August 2023 Newsletter

 

We are more than halfway through the first year since I began my term as City Councillor, and I am so proud to share updates on the work that is happening in our communities. 

My team and I have been very busy over the last several months, and while we continue to build upon the early progress we’ve made since taking office, there continues to be new and ever-evolving challenges. 

Olivia Chow has officially begun her tenure as Mayor of the City of Toronto. Over the next three years, it is my hope that we can work together to find common ground in order to improve the lives of all Torontonians. I was happy to see (and attend) Mayor Chow hit the ground running by addressing the refugee crisis press conference earlier this month.

We are in a housing crisis and our homelessness challenges are being compounded by a refugee crisis. I brought these concerns in a letter to our Member of Parliament, Marci Ien, to highlight the urgency and request that the Federal Government provide $167 million dollars in aid to help tackle the refugee / homelessness crisis our city faces. MP Ien shares the same concerns and continues to advocate for our community at the Federal level.

​​It is crucial to emphasize that the City of Toronto recognizes the critical importance of supporting refugees fleeing war, violence, and persecution, including individuals who have experienced such circumstances due to their sexuality. Our City has been at the forefront of providing support to refugees for many years, funding 500 refugee-specific shelter spaces annually. In fact, we were the first Canadian city to establish a formal policy allowing undocumented refugees to access services regardless of their immigration status.

I had also requested that the Federal Government open the Moss Park Armoury and any other federal facilities within the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area this winter. This would further support the City with effectively manage this humanitarian crisis that is unfolding within our country.

While Mayor Chow was successful in securing $97 million dollars from the Federal Government, it is disheartening to hear Deputy Prime Minister Freeland has abandoned Toronto and has downloaded the remaining costs of supporting refugees onto the City.

August is generally quiet at City Hall, however this year will be a bit different. Our new Mayor will reorganize City Council and the Council appointments to Agencies, Boards, and Committees with a special Council meeting mid-August.

My office is also busy preparing for six local Neighbourhood Town Halls which we will be hosting across the Ward at the end of September and beginning of October. Stay tuned for dates and times on my website and social media profiles.

If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you'd like to share, please don't hesitate to reach out to my office. Your input is invaluable and helps us better represent you here at City Hall.

Thank you for your ongoing support, and let's keep enjoying the summer. 

Yours in service,

Chris Moise
City Councillor
Ward 13 - Toronto Centre


In this Issue

  1. St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre - Repair Update
  2. Heat Relief
  3. Safety & Vandalism in Church-Wellesley Village
  4. Regent Park Revitalization Project - Phases 4 and 5
  5. Just for Laughs Festival
  6. Elevate Festival
  7. Cabbagetown Festival
  8. Cabbagetown Accessible Art and Placemaking Project Survey
  9. Downtown East Action Plan Survey
  10. Toronto Centre Traffic Regulation Review
  11. David Crombie Park & Esplanade and Mill Street Connection Project
  12. Corktown Bridge Rehabilitation
  13. Street Naming: Henry Box Brown Lane
  14. Street Naming: North Star Way
  15. 60 Howard Street Park Naming: Dr. Gordon Chong Park
  16. Toronto Public Health Vaccination Clinic Accessibility
  17. July 2023 Trash Talk
  18. Allan Gardens Storytelling in the Park
  19. St. James Town Movie Night Recap
  20. Helping Seniors in your Community
  21. Strengthening the Community Crisis System Grant - Reminder
  22. 52 Division Community Event

1. St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre - Repair Update

An image of the St. Lawrence Community Centre

As many in the community know, the air conditioning at the St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre has not been functioning this summer. While staff has been exploring repairs, the temperatures within the building have been dangerous to both residents and employees alike, reaching above 40C. 

Although staff have tried their best to secure a replacement or temporary air conditioning solution for the facility, after much investigation it was determined that this will not be possible due to the current structural capacity load limitations of the facility roof. Staff are now actively working on long-term replacement options that will address the air conditioning, ongoing leaking issues and overall structural improvements to the roof. 

Additional funds will be requested through the 2024 Capital Budget submission for the design and construction of a new roof and chiller replacement (air conditioner), but final decisions on funding will be determined through the overall budget approval process. I will push City staff and work with my City Council colleagues to bring the SLCRC back to normal operations as soon as possible.

