The Six Points Interchange Reconfiguration continues to progress with Dundas Street West recently opening and all of the bridges being removed over Kipling Avenue. Construction will continue along Kipling Avenue and will include, installation of underground services, raising the grade and widening of Kipling Avenue, bike lane installation, side walk and street light installation.
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The GTAA is moving forward with trialing beginning on the weekend of May 25 & 26. The trial will take place on weekends only, between 6:30 a.m. and midnight from May 25/26 to September 7/8. A schedule to help residents better understand which weekends they can expect reduced aircraft noise is available online at torontopearson.com/runwayalternation2019.
Live Green Toronto is now offering pollinator-friendly plant kits to help expand pollinator habitat in Toronto and support the goals of the City's Pollinator Protection Strategy.
PollinateTO Native Plant Kits can be reserved for pick up at Community Environment Days.
All kits must be picked up in person during Community Environment Day hours. Kits are available to Toronto residents only. Quantities are limited to one kit per household.
Ward 2 Environment Day is:
Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Richview Collegiate Institute | 1738 Islington Ave.
Basements can flood for many reasons. While the City of Toronto is working to improve its complex system of underground sewers, these improvements alone cannot completely protect a home from basement flooding. With increasingly severe weather events, it is essential that homeowners take steps to help protect their home from basement flooding. For more information on basement flooding prevention tips, programs and services from the City of Toronto, please visit https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/water-environment/managing-rain-melted-snow/basement-flooding/
The community will soon enjoy a newly made-over Humbertown Park.
Thanks to the Kingsway College School, in partnership with The City of Toronto, Tri Axis and Seferian, the new and improved park is planned to be ready in the fall of 2019.
The work will take place between June and September.
Currently, the field doesn’t drain properly with excessive rain or snow, which makes the park unusable during and after poor weather conditions.
Extensive work will take place to improve the park's drainage infrastructure.
The $1.5 million renovation will once again allow the community to enjoy this 300-foot soccer/football field and two new playgrounds which will appeal to those of all ages.
Humbertown Park is used extensively throughout the year.
Councillor Holyday will be on the Agenda with Steve Paikin on Monday April 8, 2019 at 8:00 pm discussing how City Hall is operating under the new 25 ward boundaries.
I regret that there have been disruptions due to construction.
This project is being monitored and scrutinized by my office and a number of city officials. The night time work was deemed necessary due to the significant work to Royal York Road, and will cease later this week and revert back to daytime only as the new pipes are installed on Lambeth Road. Below is a photo of a 3 metre wide section of pipe being lifted into place at night, as this would not be practical during the daytime.
I have spoken to the construction company officials yesterday, and I was on site to observe the hoisting operation. They have been reminded to exercise care and to reduce the noise levels. Most high impact work has been deliberately reserved for the daytime.
Please feel free to contact my office directly at 416-392-4002 for additional information.
In conjunction with various ground-based methods of control, the City of Toronto will be conducting an aerial spray this spring. The spray is to help manage high levels of European gypsy moth caterpillars that are expected in certain areas of the city and prevent severe canopy damage and tree loss. The spray dates are yet to be determined but are set to occur sometime between May 16th and June 15th, 2019. The spray dates are dependent upon weather conditions at the time and insect/leaf development. View the Public Notice of Pesticide Use For The Control of Gypsy Moth regarding the aerial spray program and the map of the areas that will be affected by aerial spraying operations . Stay up to date by subscribing to our mailing list.
The City has prepared this informational presentation for residents to help them understand the details surrounding the upcoming Aerial Spray Program.
Attend an Open House Information Session
Residents are invited to attend an Open House information session. Staff will be presenting information regarding the European Gypsy Moth Control Program and will address attendee's questions or concerns. The session will be held at the Etobicoke Civic Centre (399 The West Mall) on Tuesday April 16th at 6 P.M.
The City of Toronto is developing a new Action Plan to address housing issues in Toronto for the next decade. The HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan will set out clear actions the City and housing partners will take over the next 10 years to address the full spectrum of Toronto's current and future housing needs.
Share your ideas with us as an upcoming public meeting and help us find the right solutions for Toronto!
Public Consultation Meetings
Scarborough Council Chambers: Wed. April 10th, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Etobicoke Council Chambers: Thur. April 18th, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Metro Hall Rooms 308/309 Tues. April 30th, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
North York Council Chambers: Wed. May 1st, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Visit www.toronto.ca/housingplan to fill out an online questionnaire and to learn more about the consultations.
March 25, 2019
The federal government in partnership with Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) have agreed to provide a loan to the developer to construct a multi-dwelling residential property which will include 259 affordable units.
Through the CMHC's Rental Construction Financing initiative (RCFi), the federal government is investing $89 million for the construction of Terraces of Princess Gardens, a 16-storey apartment building.
The development was approved in 1996 through the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) and has subsequently commenced construction in January 2019 with an expected completion date of April 2021.
The development is a previously approved private initiative. The loan and financing agreement between the government of Canada and the CMHC to the developer is independent of the City of Toronto.
For general information on affordable housing please visit https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/community-partners/affordable-housing-partners/
The project is part and parcel of the National Housing Strategy consultation.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact my office at 416-392-4002.
The City's Home Energy Loan Program (HELP) offers competitive fixed rate loans of up to $75,000 to homeowners interested in improving the energy and water efficiency of their homes. The funds can be used to upgrade your furnace and insulation, install high-efficiency water heaters, windows, doors, and even install solar panels on your roof!
On average, HELP participants are saving $560 per year and using 25-30% less energy, while at the same time significantly improving household comfort. We want to help people put away the space heaters and enjoy their home without having to worry about expensive heating bills or chilly drafts.
Homeowners can decide which energy efficient renovations to complete and choose their own contractors. When the work is complete, homeowners can repay the loan over time in installments on their property tax bill while enjoying the benefits of a newly renovated and more comfortable home. With repayment terms of 5, 10, or 15 years and fixed interest rates as low as 3.70% the program offers flexibility as well as security.
The HELP team is also available to help homeowners in understanding the process, accessing certified energy assessments, utility rebates and incentives as well as information on related city programs.
Learn more about HELP and apply at www.livegreentoronto.ca or
Through its new PollinateTO Community Grants, the City is offering grants of up to $5,000 to support community-led projects that:
create pollinator gardens and rain gardens on public and private lands, including residential streets, neighbourhoods and school yards
enhance or expand existing gardens with native pollinator-friendly plants
Native pollinators are under threat from climate change, habitat loss and other stressors. You can help. Learn more and apply by May 1. Visit livegreentoronto.ca