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Cool Off this Summer at One of the City’s Outdoor Pools, Wading Pools, or Splash Pads

The City's 57 outdoor pools will open on June 26th and will remain open, weather permitting, with varying schedules until September 6th. At all City pools there are supervision and swimming ability requirements for children under 10 years of age. Drop-in swimming is free at the City's outdoor pools. Looking…
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Come out and Celebrate Canada’s 148th Birthday in Scarborough!

Join Parks, Forestry and Recreation at Thomson Memorial Park for the 48th annual Canada Day Celebration, events start at 10 am and run until 4pm.  All are welcome for a pancake breakfast, craft market, seniors vs. politician slo-pitch challenge, live music, face painting, inflatable rides, educational animal show, and lots more! Click here to view…
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Every Tree Counts: City Launches new tree counting app

The City of Toronto has launched a new online app, citytrees.ca, to encourage all residents to help grow our tree canopy. In partnership with Ryerson University, Codetuitive and Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, the city has developed this app to count trees on private property. Our urban forest department has…
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Toronto Gears up for Pan Am and Parapan Am Games

Panamania Cultural Celebrations Launching on July 10, PANAMANIA Live @ Nathan Phillips Square will welcome more than 130 acts from across the Americas, athlete Victory Celebrations, and nightly fireworks from July 10 to 26 and August 7 to 12. Programming runs from 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. and 5 to 11…
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Outside the Box Program

The City of Toronto's Outside the Box program will see local artists transforming the exteriors of traffic-signal boxes into works of street art. In Ward 35, the traffic signal box at Danforth and Warden will be painted, by local artist Bareket Kezwer. The theme is about "Smiling.” She will be…
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Hydro Overhead – Project Brimorton – McCowan (E12679)

Toronto Hydro is working to improve the reliability of the electricity system in our community. The project is expected to begin by early July 2015 with an approximate completion date of late November 2015. The boundaries include Brimorton Drive (North), McCowan Road (East), Danforth Road (South), and Victoria Park Avenue…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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TTC Announces Service Improvements to Bus Routes

The TTC board announced service improvements to 61 bus routes, including several in Ward 35, that will make it convenient and viable for all Torontonians to count on transit all day, every day. These improvements are funded under the $90-million investment in transit that was approved in the 2015 budget.…
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June 2015 Newsletter

June is parks and recreation month--a month-long celebration to raise awareness of the benefits of recreation and to get out and get active! Ward 35 is home to 30 parks covering almost 67 hectares of land! June 26th is the official start to our outdoor pool season, but this weekend,…
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May 2015 Newsletter

Time for spring cleaning! This weekend, I will be hosting theWard 35 Community Environment Day: pickup free compost; exchange your garbage, recycling and green bins; and safely dispose of your household hazardous waste. Did you know cooking oil is a household hazardous waste? Find out more on the City's website. View…
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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…
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Scarborough residents and businesses invited to attend Pan Am/Parapan Am Games information sessions

Toronto residents who live in Scarborough communities, as well as local businesses, are invited to attend information sessions to learn more about how their community may be affected by the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games this summer. The Scarborough information sessions will examine impacts related to Pan Am activities taking place…
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