In the meantime, staff are scoping the project timeline, necessary consulting services and preparing for the budget process to consider the possibility of reallocating State of Good Repair funding to accommodate this work. A critical Building Condition Assessment will also be completed in the short-term to accurately assess work that is required, the associated costing and impacts to timing. As staff works towards implementing this long-term solution, I will provide updates related to the project scope and timeline and will share more information once the design consulting firm is hired and scope, timelines and costing becomes more clear.

In the interim, staff are evaluating options this week to determine how future heatwave closures this summer can be as minimal and predictable as possible. The heating systems in the building have not been impacted, so the centre will still be usable when temperatures drop. Users of the SLCRC will be directly notified by staff about impacts to any programming, including potential impacts to St. Lawrence Co-operative Day Care users. 

The SLCRC was one of the few spaces in the neighbourhood dedicated as a cooling centre, and its loss, even if temporary, is unacceptable.  Climate change affects everyone, but it is especially our most vulnerable residents, including the under-housed, children and seniors, that bear the brunt of the rising temperatures that are being experienced across the globe.

My office continues to work closely with City staff to find alternative cooling spaces that local residents can access while this work is accelerated and underway.


2. Heat Relief

Beat the heat this summer with these cool tips! Visit toronto.ca/KeepCool to find cool spaces near you.


3. Safety & Vandalism in Church-Wellesley Village 

After hearing the heartbreaking news last week that Dudley’s Hardware & Paint faced yet another break-and-enter, I convened an emergency meeting on Friday, July 21 with the owner and staff from Dudley’s Hardware, the Business Improvement Area, the 519 Community Centre, the Church Wellesley Neighbourhood Association, Progress Place, City of Toronto Corporate Security, Toronto Police 51 Division, as well as both the MPP’s and MP’s Office.

As your City Councillor, I am committed to ensuring the well-being of our residents and the prosperity of our businesses.

To tackle this problem, various city divisions and agencies are actively working to ensure the safety and well-being of our community. The Village has four dedicated Neighbourhood Community Officers who patrol the neighbourhood and Barbara Hall Park on a daily basis. Furthermore, the Toronto Police have consistently maintained a higher presence in our park compared to any other park in 51 Division, both proactively and reactively.

The BIA has taken several proactive steps to improve safety, including the implementation of the Clean Streets Team Pilot Project and conducting CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) audits with the Toronto Police. Moreover, they have been closely collaborating with the City's SafeTO program to implement safe and inclusive streets strategies.

To ensure a comprehensive solution, I urge the provincial and federal governments to implement bail reform measures, invest in quicker hearings and bail supervision, and provide funding for supportive housing and mental health and addiction recovery services.

I want to assure you that your safety and the well-being of our community remain my top priority. Together, we will overcome these challenges and restore the sense of security and tranquility that our Village and the neighbourhoods across Toronto Centre deserve.


4. Regent Park Revitalization Project - Phases 4 and 5

I am pleased to announce that The Regent Park Revitalization Project, initiated in 2007 by the late Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell, has reached a significant milestone. 

Rezoning for Phases 4 and 5 allowed us to respond to the housing crisis by adding 637 affordable units and increasing the amount of community space to 3700 square feet, along with other benefits, to demonstrate our commitment to not only the physical development but also the cultural, economic, and social well-being of the community. 

More work lies ahead, but I am grateful to all involved, including the community, City Staff, TCHC, and Tridel, for their dedicated efforts. I remain committed to serving the residents of Regent Park and fostering their growth and prosperity.


5. St. Lawrence - Just for Laughs Festival

I am pleased to announce that the Just for Laughs (JFL) Comedy Festival is returning this September, along with their free street festival component adjacent to Berczy Park. The first inaugural JFL street festival created some amount of frustration prior to my election in 2022, so I wanted to explain what was changing this year.

In 2022, the tech and innovation festival, Elevate, joined with JFL to provide a six-day festival on Front Street East and Berczy Park. There were a significant number of concerns that were shared with the previous City Councillor about this event, including but not limited to the length of the festival, the site layout, notification, and of course the noise impact and stage location on neighbouring residential buildings. As a supporter of arts and culture events in Ward 13, I took it upon myself to try and address these issues in advance of JFL’s planned return in 2023.

For this year, Elevate is not running a street festival, but is doing something different the following week (please see the following item), so this closure will only be for three days rather than six. Similar to last year, JFL’s street event will run from Friday, September 22 to Sunday, September 24, from 10:00AM to 10:30PM. 

