Spring 2018 E-Newsletter

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Spring 2018 eNewsletter
Dear Friends and Neighbours,
 
It's been a productive winter in Ward 25 and our team is ready to hit the ground running this spring season.
 
In February, I hosted a ward-wide community safety meeting at the Lawrence Park Community Church to address residents' concerns about crime and safety in their neighbourhoods. Over 300 Ward 25-ers attended the event, along with several senior police officials, including Chief Mark Saunders and Superintendent Rob Johnson, of the 32 and 33 Division. Chief Saunders outlined the long-term police modernization strategy, while representatives from the three police divisions in Ward 25 specifically addressed tactical approaches to crime prevention in our neighbourhoods.  

It has been an exceptionally active winter for development in the City of Toronto. If you have been following planning in Ward 25, you will be happy to hear that the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) reform passed by the Provincial Legislature in December will officially come into effect on April 3, 2018. As of this date, development appeals will be directed to the new Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT), a true appeal body with limited power to overturn municipal decisions. In recent months, the City has received a flood of planning applications and OMB appeals as an unfortunate by-product of this prolonged transition. You can read more about the current status of active applications in the Development Updates section of this newsletter.

In addition to planning reform, this year's spring thaw will also be accompanied by a number of exciting local events. A special date to note is my annual Community Environment Day, which will be held on Saturday, May 5 at York Mills Collegiate. This event is a great way to kick off the spring cleaning season by discarding your forgotten household items, including used electronics, propane tanks, batteries, and sporting goods. For more information, check out the Events section of this newsletter.
 
Thank you for your engagement and support over this long and snowy winter season. I am looking forward to warmer weather and the opportunity to resume working on the beautification of our parks and green spaces.
 
As always, please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns. You can send me an email at Councillor_Robinson@toronto.ca or give me a call at (416) 395-6408.
 
I look forward to hearing from you!

Warm regards,
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Ward 25 Crime and Safety Meeting
Over the past few months, I've been contacted by several neighbours concerned about crime and safety in Ward 25. Toronto is currently ranked the safest city in North America, but I want to ensure that residents continue to feel safe and secure in our neighbourhoods. For this reason, I organized a forum to address local incidents and learn more about the long-term action plan for the Toronto Police Service (TPS).
 
More than 300 residents gathered at the Lawrence Park Community Church in February to voice their concerns to the TPS officials in attendance, including Chief Mark Saunders, Superintendent Rob Johnson, of the 32 and 33 Division, and senior officials from the 53 Division.  
 
Chief Saunders highlighted the new strategy to modernize policing in the City of Toronto. For example, TPS division boundaries are currently being reconfigured to align with neighbourhoods and streamline resources. In Ward 25, the divisions bordering Bayview Avenue will be consolidated to better serve our community.
 
The overarching concern expressed by the neighbours during the concluding question period was the high number of break-and-enters in Ward 25. In response, TPS officials suggested several preventative tips and strategies, including:
  • Make your home look "lived in" while you are away for an extended period of time by:
    • arranging for a neighbour to park in your empty driveway;
    • using timers to maintain normal lighting patterns;
    • temporarily halting mail delivery; 
    • asking a neighbour to put a garbage bin in front of your house on collection day. 
  • Contact your respective divisional Crime Prevention Officers for assistance in developing a customized home security strategy. You can find your local police division contact, here.
Above all, the TPS representatives emphasized the importance of community cooperation and reiterated their commitment to proactive policing in our neighbourhoods. I would encourage you to report any suspicious activity you observe, as the police use reporting data to direct resources.
 
All non-emergency situations and suspicious activity can be reported to 416-808-222, or online
 
I was pleased to host a community safety meeting with Toronto Police officials, including Chief Saunders, to discuss local policing initiatives with Ward 25 residents. 
Transitioning to Post-OMB Planning in Ward 25
A new release from the Provincial government indicates that the oppressive reign of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) over development in the City of Toronto is finally drawing to a close. At the end of February, the Province announced that Bill 139, the planning reform passed by the Legislature in December, will come into effect on April 3, 2018.
 
As many of you are aware, I have been a vocal opponent of the OMB throughout my tenure as a City Councillor. From the townhouses on Bayview to the towers at Yonge and Eglinton, most of the development applications in Ward 25 have been appealed to and approved by this unelected, unaccountable body. On that note, I am pleased to report that any application received by the City after December 12, 2017 will be considered by the new Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT), a true appeal body with limited power to overrule municipal decisions. Development applications received before December 12 must be appealed by the April 3 proclamation date to be heard by the OMB in its current form.

Unfortunately, the Province's transition plan also includes a provision stating that all decisions appealed before December 12, 2017 will continue to be heard by the existing OMB. As of December 2017, approximately 140 applications had already been appealed to the OMB since the reforms were first announced in the Spring, while only 50 applications were appealed in the same period in 2016. This exponentially increasing volume of appeals has created a significant backlog in the current OMB system that may take years to work through. While we have made significant progress, Toronto is not yet free from the OMB's oppressive presence in our planning processes. The proclamation of Bill 139 is unfortunately too little, too late for many Ward 25 neighbourhoods.    
 
That being said, Bill 139--the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act--will amend the Planning Act and enact new legislation aimed at giving communities a stronger voice in the planning process. The new LPAT will only hear appeals of municipal decisions that do not follow provincial policies or Toronto's Official Plan. "De novo" hearings, or hearings started anew without reference to earlier decisions, will be virtually eliminated. Bill 139 will also prevent amendments to new Secondary Plans for two years, unless supported by City Council. These policies will allow planners to develop long-term and sustainable plans for the City without the looming threat of OMB appeal.
 
Under the new system, the timeline for City Council to make a decision on Official Plan amendments will be extended from 180 to 210 days after submission. Zoning by-law amendments will be similarly extended from 120 to 150 days, unless accompanied by an Official Plan amendment, in which case they will also be subject to the 210-day limit. This means that Planners will have more time to review applications and report to City Council, which will prevent developers from circumventing the planning process and appealing to the OMB before Council has an opportunity to make a decision.  
 
Bill 139 also includes an act to establish Local Planning Appeal Support Centres, which will provide legal and planning assistance to residents in order to level the playing field for all participants in the appeal process. The new legislation will also support clear and efficient decision-making by requiring case management conferences and encouraging mediation.
 
There is still a lot of uncertainty, but I am cautiously optimistic that this legislation will give residents and municipalities more power to protect the beautiful neighbourhoods of Ward 25 in the years to come. If you have any further questions or concerns about the transition from the OMB to the LPAT, you can contact the Provincial Policy Planning Branch directly at OMBReview@ontario.ca.
I have fought against the OMB for many years and am pleased to see the Province finally moving forward on this much-needed planning reform. 
Have Your Say: TLAB Public Consultation
I am pleased to advise that after almost a year in operation the Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) will be hosting a public consultation meeting on Wednesday, April 18 for members of the public to review the TLAB Rules of Practice and Procedures.
 
During my time in office, I have worked with the residents of Ward 25 toward local planning reform. As many of you know, contested Committee of Adjustment (CoA) appeals to the OMB have resulted in too many disappointing outcomes for the neighbourhoods of Ward 25.
 
In 2014, I successfully moved motions recommending concrete improvements to the CoA. These motions initiated a wide range of advancements to the City’s planning processes, from increased transparency through the introduction of audio-visual recordings, to the establishment of Toronto's very own Local Appeal Body, created to replace the OMB as an arbiter of CoA appeals. While the TLAB is far from perfect, the introduction of this body was a step towards a fairer community-based planning review process.
 
This meeting is an important opportunity to voice your concerns and share your experiences with TLAB representatives. Your commentary will contribute to an ongoing procedural review that will culminate in a recommendations report submitted to TLAB officials by the end of 2018. Be sure to visit the TLAB website for further details on how to participate in this important public consultation event.
My Environment Day on May 5th - Save the Date!
My Environment Day will be held on Saturday, May 5 at York Mills Collegiate and is a great opportunity to clear out items found during your spring cleaning, such as used electronics and household hazardous waste.
 
You can bring everything from old computer equipment to compact and fluorescent light bulbs for disposal and recycling. You can also bring items for donation such as sporting goods, books and gently-used dishes. 
 
We will also be giving out one cubic meter of compost per household - for free! (Limited quantity available) 

Several groups are collaborating with the City on this program, including:
  • Toronto Water
  • Solid Waste Management Services
  • Live Green Toronto
  • 311 Toronto
  • Toronto Hydro
  • The Salvation Army
  • Artsjunktion
Slow Down Signs Available

"Slow Down" signs are an effective way to remind drivers to respect the speed limit - especially on local and residential streets. If you're interested in getting a sign for your lawn, you can pick one up at my Environment Day on Saturday, May 5th at York Mills Collegiate!

Quantity is limited - one sign per household will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. 
Preparing for a Driverless Future
Partially-automated Vehicles are already driving through the streets of Toronto. Automated features, such as lane assist, cruise control, and automated braking, are offered by most major auto manufacturers. Policy-makers now need to turn their attention to fully-automated vehicles, which have the potential to completely transform our existing transportation system and reshape the way Torontonians live and work.
 
As Chair of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee (PWIC), I was proud to see the first-ever report on Automated Vehicles (AVs) presented to Committee, as a result of a motion I moved in 2016. I have been pushing for this report for a long time. Whether we like it or not, mobility digitization is advancing rapidly, and it is our job as policy-makers to establish a regulatory framework to govern new technologies.  
 
After hearing presentations from several researchers, I directed Transportation staff to work with other municipal and academic leaders specializing in vehicle automation. In particular, I have been a strong supporter of the burgeoning partnership between the City of Toronto and the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute (UTTRI). The UTTRI functions as an intermediary between government, corporate, and academic stakeholders—connections we must foster to craft balanced and sustainable policies in the future. We need to understand how automated technology will impact road safety, traffic congestion, mobility equity, and the environment. In order to do so, City Hall must leverage the fantastic work underway at the universities and research institutes across Toronto.
 
As a City, we are creating models and establishing best practices that can be shared around the world. Our Interdivisional Working Group on AVs is one of the first of its kind, and we were also the first city in North America to create a full-time position devoted exclusively to AVs. At the January meeting, I urged the members of PWIC to embrace our position at the forefront of AV preparation, and stressed the futility of fighting against inevitable technological advancement. To be proactive on this issue, policy-makers will need to look beyond the myopia of the present day to visualize the future of our City in the long-term.
 
City Hall was slow to act on the first wave of mobility digitization: vehicle-for-hire services such as Uber. To avoid repeating past mistakes, I moved a motion requesting Transportation staff to report back to PWIC in the first quarter of 2019 with a comprehensive tactical plan including specific interdivisional recommendations for AV preparation and policy. This crucial work brings us one step closer to preparing for a potentially driverless future in the City of Toronto.
 
For more information on AVs, please see the full Transportation Services Report, dated January 5, 2018. A copy of my motions can be found here.
As the Chair of Transportation, I was pleased to see one of the City's most important research partners, UTTRI, at City Hall to speak about the first-ever report on Toronto's preparation for AVs.
G. Ross Lord Dam Emergency Preparedness Plan
Located along the West Don River, the G. Ross Lord Dam has been an important mechanism for flood control and water flow management since the 1970's. In February, I spoke at an open house organized by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) to discuss safeguarding against flood risks and to update the Hoggs Hollow neighborhood on the emergency procedures in place. In cooperation with the City of Toronto Office of Emergency Management, the TRCA has updated their Emergency Preparedness Plan with enhanced emergency protocols, mapping and public notification procedures relating to flooding in the area. This plan incorporates best practices that are in line with the Canadian Dam Association.
 
For more information on the G. Ross Lord Dam, visit the TRCA here.
 
It was great to speak to Hoggs Hollow residents at the TRCA's G. Ross Lord Dam Emergency Preparedness Open House.
 Picking Up After Your Pet
A number of residents have recently reached out to my office to share their concerns about improper disposal of dog waste in Ward 25. In response, I've included a brief review of Solid Waste Management's recommendations for disposing of dog waste properly.
  • DO: Take a baggie with you to pick up dog waste.
  • DO NOT: Throw dog waste baggies into bushes or trees, as plastic bags containing dog waste do not break down.
  • DO: Dispose of dog waste in your personal green bins.
  • DO NOT: Leave dog waste on your neighbour's property or in your neighbour's garbage bins/yard waste bags.
Help keep the neighbourhoods of Ward 25 clean and safe for all to enjoy!

Development Updates  

49-51 Lawrence Avenue East & 84 Weybourne Crescent

Applicant: Bousfields Inc.
 
Proposal: Two blocks of nineteen, four/three-storey stacked townhouse units.
 
