An item regarding the City’s Sign By-law will be coming up at the Planning and Growth Management Committee on January 5, 2012.
In our Ward four signs are proposed to be removed; and three are proposed to be erected within the CN Railway Corridor adjacent to the F.G. Gardiner Expressway, between Atlantic and Strachan.

City staff from the Sign By-law Unit, Toronto Building, with the applicant in attendance, will be hosting a consultation session in respect of the above-noted proposal on December 14, 2011 in Committee Room 1, 2nd Floor, Toronto City Hall from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. We invite you all to participate. .

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A local coffee house, Eagles Nest, is serving up some Christmas spirit with the launch of the first annual community wide toy and food drive in the Dundas and Ossington area.

On Saturday, November  26, members of the Little Portugal BIA including local area business, Eagles Nest will kick off the campaign with the first annual Donation Day. The event will begin at 11am and run until 2pm. Torontonians are being asked  to drop off donations at the Eagles Nest, located at 1199 Dundas Street West, in an effort to fill the location with toys and food for those in need. Other area businesses will also be collecting non-perishable food donations to restock Daily Bread Food Bank shelves that are often depleted after Thanksgiving.  Donations will be accepted until December 17th, 2011. Toys will be donated to the local firehall.

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It’s that time of the year again.

Winter. And a Canadian winter means snow – sometimes a lot of snow. However, the City of Toronto is ready for anything that old man winter can dish out.

Here are a few things that you can expect as we gear up for another winter in Toronto.

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On December 15, 2011 I will be holding a budget town hall to discuss the City of Toronto’s Capital and Operating budgets. The budgets come out on Monday November 28, 2011 and will be debated at Council on January 17, 2012.

The City of Toronto’s budget is responsible for many of the programs and public services we love and depend on. The 2012 Budget will be of particular importance to us since it follows the Mayors Core Service Review. The results of that exercise mean that throughout the 2012 Budget, Councillors will be faced with numerous proposals to drastically cut funding for vital city services. These cuts will affect you, your family and our community.

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The Liberty Village Pedestrian/Cycle Bridge is moving one step closer to reality. The results of the Environmental Assesment are coming forward to the November 29 Council meeting and the preferred configuration recommends a bridge to span the rail corridor between the west end of Douro Street and the west end of Western Battery Road.

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