Ward 19 Variance for 22 Henderson Avenue–Hearing on May 8, 2013

The variance will allow the owners of 22 Henderson Avenue to construct a third storey addition above the existing two-storey dwelling and to construct new a two-storey addition to the east side. Also proposed are interior alterations to create three dwelling units.

If these changes affect you be sure to attend the public hearing to learn more and make your voice heard.

22 Henderson Av Notice.pdf
22 Henderson Av Plan.pdf

Free Toronto from the OMB!–Get Your Lawn Sign Today

OMB-lawn signBill 20, entitled Respect for Municipalities Act, would end the Ontario Municipal Board’s oversight over the City of Toronto, allowing the city to assume authority over zoning bylaws, development approvals and other planning matters within its boundaries.

Show your support by requesting the lawn sign (pictured) by emailing rmarchese-co@ndp.on.ca, phoning (416) 603-9664 or visiting the Rosario’s office in person at 808 Dundas St. West.


Jane’s Walk–Two Walks to Choose From on May 5, 2013


Walk 1: Landscape Archaeology of Garrison Creek

Guided by: Jon Harstone
Date: Sunday, May 5th
Start Time: 1:30 PM (Duration 2.5 hours)

This Jane’s Walk will focus on finding clues in the urban fabric (such as changes in finish floor levels,  subsidence, sewer access points etc.) that reveal the original typography – recognizing that much of the recoverable landscape is a human artifact and that the extraction/brick making industry significantly altered the original landscape of Garrison Greek.  The walk applies the techniques used by British landscape archaeologists to an urban environment.

Walk 2: The Walls Are Alive With The Sounds of Mad People

Guided by: The Friendly Spike Theatre Band
Date: Sunday, May 5th
Start Time: 12:00 PM (Duration 1 hour)

A lively theatrical walk around the historic patient-built wall on the grounds of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), led by the Friendly Spike Theatre Band.

These walls are a testiment to people whose unpaid labor was central to the operation of asylums throughout the province of Ontario during the 19th and 20th century. By learning from their individual stories we can ground our own continuing struggle.

Filming at 1083 Dundas St West, April 27th and 28th

Filming will be taking place at 1083 Dundas Street West, on April 27th and 28th from 7am till 11pm each day.

Sites that will be affected and where filming vehicles may be parked include:

  • Shaw St between Queen St W & Dundas St W
  • Shaw St between King St W & Queen St W
  • Dundas St between Gorevale Av & Ossington Av
  • Queen St W between Workman Way & Shaw St

Real Condo Act Reform: Town Hall for condo owners, Tuesday May 7, 7pm

Please join Rosario Marchese on May 7 to learn how you can take action to strengthen condo owners’ rights and protections. Rosario’s proposed bill to reform the Condominium Act will be discussed, as well as why a Condo Tribunal is needed, and how the government’s current Condo Act review falls short. Come to learn what you can do to put real Condo Act reform back on the government’s agenda.

Meeting Location and time:

  • Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Room 308
  • 7 pm – 9 pm (Wheelchair accessible)

If you cannot make it on May 7, you can still take action! Tell the government that the Condominium Act must provide strong consumer protections and a Condo Tribunal empowered to uphold them. Send your emails to Premier Kathleen Wynne at premier@ontario.ca, or write to:  Office of the Premier, Legislative Building, Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON M7A 1A1. You can also send an email to Minister Tracy MacCharles at infomcs@ontario.ca, or write to: Ministry of Consumer Services, 6th Floor, Mowat Block, 900 Bay Street, Toronto, ON, M7A 1L2. Please copy Rosario’s office at rmarchese-qp@ndp.on.ca

For more background, please read the Toronto Star op-ed article, published on April 16: Ontario government failing condo owners