The Cressy Courier July 2 - Protecting Childcare Services in our Communities, Canoe Landing Playground updates, and much more

Dear friends,

I hope you had a wonderful Canada Day weekend, and are enjoying the long-awaited first glimpses of summer weather. 

So much of our work together is focused on building liveable, sustainable, and affordable communities, with access to the services we all need and rely on. These include community services and facilities, parks and greenspace - and, critically, access to quality affordable childcare. It is critical that we do everything we can to not only expand our child care system, but ensure that it is high-quality and affordable.

Earlier this spring, along with attempts to cut more than $1 billion from public health in Ontario, the Provincial Government announced deep cuts to child care funding throughout Ontario. Although the Government later indicated that these cuts would be reversed, we know that cuts to critical funds to ensure affordability are still in place for this year, and that significant cuts from the province are still planned to take effect on January 1, 2020. 

At last week's Economic and Community Development Committee, I moved a motion to reverse the recommended cancellation of School Occupancy Grants - a cancellation that if implemented, would have resulted in a rise in childcare fees for thousands of families across the City.

Read on for complete updates on both of these issues for our city’s childcare system, as well as other important updates from across our communities. 

Take care,

 

Joe


Wonderful time joining the Alexandra Park community, and the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association for their annual Canada Day festivities!



Protecting Childcare services in our communities 

Reversing the Cancellation of School Occupancy Grants

At last week's Economic and Community Development Committee, I moved a motion to reverse the recommended cancellation of School Occupancy Grants - a cancellation that if implemented, would have resulted in a rise in childcare fees for thousands of families across the city. 

A report on the agenda from city staff indicated that because of current and planned funding cuts by the province, our city’s childcare system faces significant uncertainty - and so, the occupancy grants should be terminated. 

However, under no circumstances am I prepared to tell the 18,000 kids and their families that effective Jan. 1 their child-care fees are going up because this city terminated an agreement. My motion, that was approved by the Committee, continues city-funding for the operating agreements until at least the conclusion of the 2020 Budget process, where we will discuss the matter along with additional challenges detailed below.

School Occupancy Grants cover the occupancy costs for 349 non-profit childcare centres in 4 School Boards, for more than 18,000 children. These grants mean that the cost of using the space to operate the program is not passed on to parents, who are already shouldered with the highest childcare fees in the country.

City Council will now consider the matter on July 16th-17th.

Provincial Funding Cuts

Earlier this spring, along with attempts to cut more than $1 billion from public health in Ontario, the Provincial Government announced deep cuts to child care funding throughout Ontario. Although the Government later indicated that these cuts would be reversed, we know that cuts to critical funds to ensure affordability are still in place for this year, and that significant cuts from the province are still planned to take effect on January 1, 2020. 

At last week's Economic and Community Development Committee, I moved a motion for staff to report to our October meeting on potential impacts of these cuts, and with any new information, so we can ensure that not only City Council, but members of the public, are informed of what is at stake. I vow to continue to protect our city’s childcare services as we continue to fight back against Provincial attacks on our communities.



As always, I had a great time marching in the Pride Parade with my fellow City Councillors. I hope everyone had a wonderful Pride Month!


Preparing our communities for flooding caused by climate change

Climate change is accelerating, and this means that "extreme" weather is becoming the new normal. The return of major flooding to the Toronto Islands this year has kept the local consequences of climate change at the forefront of our attention and efforts all spring, but there are also a broad range of actions underway at the City to prepare all our neighbourhoods and communities for a changing climate.

Last month, the Chief Resilience Officer released Toronto's first Resilience Strategy, a plan for comprehensive proactive action. You can download the full strategy here: http://toronto.ca/resilience.

Residents who have experienced local flooding in the past few years know that rain storms already have the potential to overwhelm our infrastructure. With climate change accelerating and flooding predicted to become more severe, it is clear that we urgently need to invest in infrastructure upgrades.

For a full update on our work to address flooding – including information on the downtown basement flooding study – click here.


Coming soon to Canoe Landing Park - new playground!