Status: The applicant appealed to the OMB in November 2015, before City Planning could complete a report. A hearing was held on January 4, 2017. On December 13, 2017, the OMB released their decision that this application be denied and appeals dismissed.
 
The applicant has since requested a review of the OMB's decision. I am following this process closely and hope that the members of the Board will choose to uphold their initial ruling.  
 
Residents' Association: Lawrence Park Ratepayers' Association
 200-214 Keewatin Avenue

Applicant: 200 Keewatin Developments
 
Proposal: Two, 3.5-storey stacked townhouse blocks with 80 residential units.
 
Status: The applicant circumvented the City’s planning process and appealed to the OMB before City Planning could complete their Refusal Report. In March 2017, the OMB approved a modified version of this application with one row of stacked townhouses facing Keewatin Avenue.
 
After a request from the applicant, the OMB reviewed the March 2017 decision and in February 2018 released their decision permitting the applicant to construct two rows of townhouses, back-to-back, in the southern block.
 
For more information on the OMB’s clarification document (released February 15, 2018), please see my website.
2535-2537 Bayview Avenue

Applicant: Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited
 
Proposal: Eight, three-storey townhouses and four single detached dwellings.
 
Status: This application was submitted in December 2017 and is currently under review by the City Planning division. City staff's Preliminary Report will be presented at the April 4, 2018 meeting of North York Community Council.

A community consultation meeting will be held on April 23, 2018. 
 
Contact: Simona Rasanu (Assistant Planner) at 416-395-7687 or Simona.Rasanu@toronto.ca.
 
Residents’ Association: York Mills Gardens Community Association and York Mills Ratepayers’ Association.  
4155 Yonge Street

Applicant: Green City Developments c/o Goldberg Group
 
Proposal: Construction of a 14-story residential building, on the western portion of the subject site, over the existing TTC subway tunnel.
 
Status: This application was submitted in October 2017 and is currently under review by City Planning staff. The community consultation meeting, held on February 14, was well-attended by neighbours in the area.
 
Contact: Valeria Maurizio (City Planner) at 416-395-7052 or Valeria.Maurizio@toronto.ca
 
Residents’ Association: Yonge Ridge Homeowners’ Association
1 Heathcote Avenue 
 

Applicant: Goldberg Group
 
Proposal: The construction of six, three-storey townhouses fronting on Bayview Avenue, with vehicular access from Heathcote Avenue.
 
Status: The applicant has since reduced the height of the proposed townhouses to eleven metres in compliance with the Bayview Townhouse Guidelines that we developed as a community.
 
The Final Report from City Planning recommending approval was adopted at the January-February 2018 meeting of City Council.
 
Contact: Sarah Ovens (City Planner) at 416-395-7129 or Sarah.Ovens@toronto.ca
169 The Donway West
 

Applicant: Cadillac Fairview and Lanterra   
 
Proposal: A mixed-use development of two residential towers atop a two-storey base containing retail and office uses.
 
Status: The applicant circumvented the City's planning process and appealed to the OMB in 2016. City Council voted in favour of the applicant’s settlement offer at the January-February meeting, despite my request to have the item deferred. 

Contact: Willie Macrae (Manager of Community Planning, North York District) at 416-396-7026 or Willie.Macrae@toronto.ca. Ben Bath (OMB Case Coordinator) at 416-326-6780.
 
Residents' Association: Don Mills Residents' Inc.
2851 Yonge Street

Applicant: R.E. Millward and Associates Ltd.
 
Proposal: An eight-storey rental apartment building.  
 
Status: After a positive staff report, I moved to approve this application at North York Community Council in June 2017 on the condition that the rear setback align with the Mid-Rise Guidelines.    
 
In July 2017, City Council authorized City Legal to attend the OMB hearing in opposition to this application. The hearing was held March 13-14, 2018, but the OMB has yet to release their decision.
 
Contact: Cynthia Owusu-Gyimah (City Planner) at 416-396-7026 or Cynthia.Owusu-Gyimah@toronto.ca.
 
55 Erskine Avenue

Applicant: Bousfields Inc.
 
Proposal: A 12-storey residential building fronting on Broadway Ave. The existing 17-storey rental apartment building on the site will be retained.
 
Status: A Community Consultation meeting for this application was held in October 2017.
 
