January Update – Skating Party This Sunday, Yorkdale TTC Lot Update + more!

January Update – Skating Party This Sunday, Yorkdale TTC Lot Update + more!

1.19.2017 | News, Newsletters

Get Your Skates on this Sunday
Come join us this Sunday at Roding Community Centre for my skating party.

Sunday, January 22,
2:30pm-4:30pm
Roding Community Centre
600 Roding Street

Snacks and Hot chocolate provided. Don’t forget to bring your skates.

2017 Community Calendar
Click on Calendar to Download your own.

UPDATE: Yorkdale Commuter TTC Parking Lot
I recently had a productive meeting with Yorkdale property managers regarding the opening of the new TTC commuter lot at the mall. I have been informed that the new TTC commuter lot is on track to open in February, barring any complications. 1,010 spaces will be made available for TTC commuters on a first-come, first-serve basis. I will keep you updated on any progress or changes.

New KidsStop Children’s Corner at Library
I was proud to visit the new KidsStop children’s corner at Downsview Library. It has an aviation theme and promotes early childhood literacy through interactive learning experience. I was proud to secure the funding for this addition to our cherished library which will inspire young minds to love reading for many years.

Also check out an upcoming Downsview Library program:

Baby Time – 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Ongoing

Toddler Time – 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Ongoing

3D Printer Certification – Mon Jan 23, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Do You Know An Amazing Volunteer (Volunteer Toronto Legacy Awards)
Let Volunteer Toronto know about the great things they’ve done and they could receive a Volunteer Toronto Legacy Award! Each National Volunteer Week, Volunteer Toronto presents 25 of the city’s most exceptional volunteers with a Legacy Award to recognize their contributions to the community. Visit www.volunteertoronto.ca/legacyawards to find out more and nominate someone today! Nominations are being accepted until January 31st 2017.

Serve Your Community
More than 70 public members across 20 boards of City agencies and corporations are currently being sought by the City of Toronto. Skilled and experienced candidates to serve as directors on City boards and committees. Application deadlines will be updated regularly as new opportunities are announced. You can also sign up for our e-updates list to receive public appointments news right in your inbox. For more info and deadlines CLICK HERE

Subway Closed Jan. 21/22 (Downsview-St. George)
This weekend, January 21/22, subway service will be suspended on Line 1 between Downsview and St George stations for Automatic Train Control (ATC) testing and other maintenance work.

The New Green Bin Implementation Plan
Over the next 4 months, the City will phase in delivery of the new Green Bins beginning early this December. Yours will eventually come. If you have been missed but your neighbours have them already, set it out empty on your next collection day and it will be replaced or contact 311. New bins are animal-resistant, and larger!

Energy Retrofits at Arleta
The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) and Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) are working together to finance and implement $5.5 million energy efficiency upgrades at seven buildings, including 7 and 11 Arleta Ave. The retrofits will improve resident comfort in addition to reducing the buildings’ carbon emissions and energy consumption. Construction will be wrapping up this year – check out TowerWise Retrofit Project to learn more!

New Sewer Works for our Community
As part of Downsview’s ongoing renewal and sewer rehabilitation, here is a list of projects currently being started. Download the notice by clicking on the file.
Brady Cres from Whitbread Cres to Yatescastle Dr – Day Sewer relining and inspection
Markay St from Charrington Cres to Charrington Cres – Day Sewer relining and inspection
Sorrento Crt from Whitbread Cres to South End of Sorrento Crt – Day Sewer relining and inspection

IN THE NEWS: Downsview Park as Central Park
Expert Gardener Mark Cullen assesses Downsview Park’s potential as Toronto’s Central Park. An Idea I have been working towards for decades. Don’t let anyone confuse you, the remaining untouched green space at Downsview Park is at perpetual risk as long as it remains in the hands of the Canada Lands Company who continue to seek its sale and development. As green space in our community diminishes, we have to do everything in our power to preserve what we have left.  Worth reading. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE.

-Maria