Downsview Library Getting Extended Hours
Effective September 8, 2015, new hours will be added on Monday mornings from 9 am -12:30 pm. The branch will close at 5 pm on Fridays rather than 5:30.
In Photos – Our Newest Park – Ridge Road Park Grand Opening
In June, Downsview opened its newest park on Ridge Road and the community celebrated. CLICK HERE TO SEE PICS.
In Photos – Roding Park BBQ & Neighbourhood Watch Celebration
The Roding Neighbourhood Watch Association held a BBQ to bring the community together. Hundreds gathered for good food, good fun, and to help multiple good causes. CLICK HERE TO SEE PICS.
Anthony Road Park Construction
Downsview’s newest park is currently under construction and expected to be completed this fall. Go check it out!
Downsview Park – Make your vote count
As you know, we are now in the middle of Canada’s 42nd Federal election. This fall, you will be asked to cast your ballot and choose someone who will represent Downsview’s interests at the Federal level. As you know the sale and development of Downsview Park is one of our most important issues.
The Federal Government has not delivered on its repeated promise to “hold [the Park] in perpetuity and in trust primarily as a unique urban recreational green space for the enjoyment of future generations.” Instead it began parceling off the land and selling each to the highest bidding developer bringing in up to 30,000 new residents and 10,000 new apartment units to our neighbourhood.
I, along side many of you, have been standing up for the Downsview Lands for almost 20 years. Now is the time to make our voices heard. I implore you, as Federal Candidates come to your door, ask them whether they will fight to keep our Park land. Anything but an unequivocal YES should cause you to think.
If Ottawa will not listen to us, we will take our voices to the ballot box.
For more information, visit www.setdownsviewfree.com
AAA Vacuum Celebrates its 40th anniversary.
On Saturday October 10, AAA Vacuum will celebrate its 40th Anniversary. Cake, coffee and pizza will be available as well as free giveaways and prizes. Family owned and operated, AAA Vacuum has been a staple and great community partner in Downsview for decades. Come out and celebrate. Check out the poster here.
Our New Hospital is Opening Soon
The Hospital is almost complete. At 6 a.m. on October 18, 2015, the new Humber River Hospital will open its doors to patients and families for the first time. Check out this video here to see what the Hospital has to offer or just stroll over to have a look.
Ottawa refuses to surrender the Old Port to Montreal – Downsview Park is not the only property the Federal Government is cashing out on.
Read this (translated) article from La Presse in Montreal to understand how Downsview Park isn’t the only land in Canada being used as a cash cow.
Help Govern Our City
Part of governing our City involves citizen members to be part of our boards of governance. You can be part of many Boards, Agencies and Commissions.
Below are four exciting board opportunities are available to apply to.
BUILD TORONTO Board – Application deadline is Monday, September 21, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. (extended from September 14, 2015)
Civic Theatres Toronto Board – Application deadline is Monday, October 5, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. (extended from September 14, 2015)
Toronto Community Housing Corporation Board – Application deadline is Monday, October 5, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
Toronto Hydro Board – Application deadline is Monday, October 5, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
To apply for any of these Boards, please visit HERE and complete the online application process.
Recent Developments and Changes
As always you can get the latest info on Downsview’s most recent developments and changes at my website here.