The Cressy Courier April 20 - Community Clean-up Days, King Street Pilot Update, and More!


Dear Friends, 

After an interminable winter and wait for Spring, it appears the sun is out today and warmer weather is finally here. It's about time!

Here at City Hall the prolonged cold may have postponed some of our outdoor events (sorry about last weekend's compost day cancellations) but it hasn't slowed down our work to make downtown more liveable. In recent weeks, we've been working hard to move along the revitalization of the Scadding Court Community Centre and Sanderson Library, open new parkettes and patios within the King Street Pilot area, expedite construction of the new CityPlace community centre and schools, design a new Dogs-Off-Leash area in the Annex, and reimagine a surface level parking lot in Kensington Market as a space for community building and affordable housing.

In this edition of the Cressy Courier you'll find updates on many of these initiatives and more, along with details for upcoming community Clean-Up and Compost Days.

Happy Spring, everybody. After this winter, we all deserve some sunshine and warm weather.

Take care,

Joe


Community Cleanup Days in Ward 20


Clean Toronto Together takes place this weekend – rain or shine!

This weekend, more than 180,000 residents, students, businesses, organizations and community groups will come together for the 15th annual city-wide cleanup of public spaces.

Here is a list of the community cleanup events happening in Ward 20:

Chinatown BIA Community Cleanup
Saturday, April 21, 10:30am
Meeting point: Corner of Spadina & D'Arcy
Visit their website here.

Garment District Neighbourhood Association Community Cleanup
Saturday, April 21, 11:00am
Meeting point: Corner of Rush Lane & McDougall Lane
Join the GDNA to help clean rush lane (Graffiti Alley)!

Harbord Village Community Cleanup
Saturday April 21, 10:00am- 2:00pm
Piano Piano Restaurant, 88 Harbord Street
View their Facebook page here for more details.

CityPlace Community Cleanup
Sunday, April 22, 10:00am-12:00pm
Check-in point: Canoe Landing Park
Visit their website here.

The Brownstones of Soho Association Cleanup Day
Sunday, April 22, 2:00pm
Meeting point: Corner of Phoebe & Huron
Bags will be provided, please bring your own gloves.


Here is a list of park cleanups happening in Ward 20:

Canoe Landing Park
Saturday, April 21, 9:00am-2:00pm

Coronation Park
Saturday, April 21, 9:30am-11:30am

Little Norway Park
Saturday, April 21, 10:15am-1:30pm

Toronto Music Garden
Saturday, April 21, 10:00am-12:00pm

Sonya's Parkette
Sunday, April 22, 11:00am-1:00pm


March City Council Highlights

Guidelines for townhouses and low-rise apartments     
Council approved guidelines for the City's use in evaluating current and new development applications for townhouses and low-rise apartment buildings. The new guidelines replace an earlier reference document. Council also voted in support of motions for staff to report on matters involving townhouse entrances and parking requirements for low-rise apartment buildings.

Emergency shelters and supports  
Council adopted a series of recommendations and motions that pertain to meeting the immediate needs of Torontonians experiencing homelessness and using the City's emergency shelter system, and also for helping them find secure, suitable, permanent housing. I was pleased that Council approved my motion to not only set a target to create 18,000 units of supportive housing over the next ten years, but to ask the Province, responsible for supportive housing funds, to increase funding desperately needed in order to do this. A further City priority addressed by the recommendations involves efforts to prevent low-income households from falling into homelessness.

Review of winter respite services   
Council received a Toronto Ombudsman's report on the City's respite services this winter, focusing on the identified need for better communication of information and improved conditions at winter respite sites. The sites give people experiencing homelessness a temporary place to sleep, receive a meal and obtain referrals to support services. Staff have been asked to look into possibly using sensors that measure respite facility temperature and upload the data.

Traffic in school zones  
Council supported a motion calling on staff to prepare a report for May on a streamlined process to receive and process councillor and community requests for the implementation of traffic calming measures in school zones and community safety zones.

