RICHVIEW PLAZA COMMUNITY MEETING - SAVE THE DATE NOVEMBER 1
We have secured November 1 for the third community consultation regarding the future of Richview Square. Details for this meeting are still being confirmed. Please note that an application has not be submitted to the City of Toronto. More details on the third community meeting will follow in the coming weeks.
ADULT AND SENIOR TTC MONTHLY PASSES ON PRESTO
ROAD RESURFACING ON EGLINTON FROM MARTIN GROVE TO JANE STREET
The City of Toronto will resurface Eglinton Avenue West, from 100 metres east of Martin Grove Road, to Jane Street. Our inspection of the road shows that it needs repaving and sections of damaged curb and sidewalk need to be replaced to bring them to a state of good repair. A new sidewalk will be added on the north side of Eglinton between Jane and Scarlett Road. This work is part of the Council-approved 2017 Capital Works Program to renew aging city roads and sidewalk for current and future needs.
HUMBER VALLEY PARK FITNESS EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION
Site preparation work at Humber Valley Park will start the week of October 23, 2017 and the site will be secured with installation of the fitness equipment to begin on November 6, 2017. This new space will be great to look forward to in springtime!
CITY INTRODUCES NEW SCHOOL SAFETY ZONES
The safety zones have new features aimed at improving the safety of children walking to school and are part of the City’s $80-million Vision Zero Road Safety Plan and overall traffic safety measures.
The School Safety Zones feature new school zone safety signs with flashing beacons, school zone pavement stencils, "Watch your speed" driver feedback signs and zebra markings at school crosswalks. In addition, City staff will be extending the coverage of enhanced pavement markings up to 250 metres away from school buildings to help encourage active transportation to school, which includes walking or biking. Ward 4 recently received a new School Safety Zone near Father Serra Catholic Elementary School at 111 Sun Row Dr.
"The safety of all pedestrians, but particularly children, must be a priority in this city,” said Mayor Tory. "Through the School Safety Zone program, we have looked at how children travel to school and have added measures to keep them safe on their journey."
The City's Vision Zero Road Safety Plan, approved by Toronto City Council in 2016, contains a series of measures and strategies aimed at eliminating deaths and serious injuries on Toronto streets as well as improving safety for all road users.
The City's Vision Zero website includes a mapping tool showing safety measures in place and future planned work as well as safety tips for all road users aimed at making streets safer:
EASIER PROCESS FOR DISPUTING PARKING TICKETS
The City of Toronto is introducing a new, easier and more convenient process to dispute parking violations. Disputes for parking violations received on or after August 28 will be handled by the City instead of through the provincial court, improving customer service by providing faster resolutions and a more efficient overall process.
Access to the new dispute process will be available 24/7 through the City's website, toronto.ca/aps. Individuals can request a review or dispute a parking violation online through the City's website. People who prefer to dispute a violation in-person can have their penalty reviewed at one of two City locations: Metro Hall (55 John St.) or North York Civic Centre (5100 Yonge St.). In-person reviews can be booked in advance on the City's website and are also available on a drop-in basis.
The City of Toronto is committed to continuously improving and modernizing customer service. This new dispute process allows the public to request a review of a parking violation through a customer-focused, streamlined service.
All reviews, online and in-person, will be conducted by a City screening officer who can affirm, vary or cancel penalties, including having the authority to give people additional time to pay the penalty fee. If the individual is not satisfied with the penalty review decision, a second and final review can be requested with an independent, Council-appointed hearing officer.
Payment methods for parking violations remain the same, with payment either online, by mail or in-person at seven City locations.
HOW SAFE IS YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD?
A new website, launched by Toronto police, gives unprecedented access to crime and traffic stats — including everything from break-ins to serious assaults to accidents — that don’t always make the news.
The tool grew out of a task force recommendation on how to modernize Toronto’s police force and how it collects data on all reported crimes and traffic incidents. The application allows users to search by neighbourhood, category, and date.
CENTENNIAL PARK SKI & SNOWBARD CENTRE CLOSED 2018 SEASON
We regret to inform residents that due to significant infrastructure and technical issues, Centennial Park Ski and Snowboard Centre will not open for the 2018 season.
Any residents looking for ski and snowboard programs for the 2018 season should review the Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard program schedule.
HAVE YOUR SAY! PROTECTING TORONTO'S POLLINATORS
The City is inviting residents to share their views on a proposed strategy to protect Toronto's bees and other pollinators. The purpose of the strategy is to identify actions that can be taken by the City and the community to protect, enhance and create habitat for Toronto's pollinators. Toronto is home to more than 360 species of bees, and more than 100 species of butterflies and other pollinators. Some species are in decline. Learn more and share your views. For more surveys, please visit our survey section "have your say", we want to hear from you!
METROLAND MEDIA NEEDS NEWSPAPER CARRIERS
Metroland Media has an urgent need for newspaper carriers in Ward 4. This is a great opportunity for youth (10 and up) to deliver the Etobicoke Guardian Newspaper and flyers every Thursday. Please contact Neckesha Crawford at 417-774-2290 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Map of paper route attached in link.
Our local food bank is looking for volunteers! If anyone would like to volunteer at the food bank, either Tuesday mornings from 9am - 11am receiving the food from the truck or on Tuesday evenings from 4:30 - 7pm, they would be more than welcome. They have seen an increase in visitors over the past little while and with increased demand, they can use more volunteers! If high school students need volunteer hours, they are also more than welcome to come.
Anyone interested can contact Karen Ewing at email@example.com or Pastor Edmund at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the church directly at 416 247-1922.
DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR CITY?
Toronto residents are needed to serve on a range of City boards and committees. Board members provide oversight of their agency or corporation, bring a community perspective to board discussions, and help to reflect the needs and interests of Torontonians.
This fall, the City of Toronto will be recruiting for more than 70 public member positions across 20 boards. Bring your skills and experience to the table. To learn more about these opportunities and apply online, please visit the link below.
Volunteer Toronto is a charity that connects volunteers to the causes that need them. Each month, Volunteer Toronto hosts workshops entitled "Becoming a Board Member." This workshop uniquely targets professionals who are interested in joining a non-profit board. Sessions cover a variety of topics including: What is a Board of Directors and why do organizations need them?; What skills do I need to sit on a Board?; and Do I need previous Board experience? Please visit the link below for more information: