Toronto Ward Boundry Review is Looking for Input: Sept 15 – 21, 2016

Ward_toronto-ReviewThe Toronto Ward Boundary Review (TWBR) Team is seeking input on additional information requested by the City of Toronto Executive Committee.

There are two ways to provide comments:

  • Complete a survey (Online or in PDF)
  • Attend one of four public meetings happening this September (visit drawthelines.ca for details)

Public Meeting Details

SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 |  7PM – 9PM
Metro Hall – Room 310*
214 Wellington St. W, Toronto, ON

*Please note the change in location for the September 14 meeting.  This meeting will take place at Metro Hall, not City Hall as indicated in a previous email.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 | 7PM – 9PM
Scarborough Civic Centre – Committee Room 2
150 Borough Dr., Etobicoke, ON

SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 | 7PM – 9PM**
North York Civic Centre – Committee Room 1
5100 Yonge St., North York, ON

SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 | 7PM – 9PM**
Etobicoke Civic Centre – Meeting Room 1
399 The West Mall, Etobicoke, ON

**Please note the correct times for the September 19th and 21st meetings are 7pm to 9pm.

Background
In 2014 Toronto City Council launched the TWBR. From July 2014 to February 2015, the TWBR conducted a civic engagement and public consultation process to collect opinions on Toronto’s current ward alignment. The results informed the development of five options for re-aligning Toronto’s wards. A second round of the TWBR’s civic engagement and public consultation process solicited feedback on these options between August and November 2015. The TWBR Final Report (May 2016), summarized the TWBR process and recommended a new ward structure.

TWBR Final ReportAt its meeting on May 24, 2016, the City of Toronto Executive Committee asked the TWBR Team to provide additional information on a number of issues (read the agenda item history). The TWBR Team developed this Additional Information Report in response.

During August and September 2016, the TWBR is seeking comments from the public, stakeholders and Members of City Council on two items, which are outlined in the Additional Information Report:

  1. A revised Option 2 (44 wards) that incorporates the refinements suggested during the TWBR public consultation process in August – November 2015; and
  2. A ward option that is consistent with the boundaries of the 25 federal and provincial ridings.

Based on the input received on these two options, a TWBR Supplementary Report will be prepared and submitted to the Executive Committee meeting on October 26, 2016.

About the Toronto Ward Boundary Review
More information can be found at www.drawthelines.ca.

Summer Picnic With Strangers: Trinity Bellwoods Park, July 30th, 3pm

 

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Summer Picnic With Strangers is a casual gathering of all individuals who want to talk to someone they haven’t met before.

Details:
  • Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016
  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Location: Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto, ON (map)

+ the crowd

Toronto’s diverse community of Strangers who want to talk to break the social barriers and meet each other

+ the vibe

happy summer gathering, conversations and inspirational talks throughout the day

+ bring:

your favourite side dish, friends, and a smile!

+ the organizers:

I TALK TO STRANGERS® Foundation (ITTS) is an American non-profit that creates events and partnerships promoting dialogue and collaborations among strangers.

Plenumigo International (‘fulfilment’ in Esperanto) is a multicultural community organization and coordinator of photography program for youth development.

July 13, 2016: Bylaw Adjustments Proposed for Properties on Delaware, Ossington, Foxley, Euclid, Mansfield, Harbord and Dundas

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360 Harbord, where a new 4-story semi-detached dwelling is being proposed.

The following items will be before the Committee of Adjustment on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 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 councillor_layton@toronto.ca or call (416) 392-4009.

9:30am
327 Delaware Avenue (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans): To alter the existing three-storey semi-detached dwelling by constructing a rear one-storey addition.

710 Ossington Avenue (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans): To convert the existing two-storey detached dwelling into three dwelling units and to construct a rear basement entrance and a rear second floor deck.

38 Foxley Street (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans): To alter the two-storey detached dwelling by constructing a third storey addition, rear first and second storey additions, and a rear detached garage.

1:30pm
157 Euclid Avenue (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans): To convert the existing two-storey semi-detached dwelling into three dwelling units by constructing: a rear three-storey addition with rear second-storey deck, a front one-storey addition and to construct a rear detached garage.

159 Euclid Avenue (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans): To convert the existing two-storey semi-detached dwelling into three dwelling units by constructing: a rear three-storey addition with rear second-storey deck, a front one-storey addition and to construct a rear detached garage.

112 Delaware Avenue (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans): To alter the existing two-storey semi-detached dwelling by constructing a third storey addition, northwest corner and south side second and third storey additions, a secondary suite, new front porch, front bay window, and front basement walkout.

2:30pm
27 Mansfield Avenue (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans): To alter the two-storey townhouse/rowhouse by converting the attic into habitable space, constructing a rear third floor dormer addition, and constructing a rear third floor deck.

4:30pm
1002-1004 Dundas Street West & 1A Montrose Avenue (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans): To construct a new three-storey semi-detached dwelling with roof-top amenity space as described in Consent Application B0017/16TEY.

360 Harbord Street (Click to view: google map, notice parts 1&2, notice part 3plans parts 1&2, and plans part 3): To construct a new 4-storey semi-detached dwelling with rear integral garage.

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.

Do FILM NIGHT: Free Outdoor Films (Kid-Friendly) on June 22, 2016 in the Park

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Trinity Bellwoods BIA is hosting their first-ever free outdoor movie night! The screening takes place in Trinity Bellwoods Park in the dog bowl. Join us on Wednesday, June 22nd at DUSK to watch a series of animated short films from the National Film Board. These animated shorts are from the “Best of the Best: Especially for Kids” series, which include Every Child, The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin, Blackfly, The Cat Came Back, Sand Castle, The Owl Whom Married A Goose, Evolution, Christmas Cracker and Monsieur Pointu.

Grab the kids, grab a blanket, and grab a bite at one of our local businesses. The following locations are offering take-away movie snacks for the event:

Scoop Shop by Sweet Sammies
$9 pints of ice cream. Ice cream flavours rotate regularly, including bestselling flavours like Salted Caramel Brownie Cheesecake, Malted Milk Chocolate, Ontario Strawberry, Cajeta, and Cashew Coffee Cacao Nib as well as vegan options.
808 Dundas St W, Open until 9pm
www.sweetsammies.ca

Odile Chocolat
$4 trio of chocolate truffles. Choose three dark chocolate truffles with a combination of ingredients like wines, herbs, spices and flowers.
829 Dundas St W, Open until 7:30pm
www.odilechocolat.com

The Pie Commission
$6.50 plus tax for a Pie-on-the-go. These Bloody Good Pies are offered in both savoury and sweet flavours, with fresh beef, chicken and vegetables as well as dessert pies.
887 Dundas St W, Open until 8pm
www.piecommission.com

*Please note the rain date for this event is Tuesday, June 29th at  DUSK.