Development of thermal energy networks  
Council authorized entering into an agreement between the City and Enwave to jointly pursue opportunities for developing low-carbon thermal energy networks. Development of low-carbon thermal energy networks as part of the broader TransformTO strategy will help the City meet its climate-change targets, attract investments that benefit the local economy, generate revenue, ensure energy does not become a limiting factor for growth, and improve local energy resilience.

Tree protection  
Council adopted recommendations aimed at ensuring that applicants provide full information about pertinent tree/forestry issues for the Committee of Adjustment's and the Toronto Local Appeal Body's review of minor variance/consent applications such as applications for front-yard parking. Plans submitted for review need to identify trees and tree-protection zones and include photographs. The City's tree bylaws are enforced by Urban Forestry staff.

REimagining Yonge plan for Yonge Street  
Designing our streets for the 21st century, so that all road users can travel and occupy our streets safely is a critical priority - Transform Yonge represented an example of an opporunity to do just this. At our March City Council meeting, Council deferred a decision on the future design of Yonge Street in North York, giving us more time to work together to make the right decision. The deferral will give the Toronto Transit Commission time to consider the long-term implications for buses in that section of Yonge Street.

Utility Work in the Downtown   
I was pleased that City Council supported my motion, seconded by Mayor Tory, re-affirming that non-emergency utility work should not take place overnight in the downtown, and that in any circumstances where overnight work is necessary, that there in consultation with local consultations and local residents and stakeholders. After working together with downtown Councillors and local Residents’ Associations, we were able to work with Mayor Tory to make changes to a newly announced policy to ensure that we found a balance between the need to ensure that people can move in and out of our downtown core, while ensuring that are neighbourhoods remain liveable and are not forced to deal with consistent overnight work.



#IAMmoreToronto Project

 

#IAMMoreToronto is a social media-based project spearheaded by the Alexandra Park Community Centre to promote empowerment, resilience, and diversity.

While using the hashtag #IAMMoreToronto, Torontonians will have the opportunity share their stories about dealing with issues such as racism, gun violence, poverty, homophobia, mental health, disabilities, rites of passage, community safety, activism, and any other social issues that affect our community.

Youth Workers will open discussions with members and friends of the community and then take the bigger project to the streets of Toronto. Their goal is to open up the dialogue about such issues while creating a safe space for people to feel empowered in their conversations.

Follow them on Instagram here: @IAMmoreToronto


Final TOcore Recommendations - Join the call for Council to approve TOcore

As our City grows, we must ensure we are building liveable neighbourhoods – neighbourhoods where we invest in the critical services that truly make our communities thrive.

Over the last three years, we’ve been hard at work developing a plan for the downtown to address both unprecedented growth and the deficit in our infrastructure. Now, the final recommended Downtown Secondary Plan - to manage and guide growth and development - accompanied by five Infrastructure Strategies - Community Services and Facilities, Energy, Mobility, Parks and Public Realm and Mobility - we need to catch up, are available and coming to Committee and Council in May. 

We are in a critical moment for our downtown communities. We need the rest of City Council to stand up and say yes to not only sustainably managing growth and change in our neighbourhoods, but to making the critical investments that truly make our neighbourhoods liveable. I am pleased to join our local TDSB Trustee Ausma Malik in her work to stand up for our neighbourhoods in support of TOcore.

Visit completethecore.ca to add your name to Ausma’s open letter, to tell the rest of Council that we need to approve TOcore.


Scadding Court Community Centre & Sanderson Library - Consultation on the Revitalization Feasibility Study

Scadding Court Community Centre (SCC) and the Sanderson Library are an integral part of our community. As a hub that provides programs and services for residents of all ages, with a connection to the City's outdoor pool and park, it's important to ensure the facilities are continuing to meet the needs of the community.

