Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) in the Neighbourhood this Summer

The Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) will be canvassing this summer in the community.

TEA has been around for over 27 years, and advocates on behalf of all Torontonians for a green, healthy and equitable city. They work on a range of issues including air quality, climate change, the greenbelt, public transit, toxics, and waste.

TEA’s hard work over the years resulted in getting green bins across the city, passing the pesticide ban in Toronto and passing the Community Right to Know bylaw. To learn more about TEA, you can visit www.torontoenvironment.org.

Take a few minutes to chat with a canvasser from TEA at your door and learn more about what you can do to help build A Greener City for All. You can also get an update on TEA’s recent local victories, get a copy of the new dry clean scorecard, and find out what you can do to help build a Greener City for All.

Building Variance Applications: Patio for Carmen, Shaw Street Rebuild, and more. Hearing on June 24, 2015

queen-street-shawThe following items will be before the Committee of Adjustment on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in Committee Room 2 of Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West.

Within the files below you will find instructions on how to submit your comments to the Committee of Adjustment and how to sign up to speak. If you have any questions or comments, please email me at councillor_layton@toronto.ca or call (416) 392-4009.

9:00am
221 Ossington Avenue [Pizza Libretto] (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans)

PURPOSE OF THE APPLICATION: To legalize and to maintain the conversion of the first floor restaurant billiard area into restaurant seating that was completed without a permit.

711 Adelaide Street West (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans)

PURPOSE OF THE APPLICATION: To construct a detached carport in the rear yard.

1:30pm
289 Manning Avenue (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans)

PURPOSE OF THE APPLICATION: To construct a rear two-storey addition. To demolish a detached garage/ancillary building at the rear of the lot; and, to replace the detached garage/ancilliary building with a parking pad.

244 Markham Street (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans)

PURPOSE OF THE APPLICATION: To alter the existing two-storey semi-detached dwelling by constructing a canopy over the front porch.

2:30pm
1012 Shaw Street (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans)

PURPOSE OF THE APPLICATION: To construct a new three-storey detached dwelling.

922 Queen Street West [Carmen Restaurant] (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans)

PURPOSE OF THE APPLICATION: To construct a rear outdoor patio servicing the main floor restaurant of the existing two-storey mixed use building.

183 Grace Street (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans)

PURPOSE OF THE APPLICATION: To convert the existing two-storey semi-detached dwelling containing two dwelling units into three dwelling units.

About the Committee of Adjustment:
The Committee of Adjustment is comprised of citizen members and Councillors do not sit on this committee. They regularly hold public hearings to consider applications for minor variances, permission and consents. To learn more about the Committee of Adjustment please visit: www.toronto.ca/abcc/qj-committee-adjustment.htm

Note: Committee of Adjustment Decisions are posted online here.

Great Heart Festival: Trinity Bellwoods “Unplugged”, June 18 – 21, 2015

The Great Heart Festival is a free, 4-day unplugged daytime music series in the heart of Trinity-Bellwoods park.

The ‘unplugged’ literally means that there will be zero electricity powering the performances. So you can expect to see/hear completely unique arrangements of songs from emerging musicians from Toronto, and around the world.

The festival has had some permit hurdles (full story via Toronto Star – link below), but the festival is a go. The full story is in the Toronto Star: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/05/31/john-tory-intervenes-for-local-music-fest.html

For more details, see the Great Heart Festival Facebook page.

Portuguese Day Parade this Sunday, June 14 (Road Closures)

On Sunday, June 14, 2015, at 11 am, the Portuguese Day Parade will take place. Event organizers anticipate 10,000 participants, 100 motor vehicles, 40 floats, and six musical bands.

Parade route:
• Formation area: Lansdowne Avenue and College Street
• Southbound on Lansdowne Avenue to Dundas Street W
• Eastbound on Dundas Street West to Trinity Bellwoods Park
• Dispersal area: Dundas Street W and Gore Vale Avenue as well as Trinity Bellwoods Park

Motorists can expect delays in the area and should consider alternate methods of transportation.

Full road closures:
9 am – 1 pm: Lansdowne Avenue, from Bloor Street West to College Street
10:45 am – 3 pm: Lansdowne Avenue, from College Street to Dundas Street West
Dundas Street West, from Sorauren Avenue to Bathurst Street

The TTC will be re-routing buses during the event and will experience delays.

The parade will take place regardless of weather conditions.

Filming in Trinity Bellwoods Park, June 17, 2015 (12 – 2pm)

cropped-PANO_20111023_103034.jpgFilming will be taking place in Trinity Bellwoods on Wednesday June 17th between 12 and 2pm. No streets will be closed as part of the filming.

More details available below:

  • Production Type: TV SPECIAL
  • Project Title: Friends Of Bellwoods
  • Production Company & Address: OLENA DECOCK; 251 MILL TORONTO, ONTARIO, CA, M9C 1Y3
  • Production Company Phone #: 416-898-4327
  • Location Manager: Olena Decock
  • Location Manager Cell #: 416-898-4327
  • Filming Location(s) & Times: 12 pm – 4 pm; 790 QUEEN ST W – one hour interview with two subjects.
  • Cast & Crew: 5
  • Number of Vehicles: 2
  • Parking Location(s): WHERE AVAILABLE AND PERMITTED