Ward 27 News

Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday with a Toronto Biennale of Art

on July 6, 2015

Toronto is home to world-class museums and public galleries, an expansive network of commercial art galleries, innovative art fairs, artist-run galleries, private art-friendly foundations, civic-minded art supporters, and some of the world’s most lauded artists. As Canada’s largest and most diverse city, Toronto is the ideal location to host a large-scale, multi-month, arts event celebrating […]

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Take this Online Survey and Help the City Build a New Cycling Network Plan

on July 2, 2015

Are you concerned about cycling infrastructure in Toronto?  The City is seeking your input to build a new Cycling Network Plan!  The information collected from the online consultation will assist City staff in developing a report to Council on proposed cycling network projects to be implemented over the next 10 years.   The City of Toronto’s Transportation […]

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The Pan Am Games Torch Relay is Coming to Toronto!

on June 18, 2015

The City of Toronto invites you to come out and celebrate at a free, family-friendly, community celebration for the Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games Torch Relay! Come on out and enjoy music, food, family activities and a visit from the Pan Am flame.  You can also meet Team Canada athletes who will be […]

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How does your Gardiner Grow?

on June 11, 2015

Commentary on the Gardiner East Debate by Hilary Holden Redesigning the Gardiner East is an exciting opportunity but the debate has cleaved opinions on the role of our roadways in supporting the growth of the Toronto City Region. If the choice at Council this week is Boulevard or Hybrid, and I hope it isn’t, then […]

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Community Council to Consider 30 km/h Speed Limit on Local Roads June 22, 2015

on June 10, 2015

Update: Tonight’s TEYCC meeting will take place in Committee Room 1, not Council Chambers.   Councillor Wong-Tam and other downtown Councillors are very concerned with traffic safety and speed issues in our neighbourhoods.  As a result, they have called a special meeting of Toronto and East York Community Council on June 22, to consider a […]

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Allan Gardens Playground Launch & Open House June 13, 2015

on June 10, 2015

After much anticipation, Councillor Wong-Tam is delighted to invite one and all to the official opening of the new Allan Gardens playground!  Join us for the ribbon cutting, followed by light refreshments on June 13 at 11:30am. An Open House information session on the new washroom and administrative facility will coincide with the playground launch and ribbon cutting.  We look […]

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The Future of the Gardiner Expressway

on June 2, 2015

Following the deputations of over 30 members of the public to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on May 13th, City Council will debate the future of the Gardiner East on June 10th and 11th.  Built in the 1950s and 1960s, the Gardiner Expressway is reaching the end of its useful life.  The City of Toronto […]

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Have Your Say About City of Toronto Outdoor Tennis Courts

on May 29, 2015

The City is reviewing its public tennis court operations and its policy related to outdoor tennis clubs and wants to hear from you.  Parks, Forestry and Recreation needs your input to ensure that these facilities are working and well-operated!  Do you have a local tennis court in your neighbourhood, or would you like one?  Become […]

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Road Work at 24 Wellesley Street West

on May 5, 2015

Following the installation of the separated cycling facilities on Wellesley Street this year, a large number of residents contacted Cycling Infrastructure staff with concerns about accessibility to the residential building at 24 Wellesley Street West. Those concerns focused largely on Wheel-Trans operations, as these vehicles were unable ‘kneel’ to deploy their side ramps. A site […]

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Statement re: Temporary Ramp at 558 Yonge Street

on April 30, 2015

April 30, 2015   Dear Residents and Community Members, On November 27, 2014, I learned that Toronto City Staff in Transportation Services, Right of Way Management had issued a notice of violation to Signs Restaurant, located at 558 Yonge Street, for an encroachment into the public right of way by a temporary ramp. The temporary […]

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Moorevale Park Tennis Facility Update

on April 20, 2015

At the request of the Moore Park Tennis Club (MPTC) and neighbours, the City halted installation of new lighting in the fall of 2014. An alternate proposal was put forward by the MPTC and two engineering assessments have been submitted for review by the City in 2015. These accomodations have delayed the project’s completion, but are […]

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Outside the Box Now Accepting Applications

on April 14, 2015

The City of Toronto invites local area artists to submit proposals to create art on City traffic signal boxes at various locations throughout Toronto. The goal of this project is to provide opportunities for artists to create works of art that contribute to the vitality and attractiveness of the streetscape. This project is being implemented […]

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City of Toronto Waste Strategy Survey

on April 14, 2015

The City of Toronto is developing a Long Term Waste Management Strategy for the next 30-50 years to find new ways to look after our waste. The Waste Strategy will recommend waste management policies and programs, including how to manage garbage remaining after reducing, reusing, recycling and composting. The goal of the Waste Strategy is […]

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Noise Bylaw and Rooming House Review Surveys Online Now!

