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City Council Approves Expansion of Sidewalk Snow Clearing As many of you know, I've been advocating for the harmonization of sidewalk snow clearing services across all City of Toronto neighbourhoods for many years. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing us all to be outdoors, I've been urging my colleagues on Council since September to get [...]
The City of Toronto is now accepting applications for its PollinateTO Community Grants. Grants of up to $5,000 are available to support community-led initiatives that result in the creation or expansion of pollinator habitat on public and private lands in Toronto. A priority will be placed on funding projects in Toronto’s Neighbourhood Improvement Areas. Launched [...]
City of Toronto Launches COVID-19 Immunization Task Force to Prepare for Arrival of COVID-19 VaccineJosh Matlow2020-12-07T16:06:20+00:00
The City of Toronto has formed a COVID-19 Immunization Task Force as part of its pandemic response and recovery efforts. While it is not yet clear when a safe and effective vaccine will be available, this Task Force will ensure that the City is ready to play its role in helping Torontonians get vaccinated. This [...]
Ontario is seeking individuals interested in new opportunities - specifically those who are unemployed or have been displaced from the retail and hospitality industries or administrative roles as well as students in education programs - to re-enter the workforce and make a difference by helping seniors living in long-term care homes. The Ontario Workforce Reserve [...]
While it is important to stay home during these unprecedented times, I also recognize that folks are advised to exercise outside with members of their household to maintain their physical and mental health. The Welcome T.O. Winter plan provides safe ways for people to get outside in Toronto’s parks, including ice rinks, the new Walk [...]
The Deer Park Library is a vital community hub that has served the neighbourhood—albeit in many different locations—for over a century. Earlier this summer I was approached by the Toronto Public Library (TPL), CreateTO (the City's real estate management branch) and City Planning staff to learn more about a potential opportunity to once again expand [...]
In December 2019, two months after my motion for a road safety audit and action plan for the area of Yonge-Eglinton got approved by City Council, the City started the Construction Hub Coordination Pilot Project. The aim of the pilot was to coordinate the various projects happening in this extremely busy area – LRT construction, [...]
2020.TE21.5 - (10:00 AM) 145-155 Balmoral Avenue - 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.TE21.5 2020.TE21.6 - (10:00 AM) 1637-1645 Bathurst Street - Zoning By-law Amendment and Rental Housing Demolition Application - Final Report (Ward 12 - Statutory: Planning Act, RSO 1990) http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2020.TE21.6 [...]
Happy Diwali! For those that are celebrating Diwali this month, I hope you and your family had a joyous Festival of Lights! I love that this beautiful holiday celebrates the victory of good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. During this difficult time, let’s get together on Zoom to celebrate the victory of light over [...]