HILTOP CHAPEL VBS 2018

FREE WHO: Ages 5-14 WHERE: Hilltop Chapel 243 La Rose Ave, Etobicoke, ON M9p 1G6 WHEN: July 26-27, Thursday-Friday; 6-8 pm. Sat; 10-12pm (snacks will be provided) GAMES.SKITS.CRAFTS.MUSIC.SNACKS

TORONTO HYDRO WANTS TO HEAR FROM ITS CUSTOMERS

Toronto Hydro is working on a new video strategy aimed at further educating our customers on important topics. In order to deliver content based on what our customers want to learn about the most, we’re soliciting feedback through the form of a short online survey. Link to survey: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4420915/Video-Feedback-Survey

SENIORS ON THE MOVE

Get up and get moving! Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 Join CARP Etobicoke and ESS Support Services for a group walk celebrating seniors and the importance of physical activity. Physical activity does your body good! Moderate activity, even if started much later in life, is good for you and can improve the quality of life as we age. Activity benefits your physical, mental, emotional and brain health. In celebration of seniors and to encourage seniors to "get up and get moving", CARP Etobicoke is hosting a group walking day for seniors in our community. When: Tuesday, June 26th from 1:30-2:30pm Where: West Deane Park, Etobicoke (meet us in the west parking lot) All senior community members are welcome and encouraged to participate! Tell your family and friends. Click here to download the event flyer. We're hoping to encourage more seniors (and people of any age) to make physical activity a part of their routine. No need to RSVP. Just meet us at the park! Please come prepared for the weather. For more information, please contact CARP at etobicoke@carp.ca.

PARKLAND STRATEGY PHASE 2


PARKLAND STRATEGY PHASE TWO SURVEY

Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation is in its second phase of consultation on the Parkland Strategy, a long-term plan that will guide the expansion, enhancement and investment in Toronto's park system. The Strategy is needed to meet current needs and the needs of Toronto's growing and changing population. This survey builds upon feedback received through the Strategy's Phase One survey. We now seek your feedback about setting priorities for investments in the City's parkland over the next 20 years. Link below:

JULY-AUGUST EVENTS

Here are the July-August events happening at library branches in your ward: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?N=37867+33169&Ns=p_pub_date_sort&Nso=0 You can also stay up-to-date with the latest library news and upcoming programs by signing up for our What’s On at the Library enewsletter: http://tpl.ca/e-news

RICHVIEW DEMOCRACY WORKSHOP

Ready to get involved in an election campaign, but want to decide where to focus your energy? Learn the fundamentals and understand what campaigns need. Saturday, July 7th, 2:00 pm Richview Library

PUBLIC HEALTH DRUG POLICY SURVEY

How could we change our approach to drugs? What would a public health approach to drugs look like for Canada? Toronto Public Health wants to hear what you think. There are two ways to participate: 1) Join a community dialogue session; 2) Fill out our online survey. Please also see the discussion paper and fact sheets in link below for more information:

2018 HUMBER GOLF CLASSIC

The 2018 Humber Golf Classic is fast approaching, a wonderful opportunity to be part of a worthwhile cause, give back to the local community, and have a great time! In the past five years, the Golf Classic has contributed over $500,000 towards awards and scholarships for Humber students. Whether you are interested in sponsorship, attending as a golfer, volunteering or donating an auction item, there are numerous ways to show your support. Please visit www.humber.ca/golfclassic for more information.

DIXINGTON CRESCENT WATERMAIN CLEANING AND RELINING

To read the notification sent out to residents in the area please click link below:

2018 TORONTO ANIMAL SERVICES CHIP TRUCK

The Toronto Animal Services Chip Truck hits the road on April 18! The truck is a mobile microchip clinic that offers a microchip, pet licence and rabies vaccine. $25 per cat and $35 per dog. If you have a pet licence, you pay $10. For all the information on the truck and the 2018 Schedule: toronto.ca/chiptruck

BYWOOD DRIVE RESURFACING

In December 2017, the City completed the work to replace the watermain and City-owned portions of substandard water services. With the better weather returning, the City will restore the road pavement where the watermain trench was located on Bywood Drive between Kipling Avenue and Islington Avenue; as well as place topsoil and sod, where front lawn has been disturbed during water service connection in Winter 2017.

SURVEY: PATRON SCREENING AT CITY HALL

Corporate Security retained the services of a third-party market research firm to conduct online polling with Toronto residents, as well an in-person survey with visitors to City Hall. The in-person survey was conducted at City Hall from March 19 - 21, 2018. Members of the public are invited to participate in the online survey from March 19 – April 10, 2018. These recommended security enhancements are to help maintain an accessible, safe, and secure City Hall for staff and the public, and are not a result of a specific threat. The safety of all those who work, visit or do business at City facilities is the top priority of the City of Toronto.

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: Email: tlab@toronto.ca Fax: 416-696-4307 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.

COYOTE INFO FROM ANIMAL SERVICES

Coyotes have been living in Toronto for many years. During the fall and winter months, as the leaves disappear from the trees and shrubs, coyotes become more visible in the city. Toronto Animal Services continues to give a strong message to Toronto residents on the importance of taking certain steps whenever a coyote is sighted at a relatively close range. Please take time to read the attached information to ensure you are taking all of the steps to reduce possible conflict or contact with coyotes. The most important message is that people must encourage the coyote's natural fear of humans. Unfortunately that fear will be reduced if people feed coyotes, either deliberately or inadvertently (e.g. leaving garbage out, feeding pets outside, feeding other wild animals or placing any other food source outside on your property). When coyotes live in an area where they are being fed by people, they sometimes start to view dogs, including large dogs, as competition to their food source. Ideally, people who see coyotes should actively scare a coyote away at every sighting (suggestions on how to do this are in the attachment). Coyotes are naturally curious and intelligent animals and will approach closely to people "testing the waters" to determine if there anything to be fearful of as they explore the area. If the person does nothing, the coyote learns that the person wasn't a threat. Because coyotes are such smart animals they adapt and learn very quickly to everything we do or don't do. Every encounter with a person that isn't scary to them may encourage the coyote to get closer next time. The attached information has many solutions on reducing the potential for conflict with coyotes in the city. Please feel free to share the attached document with your neighbours and anyone who might benefit from having it. For further information and how to report a sighting, visit our web site at www.toronto.ca/coyote.

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.

ADULT AND SENIOR TTC MONTHLY PASSES ON PRESTO

Adult & senior TTC Monthly Passes on PRESTO on sale Sept 23 buy one at select Shoppers Drug Marts or at prestocard.ca

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:

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