491 Glencairn Avenue OMB Decision

I am thrilled to announce another win for the City and Ward 16 residents at the Ontario Municipal Board. The OMB recently ruled that the proposed height (10 storeys) and massing were excessive and not sufficiently sensitive to the public realm or the neighbourhoods immediately to the east. The applicant will have to go back […]

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Holiday Waste

Add More Blue & Green to your Holidays ‘Tis the season for great food and getting together with friends and relatives. It is also a time when we create a lot of waste. Did you know that 46% of what is found in the Garbage should have been put in the Green Bin (organic waste) […]

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Chief Transformation Officer, Fall 2017 Update

Last spring, Mayor Tory announced the appointment of Michael Kolm as Toronto’s first Chief Transformation Officer. My mandate working directly with the CTO is to ensure his office is increasing City-wide efficiencies and effectiveness and better prepare us to adapt to future challenges. Michael Kolm has identified four key areas of opportunity and I have […]

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2017 Fall Safety Campaign

I am continuously working to ensure we enhance safety in our neighbourhoods, including near our schools and our senior’s homes. As a mother, one of my top priorities remains enhancing community safety – especially the safety of our most vulnerable – by reducing speeding vehicles on our streets. To build upon this objective, I am […]

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Canada 150 and MomenTO

We have much to celebrate, remember and cherish in this seminal celebration of Canada’s 150th. An exciting initiative entitled “MomenTO” was launched to highlight historical people, places, and events that make our community great and City strong. One aspect of MomenTO will be a “pop-up” museum that will travel across our City to make this […]

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Standing-Up for Literacy and Common Sense

Over the last year  multiple residents have placed a ‘little lending library’ in front of their properties to encourage the sharing of books within their communities.  Currently, if the structure is permanent, it is illegal under the City of Toronto Municipal Code (Chapter 743). You may have heard of local resident and literature enthusiast George Sherwood, […]

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School Zone Radar Enforcement with Mayor Tory

On September 22, 2017 Mayor Tory joined me at Allenby Junior Public School to remind drivers to slow down in school zones. See more at Inside Toronto.

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Upgrades to Woburn and Brookdale Parks

New upgrades to Woburn and Brookdale Parks are scheduled to be completed in 2018-2019. I am working with Parks staff to improve the connections in Brookdale Park and Woburn Park. This includes completing paved pathways throughout both parks. In addition, I have asked for more lighting, benches, picnic tables, signage and water bottle filling stations […]

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Public Consultations on the Vacant Home Tax

The City has launched an online survey about the potential implementation of a tax on vacant residential units. At the July 4-7, 2017 Council meeting, staff presented a report, Implementing a Vacant Home Tax in Toronto, and Council requested City staff to undertake public consultation about: Whether Toronto should implement a tax on vacant residential […]

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New Parking Violation Dispute Process

Disputing a parking violation in Toronto is now faster, easier and more convenient with the City’s new dispute process. For parking violations issued on or after August 28, disputes will be handled by the City instead of through the court, resulting in a more efficient process and faster resolutions. You will be able to submit […]

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Volunteer Opportunities at Sunnybrook

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is recruiting volunteers for a variety of roles. One 3-4 hour shift weekly can make a positive difference for patients! Greatest need is from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information and to apply, please visit www.sunnybook.ca or call Volunteer Resources at 416-480-4129

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Avenue Road Traffic Safety Update

I have been hard at work focused on improving traffic and pedestrian safety across the Avenue Road corridor between Eglinton and Lawrence. We have all seen far too many avoidable tragedies, often inflicting our children and our seniors. That is why I successfully fought to introduce the ‘watch your speed program’ in the Avenue and Castlefield […]

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Toronto Parkland Strategy

A city builds a park so that people can build community. Toronto is known for our parks and natural environment, and as Toronto grows, our parks system must grow along with it. However, there are gaps in the system; areas in the city where more must be done. And we must reinvest and re-invigorate our […]

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Delivering Value for Tax dollars; Improving Service Delivery

Saving taxpayers money, reducing red tape, improving service delivery and quality of life of our residents remains my top priority. To deliver on that commitment, Mayor Tory announced that I will oversee the newly created “Chief Transformation Officer” – with a mandate to enhance efficiencies and processes and to contribute to the improved delivery of […]

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TransformTO: Protecting Toronto’s Environment for Future Canadians

As a parent, I am committed to protecting the environment and our natural heritage for my children and future generations. That is why I was proud to have supported the TransformTO climate plan – an initiative that will transition Toronto to a low-carbon city by 2050 – and improve the quality of our air, land […]

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90 Eglinton Avenue West: I won’t stop fighting

I am working hard to oppose this development in our community. I made my opposition known at the Public Meeting held on May 11th, and I have reiterated my position to the project proponent and to North York Community Council. Our collaboration and activism has led to a reduction from 36 storeys to the currently […]

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Progress on the Roe Avenue Bus Loop

After years of urging city bureaucrats to do the right thing, I am pleased to report that I was able to successfully lobby the TTC to hand-over half of the Roe Loop for the development of a community park. So many of you are raising a family and want our neighbourhoods to have safe and […]

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Avenue Road Study Status Report

The Avenue Road Study status report was presented at North York Community Council on May 2nd. This report focused on the 21 recommendations that were made in 2009 for the area on Avenue Rd from Lawrence Ave W. to Wilson Avenue. I am proud to say that through the work on this report, we were able […]

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All Way Stop- Alexandra Wood & Glencairn Avenue

After more than two years of advocating with the community, we were finally able to implement an All Way Stop control at Glencairn and Alexandra Wood. Residents have been concerned about the high level of pedestrian traffic and the rates of speed vehicles are travelling at along Glencairn, a collector roadway with high traffic volumes […]

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North Toronto Memorial Community Centre Phasing

We have worked with Parks, Forestry & Recreation staff to come up with a plan to phase the state of good repair work at North Toronto Memorial Community Centre. After months of planning, and great input from members of the Eglinton Park Residents’ Association (EPRA), we were able to keep a large portion of the community […]

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Upcoming consultations and survey on short-term rentals (Airbnb)

Municipal Licensing and Standards and City Planning divisions are inviting residents to have their say about short-term rentals at upcoming consultations and/or via the following online survey. The term “short-term rental” typically describes rentals that occur over a short period of time (e.g. less than 30 days). Popular online platforms, such as Airbnb, Flipkey, Homeaway, […]

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Working with Allenby School to make our school zones safer

Last week, I was able to spend some time with the Principal of Allenby School, Tracey O’Toole, and some of her grade 5 students. We worked with Toronto Police Services to get drivers to slow down on Avenue Rd. In less than one hour of radar enforcement, we were able to pull over 30 vehicles. Some […]

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2017 Budget

On February 15th, the 2017 budget for the City of Toronto was approved by Council. Through this year’s budget process we were able to hold the property tax increase in line with inflation at 2%. This year’s budget process has allowed us to save approximately $188 million through expenditure changes and finding new efficiencies. The […]

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Avenue Road Speed Limit

I have recently focused my attention on decreasing the speed limit along Avenue Road between Lawrence Avenue and Eglinton. Reducing the speed limit would help protect children who walk along, or cross Avenue to attend one of the eight schools, preschools and daycares along this stretch of the road. Both Allenby and Marshall McLuhan are […]

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2017 Budget Consultation

On February 15th-16th, 2017, City Council will be debating and determining the 2017 budget. In past years, I have held a budget consultation meeting but found that the turnout has been poor. In an attempt to get more residents involved and to receive more feedback from the community, I am rolling out a multimedia approach […]

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Demolition of Bank of Montreal Building at 2444 Yonge St.