on April 9, 2015

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam has been advocating for residents in Ward 27 on noise issues for several years. After two letters to the City’s Licensing and Standards Committee, a survey was approved to inform improvements to the City’s noise bylaws. The Municipal Code 591 Survey is being conducted to gather information about the opinions of Torontonians […]

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Have Your Say in Toronto’s Poverty Reduction Initiatives

on April 8, 2015

Join us for a Community Conversation in the Downtown East with Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell and Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam to help inform the City’s Poverty Reduction Strategy.  The Poverty Reduction Strategy will document how growing inequality threatens our prosperity, and will identify opportunities and present recommendations. You can also learn more about the City’s Poverty Reduction Strategy and ways […]

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Funding: Enabling Accessibility

on March 17, 2015

From the Government of Canada’s Employment and Social Development Canada Department website: The Enabling Accessibility Fund is a federal Grants and Contributions program that supports capital costs of construction and renovations related to improving physical accessibility and safety for people with disabilities in Canadian communities and workplaces. From installing automated door openers, constructing a universally […]

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2015 nominations for the City of Toronto Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards

on March 17, 2015

Do you know someone or a community group who is making a difference in Toronto by reducing barriers to civic participation? Celebrate their accomplishments – nominate them for an award! The Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards recognize significant efforts of Toronto residents who are working to build a city in which all residents are […]

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Statement from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam on the Personal Vehicle Tax

on March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015   Statement from Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam on the Personal Vehicle Tax On December 16, 2010, City Council voted 39-6 to end Toronto’s Personal Vehicle Tax (PVT). The unpopular tax was generating close to $50 million per year for the City, at that time, and there were broad expectations that the City would […]

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Public Meetings to Learn More About the Relief Line Project Assessment

on March 2, 2015

THESE MEETINGS We are currently seeking feedback on potential station areas and the evaluation criteria that will be used to determine the preferred alignment and station locations. STUDY OVERVIEW The City of Toronto’s City Planning Division, together with the TTC, is planning a new rapid transit line to connect the Yonge-University-Spadina Subway downtown to the […]

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New Ryerson Accelerator Program to Support Early-Stage Social Enterprises

on February 20, 2015

There is an exciting new social entrepreneurial program at Ryerson University.  On February 19, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that the Province of Ontario is investing in Ryerson University through the Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund (SEDF).  The university will receive $500,000 to create and deliver an accelerator program to support Greater Toronto Area social entrepreneurs and […]

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Have your say in the City of Toronto’s Poverty Reduction Strategy

on February 10, 2015

February 17-28, 2015 Days of Dialogue With your Community – Host your own community conversation with the Facilitator’s Guide On-line – Complete the Feedback Form and find the Facilitator’s Guide at toronto.ca/toprosperity In Person – Attend one of eight Community Dialogues: Tuesday, February 17 6:30-8:30 p.m. Rexdale Hub – Community Room B 21 Panorama Court […]

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Residents from Across Ward 27 Attend Budget Town Hall

on February 2, 2015

On Saturday, January 31 Councillor Wong-Tam held the Ward 27 2015 Budget Town Hall at the 519 Church Street Community Centre. Residents from across Ward 27 came to learn more about Toronto’s budget, ask questions, discuss local and city-wide priorities, and engage in a Participatory Budgeting exercise. Please click here to view the Participatory Budgeting […]

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Demolition of 1 Bloor Street West (known as Stollery’s)

on January 19, 2015

Statement from Councillor Wong-Tam, January 19, 2015 Demolition of 1 Bloor Street West that has occupied the southeast corner of Yonge and Bloor Street for the last 114 years began on January 17, 2015. I am disappointed that demolition of this site proceeded so hastily and without either meaningful community engagement or communication regarding future […]

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The chance to change Yonge St. – Toronto Star

on November 10, 2014

By: Ashante Infantry Business reporter, Published on Sun Nov 09 2014 Wider sidewalks, reduced vehicle traffic, more patios and cleaned-up accessible laneways are leading priorities for Yonge St. lovers participating in a survey about the future of the avenue’s southernmost strip. Since the summer, Yongelove.ca has let the public vote on their visions of the […]

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Media Release – OPEN STREETS TO UNVEILS SPONSORS, PLANNED “ACTIVITY HUBS” AHEAD OF INAGURAL AUGUST 17 EVENT

on August 14, 2014

OPEN STREETS TORONTO UNVIELS SPONSORS, PLANNED “ACTIVITY HUBS” AHEAD OF INAGURAL AUGUST 17 EVENT  Holt Renfrew,  Bike Share Toronto, community organizations lend support to Toronto’s largest free recreation event TORONTO, ON August 14, 2014 – Iconic brands, community organizations, educations institutions, and local businesses are lending support to Open Streets To this summer.  Holt Renfrew, Bike […]