The applicant appealed to the OMB before City Planning could complete a Final Report and the Prehearing Conference is scheduled for August 17, 2018.
 
Contact: Cynthia Owusu-Gyimah (City Planner) at 416-396-7026 or Cynthia.Owusu-Gyimah@toronto.ca.
66 Broadway Avenue

Applicant: Beaux Properties International
 
Proposal: A four-storey rental apartment building and two-storey addition to the existing twenty-storey rental apartment building.
 
Status: A community consultation meeting for this application was held in May 2017.
 
In light feedback from the community and City staff, the applicant eliminated the proposed four-storey townhouses. City staff are currently reviewing the revised application in preparation for a Final Report to be presented to City Council this year.
 
Contact: Cynthia Owusu-Gyimah (City Planner) at (416) 395-7126 or
Cynthia.Owusu-Gyimah@toronto.ca.
110, 114 and 120 Broadway Avenue
 
Applicant: Hunter and Associates
 
Proposal: A 28-storey and 35-storey tower connected by a six-storey base building.
 
Status: Staff presented a preliminary report to North York Community Council in November 2017. The applicant has since appealed to the OMB and the Prehearing Conference is scheduled for July 31, 2018.
 
A community consultation meeting was held in February this year and a tenant meeting will be scheduled in the Spring. City Planning is in the process of completing a Request for Directions report in response to the recent OMB appeal.
 
Contact: Cynthia Owusu-Gyimah (City Planner) at 416-396-7026 or Cynthia.Owusu-Gyimah@toronto.ca.
2908 Yonge Street
 
Ward 16 - Eglinton-Lawrence 
 
Applicant: Latch Developments
 
Proposal: A thirteen-storey, mixed-use building with 85 residential units and at-grade retail.
 
Status: This application was submitted in late December 2017 and a community consultation meeting was held on February 28, 2018. City Planning staff recently completed a Refusal Report that will be considered at the April 4, 2018 meeting of North York Community Council. 
 
Contact: Cathie Ferguson (City Planner) at 416-395-7117 or Cathie.Ferguson@toronto.ca.
41 Chatsworth Drive
 
Ward: Ward 16 - Eglinton-Lawrence 
 
Applicant: Bousfields Inc.  
 
Proposal: A four/five-storey residential building with 51 residential units.
 
Status: This application was submitted in late December 2017 and is currently under review by City Planning staff. A community consultation meeting will be held in May 2018. 
 
Contact: Cathie Ferguson (City Planner) at 416-395-7117 or Cathie.Ferguson@toronto.ca.

Public Events

Councillor Jaye Robinson's Spring Environment Day 2018

Date: Saturday, May 5
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: York Mills Collegiate Institute (490 York Mills Road)
 
It's almost that time of year again - Community Environment Day is right around the corner!

Environment Day provides a great opportunity to clear out forgotten items as well as used electronics and household hazardous waste.

You can bring everything from computer equipment and electronics to compact and fluorescent light bulbs for disposal and recycling. Items for donation will also be accepted such as sporting goods, books and small household items like dishes and utensils. Hope to see you there!

    
Inorganic Markets

Date: April 7 and April 28
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Locke Library (April 7) and Don Mills Library (April 28)

Certified electronic waste collection. Join the community in making a positive impact on the environment!
 
The Inorganic Market provides the opportunity for individuals to make a change at the community level and be positively engaged with the problem of e-waste. 
 
Bring your TVs, computers, phones, and other unused electronics for safe disposal. All collected materials are processed for responsible recycling and disposal.  
 
More information and a list of accepted items can be found on the Inorganic Market's website or Facebook page.
Toronto Local Appeal Body Public Consultation

Date: April 18
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive, Scarborough – Council Chambers
 
The Toronto Local Appeal Body will be holding a public meeting to consider submissions from the public, stakeholders and interested individuals related to the tribunal's Rules, Practice Directions, Forms or Public Guide. 

Members of the public, stakeholders and interested individuals are invited and encouraged to provide contribution to a review of the Toronto Local Appeal Body’s Rules of Practice and Procedures.  There will be an opportunity for written and oral submissions. 

All submissions must be received by the Toronto Local Appeal Body no later than Friday, May 4th, 2018.

