This author Kate has created 217 entries.

23 Jun

TIFF in Your Park

Ward 35 is being awarded TIFF in Your Park!  In celebration of TIFF’s 40th Anniversary, TIFF in partnership with Park People is hosting ten Movies in Parks in Neighbourhood Improvement Areas (NIAs) this Summer.  This was a competitive application process. 60 park groups applied and 10 were selected and we are very happy to let you know that Prairie Drive Park Garden was one of them. Prairie Drive Park Garden is thrilled to be hosting TIFF IN YOUR PARK and...

18 Jun

Participatory Budget Pilot Program in Oakridge

Last month, the City began piloting Participatory Budgeting (PB) in our Oakridge community. PB brings residents together to propose, develop, champion and vote on neighbourhood infrastructure improvements such as benches, lighting, planters, and signage on City streets, land or facilities. Each pilot-area will have a budget of $150,000. Participatory Budgeting (PB) is also an opportunity for participants to meet their neighbours, get to know their local organizations and community groups, learn more about the City’s budget and services, and find out...

11 Jun

Weekend Subway Closure: Vic Park to Kennedy

This Saturday, June 13, there will be no subway service between Victoria Park and Kennedy stations–all trains will turn back westbound at Victoria Park Station. Normal subway service will resume on Sunday, June 14 at approximately 8:50 a.m. Replacement buses will stop at Kennedy, Warden and Victoria Park stations. For customers requiring a station with an elevator, Wheel-Trans buses will be available at Kennedy and Victoria Park stations. Work will involve rail replacement and track maintenance including tamping, east and west of...

11 Jun

Recycle Even More!

As of this month, residents can recycle even more types of plastic in their blue bin. New acceptable items include: milk bags and outer bags select types of bread bags (non-foil) sandwich bags (e.g. re-sealable type bags) bulk food bags (used for fruit, vegetables, nuts) dry cleaning bags newspaper/flyer bags fresh or frozen produce bags over-wrap from toilet paper, napkins, paper towels, feminine hygiene products, water/soft drink packaging, etc. Please empty and rinse these plastic items to remove residue before placing in the Blue Bin.This leaves only a few types...

10 Jun

City of Toronto Beach Season Begins

The City of Toronto is reminding residents about the importance of following water safety rules when enjoying the city’s world-class Blue Flag beaches. Nine of Toronto’s 11 public beaches officially open Saturday, June 6 for the summer season. Remember the following water safety tips when enjoying outdoor activities this summer:  Keep your children within arm’s reach at all times Swim at a beach with a lifeguard and always swim with a friend If you are a non-swimmer, enroll in a swim class Check the Toronto Public Health

10 Jun

March 2015 Newsletter

After a long, cold winter it’s great to feel spring is finally in the air! We are coming out of hibernation, and it’s time to start thinking about spending more time outside. The annual community cleanup weekend is next month. I hope you will consider registering to clean up your local park. View Newsletter ...

10 Jun

February 2015 Newsletter

It has been a busy start to the new term, but I am pleased to be taking on important roles as Chair of Parks & Environment Committee, a member of Budget Committee, and as a member of the Mayor’s Executive Committee. These prominent positions will allow me to have a stronger voice for you, at City Hall. View Newsletter ...