Snow survival tips, Season of Giving and more

Snow survival tips, Season of Giving and more

12.03.2015 | News, Newsletters

Word of Precaution
Some debris, potentially harmful to cars/feet are being found curbside in our community. Given leaves and snow may obscure objects this season, make sure to keep your eyes open as you park/step.VIDEO: Flood Damage Repaired in Downsview
During the July 2013 storm, the homes of Whitburn Crescent and Jennifer Court experienced extreme erosion. Parts of backyards fell into the ravine behind the homes. WATCH THIS VIDEO by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) staff of how the repairs took place. As Chair of the TRCA I am extremely proud of the work done to help protect these homes. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Remembrance Day 2015
Downsview’s Annual Remembrance Day ceremony took place at Downsview Memorial Parkette. See photos from the ceremony here.

December Blood Drive in Downsview
During this holiday season it is important to give to those in need. There is no greater gift than life and you can help give it by attending the upcoming blood donation clinic in Downsview. Because we are so busy this season it is easy to forget, so mark it in your calendar.

St. Philip Neri Blood Donor Clinic
Monday, December 28
2100 Jane Street
3 pm – 7 pm

You can also book an appointment by calling 1-888-2-DONATE or through your phone anytime using this new handy APP for IPHONE or ANDROID

Parking Matters
Since the opening of our brand new Hospital, parking challenges are being constantly monitored and we will issue adjustments as necessary. If you see Parking related issues in our community, Julie Russell, who is our area parking supervisor encourages you to contact 416-808-2222 day or night to dispatch an enforcement officer.

Here Comes The Snow!
Check out THESE snow survival tips from City of Toronto’s Transportation Division. When it does snow, click here to learn what to expect when it comes to clearing.

Downsview Public Library December Programs
The Downsview Public Library has 3 new programs for December that you can check out. Click below for more info.

Stories from the East
Hour of Code: Star Wars Edition
Alternative Gift Fair

Old Hydro Poles Being Removed
Toronto Hydro in the process of removing old Hydro poles. Toronto Hydro informs us that they are “in the middle of the biggest capital upgrade in decades and has plans to invest $2.5 billion in its aging overhead and underground infrastructure over the next five years. While we try to minimize unnecessary disruptions, we appreciate your patience during this process.”

They go on to say that about 120 days is the time given to complete the removal of the old poles. If you have one near your property that bothers you, it will likely be removed in the spring. Sit tight!

2015 Holiday Wish List – Helping Our Vulnerable
If you are looking for ways to help people who are homeless and vulnerable this holiday season, CLICK THIS LINK to see some some suggestions from the community agencies that serve our City’s most vulnerable. Lend a hand and help.

Food Bank Donations Needed

Second Harvest Needs Your Help
Second Harvest is the largest food rescue program in Canada. Since 1985, Second Harvest has been picking up donated, surplus food, which would otherwise go to waste, and delivering that food to community agencies in Toronto. Make a donation to Second Harvest in honour of a loved one. Whatever your budget, there’s a way you can lend your support to Second Harvest this holiday season. CLICK HERE TO HELP with funds, food, or to lend your time.

2016 Toronto Tree Portraits Calendar
Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation is the official funding partner for the City’s Parks, Forestry & Recreation Division. Their annual 2016 Toronto Tree Portraits Calendar is now available for sale, and proceeds from the sale support the activities of the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation. CLICK HERE TO BUY.

Happy Holidays
From my family to yours, I wish you a wonderful and safe holiday season.