As CityPlace has rapidly developed and grown to near completion in recent years, we have been working hard together to ensure there are appropriate community facilities and infrastructure to support a diverse, healthy, thriving neighbourhood. The Fort York Library and Canoe Landing Park are already open and heavily used. Later this year construction will be finished on the two new elementary schools, child care facility, and Canoe Landing Community Recreation Centre right beside the park.

It is clear from walking down the street in CityPlace and seeing all the strollers that more and more residents are raising a family in CityPlace. In my consultations with community members I have heard that traditional playground equipment is needed in the neighbourhood, so I am happy to share the news of upcoming improvements to Canoe Landing Park!

New playground equipment will be added to Canoe Landing Park immediately south of the existing children's splash pad during the autumn of this year. The playground is being designed with a safe rubber play surface and will accommodate both young toddlers and school aged children. It will also have seating for parents and caregivers to enjoy while they watch children play.


Map of planned improvements in and around Canoe Landing Park

 

Canoe Landing Playground Concept showing relationship to existing splash pad


Proposed playground equipment

If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to send me an email at councillor_cressy@toronto.ca.


Alexandra Park outdoor pool upgrades

The outdoor pool at Scadding Court is undergoing a much needed upgrade. The pool liner was removed at the end of last season as it had reached the end of its life cycle. The shell of the pool is in need of significant structural repair and patching, and the liner will be replaced with an epoxy coating. There are also improvements to the filtration system to improve the water quality, and to the change rooms for accessibility and operations. Work is currently underway, with expected completion this coming fall.

Unfortunately, much of the work is weather dependent, and it cannot be completed in the winter when the pool would not be in use. 

To ensure access to pool programming over the summer, drop in hours at the Scadding indoor pool have been extended while the outdoor pool improvements are underway.


Gardiner Expressway Rehabilitation and overnight noise

Starting this July, the City of Toronto is resuming the rehabilitation of the Gardiner Expressway. The section between Lower Jarvis St. and Cherry St. is the next area slated for work. The rehabilitation project will begin mid-July, and is expected to be completed in early 2021. The first phase of work will close the westbound off-ramp to York-Bay-Yonge Streets until September 16th, 2019. Further phases of work on the rest of the Lower Jarvis to Cherry section will be scheduled as the project continues.

I regret that the City and its contractor are planning overnight work during the rehabilitation. I do not support the overnight work and did not approve it. Please read my letter to the City Manager stating my opposition.

Unfortunately, I do not have the power to directly determine the hours of construction - it is classified as “Necessary Municipal Work” - meaning that the normal rules under the Noise By-law (no construction activity outside the hours of 7 am to 7 pm from Monday to Friday, and 9 am to 7 pm on Saturday) do not apply. City Council granted this decision-making power to City staff years ago, and they are now managing the project. 

I have said many times that this kind of construction activity should be limited to daytime hours because it often affects thousands of people who live nearby. In order to ensure that our downtown communities remain liveable, we have to be careful to manage noise and ensure that people are able to sleep through the night. It is unfair and unreasonable to burden local neighbours with overnight construction noise, especially when the project will take several months to complete. Restricting the work to daytime might cause a few minutes of delay to drivers but they can always find a new route around the work zone – unlike neighbours who can't find a temporary new home.

It is vitally important that your voice is heard regarding this work. Please be sure to share your perspective with both mayor_tory@toronto.ca and 311@toronto.ca. Emailing a noise complaint to 311 in this case will create a formal record with the City, which we have seen make a difference in the past on similar projects.

For information on the Lower Jarvis to Cherry rehabilitation project, click here.

For information on the overall Gardiner Rehabilitation plan, click here.


Release of the Master Innovation and Development Proposal by Sidewalk Labs

The Waterfront is a unique and underutilized asset in our city. It needs a bold vision. And we need to get it right. Waterfront Toronto has a mission to revitalize and reclaim Toronto’s waterfront, and to build 21st century neighbourhoods. They've been doing this work for decades. Quayside is one of the critical next steps.

We are faced with significant challenges as we seek to build a sustainable, affordable and liveable city for the future. Cities are responsible for the majority of greenhouse gas emissions, with more than 80% of our country's population now living in urban centres. Toronto is now one of the most unaffordable cities in North America to live.

These challenges are significant. In the era of accelerating climate change and a housing affordability crisis, we must find new and innovative ways to build communities for the future. This is Waterfront Toronto's goal for Quayside.

