All City Pools Now Fully Open For the Summer

Friends,

I’m happy to share that all City of Toronto outdoor pools and wading pools are now open full-time for the summer.

Outdoor leisure swimming at City pools is free for all ages and reservations are not required. Most of the City’s outdoor pools are open daily from noon to approximately 8 p.m. However, the hours of operations may vary slightly later in the season due to optimal visibility conditions for lifeguards.

The City also offers more than 140 splash and spray pads across Toronto, which operate daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and are activated with push-button features.

More information on all the City’s outdoor and indoor swim offerings is available on the City’s Swimming & Water Play webpage.

I am delighted that our City offers such a range of swimming and water play facilities to the public. I encourage you to explore and enjoy them this summer.  

Sincerely,

Gord

 

  • Learn about Subsidized Housing: Free in Person Workshops

  • Park User Notice: Construction to improve High Park Off-Leash Area (OLA)
  • Join the Young Ravine Leaders! LEAF: Free, Four-Part Ravine Training Program for Toronto Youth!

  • Reminder: Committee of Adjustment Application 1354-1360 Queen Street West and 8-14 Brock Avenue

  • Reminder: 1337-1355 King Street West - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment, and Rental Housing Demolition Applications - Decision Report - Approval

  • Upcoming construction along the West Toronto Railpath


Learn about Subsidized Housing: Free in Person Workshops

the Housing Secretariat has collaborated with Housing Help Centres and Toronto Public Library to offer free in person workshops at selected Toronto Public Library locations across the city.

Applicants can join a session to learn:

  • how to apply for subsidized housing
  • how to apply or sign-up an existing application through the MyAccesstoHousingTO website
  • how to manage their account

Applicants can reserve a seat at a session through online here or call the Application Support Centre at 416 338 8888.

The following sessions are scheduled in Parkdale-High Park 

Location: Parkdale Public Library, 1303 Queen Street

Dates & times:

July 10, 11am-1 pm, 2pm - 4pm    

July 17,  11am -1 pm, 2pm - 4pm            

July 24, 11am-1 pm, 2pm - 4pm    

July 31 11am-1 pm, 2pm - 4pm

 

 

 


Park User Notice: Construction to improve High Park Off-
Leash Area (OLA)


Join the Young Ravine Leaders! LEAF: Free, Four-Part Ravine Training Program for Toronto Youth!

Gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of Toronto’s ravine network while learning from and connecting with industry professionals through the Young Ravine Leaders (YRL)!

Toronto youth (18 – 29 years old) interested in ravine ecology, urban forestry and environmental stewardship are invited to apply to this free, online program. This program is open to all youth, but seeks to support those from Neighbourhood Improvement Areas and/or underrepresented groups within arboriculture and urban forestry.  YRL is organized by LEAF and funded by the City of Toronto.

Link: https://www.yourleaf.org/young-ravine-leaders 

Reminder: Committee of Adjustment Application 1354-1360 Queen Street West and 8-14 Brock Avenue

In August 2023, an application for rezoning proposing an 11-storey mixed use building was approved at the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) contingent on satisfaction of certain conditions.

The applicant has now filed an application to alter the development standards for the 11-storey mixed-use building by increasing the height from 39 m to 40m, reducing the terracing setbacks fronting Abbs Street and Brock Avenue, increasing the total gross floor area, increasing the residential gross floor area, and reducing the indoor and outdoor amenity space. This building will provide a total of 222 residential

dwelling units, as well as non-residential spaces (to be located on the ground floor).

This alteration requires a Committee of Adjustment Minor variance. The site still requires Site Plan application approval.

The Committee of Adjustment Minor Variance request will be heard on Wednesday, July 10th.

As Councillor Perks appoints citizens to the Committee of Adjustment to make decisions on minor variances and, on the advice of the Integrity Commissioner, Councillor Perks cannot attempt to influence a member's decision on an application. He does not communicate with the panel members at committee or through written comment about the application.

The Committee of Adjustment process does offer an opportunity for the public to participate in the process. Community members have an opportunity to comment on the application at the virtual Committee of Adjustment hearing.

The Public Notice with requested variances and details on how to view and/or participate, is below.


Reminder: 1337-1355 King Street West - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment, and Rental Housing Demolition Applications - Decision Report - Approval

On July 10th, 2024, Toronto and East York Community Council will consider TE15.2 - 1337-1355 King Street West - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment, and Rental Housing Demolition Applications - Decision Report - Approval

The application proposes to permit a 10 storey residential building consisting of 92 affordable housing units, including 10 rental replacement units at 1337-1355 King Street West.  The existing 11 storey “Phoenix Place” apartment building and Parkdale United Church at 1355 King Street West will be fully retained on the site.

 

This Staff Report recommends approval of this application and approval of a Rental Housing Demolition application. This includes a Tenant Relocation and Assistance Plan that addresses the right for existing tenants to return to rental replacement dwelling units at a similar rent, and interim accommodation for the duration of the construction period.

 

The staff Report is available for review at: https://secure.toronto.ca/council/agenda-item.do?item=2024.TE15.2

Further, information submitted to the City by the applicant is available for your review on the City's Application Information Centre at: https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/planning-development/application-details/?id=5431268&pid=155209

I am proud to voice my support for this application and will recommend approval of this staff report.

This item will be heard on July 10th after 10 AM.

You can register to speak or provide written comment through [email protected].

For further information on this or any other Ward 4 or city-related matter, go to www.gordperks.ca or contact my office at [email protected].


Upcoming construction along the West Toronto Railpath

Metrolinx has advised that work will be starting on the construction of a new park at the west end of Ernest Avenue.

Starting as early as July 8, 2024, the Railpath will be closed just south of Wallace Ave to Ernest Ave for approximately ten weeks for park construction. Workers will be installing underground irrigation lines, light poles, and concrete paving. This will be followed by landscaping, topsoil and planting. Access to Bloor GO Station will be maintained at all times. Railpath users can detour from Wallace or Ernest Ave to Elsie Lane, to bypass the closure.

The majority of work will take place between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. Work will be conducted as quickly and efficiently as possible to minimize disturbances, but residents and businesses near the rail corridor can expect to hear noise caused by trucks, equipment, and machinery.

Please see the below notice. Please keep in mind that the schedule is subject to change based on factors like weather conditions.

For the latest updates Metrolinx updates, you can subscribe to their Toronto West Newsletter.


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