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.

Sidewalk-Trial-Info-Events-Public-Notice

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.

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.

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

WTOHT Vaccine Town Hall flyer - March 24

Community Consultation Meeting on Development in Proximity to Rail

Posted on February 4, 2021

The City is looking for input on the proposed draft Official Plan Amendment and zoning approach to establish a city-wide approach to public safety for new development of sensitive or high occupancy land uses in proximity to rail infrastructure. 

The meeting is on February 10, 2021 from 6:30 – 8:30pm.

Here’s how to participate:

Join by phone:

Before the meeting: Submit your comments in advance by contacting the City Planning Staff.
To join the meeting – call 416-9156530 and when prompted enter 177 033 2158 as Meeting ID Number.  Participants by phone will be able to ask live questions during the meeting by dialing *3.

Join Online:

Join via the following link:    https://toronto.webex.com/toronto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e41d93ca37a46c73d04e376905dbb9d76

You can also access the event link by visiting the City Planning Consultations webpage at:  http://www.toronto.ca/cpconsultations

 

Rail Safety Consultation Notice Feb 10

Register to join my virtual town hall on Monday, December 7

Posted on November 26, 2020

Raising Our Voice: Organizing During the Global Pandemic

With new information coming out daily, it is difficult to know where to turn to make sure our views are heard on how we can rebuild a fairer, more just Toronto.

As the City prepares to release its 2021 budget in early January, every voice is critical to make sure the issues we care about are acted upon as we move forward. Housing, the environment, public transportation, and child care will all be up for debate as the City tries to find a path forward. By working together we can strengthen our voice to ensure no one is left behind.

Join me as I welcome both local and city-wide leaders and activists to discuss how we organize in these unprecedented times.


WHEN: Monday, December 7, 2020

TIME: 6:30 pm

REGISTER HERE


If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Councillor Perks by email at councillor_perks@toronto.ca or by phone at 416-392-7919.

Virtual Meeting – Melbourne Ave Parkette Improvement – Nov 17

Posted on November 5, 2020

The City will be hosting a virtual community meeting to discuss planned park improvements to Melbourne Avenue Parkette (located near King St W and Dufferin St). This meeting is an opportunity to hear about potential design proposals and for the community to provide feedback on what improvements they would most like to see in the park. The current plan involves upgrading playground equipment, new accessible surfacing, a water bottle filling station and other improvements. Councillor Gord Perks will be in attendance.

Event Details:

Tuesday November 17th 2020 – 6:30-8:00pm

WebEx Registration: https://toronto.webex.com/toronto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5872d4e4097d80e346633553fd8e30e5

Please register in advance to receive the instructions for joining the meeting.

For more information on the project, please visit: www.toronto.ca/MelbourneImprovements

The following attachment provides the design options that were presented by Parks Staff:

Melbourne Ave Parkette Concept Design_Public Meeting Nov 17

Virtual Community Meeting – Close Ave Parkette Improvements

Posted on October 23, 2020

The City will be hosting a virtual community meeting to discuss planned park improvements to Close Avenue Parkette (located at King St W and Close Ave). This meeting is an opportunity to hear about potential design proposals and for the community to provide feedback on what improvements they would most like to see in the park. The current plan involves upgrading playground equipment, converting the existing wading pool into a splash pad and other park improvements.

Councillor Gord Perks will be in attendance.

Event Details:

Thursday November 5th – 6:30 -8:30pm

WebEx Registration: https://toronto.webex.com/toronto/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec2dea4b198985c051808a44e577f4fb0

Please register in advance to receive the instructions for joining the meeting.

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