Home Smith Park Planting Plan

Posted in Parks, Updates, Ward 5

 

 

Urban Forestry has plans this fall to plant native trees and shrubs in natural areas within Home Smith Park. These plantings will infill sites previously planted, and aim to increase the diversity of the forest under story.

 
Site Location: 4101 Dundas St. West, Ward 5. Access is one-way from the north off Old Dundas Rd.

 
Click here for site map and a list of trees

As seen in our October eNews

Fairfield Park – Concerns

Posted in Parks, Updates, Ward 5

 

Councillor Justin Di Ciano is very concerned to hear of the recent inappropriate activity in Fairfield Park. We thank all residents who took the time to let us know all the concerns.

Staff have reported that the current lighting in the park is up to standard. However, there was an issue with the automatic timer which would turn the lights on as it gets dark in the evening.  The seniors centre is responsible for the light timers which they have now reset. Next steps are we need to see how the park looks with the lights/timer in operation and if they possibly need to be on longer at night then we can ask staff at the centre to adjust.

A request has also been submitted to review the need for any surveillance cameras.

As seen in our September E-News

Cloverdale Park Project – Next Meeting

Posted in Parks, Updates, Ward 5

 

Councillor Di Ciano is pleased that his new project is moving ahead so quickly! The  Preliminary Schedule is below, dates may change:

Public Meeting                                                                             October date to be confirmed/2017
Detail Design                                                                                November, 2017
Submission to PMMD                                                                November, 2017
Tender                                                                                           February, 2018
Award                                                                                            March, 2018
Construction Start                                                                      April/May 2018
Construction Completed                                                           July/ August 2018

As seen in our September E-News

Sunnylea Park Water Feature

Posted in Parks, Updates, Ward 5

 

City of Toronto Staff tested the water functionality at this park and all mechanical parts and drainage are in working order. 

This location is considered a wading pool and not a splash pad, and must be staffed when operational.  Therefore, the buttons on this water feature are only functional when there is a Wading Pool Attendant on site – 9:30 am to 4:30 pm daily during the season.

As seen in our September E-News

Calling All Dog Owners’ Associations (DOAs)! [MORE INFO]

Posted in City Wide, Parks, Updates, Ward 5
 
 
 
The City of Toronto, Parks Forestry and Recreation Division is seeking interested community members to form a Dog Owners’ Associations (DOA).
 
A DOA is a requirement outlined in the City’s Council-approved, People, Dogs and Parks – Off-Leash (DOLA) Policy, New DOLA requests require a DOA be formed; a minimum of two local residents, who agree to represent their local dog community and the City on an ongoing basis.
DOAs help DOLAs function smoothly, as they are Parks, Forestry and Recreation’s direct liaison to the community. We value strongly the role that DOAs play, including the opportunity to foster strong, positive working relationships between the City and the local community.
 
All City DOLAs are required to have a Dog Owner’s Association. Dog Owner Associations are critical to the effective functioning of a DOLA by being Parks, Forestry and Recreation’s liaisons to the community. We value strongly the role that Dog Owners’ Associations play, including the opportunity to foster strong, positive working relationships between the City and the local community.
 
The roles and responsibilities of the existing DOA would be to:
  • Act as the main contacts for the local DOLA community
  • Carry on-going communication between City staff and local community members including: o Asking city staff questions on behalf of community members
  • Providing information to other users on behalf of city staff
  • Helping members and staff improve the DOLA experience through conversations with Parks staff
  • Fostering a positive, lively dog owner community
If you are interested on taking on this role, contact dola@toronto.ca.