The City is studying the possibility of revitalizing the Scadding Court Community Centre, Sanderson Library, and the outdoor pool and change room facility. Read more about the revitalization here.
Please join us to provide feedback on revitalization concepts proposed for the site, based on community input gathered earlier this year. Staff from the City of Toronto and Scadding Court will be in attendance to answer your questions. This is an excellent opportunity for you to provide input on what you feel is important as the City considers revitalizing these vital community facilities.

Date: Monday May 7, 2018
Time: 7:00 – 7:30pm Presentation followed by Questions and Answers
7:30 – 8:30pm Open House
Place: Scadding Court Community Centre (707 Dundas Street West)
View the full meeting notice here.


King Street Transit Pilot - April Update

The King Street Transit Pilot is about moving people better on King Street, and making the street work for everyone. Working together, we're able to make improvements as we go to continue to build a street that works for all.

Data continues to show the pilot’s success

Our bold move to improve King Street, the year-long King Street Transit Pilot, is now 5 months in. The fifth round of data, collected during the month of March, was released last week, and shows us that the early successes of the pilot are not only continuing, but things are getting better and better.

An earlier update showed us a significant increase in overall ridership has jumped to 84,000, from 72,00 before the pilot. Travel times continue to improve, both on average and for the slowest trips - with a 5 minute improvement overall in April. And, reliability remains at 85% - 85% of the time, streetcars are coming on time, and are moving faster across the corridor. Vehicular impacts have been minimal and pedestrian counts are on par with Queen Street just a block north. And, last month’s data showed that business transactions are in line with seasonal spending pattern over the last years.

I am also continuing to strongly advocate to bring "two-hour transfers" to King Street as soon as possible, in advance of the city-wide launch later this year. This means that each time you pay your TTC fare, you would be able to hop on and off the streetcar as much as you like within two hours. By getting it on King Street now, transit riders could hop off the streetcar, grab a coffee or run an errand, and hop back on to continue to their final destination. The larger number of riders on King Street will have an easier time patronizing local businesses on King Street.

Click here for full details on all the data that has been released so far. Updated data and additional metrics will be published every month during the Pilot. For more information on past updates and our efforts to continue to build a street for all, click here (link to February King update).

Enforcement and Adjustments

In order for the early successes of the pilot to not only continue, but be improved, compliance with the new traffic rules is critical. Recently, we have seen an increase in the number of vehicles not obeying the through-traffic rules and turn restrictions critical to improving streetcar reliability and travel times for riders. After speaking with senior City staff on this issue, a number of increased enforcement measures are being implemented:

  • Dedicated police enforcement will be enhanced on King Street
  • Data now available on locations with high volumes of vehicle infractions is being shared with Toronto Police, who will target enforcement to those areas

I have also requested that an additional enforcement blitz take place along the pilot corridor, to continue to ensure that new traffic rules are being followed on King.

The King Street Transit Pilot is a pilot for a reason – so we can make improvements as we go. With five months of data now available, the City is also making improvements to continue to build on the early successes of the project. Transit priority signals are being activated in key areas along the pilot, with additional locations currently under review for activation. This will move streetcars even quicker through key intersections, while also ensuring we're properly reviewing other locations to prevent negative impacts for pedestrian crossings, and other road users. City staff are also adjusting signal times to facilitate streetcars passing through an intersection sooner, if no waiting left-turn vehicles are present.

Everyone is King, the public realm design competition to animate the new public spaces on King, will be rolled out next week. This exciting public realm animation will include 2 destination parklets, activations all along King, and extended patios for many local restaurants along the corridor.

King Street is Open for Business

As I mentioned above, the King Street Transit Pilot must work for everyone. The data released last week, secured by the City from Moneris solutions - who holds the largest market share of debit transactions in the country - shows that business transactions are in line with seasonal spending patterns over the last few years. However, we continue to work together to ensure that this pilot continues to work for everyone.

