Community events

Media Release: Ossington Business Improvement Area is announcing their first official event, Toronto’s newest street festival, OSSFEST.

The event is uniquely Ossington and takes place on Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Designers, Artists, Healers, Yogis, Restauranteurs, Brewers, Entertainers, Business Owners, Jewelers, Bikers, Artisans, and Service Providers of all kinds, Unique Boutique Shop Owners and Cyclists, all coming together for one day to showcase the local flavor of Ossington’s unique blend of offerings to the community. You are invited to participate.

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The Friends of Roxton Road Parks (FoRRP) invite you to attend the 5th Annual FoRRP community Block Party on Saturday, August 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Fred Hamilton Park.

With a BBQ, live music, a 50/50 raffle, and the incredibly wild and crazy hula hoop contest, the day promises to be exciting and fun for both kids and adults.

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The City is holding a Community Consultation meeting where you can learn more about this city-initiated proposal, ask questions, and share your comments. Details are as follows:

When: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 30 Humbert Street – Senhor Canto Cristo Catholic School (map)

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The City of Toronto encourages residents and visitors to enjoy Canada Day and celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday in Toronto on Friday, July 1. City-organized and community events will be held across Toronto for residents of all ages.

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Earlier in March I let you know about the proposal for a small scale, nurse supervised injection service to be operated out of the Queen West Community Health Centre at Bathurst and Richmond.  You can see all of the details and an FAQ on my website here: http://mikelayton.to/public_health

We will be hosting a public consultation on Thursday April 14, 7pm at the Scadding Court Community Centre (707 Dundas Street West).

As part of the consultation process Queen West is opening up their doors every Wednesday evening in April so you can see the centre and ask your questions.

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The City of Toronto will offer many fun activities at its recreational facilities and attractions, as well as at City historic sites, during the coming Easter weekend.

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The Long Term Waste Management Strategy project team, with input from the public and key stakeholders, has created a Draft Waste Strategy.

You are invited to learn more and share your thoughts at the below public consultation events.

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The St. Patrick’s Day Run, will involve main road closures this Sunday as noted below.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy this event.

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The City of Toronto is improving the streetscape of College Street West between Shaw Street and Havelock Street. This work is required to improve the quality of the sidewalk and street environment.

Expected Start Date: June 2016

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A coordinated city-wide transportation plan for seniors and residents with mobility issues is being developed, and the City would like your feedback.

You are invited to attend a Town Hall Meeting to inform the “Roadmap for Community Transportation:”

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