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Information on Drinking Water Safety

on April 15, 2014

Lead in Drinking Water Lead does not exist in Toronto’s source water, Lake Ontario, or in the City’s drinking water distribution system. Prior to the mid-1950s, the water service pipe that delivers water into each home was commonly made of lead, a soft metal that can affect health. The water service pipe is owned by […]

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Feds Urged To Release Data

on March 3, 2014

Permission to re-post here granted by Blacklock`s Reporter. February 24, 2014 By Tom Korski Cabinet is being pressed to release confidential Canada Post feasibility studies on retail banking that were mysteriously shelved by management, and now concealed from the public. Toronto City Council voted 39-2 to request that the post office divulge Banking: A Proven […]

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Get Involved with City 2014 Budget Process & Community Organizing

on October 28, 2013

Volunteer Opportunity The “Commitment to Community” (C2C) campaign brings together Toronto residents who care about preserving and expanding the programs and services that make our city livable. We want to make sure that City Council understands and supports the vital role that the City plays in supporting this community infrastructure. The Commitment to Community (C2C) […]

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Village of Yorkville Park Improvements

on October 22, 2013

The Village of Yorkville Park is receiving an exciting face lift. In consultation with the Bloor-Yorkville BIA, as well as the ABC Resident’s Association and the Greater Yorkville Resident’s Association, my office has been working with City staff in Parks, Forestry and Recreation to review the health of the spruce trees in the eastern end […]

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TPS News Release: Public Safety Alert, Man wanted by police, Simon Willam Gares, 32, Beleived violent and dangerous, Photograph released of man

on October 18, 2013

Broadcast time: 09:41 Wednesday, October 16, 2013 53 Division 416-808-5300   The Toronto Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance locating a wanted man. Simon William Gares, 32, of Toronto, is wanted for threatening death and mischief under. He has also made non-specific threats related to the safety of children attending elementary schools. He is […]

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Cawthra Park is being Revitalized!

on September 23, 2013

Revitalization work has begun at Cawthra Square Park. This $1.45M project will upgrade the entryways on Church Street, revitalize landscaping, replace dead and dying trees with new ones that will be more resilient and grow larger, and install dynamic new lighting. These major upgrades address concerns raised over park safety, access, and the impact of […]

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Carpenters’ union help with Church Street transformation of downtown Toronto area

on August 2, 2013

Daily Commercial News July 30, 2013 Don Procter, correspondent A few blocks of downtown Toronto’s Church Street is being transformed this August through a novel planning experiment that calls for installation of “parklets” — wood decks with planters and public seating — on parking spaces in front of stores and restaurants. If the three-month pilot […]

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Changes to Bay-Bloor Intersection – Public Open House

on July 18, 2013

The City of Toronto wants to hear from you, and is hosting a public open house and presentation to discuss four changes to the Bay Street and Bloor Street intersection.   Join us to learn more about what is planned and proposed in the near future for this intersection: Date: Wednesday July 31, 2013 Time: 5:30 […]

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Mount Pleasant neighbours fume over crematorium’s plans

on July 8, 2013

July 8, 2013, The Star. It may be summertime, but Margot Boyd never savours the scents wafting through her neighbourhood. “When I go out and I sniff, I wonder, ‘Is this human remains or animal remains?’ ” said the 52-year-old, who lives a block from Mount Pleasant Cemetery and Crematorium. Read more….

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World Pride in Toronto: One-year countdown begins

on July 5, 2013

Pride 2013 may be over, but there’s still a lot of work left to do for the organizers, who are now in the final stretch of getting Toronto ready for what they say could be the largest event the city has hosted to date.  View the full article here.

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Update on Fire at 914-920 Yonge *Important update regarding Occupancy*

on June 3, 2013

Updates from Brookfield Property Management The June 3 update is available and can be seen here.   Occupancy for residential units has been issued as of May 31st 8:30am. This update includes further information regarding the most recent update relating to occupancy. The May 30 update is available and can be seen here. The May 29 update is […]

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Join us June 8 for a Major LGBTQ Community Summit: The Countdown to World Pride 2014

on May 22, 2013

Toronto City Hall – Council Chambers 100 Queen St West Saturday, June 8, 2013 9:30am Please register today at: www.countdown2wp14to.eventbrite.com Click here to view the flyer WHO’s coming to the Summit? We have invited a wide range of groups, leaders, individuals, members, supporters, friends andparticipants from a wide range of Greater Toronto’s LGBTQ community to […]

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Public input invited for study of Toronto’s downtown transportation

on March 22, 2013

News Release March 22, 2013 Public input invited for study of Toronto’s downtown transportation The City of Toronto will host a drop-in event next week to obtain public input as part of a study the City is undertaking on transportation operations in the downtown core. The purpose of the Downtown Transportation Operations Study is to […]

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