Community Environment Days & Earth Month Activities


April is Earth Month and I am pleased that the City is hosting a variety of activities to support Torontonians who are taking action to help steward our environment.  

City staff are leading Toronto’s annual spring cleanup from April 19 to 22 as part of the Clean Toronto Together program. Co-workers, neighbourhood groups, and families are encouraged to join a Community Cleanup or register their own cleanup. You can learn more on the City’s Clean Toronto Together webpage.

Toronto History Museums are offering a range of new programming this year that explores sustainability and how humans interact with the environment. The new programming includes free weekend activities, workshops and virtual panel discussions that focus on nature, sustainability, refashioning, and urban farming. You can learn more about Toronto History Museums Earth Month programming here.

April also marks the return of Community Environment Days. This program helps reduce the amount of reusable or recyclable waste going to landfill and allows for safe disposal of electronic and household hazardous waste. Residents attending Community Environment Days are invited to pick up free leaf compost, while supplies last! Learn more about the type of items you can donate for reuse and items you can drop-off for proper disposal at the Community Environment Days webpage.

Ward 4 is hosting our first Community Environment Day of the year at Sorauren Park (50 Wabash Avenue) on Saturday April 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Ward 4 residents are also invited to pick up free leaf loose compost at Compost Days taking place in our ward in April. The compost is created from the yard waste and organic materials collected at the curb. Please bring your own shovels and containers for collecting the compost.

More information about Ward 4 Community Environment Days and Compost Days is included below in this newsletter.  

As for the April City Council Meeting taking place this week, key items being considered include City of Toronto’s support for a National School Food Program and immediate actions to address the administration of the Vacant Home Tax. You can review the full April City Council Meeting at City Council - Meeting 17 - TMMIS (

I encourage you to get involved with the many environmental activities and events taking place in our community this month. As always don’t hesitate to reach out to my office if we can be of support.


  • Cherry Blossoms at High Park

  • Ward 4 Environment and Compost Days
  • 1930-1938 Bloor St W and 3, 4 & 21 Quebec Ave Community Meeting

  • Road Closure Notice - Exhibition Place - Saturday April 20

  • Add Councillor Perks to your Facebook group!
  • Junction Residents' Association Community Clean Up
  • Community Event: How to Save Money and Energy with Home Retrofits

Cherry Blossoms at High Park

The City is expecting that the cherry blossoms in High Park will reach peak bloom on Monday, April 22. Once open, flowers typically last from 4-10 days, depending on weather conditions.

To help manage the volume of visitors to High Park, vehicle access and parking inside High Park will be restricted starting on April 22 for the duration of peak bloom, with the exception of TTC Wheel-Trans vehicles. 

There are more than a dozen locations across Toronto where cherry blossoms can be enjoyed, many of which are easily accessible by public transit. More information including a map of locations and accessibility information is available on the City’s Cherry Blossoms webpage.

Ward 4 Environment  and Compost Days!

1930-1938 Bloor St W and 3, 4 & 21 Quebec Ave Community Meeting

The City has received a Zoning By-law Amendment application for 1930 - 1938 Bloor St W and 3, 5 & 21 Quebec Ave. As a result, City Planning has scheduled a virtual Community Consultation Meeting for the evening of Tuesday, April 30th at 6pm.

A proposal has been submitted to redevelop this space into a 17-storey mixed-use building with retail on the ground floor, containing 144 residential units (including 12 rental replacement units), 29 bike parking spaces, and 63 vehicle parking spaces.

This meeting, consisting of presentations by City Planning and the developer, followed by a Q&A session, will allow you to view the proposal and share your thoughts.

Councillor Perks, City Planning staff, and the applicant will be in attendance to help answer any questions that may arise.

Information on how to register for the meeting will be available in next week’s newsletter.

Further information on the project and what is being proposed can be found on the City's Application Information Centre:


 Road Closure Notice: Exhibition Grounds, Saturday, April 20

Please see the attached Road Closure Plan for Saturday April 20th for Exhibition Place and a TFC Match at BMO Field.  This plan will impact Vehicle Traffic; however, this should not impact Pedestrians & Cyclists. 

Expect heavy traffic congestion in and around Exhibition Place. Parking will also be in high demand.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with our office.

Add Councillor Perks to Your Facebook Group!

Are you part of a neighbourhood/community Facebook group? Let our office know by responding to this email so that we can join and post relevant updates and share our weekly e-newsletter. Please include a link to the group and the administrator’s contact information if possible.

Junction Residents' Association Community Clean Up

Swansea Town Hall Event: How to Save Money & Energy With Home Retrofits

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