Last week, Waterfront Toronto released Sidewalk Labs' Master Innovation and Development Proposal (MIDP) for Quayside. There are many positive aspects included in the lengthy and complex proposal related to sustainability, an ambitious affordable housing component, and social infrastructure to create a truly liveable neighbourhood. While I look forward to exploring these further, there are also a number of significant concerns, including data collection, management and privacy, project scope beyond Quayside, and requirements for future infrastructure investments.

Waterfront Toronto is now launching a robust and rigorous review, along with public consultation, of the Sidewalk Labs proposal. This is a process that Waterfront Toronto will lead over the next 6 months, and they take this responsibility extremely seriously. The public can take comfort in their proven ability to evaluate proposals in the public interest. The City of Toronto will then conduct its own review of the Proposal later this year. I vow to see that the public’s interests are thoroughly protected as we review all aspects of the proposal for Quayside.

Waterfront Toronto has a mandate to build 21st Century neighbourhoods. Neighbourhoods that set a new bar for affordability, sustainability, and digital innovation. That’s the bar we intend to set and meet for Quayside.

To access to complete MIDP, please click here.

Waterfront Toronto has also prepared a Note to Reader, a guide to navigating the Draft MIDP and a synthesis of its elements. This synthesis includes:

  • What was asked for by Waterfront Toronto;
  • The response from Sidewalk Labs;
  • Where and how the Draft MIDP aligns with existing practices versus those that are new;
  • Privacy and digital governance considerations;
  • Where the privatization of public assets is being proposed, if at all; and,
  • Financial impacts and risks

To read and download the Note to Reader, please click here.

Public Consultations  on Sidewalk Labs’ Proposal for Quayside
Starting in July, Waterfront Toronto will be hosting public consultations across Toronto on Sidewalk Labs’ proposal for Quayside. Staff from Waterfront Toronto will use these consultations to share information about the proposal, seek feedback, and answer questions. 

These meetings will be structured to include a main presentation and multiple breakout sessions. Materials for these consultations will be available on this website https://quaysideto.ca/get-involved/public-consultation/  in advance of the meetings. 

North York Civic Centre (5100 Yonge Street): Monday, July 15, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Radisson Admiral Hotel (249 Queens Quay West): Wednesday, July 17, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
George Brown College (51 Dockside Drive): Saturday, July 20, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre (89 Chestnut St): Tuesday, July 23, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Toronto Public Library drop-in information sessions on Quayside proposal
In July, Waterfront Toronto is hosting a series of programs in library branches across Toronto. At these sessions, staff from Waterfront Toronto will share information about the proposal, answer questions, and listen to your feedback. A hard copy of the proposal will be available in-person at each drop-in session along with a Note to Reader prepared by Waterfront Toronto to serve as a guide.

North York Central Library (5120 Yonge Street): Monday, July 8, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Scarborough Civic Centre (156 Borough Drive): Tuesday, July 9, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fort York Library (190 Fort York Boulevard): July 10, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Brentwood Library (36 Brentwood Road North): Thursday, July 11, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Queen/Saulter Branch (765 Queen Street East): Thursday, July 11, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
St. Lawrence Branch (171 Front Street East): Thursday July 18, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Progress toward Fleet Street safety improvements

The massive five-arm intersection of Bathurst, Lake Shore, and Fleet doesn't work well for anyone. It is a danger and a barrier for pedestrians, it is confusing for drivers and has a high rate of vehicle collisions, and it delays two streetcar lines.

As a first phase toward making the intersection safer for everyone, I am currently working with City staff toward "piloting" the pedestrianization of one block of westbound Fleet Street, between Bathurst Street and Iannuzzi Street, starting this summer. Similar to how the King Street Pilot was first implemented, this can be done with fast and temporary installations, and the pedestrianized space can be enhanced with amenities like seating and planters.


Earlier this week, Community Council endorsed the change and I expect City Council to give final approval to this important safety initiative at its next meeting. 

Ultimately, the intersection needs to be completely reconfigured, but it takes some time to do design work, secure funding, and tender construction. To learn more about making the Fleet-Bathurst-Lake Shore intersection safer, please see my website post


Revitalized Centre Island Water Play feature - now open!