On Saturday January 21st, the 110 year-old Bank of Montreal Building at Yonge St and Roselawn Avenue was demolished. I was disappointed to know that the Toronto Building department was required to issue a demolition permit under the Ontario Building Code. It was more frustrating to know that there is no process in place for […]

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Enforcement of Toronto’s Tree By-laws

Toronto’s Tree By-laws were originally established in 2004 with a focus on education and compliance. When those by-laws were established, Urban Forestry stated that they would have limited resources to dedicate to the enforcement of contraventions. As a result, compliance with the by-laws was largely voluntary and based on cooperation. In 2015, City Council established […]

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Revenue Tools

In my last phone poll to residents in Ward 16, I asked for feedback on the revenue tools that are being proposed by the City. Residents were overwhelmingly supportive of a toll on the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway (DVP) as a means of increasing revenue to the City to pay for much needed […]

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“Watch Your Speed” Program Expansion

At the November Council meeting I requested Transportation Services to report on an expansion to the “Watch Your Speed” program. This program uses electronic radar display signs to show the speed of oncoming vehicles and compare this to the posted speed limit. Studies have shown that these signs can reduce the operating speed of vehicles […]

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North Toronto Memorial Community Centre upgrades and repairs

North Toronto Memorial Community Centre (NTMCC) will be seeing an $8 million dollar investment through Parks, Forestry and Recreation next year. These funds will be used for needed repairs and upgrades to the Community Centre. I have asked Parks staff to look for ways to expedite the work but current timelines are anticipating work to […]

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Snow clearing for seniors and people with disabilities in Toronto

If you are a senior or disabled resident of Toronto, the City will clear snow from the sidewalk in front of your home in those areas where the service is not provided by machine. The City of Toronto provides sidewalk snow clearing in most of Toronto, however, there are some areas where equipment is unable […]

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Here comes the snow

It’s that time of the year again – winter! A Canadian winter can sometimes mean a lot of snow, and the City of Toronto is ready. Here are a few things that you can expect as we gear up for another winter in Toronto. Prior to the onset of a storm, Transportation Services will be […]

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A Parent’s Guide to Vaccination

To control and prevent the spread of infectious diseases, Ontario’s Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) requires parents to provide Toronto Public Health (TPH) with proof of their child’s immunization against nine diseases (diphtheria, measles, mumps, polio, rubella, tetanus, chickenpox, meningococcal, pertussis and varicella). The role of TPH in this program is to ensure high […]

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Capping Uncapped Laterals

This week, I am bringing a motion to City Council in order to look at an issue which may be contributing to basement flooding in the City of Toronto. This issue was brought to my attention by a resident in the ward who has been advocating for changes in our current bylaws. I want to start by […]

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Metrolinx Staging for Avenue Rd Station Construction

In early September, Metrolinx will begin to setup for the Avenue Rd station construction. A detailed staging plan was created in conjunction with City staff, the local BIA and Residents’ Associations. This plan focused on preserving trees and green space in Eglinton Park while allowing for visibility and access to businesses. All of this was done while […]

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346, 350, 352 and 356 Eglinton Ave. West Direction Report and OMB Hearing

A direction report has been placed on the agenda for the September 12th meeting of North York Community Council- Direction Report for 346, 350, 352 and 356 Eglinton Ave. West Planning staff are recommending that the City oppose the proposal for a 15 storey mixed use development which has been appealed to the OMB. I […]

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Metrolinx construction of Avenue Rd station and use of Eglinton Park

Five years ago in an agreement signed by the City, TTC and Metrolinx we allowed the provincial agency to have access to Eglinton Park for the construction of the Avenue Road Station. The original proposal from Metrolinx asked the city to turn over the entire front of Eglinton Park for their staging requirements, which would […]

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250 Lawrence Ave W revised development proposal

A revised proposal was recently submitted for the 250 Lawrence Ave W site. Planning staff will be reviewing the proposal and submitting it to other divisions for formal comments. I am adamantly opposed to the new proposal, the building is still too high and the applicant did not do enough to address the concerns heard […]

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Ball Hockey Ban Removed

Today, Council voted 35-2 to adopt my motion which removes the ban on ball hockey in the City of Toronto. We got rid of an old bylaw that was working against our call to get children outdoors and active. I am extremely glad to see that common sense prevailed at City Hall.