After hearing some early concerns from local business, we came together to make improvements. After multiple meetings with myself, the Mayor and local businesses, we put in place a number of initiatives to ensure the pilot could work for everyone. We introduced 2 hour free parking adjacent to the pilot area. We launched Everyone is King, the public realm design competition to animate the new public spaces on King. These new public spaces will be launched in the coming weeks, and I’m very excited to see how public realm on King Street will continue to be reimagined.

We've commissioned electronic signage to improve communication, and are continuing to review more improvements. We launched a Toronto-wide advertising campaign, reminding people that King is still accessible to all, and indeed open for business. And, the City is working to secure additional economic data from additional point of sale outlets to continue to inform the review of the pilot.

And, we launched Food is King - a partnership with Ritual, a local King Street business with a high concentration of businesses and customers in the pilot area. The partnership provides a King Street pilot discount to new and existing users visiting a King establishment they’ve never visited before. A two week promotion, you can use the Ritual app to order online and skip the line when you pick up your meal.

For more information on the 2-hour free parking promotion, public realm competition and more, click here.

Your feedback and comments to my office at councillor_cressy@toronto.ca and to the project team at kingstreetpilot@toronto.ca is important, along with the data we are collecting, for ensuring that we can make the King Street Pilot work for everyone. I appreciate hearing about your experience.


Overnight On-Street Permit Parking- Public Consultation

In October 2017, Toronto and East York Community Council directed staff to solicit feedback from residents on the proposal to provide Residential On-street Permit Parking on streets that do not have permit parking in Toronto and East York District.

Have your say by filling out the online survey here: www.toronto.ca/TEYpermitparking

City staff will also be holding public meetings:

  • April 23: 7 p.m.- 9 p.m., East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave.
  • April 30: 7 p.m.- 9 p.m., Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St Clair Ave. W.
  • May 1: 7 p.m.- 9 p.m., St James Cathedral Centre, Snell Hall, 65 Church St.
  • May 3: 7p.m.- 9 p.m., Sheraton Hotel, Birchwood Room, 123 Queen St. W.

For full details, view the notice here.


Bellevue Square Park - Updates

With the anticipation of Spring weather, my office has been receiving many questions about the expected opening of Bellevue Square Park. I can assure you that staff are working to ensure the reopening of the park as soon as possible, with an expected opening date at the end of June.

Due to unfortunate, unexpected delays, the path throughout the park will have to be redone as soon as weather permits. Although we are disappointed that the park was not ready to open at the end of 2017 and had to close for the winter, we are looking forward to the completion of this revitalized public greenspace to be enjoyed for decades to come.


Upcoming work on the Western Gap dockwall

After years of work, critical construction to rehabilitate the airport dock wall will finally begin this Thursday, April 26, as part of repair and rehabilitation activities happening this year. In order to develop an appropriate approach for these repairs, and to assess the current condition of the wall, several large bore holes and additional small exploratory holes, will be drilled. Drilling will take place along the Western Gap’s south dock wall from the Ferry Terminal to the Noise Barrier wall.

Crews will be on site from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Thursday April 26, Friday April 27 and Monday April 30. Some parking spots along the dock wall will be unavailable to the public during this time as they will be used by crew and their equipment. No work will take place over the weekend or during evening or nighttime hours.


Huron St Playground: Revitalization Phase 2

I’m delighted to announce the Phase 2 of the Revitalization of Huron St. Playground is now underway!

Last year, we worked together with the Annex Residents’ Association, the amazing students, parents and teachers at Huron St Public School and City Parks staff to design and build the new and improved Huron St. Playground. Serving as much more than a playground for our local neighbourhood, the new and improved space has been getting rave reviews.

During the process, we heard loud and clear from residents that they would like to see a space in the neighbourhood for dogs to be able to be off leash. With that in mind, we left a western portion of the site as a relatively open and flexible space, with an eye to installing a dogs-off-leash area as Phase 2 of the project.

