pressurized sewer pipe that transports wastewater from a lower to higher elevation) through Etienne Brule Park and Home Smith Park, which has reached the end of its life cycle. The existing sanitary forcemain pipe beneath the river is nearly 60 years old and is in danger of failing. This work includes the construction of sewage valve chambers, shaft construction and microtunnelling (an efficient trenchless method for construction of small diameter tunnels) beneath the Humber River. It also involves connecting the new sanitary forcemain outside the existing Baby Point Sewage Pumping Station.

In order to ensure public safety during the construction, the City will be undertaking weekday closures at Etienne Brule Park. The park will be closed (Monday to Friday, excluding holidays) to pedestrians travelling near and through the active construction work zone. This closure will be in effect starting Monday March 15th and is expected to be completed in July of 2021. The construction zone occupies Etienne Brule Park between the Humber River and the Humber Ravine slope and the Humber River Recreational Trail and the park paths are required to move heavy machinery in and out of the construction site. The area of the park off-trail is not maintained and there is not a safe route for pedestrians. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to the residents due to this closure.

This closure will only be in effect on weekdays (Monday to Friday). On weekends (Saturday to Sunday) and holidays, the park will be opened with an access path for pedestrians.

Please see below for more details about the closure, including a map of the location.

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Join the Junction Residents Association

Posted on March 18, 2021

The Junction Residents Association (JRA) is a group of volunteers who live in and love this neighbourhood.

Their purpose is to make the Junction an even greater place to live by uniting their skills and passions to improve their community.

Together, they want to plan community events, and join their voices to help shape the neighbourhood, support local businesses, drive environmental stewardship and so much more.

There are a number of ways to get involved!

  • Sign yourself and your family up for a membership* – BONUS! The kind folks at the West End Phoenix have offered members a 15% discount on their newspaper subscription! Discount will be available until April 30, 2021.
  • Attend a meeting and lend your voice
  • Join one of the committees
  • Apply for a board position
  • Lend your skills and talents where/when you can

JRA hopes to make the Junction an even more vibrant, inclusive, and liveable neighbourhood and they would love for you to join them!

Visit the JRA website to learn more and get in touch: www.torontojra.com

*Membership cost is a sliding scale to be as inclusive to all residents as possible.


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Updates from Windermere United Church

Posted on March 18, 2021

The Sacred Practice of Caregiving
March 25, 12:30 p.m. Via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Join us for a conversation with Professor John Swinton on the key role spirituality can play in caregiving. Professor Swinton is a sought-after speaker on issues of healthcare and spirituality, building on years of practical experience and theological reflection.

This talk will be of special interest to caregivers, particularly those who love and care for people with dementia or mental health challenges. Let your family and friends know.

Register for the Zoom link at bit.ly/SwintonMar25

Or watch via Facebook Live at Facebook.com/WindermereUC

EASTER FOOD DRIVE – Help us fill baskets with more than just chocolates this year. Please bring your non-perishable items to our side door on Mayfield Ave, Saturday April 3rd, from 10am-4pm.

Neighbours Helping Neighbours (NHN) is a program organized by Windemere United Church that connects local people who require help with neighbours who can help. We pull together supplies, practical information on community services, food security,  and, most important, volunteers. And then, make the connections. If a person requires specialized assistance, their situation is referred to an appropriate resource. If we can help, please reach out through this form or call us at (416) 769-5611. If you want to volunteer, we’d love to hear from you, here.


March 2021