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Community Update for May 12, 2014

 

Thank you to the hundreds of people who celebrated and honoured North America's beloved children's music trio last Saturday at the naming ceremony and concert for our new Sharon, Lois & Bram Playground.

 

Ward 22's Davisville Village Farmers’ Market opens for another season!

 

AppleTree Markets, a local Ward 22 non-profit organization, will once again be transforming June Rowlands Park into a temporary town square for the third year of their popular farmers’ market. I am delighted to support this community-building initiative at June Rowlands (Davsiville) Park. The market has been a place where you are sure to see friends and neighbours, while buying fresh produce, fish, meats, chocolate, and so much more. This season, the market begins on May 13 and will operate weekly on Tuesdays between 3 and 7pm. I look forward to seeing you there!



 

Celebrating the New Oriole Park Community Garden

 

In April 2012, I held a participatory budgeting meeting to ask residents of the Brentwood Towers, Deer Park and Chaplin Estates how they would like to allocate community benefit funds to improve Oriole Park. The local community voted to direct these Section 37 funds toward a community garden. I am very happy to report that my motion to deliver this funding was approved this year by Council. Construction of the garden began in April (in time for the gardening season), and we will be celebrating the opening of the community garden on Saturday, May 24 at 11am in Oriole Park. Please feel very welcome to join us.



 

REMINDER: Councillor Josh Matlow's Community Environment Day


On Thursday, May 29 from 4 pm to 8pm, I will be hosting my annual Community Environment Day. The event will take place in the parking lot of North Toronto Memorial Arena at 174 Orchard View Blvd. Please drop off any unwanted art supplies, books, toys, and used sports equipment. Facilities will be available to dispose of computers and other hazardous household waste, or even replace your damaged green bin.



 

A Relief Subway Line for Toronto


Please read my column in this month's Town Crier about why this transit expansion project is the top priority for our city and region. To learn more information and about how to take action, please click here.




 

For ongoing council and community news, my contact information, along with a calendar of events, please visit www.joshmatlow.ca. Click here to read my previous community updates.

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