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Removing the ban on street hockey

Christin Carmichael Greb speaks with John Oakley about her motion to remove the ban on street hockey and basketball    

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Bannockburn Green Space Saved

We have been fighting against the sale of the two-acre Bannockburn green space for years. Community members have worked tirelessly to get the Toronto District School Board to realize the detrimental impact this sale would have on an area that is already green space deficient. These efforts have finally paid off. With the support of the […]

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The Metrolinx plan to remove trees from Eglinton Park

I was recently made aware of plans to use the front of Eglinton Park for staging and storage of materials needed for construction of the Avenue Rd LRT station. Metrolinx, a provincial agency, did not consult with my office or the community on these plans and wanted to move ahead with the removal of up to 37 […]

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Noise bylaw review update

Many residents have contacted me over the last year to get information and provide their feedback on the noise bylaw review taking place in the City of Toronto. The City’s Municipal Licensing & Standards division has been consulting with the public over the last few months and presented various recommendations to the Committee on January 22 […]

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Revised proposal for 90 Eglinton Ave. W

On May 11, City Planning held a community meeting to get feedback on the Official Plan Amendment application for 17 and 19 Henning Ave. The applicant would like to see the inclusion of these properties in the rezoning application currently under review for a 24-storey mixed use building. The community made their opposition to this proposal […]

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City reminds all road users to be safe

The safety of all road users is a priority for the City of Toronto. That’s why the City is reminding pedestrians, motorists and cyclists to take extra care, especially when travelling in residential neighbourhoods. The City has produced lawn signs that encourage all motorists to drive safely as they travel in our neighbourhoods.  To get […]

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March 2016 City Council Highlights  

Establishment of Local Appeal Body   Council approved the governance structure and administrative details for establishing a Local Appeal Body that will hear appeals of Committee of Adjustment decisions for minor variance and consent applications in Toronto. Council authorized Court Services to co-ordinate implementation and provide administrative support, and also approved a one-year city-wide pilot […]

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Modernizing Toronto’s Ground Transportation Industry

One of the first things I had to deal with when I came into office in December 2014 was the Uber/taxi debate. The taxi industry was changing fast, driven by the availability of new technologies and the consumers’ demand for an increase in choice. The city’s licensing department, after 18 months of study, has released […]

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Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown Construction

Since I have been in office, many residents and businesses along the Eglinton corridor have been adversely affected by the Metrolinx Crosstown construction. I am very supportive of the LRT project, many of the residents and business owners in Ward 16  also support rapid transit along Eglinton Avenue. However, with the growing investment in infrastructure, […]

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1912-1914 Avenue Rd. OMB Hearing Update

The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing for 1912-1914 Avenue Rd. took place on February 24th, 2016. The City had sent legal staff to oppose the proposal but we were encouraged to find out a settlement had been reached between one of the main opposition groups and the applicant. The South Armour Heights Residents’ Association (SAHRA) […]

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Residential Infill Construction Strategy

On February 24th, I voted along with other members of the Planning and Growth Management Committee in support of the Strategy for Minimizing the Negative Impacts of Residential Infill Construction Activity. This strategy is designed to: Improve the City’s complaint management strategy to manage and respond to complaints more quickly and effectively; Improve communication with […]

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Using Technology for Enforcement

The Toronto Police Service Operating Budget was approved at over $1B for 2016. The City of Toronto needs to find ways to rein in the budget while ensuring that service levels remain the same. Last week Mayor Tory asked the Premier to allow for the use of technology in place of uniform police officers. The […]

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School Zone Safety Strategy and Toronto Road Safety Strategic Plan

On January 13th, the Ward 16 Safe Streets Advisory Panel met to discuss the broader issues of school zone safety and enforcement. As part of these discussions, transportation services staff had presented current initiatives for road safety. Read about the School Zone Safety Strategy and the Toronto Road Safety Strategic Plan. Transportation Services staff will be reporting on […]

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Budget Feedback

Next week City Council will meet to vote on the 2016 budget. I would like to get your thoughts on some of the things being proposed as part of the budget.

