“1867 – Rebellion and Confederation” exhibit opens

News Release

June 3, 2017

Canadian Museum of History's "1867 – Rebellion and Confederation" exhibit opens at Gibson House Museum today

Gibson House Museum is proud to host the Canadian Museum of History's travelling exhibition "1867 – Rebellion and Confederation" from June 3 to August 27. This exhibit is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday.

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Toronto residents invited to share their views on multi-tenant houses

News Release

May 30, 2017

Toronto residents invited to share their views on multi-tenant houses

The City of Toronto is holding a series of public consultation meetings on proposed regulations for multi-tenant houses – commonly referred to as rooming houses.

Two different sets of meetings will be held. The first set of meetings will be held in five "pilot" areas where multi-tenant houses currently are not permitted, while the second set will take place in areas of the city where multi-tenant houses are permitted.

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Registration for City of Toronto summer and after-school programs begins in early June

News Release

May 29, 2017

Registration for City of Toronto summer and after-school programs begins in early June

Registration for the City's summer swim and skate programs and After-school Recreation Care (ARC) programs will commence on three separate dates.

Registration for these programs begins at 7 a.m. on:
Saturday, June 3 for Scarborough and Etobicoke York
• Tuesday, June 6 for North York, Toronto and East York
• Monday, June 12 for After-School Recreation Care (ARC) programs for the upcoming 2017-18 school year for all districts.

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Toronto’s Bike Month to get rolling with Monday’s Bike to Work Day

News Release

May 25, 2017

Toronto's Bike Month to get rolling with Monday's Bike to Work Day

More than 200 bicycle-themed events will take place across Toronto during this year's Bike Month, May 29 to June 30. The celebration of cycling will include guided bike tours, cycling workshops and social events. Bike Month encourages Torontonians to ride a bike more often and raises awareness about the importance of cycling infrastructure.

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Doors Open Toronto at 150 locations this weekend

News Release

May 24, 2017

Doors Open Toronto at 150 locations this weekend

The 18th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf returns this weekend, May 27 and 28, offering free and rare access to 150 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.

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2017 Compost Giveaway & Environment Day

Once again, this year I will be hosting a number of FREE community compost days around the entire Ward.   For you convenience, click on any link at the right to see when compost will be in or close to your area.  A complete list of dates and locations can be found here

It's an excellent way to encourage composting, set a good example, and green the neighbourhood.  The compost is purchased by my office and provided for FREE to constituents of Ward 17.  The Community Environment Day will be May 20, 2017 at Loretto College School parking lot - 151 Rosemount Avenue from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.


2017 Compost Dates & Locations

#1 Apr 21/17 - Oakwood Collegiate Compost 4:00pm

#2 Apr 23/17 - Turnberry South Parkette Compost - 9:00 am

#3 Apr 23/17 - Ascott Compost 11:00 am

#4 Apr 24/17 - Lightbourn/Chandos Compost 4:00 pm

#5 Apr 28/17 - St. John Bosco Compost 4:00 pm

#6 Apr 30/17 - Wadsworth Park Compost 9:00 am

#7 May 3/17 - SADRA Park Compost 4:00 pm

#9 May 5/17 - General Mercer Compost 4:00 pm

#10 May 8/17- Harvie Avenue Compost 4:00 pm

#11 May 9/17 - Bartlett Parkette Compost 4:00 pm

#8 MAY 10/17 - HARLOW / ENNERDALE RD RESCHEDULED

#12 May 12/17 - FH Miller School Compost 4:00 pm

#13 May 20/17 - Loretto College Compost 10:00 am

#14 - Community Environment Day

2017 Compost - Full List

Prescribed burns planned in Toronto’s High Park and Lambton Park

News Release

March 7, 2017

Prescribed burns planned in Toronto's High Park and Lambton Park this spring to sustain threatened habitat

The City of Toronto's Parks, Forestry and Recreation division will conduct prescribed (controlled) burns in High Park and Lambton Park in early to mid April as part of a long-term management plan to protect and sustain Toronto’s rare black oak savannahs.

Urban Forestry staff will monitor weather conditions and set the date for the burns when ideal weather conditions are expected. Staff will announce the exact date and time at least 24 hours before the burn.

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