At the March meeting of City Council, I was pleased to direct staff to begin work designing and consulting on this brand new space. We will be hosting a design consultation this spring to discuss the opportunities to create a Dogs Off Leash Area here for local residents - we will update you with the meeting details shortly!


Community Compost Days - Update

Although Spring is struggling to arrive, Community Compost days have begun!

Last week, the weekend ice storm forced us to cancel our first two community compost days - but more are on the way!

This compost comes from your leaf and yard waste that the City collects as part of the waste reduction and recycling program.

We'll be providing the compost, but please remember to bring your own shovels and containers!

Saturday, April 28th
Vermont Square, 819 Palmerston Ave
10:30am - 12:00pm
(pick-up: Olive Ave and Palmerston Ave, NE Corner on the grass)

Sunday, April 29th
Bellevue Square Park, 5 Bellevue Ave
10:00am - 12:00pm
(pick-up: Corner of Wales and Bellevue Ave)

Ogden Junior Public School, 33 Phoebe St
1:30pm - 3:30pm
(pick-up: Corner of Wales and Bellevue Ave)

Saturday, May 5th
Little Norway Park, 659 Queens Quay W
1:00pm - 3:00pm
(pick-up: paved driveway at 90-degree bend in Little Norway Crescent)

RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 14

Central Technical School, 725 Bathurst St
June TBD

Jean Sibelius Square, 50 Kendal Ave
June TBD


Community-building updates in CityPlace  

As our community grows, we must focus on building neighbourhoods and not just condo towers. In CityPlace, we have the advantage that the neighbourhood was master-planned back in 1994, so some thought was given to appropriate infrastructure and community facilities. But 1994 was quite some time ago. And as CityPlace has rapidly developed and grown to near completion in recent years, we have seen how everything is working in practice and, like any other living community, where there is room for improvement.

As a result there is a lot of work underway to ensure CityPlace is a thriving, liveable, desirable neighbourhood and a strong community, and I want to provide updates on many of the projects and issues that people ask about frequently.

Please take a look at this detailed CityPlace update on my website here.


New Safety and Security Measures During Blue Jays Games

Starting with the Blue Jays home opener this season, Toronto Police Service have implemented enhanced safety and security measures around Rogers Centre and Air Canada Centre for each major league baseball, basketball, and hockey game at these venues.

Local residents will be familiar with the street closures that were implemented on game days on an ad hoc basis last year. This is now happening regularly and predictably on each game day, generally at the end of each game as crowds leave the stadium. On dates when both the Air Canada Centre and Rogers Centre are hosting games, there may also be pre-game street closures.

These street closures are proactive measures to protect the large crowds of pedestrians that leave both stadiums after a game. Tragically, there have been some international incidents where a vehicle was used to harm people in similar circumstances.

In consultation with affected condo buildings and businesses, Toronto Police Service, Rogers Centre, and Air Canada Centre have prepared a "security pass" system to allow local access to the closure area. If you require local vehicular access and have not yet received a security pass, please contact your building's property management or condo board to make the necessary arrangements.

There are no planned restrictions to public access to the neighbourhood on foot or by TTC. Visitors from out of town are being encouraged to use public transit to get downtown.


City of Toronto Basement Flooding Public Education Campaign

 

Basement flooding is on the rise, and the City is launching a campaign to help residents get prepared and protect their homes. Find tips on flood-proofing your home and learn about the City’s financial assistance program to help: www.toronto.ca/basementflooding


Toronto Animal Services Chip Truck

The chip truck is a low-cost, mobile microchip clinic that offers a microchip, pet licence and rabies vaccine for $25 per cat and $35 per dog. Pet owners who already have a valid City of Toronto pet licence pay $10 for a microchip and/or rabies vaccine.

Provincial regulations require dog and cat owners to have their animals immunized against rabies when their pet is three months or older. In addition to receiving a rabies vaccine, animals at the chip truck are microchipped by a Toronto Animal Services veterinarian. Registered microchips give owners the best chance to find their pet if it runs away or gets lost. When the microchip is scanned, a unique identifier number linked directly to the owner appears.

