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Below I have added information about hot topics and services provided by the City of Toronto. I hope you find them useful.
WARD 4 PROFILE AND DEMOGRAPHICS
MINOR VARIANCE AND CONSENT APPLICATION
Effective January 16, 2017, all Minor Variance and Consent applications will be accepted in digital format in-person at any Toronto Building Customer Service Counter.
Harmonizing the application intake process across the city is a necessary step, as we move toward a paperless submission process to enhance customer service.
DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS & COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT APPLICATIONS
It is very important for residents to be able to access information on proposed developments in their ward and beyond ward boundaries. I encourage residents to review the links below for more information on active proposals in the area and information on how to navigate the development process. For more information, please consider my office as a resource and contact me anytime for additional information.
MEDIATION PILOT PROGRAM
The City of Toronto is launching a city-wide Mediation Pilot Program to assist in resolving disputes for minor variance and consent applications being considered by the Committee of Adjustment.
This free program strives to assist disputing parties in reaching a voluntary, mutually-acceptable solution for some or all of the issues in dispute. The program is intended to help foster a collaborative process with neighbours as well as to reduce costs, provide access to neutral professional expertise and increase the likelihood of a settlement.
The mediation sessions will be conducted by a neutral third-party mediator and a neutral, experienced professional planner with knowledge of the City's Official Plan and zoning bylaws, including applicable minor variance and consent legislation. The Committee of Adjustment renders the final decision and is not bound by the mediated agreement.
More information about the Mediation Pilot Program is available at the link below.
WHEN WILL MY STREET/SIDEWALK GET PLOWED?
BASEMENT FLOODING WATER PROTECTION FACT SHEET
CENTRAL ETOBICOKE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
Central Etobicoke Neighbourhood Watch is a cooperative network of local Neighbourhood Watch groups in Central Etobicoke including communities such as Islington Village, Thorncrest Village, Princess Gardens, West Deane Park, Eatonville, Humber Valley Village and The Kingsway. For more information you can email them at CentralEtobicokeWatch@gmail.com or click below for more information.
Speeding traffic is one of the major concerns in our Ward. I thought you would be interested in the attached guide to Safer Streets Near Schools: Understanding Your Policy Options in the City of Toronto, a new resource created to help school communities and residents improve traffic safety in their neighbourhoods.
Current Basement Flooding Investigation Environmental Assessment Studies
DO I NEED A BUILDING PERMIT?
PRESTO on the TTC
As the PRESTO electronic fare payment system is being rolled out across the TTC, we are receiving many questions about the timeline, the new fare gates, using PRESTO, payment methods, the TTC metropass, and the phasing out of tokens and other fare media. Read more for a FAQ document with some of the more common questions regarding PRESTO on the TTC .
THINKING OF RENOVATING? HELP IS HERE!
HELP is a new financing tool offered by the City of Toronto to help you improve your home’s energy efficiency and save money. Program funding will end in December 2018. Please read more for further information.
SERVICES FOR SENIORS
TORONTO SENIORS STRATEGY
GREEN AND COOL ROOF GRANTS
Time for a new roof? The City offers incentives for the installation of green and cool roofs on Toronto's residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. Green roofs are eligible for $100 per square metre, cool roofs from $2 to $5 per square metre. You can also get a grant to assess the capacity of your building to support a green roof. For more information, and to apply, please click below.
CITY OF TORONTO HUMAN SERVICES
The City has consolidated information on benefits, subsidies and services offered through Toronto Children's Services, Toronto Employment and Social Services, and Shelter Support and Housing Administration into one website. The website was developed as part of the Human Services Integration project, a partnership across the three Divisions, and can be found below.
LOOKING FOR A COMMUNITY GRANT
DO IT YOURSELF TREE PLANTING
LEAF is launching a new, subsidized Do-It-Yourself Tree Planting Program that offers personalized advice from an arborist through a virtual consultation. For more information on LEAF’s Do It Yourself Tree Planting Program visit www.yourleaf.org.
RECREATION CENTRE LOCATIONS
HOME ENERGY LOAN PROGRAM
With a low-interest loan from the Home Energy Loan Program (HELP) you can improve your energy efficiency and save money! Through HELP, the City offers low-interest financing —with some unique features — to cover 100% of home improvement such as energy efficiency furnaces, windows, doors and insulation. If you have questions about this program please call 416-392-1826 or learn more at
TTC TRIP PLANNER
HOW TO REPORT CRIME
In the case of emergencies (immediate risk), call 911. For non-emergencies (ie. reporting theft, vandalism, fraud) call 416-808-2222 or report it online at http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/core/. If you would like to report crime anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a tip at https://222tips.com/, or text CRIMES to TIP312.
211 ONTARIO HELPLINE
Residents are encouraged to call 211 for information about health, social and community services. For example, you can call 211 if you are a newcomer to Canada and are looking for employment training or you are concerned about a family member with an addiction and need information about available programs. You can also call 211 if you need information about a food bank, mental health support or a non-emergency police contact number.