Yonge St North & Transportation Master Plan Meeting

Yonge St North & Transportation Master Plan Meeting

Virtual Community Consultation Meeting
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Next week, please join City Planning staff to help determine the future of our neighbourhood. City planning staff want your feedback on the Yonge Street North Planning Study, and the Transportation Master Plan. Your voice is important to help the City develop policies for this changing area.

The objective of the Yonge Street North Planning Study is to develop a long-term vision for the area and to manage and guide the expected growth in the future, through …

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Homelessness in Willowdale – How We’re Doing

The global pandemic has impacted many aspects of our City and community.  This includes some of the most vulnerable among us. Homelessness has increased across Toronto during the pandemic and Willowdale has not been immune.

The City has been able to move over 1300 people off the streets and into stable housing since mid-March. Our office has received more calls and emails than usual in the last two months expressing concern about the increased visibility of homeless people in Willowdale. The volume of calls and the …

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Potential Building Code Service Changes Could Put Public At Risk

Potential Building Code Service Changes Could Put Public At Risk

In the pursuit of reducing red tape and speeding up development, the Provincial Government has recently proposed changes to how the Building Code is enforced in Ontario.

Part of a discussion paper circulated by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, a central change would create a new ‘Certified Professionals Program’ allowing developers to hire private architects and engineers to perform inspections currently carried out by City of Toronto’s Building department.

John, along with the majority of Council, was immediately alarmed by this proposal. Having critical safety …

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Win For Families At Yonge Sheppard Centre

Win For Families At Yonge Sheppard Centre

Image: Catherine LeBlanc-Miller (pictured) stands alongside one of three child care playgrounds at the redeveloped Yonge Sheppard Centre.

If you’re the parent, or caregiver of a young child, chances are good you’ve shared the struggle of finding high-quality, affordable child care. In Willowdale, our population growth has created long wait lists, challenging young families looking for a supportive and welcoming space for their little ones.

Throughout his career, John has taken a creative approach to establishing new child care spaces, leveraging surplus school space and development revenue …

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