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Artistic Rendering of Queensway Park
of these vital lands!
On October 3, 2017 City Council voted to allow a pilot project for backyard hens in four wards: Ward 5 (Councillor Justin Di Ciano), Ward 13 (Councillor Sarah Doucette), Ward 21 (Councillor Joe Mihevc), Ward 32 (Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon).
City Council agenda item LS20.1 – Prohibited Animals Review was considered by Municipal Licencing & Standards. Detailed information on backyard hens can be read under the Member Motions of this agenda item:
Council Highlights is an informal summary of a selection of the decisions that Toronto City Council made at its recent business meeting. This is a list from Oct 2, 3 and 4, 2017:
Transportation Staff investigated the feasibility of installing traffic control signals on lslington Avenue at Nordin Avenue / Athol Avenue. It is not justified at this time. Staff report is negative but we SUPPORT the lights and are taking it to Etobicoke-York Community Council in November!
This item is on the Agenda of Public Works and Infrastructure October 18th, 2017. The Staff Report recommends retaining the Bike Lanes on a permanent basis. This will be debated at City Council November 7, 2017.
The agenda items for the Etobicoke-York Community Council meeting on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 9:30 am is now available.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 9:30 am
Council Chamber, Etobicoke Civic Centre
399 The West Mall
Every day many items are flushed down toilets or poured down drains that should not be. These items, such as fat, oil, grease, wipes and dental floss, can cause:
• Damage or blockages to home plumbing, which could lead to basement flooding
• Damage or blockages to the City’s sewer pipes located under the streets, which could lead to basement flooding
• Damage to pumping stations and wastewater treatment plants
• Harm to the environment and aquatic habitat in the Lake, local streams and rivers
Ward 5 is a medium-high priority for Children’s Services’ capital strategy. There is a new grant opportunity available to operators outside of schools to support the increase of infant and toddler spaces minor projects up to $500,000 and new builds or additions over $500,000. The deadline for operators to apply in Nov 30, 2017.
Have you seen the gorgeous mural at the Old Mill Station underpass by Philip Cote? It’s a truly healing piece of Indigenous art. Check it out!
City of Toronto garbage bag tags are now available at Shoppers Drug Mart locations throughout the city and soon residents can purchase tags on-line on the Solid Waste Management Services home page.
A communications campaign will be executed soon that will inform residents about Shoppers Drug Mart and on-line purchase options.
The City’s Signs and Markings Unit have installed a “Do Not Block Intersection” sign at Bloor St. W. and Cosmo Rd. to help alleviate left turns at this intersection.