Four Villages Community Health Centre is seeking Board members

Posted on April 15, 2021

The Four Villages Community Health Centre is seeking volunteers for its Board of Directors. Applications are available at www.4villageschc.ca or by calling 416-855-106.

TTC’s Monthly Update for Parkdale – High Park

Posted on April 15, 2021

Please see TTC’s newsletter below regarding service changes and improvement and major initiatives/construction in Ward 4. Updates on Keele Street Public Art Update  the King-Queen-Queensway-Roncesvalles Streetcar Improvements are also included.

Ward 4 Councillor Perks TTC Update 2021

2-24 Temple Avenue –Rezoning Application

Posted on April 15, 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 21st, Preliminary Report at Toronto East York Community Council

The Preliminary Planning Report on 2-24 Temple Avenue will be 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.

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 .

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High Park Cherry Blossoms – Virtual Experience

Posted on April 14, 2021

In keeping with the provincial Stay-at-Home order, the City is working to prevent crowding and gathering in High Park by offering a virtual view of the blooms. The park will still remain open for local pedestrian and cyclist access for essential fresh air and exercise.

 

The public can expect areas of the park where cherry trees are to be enclosed by fencing to prevent in-person viewing of the trees. The three areas in High Park which feature cherry blossom trees are Cherry Hill, near the sports fields and at the Jamie Bell Playground which will be fenced off. All park gates and entrances will also be closed to vehicle traffic for the duration of the blooms.

 

Given the current wave of COVID-19 in Toronto, amplified by variants of concern, access to areas of High Park with cherry blossom trees will not be permitted during their pre- and peak-bloom period because maintaining proper physical distancing in these areas will not be possible. Local visitors are encouraged to walk or bike to the park. The closure dates are weather-dependent and will be announced when the bloom period is determined.

 

To encourage residents to stay home and stay safe, the City will provide a 24-hour 4K ‘BloomCam’ of the blossoming trees in High Park at www.toronto.ca/cherryblossoms allowing residents to experience the #BloomAtHome. Rogers and the Toronto Public Library Bookmobile will again power the internet connectivity required to bring the virtual experience into viewers’ homes.

 

City enforcement officials and the Toronto Police Service will be onsite to prevent vehicle access to the park and ensure people stay away from the fenced off areas of the park. People are required to maintain a physical distance of two metres (six feet) from people they do not reside with. Masks are encouraged outdoors in situations where physical distancing is difficult and are mandatory while using washroom facilities and while waiting in line.

More information about cherry blossoms and plans for this year will be available at www.toronto.ca/cherryblossoms

 

Helping Toronto ditch single use plastics !

Posted on April 14, 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.

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

Panelists for the event will include

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

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Time: 6:30 -8pm

Please register to join the event: https://toronto.webex.com/toronto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e8ca40b447fdafc2a0b533b7d5b3cd3b9

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Public Art pre-qualification now posted for stations including Keele

Posted on April 8, 2021

Art is an important component of major station upgrades (including the Easier Access and Second Exit construction improvement projects). The Pre-Qualification of artists for TTC’s Public Art competition is now open for submissions! The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is looking to pre-qualify Artists to create integrated artworks for seven subway stations that are part of TTC’s Easier Access & Second Exit Project: Bay, Castle Frank, Christie, Donlands, Keele, Lansdowne and Spadina Stations. The competition closes on May 6, 2021.

Review the bid document here.

Learn more about the TTC Public Art Program here.

Virtual Community Consultation Meeting – 1358-1360 and 1354-1356 Queen Street West and 8-10, 12 and 14 Brock Avenue.

Posted on April 8, 2021

City Planning is holding a Virtual Community Consultation Meeting on a Proposed Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw Amendment application for property located at 1358-1360 and 1354-1356 Queen Street West and 8-10, 12 and 14 Brock Avenue.

This application, at the north/west corner of Queen and Brock, proposes a new 9-storey mixed-use building with commercial/retail uses on the ground floor and 117 dwelling units on the upper floors. It 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.

The property is currently occupied by five buildings along Queen Street West and Brock Avenue. Four two and three-storey mixed-use buildings along Queen Street West and Brock Avenue and one two-storey semi-detached building on Brock Avenue..

Information on the application is available on-line at the City’s Application Information Centre, http://app.toronto.ca/AIC/index.do .

You can view a copy of the Preliminary Report providing background information at: https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-163442.pdf

The meeting will take place on Monday, April 19, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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 Patrick Miller, City Planner, patrick.miller@toronto.ca and Councillor Perks’ Office, councillor_perks@toronto.ca .

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*Reminder* King – Queen – The Queensway – Roncesvalles Reconstruction: Sewer, Watermain, TTC Streetcar Track Replacement and Intersection Improvements

Posted on April 1, 2021

This joint project by TTC, Transportation Services and Water is the result of many years of work by the community.

In addition to state of good repair work on the aging sewer and TTC tracks around the intersection, the following will also be taking place:

  • Relocation of the eastbound centre platform streetcar stop to the far side of the intersection
  • Normalization of the intersection by removing the right turn lane from Queensway to King Street West
  • Creation of additional green space at the parkette located at Roncesvalles Pedestrian Bridge
  • Modification / construction of street car platforms at Glendale avenue

On April 5th there will be closures at this intersection. The initial closure date was pushed back as to not close the intersection in the middle of the week to then stop work over the holidays.

The following links provide more information about this work and the details for the weekly virtual trailer drop-in sessions:

toronto.ca/kqqr

https://bit.ly/2OhsCrw

Please do not hesitate to call or email the office if you have any questions about this construction work.

An Update on 1540-1550 Bloor Street West development application

Posted on April 1, 2021

The April 8, 2021 City Council Meeting will be reviewing a Staff Report titled 1540-1550 Bloor Street West – Zoning Amendment – Request for Direction for Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Hearing.

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2021.CC31.10

The application was originally submitted in 2019 proposing a 25-storey mixed-use building with commercial uses on the ground floor and residential uses above at the N/W corner of Bloor and Dundas Sts West.

The application is currently under appeal at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT).

In December 2020, City Council directed the City Solicitor, together with City Planning staff and other appropriate staff to attend the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) hearing to oppose the Zoning By-law Amendment at 1540-1550 Bloor Street West in its current form.

This Staff Report at Council is in response to a Revised Proposal submitted by the applicant in March 2021. The revised proposal includes increasing the height of the building from 25 to 27 stories, while decreasing the tower floorplates on upper floor, amongst other changes.

The Revised Proposal is available online at the City’s Application Information Centre.

The Staff Report that summaries changes to the proposal is available on p 4

https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2021/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-165280.pdf

Some of the information on this file is subject to solicitor-client privilege and is confidential.

My office will provide links to and share any public information as it becomes available.

Gord

Bloor Street Bridge under Metrolinx Rail at UP Express

Posted on April 1, 2021

The City of Toronto is planning to rehabilitate the Bloor Street Bridge under Metrolinx Rail at UP Express in Spring 2021. This work will ensure that the bridge meets today’s standards and remains safe for vehicles and pedestrians into the future. The project is part of the Council-approved 2021 Capital Works Program.

Please see the notice below for further details. For any questions or concerns feel free to contact our office or the Field Ambassador, Maria Lippa at 437-317-1465, BloorRail@morrisonhershfield.com

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