My Yearly Newsletter In Digital Format

+ information on advance voting


By now, my yearly newsletter has been delivered to most of the residents of Ward 4, Parkdale  High Park. This newsletter provides you with a summary of the work my office has been doing and highlights key City and community issues. In case you missed the physical newsletter, I am sharing a digital copy with you below.

Should you have comments or questions, please feel free to contact my office by email at [email protected] or by phone at 416-392-7919 to share your feedback.




In this week's newsletter:
  • Advance voting starts today until June 13
  • Development Applications
    • 2400-2440 Dundas St W
    • 1266 Queen St West
  • City's programming adjusted due to Air Quality

Advance Voting began today

Advance voting for Toronto’s 2023 by-election for mayor began today, Thursday, June 8, and will run for six consecutive days until Tuesday, June 13.

Unique for this by-election, eligible voters can cast their ballot at any of the 50 advance voting locations between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. A map of all advance voting locations is available on the Toronto Elections Advance Vote web page.

On election day, Monday, June 26, voters must vote at their designated location.

Voters can visit MyVote to:
• Learn where and when to vote
• Find out if they are on the voters’ list
• View, download or print their Voter Information Card (if on the voters’ list)
• See the list of candidates running
• Find their ward and map
• Find accessibility information about their voting location
• Review a sample of the ballot

What to take to the voting place
Voters are reminded to bring identification that shows their name and qualifying Toronto address and their Voter Information Card (VIC) when they go to vote. A VIC is not required to vote, but the VIC does provide information about when and where to vote and will contribute to a more efficient voting experience.

A list of acceptable identification is available on the Toronto Elections Voter Information webpage .

Accessibility for advance vote
A Voter Assist Terminal is available at all advance vote locations to enable voters with disabilities to mark their ballot privately and independently. The Voter Assist Terminal includes features such as a touch screen, audio function, braille keypad, sip/puff tube device, rocker paddle/foot switch and zoom features to adjust font sizes and colour contrast. If an eligible voter requires the use of a Voter Assist Terminal on election day and one is not located at their designated voting location, they can request to have their ballot transferred by calling 416-338-1111, press 6.

More information about Toronto’s 2023 by-election for mayor is available on the Toronto Elections webpage .


Re-zoning application submitted for 2400-2440 Dundas St W.

A Re-zoning application has been submitted for 2400-2440 Dundas St W. (Current site of FreshCo/Shoppers Drug Mart, east side of Dundas St West at Chelsea)

The application proposes two mixed buildings comprised of three towers 18, 25, and 36-storeys in height. The proposal will include retail space, grocery store space, live-work units, core employment uses and a total of 873 dwelling units. A centrally located privately owned open space (POPS) is proposed facing Dundas Street West and a connection to the GO/UP Station pickup/drop off area will be provided to the south.
Information submitted to the City by the applicant is available for your review under 'supporting Documents' on the City's Application Information Centre at: .

To allow you to learn more about the application, ask questions, and gather feedback, City Planning will be holding a Virtual Community Meeting on Tuesday, June 20th, 2023, from 6 - 8 PM.

Register to attend the virtual community meeting at:

I will chair the meeting, which includes presentations from both City Planning staff and the applicant, followed by a Q&A period to allow for discussion.

To register for the meeting, visit the City Planning Engagement Website at .    More information is also available in the attached document.

Looking forward to seeing you online.



Re-zoning application submitted for 1266 Queen St W.

My office has been advised that a rezoning application has been filed for 1266 Queen St West (at Noble) proposing a 25-storey, mixed-use building with 430 Bike parking spaces and 35 vehicle parking spaces.

The application for Rezoning and Site Plan has been deemed complete. City Planning staff are in the process of beginning a review of this application.

There will be community consultation on this application in the coming months.

Information submitted to the City by the applicant is available for your review under 'supporting Documents' on the City's Application Information Centre at .

Our office will continue to update the community as information becomes available.

Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions or comments.


City's adjustments to programming due to Air Quality

The City of Toronto is adjusting some programming in response to the ongoing Special Air Quality Statement in effect for Toronto. While most City services are continuing uninterrupted, there are changes to City-run daycare operations and cancellations of some recreation and cultural programming.

With the poor air quality caused by smoke plumes from Quebec and northeastern Ontario forest fires expected to continue into the weekend, residents registered or planning to take part in City programming, particularly outdoor activities, are encouraged to check the City’s website for the latest updates on program changes. Advice on how people can protect their health and the health of loved ones can be found on the Government of Canada’s Air Quality Health Index webpage .

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