The site layout has changed, with the most significant difference this year being that the stage location will be at the corner of Front Street East and Scott Street, rather than on Front Street East west of Church Street like it was last year. This is due to a CafeTO conflict that was discovered during the review of the 2023 event. There has been additional thought into opening up the visibility into the park to help communicate that entry to the street festival is free for everyone to attend. 

Notification was poor to non-existent last year for many reasons, some of which were the fault of the City. This year, JFL has directly mailed information about the event to nearby residents via Canada Post, and our office is of course communicating the upcoming JFL street festival through channels such as this newsletter. Furthermore, there will be future communications regarding street closures and traffic changes related to the event.

Finally with regards to noise, there have been many significant changes to reduce the impact of the street festival on neighbouring buildings. JFL has hired a sound engineer to help model the noise impact of their 2023 festival on buildings. Significant thought has been put into how the speakers will be used to not only reduce the noise impact on residents, but in particular the bass noise. Unlike in 2023, the City is requiring on-site noise monitoring by Municipal Licensing and Standards to ensure the event stays within reasonable levels, and JFL will be taking a much firmer role to ensure noise issues are dealt with quickly and events end on time. 

To accommodate the four-day closure of Front Street East–which would include the three day street festival and a day for set-up and tear down–there will need to be some temporary traffic changes to add additional eastbound capacity. Staff are reviewing options, but the likely option at this point is to temporarily convert Wellington Street East into either two-way traffic, or eastbound traffic only. 

Paid duty officers and/or Traffic Agents would be posted at Wellington Street East and Yonge Street, as well as at Wellington Street East and Church Street, to help manage traffic, with additional officers and agents deployed as necessary to reduce the potential impacts of this four-day closure to streets like The Esplanade. Transportation Services staff are working on the details along with a communication plan, which I will share when it is ready.

After what had been a popular–but disruptive–street festival event in 2022, I am very excited to see JFL return, and hope that the efforts my office, City staff, and JFL have made will result in a much better received event this September. I hope you can come out and attend some great comedy shows!


6. St. Lawrence - Elevate Festival

The Elevate Festival also returns to Ward 13 on Tuesday, September 26 to Thursday, September 28th. Unlike in 2022, Elevate is going in a much different direction with their festival, and I am happy to share some of those details.

This year, Elevate will not be running a street festival, but instead will be providing some food trucks on Front Street East adjacent to the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, as well as an outdoor patio area at Meridian Hall. 

There will be no road closures associated with the event, and while there will be some amplified music associated with the outdoor patios at Meridian Hall, there will be no outdoor stage or speaker setup to push noise into Berczy Park. The music instead will be to provide some ambiance for patrons at Meridian Hall. As such, any disruption created by the Elevate Festival should be very minimal.

I look forward to seeing Elevate return this September, and am interested to see what their event will evolve into in future years.


7. Cabbagetown Festival

I am excited for the return of the Cabbagetown Festival, taking place on September 9th and 10th. After a four-year hiatus, the festival is returning to Toronto, bigger than ever! 

This annual event brings together neighbours, tourists, and businesses to celebrate a family-friendly, entertainment-packed weekend including live music performances, fantastic food, a Kids Zone, and over 150 unique vendors from Cabbagetown and beyond.

Call for Sponsors

As a sponsor, you will have the opportunity to reach thousands of festival attendees and align your brand with one of Toronto's most beloved festivals. Your support will help us provide a wide range of activities and entertainment for attendees while also promoting your business to the community of Cabbagetown and beyond. 

We offer a variety of sponsorship levels and benefits to fit any budget and marketing goal. As a sponsor, you’ll receive recognition in our marketing materials, including our website, social media channels, and print advertising. 

Don’t miss your chance to demonstrate your commitment to the local community by being a part of this renowned community event!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please visit our website for more information or reach out to Meagan Madill at [email protected].


8. Cabbagetown – Accessible Art and Placemaking Project Survey

I invite all residents and neighbours to participate in the Accessible Art and Placemaking Survey, organized by STEPS Public Art in partnership with the Cabbagetown Business Improvement Area (BIA).

The project aims to explore the integration of art to enhance accessibility in public spaces within the Cabbagetown BIA area.

Your valuable insights will play a crucial role in shaping a new public art installation that reflects the community's needs. By completing the survey, you can contribute to creating a more inclusive environment for everyone.

