COVID-19: Toronto Enters Stage Three of the Recovery Today, the Ontario Government announced that Toronto will move to Stage 3 reopening on Friday, July 31. This decision was based on positive local trends of key public health indicators, including a lower transmission of COVID-19, ongoing hospital capacity, capacity for rapid case and contact management and [...]
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I am pleased to report that City Council voted overwhelmingly in favour to stand up for Toronto tenants by sending City Legal staff to fight Bill 184 in court. The ironically titled Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act, 2020 would make it easier for Landlords to evict tenants in Landlord Tenant Board proceedings. The [...]
Our community understands and supports the need to provide shelter for vulnerable people in Toronto- and certainly in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic along with an opioid and housing crisis. However, concerns raised about the recent behavioral impacts on Midtown residents’ safety from the new shelters at the Roehampton Hotel and 55-65 Broadway are [...]
Over the past month you may have noticed dozens of curb lane patios popping up all across Toronto as part of the CaféTO program, which aims to provide more outdoor dining areas to help some restaurants and bars create physical distancing for patrons on patios during the summer months. I wanted to take this opportunity [...]
Toronto Public Health has released new individual-level COVID-19 data on the City's Open Data platform today. The information includes non-identifiable COVID-19 case data and includes many important variables to help understanding the outbreak, including details on when an individual became ill, their infection source, outcome, hospitalization, age group, gender and neighbourhood. It is intended to [...]
The City of Toronto invites you to attend the Community Safety and Wellbeing Unit's 5th Annual Community Safety Forum. This year's theme is: Transformative Healing and Recovery. The Community Safety Forum will look different from previous years, given the COVID-19 pandemic and important physical distancing measures put in place. As such, the Forum will occur [...]
In 2017, the property owners of 30 Merton filed an application to the City to redevelop the parking garage. At the community meeting held later that fall, I heard a number of very valid concerns about the development proposal. These include: the size and scale of the building, vehicular and pedestrian safety on both Merton [...]
Please join me on Wednesday, July 22nd at 6:30pm for a "Town Hall" Meeting https://toronto.webex.com/toronto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e669544bd4978fa4795156301fe05d9ee
Planning and Housing Committee 10th West Tower, City Hall 100 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M5H 2N2 July 13, 2020 Re: PH15.10 City of Toronto Submission on Bill 184 - Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act, 2020 Dear Chair & Committee Members, City Staff have provided a strong and thorough submission to the Province [...]
2020.TE16.4 - (10:00 AM) 1-11 Delisle Avenue and 1496-1510 Yonge Street - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Final Report (Ward 12 - Statutory: Planning Act, RSO 1990) http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2020.TE16.4 2020.TE16.6 - (10:00 AM) 101 Lawton Boulevard - Rental Housing Demolition Application - Final Report (Ward 12 - Statutory: Planning Act, RSO 1990) [...]