Public consultation on digital technologies and data governance in Toronto

Posted on December 3, 2019

The City of Toronto is developing a Digital Infrastructure Plan to help guide decisions on how Toronto will evaluate and regulate digital technologies and data use for City services and other proposals.

Digital technologies – including “smart city technologies” – are bringing Toronto new benefits and ways of working to create an efficient, connected community. They are also associated with a number of broader public issues including privacy, transparency, accountability, public ownership, equity and protection of the public interest.

At this phase of consultation, the public is invited to learn more about digital technologies and to provide input on guiding principles and policies that will inform the City’s Digital Infrastructure Plan.

Public events

The public can attend and provide feedback at one of the upcoming sessions:

      December 7 – McGregor Park Community Centre (2231 Lawrence Ave E.), 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

      December 9 – Toronto City Hall, Council Chamber (100 Queen St W.), 6:30 to 9 p.m.

      December 12 – North York Central Library (5120 Yonge St.), 1:30 to 4 p.m.

The December 9 meeting will be livestreamed on the City’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/thecityoftoronto.

Online engagement
An online consultation survey will be available at
https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/get-involved/public-consultations/#item/746 starting December 7 until December 19. Those unable to attend a consultation can email input or questions to digitalfeedback@toronto.ca.

The Digital Infrastructure Plan will be developed through further consultations and opportunities for public participation in 2020. To sign up to be notified about upcoming consultations, and for more information about the City’s work on smart cities, visit
https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/accountability-operations-customer-service/long-term-vision-plans-and-strategies/smart-cityto/
.

The consultation supports Toronto City Council’s direction to develop a City-wide policy framework and governance model associated with digital infrastructure and a work plan for implementation. It is also aligned with Council’s direction to sign on to the declaration of Cities Coalition for Digital Rights.

Pre-Application Meeting – 3194-3206 Dundas St W – December 9, 2019

Posted on November 27, 2019

Please share this information with your neighbours.

Gairloch Developments, the developer of 3194-3206 Dundas Street West, the current site of High Park Animal Hospital and Church of God Worship Centre, will be holding a pre-application meeting to discuss their proposed plans for this site.

The proposal includes a mid-rise condominium with retail at grade fronting Dundas Street West. Details will be available at the Pre-Application Meeting.

Date: Monday, December 9, 2019

Time: 6:30 to 8 PM

Place: West Toronto Baptist Church, 3049 Dundas St West (between  High Park and Quebec Ave)

Councillor Perks and City Planning Staff will be in attendance.

If you are unable to attend the meeting and are interested in providing comment and/or receiving more detailed information, please email Councillor Perks office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca.

3194-3206 Dundas Pre-App meeting notice

Charles G Williams Park Improvements

Posted on November 20, 2019

City of Toronto Parks staff will be hosting a community meeting to discuss planned park improvements to Charles G Williams Park. 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. Parks staff and I will be in attendance to answer any questions you may have.

Date: Wednesday December 4, 2019
Time: 7:00 – 8:30PM
Place: Fern Avenue Public School – Auditorium, 128 Fern Ave

Ontario Health Coalition’s Save the Services that Save Us event – November 9, 2019

Posted on November 7, 2019

On Saturday, November 9, at 11:30 am, join the Ontario Health Coalition to call on the Provincial Government to stop cuts to Public Health. This event will be held at Nathan Phillips Square. Learn more about this event and Ontario Health Coalition at https://www.ontariohealthcoalition.ca/

Transit Tales – Heritage Talk – November 14, 2019

Posted on October 31, 2019

On November 14,  Heritage York is hosting a Heritage Talk at Lambton House (4066 Old Dundas St.) titled, “Transit Tales”. Trevor Parker-Sciberras and David Reigate’s talk will cover the 150 years of history, from horse-drawn to motorized transportation and feature colorful photographs, vintage film footage, and Lego replicas of buses and streetcars.

Doors open at 7:00pm and talk starts at 7:30pm.