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Ontario Municipal Board Hearing 41 Chatsworth Drive

I am reaching out to local residents to support the opposition to the 41 Chatsworth proposal at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). The hearing begins next week on Monday, February 8th, 2016. Most of you will recall that the developer appealed to the OMB and is looking to move forward with a 6-7 storey condo development. […]

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Ontario Municipal Board hearing for 1912-1914 Avenue Rd.

The Committee of Adjustment denied the original 5-storey proposal for 1912-1914 Avenue Rd. This was appealed to the OMB and the hearing has been scheduled for February 24th. I held a community meeting on January 20th to get feedback from the community on a revised proposal submitted by the developer and to determine next steps. […]

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Bannockburn’s Green Space

There is an important Toronto District School Board (TDSB) meeting on February 10th that will decide the fate of Bannockburn’s Green Space. For those residents living near the Bannockburn School site, this issue is not new as the community has been fighting the sale of the two-acre school playground for years. For others who live in and […]

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Community Meeting for Revised Proposal 1912-1914 Avenue Rd.

I am hosting a community meeting to receive feedback on the revised development proposal for 1912-1914 Avenue Rd. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Armour Heights Community Centre, Room 1 & 2. The developer will be doing a short presentation which will be followed by questions and comments from the public. I encourage you to come […]

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Welcoming Syrian Refugees

Many residents have contacted me to ask how they can help to support the resettlement efforts. I am thrilled with the local efforts that we are currently seeing across Ward 16 and the City of Toronto. Currently, many local churches, schools and community groups are supporting refugees in various ways, including through fundraising efforts. These […]

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Mayor’s Tax Levy Proposal

Earlier this month, Mayor Tory proposed a tax levy of .5% to property tax bills starting in 2017. This would be compounded over 5 years, rising to 2.5%. The tax levy is expected to bring $65 million to $70 million annually in extra revenue and would be used specifically for infrastructure needs. I firmly believe that […]

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Eglinton Crosstown Tunnelling

Tunnel boring machines are making their way across Eglinton as part of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction. Some Ward 16 residents have been experiencing vibrations due to this tunnelling. In response, Metrolinx has recently mailed out a notification to nearby residents. For more information, please see Tunnelling: What you may experience. Should you have any questions or […]

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Toronto Hydro is Investing in Our Neighbourhood

Toronto Hydro is in the middle of the biggest capital upgrade in decades and has plans to invest 2.5 billion in its aging overhead and underground infrastructure over the next five years. A component of rebuilding our overhead system, involves installing new poles. Much of the system is 60 years old or older and as […]

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Outdoor Ice Skating Season Dates

Outdoor Ice Skating Season Dates (weather permitting): Ledbury Park: November 28 – March 20; Otter Creek Centre: November 28 – March 20; North Toronto Memorial: November 28 – March 20; Mel Lastman Square: November 28 – March 20; Nathan Phillips Square: November 28 – March 20; Please see Outdoor Rinks, for more information on the 2015/2016 outdoor ice […]

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Yonge Lawrence Village Winter Retail Promotion

On Saturdays, Dec 5,12,19 from 11:30am-2:30pm, Santa and the Village Carolers make their annual visit to the Village to meet and greet shoppers and hand out treats to the kids. When you see Santa on the street, don’t forget to ask him for your free, reusable Yonge Lawrence Village envrio-friendly Shopping Bag. For more details, […]

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Cavalcade of Lights

The annual Cavalcade of Lights presented by Great Gulf will take place at Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday, November 28. This tradition, marking the start of the holiday season in Toronto, will feature the first lighting of Toronto’s 18-metre Christmas tree, sponsored by Edward Jones, along with live music by several high-profile performers, skating and fireworks. The event […]

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Uptown Yonge 5th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join Uptown Yonge for their 5th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. It will be an evening of sparkling lights, hot chocolate, and holiday songs for the family! When: Friday, November 27th at 7:00pm Where: St. Clements – Yonge Parkette, 14 St. Clements Avenue Hot chocolate & cookies supplied by Dufflet & Himalayan Java Tree compliments of Sheridan Nurseries Entertainment […]