To show my appreciation for your participation, survey respondents will have a chance to win a local prize.

Join us by taking the Cabbagetown Accessibility Survey.


9. Downtown East Action Plan Survey

The City would like to hear about your experiences in the Downtown East and your ideas about what is working well and what could be improved. Your feedback will help inform the next phase of the Downtown East Action Plan.

The Action Plan provides a coordinated set of actions in response to complex challenges in the area related to poverty, homelessness, community safety, mental health and substance use, and the drug poisoning crisis. 

Some of the actions in our neighbourhoods include:

  • Enhanced street, laneway, and park cleaning
  • Enhanced outreach and de-escalation teams to support community safety. This includes:
  • Here To Help
  • the Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST)
  • the Community Care Project, providing clean up of discarded harm reduction supplies
  • the Downtown Yonge BIA Community Engagement Team
  • connections with residents, resident associations, BIAs, and other community partners to support access to information and training
  • A Toronto Downtown East Justice Centre pilot, moving out of a traditional courtroom and into a community setting, connecting high needs individuals with supports and services to prevent cycling through the criminal justice system

I invite you to complete this short survey on the Downtown East website to give your feedback on the action plan and priorities in the Downtown East today! The survey closes August 25 at 11:00PM.

Please join me at an upcoming community forum on the action plan! In partnership with Fred Victor, the City is hosting virtual and in-person meetings for the public where you can provide your feedback. There will also be several focused engagement opportunities. 

In-person Community Forum
Date: Wednesday, August 9
Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Location: Wellesley Community Centre (495 Sherbourne Street)
Register on Eventbrite for in-person forum

Virtual Community Forum 
Date: Thursday August 10
Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM 
Register on Eventbrite for Virtual


10. Toronto Centre Traffic Regulation Review

From July 21 to October 2, my office is conducting another round of traffic regulation reviews across the ward to advance Vision Zero and optimize parking, traffic, and transit conditions.

Through the traffic regulation review, we are looking to identify streets and intersections which we can request staff to make improvements that include:

  • Reducing speed limits
  • Installing pedestrian crossing signals or traffic control signals
  • Installing or removing "no standing/parking" zones

 

 


11. David Crombie Park / Esplanade and Mill Street Connection Project

David Crombie Park is being revitalized to respond to the current and future needs of the community. A conceptual park design was developed through extensive community engagement in Phase One, from 2018 - 2020.                                                      

Phase Two is currently underway, where improvements will be made based on the approved conceptual park design. City divisions are working closely together to deliver the park revitalization alongside cycle track improvements on The Esplanade for a seamless integration of the park and public realm.

Learn more about the projects, meet City staff and design team members at a pop-up on:
Friday, August 11 from 1:00PM - 3:00 PM

Look for the blue tent between the wading pool and Frederick Street.

For more information, contact:
Nancy Chater, Project Manager
[email protected]
416-338-5237


12. Corktown Eastern & Adelaide Bridge Rehabilitation / Street Renamings

A map of the bridge rehabilitation for Corktown

The City of Toronto’s work to keep our infrastructure safe and operational will be soon turning its attention to rehabilitating four bridges in the Corktown area:

  • Eastern Avenue Bridge (ID264)
  • Don Valley Parkway Off Ramp over Don River (ID263)
  • Richmond Street East Bridge over King Street East (ID246)
  • Adelaide Street Bridge over King Street East (ID266)

The rehabilitation work is required to maintain the bridges in a state-of-good-repair. Work on this project will involve: bridge superstructure and substructure rehabilitation including concrete repairs, steel repairs, and asphalt replacement. The design assignment also has provisions to review the feasibility of a new multi-use trail connecting Power Street to King Street.

Work will proceed in two parts:

Part 1 Scope of Work (Spring-2024 to End-2026):

  • Deck top and underside rehabilitation of Eastern Avenue Bridge (ID264)
  • Deck top and underside rehabilitation of DVP Ramp over Don River (ID263) Underside rehabilitation of Richmond Street East over King Street East (ID246) Underside rehabilitation of Adelaide Street East over King Street East (ID266)

Part 2 Scope of Work (Tentative Start: 2030):

  • Deck top rehabilitation of Richmond Street East over King Street East (ID246)
  • Deck top rehabilitation of Adelaide Street East over King Street East (ID266)
  • Provisions for construction of Multi-Use Trail connecting Power Street to King Street

There will be lane closures and overnight work associated with these repairs, although details are still to come. Staff are working internally to minimize traffic congestion as a result of this work, including with the Lakeshore East Construction Hub and Metrolinx staff to review construction impacts.

