Registration for Recreation Programs – Sept. 13

Registration for Recreation Programs – Sept. 13

Local families registering for fall recreation programs through the City should be ready to go!  Registration opens in North York at 7 AM on Tuesday, September 13.  To register, make sure you have your family and client numbers and visit http://www.toronto.ca/torontofunThe system has been upgraded this fall to allow for easier navigation finding programs of interest and expanded to allow 25% more traffic on the server at any given time.

The City also continues the process of replacing its online registration process expecting to have a …

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Cultura Festival – July 8, 15, 22 & 29

Cultura Festival – July 8, 15, 22 & 29

The place to be every Friday night in July is Mel Lastman Square as Cultura returns for its seventh season.  The festival, which John founded and still oversees is a free celebration of music, dance, food and film.

The show starts at 6 PM with strolling musicians, international street food,  colourful buskers and family activities.  It continues through the evening with a major musical act at 8 PM followed by top buskers and a feature movie in the Square’s amphitheatre at dusk.

Program highlights include:

Friday, July 8
Main stage: …

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Help Shape Toronto’s Ravines – July 8

Help Shape Toronto’s Ravines – July 8

The City of Toronto has been working with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and consulting with the public and a wide range of stakeholders since early 2015 to develop a strategy on Toronto’s ravines. A vision has been developed to represent the core ideas and values that will guide the City in future decision-making related to ravines and address the challenges and opportunities in the city’s ravine system.

Before finalizing the principles and recommendations, the City would like to hear from the public. Our …

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Ward 23 Community Environment Day – July 9

Ward 23 Community Environment Day – July 9

Our annual Ward 23 Community Environment Day has been scheduled for Saturday, July 9 from 10 AM to 2 PM at Earl Haig Secondary School (100 Princess Ave)

Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose

Do your part in creating a cleaner, greener and more liveable Toronto. Bring us your unused and unwanted household items and you will help to:

Extend the life of a product by offering it to someone for reuse.
Reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and ensure that it is properly recycled.
Ensure that hazardous waste materials are …

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Doors Open Toronto 2016

Doors Open Toronto 2016

Since its inception in 2000, Doors Open Toronto has attracted more than two million visits to over 700 unique locations across the city. It is Canada’s largest Doors Open event and one of the three largest Doors Open events in the world. Doors Open Toronto is dedicated to celebrating built heritage, architecture and design. The 17th annual celebration will offer free and rare access to architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across Toronto on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29.

This year’s event features more …

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Community Leaders Forum: The Future of Public Transit – June 2

Community Leaders Forum: The Future of Public Transit – June 2

Improving our public transit network is a vital priority for all residents in Toronto and a critical part of reducing the traffic gridlock we face every day in Willowdale.  Making real progress requires the cooperation of three levels of government: municipal, provincial and federal.

On Thursday, June 2, 2016, our elected representatives from these three levels of government come together to discuss their efforts towards achieving a better transit future and get your feedback on what’s ahead, including:

Changes to the City’s priority transit plans and other regional projects
Transit infrastructure projects currently …

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Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon – May 1 (ROAD CLOSURES)

Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon – May 1 (ROAD CLOSURES)

The community of Willowdale is fortunate to play host to the start of the 2016 Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon on Sunday, May 1.  This international event will draw 14,000 runners to our community representing more than 50 countries.  Race organizers expect to raise $1.2-million in 2016 for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Sick Kids and other local charities. To date, runners in the annual Toronto Marathon have raised $7.5-million for Princess Margaret.

While there is a great deal of excitement in the community for this event, residents …

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Clean Toronto Together 2016 (UPDATED with Ward Locations)

Clean Toronto Together 2016 (UPDATED with Ward Locations)

The City of Toronto is holding its annual Clean Toronto Together community cleanup program April 23 & 24.  Registrations for this event are now closed.  If you are interested in getting involved in a local clean-up event, the following dates and times have been registered with our office or with the City:

SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016

West Lansing Parks       9:30 AM
meeting at the West Lansing sign, NW corner of Florence & Yonge

Mel Lastman Square      10:00 AM
with David Zimmer (MPP) and Ali Ehsassi …

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Shaping Toronto’s Low Carbon Future – Conversation May 9

Shaping Toronto’s Low Carbon Future – Conversation May 9

Residents are invited to help shape Toronto’s future as a low-carbon city by participating in a series of community conversations as part of TransformTO: Climate Action for a Healthy, Equitable and Prosperous Toronto. Participants will be engaged in co-creating a vision for Toronto’s low-carbon future that reflects various community perspectives and explores the actions, behaviour and lifestyle changes that will be needed to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by the year 2050.

The North York conversation will be held on Monday, May …

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Future Improvements at Edithvale Park Community Meeting – April 11

Future Improvements at Edithvale Park Community Meeting – April 11

John is pleased to announce that as of May 1st, 2016, the City enters into a lease agreement with the TDSB for use of the school board land on the south west corner of the park.  This additional green space will allow Edithvale Community Centre and the public to use the space freely and for recreation programming.  This past summer the City also acquired the remaining residential properties on Finch Avenue for park use allowing the long awaited completion of the park.

In 2014, John held …

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Willowdale Parks Summit (Updated with Survey)

Willowdale Parks Summit (Updated with Survey)

At the conclusion of a successful Parks Summit, John has circulated the feedback form online for residents unable to attend this meeting.  If you are interested in taking action in one, or several, of your local parks, the feedback form is available here.

John’s office will be independently contacting residents that have expressed interest in getting involved and connecting them with other residents who have expressed the same interest in their area.

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Remembrance Day Services in North York

Remembrance Day Services in North York

Each year on November 11, Canadians acknowledge the courage and sacrifice of those who served their country during times of war, military conflict and peace.  The City of Toronto hosts services at Old City Hall and Civic Centre across the city.  All residents are invited to attend these events.

Our community’s service will be held at the George Weston Recital Hall at the Toronto Centre for the Arts (5040 Yonge Street) at 10:45 AM.  John will be attending and laying a wreath on behalf of the …

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