Kristyn Wong-Tam Newsletter September 16 2016

 

September 16, 2016

  1. Environment Day - Saturday, September 17

  2. Open Streets – Sunday, September 18

  3.  767-773 Yonge Street Community Consultation – Monday, September 19

  4.  8 Elm Street Community Consultation – Tuesday, September 20
  5.  219-231 Dundas Street East Community Consultation – Wednesday, September 21
  6.  Toronto's Ward Boundary Review Consultation - Online Through Friday, September 23

  7.  874 - 878 Yonge Street & 3-11 Scollard Street Community Consultation – Monday, September 26

  8.  475 Yonge Street Community Consultation – Tuesday, September 27
  9.  Glen Rd. Pedestrian Bridge – Wednesday, September 28
  10.  Salon 27 – Thursday, October 13

 

1. Environment Day – Saturday, September 17

Tomorrow is our annual Environment Day in Ward 27.

Join Councillor Wong-Tam at beautiful Allan Gardens for a fun-filled day of activities!  Our yearly Environment Day event connects residents with City services and community organizations that are vital to creating healthy, livable neighbourhoods.

This year, we will be hosting a barbecue lunch with catering services provided by Out of This World Café.  In addition to this, we will have lively music, and a beginner's yoga session with Toronto's International Society for Krishna Consciousness.  Come out, meet new friends and stretch out your stress for free!  Activities for parents and children will be part of the fun, courtesy of the community group, Friends of Allan Gardens.

Visit any time between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to donate and recycle, get your kitchen compost and garbage containers, enjoy yoga, music and much more!

When: Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Where: Allan Gardens (at the corner of Sherbourne Street and Carleton Street)

2. Open Streets – Sunday, September 18

After a hugely successful August 21st event, Open Streets is coming back this Sunday morning, September 18, with a new route extension across the Bloor Street Viaduct and onto the Danforth to Hampton Avenue.

Open Streets are programs that open a city's streets to people and temporarily close them to cars. Pedestrians and cyclists replace replaces vehicular traffic, and the streets become “paved parks” where residents of all ages, abilities, social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds can take to the streets to and improve their health through physical activity and social interaction. Please visit www.openstreetsto.org for more information. 

3. 767-773 Yonge Street Community Consultation – Monday, September 19

Area residents and community members are invited to the official community consultation for the rezoning application submitted for 771 Yonge Street. Menkes Developments has submitted to rezone the site for a 49-storey residential tower with retail at grade.

City Planning and the developer will present the area policies, details of the application, and receive input from the public to assist in the review and assessment of the proposal.

When: Monday, September 19; 7pm to 9pm

Where: The Stone Church, 45 Davenport Road

6. Toronto's Ward Boundary Review Consultation - Online Through Friday, September 23

The Toronto Ward Boundary Review (TWBR) is seeking feedback from the public, stakeholders and members of City Council on two ward boundary options outlined in the Toronto Ward Boundary Review additional information report. This additional report was requested by the City of Toronto's Executive Committee at its meeting on May 24.

The two options being presented for public feedback are:

  • Revised 44 wards option, which has 44 wards and incorporates refinements generated during the TWBR public consultation process from August to November 2015
  • 26 wards option, that is aligned, where possible, with the boundaries of the federal and provincial ridings.

Feedback can be provided by completing a survey or attending a public meeting. The survey can be completed online or in hard-copy format, until September 23, 2016, and is available at http://www.drawthelines.ca/additional-information-participate/.

Two additional public meetings will take place across the city this fall:

  • Monday, September 19,North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Committee Room 1, 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 21, Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall, Meeting Room 1, 7 to 9 p.m.

Based on the input received, a TWBR supplementary report will be prepared and submitted together with the TWBR final report for consideration at the Executive Committee meeting on October 26.  The additional information report, as well as information about the survey and the public meetings, are available at http://www.drawthelines.ca

For more information contact: Shannon Clark, Toronto Ward Boundary Review, 416-365-0816 ext. 234, info@drawthelines.ca

7. 874 - 878 Yonge Street & 3-11 Scollard Street Community Consultation – Monday, September 26

Area residents and community members are invited to the official community consultation for the rezoning application submitted for 878 Yonge Street.  A submission to rezone the site for a 59-storey residential unit has been received by the city.

City Planning and the developer will present the area policies, details of the application, and receive input from the public to assist in the review and assessment of the proposal.

When: Monday, September 26; 7pm to 9pm

Where:  The Stone Church; 45 Davenport Road

8. 475 Yonge Street Community Consultation – Tuesday, September 27

Area residents and community members are invited to the official community consultation for the rezoning application submitted for 475 Yonge Street. Currently operating as the Marriott Hotel, KingSett Capital has submitted to rezone the site for two towers on a joint podium. End use is projected to include residential, retail, and hotel operations.

City Planning and the developer will present the area policies, details of the application, and receive input from the public to assist in the review and assessment of the proposal.

When: Wednesday, September 27; 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Where: Delta Chelsea Hotel – Wren Room, 33 Gerrard Street West

10. Salon 27 – Thursday, October 13

Join us this fall for our semi-annual community event, Salon 27.  Twice each year Councillor Wong-Tam brings together some of the most forward thinking civic leaders to explore current issues impacting the inclusiveness and livability of Toronto.  Our last two Salons have been outstanding successes, as residents came out to listen, learn, and participate in these important conversations. The inaugural Salon engaged the local community with the issue of police carding, Diversity and Inclusion, while our second event examined the role of Women, Political Power, and Urbanism.  This Fall Salon 27 will feature a panel discussion exploring the realities of how the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada may be respectfully implemented in an urban context.

The panel will feature prominent Aboriginal leaders from the areas of employment, social service delivery, youth issues and education.  Confirmed speakers include Andre Morriseau, Director of Awards and Communications with the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Businesses, Sarah Midanik, Executive Director of the Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto, Samuel Kloetstra, Youth Coordinator at the Toronto Indigenous Health Advisory Circle and Susan Blight, Artist and Activist.  We look forward to an exciting discussion. 

When: Thursday, October 13th; 6:30pm
Where: Nancy's Auditorium, YWCA – 87 Elm St.
Light refreshments will be provided. 
All are welcome to attend.

Councillor Wong-Tam
http://www.ward27news.ca/