Pumpkin Parade, Haunted Mansion, New Downsview Mural + more!

Pumpkin Parade, Haunted Mansion, New Downsview Mural + more!

10.08.2016 | News, Newsletters

Mossie Park Pumpkin Parade
Showcase the jack-o’-lantern you worked so hard on at the 1st annual de Havilland ‘Mossie’ Park Pumpkin Parade.
Come Dressed up.
Bring your Pumpkin.

Tuesday November 1
6:00pm-7:00pm
Mossie Park, 111 Anthony Road.

Win a prize for:Best Costume
Best Jack-O- Lantern
Every child in costume gets a prize!

Ancaster Community Centre Haunted Mansion
Every year the Ancaster Community Centre in Downsview is transformed into a magical place for children to celebrate Halloween. Come dressed up and trick or treat through the haunted mansion.
2:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday October 30
Ancaster Community Centre

Wilson Pillars – Wilson/Allen Underpass Mural Unveiling
Downsview’s latest beautification effort will be unveiled at the Wilson Allen Underpass. This beautiful mural by Shalak Attack, a globally acclaimed Toronto-based artist. This project is part of StART UP Toronto, a program that commissions artists for beautiful mural projects on our streets.

Thursday October 27 at 4PM
Meet at the south side, west end of the Wilson Avenue underpass at Wilson TTC Station

Pizza will be generously donated by Pizza Pizza!
For more Information Contact: streetart@toronto.ca

Bridge into Downsview Park
At North York Community Council, I moved a motion that will see our cycling and walkway infrastructure upgraded. Specifically, I am pushing for a walkway and bike path over the rail corridor which will give enhanced access to Downsview Park.
Read more on the Item here.

VIDEO: Rail Deck Park? Why Not Downsview Park?
At Council this week, I made the case that if the City is looking to spend $1 billion on a rail deck park, the City should also invest in preserving the green space at Downsview Park.
Watch the video here.

VIDEO: Roding Park Safety
At our Planning and Growth Committee last month, the issue of safety at Roding Park was addressed. As a result, a few initiatives will be coming forward soon.
Watch the short video clip for more info.

Take The Dogs in Toronto Survey
The City of Toronto is proposing changes to toughen by-laws around dog ownership in Toronto. They would like your input, whether you own a dog or not.
Take the survey here.

Changes to some of Downsview’s Major Roads – Public Event
The Downsview Major Roads Environmental Assessment event will highlight some changes happening in and around the Downsview Park area to some major roads.

Wed October 26
5pm – 8pm
Downsview Park Community Engagement Hub
70 Canuck Avenue, suite 102.

Downsview Library’s Programs for the Month
Many programs happening at Downsview Public Library in October.

Artist in Residence Steelpan Concert
iNavigate – road safety workshop for seniors
Falls prevention – how to prevent accidental falls in your home
Alzheimer?s Disease: Early Diagnosis, Treatment and why Clinical Trials matter
Power Tools – Toronto Tool Library – Home Repair Series
Heritage Trees – Preserving Our Natural Roots

Black Creek Pioneer Village Ghost Walk
On the evenings of Saturday October 15th, 22nd, and 29th, 2016, Black Creek Pioneer Village dares you to experience a ghostly Victorian village on one of three terrifying tours:
The Haunted Walk Experience with Haunted Walks Toronto “NEW”,
Tales & Ales,
Death & Dying

CLICK HERE for more scary info!

Downsview Dells Bridge and Pathways Rehab Project
Downsview Dells is getting some work done. Specifically, work of rehabilitating the bridge and pathways at Downsview Dells Park has commenced as of last week. Work is scheduled for 12 weeks of construction, weather pending. Signs have been installed at varying entry points to the park to notify park patrons of the current construction.

Work includes upgrading of the current approach pathways, fixing unevenness and steep areas,  and a new galvanized steel bridge upstream from the original bridge location.

Discover the Heritage of Downsview Park
Heritage Toronto and Canada Lands Company invite you to explore and learn about the rich heritage of the Downsview Lands and its history as an aircraft manufacturing facility and military base.

Saturday October 22
1:30-3:30PM
70 Canuck Drive

RSVP at heritagetoronto.org or at 416-338-1339
Website for the Walk.

OMB Reform Coming
The province is reviewing the OMB and wants your input. As you know, I have been pushing for Toronto to leave the OMB because of the decisions this unelected body it imposes on our communities. This is a positive step and you should make your voice heard.

Some possible changes may include:
-Allow for more meaningful and affordable public participation
-Give more weight to local and provincial decisions and support alternative ways to settle disputes
-Bring fewer municipal and provincial decisions to the OMB
-Support clearer and more predictable decision making
To Participate, in person or online. Click Here.
Read more here.

Landlord Licensing – Your Input Needed
The survey will collect feedback on the living conditions in rental apartment buildings and how the City of Toronto should improve those conditions.
Complete the Survey Here
More info.

Happy Thanksgiving!
-Maria