Clean Willowdale & Earth Day 2021

Clean Willowdale & Earth Day 2021

Clean Willowdale to Celebrate Earth Day

The usually scheduled “CleanTo” has been postponed to the fall season. And yet Willowdale’s green spaces, sidewalks, and roads need to be cleaned.

Councillor Filion is thrilled to provide every registered household with garbage bags, gloves, and a guaranteed pick-up of collected waste.

If you are interested then please complete the form below and you will receive a confirmation from Jesse James. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns then please don’t hesitate to contact Jesse: jesse.james@toronto.ca, or 416-338-5298.

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*NOTE: This Clean …

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Wrapping Up Our Community Ice Rinks

Wrapping Up Our Community Ice Rinks

With the recent warm weather this week, and increasing temperatures as we head into spring, Willowdale’s four natural ice rinks are now closed for the season.

This year was one of the best seasons for the rinks, as skaters were able to enjoy the natural ice for 10 weeks, which was a great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

I want to thank the dozens of volunteers who worked to maintain these rinks. They only happen with …

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Park Improvement Consultations

Park Improvement Consultations

Park Improvement Consultations in March 2021

Please join the consultations about park improvements for the following parks in Willowdale:

 

Lansing/West Lansing on MARCH 16th @ 7:30pm

Parks: Gwendolen Park, Albert Standing Park, and Harlandale Parkette

LINK: https://toronto.webex.com/toronto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e86e4f207aeffefe95b1e0b1c9acaa04e

Password: TragicallyHip

Event number: 133 978 3458

 

Silverview Park on MARCH 23rd @ 7:30pm

LINK: https://toronto.webex.com/toronto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e86e4f207aeffefe95b1e0b1c9acaa04e

Password: Arkells

Event number: 133 334 9494

 

Willowdale Park on MARCH 30th @ 7:30pm

LINK: https://toronto.webex.com/toronto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e4342ba072f57a23a1b0f9ae40dad2b82

Password: TheBand

Event number: 133 391 8563

 

If you have any questions then please contact Nicole Hausman: Nicole.Hausman@Toronto.ca

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Staying Active Outside During the Lockdown

Staying Active Outside During the Lockdown

In case you missed it last week, Willowdale is home to four natural rinks this winter!

Our office will be providing up to date information on the rinks here. Be sure to check the page often to see which rinks are currently open for use. We will be updating the page weekly with all the most up to date information on rink conditions from now until the end of the season.

As a reminder, due to COVID-19 the following rules are in place for natural rinks across …

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Willowdale Natural Ice Rink Status

Willowdale Natural Ice Rink Status

Ice Rink Status: 4 CLOSED due to end of season

(Last updated March 8, 2021)

Willowdale is home to 4 natural rinks this winter.

To make it easier for residents to find details about accessing the natural rinks, our office will be providing updates periodically on the status of the natural rinks. Please note: do not skate on the rinks if temperatures are at 0 degrees Celsius or higher – it will damage the rink!

As per Toronto regulations, Due to COVID-19 the following additional rules are in place:

Physical …

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Community Conversations about Parks Improvements and Road Safety with Councillor Filion

Community Conversations with Councillor Filion and Local Community Leaders!

Over the next month Councillor Filion is pleased to host a series of community conversations about two important, Willowdale-based topics:

Parks Improvements
Road Safety

Each conversation will focus on ways that these topics affect a specific geographic neighbourhood in Willowdale. The panelists are made up of community leaders in that neighbourhood so that each conversation will have a distinct local feel. A question and answer period for participants will be open at the end of each conversation.

To find out when …

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Willowdale Road Safety Survey 2020



Councillor Filion Looking for Your Input on Improving Willowdale’s Road Safety

Councillor Filion is working with residents and City Staff to develop a list of priorities and projects for the next 2+ years that will see a number of significant improvements to road safety in Willowdale. This survey will help Councillor Filion gather important insight and feedback from Willowdale residents.

This survey is also part of a series of virtual community conversations with Councillor Filion throughout September. If you have any questions then please contact Councillor Filion’s …

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Willowdale Parks Improvement Survey – 2020



Provide your input to help improve Willowdale’s parks!

Councillor Filion is working with City Staff to develop a list of priorities and projects for the next 2+ years that will see a number of significant park improvements in Willowdale. This survey will help Councillor Filion gather important insight and feedback from Willowdale residents.

This survey is also part of a series of virtual community conversations with Councillor Filion throughout September. If you have any questions then please contact Councillor Filion’s office: councillor_filion@toronto.ca or call 416-395-6411.

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THANK YOU!

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Join the Willowdale Youth Council, 2020-2021!

Join the Willowdale Youth Council, 2020-2021!

(Photo above: WYC team of 2019-2020, with Councillor Filion’s Manager of Community Engagement, Jesse James)

Councillor Filion is pleased to announce that he is accepting applications for the next cohort of his Willowdale Youth Council (WYC), 2020-2021!

The WYC is a unique opportunity for up to 15 youth living in or attending high school in Willowdale to learn more about their local community and connect with other young leaders.

As part of WYC, you can help shape our neighbourhood and learn how the City of Toronto operates by …

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What Phase 3 Means for Restaurants and Bars

What Phase 3 Means for Restaurants and Bars

Under the Province of Ontario’s Stage 3 re-opening order, bars and restaurants will be permitted to offer indoor dine-in service, as long as new measures are taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In addition to the current rules and guidelines set out by the Government of Ontario, City Council passed new by-laws this week to further ensure the safety of Toronto restaurant patrons. These include:

Making sure customers remain seated except when entering or exiting, using the washroom, or paying
Separating tables by at least two metres …

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UPDATED – CafeTO: A New Opportunity to Support Local Business

UPDATED – CafeTO: A New Opportunity to Support Local Business

This week, Council formally adopted the CafeTO program that the City had announced two weeks ago (see below).  The program is designed to make it easier, and less expensive, for restaurants to open patios in front of their business. This is an initiative that John strongly supports.

Since the decision on Monday, our office has met with City staff to establish a consistent approach along our stretch of Yonge Street to maximize opportunities for patio space.  In some cases, finding that space on existing narrow sidewalks …

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Resident-Recommended Restaurants in Willowdale

Resident-Recommended Restaurants in Willowdale

The following is a compilation of restaurants recommended by Willowdale residents, and all offer delivery or takeout in the community. A variety of delivery apps may be used for these restaurants (such as Skip the Dishes, UberEats, DoorDash, or Fantuan).

This list will be updated regularly as more recommendations are made by residents. Email your local restaurant recommendations to councillor_filion@toronto.ca.

Ajisen Ramen

Website: www.ajisen.ca
Address: 5229 Yonge Street
Phone: 416-223-0618

Angus Pho House

Website: www.angus-pho-house.com
Address: 5443 Yonge Street
Phone: 416-901-2586

Anju Bar and Eatery

Website: www.anjubarandeatery.ca
Address: 6080 Yonge Street
Phone: 647-349-1130

Ava Esfahan Food Market

Website: http://en.avafood.ca/
Address: 193 …

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