Join Councillor Perks on Monday, February 3rd, 7pm – 8:30pm in the 3rd Floor Staff Room of Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton School (1515 Bloor St W) for a meeting to discuss the 2020 City Budget and hear about local community priorities for the year. Councillor Perks will be joined by local community stakeholders who will be sharing their thoughts on how the City’s budget and investments impact the ward.Budget Meeting - Invitation Notice
On June 4, 2019, the Ontario Government passed the “Getting Ontario Moving Act,” which assigns responsibility for planning some rapid transit in Toronto to the Province of Ontario. As a result, the Relief Line project has now been replaced by the Ontario Line project. With this change, Metrolinx will lead a renewed consultation and exploration process, which will also include additional Environmental Assessment work. As this new process gets underway, we
hope that you will continue to participate in engagement opportunities.
Metrolinx is hosting four public open houses to introduce the Ontario Line later this month. Fifteen potential stations are proposed between Ontario Place and Ontario Science Centre, with links to GO Transit, the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, and TTC Lines 1 and 2. The objective of the information sessions will be to provide the public with an overview of the project, the process, and information on future engagement opportunities.
The information sessions will be hosted in the last two weeks of January. The same information will be available at each event. Each event will be from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
Public Open Houses:
Thursday, January 23rd at Ontario Science Centre (770 Don Mills Rd)
Monday, January 27th at Ryerson University, Tecumseh Auditorium (55 Gould St)
Tuesday, January 28th at Metropolitan Community Church (115 Simpson Ave)
Wednesday, January 29th at Exhibition Place, Beanfield Centre, Room 201 ABC (105 Princes’ Blvd)
If you have any questions about the meetings or the project, please contact Metrolinx directly at OntarioLine@metrolinx.com.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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 email@example.com Dundas Pre-App meeting notice
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
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/
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.
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.
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
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