Councillor Shelley Carroll

Find out the latest news and upcoming events in your neighborhood. Politics, news, views, and links from Ward 33 Councillor Shelley Carroll.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Shelley's New Website

Hello Ward 33 Residents!

I have now integrated my blog into my new website! The new website has a wealth of information, and I hope that you will visit me there at:

I look forward to your comments!

Shelley Carroll

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Don River and Central Waterfront Project

There is an upcoming public meeting about Cleaning up our Waterways: The Don River and Central Waterfront Project. The purpose of this meeting is to find out about the sources of pollution to the Don River and Central Waterfront from our sewer system, the options being considered and how they are being evaluated. This meeting is being held on February 23rd at the Hotel Novotel Toronto Centre, 45 The Esplanade from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.

You can also view their most recent newsletter, which outlines further details about this issue and the upcoming public meeting at:

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Toronto Police Service - Youth Employment Opportunity - Summer 2009

On behalf of the No. 33 Division Community Response Unit, I would like to advertise this great opportunity for youth.

The Toronto Police Service is now accepting applications for the 2009 Youth in Policing Initiative and we need your help in spreading the word to all eligible students!

Every summer 100 youth are hired from Priority Neighbourhoods to work throughout the Toronto Police Service. They are placed in 45 locations, including all Divisions, and support units like the Marine Unit, the Mounted Unit, and the Forensics Identification Unit.

In addition to daily duties, they also have the opportunity to work at cultural events such as Caribana and Taste of the Danforth. All students are taken on a comprehensive tour in order to expose them to different areas of the Service including Police Dog Services, Communications (911 Call C entre), the Emergency Task Force, and the Police Museum.

All in all, students conclude their summer with a solid work experience, a better understanding of the Toronto Police Service, and friendships with other students and members of the Service that they'll take with them in their futures.

The Youth in Policing Initiative is a unique opportunity that is not to be missed. If you know or work with youth aged 14-17, who reside in one of the priority neighbourhoods, who don't have a criminal record, and who may be interested in working with the Toronto Police for the summer, please encourage them to apply.

For more information on this program, please visit our website at or Please note that the application deadline is Wednesday, February 25, 2009.

If you have any questions, please email Danielle Francis at danielle.francis or you can reach her at 416.808.7618.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Biking in Winter – good for your health and environment, too

Don’t put away that bike. Even though it’s winter in Toronto, you can still use your bike during the season. In fact, an increasing number of people are commuting to work even during the coldest days of the year.

Biking in winter can be quite enjoyable as long as you dress for the occasion. If you dress in layers, wear the proper clothing and use clothes that bock the wind, you will find that your bike is not only effective in helping you get around, but that it’s actually quite enjoyable.

Some other tips for riding in winter – give yourself extra time to get to your destination, cycle more slowly in snowy conditions, use fenders to stay dry and use lights on your bike to stay visible.

It’s also helpful to take curves at a slower pace and avoid leaning on you bicycle. It’s important to keep the bike perpendicular for maximum traction.

Biking in the winter also provides benefits to both you and your community. It helps reduce traffic congestion and doesn’t contribute to climate change. In addition to being good for the environment, it’s great for your health, too.

To make things easier for cyclists this year, the City is improving its service levels for cyclists. In addition to providing more attention to clearing snow from bike lanes, the City is also clearing sections of the Martin Goodman Trail – from Northern Dancer Boulevard to the lower part of Sherbourne Street and from Windermere Avenue to Stadium Road.

So, keep that bike handy – even in the winter. You’ll find that it’s a great way to get around, stay in shape and help the environment as well.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Councillor Carroll's Lunar New Year Celebration

Please join Councillor Shelley Carroll and the Ward 33 Team to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. The event will be taking place:

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Pleasant View Community Centre

545 Van Horne Avenue

1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m.