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21
Aug

SSHA Respite Centre and Homeless Shelter at 545 Lakeshore W and Gore Park

SSHA Respite Centre and Homeless Shelter at 545 Lakeshore W and Gore Park

The City’s Shelter Support and Housing Administration Division is hosting information sessions and communication pertaining to their new respite centre and homeless shelter at 545 Lakeshore Blvd (Lakeshore and Bathurst at the Former Rogers/OMNI TV Building) and respite centre at Gore Park (opposite the Fort York Armoury) scheduled for opening in September 2018. The information sessions will be at the Fort York Visitors Centre on Tuesday, August 21st from 5 pm – 9 pm, and on Monday, September 17th, 5 pm – 9 pm

Download Information Session Flyer pdf

07
Aug

CPRA Backpack for Learning School Supplies Drive and Distribution

CPRA Backpack for Learning School Supplies Drive and Distribution

The CityPlace Residents’ Association Backpack for Learning School Supplies Drive and distribution received good news that a major donor has contributed backpacks and school supplies including pencils, notebooks, looseleaf paper, erasers, pencils, pens, pencil crayons, pencil cases and rulers. TELUS has generously donated 150 backpacks with school supplies for distribution to the families that have applied.

This initiative which have been gathering momentum will assist some of our neighbours to be able to send their children to school with the learning tools and materials needed to learn and succeed at school, and complete homework after school. Parent applied from most buildings in CityPlace, but the majority are from the TCHC buildings.

We are hosting a CityPlace Kidsfest on Saturday, August 25th, 2018 from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm at Canoe Landing Park, 95 Fort York Blvd, Toronto. At this event, from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm, we will be distributing the backpacks and school supplies to parents and families who have signed up, which will ensure that the children and families experience a positive back to school experience.

For further information, please contact us at cityplacera@gmail.com

03
Aug

Canoe Landing Facility- Block 31 – Construction Update 8 – August 2018

Block 31 Construction Update 8 Download as pdf

August 3rd, 2018

Attention: CityPlaceResidents’Association and BIA
Re: Block 31 Construction – Update 8

Block 31 construction continues to progress quickly. The project is approximately 35% constructed
to date.

Substructure – North building backfilling of substructure and poured topping is underway west of north building.

Superstructure – Pouring of structural slabs, walls (including steel reinforcement) and deck continue to proceed on schedule. The Hydro vault is complete and ready for inspection. The structural steel trade has mobilized and steel installation is well underway. Steel stair installation is well underway.

Mechanical and electrical rough-in work is underway.

Site service work has commenced.

Installation of the fencing fabric around the artificial turf field is approaching completion. Programming on the field will not be interrupted. Work on the south retaining wall is expected to commence shortly.

Site access is expected to be maintained at the existing 2 east boundary locations; one at the south end of the east boundary and the other at the mid-point of the east boundary. A third vehicular access, allowing site access off Fort York Blvd is also expected to remain in place.

Regards,
Suzanne Cooke-Wooland, SPC

14
Jul

CityPlace Summer Movie Night Series

CityPlace Summer Movie Night Series

Movie nights in the park at CityPlace Toronto Canoe Landing Park have been planned for July 14, August 11 and September 15, 2018, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm.

July 14 – Remember the Titans

August 11 – Back to the Future

September 15 – Toy Story

29
Jun

Cityfest Parc Rosé

Cityfest Parc Rosé – Saturday August 18 at Canoe Landing Park, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Join thousands at Toronto’s Grand Rosé festival. Look your best in pink and white summer chic. Meet fellow socialites and have fun.
+ All-day party: drinks garden, activities, & instagram moments
+ Chill & dance non-stop to energetic and vibrant curated DJs
+ Nom x nom x nom from awesome food trucks

And more. Get your tickets now at Cityfest Parc Rosé

LIT MUSIC | Experience some of Toronto’s most exciting DJs: T.O.A., Kill Them with Colour, DJ Danny D, Jed Harper, and Manzone & Strong.

This is a 19+ years of age event. The dress code is pink and/or white.

