Downsview’s Annual Remembrance Day
Every November 11 at 11am, we hold our annual Remembrance Day ceremony in Downsview. Reverend Susan Howard from Downsview United Church will preside over the prayer service as is tradition.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
At Downsview Memorial Parkette (click for map)
(northeast corner of Keele and Wilson)
Please Slow Down Lawn Signs
Toronto’s Transportation Services rolled out its new “Please Slow Down” lawn signs this month as part of a $40,000-Fall Safety Awareness Campaign. Pedestrian safety remains a central focus for Downsview. You’re encouraged to get one of these free lawn signs to help remind others of the importance of slowing down.
Call me if you want one of these signs. 416-392-4021 or email me by clicking here.
Downsview Public Library is home to one of Toronto’s Tool Libraries. What is a tool library? Well, you can check out a tool to finish that home DIY project just like you would check out a book. Make sure to check it out, literally. Click here for a video of how it works. For more info click here.
Fall Downsview Library Programs
Programs are as follows:
Your Life as a Poem: Newcomer Writing Workshop
9:30 a.m.-10:20 a.m – Tue Oct 13, Tue Nov 10, Tue Dec 01
Creative Writing: Your Life in Four Pages
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. – Every Thurs from Oct 01 to Dec 03
Writing Workshop for Adults
6:00 p.m.-6:50 p.m. – Every Tues from Sept 29-Nov 03
Public Speaking for Teens
5:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. – Every Tues from Sept 29-Nov 03
Tween Public Speaking/Oral presentations
4:00 p.m.-4:50 p.m. – Oct 01, 08, 15, Nov 05, 12 19
Teen Writing Workshop
4:00 p.m.-4:50 p.m. – Every Tues from Sept 29-Nov 03
Public Speaking for Children
3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. – Every Wed from Sep 30 to Nov 11
9:30 a.m.-10:20 a.m. – Oct 03, Nov 14, Dec 05
Children’s Writing Workshop
3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. – Oct 01, 08, 15, 22, Nov 05, 12
Holocaust Education Week: In Conversation with a Holocaust Survivor
More info available at www.tinyurl.com/DownsviewLibraryPrograms
New Shops Planned by Wilson Subway Station
A new series of shops is being built beside Wilson subway station at the corner of Billy Bishop Way and Wilson Ave. The new development will feature Pier One and several other retailers. Additionally, the developer is looking for specialty users, service, café and restaurant tenants. For more information you can check out Build Toronto’s website on the project.
GO Service Expansion Through Downsview
GO service is expanding in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area. This means electric trains running every 15 minutes or better, all day and in both directions on our rail lines. As part of this work, GO is beginning to assess the impacts of adding additional track to the Barrie GO rail corridor which runs through our community of Downsview.
So GO is hosting a public meeting to answer some early questions, give an overview of their plan, and get feedback.
Tuesday, November 17
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
York Civic Centre
2700 Eglinton Ave. W.
The City’s Cultural Hotspot is Coming to North York
Are you an artist, part of a collective, or part of a community organization with an arts component? You can be part of the City’s Cultural Hotspot coming to North York. Hotspots are City-assisted programs that celebrates local culture, heritage, creativity, business and community with special events, festivals and art happenings in a local area. Hotspots also aim to grow creative capacity in the area with workshops, courses, youth engagement, employment and legacy projects. The search is on for 2016 and you can take part. The Hotspot will run from May to October 2016. Check out the Hotspot that came to Etobicoke as an example of what to expect. Get in touch with my office by clicking here.
Part of a Sports Group? Toronto Sports Council
The Toronto Sports Council promotes active involvement in sport and physical recreation and provides a network for sport organizations to share experiences and resources. On Sat, November 14th, 2015 the TSC is hosting its 6th Fall Workshop and wants you to participate. Part of a sports or recreation group? Generally interested in helping residents pursue a healthy, active lifestyle in our city? CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter.
It is getting colder out. That means you need to make sure you don’t get frozen pipes. Check out this handy Frozen Pipes Prevention Guide to keep on top of your pipes this winter.
Downsview 8k/5k Race
On Sunday November 15, the Excel Running Series is coming to Downsview. You can participate by clicking here.
New Downsview Federal Member of Parliament
Downsview has a new Federal Member of Parliament, Michael Levitt. Given the recent election, there is currently no constituency contact information for Mr. Levitt, but when there is we will keep you updated. His twitter is available here. His Facebook is available here.