Parks, Forestry and Recreation has completed a revitalization of the existing wading pool on Centre Island. This public facility, located near Centreville Amusements, is free to use and includes a whole new layout with improved paving surface materials, new seating areas, and landscaping. This colourful and exciting feature is a wonderful destination for families looking to cool off this summer. 


Exhibition Place Master Plan consultations


It was great to speak with so many neighbours about ideas for the future of Exhibition Place last Wednesday evening at the kick-off public meeting for the Exhibition Place Master Plan process.

If you weren’t able to attend, you can find more information and sign up for further updates on the project website. Presentation materials from the kick-off public meeting will be available to download there shortly. 

Please share your feedback about the future of Exhibition Place with:

Dan Nicholson – Manager Community Planning
Telephone: 416-397-4077
Email: Dan.Nicholson@toronto.ca


Tips from Toronto Public Health for a safe and healthy summer

With the arrival of warmer temperatures, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, is sharing some updates on the City's hot weather response and tips to enjoy summer in a safe and active way during hot weather.  

Find a cool space

This year residents will be able to access cool spaces across the city at more than 270 locations throughout the summer as part of the City’s expanded Heat Relief Network. 

An interactive map allows residents to locate the cool space closest to them: http://www.toronto.ca/community-people/health-wellness-care/health-programs-advice/hot-weather/cool-spaces-near-you/ 

All locations are open to residents during business hours. The network also includes shelters and 24-hour respite centres that are available for individuals experiencing homelessness.

Beat the heat

  • Check on vulnerable groups and loved ones that are at risk, including isolated adults and seniors, people with chronic illnesses, and infants and young children. 
  • Ensure that elderly people, children or pets are not left unattended in a car. Make "look before you leave" a routine whenever you get out of the car.
  • Avoid the sun and seek shade in cool areas, or use an umbrella. 
  • Wear loose, light-coloured, breathable clothing.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, even before you feel thirsty.
  • Go to air-conditioned places such as shopping malls, local libraries and community centres.
  • Find more information about how to beat the heat at http://www.toronto.ca/keepcool.

Be sun safe

  • Cover up with long-sleeved clothing and a wide-brimmed hat and protect your eyes using UVA/UVB protective sunglasses. 
  • Protect exposed skin by using a sunscreen with SPF 30 or more, labelled "broad spectrum" and "water resistant," as well as sunscreen lip balm to protect your lips.
  • Reapply sunscreen and lip balm when needed, especially after swimming, sweating or towelling. 
  • Locate free sunscreen dispensers at City parks and find more tips to protect yourself from the sun at http://www.besunsafe.ca.
  • Limit direct sun exposure between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., when ultraviolet radiation exposure is the strongest.   

Go for a dip

  • Swimming is a great way to stay healthy, physically active and keep cool in the summer weather. 
  • Supervise children when in or around water, use lifejackets and consider getting trained in first aid and CPR. 
  • From June to Labour Day, Toronto Public Health inspectors work behind the scenes to make sure City beaches, seasonal public pools, wading pools and water slides are ready to be safely enjoyed.
  • Through SwimSafe, facilities are given either a Pass, Conditional Pass or Closed based the results of an inspection. 
  • Look for the colour-coded SwimSafe signage on display at any of the City's recreational water facilities including pools, spas, splash pads and water slides.
  • Each of the City's 11 beaches have water samples tested daily to reduce the incidence of water-borne illness and injury.
  • Warning signs are posted at lifeguard stations when water quality poses a health risk. 
  • Find daily inspection result updates on beach water quality at http://www.toronto.ca/health/swimsafe  

Beginning this year, to avoid duplication with the heat warnings issued by Environment Canada, Toronto Public Health will no longer issue these warnings to the public as they are already communicated broadly. In addition, this summer, rather than providing a separate service of seven Cooling Centres, the public will be able to access cool spaces across the city at over 270 locations as part of the Heat Relief Network. Access to cooling for people experiencing homelessness will also be available at existing services for vulnerable populations such as shelters, drop-ins and respite centres. For more information, please visit http://www.toronto.ca/health 


Get involved with Project Comfort 

Project Comfort is a community-based organization focused on helping people experiencing homelessness in our community. Their volunteers assist in advocating and welcoming fellow neighbours in need of the 24-hour respite sites situated in Fort York and Liberty Village.