Efforts will be made to minimize disruptive noise during overnight construction. Staff are reviewing efforts to allow access to Underpass Park during repair work, with details still to come.

A pre-construction Notice will be distributed to nearby residents at least a month prior to work starting, with a construction notice distributed two weeks before work starts. A field ambassador will be assigned during construction work to provide responses to public enquiries and communicate with impacted stakeholders. 

I will share any future information with residents, but please feel free to contact our office if you would like any updates.


13. Street Naming: Henry Box Brown Lane 

Henry Brown was a notable figure in connection with the famous Underground Railroad movement. He was born in 1815 and died on June 15, 1897, in Toronto. A man who was once enslaved, he became an abolitionist and a hero from Louisa County, Virginia, strategically mailing himself in a wooden crate to allies in Philadelphia.

As tensions grew with the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, Mr. Brown eventually journeyed to Toronto to live the rest of his days as a performer, magician, and public speaker near his own home at 42 Bright Street. 

Today, we honour his journey, his fight for freedom, and his story by naming the laneway along his residence "Henry Box Brown Lane" – located in the rear of 8-44 Bright Street.

The project is currently under the review of the Economic Development and Culture office.

Learn more about the project here on the Toronto Centre Projects webpage.


14. Street Naming: North Star Way

The North Star, also known as Polaris, serves as a celestial guide, aiding travellers in determining their direction. It proves invaluable to those who lack directional devices, offering a dependable reference point for navigation and is affectionately called the "Going Home Star."

Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), a prominent American abolitionist, established The North Star Newspaper, named after the very "Star" that guided those escaping slavery to Canada. Famously mentioned, the north star was used to guide Harriet Tubman during the height of the underground railroad movement prior to the American Civil War. 

To the First Nations Cree people, the North Star holds profound significance, translating to both "The one that never moves" and "It Stands Still."

We pay tribute to all those who have undertaken courageous journeys, fought for their freedom, sought a better life, and emerged as survivors with stories to share. This laneway lies parallel to the south of Queen Street, stretching between St. Paul Street and Bright Street. As individuals utilize this pathway, We hope it guides them to home safely with good health and prosperity. 

The project is currently under the review of the Economic Development and Culture office.

Learn more about this project on the Toronto Centre Projects webpage


15. 60 Howard Street Park Naming: Dr. Gordon Chong Park

In 2019, City Council passed a motion to acknowledge the municipal significance of the late former City Councillor Dr. Gordon Chong, who represented downtown Toronto's Ward 6, on both Metro Council and Toronto City Council in the early 1980s, by naming 60 Howard Street Park after him.

Dr. Chong was a trained dentist by profession. He served as the vice-chairman of the Toronto Transit Commission in the 1990s, served on the board of Go Transit from 2000 to 2006, founded and served as CEO of Social Housing Services Corporation, Chaired YMCA GTA, and served as the final chair of the Greater Toronto Services Board (2001).

A trailblazer of Toronto's urban history, Dr. Gordon Chong passed away in July 2018 and is survived by three children and four grandchildren. 

I look forward to honouring and commemorating Dr. Gordon Chong at the park naming cermony with his family, friends, and the local community in November. Stay tuned for the date and time.


16. Toronto Public Health Vaccination Clinic Accessibility

As Toronto Public Health continues to demobilize from its COVID-19 response, changes in TPH’s vaccination clinics will ensure residents have access to four fixed-site clinic locations and equitable access to TPH vaccination appointments throughout Toronto.

Starting August 1, the following fixed-site vaccination clinics will operate in Toronto, Tuesday to Friday from 12:00PM to 6:00PM. and Saturdays from 10:00AM to 4:00PM:

  • Scarborough – 410 Progress Avenue
  • Metro Hall – 214 Wellington Street West
  • Cloverdale Mall – 250 The East Mall
  • North York Civic Centre – 5100 Yonge Street

All fixed-site vaccination clinics will continue to offer a range of vaccines, including COVID-19, MPOX, and routine / missing childhood vaccinations.

Learn more on the Toronto Public Health webpage


17. July 2023 Trash Talk

Help keep Toronto’s streets, sidewalks, parks and beaches beautiful by considering a litterless picnic when you’re heading outdoors, putting your waste in the available bins and if bins are full, report it to 311 so they can be emptied and find another bin to dispose of your waste.

