The following events are happening in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
Eglinton Connects Survey #3
This is an update to my previous blog You’re Invited: Toronto’s Eglinton Connects Project Public Workshops May 27 & 28 and June 4, 2013 .
- Hundreds attended on May 27, 28, and June 4
- If you missed the consultations, you may still participate by filling in the following survey, viewing consultation materials online, (including the video ‘What is a mid-rise building?’) or contacting the Eglinton Scarborough Crosstown Planning Study team
Take Survey #3: Available only until June 14, 2013
Weigh in on the streetscape and built form options
The future of Eglinton survey (duration of 15 minutes) includes:
a section on how Eglinton should look and function
artist conceptions of the future Eglinton streetscape where the Light Rail Transit will run underground
questions about built form and Focus Areas
- Pop-up Consultation at the Fairbank Village Multicultural Festival (FREE Admission):
Location: From Schell Ave. to Hunter Ave. along Dufferin St.(west side), and on Eglinton Ave. W from Dufferin St. to Chamberlain Ave
- They will be there with Metrolinx on June 22 and 23: 1 pm – 5 p.m.
Ask questions and share your ideas… and have some fun too!
12 Ward-based Meetings on Toronto’s Making Space for Culture project from June 10 to July 9
- The Making Space for Culture project is a recommendation of the Creative Capital Gains Report, which Toronto City Council endorsed in 2011
- These ward-based public consultations have the following objectives:
To assess community needs for affordable and sustainable cultural space for use by cultural industries, not-for-profit organizations and community groups
To help provide councillors and those investing in cultural infrastructure with insight into individual wards’ needs and priorities
To seek residents’ input about their neighbourhood’s cultural infrastructure:
Input on topics such as public participation in cultural activities and accessibility to cultural spaces will help guide potential future investment
Examples of culture spaces and infrastructure include, for example, performance venues for music, theatre or dance, art galleries and studios, and rehearsal spaces
- Here is an itinerary of the 12 ward-based meetings:
June 10: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 12, Evelyn Gregory Library (120 Trowell Ave.)
June 15: 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. – Ward 30, Riverdale Library (370 Broadview Ave.)
June 15: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Ward 36, Scarborough Village Recreation Centre (3600 Kingston Rd.)
June 17: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 24, Hillcrest Library (5801 Leslie Street)
June 18: 2 to 4 p.m. – Ward 27, St. Paul’s Bloor Street (227 Bloor Street East)
June 24: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 26, Leaside Library (165 McRae Drive)
June 25: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 4, Richview Library (1806 Islington Ave.)
June 26: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 16, Northern District Library (40 Orchard View Blvd.)
July 2: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 41, Woodside Square Library (Woodside Sq. Mall, 1571 Sandhurst Circle)
July 4: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 13, Runnymede Library (2178 Bloor Street West)
July 8: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 24, Broadlands Community Centre (19 Castlegrove Blvd.)
July 9: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 17, Dufferin/St. Clair Library (1625 Dufferin Street)
- Residents who miss or are unable to attend the public meetings can participate in an online survey, Making Space for Culture:Ward Planning for Vibrant, Sustainable Cultural Infrastructure
- For further information please contact City of Toronto at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (416) 392-9863
- Artscape‘s FREE 2013 Webinar Series:
June 19, 2013 – Learn how three projects of different scales have successfully become centres for collaboration
- Oct. 2, 2013 – Explore the community cultural hub model and learn about cross-sector collaboration
Nov 6, 2013 – Explore innovative models used for surplus schools in the arts and culture sector, and more!
- For more info about the Making Space for Culture project, please click here
This video presents “”¡Heads Up! Distraction Can Be Fatal.” | Toronto Police Pedestrian Safety Awareness PSA:
- “In a world where we are bombarded daily with information from electronic signage and personal communication devices, it is easy to overlook devices that are designed to keep us safe while walking: crosswalks, traffic lights, pedestrian signals, and posted signs
- The Toronto Police Service is concerned about the increasing level of pedestrian distraction, and dangerous pedestrian behaviours
- The Service would like to remind the public to exercise caution, and remain alert at all times, while walking on sidewalks and roadways and especially while crossing the street“
Safety Awareness Week’s Open Houses
- Safety Awareness Week focuses on fire and life safety as well as keeping all family members safe from preventable and predictable injuries during the summer months:
The public will be able to visit and interact with representatives and their specialty vehicles from the Canadian Forces, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, GO Transit, Toronto Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Toronto Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police and Toronto Fire Services at four Toronto schools and Scarborough Town Centre’s display
Daily open houses at four Toronto schools will take place from June 10 to 13 with other activities such as an inflatable “jumpee” fire truck, face painting and washable tattoos applied by firefighters – Admission is FREE
West: Monday, June 10 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
- Elmbank JM Academy, 10 Pittsboro Dr., Etobicoke
East: Tuesday, June 11 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
- Chartland Jr. Public School, 109 Chartland Blvd. S., Scarborough
South: Wednesday, June 12 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
- Holy Cross Catholic School, 299A Donlands Ave., East York
North: Thursday, June 13 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
- St. Augustine Catholic School, 98 Shoreham Dr., North York
A special mall display of emergency services will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at
- Scarborough Town Centre, Centre Court and north parking lot opposite door #3
City of Toronto Contact Info
Phone within Toronto city limits: 311
Phone outside city limits: 416-392-CITY (2489)
(can be used within Toronto if you can’t reach 311)
TTY customers: 416-338-0TTY (0889)
If your matter is urgent, please call them. They are open 24/7.
Always call 911 for emergencies.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
June 7, 2013
Meetings on Toronto’s Making Space for Culture project
The City of Toronto will hold ward-based meetings from June 10 to July 9 to assess community needs for affordable and sustainable cultural spaces.
Twelve consultations will help provide councillors and those investing in cultural infrastructure with insight into individual wards’ needs and priorities.
Residents are invited to attend the meetings and to offer their input about their neighbourhood’s cultural infrastructure. Input on topics such as public participation in cultural activities and accessibility to cultural spaces will help guide potential future investment. Examples of culture spaces and infrastructure include, for example, performance venues for music, theatre or dance, art galleries and studios, and rehearsal spaces.
Consultation meeting schedule:
June 10: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 12, Evelyn Gregory Library
June 15: 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. – Ward 30, Riverdale Library
June 15: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Ward 36, Scarborough Village Recreation Centre
June 17: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 24, Hillcrest Library
June 18: 2 to 4 p.m. – Ward 27, St. Paul’s Bloor Street
June 24: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 26, Leaside Library
June 25: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 4, Richview Library
June 26: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 16, Northern District Library
July 2: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 41, Woodside Square Library
July 4: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 13, Runnymede Library
July 8: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 24, Broadlands Community Centre
July 9: 6 to 8 p.m. – Ward 17, Dufferin/St. Clair Library
Twenty ward consultations were conducted in 2012 and the final 12 consultations will take place this fall. Residents who miss or are unable to attend the public meetings can participate in an online survey.
More information and the survey are available at http://cityoftoronto.fluidsurveys.com/s/makingspaceforculture/ .
The Making Space for Culture project is a recommendation of the Creative Capital Gains Report, which Toronto City Council endorsed in 2011.
Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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