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Basketball and Hockey Nets on the Public Right of Way

On September 16, 2015, residents on Esgore Drive were given violation notices in regards to basketball and hockey nets being on the public right of way. Residents could be subject to a fine and/or removal of the nets by the City. Ward 16 is green space deficient, there are very few places for local children […]

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346, 350, 352 and 356 Eglinton Avenue West- Update from Community Consultation, November 24th, 2015

On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, the City held a Community Consultation for the proposal to permit a 15 storey mixed use building, containing 112 residential units. Residents made their concerns very clear; the proposal is too high and too dense. Planning staff will be working with the applicant to see if they are willing to […]

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Duplex Avenue Construction Update

I have been in constant communication with the contractor, Fer-Pal Infrastructure, and have been assured that the remaining road work on Duplex Ave. is scheduled for completion by October 25th, 2015. Many precautions were taken to work around complications and ensure work was done safely and efficiently throughout the project. In some cases this led […]

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346 Eglinton Avenue West Development Proposal- Community Meeting

This proposal is for a 15 storey mixed use building with 112 dwelling units and ground floor commercial. Please join me for the Statutory Public Meeting on November 24th, 2015 from 7-9pm at Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School. To speak to the planner directly, contact Dianne Silver, at 416-395-7150 or dsilver2@toronto.ca.  

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Avenue Road Avenue Study- Public Meeting

City Planning will be holding a public meeting to discuss the current review of the Avenue Road Avenue Study. Planning staff will be making a short presentation on the review of the guidelines and will be engaging the community in meaningful discussion. Please join us for the public meeting on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 from 7:00opm-9:00pm at St […]

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Woburn Avenue Playground Update

After an initial community meeting, a working group was formed to come up with a revised plan for the complete renewal of the Playground. I would like to thank the community for providing their input and working with the City to come up with this plan. Updates include: Replacing the sand surface with a new […]

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Help keep our Urban Forest growing. Let us plant a tree.

Urban Forestry plants trees on City street allowances fronting residential properties free of charge. As your City Councillor, I would like to encourage you to take advantage of the free tree planting service that is provided by the City. Trees provide many benefits to us. Trees filter air pollution, reduce storm water run-off, generate oxygen, […]

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Winter is coming! Take steps to prevent frozen pipes.

The pipes in your home can freeze in cold weather. This can leave you with no water or cause your pipes to burst, leading to expensive property damage. Protect your home. Follow these steps to help prevent your pipes from freezing. Know your Pipes Ensure you know where the main water shut-off valve is in […]

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2795-2799 & 2801 Bathurst St. Development Proposal- Community Meeting

This application proposes to amend the former City of North York Zoning By-law No. 7625 and new City-wide By-law 569-2013 for the lands at 2795-2799 and 2801 Bathurst Street to permit a 10 storey mixed use residential building fronting onto Bathurst Street and two wings of four storey grade related townhouses on the eastern portion […]

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Ward 16 Community Summer Park Nights Update

I would like to thank the community for taking part in the park nights at Ledbury Park and Woburn Park. These community events were a great success and brought residents and community members together to enjoy our public spaces. Residents enjoyed ice cream, face painting and had an opportunity to meet our local police and […]

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Cortleigh Parkette Improvements

On July 28th, I met with residents to consult with them on plans for improvements to Cortleigh Parkette.  Residents welcomed the improvements to the parkette and are looking forward to moving ahead with the proposed plans. Updates include: – Replacing existing playground sand surface with a new rubber safety surface – Improvements to the subsurface drainage system, asphalt […]

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Community Summer Park Nights

Join me for some food and entertainment in our local parks throughout the month of August. Drop by between 5:30pm-7:30pm: Ledbury Park- Thursday, August 13th; Woburn Park- Monday, August 17th; Lytton Park- Tuesday, August 25th; Brookdale Park- Thursday, August 27th;  *Weather permitting      

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Woburn Avenue Playground Community Information Session