Learn more at toronto.ca/BinYourLitter.


18. Allan Gardens Storytelling in the Park

Storytelling in the Park continues this summer! Bring your children and families for a delightful experience that celebrates nature, imagination, and community in the Garden District.

  • Date: Every Saturday
  • Time: 11:00AM - 2:00PM

Location: Allan Gardens Playground (Rainy weather: Children’s Conservatory on the north-west side of the park)

Hosted in partnership with the Children’s Book Bank and TMU’s Office of Social Innovation, this nature-themed storytime will transport you to magical worlds with each tale. Local 'storytelling whizzes' are ready to captivate young minds and create lasting memories.

Plus, thanks to the Children’s Book Bank, every child will receive a few books to take home after each storytelling session!

Storytelling in the Park is FREE to attend on a drop-in basis, and you can join any Saturday throughout the summer. It's the perfect opportunity to foster a love for reading and connect with the community while enjoying the beauty of Allan Gardens.

Don't miss out on this wonderful experience for children and families!


19. St. James Town Movie Night Recap

I am excited to share the amazing success of the St. James Town Movie Night that we hosted on July 19, sponsored by CUPE Local 416. It was an evening filled with laughter, and community bonding, as we screened the newly-released ‘Super Mario Bros Movie’ (2023).

The turnout was overwhelming, with hundreds of people from across the neighbourhood in attendance. It was heartwarming to witness kids and parents gathering together, eager to enjoy the movie magic on the big screen.

Thanks to the generous support of CUPE Local 416 and my staff, we were able to provide free popcorn and juice boxes for all attendees. 

The true highlight of the night was seeing the kids having a blast, running around, and sharing laughs with their friends and families. It's moments like these that remind me of the strong sense of community we have here in our ward.

I want to extend my sincere gratitude to CUPE Local 416 for their generous sponsorship, as well as to all the attendees who made this movie night an unforgettable experience for everyone. Also, thank you to the St. James Town Residents Council for helping spread the word in the community.

Thank you all for your continued support, and stay tuned for Movie Night in St. James Town 2.0!


20. Helping Seniors in your Community - Seniors Assistance Home Maintenance (SAHM)

Do you need your grass cut or leaves raked?  Or, do you just need general help around your home?

The Seniors Assistance Home Maintenance (SAHM) program provides assistance to seniors, as well as disabled and convalescing individuals, who need work done in and around their homes and apartments.

Work includes garden and yard work, snow removal, light housekeeping and odd light jobs. These services enable individuals to direct their own care while living safely and independently in their own homes longer.

For additional information on this program please call or email Kevin Pook at – (416) 531-8447 ext. 501 [email protected], or visit the Toronto Intergenerational Partnerships In Community website


21. Strengthening the Community Crisis System Grant –  Reminder

The Strengthening the Community System Grant is a funding opportunity for eligible organizations to strengthen and increase the capacity of the current mental health and substance use crisis infrastructure within the City of Toronto.

This grant may fund one (1) initiative or several initiatives up to $800,000.00 and is seeking to improve timely access and improve the availability and increase the capacity and community-based post-crisis supports, including wraparound care, relevant/population-specific supports, and service systems to address service gaps.

The deadline to apply is August 11, 2023. An information session will be held for all interested applicants on July 17 at 12:00PM.

To register for the information session, please visit the SCCSG website.


22. 52 Division Community Event

Building Bridges: Celebrating Police-Community Partnerships will be hosted by 52 Division Community Police Liasion Committee & 52 Division.

Wednesday, August 9, 2023 from 11:00PM - 2:00PM

Come meet your local police officers and community volunteers with appearances from:

  • Mounted Unit & Police Dog Services
  • St. Johns Ambulance Therapy Dogs
  • Blinky & The Marine Unit
  • TPS Talent Acquisition
  • CrimeStoppers
  • Local DJ and more!

Latest posts

The Mayor's Budget

The Mayor's Budget

On February 1, Mayor Olivia Chow released her version of the budget. This iteration comes after the Staff budget was released on January 10th and underwent extensive public consultation at pre-budget consultations last November, budget town halls, and budget committee meetings. 

Share this page

Take action

Sign up for Updates
Invite Me To Your Event
Priorities
Sign up to Volunteer