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.

Spring Clean of Dundas-Manning Parkette on Sunday April 24, 2016

dundas-manning-parkette~ Spring is here, summer is just around the corner – and our parkette needs a little love ~

In conjunction with the city-wide Community Clean-Up Days, come and take part in helping keep the city clean and green!

The Trinity Bellwoods B.I.A. is organizing a clean-up at the Dundas-Manning parkette. We are calling all local residents, business owners, and park enthusiasts to help us refresh and re-energize this community garden.

Join us for 30 minutes, 1 hour, or the whole morning for fun in the fresh air while we clean up and re-plant the Dundas-Manning community garden.

Date: Sunday, April 24th
Location: S.W. Corner of Dundas St W and Manning Ave
Time: 9am to 12pm

For more information, please contact our Project Manager
Cecelia Pye at tribellondundas@gmail.com.


Queen W Safe Injection Site Community Consultation, April 14, 2016

Queen West-Central Toronto Community Health Centre is planning to add small-scale supervised injection services to their existing clinical health and harm reduction services for people who inject drugs. Implementation of supervised injection services are part of the range of strategies to reduce harm. Supervised injection services provide a safer and hygienic environment for people to inject pre-obtained drugs under the supervision of a nurse. 

A series of local open house or public meetings are being planned for community members to receive information about supervised injection services and share input about any issues or concerns.
  • Central Toronto Community Health Centre Public Meeting
  • 168 Bathurst St, Toronto
  • Thursday, April 14, 2016
  • 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Register here.
To complete a survey and provide your feedback about these events, please visit: www.toronto-sis.ca.

For additional information about supervised injection services in Toronto, please see the City of Toronto’s Frequently Asked Questions.

Bylaw Adjustments Proposed for Properties on Dovercourt, Concord and Euclid

183-eucid-aveThe following items will be before the Committee of Adjustment on Wednesday, April 20, 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.

41 Dovercourt Road (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans)

435 Concord Avenue (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans)

186 Euclid Avenue (Click to view: google map, notice, and plans)

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.

Queen West Safe Injection Site Public Consultation, 7pm on April 14, 2016

bathurst-richmondThere is currently proposal for a small scale, nurse supervised injection service to be operated out of the Queen West Community Health Centre at Bathurst and Richmond. You can see all of the details and an FAQ on Mike Layton’s website here: http://mikelayton.to/public_health

A public consultation will be held on Thursday April 14, 7pm at the Scadding Court Community Centre (707 Dundas Street West).

As part of the consultation process, the Queen West Community Health Centre is opening up their doors every Wednesday evening in April so you can see the centre and ask your questions.

Date: Every Wednesday evening in April
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Queen West
168 Bathurst St (Queen & Richmond St W.) (map)

You can see their flyer here.