Mental Health Event hosted by Windermere United Church

Posted on April 22, 2021

ANXIETY – Friend or Foe?

Thursday, May 13, 7 p.m. Free Online Event, hosted by Windermere United Church

Join Andrew Poulos, M. Ed., for a conversation on understanding and addressing anxiety. Andrew is a Registered Psychotherapist who helps students and adults actively manage mental health challenges. In this one-hour conversation, Andrew will unpack anxiety, how it affects us, and share practical tools for its management.

Register to participate in the conversation by Zoom here: https://forms.gle/XKZ53o5stuxRmEGq7

Or watch as we broadcast the event live at Facebook.com/WindermereUC

Garden Suites Community Consultation Meetings

Posted on April 22, 2021

The Garden Suites Study is one of several studies that the City Planning Division is undertaking to expand housing options in Neighbourhoods as part of the Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods (EHON) work program (EHON website), endorsed by City Council in July 2020.

Public engagement on Garden Suites is currently underway with the Garden + Suites Survey and a series of virtual community consultation meetings where residents can learn more, ask questions, and share comments about Garden Suites. Details below.

Meeting Details:

Tuesday, May 11, 2021; 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Wednesday, May 12, 2021; 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Thursday, May 13, 2021; 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

These meetings will be Online and phone-in only. To join pre-registration is required at http://www.toronto.ca/cpconsultations

Additional information about the Garden + Suites study is available at the study website.

High Park Zoo Events! – ZOOVIEWS on May 1 and May 15.

Posted on April 22, 2021

EVENT 1:

ZOOVIEWS is Friends of High Park Zoo’s live speaker series with the ability to ask questions of an expert!

Join on Saturday, May 1 at 1:00pm EST, along with animal expert Dr. Taylor Chastain Griffin to learn more about llamas. Please visit our website (www.highparkzoo.ca/events) for Zoom meeting details.

This talk will be about the general effects of animal-assisted interventions on human health and well-being, as well as animal-related engagement. There will be a specific focus on llamas.

EVENT 2:

ZOOVIEWS is Friends of High Park Zoo’s live speaker series with the ability to ask questions of an expert!

Join on Saturday, May 15 at 9:00am EST, along with animal expert Dr. Emilio A. Herrera Perez to learn more about capybaras.  Please visit our website (www.highparkzoo.ca/events) for Zoom meeting details.

This talk will be about the capybara – its size, some general characteristics such as precociality, diet and social system.

Lansdowne Underpass Art Project Call for Community Feedback

Posted on April 22, 2021

Call for Community Feedback
The City of Toronto, StreetARToronto invites you to share feedback on the Design Concepts for the Lansdowne Underpass Art Project.

To share your feedback, please visit https://s.cotsurvey.chkmkt.com/LansdowneUP

About this Project
The Lansdowne Underpass Art Project, will transform the east side of the Lansdowne Underpass, south of Dundas Street West with a collection of murals that share first person perspective stories that speak to the rich ongoing history of the site as home to many diverse plant and animal species and cultural communities, beginning with the Indigenous peoples of Tkaronto and Turtle Island. The Lansdowne Underpass Art Project aims to create a collaborative artwork that honours this site by telling stories of those who have and continue to live on, play on, build community on, struggle on, learn from, grow in, paint, immigrate to, contribute to, and tend to this land.

The Lansdowne Underpass Art Project aspires to include works that represent the diverse cultures, languages and heritage of street, mural and graffiti artists from the communities that have settled in what is now Ward 4 and Ward 9 over the centuries. The project aims to create an artwork that shares knowledge across communities and celebrates people coming together through compassion, cooperation, a shared sense of belonging and pride of place.

 

Greenest City is hiring a Full time Urban Agriculture Coordinator

Posted on April 22, 2021

Greenest City builds healthy, inclusive neighbourhoods through education and empowerment to preserve, protect and improve the environment. They are dedicated to growing good food, sharing good food and connecting people with community and the environment.

How to apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to Angela ElzingaCheng at angela@greenestcity.ca. Please put: Urban Agriculture Application in subject line. Deadline for applications: Friday, April 23, 2021

2021 Greenest City Urban Agriculture Coordinator.docx

Tenant Information Session and Resist Renovictions Workshop – Invite for Tenant

Posted on April 22, 2021

Toronto ACORN will be hosting virtual tenant rights information session on Saturday April 24 at 2PM, as well as a virtual resist renovictions workshop on Monday April  26th at 6PM.

They will cover details around renovictions, rent increases, evictions, maintenance and repair issues, and more.

There will be time for questions and discussion afterward. They will also have an information flyer to send to those who attended with more resources and links to topics covered.

Those who are interested will need to register beforehand using this link:  bit.ly/TenantsRightsInfoSessions for the session on Saturday and bit.ly/ResistRenovictionsWorkshop for the session on Monday.

There are also event pages on Facebook:

Tenant Information Session – https://www.facebook.com/events/134926171932149

Resist Renovictions – https://www.facebook.com/events/462070788403064

Those who are interested can RSVP by emailing torontoadmin@acorncanada.org or by calling 416 461 9233.

Inwit: Low Waste Takeout App Pilot in Roncesvalles

Posted on April 22, 2021

Inwit will be piloting Toronto’s first zero waste food app in Roncesvalles! Visit them at inwit.ca; On Instagram @inwit.app or email them at hello@inwit.ca .

*REMINDER* 2-24 Temple Ave. – Community Consultation Meeting on April 28.

Posted on April 22, 2021

A rezoning application for property located at 2-24 Temple Avenue proposes a 16-storey residential building with 273 dwelling units.

The site is currently occupied by 5 detached houses and 4 semi-detached houses, which are proposed to be demolished to accommodate the proposed development. The existing houses contain 22 rental housing dwelling units and 5 dwelling rooms, comprising 5 dwelling rooms with affordable rents, 14 units with affordable rents, 3 units with mid-range rents, and 5 units with high-end units.

April 28th, Virtual Community Consultation Meeting

City Planning is holding a Virtual Community Consultation Meeting on a Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment application for property located at 2-24 Tempe Avenue.

The Virtual Community meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 from 6 – 7:30 PM.

The meeting will be an opportunity to learn more about this application, ask questions and share your comments. Your feedback will help inform the City’s evaluation of the proposed development.

How to participate:
A link to the meeting is available online at www.toronto.ca/cpconsultations. Participants will be able to join the meeting either by phone or online as of 5:45 PM on the day of the meeting.

Note: Participants by phone will not be able to ask live questions during the meeting. Submit your comments in advance by contacting the City Planning Staff or the Councillor’s Office.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please forward your comments to Thomas Rees, City Planner, @toronto.ca and Councillor Perks’ Office, councillor_perks@toronto.ca .

April 21st, Preliminary Report at Toronto East York Community Council

The Preliminary Planning Report on 2-24 Temple Avenue was heard at Toronto East York Community Council on April 21, 2021.

The report with background information is available to review at: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2021.TE24.26

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.

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