The new Davisville Village Farmers’ Market
I’m delighted to announce the opening of Ward 22’s first community farmers’ market at June Rowlands (Davisville) Park on Tuesday, June 5th from 3:00 to 7:00 pm! Our market will be run by Appletree Markets, a local, Ward 22 non-profit organization that is dedicated to maintaining a farmers’ market for the community, with an emphasis on local produce with an effort to promote green living in an urban neighbourhood. Read more…
The new Dunfield/Soudan Park: Public naming contest!
I’m also excited to welcome a new park to Ward 22 for residents to enjoy. Complete with a brand new playground, the park at Dunfield and Soudan will be officially opened on Thursday June 14, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. As this is a brand new park, I’m holding a public naming contest to ensure that the neighbourhood has a say. Please consider names that you believe reflect the community and let me know your suggestions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
And as always there are many interesting events going on in Ward 22, and important notices, that I am pleased to let you know about. Please keep reading below for a more information about these events.
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Toronto City Councillor
Working with Appletree Markets founders Chris Trussell and Lesley Stoyan, I asked City Staff to find an appropriate location for a farmers’ market, on a trial basis, to serve our ward. They identified the south west corner of the park, close to Davisville Avenue and Acacia Road by our new splash pad, as the most feasible venue. This season trial will run until mid-October. The market will operate every Tuesday from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm. I intend to revisit the success of this market based on feedback that I receive from the surrounding neighbourhood.
I believe this proposal will be a very positive addition to our community. It will provide a place for families and friends to come together and animate their local park. This contributes to a safer neighbourhood. The emphasis on providing local produce will provide more opportunities for people to support local farmers and producers and purchase local food conveniently.
I look forward to seeing you there!
- Extreme Heat Alerts
- Community Pools
- Bells on Yonge Group Bike Ride
- Complaints Process
- Heritage Toronto Walks 2012
- Heritage Toronto Awards – Call For Nominations
- Cancer Screening Survey
With the arrival of summer, extreme hot weather can become an issue for many of our senior and disabled residents. In cases of extreme hot weather, a cooling centre will be available for people in need at Castleview Wychwood Towers, 351 Christie Street from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. More information on the program is available at toronto.ca/health/heatalerts.
And speaking of the heat, summer provides a great opportunity for ward residents to use our public pools, among which are the indoor and outdoor facilities at North Toronto Memorial Community and Recreations Centre. In addition, the pools at Sir Oliver Mowat CI and Sir Wilfrid Laurier CI are available to the public after 6:00 pm every day. For a full list of programs and schedules, please visit http://www.toronto.ca/parks/prd/swimming/index.htm.
Interested in building a safe bikeway from North Toronto to downtown? Join up with fellow cyclists on June 2nd at 1:30 PM for a gentle group bike ride parallel to Yonge Street. The route will run from Duplex Parkette all the way down to Queen’s Park. Both Councillor Karen Stintz and I will be speaking at stops along the ride. For route information and more, go to www.bellsonyonge.ca.
The city complaints procedures have changed for both the Toronto Water and Toronto Revenue Services. For the complete complaint procedures, go to www.toronto.ca/customerservice/divisional_complaint_protocols.htm
For the 18th year in a row, Heritage Toronto is leading free neighbourhood walking tours of our city. These tours allow both visitors and residents the opportunity to discover and deepen their appreciation of our city’s unique neighbourhoods. This year, the tours will aim to highlight two significant anniversaries in the history of Toronto – the bicentenial of the War of 1812 and the 175th anniversary of the 1837 rebellion. For a full summer schedule, please visit Heritage Toronto’s website at www.heritagetoronto.org/discover-toronto/walk.
The 38th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards celebrate contributions, both by professionals and volunteers, in the promotion and conservation of Toronto’s heritage landmarks. Heritage Toronto is now calling for nominations for significant achievements made in 2011. Nominations can be made for a number of categories, including short publications, architectural conservation, books, media, and community heritage. For nomination forms, please visit the website at www.heritagetoronto.org.
A team of researchers are using a short, 5 minute on-line survey to find out more about the cancer screening practices and beliefs of all Ontarians. The survey is open to men 50 and older and women 18 and older, living in Ontario. An optional draw for an iPad at the end of the survey is offered for all participants. Early cancer detection through screening is an effective way to save lives and lower health care costs. Healthy people make healthy communities. To fill out the survey, please visit the website at www.getscreened.ca/screeningsurvey.