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05 Feb

February Newsletter 2018

Getting out and staying active during the winter months can be tough! Did you know that the Warden Hilltop Community Centre has a number of drop-in programs for all ages? Plan your week by visiting the Warden Hilltop Community Centre website, clicking the drop-in programs tab and select a program by interest. Great news, Dolphin Gaming Centre located in Ward 35 contributed $8 million to the community  supporting numerous non-profit groups, community groups, charities and programs.  This was made possible through the Charitable Gaming Revitalization...

16 Nov

Participatory Budget Pilot Project Update

Over the past few months, the Oakridge Community has been meeting to decide how they would like to spend $250,000 to improve the community.  Several ideas were brought forward and short listed to determine which projects are feasible for the area.  The following projects and their estimated costs are on the 2017 ballot in Oakridge: Resurface basketball court behind West Scarborough CC New playground at WSCC New lighting at Madeline Park Water bottle filling station in parks (locations TBD) Upgrade splash pad@ Oakridge Park Make playground more accessible If you...

16 Nov

Cavalcade of Lights

The Cavalcade of Lights at Nathan Phillips Square is an annual holiday tradition featuring the first illumination of Toronto’s official Christmas Tree, a spectacular fireworks show and a skating party on the iconic outdoor rink. This year the event takes place on Saturday, November 25th starting at 7:00 p.m. and running until 10:00 p.m. ...

16 Nov

November E-Newsletter

Dear Friends & Neighbours, November is a time to remember and honour those who fought for our country and our freedom. Remembrance Day is an opportunity for all of us to recognize the sacrifices made by so many Canadians in service to our country.  Join members of the Scarborough community at the Scarborough Cenotaph for a Remembrance Day service starting at 10:45 am on Saturday November 11th. Click here to continue reading!  ...

16 Nov

Light Up The Crossroads

Join the Crossroads of the Danforth BIA on Friday, November 24th for an evening of music, lights and festive cheer! Festivities start at 5:30 pm, the tree lighting at 6:30 pm at the corner of Danforth Rd and Danforth Ave. For more information follow the Crossroads BIA on Twitter @CrossroadsBIA, on Instagram, and on Facebook! Click here to view the flyer! ...

31 Oct

Oakridge Pumpkin Parade

Come out on Wednesday, November 1st for Friends of Oakridge Park’s Third Annual Pumpkin Parade in Oakridge Park.  Bring your jack o’ lanterns out for one last appearance as we line the neighbourhood pumpkins up throughout the park. The fun starts at 6pm so show up with the Jack o’ lanterns just before, and be ready to light them up to be part of the parade.  Bring your neighbours to walk around the park and view the creative and astounding...

11 Oct

Workforce Development Month

Throughout October, the City of Toronto will be hosting activities for job seekers and employers as well as events to showcase some of the City’s initiatives and partnerships with employers and community partners. The City of Toronto is helping people find jobs and helping employers secure the skilled employees they need. The Workforce Development Strategy has three key objectives: ensuring that employers’ workforce needs are addressed, ensuring that unemployed city residents get access to opportunities and jobs, and delivering the best possible value to...

11 Oct

  Fire Prevention Week October 8th-14th

Did you know that roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep?  By having working smoke alarmscarbon monoxide alarms and a home fire escape plan, Toronto Fire Services seeks to help keep residents avoid  death or injury from fires. Fire Prevention Week 2017 will take place from October 8 – 14 this year. The theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”. It...

05 Oct

InnovateTO150 Showcase

Are you a student-led start-up or have an innovative idea? …then the InnovateTO150 Showcase is for you! In honour of Canada’s 150th Birthday, the City of Toronto is collaborating with OCAD University, Ryerson University, University of Toronto,York University, and Universities Canada to showcase the best of Toronto’s next generation of change-makers, innovators and entrepreneurs. A 1 day showcase, 2 pitch competitions, Friday November the 3rd @ DX.  Free admission, no exhibition fees. $50,000 + in CASH & PRIZES! Open to students & alumni of...

05 Oct

Kennedy Station- Elevator Overhaul

TTC will be overhauling the elevators at Kennedy Station and replacing key components including pistons, main controller and pumps. Effective October 2, 2017, the elevator servicing customers between the Line 2 Subway Platform and the mezzanine level will be out of service until early January 2018. Effective January 2018, the elevator servicing customers from street level to the concourse level will be out of service until March 2018. Elevator access between street level and concourse level will still be available from the...

28 Sep

Elevate Toronto

Elevate Toronto was an opportunity to promote Toronto’s large and growing innovation and technology sector which is creating many jobs across our City.  As the City’s Advocate for the Innovation Economy Portfolio I was very involved in Elevate Toronto including speaking, presentations on innovation and technology issues and panel discussions.  I, along with many City officials and staff, have been working hard on the innovation economy file as it adding so much to our City’s prosperity and profile across the...

28 Sep

Nuit Blanche 2017- Art all night long!

Toronto’s free all-night contemporary art event, the magic of Nuit Blanche Toronto returns from sunset to sunrise on    September 30th ,  2017.  Experience Toronto transformed by artists for one night only, all night long. For a list of art projects, an event map, and more visit nbto.com! ...

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