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.

Filming at 1083 Dundas Street W at Shaw, October 10, 2015

A filming request has been made for 1083 Dundas st w on October 10. Parking spaces will be used on Dundas Street West between Shaw and Ossington.

Production Type: FEATURE
Project Title: 22 Chaser
Production Company & Address: 22 CHASER PRODUCTIONS INC

Production Company
Location Manager: Moe Rai
Location Manager Cell #: 416-700-3554

Filming Location(s) & Times:
1083 DUNDAS ST W –
Start Date Time: 10/Oct/2015 12:30 PM To: 11/Oct/2015 3:00 AM

Parking Location(s):
Start: 09-Oct-15 18:00 End: 11-Oct-15 03:00
Start: 09-Oct-15 18:00 End: 11-Oct-15 03:00


Gain Leadership Skills at Scouts (Open to Girls and Boys from Age 5 to 26)

3rd-TO-poster_scoutsThe 3rd Toronto Scout group has been serving the Trinity Bellwoods and Parkdale community since 1909 by providing programming for girls and boys from the age of 5 through to 26.

The goal of scouting is to create well rounded individuals with diverse interests that can contribute to society. This is achieved through programs that challenge youth to discover and engage in their local community and explore the great Canadian outdoors whilst having lots of fun and making new friends.

By grouping youth into small groups to solve challenges they gain teamwork skills. Youth are also responsible for training younger youth, providing important leadership skills. The well established scouting infrastructure allows our group to introduce youth to the great Canadian outdoors inexpensively through camping and diverse outdoor adventures.

For more information see the 3rd Toronto Scout group website or contact us at 3rdtoronto@gmail.com.

Toronto 2050: Creating a Vision for Toronto

To create a good film, you need a script.

Astra Burka, the founder of Toronto 2050, has extended this concept from the film industry into the realm of city building.

For those of us who have had to apply for permits or work with city bylaws, the Official Plan may sound familiar. It is Toronto’s vision for development—the guiding principles that are meant to create a harmonious city.

However, those who have worked with the city know that it is anything but harmonious. According to Astra, the city is a mishmash of wards with competing interests and fractured visions; while, as a whole, Toronto is still suffering from the effects of an incomplete amalgamation.

Even worse, although we have an Official Plan, Section 37 of the planning act allows the City to negotiate with developers behind closed doors to allow bylaw violations in return for cash and community amenities.

Given these issues, Toronto 2050, aims to bring together these fractured pieces to create a picture of what we want Toronto to look like.

Toronto 2050 proposes three key solutions:

  1. Create one city through true amalgamation
  2. Create a script, a unified vision
  3. Visualize how we want Toronto to look

In order to visualize the City, the project aims to render the city and the Official Plan in three-dimensions. The technology, which was developed to render realistic cityscapes in film, has already been used by the City of Seattle.

To learn more about the project, visit the Toronto 2050 website.

The website provides a rich visual experience—partly because the Toronto 2050 team includes an animator, Pasquale la Montagna and documentary film maker Lisa Ellenwood—that features interviews from city building experts and residents about what this vision may look like.

If you have questions for the Toronto 2050 team or would like to help advance the project, you can contact them here: info@toronto2050.ca