Climate Actions and Priorities Public Meeting

Posted on September 30, 2019

The City of Toronto is inviting residents to share their ideas on actions and priorities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Toronto. Input from residents will help to inform the 2021 to 2023 implementation plan for the City’s TransformTO climate action strategy. The plan will be presented to Council in the spring of 2020.

Four public meetings will take place on the following dates and locations in October:

  • Tuesday, October 8 from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. at Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall
  • Thursday, October 17 from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. at Warden Hilltop Community Centre, 25 Mendelssohn St.
  • Thursday, October 24 from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. at North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
  • Wednesday, October 30 from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. in Room 308/309 at Metro Hall, 55 John St.

Toronto residents can register to attend a meeting at https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/water-environment/environmentally-friendly-city-initiatives/transformto/transformto-climate-action-strategy/community-engagement/.

The public can also provide input by completing a survey or by hosting their own community conversation. The online survey and resources to support community-hosted conversations will be available on October 7 at the community engagement web link above.

At its meeting this week, Toronto City Council will consider declaring a climate emergency and adopting a net zero greenhouse gas emissions target for Toronto. The City’s current long-term target is an 80 per cent reduction by 2050, based on 1990 levels.

Residents can sign up for e-updates on the TransformTO strategy using the link above and can obtain more information about the City’s TransformTO climate action strategy at http://www.toronto.ca/transformto.

340-376R Dufferin St & 2 Melbourne Ave Community Meeting

Posted on September 23, 2019

A pre-application community meeting is being held to discuss plans by applicant Hullmark to amend the zoning bylaw. The proposal does not contain any changes to the current built form.

You are invited to attend this meeting to learn about the proposal details before a formal proposal is submitted. The meeting will include a presentation given by the applicant, as well as a Q&A session chaired by Councillor Perks.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Auditorium, Lower Level
Parkdale Public Library
1303 Queen St W

340 Dufferin St - Meeting Notice

On-Street Permit Parking – 2nd Community Consultation Meeting

Posted on September 20, 2019

You are invited to a Ward 4 On-street Permit Parking 2nd Community Consultation Meeting with City of Toronto Transportation Staff and City Councillor Gord Perks. Join City staff and Councillor Perks to learn about the City Permit Parking Program and review the proposed area permit parking boundaries.

September 24th, 2019
7:00 – 8:30PM
St. Pius X Catholic School
71 Jane St, Toronto

September 2019 Permit Parking Community Meeting

Exhibition Place Master Plan Local Advisory Committee – Sept 23 2019

Posted on September 17, 2019

City of Toronto Planning is forming a Local Advisory Committee of area organizations to provide input and feedback on the Exhibition Place Master Plan initiative. You are invited to join our first of two meetings to hear about the project, ask questions, and offer feedback on the initial analysis and draft directions for the future of Exhibition Place.

The meeting will include a presentation from City Planning staff followed by a facilitated discussion. Your input will help shape the vision, principles, ideas, and strategies that will guide the evolution of this unique space in the City.

Monday, September 23rd, 2019
6:30-8:30 pm
Fort York Visitor Centre, 250 Fort York Boulevard

Kindly RSVP to nextplaceplan@toronto.ca with the name of the designate(s) that will represent your organization by Wednesday, September 18th.
For further information please visit the project website: toronto.ca/nextplaceplan

We look forward to seeing you on the 23rd!

2019 TTC Public Forum on Accessible Transit

Posted on August 23, 2019

You are invited to attend the TTC’s annual Public Forum on Accessible Transit, which will take place on Wednesday September 25, 2019, from 6 pm to 9 pm at Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place, 105 Princes’ Boulevard. The purpose of the Forum is to update customers about TTC accessibility initiatives, including the Wheel-Trans 10-Year Strategy, Family of Services, Travel Training Pilot Program, and the Easier Access project, and gather feedback about possible improvements to the TTC’s accessible conventional and specialized services.

The Public Forum includes:

  • 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm – Special Meeting of the TTC Board
  • 6 pm to 7 pm – Display area for one-on-one interaction with attendees
  • 7 pm to 9 pm – Brief presentation from TTC staff on the progress and status of TTC accessibility initiatives followed by a Q&A session

Come out and let your voice be heard!

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