New playground enhancements are coming to Woburn Avenue Playground! Updates include: – Replacing existing playground sand surface with a new rubber safety surface – 2 new asphalt pathways and new park benches – New playground equipment for children ages 18 months-12 years When: Wednesday, August 12th – 6:30pm-8:00pm Where: Meet at 75 Woburn Avenue (Woburn […]

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Cortleigh Parkette Community Information Session

New playground enhancements are coming to Cortleigh Parkette! Updates include: – Replacing existing playground sand surface with a new rubber safety surface – Improvements to the subsurface drainage system, asphalt paving, and sod restoration – Installing of a new “We-saw”, a multi-seat-see-saw When: Tuesday, July 28th – 4:30pm – 6:30pm (drop by anytime) Where: Meet […]

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Bannockburn’s Green Space

Since I took office I have been working with residents, the local TDSB Trustee, the local MPP and the City, in an attempt to save Bannockburn’s green space. On July 8, City Council voted in favour of my motion directing the City to make an offer to purchase a portion of Bannockburn’s playing field. This […]

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Councillor Carmichael Greb’s Community Environment Day

Please join Councillor Carmichael Greb for the ward 16 Community Environment Day on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will be held at North Toronto Memorial Arena, 174 Orchard View Blvd. Bring used or unwanted household items to the event, please see attached flyer for more details. We hope […]

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My position on the 250 Lawrence Ave. W application (Lawrence Park Medical Centre)

The Lawrence Park Medical Centre has been privately sold and the City Planning department has received a development application for the site. This application proposes an 11-storey residential apartment building with a height of 40.2 metres including mechanical space, containing 264 dwelling units with three levels of underground parking fronting Lawrence Avenue West. A pair […]

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Why we should oppose the 41 Chatsworth proposal at the Ontario Municipal Board

I am an advocate for responsible development in Ward 16 and this isn’t it. At the recent North York Community Council meeting, City Planning staff tabled their Final Report on this application. The report explains that this development, which is surrounded by single family detached homes, is not in an area intended for growth, it […]

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Can Toronto afford to remove the Gardiner Expressway East?

On June 11/12 City Council will decide on the fate of the 2.4km segment of the Gardiner Expressway East, which spans from Lower Jarvis Street to the DVP. A decision is urgently needed. Since 2012, incidents of falling concrete have occurred along the corridor. The deck and concrete barriers are in poor condition and considered […]

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Councillor Carmichael Greb passes request for consideration of school safety zones

Introduction On Thursday May 7, 2015, as part of her Safe Streets Pledge, Councillor Carmichael Greb, with the support of her Council colleagues, passed a motion directing staff to explore ways to make school zones safer for children, parents and grandparents. The motion directs Transportation staff to consider the creation of “school safety zones”, which […]

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Have your say! Join the Ward 16 Development Advisory Group or the Ward 16 Safe Streets Advisory Panel

I am committed to the promotion of responsible development and to making our local streets safer and want to engage with residents in these areas. I am forming two advisory bodies that will be comprised of Ward 16 residents and stakeholders. Residents will work collaboratively with staff and a range of stakeholders to address development […]

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City Council Highlights

Below is an informal summary of decisions made by Toronto City Council at its meeting of March 31, April 1 and 2, 2015. The City Clerk provides formal documentation at http://www.toronto.ca/council. Spadina subway extension project Council approved increasing the capital budget for the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension project by a total of $150 million – […]

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Consultations on the Governance/ Operations of the Toronto District School Board

The Government of Ontario has appointed a panel to review the governance and operations of the TDSB. As of late, a great deal of attention has been devoted to the Board’s plan to close and sell some of its property and green spaces in order to renew its aging facilities and equipment. The public is […]

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Caribou Park Rejuvenation Project

Your fellow residents are hard at work raising funds for new playground equipment at Caribou Park. Their fundraising goal is $60,000. In addition to the new playground equipment, the City will be performing roughly $200,000 in upgrades at the park – starting this fall. This work will include: new entrances, seating areas and a gazebo […]

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