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Jane’s Walk in Ward 14 – May 7 & 8

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Join one of the many Jane’s walks taking place across Toronto.

Of interest in Ward 14 are:

Take a Walk on the Sunnyside
Sunnyside Amusement Park was bigger than NYCs Coney Island in its day. It drew thousands of holidaymakers. What happened and why?

May 7th, 10:00 AM
Meet at Beaty Ave. Parkette – south side of King St.

The Tibetan Experience in Gentrifying Parkdale
Organized by the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust, this walk focuses on the Tibentan experience and response to gentrification in Parkdale.

May 7th, 1:00 PM
Meet at Cowan Ave. and Queen St., PNLT table

Let’s Walk Together
This walk is for Residents and Visitors of the Parkdale Community and is dedicated to the refugees and refugee supporters.

May 7th, 1:00 PM
Meet at Romero House, 1558 Bloor St. West

Multisensory Tour
A well-designed place doesn’t just look good; it feels good to the senses. Come discover Toronto’s multi-sensory spaces.

May 8th, 9:30 AM
Meet at north east corner of Dufferin & Queen

Parkdale Roncesvalles Cycling Town Hall – Thurs. April 7th

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Have your say on how to make cycling better and safer in our neighbourhood. Make your voice heard, learn about the City of Toronto’s Ten-Year Cycling Network Plan, and see what the Cycle Toronto Ward 14 Advocacy Group is doing to improve cycling conditions.

Bring ideas, feedback, and friends for a Q&A with:
– Councillor Gord Perks
– MPP Cheri DiNovo
– MP Arif Virani
– Toronto Cycling Planner Christina Bouchard

… followed by a social at a nearby pub TBA!

FREE for all at an accessible venue – including delicious refreshments and a prize draw! Hosted by Cycle Toronto Ward 14 Advocacy Group.

Date: Thursday, April  7th
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: 1303 Queen St W. – Parkdale Library (basement auditorium)

Roncesvalles Area Planning Study – Nov. 17th

The City is holding a public consultation to discuss  the built form and physical character within the study area and how to approximately accommodate future growth. This includes examining building envelopes, height and massing, heritage assessment and streetscape and landscape improvements. The Study covers the area along Roncesvalles from Queen St. to Dundas St. and includes a portion of Dundas St. to the East of Roncesvalles.

Date: Tuesday, November 17st
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: 128 Fern Ave. – Fern Avenue Public School

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Historic Houses of Parkdale – on Rogers TV

Series 372, Subseries 58 - Road and street condition photographsVIEWING LIVE STREAMING via a web browser

All Rogers Customers (cable, internet, wireless, home phone) can watch the shows online WHEN they are airing on the channel.

You first have to REGISTER for a MyRogers account (don’t need to be a Rogers customer).  Go to their website:  www.rogerstv.com

Top left corner, big red box that says ‘Watch Now’.  All you have to do is login ONCE using your MyRogers Account Login.   Please note you can also watch any Rogers TV station throughout the country with this feature.

To watch “Structures” during the scheduled air times, please make sure you select Toronto in the top right corner.

Subsidized Backyard Tree Planting – LEAF

LEAF offers a subsidized Backyard Tree Planting Program to help you get the right tree in the right place. For approximately $150 to $220 per tree you will get a site consultation in your yard with an arborist, a five to eight foot tall tree (or two to four feet tall for evergreen trees) and full planting service.

Or, if you want to plant in your front or side yard (or just like to get your hands dirty), try the Do-It-Yourself version of the program. For $100 to $150 per tree, you’ll receive access to online tree care and maintenance video workshops, personalized advice from arborists by email, and a tree delivered right to your door!

Native shrubs and garden kits are also available. The program is available to homeowners, multi-units, and businesses across Toronto.

For more information on how the program works or to book a consultation, visit www.yourleaf.org

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Condos Proposal for King and Dufferin

New condo developments are moving into Parkdale!

Lifetime Developments submitted rezoning and site plan approval applications to the City of Toronto on July 20th. The company wants to build condo towers at 1221 and 1182 King St. W. The initial proposals put the buildings at 19 and 21 storeys, respectively.

In current renderings, each condo will offer three levels of underground parking as well as ground and second floor retail spaces. The project will also provide nearly 750 residential units. Currently, the intersection houses two banks, the only remaining downtown Island Foods location and some other fast food establishments. 20150717-condo-parkdale

Canada Post Community Mailbox locations

Canada Post has announced plans to replace door-to-door home delivery service with a Community Mailbox system. Other municipal governments, and their residents, have expressed significant concerns regarding the placement of these new large Community Mailboxes on residential streets.
We need to prevent similar problems here in Toronto where our densely populated neighbourhoods, narrow streets, and crowded streetscape will make implementation more problematic.

Toronto East York Community Council 
teycc@toronto.ca or 416-392-7033

Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Place: City Hall, 100 Queen St W, Committee Room 1