Open House Meeting for 2978 Dundas St W (W of Pacific) - June 20th

The developer of 2978 Dundas Street West is hosting an Open House to show the updated plans they submitted to the City back in January.  (This is the development proposal on the west side of Dundas and Pacific, not the location that includes the Junction Train Platform). This will be an opportunity for residents to review the latest revisions for the proposed development, and to discuss the proposal with the developers.  Please note this is not a City organized meeting, and is solely an Open House provided by the developers.  Stop by anytime, as there is no sit down presentation.

Wednesday June 20, 2018
6:30 pm to 8 pm
West Toronto Baptist Church, 3049 Dundas St W

Junction Area TTC Transit Network Plan

TTC Service Planning staff will be out at subway stations and transit loops in the Junction area, to share with the public their transit network plan for the neighbourhood.

This plan addresses prevalent concerns from the community that they have heard in the past, including:

  • Continuous service on Dundas West from Dundas West Station to Kipling Station·       
  • Continuous service on St. Clair West from Gunn’s Loop to Scarlett Road
  • All day everyday service on Parkside Drive, by extending 80 Queensway to Keele Station during all service periods.

Learn more about the plan: http://www.ttc.ca/TTC_Surveys/Junction_Area_Survey.jsp

There is also an opportunity for you to provide feedback at planning@ttc.ca

Community Council Boundaries

Following the changes to the ward boundaries, and the addition of three new wards, the Community Council boundaries need to be realigned.  The City is now asking for resident feedback to hear what you think.

Community Councils are where local issues are heard, debated, and voted on.  For some, the final decision falls to Community Council, while others go to City Council for a final vote. If you have ever deputed regarding a development, a street safety issue, or a local concern in our ward, it would have been at our Etobicoke York Community Council (EYCC).  While it does not get the media attention that other committees do, decisions made here have some of the greatest effects on what is happening directly in our community.

For a long time I, as well as some of our resident associations, have expressed concerns about our location in the EYCC.  While we have wonderful staff, the issues that face the communities in Etobicoke can be very different from our ward.  Our neighbourhoods have much more in common with communities to our east, like Wallace Emmerson, Roncesvalles, and Dovercourt. Being separated from these communities has drawn an artificial boundary which has created a division in regards to traffic and parking rules, cycling infrastructure, speed limits, and how we handle the developments on our major streets.

One proposal, "Option B" creates two Community Council's out of the former Toronto East York Community Council. One would consist of all the wards that primarily were part of the west side of the Old City of Toronto, including our newly expanded ward. I feel this option would be best for our communities going forward, and I will be informing staff of my views.

That being said, this is not my decision. It is up to the residents of our City to be heard. I encourage you to read through the information provided by the City, and submit your views.  This is an important change for our ward, so please make sure your voice is heard!

City of TorontoCommunity Council Boundaries

Prescribed Burn for High Park - Monday April, 23rd

It is expected that the prescribed burn will occur on Monday, April 23, 2018 from approximately 2pm -5pm in High Park. During the implementation of the burn, park users will be restricted from accessing the burn areas and adjacent trails. Park users should expect temporary road closures and reduced parking.

Community Clean Up Days - April 21st and 22nd!

Clean Together Toronto - Community Park Cleanups taking place around Ward 13

Rennie Park (1 Rennie Terr)
Saturday, April 21, 2018
1pm - 3 pm
More information
here

Lithuania Park (155 Oakmount Rd)
Sunday, April 22, 2018
10 am - 12 pm

Sir Casimir Gzowski Park (1751 Lake Shore Blvd W), meet at Lake Shore Blvd W and Windermere Ave
Sunday, April 22, 2018
1 pm - 3 pm

Pre-Application Meeting for 2946-2968 Dundas St W - Thursday, April 5

On Thursday, April 5, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the West Toronto Baptist Church (3049 Dundas St W), the proponents, Oldstonehenge Development Corp, for 2946-2986 Dundas St W (the property including Junction Train Platform), will be hosting a development pre-application meeting for a proposal that has not yet been submitted to the City. Doors open at 6:30 pm, presentation at 7 pm. The proposed mixed-use development seeks to redevelop the site with commercial and residential uses. I will be attending this meeting.

Urban Hens TO - upcoming workshops

Thank you to everyone who attended the UrbanHensTO workshop on March 7, that I co-hosted, at Swansea Town Hall.

There are three future workshops where residents can learn once again about the program requirements, basic care for hens, how to prevent and detect disease, best practices for feeding and care for hens, and coop designs.

Ward 21 (St. Paul’s): St. Matthew’s United Church, 729 St. Clair Ave. W.
Saturday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to noon

Ward 5 (Etobicoke-Lakeshore): Etobicoke Civic Centre, Council Chambers
Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. to noon

Ward 32 (Beaches-East York): Danforth Mennonite Church, 2174 Danforth Ave.
Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. to noon

For more information, visit UrbanHensTO