Community Consultation: West Queen West Study Heritage Kick-off Meeting, June 23, 2016

The City is holding a community meeting on the West Queen West Planning and Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study where you can ask questions of City Staff and share your comments.

WQWHCDWhen: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m. Open House / 7:00 p.m. Presentation and Facilitated Discussion
Where: 1115 Queen Street West – The Theatre Centre (map)

Toronto City Planning staff are continuing to study the built form and heritage character of Queen Street West, within the area shown above.

This meeting will introduce the community to the West Queen West HCD Study and provide opportunity to comment on the area’s heritage value.

The evening will begin with an Open House from 6:30-7:00pm, followed by an update by City Staff on the WQW Planning Study. FGMDA Architects, will then give a presentation followed by a discussion facilitated by the project team.

If you would like more information please contact the consultant team, one of the City Planning representatives and/or your Ward Councillor.

Consultant Contact
Alex Corey wqwhcdstudy@fgmda.com

City Planning Contacts
Sharon Hong – shong2@toronto.ca / 416-392-2653
Graig Uens – guens@toronto.ca / 416-397-4647

Download the meeting notice here.

We Need Your Help to Shake Things Up in Trinity Bellwoods!

TBCA-logo-shake-upThe Trinity Bellwoods Community Association (TBCA) is shaking things up!  We are looking to tackle new neighbourhood concerns and explore current issues that impact the neighbourhood. We are expanding our role and raising our profile at City Hall to ensure that the voices of Trinity Bellwoods residents are heard. However to do this effectively we need your help to grow our group and ensure local issues are brought to our attention.
 
The Trinity Bellwoods Community Association is looking for new leadership (Chair) and members’ at large. If you have an interest in local issues, in ensuring that the City hears your concerns for the neighbourhood and in making Trinity Bellwoods an even better place to live – we invite you to join the TBCA.  
 
The TBCA commitment is one meeting every two months to discuss local issues impacting the neighbourhood. If you really want to shake things up and have the skills and drive to help shape the community and provide leadership to the group as the Chair, you will be responsible for chairing the bi-monthly meeting, co-ordinating the agenda and liaising directly with Councillor Layton’s office on community issues. As the Chair, you will have the support of our six member Executive team. 
 
If you have concerns about issues in the community and want to make a positive contribution towards improving the neighbourhood – come on out and help us! We can’t do this without support from the residents of Trinity Bellwoods.
 
Please contact us at info@trinitybellwoods.org to express an interest in joining. Additional information on the TBCA can be found here http://trinitybellwoods.org/ or on our Facebook group.

This Saturday: Community Environment Day in Fred Hamilton Park (April 30th, 10am-2pm)

fred-hamilton-park-environment-compostCommunity Environment Day is a safe way to dispose of household hazardous waste and the other items listed below. You can also pick up free compost. Ward 19’s Environment Day also features many local organizations and associations that come out to let you know what they are working on and how you can get involved.

Join Mike Layton and enjoy a free Community BBQ hosted by the Friends of Roxton Road Parks.

Saturday, April 30, 2016
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Fred Hamilton Park (map)

Here are the items you can pick up and drop off at Environment Day:

Drop off for recycling/disposal

  • Cell phones, small electronics, and TVs
  • Printers, ink cartridges, fax machines, and computer parts
  • Household hazardous waste and unused medications
  • Oils, solvents, and pesticides
  • Propane tanks and fluorescent light bulbs

Pick up for FREE

  • Leaf Compost (limit one cubic metre per household)

Green Bins and Kitchen Containers

  • Bring damaged bins for exchange
  • Get new bins, bring proof of residence in the last 90 days

Donate to schools for reuse

  • Art supplies (e.g. pencils, markers, crayons, etc.)
  • Buttons, keys, and collectors’ coins and stamps
  • CDs and cases
  • Children’s books and clipboards
  • Costume jewellery including broken/old watches, dress-up clothing
  • Fabric pieces and yarn
  • 35 mm cameras and equipment

Donate for reuse

  • Sporting goods (e.g. skates, hockey equipment, bikes, rackets, etc.)
  • Books (excluding school/university curriculum books)
  • Medical equipment in good condition (e.g. eyeglasses, walking aids, hearing aids, etc.) Small household items (e.g. dishes, ornaments, kitchen utensils, artistic drawings, games, etc.)
  • Textiles in good condition (e.g. clothing, linens, etc.)
  • Non-perishable foods will be donated to a food bank.