Animal shelter staff, veterinarians and animal care and control officers routinely look for microchips to return lost pets to their owners quickly. Toronto Animal Services' veterinarians place microchips in all cats, dogs and rabbits that are adopted through the City's shelters.

Pet owners who want to use the chip truck must have their dog on leash, while cats must be contained in a pet carrier. Pet owners are asked to bring a piece of photo identification that includes their address. Attendees can fill out the form in advance and bring it to an event. The form to print and fill out is available via the City's website: https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/8fc8-chiptruck_form.pdf.

Additional dates and locations for the chip truck are listed at http://www/toronto.ca/chiptruck.


Public Meetings

TOcore Public Open House
Monday, April 23, 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Metro Hall Rotunda (55 John Street)

The Official Plan Amendment proposes to amend the Toronto Official Plan and adopt a new Downtown Plan. The proposed Official Plan Amendment will comprehensively apply a number of the key policies of the Growth Plan such as complete communities, infrastructure to support growth, integrated planning, and the promotion of major office and institutional development.

The Planning and Growth Management Committee will receive input and review the proposal and
any other material placed before it, in order to make recommendations on the Official Plan
Amendment. These recommendations will then be forwarded to Toronto City Council for its
Consideration.

Annex Residents’ Association Annual General Meeting
Thursday, April 26 at 7:30pm
Friends House, 60 Lowther

The Annex Residents’ Association (ARA) is hosting their Annual General Meeting next Thursday! Join myself and keynote speaker Cheri DiNovo, former MPP and new Minister at Trinity St. Paul’s United Church. I work very closely with the ARA to manage change and ensure that the Annex continues to thrive as a vibrant and liveable community - I look forward to hearing from members and neighbours about the Annex’s priorities for the coming year.

Pearl Street Energy Centre Peak Saving Project - Open House, hosted by Enwave
Thursday, April 26, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
St Andrew’s Centre, The Great Hall (75 Simcoe St)

Enwave is proposing to operate an existing diesel generator at 120 Pearl Street during times of peak electricity demand. This change is subject to the “Environmental Screening Process” under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

Click here for more details about the proposal and the upcoming public open house.

Relief Line Subway - Public Information Meeting
Saturday, April 28, 9:30 to 11:30 am
St James Cathedral Centre (65 Church St)

The City of Toronto, TTC, and Metrolinx are holding public information meetings to share updated plans for the Relief Line South, a new subway line being planned to connect Pape Station with Osgoode Station. More information is available at http://www.reliefline.ca.

96 Spadina Avenue development application
Monday, April 30, 6:30 pm
Metro Hall, Room 308 (55 John St)

A re-zoning application has been submitted to construct a 16-storey office building that incorporates the existing heritage buildings at 96 Spadina and 379 Adelaide, and demolishes the existing heritage building at 383 Adelaide.

Click here to view the meeting flyer.

540-544 King St W development application
Monday, April 30, 7:30 pm
Metro Hall, Room 308 (55 John St)

A re-zoning application has been submitted to construct a 12-storey building with retail uses on the first two levels, office space on levels 3-7, and residential units on levels 8-12.

Click here to view the meeting flyer.

“Ask Metrolinx” Town Hall
Monday, April 30, 6:00 pm
97 Front St W, 4th fl, Peter R Smith Boardroom

Metrolinx, the provincial transit agency, is holding their third town hall meeting. It is an opportunity to ask questions of Metrolinx senior management about regional public transit services and planning. You can submit questions in advance and the meeting will be broadcast live online here: https://www.metrolinxengage.com/en/engagement-initiatives/ask-metrolinx.