If you wish to make an oral presentation, please register and provide written submissions.
  • Registration forms may be obtained from the Toronto Local Appeal Body's Website at www.toronto.ca/tlab
Email: tlab@toronto.ca
Fax: 416-696-4307
Mail: Toronto Local Appeal Body, 40 Orchard View Boulevard, Suite 211, Toronto, Ontario M4B 1R9


For further information on the process, please contact the Toronto Local Appeal Body at tlab@toronto.ca or by phone at 416-392-4697.
Earth Day at the Toronto Botanical Garden 
 
Date: Saturday, April 21
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Toronto Botanical Garden (777 Lawrence Ave. E.)
 
Join the Toronto Botanical Garden in celebrating all things nature on Earth Day 2018. 

There will be a series of earth-friendly events for the entire family including hikes, scavenger hunts, nature crafts and much more! All activities will take place in the Teaching Garden, where visitors can test out their gardening skills. Drinks and snacks will also be available for purchase.

For more information, please click here.
2018 Clean Toronto Together

Date: April 20-22

Registration is open! 

Corporate & School Cleanup Day
Friday, April 20, is your day to pitch in and help keep Toronto clean and green. Gather your students and staff to clean your schoolyard or a neighbourhood park. You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish in as little as 20 minutes.

Community Cleanup Days
On Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, join thousands of Toronto residents and community groups to help pick up litter and keep our city clean and green.

The City of Toronto will support registered cleanup events with litter and recycling bags and special litter collection, subject to approval. For more information about 2018 Clean Toronto Together, click here.

    
St. Clare Inn - Black and White, Oh What A Night!

Date: April 28
Time: 7:00 p.m. 
Location: Donalda Golf and Country Club (12 Bushbury Drive)

St. Clare Inn is hosting their 6th annual fundraiser, hosted by CTV Toronto's Michelle Dubé. St. Clare Inn is a traditional housing program in the City of Toronto for homeless women with diagnosed mental health challenges.

"Black and White, Oh What A Night!" is the theme of this year's fundraiser, where there will be entertainment, food stations and a live auction in place to raise funds and awareness for this organization and the women it supports.

For tickets and more information, please click here.
Fairlawn Church Book Sale

Date: April 26, 27 and 28
Time: April 26 - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
April 27 - 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
April 28 - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: 28 Fairlawn Avenue

Fairlawn Avenue United Church's annual book sale is quickly approaching! A large selection of good quality books, vintage vinyl, CDs and DVDs are up for grabs.

For more information, please click here.
Café 65: A Gathering Place for Seniors in Don Mills
 
Date: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Church of the Ascension (33 Overland Drive)
 
Café 65 is a special place for seniors in Don Mills to have lunch together, create new friendships, make new contacts and become more informed about what is happening in the community. 

On the first and third Wednesday of each month, lunch and light entertainment is offered, with opportunities for conversation and activities focusing on topics of interest to seniors. 

The next event will be on Wednesday, April 4.

The cost to attend is only $7.00! For more information, please visit this link or call 416-444-8881.
Toronto Botanical Garden Organic Farmer's Market
 
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Toronto Botanical Garden (777 Lawrence Ave. E.)
 
Head to the Toronto Botanical Garden on Thursday to pick up local produce, bread, meat, cheese, honey, prepared food and more.

For more information, please click here.

    
Be a Donor Month
 
Date: April 1-30

April is "Be a Donor" month in support of organ and tissue donation. Registering to be a donor only takes two minutes to complete online, yet only 32% of Ontarians are registered as donors.
 
Learn more about organ and tissue donation by browsing Be a Donor's FAQs, or take action today by registering to be a donor here.

      
Upcoming Events and Programs at Toronto Public Libraries in Ward 25
 
As you know, Ward 25 is home to two great public libraries: Locke and Don Mills.

There are a number of upcoming events and programs for all ages.

If you'd like to learn more about what's in store, please click here
North York Harvest Food Bank
 
Help keep food on the North York Harvest Food Bank's shelves so that members of the community can feed their families. 

For more information on how to donate, please visit this link
Have Your Say
 
The City is interested in what Torontonians have to say and regularly conduct public consultations on a variety of issues from noise control to zoning by-laws.

Check out the consultation calendar for upcoming public consultations and information sessions by clicking here.
Thank you for reading, and as always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. You can send me an email at Councillor_Robinson@toronto.ca or give me a call at 416-395-6408.

I look forward to hearing from you! 

Warm regards, 
Jaye
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