*All donated items must be in very good condition*

Please do not bring: Construction waste, gasoline, garbage, wood, cassette and videotapes, commercial/industrial hazardous waste, and scrap metal.

Ward 19 Free Compost and Community Environment Days: April 23 – May 22, 2016

environment_days_park-MLaytonEnvironment Day Saturday April 30: This year, Ward 19’s Community Environment Day takes place on Saturday, April 30 at Fred Hamilton Park between the hours of 10:00a.m. and 2:00p.m.

For a list of what you can drop off or pick up please visit the City’s website here.

Get your Free Compost!

Mike Layton’s office will be holding 8 local Compost Days to help all of the gardeners in the ward prepare for the growing season. This compost comes from your leaf and yard waste that the City collects as part of the waste reduction and recycling program.

Mike Layton will provide compost, rubber gloves, and garbage bags for anyone who would like to help me collect garbage left over from the winter thaw that has collected on the ground.

Please remember to bring your own shovels and containers to collect your free compost.

List of other Environment Day locations and dates:

Trinity Bellwoods Park (map)
Saturday, April 23 – 11:00 a.m.
On the north side of the park, east of Crawford Street

Dewson Jr and Sr Public School (map)
Sunday, April 24 – 10:00 a.m.
In the parking lot off of Dewson Street

Christie Pits (map)
Sunday, May 8 – 10:00 a.m.
At the Alex Duff Pool building parking lot

Senhor Santo Christo Catholic School (map)
Sunday, May 8 – 12:00 p.m.
In the parking lot off of Humbert Street

Essex Jr and Sr Public School (map)
Sunday, May 15 – 8:00 a.m.
In the front of the school, beside the lay-by on Essex Street

Healey Willan Park (map)
Saturday, May 21 – 10:00 a.m.
At the corner of Ulster Street and Euclid Avenue

Stanley Park North (map)
Saturday, May 21 – 12:00 p.m.
At the entrance off of Walnut Avenue, north of King Street

Art Eggleton Park (map)
Sunday, May 22 – 10:00 a.m.
Just north of Harbord, on the grassy clearing

Have questions about our Compost Days? Contact Marco Bianchi in Mike Layton’s office at mbianch@toronto.ca or call 416-392-4009. For more information, visit www.toronto.ca/compost.

This Saturday (Dec 19, 2015): Bus Service Only on Queen St W

Toronto Hydro will be conducting work on Queen Street West between Lisgar Street to Dovercourt Road. To accommodate this work, streetcars on the 501 Queen route will be temporarily diverted on Saturday, December 19, 2015 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

A bus service will operate on Queen Street West between Roncesvalles Avenue and Bathurst Street.

  • 501 Queen streetcars will divert both ways via; Queen Street, Shaw Street, King Street and The Queensway to regular routing.
  • 501 Queen buses will operate both ways between Sunnyside Loop (near Queen/Roncesvalles) and the Queen/Bathurst area. Buses will turn back to westbound routing via; Queen Street, Ryerson Avenue, Wolseley Street, Denison Street and Queen Street.

Thank you for your patience as Toronto Hydro undertakes this work.

TTC contacts
Customer Service, 416-393-3030 (daily 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., closed holidays) or @TTChelps
TTY Line, 416-481-2523 (daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed holidays).
Route/Schedules/Fares: 416-393-4636 or ttc.ca

Download the TTC Notice here.