• We Won! No Walmart on Bathurst!

    City Council has approved a settlement with RioCan cutting the size of the single use retail space in half and thereby eliminating the proposed 8,800 square metre space needed for a Walmart.

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  • Dupont Study

    We’re studying how we can improve Dupont Street and your input is needed.

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  • Contra-Flow Begins on Shaw Street

    My motion to move forward on the installation of 13 contra-flow routes approved in 2008 and 2009 passed Council and City Staff have begun work on implementing Shaw Street contra-flow. Find out more here.

    Shaw Street Letters
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Over the next several weeks, as part of the Clean Toronto Together program, the City of Toronto will be undertaking a focused response to reports of abandoned and derelict bikes on sidewalks. This is part of an effort to free up bike parking while clearing space on our narrow sidewalks.

The City is asking residents to help them address this problem. If you see a bike you suspect is abandoned please email or call 311 to report it. Please include the location and any other relevant information (bike colour, what it is chained to, general bike condition, etc) so it can be properly identified.

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The City of Toronto will offer many activities at its parks, forestry and recreation attractions and historic sites this Easter weekend. The following activities will be offered:

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The City is proposing draft policy amendments to the Official Plan transportation policies for public discussion and input. The draft policies are the outcome of an inter-divisional and agency review process undertaken as part of the “Feeling Congested?” initiative, which is part of the City’s Five Year Official Plan Review.

Public Open Houses to present and discuss the draft policy changes will be held at the following locations and dates:

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Earlier this year, without warning, the AGCO informed the City of Toronto that it would no longer enforce some of the conditions placed on liquor licenses. In response to this, Toronto City Council has passed motions challenging the Ministry and the AGCO on this position, and directed City City staff to take steps to build a stronger licensing and enforcement process to protect neighbourhoods from restaurants, bars, and nightclubs that do not respect City by-laws and the conditions on their AGCO licences.

On April 10, I submitted a letter, signed by 32 of my Council colleagues, to the Attorney General recommending:

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The Dufferin Street Bridge over the Metrolinx/GO Transit Rail Corridor has re-opened to vehicular traffic as of noon today. The bridge has been closed to traffic since last June to ensure public safety.

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Toronto Animal Services’ chip truck will officially kick off its third season on Saturday, April 12 at Pet Social Stay and Play Centre, 5 Bruyeres Mews (map).

To use the chip truck, dogs must be on a leash and cats must be properly contained in a carrier. Pet owners are asked to bring a piece of photo identification with their address.

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You are invited to attend a community meeting to discuss the revised planning application for the Ordnance Triangle Lands.

When: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m
Where: 250 Fort York Blvd. – Blue Barracks (map)

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The previous construction notice was posted on March 24, 2014.

Please note the following update:

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The City is holding a Community Consultation meeting where you can learn more about this application ask questions and share your comments.

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: 1 Snooker Street (map).

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Not Far From The Tree is looking for a space to store their picking equipment in Ward 19. With the use of storage space Not Far From The Tree will be able to increase their capacity to share fruit and engage the community in the neighbourhood. They are looking for a donated space that meets the following requirements:

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The Committee of Adjustment is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, April 30 and will include four properties from Ward 19. Find out which properties and see their plans:

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