Councillor Shelley Carroll

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Basement Flooding Public Consultations

The City of Toronto holds public consultations as one way to engage residents in the life of their city. Toronto thrives on your great ideas and actions. We invite you to get involved.

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study - Study Area 29 & 30

Project Background
The City of Toronto has been carrying out a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to assess the causes and impacts of and develop solutions to basement flooding in the former Cities of North York and Scarborough. On August 19, 2005, the City of Toronto experienced a severe storm event that resulted in the flooding of many residents’ homes, erosion in ravines and watercourses, and damage to City infrastructure such as roads, bridges, culverts and sewers. Thirty-one (31) chronic basement flooding areas have been identified; however, the following study areas are currently under investigation.

Public Consultation
Public consultation is an important part of any environmental assessment study. Your involvement in our study is welcome. The first public meeting was held on October 5, 2006, to introduce the study, explain the Environmental Assessment process and potential options to be considered.

The second Open House is scheduled for:

Area 29
Date: Thursday June 21, 2007
Time: 6:30 to 8:30pm
Location: Brebeuf College Catholic Secondary School
211 Steeles Avenue East

Area 30
Date: Thursday June 28, 2007
Time: 6:30 to 8:30pm
Location: Sir John A. MacDonald Collegiate Institute
2300 Pharmacy Avenue

The purpose of this second open house is to present the results of the evaluation of options, introduce the recommended preferred option(s), outline the next steps in the study and get feedback from local residents on the proposed works. Drop-in any time during the hours noted above. Project staff will be available to provide details on the project and answer your questions.

How to Get More Information
If you have any questions, wouldl ike to be placed on the study mailing list, of if you cannot attend the meeting and would like to provide comments, please contact:

Josie Giordano
City of Toronto
Metro Hall, 19F
55 John Street
Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

Tel: 416-397-7777
TTY: 416-397-0831
Fax: 416-392-2974
Project Website:

Friday, May 11, 2007

Compost Day

On Saturday, May 5th, 2007 residents of Ward 33 descended on the Pleasant View Community Centre and Bellbury Park to take advantage of Councillor Shelley Carroll's free compost giveaway. Over the course of the morning, we gave away close to 100 tonnes of free compost in one of our most successful events of the year. Like last year, Compost Day brings people from all across the ward to load up there cars with fresh compost for the spring planting season. Unlike last year, the number of people attending this year's event greatly exceeded expectations. This caused some unforeseen problems with traffic on Van Horne Ave. People arriving early had parked cars both in the parking lot and on both sides of the road narrowing traffic flow to one lane. Unfortunately, staff were forced to call Toronto Police officers to the scene to help clear the road and get traffic flowing again.

Councillor Carroll and her staff would like to apologize to the residents living along Van Horne Ave for any inconvenience that our event might have caused. It is wonderful that this event is so well attended by our community but it has become clear to us that sites such as Bellbury Park are no longer large enough to host an event like this. We have decided that next years event will take place on a larger site that can provide more space for parking, waiting and loading, and will cause less disruption to normal traffic flow.

Thank you to all who attended. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact our office.

Happy Planting!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Building a Greater City - Together

The City of Toronto holds public consultations as one way to engage residents in the life of their city. Toronto thrives on your great ideas and actions. We invite you to get involved!

The City of Toronto wants to hear from you…

about the possible new revenue tools now available to the City under the City of Toronto Act , 2006 for a report going to Executive Committee in June 2007.

New revenue options include applying a new alcohol or tobacco sales tax, vehicle ownership tax, land transfer tax and others. These new city revenues could be used for city-building programs and services such as transportation, parks and recreation, culture and climate change. Find out more and share your ideas.

Revenue Tools Public Consultation

North District
Memorial Hall, 5100 Yonge St.,
below the North York Public Library
Thursday, May 17, 7-9 p.m.
TTC: North York Centre Station

Participants must register.
Please call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338. TTY 416-338-0889.
Registration Begins May 2.

Can’t make the event? Want to send comments?

Write: Revenue Tools
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 5th floor, east tower
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Call: Access Toronto 416-338-0338. TTY 416-338-0889.
For more information visit