News

26 Sep

Invictus Games

As many of you know, Toronto is the host city for the 2017 Invictus Games.  The Invictus Games were initiated by Prince Harry and are an international sporting event for wounded, ill and injured servicemen and women.  The Invictus Games bring the power of sport and competition to help with recovery and rehabilitation.  For further information please visit the Invictus Games website ...

26 Sep

Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Many of you will have noticed that preliminary work has commenced on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.  This large transit project will be constructed over the next few years and includes the renewal of Kennedy Subway Station.  Unfortunately, during the construction period there will be effects on Eglinton Avenue East as the work proceeds.  We have been working closely with City staff to try as best as possible to minimize the impact of this work.  As you may know this project...

26 Sep

Birchmount Road Renewal

Residents who live along Birchmount Road will have received notices indicating that the street is to be fully renewed from St. Clair Avenue East to Eglinton Avenue East.  As you will know last year Toronto Water undertook extensive work along the street to upgrade water infrastructure serving homes in the area.  While the road was restored on a temporary basis a full renewal is needed. The renewal was scheduled for 2018 however I worked with City staff and had this...

26 Sep

Golden Mile Secondary Plan Community Advisory Panel

As you may know, the City of Toronto Planning Division (Scarborough) is undertaking a very thorough review of the current and potential land use along the Golden Mile (Eglinton Avenue East).  This is the result of coming changes, including significantly the Eglinton Crosstown LRT which will soon begin construction along the eastern portion. As part of this process the City held a full community meeting (11,000 notices were mailed out to residents) in the spring of 2017.  As part...

25 Sep

Great Explorations- UTSC Speaker Series

The University of Toronto Scarborough will be hosting a series of  FREE academic discussions and lectures examining the evolving role of immigration in Canada and internationally throughout the month of October. These will include comparisons between the U.S. and Canadian immigration systems, looking at the demographic and cultural impact of international migration, activists assisting migrants on their journeys or assisting border patrol in preventing them, and private refugee sponsorship.  Click here for a list of lecture topics, dates, times, locations...

25 Sep

FREE “tree for me” Event

The Danforth Gardens Neighbourhood Association with the Tree For Me Foundation wants to give you a free tree (or two) to plant on private property or on a rental property with permission of the landlord. Help the Danforth Gardens Association with their goal of planting 150 Trees for Canada’s 150th Birthday and Green Toronto’s goal of achieving a 40% tree canopy! You can order up to two of any of the following large trees (Sugar Maple, Red Maple, Red Oak, White Pine)...

24 Apr

Electronic Recycling

Do you have electronics to recycle? Support the Scarborough West Scout Group and bring your items to the RONA located at  768 Warden Avenue from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 29th. If you have any questions contact Holly de Jong- Fundraising Chair at 416-464-2369.   ...

24 Apr

Pharmacy Avenue Underpass Mural

During the 2016 Budget process, Council decided to extend the Oakridge PB project for another 2 years.  Approved in the 2016 projects was the installation of a mural on the Pharmacy Avenue underpass.  This streetscape improvement is meant to bring street art to the community, beautify this location, continue the enhancement and rejuvenation of the neighbourhood, and help prevent vandalism.  A selection committee was brought together to shortlist artist and come up with guiding themes for the design portion of the...

04 Apr

Eco Day

Join the Friends of Oakridge Park for our 2nd annual Eco-Day on Saturday April 22nd 2017. As part of Clean Toronto Together weekend, the community will clean Oakridge Park along with surrounding neighbourhood parks (including Prairie Drive Park, Madelaine Park, Kenworthy Park, Scotia Parkette and Lucy Tot Lot). The fun doesn’t stop there… A number of other Spring Cleaning and Environmental activities are planned for the day. Get your ride ready for summer with a free bike tune up.  Neighbours will be selling plants and...

03 Apr

April E-Newsletter

Dear Friends & Neighbours, April showers bring May Flowers!  Spring is officially here and now it’s time to do some spring cleaning inside and out! Join in on the Clean Toronto Together Campaign and gather family, friends and neighbours to clean our parks, ravines, boulevards, laneways or any other spaces that need your help. This year I will be taking part in the campaign by cleaning the St. Clair Avenue Ravine on Saturday April 22nd from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm with the...

22 Mar

Clean Toronto Together 2017

All it takes is 20 minutes to help keep Ward 35 clean and beautiful! I encourage you to participate in the Clean Toronto Together Campaign kicking off with the 20 minute makeover at schools and local businesses on Friday, April 21st and continuing throughout the weekend of April 22nd and 23rd. Volunteer with a local group or start your own clean-up.  To register your group for the clean-up click here!  Check out my April E-Newsletter for more information on groups...

22 Mar

Ask an Expert – Landlord Connect

Landlord Connect is a program of East York East Toronto Family Resources that supports landlords and housing professionals in Toronto. Landlord Connect invites all residential landlords to join us for an evening of learning and networking. Ever wondered what mediation at the Landlord and Tenant Board is like? Want to find out more about the process and cost involved in filing at the LTB? These questions and more will be answered in a Q&A session with representatives of the Landlord and Tenant Board in the first...

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