Ditching single use plastics townhall video recording is now available

Posted on April 29, 2021

We all have a responsibility to help reduce the single-use plastics that are damaging our world. Join us for a conversation about what our local governments, businesses and even individuals can do to play their part.

On April 20, Councillor Gord Perks and Parkdale High-Park 4 Climate Action presented a Ward 4 virtual
town hall and discussion.

Panelists for the event included

  • Councillor Gord Perks
  • Emily Alfred, Toronto Environmental Alliance
  • Tina Soldovieri, Roncy Reduces
  • Dipesh Shah, Canary and Fox
  • and Adrianna Couto, Inwit

Here is the recording of the town hall –

Sidewalk Snow Clearing Trial – Virtual Public Information Event

Posted on April 29, 2021

The City of Toronto has recently concluded a trial to test the use of smaller sidewalk snow plows. The goal of the trial was to determine whether sidewalk snow clearing could be expanded to include areas of the city that do not currently receive mechanical clearing as part of the City’s winter maintenance program.

More information is available at toronto.ca/sidewalktrial

You can also learn more about the trial by attending a virtual public information event.

Event Details

Monday, May 10; 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Focus areas:

  • Parkdale-High Park
  • York South-Weston
  • Davenport

Meeting access code: 133 155 7578

Register here for the event.


Join the public consultations on Multi-Tenant houses

Posted on April 29, 2021

Multi-tenant houses are an important part of Toronto’s affordable rental housing stock, providing single-room accommodation to diverse communities including students, seniors, new immigrants and residents with low to moderate income.

The existing zoning and licensing regulations for multi-tenant houses have not been updated since amalgamation of the former municipalities in 1998 and as a result, are inconsistent.

The City is proposing the creation of a comprehensive city-wide zoning approach and enhancements to licensing and enforcement to enable regulatory oversight that will support safe, liveable, well-maintained and affordable multi-tenant houses across Toronto.

The City of Toronto is inviting members of the public to provide feedback on the proposed regulatory and compliance framework for multi-tenant houses, commonly known as rooming houses.

The public can provide feedback on the proposed framework by attending a virtual meeting on May 4 or 11, or by answering a questionnaire online or by phone.

The City is also inviting community organizations to host their own virtual consultation to collect feedback. Eligible groups can submit a simple proposal to apply for a grant to help cover the costs of the consultation. The deadline to apply for a grant is April 30, and a Do- it-Yourself Meeting Toolkit will be available for download online in the coming week.

The City will also be hosting workshops to get feedback from key stakeholder groups, such as tenants, owners and operators of multi-tenant houses, post-secondary schools and students, area residents groups and housing-related agencies and organizations.

For more details on how to get involved and the proposed regulatory and compliance framework, visit www.toronto.ca/MTHreview.

Friends of High Park Zoo is Seeking Board of Director Nominations

Posted on April 29, 2021

Nominations due Sunday May 16, 2021

Friends of High Park Zoo (FHPZ) is seeking inspired and motivated volunteer board members to oversee the activities of the organization for 2021 and 2022. 

Although High Park Zoo is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, they are moving forward with the Master Plan Zoo renovations. Recently, High Park Zoo has been awarded $2.6M in capital funding from the Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) to complete major infrastructure improvements. With other exciting projects on the horizon in greening the Zoo, public art, education, community outreach, partnerships, fundraising and charitable status, the Board is busier than ever!

In 2021, the Board is seeking candidates with experience in the areas of Graphic Design, Financial Acumen, Grant Writing, Development and Project Management (Construction), and Legal and Governance Matters to help realise FHPZ’s Master Plan, Fundraising and Community Outreach goals. Priority areas are explained in greater detail in the Experience section on our website.

If you are eligible and believe you align with the Vision, Mission and Values of FHPZ and have the passion and experience to be an effective Board member, please apply by submitting your resume and a cover letter by Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. References may be requested.

All applications must be submitted electronically to: info@highparkzoo.ca

For eligibility and additional details, please visit our website.

April 2021