Exhibition Place - Spring Community Liaison Consultation Meeting
Thursday, May 3, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Enercare Centre, Salon 107

The Spring Community Liaison Consultation Meeting for Exhibition Place, co-hosted by councillors Layton and Grimes, is open to the public and neighbours from surrounding communities are encouraged to attend. There will be an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions. Click here to view the meeting agenda and to RSVP.

Bishop Macdonell Catholic Elementary School Community Meeting
Thursday, May 3, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Concord Presentation Centre (23 Spadina Ave)

Toronto Catholic District School Board is hold a community meeting to learn more about Bishop Macdonell Catholic Elementary School, a new school opening in CityPlace in fall 2019. The meeting will highlight: an academic program design grounded in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics through inquiry; architectural features; and integrated services available to the community. Child care and light refreshments will be provided. Click here to download the meeting flyer for more information.

Scadding Court Revitalization - Follow-up Consultation
Monday May 8th, 7pm
Scadding Court Community Centre (707 Dundas Street West)

New Public Park at 250 Davenport - Design Open House
Tuesday, May 8, 6:30pm
Location TBD

As part of the ongoing Revitalization of 250 Davenport Road, a new public park will be created on the east side of the building. We will be hosting a design open house on May 8th to present proposed designs to the community, and receive feedback.


Community Events

Heritage Toronto Walk- Campus and Cosmos: Toronto’s Astronomical Heritage
Saturday, May 12, 10:30am
Start point: Munk School of Global Affairs, 315 Bloor St W

Did you know that for over the last 150 years Toronto has been a world leader in the field of astronomical research, education, and public outreach? This tour introduces the stellar individuals, organizations, and institutions in our city at the forefront of out-of-this-world wonder.

Heritage Toronto Walk- A Shore Thing: Toronto’s Central Waterfront
Sunday, May 13, 1:30pm
Start point: Toronto Harbour Commission Building, 60 Harbour St

Immerse yourself into Toronto's waterfront area with visits to notable harbourfront landmarks, like the Toronto Harbour Commission Building, the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, Harbourfront Centre, Ireland Park and Billy Bishop Airport. With stops at various green space developments found along the water's edge, you can fully appreciate the spring season.

Open Tuning - Toronto’s Free Music Festival

Open Tuning Festival 2018 is happening a little more than 8 weeks from now!
Seaton Village is the place to be on Saturday, June 9 as Toronto's free DIY festival brings all kinds of music to streets, porches, alleyways, garages and storefronts throughout the neighbourhood.

Registration is open for musicians of every age, genre, experience and level, whether you're part of a youth band, a first-time performer, a sometimes player or a seasoned professional. You can register to perform, volunteer, or host a venue by clicking on the link below.

Register Now!
https://www.facebook.com/opentuningfestival

https://twitter.com/opentuningfest
https://www.instagram.com/opentuningfest


Construction Updates

TTC Notice - Repairs to subway vent shaft on Spadina Road near Kendal

Starting Monday, April 23, 2018, for approximately 12 weeks, the TTC will begin state-of-good‑repair to the subway ventilation shaft situated on Spadina Road just south of Kendal Avenue (opposite 66 Spadina Road). This work is scheduled to take approximately 12 weeks to complete, weather permitting. All work will occur on the centre lanes of Spadina Road.

Click here for more details.

TTC Notice -  Harbourfront Streetcar Tunnel Work

During the April 21 weekend, TTC staff will be working inside the Harbourfront streetcar tunnel to conduct rail and overhead inspections/maintenance and cleaning debris/sand along the tracks. TTC crews will be working at the Spadina/Queens Quay Loop to upgrade cables in the substation.

Click here for more details.  


Stay in touch with Trustee Malik

Sign-up to Trustee Ausma Malik's e-newsletter for regular updates from her: http://eepurl.com/9xckn.


Constituency Hours!

A reminder that I hold constituency hours every Friday at the Scadding Court Community Centre (707 Dundas St. West).

Please call 416-392-4044 or email councillor_cressy@toronto.ca for an appointment.