Increased Neighbourhood Traffic at Six Points

On August 26 2019, the City of Toronto continued with Phase 3 of the Six Points Interchange Reconfiguration with the full closure of Bloor St West from Kipling Ave to Prennan Ave for road reconstruction. The intersection of Bloor St West and Kipling Avenue continues to be reconstructed.

To address complaints from local residents about increased traffic in their neighbourhoods, Councillor Holyday requested that 'Road Closed, Local Traffic Only' signs be installed at the following locations:

1. North side of Mervyn Avenue, on the west side of Kipling Avenue (facing westbound traffic).

2. North side of Tyre Avenue, on the west side of Kipling Avenue (facing westbound traffic).

3. East side of Prennan Avenue, on the north side of Bloor Street (facing northbound traffic).

Local residents still have full access to their streets.

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Have your say on approaches to reduce single-use & takeaway items in Toronto

The City of Toronto is undertaking consultations to help develop a strategy to reduce the use of single-use and takeaway items in Toronto. A single-use or takeaway item is any product designed for a single use after which it is disposed of in the garbage, Blue Bin (recycling) or Green Bin (organics). Typically, these products are not designed for durability or reuse. Examples include plastic bags and takeout containers.

 

Phase 1 consultations took place in Fall 2018 and focused on what items to target and preferred approaches. The second phase of consultations will take place from September 24 – November 4, 2019 to seek feedback on the specific items that will be targeted, proposed approaches for reduction and timelines. The feedback from these consultations will be used to develop a final Single-Use and Takeaway Item Reduction Strategy for Toronto that will be presented to City Council in the first half of 2020.

We want to hear from you!
You are invited to learn more about what is being proposed, ask questions and provide feedback. 

Ways to join the conversation:

Attend the consultation or watch the webcast

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Presentation and questions from 7:00 pm  - 8:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, Council Chamber, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto
Register
Watch the webcast at toronto.ca/single-use 

Join a Telephone/Web Town Hall

Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 p.m. OR Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Register at toronto.ca/single-use

Take the survey
An online survey will be available at toronto.ca/single-use from September 25 – November 4, 2019.

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Summer Weekend Runway Alternation Program Trial

The September 7-8 weekend is the end of the 2019 Summer Weekend Runway Alternation Trial. Over 16 weekends, from May 25 to September 8, the GTAA worked with airport partners to implement the program and with residents to collect their real-time feedback.  

A survey seeking feedback on the trial will be made available online from September 9 to September 22 at https://www.torontopearson.com/en/community/get-involved/community-conversations/summer-weekend-runway-alternation-program-2019.

Six Points Street Naming Short List & Public Rating

In fall 2018 the public was invited to submit their ideas for the three new street names created through the Six Points Interchange Reconfiguration.

Over 600 submissions were received! City staff reviewed all submissions and have shortlisted 10 potential street names for public rating that are in accordance with the City's Street Naming Policy.

The full shortlist of potential street names will be published on August 19 and posted on the project website for public rating. Rating is open to City of Toronto residents and limited to 1 entry/person and responses must be received by 5 p.m. September 2, 2019.

Once the public rating has closed, a panel of City officials will provide a final recommendation on the three new street names to Etobicoke York Community Council who will make the final decision. This recommendation will consider the City's Street Naming Policy criteria, the results of the public rating, the equity lens analysis, feedback from the Aboriginal Affairs Committee and will be aligned with the City's commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and Indigenous Place Making initiatives. The recommendation will include at least one Indigenous language name. The City will assign the appropriate suffix for each new street name (i.e: road, lane, etc).

Have your say! Rate the shortlisted street names:  https://cotsurvey.chkmkt.com/etobicokecentrestreetnaming

LEAF: Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests

Dear residents,

Did you know that there is a one-of-a-kind subsidized Backyard Tree Planting Program available for constituents? LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests) is a long-standing, award-winning non-profit organization that offers expert tree advice and planting services for homeowners, multi-units and businesses across Toronto.

For more information on how you can plant on your property at an affordable price, visit www.yourleaf.org or call 1-888-453-6504.

LEAF offers Native Shrub Bundles to beautify your yard and attract pollinators and songbirds. For approximately $100, you will get four native shrubs (for the price of three), free delivery right to your door, species fact sheets, mulch and a planting and care guide.

Share your input on Multi-Tenant (Rooming) Houses

The City of Toronto is conducting a review of multi-tenant houses (also called rooming houses), and wants to hear from you.  Attend a public consultation on Thursday, August 22 from 6-8 p.m. at Metro Hall, Room 308/309 (55 John Street). ­­

Multi-tenant houses are currently permitted in the former City of Toronto and some parts of Etobicoke and York. The review will focus on options to improve the licensing and regulation of these houses, including the rooming house hearing process. It will not look at whether multi-tenant houses should be permitted in other areas of the city.

You can also provide feedback to mlsfeedback@toronto.ca until August 31, 2019. 

All feedback will be used to inform a report going to the Planning and Housing Committee in the fall of 2019.

To learn more, visit toronto.ca/roominghousereview.

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City of Toronto Garden Contest 2019

Dear Residents,

The City of Toronto Front Garden Contest is accepting nominations for 2019..  Nominations will be open until July 16. Nominations can be made by email or regular mail (details are included on the attached forms).  Note that entries must include a photo of the garden.

 

Judging will take place in in late July or early August.  An award presentation will take place at the Toronto Botanical Garden in the Fall.

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TTC: Five-Year Service Plan and 10-Year Outlook Survey

Dear Residents,

 

At the TTC Board meeting on April 11, 2019, the TTC CEO reported that we will be initiating a Five-Year Service Plan and 10-Year Outlook to build on our Corporate Plan (2018-2022) and strengthen Toronto’s mobility network. The Plan and Outlook will set a vision and identify strategies and actions to improve mobility so that residents from Toronto and outlying areas can access the many employment, educational and cultural opportunities our great city has to offer.

 

In order to achieve this, we are asking Torontonians for their feedback through a short five minute on-line survey available at the following link:

 TTC5YearServicePlan.metroquest.ca