Alcohol in Parks at Sorauren Park


The City’s Alcohol in Parks Program allows individuals aged 19 and older to responsibly bring and enjoy their own alcohol in designated City parks.

After a successful pilot project, City Council voted last month to approve the permanent Alcohol in Parks Program and expand the program to include at least one park in each City ward. 

Sorauren Park was recommended by Parks, Forestry, and Recreation (PFR) staff to be Ward 4’s designated park to join the Alcohol in Parks program.

To ensure that the community is engaged as part of this process, I met with Friends of Sorauren Park and hosted a virtual community meeting on Tuesday, May 21. The community meeting was an opportunity for residents in the Sorauren Park area to learn more about the Alcohol in Parks Program and how it will be implemented at Sorauren Park. 

More information about the Alcohol in Parks Program is also available at

The next step will be to add Sorauren Park to the program at the upcoming June 26-28, 2024, City Council meeting.

In the interim, if you have any questions or comments about this process, please do not hesitate to contact my office.



  • Public Consultations for Expanded Free Public Wi-Fi Strategy

  • Reminder: 1337-1355 King St. West - Community Consultation Meeting, June 4th 

  • Reminder: Registration for Summer Recreation Programs Opens June 4 & 5
  • Travel Training Program for Wheel-Trans Customers

Public Consultations for Expanded Free Public Wi-Fi Strategy

Beginning Thursday, May 30, the City of Toronto will hold a series of public consultations to inform an expanded Free Public Wi-Fi Strategy based on considerations including how residents use free public Wi-Fi, which City spaces could benefit from it, steps the City can take to enhance the experience of getting online and ways to monitor quality and identify areas for improvement. In addition to public consultations, the City is working with community organizations across Toronto to facilitate in-depth discussions with people with lived experience in the digital divide.


Virtual consultations will be held on:

  • Thursday, May 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 18, from 1 to 2 p.m.

In-person consultations will be held on:

  • Tuesday, June 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Driftwood Community Recreation Centre, 4401 Jane St.
  • Thursday, June 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Heron Park Community Centre, 292 Manse Rd.

Participants have the option to join virtual consultations by phone. More information about timing, locations and dial-in details for virtual consultations can be found on the City’s website.

Reminder: 1337-1355 King St. West - Community Consultation Meeting - June 4th

An Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Application has been submitted for 1337-1355 King Street West.

The application proposes a 10-storey residential building with 92 affordable rental housing units including 10 rental replacement units. A total of 8 vehicular parking spaces are proposed with access from Dunn Avenue.  The existing Phoenix Place apartment building (1355 King St W) will be fully retained on the site.  

To allow you to learn more about the application, ask questions, and gather feedback, City Planning will be holding a Community Meeting on Tuesday, June 4, 2024.

This meeting will be in-person AND on-line. The meeting will include presentations from both City Planning staff and the applicant, followed by a Q&A period to allow for discussion. The in-person will begin with an Open House.

In-person: Tuesday, June 4, 2024     6-8 PM

The meeting will be held in the Phoenix Place Basement, 1355 King St. West

  • 6-7 PM: In-Person Open House
  • 7-8 PM: In-Person & Online Presentations and Q&A


On-line: Tuesday, June 4, 2024     7-8 PM

Register to attend online community meeting at:

An in-person and online presentation and a Q and A will take place from 7-8 PM.

More information is also available in the notice below. Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday, June 4th.

Reminder: Registration for Summer Recreation Programs Opens June 4 & 5

The City of Toronto’s summer recreation programs open for registration on Tuesday, June 4 (Etobicoke York and Toronto East York) and Wednesday, June 5 (North York and Scarborough).

With more than 9,300 courses in swimming, fitness, arts & more, there’s something for all ages, interests & skill levels. Register at

Travel Training Program for Wheel-Trans Customers

Wheel-Trans offers a free Travel Training program for all Wheel-Trans customers who want to learn how to travel safely and independently on the TTC’s accessible conventional transit (bus, streetcar and subway). The Travel Training specialist plans a personalized route, considering the accommodations the customer may need, and accompanies them on their journey.

Wheel-Trans customers can participate in the Travel Training program by emailing [email protected] or calling 416-472-2393.

For more information, visit the TTC Travel Training page.

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