Crisis Outreach Service for Seniors program now covering Ward 19

To Whom It May Concern,

We recognize that sometimes City Councilors’ offices may be the first stop for senior residents who may not be doing well in the community because of mental health issues or cognitive changes and wanted to reach out in regards to the services we provide.

The Crisis Outreach Service for Seniors (COSS) program, a multi agency partnership, provides on-call mobile crisis intervention and outreach service, 7 days a week (9am to 5pm), to seniors who have mental health and/or addictions issues.

This population includes frail, marginalized and at risk seniors, many of who are homeless or under housed, living in poverty, and/or are new immigrants.

This includes Mobile Crisis Intervention and short term crisis counseling, short term intensive case management, assessment, stabilization and primary care by a nurse practitioner.

If you feel there is a member of the community who is seeking support or family members and/or neighbours who are concerned about a senior in your community please don’t hesitate to contact us to see if we might be able to provide support.

If you would like more information please feel free to contact me.  Additionally, we can provide your office with pamphlets and contact information to be handed out to community members.

Thank you

Darryl Langendoen
Crisis Outreach Service for Seniors

WoodGreen, 815 Danforth Ave, Toronto, On, M4J 1L2

Phone: (416) 575-3833 | Fax: (416) 645-0134 | email:

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Contest – Win a Bike!

From Councillor Layton’s office:

Dear Residents of Ward 19,

My office has joined with Canadian Olympic athletes in a very exciting initiative that will enable us to give away 50 bicycles to lucky writing contest winners. These Olympic athletes have a keen interest in promoting the health benefits of cycling and connecting people with bikes.

 Residents of Ward 19 need only write to me or draw a picture telling me how much they love cycling and how important cycling is to the City. The deadline for submissions is October 12, 2012 at 5pm. Submissions can be made by email and contest winners will be announced at an event scheduled for Wednesday, October 17th at 4:00pm at 177 Pendrith St. I encourage children, youth and adults to make submissions and attend the event to meet these great Canadian Olympic athletes. Please refer to the attached flyer for further details.

 Kindly assist me in spreading the word by distributing the attached flyer to anyone who may be interested.

 Yours in community,




AGCO Liquor License Application notice – 765 Dundas St W. (former T&P Smoke & Gifts)

Please be advised that Registry Services has received notification that a PROPOSED ESTABLISHEMENT at 765 DUNDAS STREET WEST has applied to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) for new sale-advertised (new liquor licence application)

Here for handy reference is the AGCO’s guide for residents objecting to a Liquor License:

PDF in popup window  A Guide for Residents Objecting to a Liquor Licence Application


New Development: Origami Condos – 202 Bathurst St.

From urbantoronto


project information

202 Bathurst Street, Toronto
Symmetry Developments
Teeple Architects
Paul Johnston
Condo, Retail
Couple of interesting things about this project. The listing says seven stories, but it might be eight. Additionally, although some neighbours are pleased about having a new building replacing the sad looking two stories there now, this development sticks out like a sore thumb. A tumblr blog has been set up to discuss some of the issues with this project:

A proposal has been made to redevelop 202 & 204 Bathurst Street. This is a condo tower designed to use both lots, maximising the number of units and their size. The condo tower is designed to facilitate the building of more condos to the south.

This blog is to disseminate information about this development, in order to improve the proposal.

Issues are seen with

(1) The height and it’s impact on the protected residential neighborhood

(2) The design which is not in keeping with the area

(3) Practical aspects of the proposal, such as the building’s impact on  Wolseley Street.

For more details, you can see the original documents that have been filed by the developer with the City. These can be found here…..   NOTE: You may find it easier to download the documents and then use Acrobat to view them. They were provided in a variety of orientations…

You can contact us at

We will continue to monitor this one.

*** UPDATE – From Councillor Layton’s office:

The application is for a 7 storey development.  

Originally proposed 8, by law requirement is 6, resolution is 7. The pre-application was Feb 14, 2012 and did not require community consultation at this stage. The public meeting will be November 21, 2012 The meeting location is still TBD. However, the time is confirmed from 7-9 pm. I will follow up with more information.