Six Points Reconfiguration – Construction Notice #7 – Kipling Avenue Access to Viking Lane / Albans Ramp W

Posted in Construction Notices, Development, Road Work, Ward 5


The City of Toronto continues reconstructing the Six Points Interchange. Work is taking place southeast of Bloor Street West and Kipling Avenue (former Westwood Theatre lands), and at locations along Bloor Street West, Kipling Avenue, Dundas Street West, and Kipling access ramps (see map below).

Please refer to the News & Construction section of the project webpage for more information and to find suggestions for alternate travel routes:

Contract: 16ECS-Tl-01SP
Start Date: September 28, 2018
Expected End Date: December 2018
*Timeline is subject to change*

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Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) (New Provinicial OMB Appeal body) Appeal in Bloor West Village – Baby Point

Posted in Development, Ward 5
For your interest as we fight the Mid Rise Guidelines [READ] Request for Direction

In April 2008, City Council approved a proposal to permit the redevelopment of lands at 2442 Bloor Street West. These lands form part of the overall consolidated Site subject to the current application, where the Humber Odeon Cinema is currently located.


Why You Need to Read the “Good Neighbour Guide”

Posted in Construction Notices, Development



Simply put, it’s a great go-to guide to understand your duty and role as: a resident being affected by residential development,
a contractor working on residential development or even a Ratepayer/Community group participant who assists your neighbourhood with applications.

This guide should be read through before filing complaints so that you are aware of the processes involved and can ask the right questions or file accurate complaints.

Although our office cannot interpret the guide, we surely can assist with your questions or else get City staff to respond accurately.

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Construction Noise Bylaw and Exemption Permits

Posted in City Wide, Construction Notices, Development, Ward 5



The Noise Bylaw provides standards for noise and applies to all properties in Toronto. The bylaw prohibits noise at any time that is likely to disturb others. Click here for more details.

The largest complaints are generally about construction, loud music or barking dogs.

Construction hours:

  • Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • not allowed on Sundays and statutory holidays

Exceptions to the rule:

Some construction projects apply for a noise exemption permit which allows them to work outside of the regulated hours.

Municipal work, or work undertaken due to emergency situations are exempt from the Noise bylaw and exemption requirements.

If possible, speak to the person or people responsible for the noise to give them an opportunity to correct the issue or of course contact our office. Alternatively, you should contact 3-1-1 Toronto with any complaint.

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Wildlife Cruelty and City Protocol

Posted in Development, Ward 5

Regarding the recent incident at South Kingsway and The Queensway pigeons –

The City has suspended this work until the end of nesting season to ensure no further incidents of this nature occur. We have clearly instructed contracted workers to not touch, move or displace any nesting birds.
The City of Toronto is committed to abiding by conservation laws to protect the city’s natural environment and wildlife inhabitants. In the City’s contract for this work, it states that the contractor shall comply and conform to all statutes, laws, bylaws, regulations, requirements, ordinances, notices, rulings, orders, directives and policies of the municipal, provincial and federal governments, applicable to the work provided by the contractor. 
In future, the City will specifically highlight the Migratory Birds Convention Act as a general condition of contract documents for this type of work and address it in pre-construction meetings to ensure all contractors are aware of the obligations under this Act.


Fact sheet: Rat control in the City of Toronto

Posted in Development, Ward 5


We’ve been getting more emails about rats in certain areas of #ward5etobicoke. We wanted to share this information from the City of Toronto Rat Control website:

Large urban environments provide excellent habitats for rats to survive and thrive. The City of Toronto uses a variety of methods and actions with regard to rodent control on public property. Residents and business owners are responsible for maintaining their own properties to prevent issues with rodents.

What the City does:

  • Address complaints for garbage or debris issues that attract rats at rental apartment buildings, or if rodent issues are not addressed by a landlord.
  • Observe wildlife as part of routine park maintenance, and develop action plans when wildlife create problems for park users. If an increase in rodents, particularly rats, occurs, exterminators are engaged as required.
  • Investigate all complaints relating to rodent infestations in food premises, institutions (including hospitals, senior care facilities, and child care centres) and schools.
  • Place bait in the sewer system as a result of a complaint, or where an increased population of rats has been noted.
  • Regularly empty garbage bins and bags at City facilities and sweep Nathan Phillips Square and David Pecaut Square.
  • Retain a pest control service to monitor and fill bait stations at City facilities as required.

What residents and business can do to ensure rodent and pest control on private property:

  • Store garbage in rodent-proof containers with tight-fitting lids.
  • Reduce clutter to prevent hiding spots (wood piles, old tires, etc.).
  • Eliminate sources of food (fallen fruit, pet food left outdoors, grass seed, etc.).
  • Secure composters to prevent rodents from entering.
  • Keep areas around bird feeders and bird baths clean.
  • Cut tall grass around the house

Residents should seek private pest control services in case of rat infestation.

If there is a rat issue on your street it is best to contact our office so that we can keep track of the reported sightings and staff can tend to this accordingly. 

If there is a property with standard issues in your area and you suspect it could be attracting rodents, please email our office or else 3-1-1 Toronto to report.


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