SLOW DOWN SIGN DISTRIBUTION REGISTRATION
This year’s Slow Down Sign Distribution will be spread over two afternoons in March at the Etobicoke Civic Centre (399 The West Mall). You must submit a sign request online in advance of
the distribution date.
• March 16: 3-7 p.m.
• March 23: 3-7 p.m.
We are providing only 500 per year and are limiting pickup to one per household. Please fill out the survey below to indicate the date in which you wish to pick up your slow down sign.
TORONTO LOCAL APPEAL BODY PUBLIC CONSULTATION
On Wednesday April 18, 2018, the Toronto Local Appeal Body will be holding a public meeting to consider submissions from the public, stakeholders and interested individuals related to the tribunal's Rules, Practice Directions, Forms or Public Guide.
Members of the public, stakeholders and interested individuals are invited and encouraged to provide contribution to a review of the Toronto Local Appeal Body’s Rules of Practice and Procedures. There will be an opportunity for written and oral submissions. Written submission can be sent via email, fax or by mail. Written submissions without an accompanying oral presentation will receive the same serious consideration as those accompanied by an oral presentation. To make an oral and written submission, a complete registration form and written submission can be sent by email, fax or by mail to:
Mail: Toronto Local Appeal Body
40 Orchard View Boulevard, Suite 211
Toronto Ontario M4B 1R9
All submissions must be received by the Toronto Local Appeal Body no later than Friday, April 6, 2018.
Please find attached the invitation notice which was sent to stakeholders and interested individuals. The City's website (www.toronto.ca/tlab) will provide full details on the public consultation process.
"GET JOB READY" MARCH BREAK PROGRAM: REGISTRATION OPEN!
On behalf of the KVW NAP Youth Engagement Team & Partners, I'm happy to announce that registration has officially opened for the Kingsview Village-Westway "Get Job Ready" March Break Program! See attached flyer!
This FREE program is open to youth ages 14 to 19 from the Kingsview Village-Westway neighbourhood and will run from Tuesday, March 13th to Thursday, March 15th, 9:30 AM to 4 PM at Kipling Collegiate Institute (380 The Westway). FREE lunch and bus tokens will also be provided!!
Through this program, participants will have an opportunity to "get ready" for future youth employment opportunities through workshops, trainings and certifications on the following topics:
- Food Handlers Training & Certification
- High Five Training & Certification
- CPR & First Aid Training & Certification
- Customer Service Training & Certification
- Resume Building
- Mock Interviews
- Rebranding Yourself for Employment
- Financial Literacy 101 (i.e., "how to work smarter, not harder!")
Register online now to secure your spot! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YXQNRVM. Please note, the deadline to register is Friday, March 9th!
DUNDAS STREET WEST EVENING CLOSURE FEB 14 - 16
Please be advised Dundas Street West will be closed, between Dunbloor Road and Michael Power Place for a film production in the area. This work is not related to the reconstruction of the Six Points Interchange.
Dates and times of closures are as follows:
• Wednesday, February 14th between 7pm and 6am
• Thursday, February 15th between 7pm and 6am
• Friday, February 16th between 7pm and 6am
As a result of this closure please use Bloor Street, to the south, or Burnhamthorpe Road to the north of Dundas as alternate routes to reach your destination. For further information on this closure please contact 311 Toronto at (416)-392-2489 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THORNCREST NEIGHBOURHOOD IMPROVEMENTS PUBLIC DROP-IN
The Public Drop-In Event is taking place on Feb. 27th, 2018 at the Thorncrest Village Clubhouse.
The scope of work we will be presenting is about the:
• Local road resurfacing
• Basement flooding protection work
• Implementation of Green Infrastructure in the neighbourhood
Please see link below for additional details:
REIMAGINING TORONTO'S WATERFRONT: SIDEWALK TORONTO
Sidewalk Toronto is a joint effort by Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs to create a new kind of mixed-use, complete community on Toronto’s waterfront. Sidewalk Toronto will combine forward-thinking urban design and new digital technology to create a people-centred neighbourhood that achieves precedent-setting levels of sustainability, affordability, mobility, and economic opportunity. Follow the link for all of the details:
ROAD RESURFACING ON EGLINTON AVENUE WEST
The City of Toronto started resurfacing Eglinton Avenue West. The contractor has completed the work from 100 metres east of Martin
Grove Road, to Islington Avenue – phase 1 and 2.
The contractor will return in the spring of 2018 to complete the remaining phases of work. This work is being done because 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 Avenue West between Jane Street 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. A new update will be distributed before work starts in the Spring.
TORONTO BUDGET 2018 - BE ENGAGED
The 2018 Budget was launched on November 30. There are several ways to share your views on the budget. You can make a public presentation at one on the Budget subcommittee meetings. I will be chairing the meeting at the Etobicoke Civic Centre on January 8 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. To register to speak, call 416-392-4666 or email email@example.com, fax 416-392-1879 or mail to Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 10th floor, West Tower, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2. To find our more on how to participate please visit the link below. If you cannot attend please do not hesitate to send me an email.
HOME ENERGY LOAN PROGRAM (HELP)
Tired of a cold, drafty home and high energy bills - HELP is here!
Through the City of Toronto's Home Energy Loan Program (HELP), you can get a low-interest loan to cover the cost of a new high-efficiency furnace, new windows, doors, insulation and more. And if you want to go the extra mile, the loan can also cover the cost of solar rooftop panels, solar hot water heaters, and geothermal heating and cooling!
The great thing about Toronto's Home Energy Loan Program, is that at the same time that you make your home more comfortable and reduce your energy bills, you'll also be reducing the emissions that contribute to climate change.
ADULT AND SENIOR TTC MONTHLY PASSES ON PRESTO
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: