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

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.

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

Be the First to See Fort York Bridge Designs (June 2, 2015)

Attend the community meeting on June 2 see the design concepts for the Fort York Bridge.

  • Fort York Bridge Community Meeting
    Tuesday, June 2 – 6:00 p.m.
    Fort York Visitor Centre, 250 Fort York Boulevard (map).

fort york bridgeThe Fort York pedestrian and cycling bridge will be a key piece of infrastructure in our ward. It will link people by foot and bike from Wellington, across to the Ordnance Triangle and Liberty Village, to Fort York – tying together our parks, historic sites, and communities.

This meeting will be your opportunity to view the three proposed designs, ask questions of the design teams, and provide your comments on each.

The meeting format will be as follows:

  • An informal open house from 6:00pm until 6:30pm to allow community members to view the proposed designs and provide their comments.
  • Between 6:30pm and 8:30pm, each of the three design teams will have 15 minutes to present their design and will be available to answer any questions.
  • The informal open house will resume at 8:30pm until 9:00pm to allow community members to review the boards and provide any final comments.

The comments received by the end of the meeting will be summarized and submitted to the project Evaluation Committee the following day.

Please note: there will not be an online opportunity to provide comments on the designs. If you’d like to have a say, please attend this meeting to make your voice heard.

The first Community Information Meeting was held on January 8, 2015. For more information about the project please visit

Download a PDF of the Meeting Notice here.


Grow Veggies Using Free City Compost (May 30 & 31, 2015)

parsley vegetable green gardenThere are still four more opportunities to pick up free compost in Ward 19, which will 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, who is hosting the event, will also have rubber gloves and garbage bags for anyone who would like to help 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.

Healey Willan Park (map)
Saturday, May 30 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
At the corner of Ulster Street and Euclid Avenue

Senhor Santo Christo Catholic School (map)
Saturday, May 30 – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
In the parking lot off of Humbert Street

Essex Jr and Sr Public School (map)
Saturday, May 30 – 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
In the front of the school, beside the lay-by on Essex Street

Pierre Elliot Trudeau Public School (map)
Sunday, May 31 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
In the parking lot off of Grace Street

Have questions about our Compost Days? Contact Marco Bianchi at or call 416-392-4009.

For more information you can visit