Want to get involved and help welcome our new neighbours? Project Comfort is encouraging interested community members to volunteer for a number of upcoming events and ongoing initiatives.This summer, planning is underway to host community barbecues, movie nights, and Arts Therapy sessions for clients staying at the 24-hour respite sites. Project Comfort is specifically recruiting artists that would like to volunteer and teach clients how to paint and draw.

Those wishing to volunteer can contact info@projectcomfort.ca or visit projectcomfort.ca to learn more!


Keep track of your water use online this summer

With summer almost here and warmer weather on the way, the City of Toronto reminds residents and businesses that they can track their water use online with MyWaterToronto, the City's online water use tool. The tool offers a convenient way to track your water use by day, week, month or year. You can also better understand your water use habits and look for ways to save. MyWaterToronto can also be used to identify long-lasting and unexplained water use increases, which may mean you have a leak. You will need a copy of your utility bill to sign on. 

Learn more and get started at www.toronto.ca/mywatertoronto


Neighbourhood Farmers' Markets

There are lots of local farmers' markets happening all summer across Ward 10! Have one to add to the list? Send it to us at councillor_cressy@toronto.ca

Courtyard Farmer’s Market
Every Tuesday until October, 8am - 2pm
190 Simcoe Street courtyard (near University & Queen)

Nathan Phillips Square Farmers’ Market
Every Wednesday until October, 8am - 2pm
Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen St W)

Trinity Bellwoods Farmers’ Market
Every Tuesday, rain or shine, 3pm to 7pm.
Trinity Bellwoods Park
Please visit their website for more info! www.tbfm.ca  

Underpass Park Farmers’ Market
Every Thursday, 3pm to 7pm. Until October.
Underpass Park (29 Lower River St)

Waterfront Good Food Market
Fresh, affordable fruits and veggies. 
Tuesdays 4:30-7pm, year-round
25 Bishop Tutu Blvd, 1st fl community room (accessible from courtyard)


Public Meetings & Community Events

Public Consultations  on Sidewalk Labs’ Proposal for Quayside
Starting in July, Waterfront Toronto will be hosting public consultations across Toronto on Sidewalk Labs’ proposal for Quayside. Staff from Waterfront Toronto will use these consultations to share information about the proposal, seek feedback, and answer questions. 

These meetings will be structured to include a main presentation and multiple breakout sessions. Materials for these consultations will be available on this website https://quaysideto.ca/get-involved/public-consultation/  in advance of the meetings. 

North York Civic Centre (5100 Yonge Street): Monday, July 15, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Radisson Admiral Hotel (249 Queens Quay West): Wednesday, July 17, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
George Brown College (51 Dockside Drive): Saturday, July 20, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location TBC: Tuesday, July 23, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Toronto Public Library drop-in information sessions on Quayside proposal
In July, Waterfront Toronto is hosting a series of programs in library branches across Toronto. At these sessions, staff from Waterfront Toronto will share information about the proposal, answer questions, and listen to your feedback. A hard copy of the proposal will be available in-person at each drop-in session along with a Note to Reader prepared by Waterfront Toronto to serve as a guide.

North York Central Library (5120 Yonge Street): Monday, July 8, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Scarborough Civic Centre (156 Borough Drive): Tuesday, July 9, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fort York Library (190 Fort York Boulevard): July 10, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Brentwood Library (36 Brentwood Road North): Thursday, July 11, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Queen/Saulter Branch (765 Queen Street East): Thursday, July 11, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
St. Lawrence Branch (171 Front Street East): Thursday July 18, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Dancing on the Pier
July 4 - August 29, every Thursday, 7pm
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay W)
Learn to dance on Toronto's waterfront to the rhythmic beats and swinging sounds of live bands. Inspired by Harbourfront Centre's summer festivals, styles range from salsa to big band and everything in between. Now in its 8th year, Dancing on the Pier invites audiences of all ages to embrace dance both as observers and participants. 

Bentway Block Party
Sunday, July 7, noon to 10 p.m.
The Bentway (250 Fort York Blvd)
Celebrate summer at the 2nd annual Bentway Block Party! Come out to The Bentway for a free all-ages party. Here’s what’s on: live music performances, food and drink, art installations and workshops, family-friendly games, and much more. Headlining this year's Block Party are Canadian indie rockers The Elwins, alt-rock band Ellevator, and indie-orchestra Common Deer.

This year, the Block Party also marks the start of The Bentway’s Sunday Social series. Every Sunday from July 7 to August 25, check out Toronto's hottest musical acts while enjoying Toronto’s coolest covered patio.

BRAVE: Secret Lives Second Chances
July 11 - 21, 2019, Time
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay W)
Harbourfront Centre’s daring festival, BRAVE, returns for another spin on what it means to lead a meaningful, multi-faceted life. This year’s iteration of the festival zooms in on “Secret Lives, Second Chances.”

For 11 days in July, we uncover the hidden and concealed parts of ourselves through experiential theatre, immersive art, music, food and objects. BRAVE looks into the boxes we place ourselves in, the ones we try to break out of and the unexpected paths we take.

Fantastic Planet Art Exhibition
June 1-July 31, 2019 (weather permitting), 12pm-10pm
The Distillery District (55 Mill St)
Watch out! Ginormous illuminated alien figures have landed and are taking over The Distillery District. Keep calm…they are just quietly and gently exploring our “Fantastic Planet”. A message of Peace, Love and Creativity.

The Distillery Family Yoga Series 
May 26- Aug 5 every Sunday, 11 am - 12:30 pm
The Distillery District (55 Mill St.)
90 minutes of free kids’ outdoor yoga classes Sunday mornings throughout the Summer. Each Sunday morning, two family-oriented free outdoor yoga classes will be led by the most dynamic and popular family yoga instructors from the top studios in Toronto. The classes are 40 minutes in length. The first starts at 11:00am. The second class starts at 11:50am. The classes will be different each weekend, but the two classes each Sunday will be the same. These classes are weather dependent.

Summerlicious 2019
July 5 to July 21
Savour the fresh flavours of summer with delicious three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus at nearly 200 of Toronto’s favourite restaurants. Details, including participating restaurants and menus, will be announced on June 17, and reservations will open on June 20. For updates check https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/festivals-events/summerlicious/.

OssFest
Saturday, July 27
Nothing says summer more than street festivals in Toronto! For the fourth consecutive year, OssFest returns for a pedestrian take over of the Ossington Strip between Dundas St W and Queen St W. Beginning with a yoga class in the morning, followed by artisans and local businesses showcasing their goods all day.  They will have over 20 extended patios, music and entertainment programming all day and into the evening. OssFest is family friendly, dog friendly, and is a fantastic way to celebrate the neighbourhood and Toronto! 

"Union Summer" returns to Union Station
Daily until August 3, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Friday and Weekend hours may vary).
Union Summer returns in front of Union Station (65 Front St.) from Friday, May 31 to August 3. The event brings some of Toronto’s top chefs, musicians, film screenings and live performances to Union Station. For more details on programming and special events, visit: www.torontounion.ca/tdunionsummer.

Indulge at David Pecaut Square
Every Thursday until October, 8am - 2:30pm
David Pecaut Square (215 King St W)
Indulge features live music from Toronto-based musicians, fresh food and international flavours from a diverse group of food vendors, and locally grown produce from southern Ontario farmers. For a full list of vendors and performers, visit the Indulge web page.

New Monuments for New Cities exhibition
Ongoing to August 30
The Bentway (250 Fort York Blvd)
Five urban reuse projects that are part of the High Line Network have invited five of their local artists or artist groups to create proposals (in the form of posters) for new monuments. Each participating location is producing an exhibition of the resulting 25 artworks that is specific to their site. The Toronto exhibition at The Bentway runs until August 30. More information is available at The Bentway’s website.


Construction Map

To view an interactive map of current and upcoming construction projects throughout the city, please click here.


Get in Touch with Trustee Donaldson

Municipal Ward 10 (Spadina-Fort York) is now part of TDSB Ward 9, Davenport and Spadina-Fort York. Stephanie Donaldson is the School Board Trustee for TDSB Ward 9. Get in touch with her here.


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