All VIP admission tickets include:
+ Parc Rosé blanket (one per guest)
+ Parc Rosé wine ticket (one per guest)
+ In-and-out access to the Rosé and Drinks Garden
+ Expedited VIP line at the Rose and Drinks Garden entrance
+ Access to music festival with non-stop upbeat DJs
+ Access to full bar service throughout the day ($)
+ Access to gourmet food trucks ($)

($) available at an additional cost
*For a limited time, pre-sale VIP ticket holders receive a 15 minute complimentary massage session

Cityfest Parc Rosé is the next best summer social event in Toronto. Chill and dance in the park. Snap some photos with the scenic 6ix as your backdrop. Come out this summer and experience this unique event. Be part of something grand Cityfest Parc Rosé
+ All-day party: drinks garden, activities, & instagram moments
+ Chill & dance non-stop to energetic and vibrant curated DJs
+ Nom x nom x nom from awesome food trucks
And more. Get your tickets now at Cityfest Parc Rosé

Download Poster

11
Jun

Block 31 Construction Update 7 – June 2018

Block 31 Construction Update 7 – June 2018

Block 31 (Canoe Landing schools, community centre, daycare and indoor playground facilities) Update #7 – June 2018

Block 31 construction continues to progress quickly. The project is approximately 30% constructed
to date.

Substructure – Waterproofing, backfilling of foundation walls and forming and reinforcing of grade beams are well underway. Work on the underground ramp connecting the 2 buildings has commenced.

Superstructure – Pouring of structural slabs, walls, deck and columns as well as elevator and stairwells in the north and south buildings are well underway. The Hydro vault is complete and ready for inspection. The structural steel trade has mobilized on site and erection has commenced on the north building.

Installation of the fencing around the artificial turf field has commenced. Programming on the field will not be interrupted. Work on the south retaining wall is expected to commence shortly.

Site access is expected to be maintained at the existing 2 east boundary locations; one at the south end of the east boundary and the other at the mid-point of the east boundary. An additional site access off Fort York Blvd. has been approved by the City.

Regards,
Suzanne Cooke-Wooland, SPC

07
May

Construction Dust Mitigation Consultation

Construction Dust Mitigation Consultation

The City of Toronto is considering new requirements for construction dust mitigation and to invite you to participate in a public consultation. Specifically, we are looking at dust that is created by cutting stone, rock, concrete, tile and insulation for residential construction. Staff have been directed by City Council to recommend new dust control measures for Toronto.

The City is holding a public meeting on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at North York Civic Centre, Committee Room 1, to seek input from the public on potential requirements for construction dust mitigation.

If you cannot attend this meeting, we encourage you to provide your ideas for changes to the current bylaw by emailing mlsfeedback@toronto.ca.

Please feel free to share this information widely with any interested parties.

You are receiving this email because Municipal Licensing and Standards has identified your organization as interested in participating in the review. If you do not wish to receive further emails regarding this review, please let me know.

07
May

Pet Friendly Design Guidelines

Pet Friendly Design Guidelines

The City of Toronto holds public consultations as one way to engage residents in the life of their city. We invite you to get involved.

Pet Friendly Design Guidelines

The City of Toronto Planning Department, in collaboration with consultants from DIALOG, is holding a Stakeholder Interview meeting where you can meet with the Project Team in an informal interview of 45 min to 1 hour to share your insights about how to design a Pet-friendly environment for Toronto’s multi-unit, high-density communities.

Details are as follows:

Date: May 10, 2018
Time: Your desired 1hr time slot between 9am to 5pm
Place: St. Lawerence Community Recreation Centre
(230 The Esplanade, Adult Lounge, 2nd Floor)

The City of Toronto has initiated a project to create a set of Pet Friendly Design Guidelines for Toronto’s multi-unit, high-density communities. Toronto communities are becoming increasingly compact, and include a large and growing pet population. In these areas, existing facilities may be at or nearing capacity, and additional space, facilities, and amenities are increasingly required to support the growing pet population and their owners, as well as to provide open space and facilities for everyone to enjoy.

The purpose of this study is to develop a series of guidelines to inform the design and planning of pet amenities in multi-unit, high-density communities. The study will focus on three scales – the neighbourhood, the building, and unit – covering the private to the public realm, with recommendations and strategies tailored to address issues associated with each.

As a key stakeholder, we would like to invite you to contribute your ideas and aspirations for pets, pet owners, and other residents, and your perspective on how the Guidelines can inform planning and development to improve residents’ access to facilities and amenities, and quality of life. If you have supportive information or materials that the Project Team can take away and review, it would be most helpful to bring them along. Interviews may be conducted individually, or in small groups where backgrounds and/or experience align.

We hope that you are able to attend. Please RSVP with your availability by April 30, 2018 at this link: https://petfriendlyguidelines.eventbrite.ca Please choose in the invite your preferred time slot and a second option, we will try our best to accommodate your time. You will be informed of your appointed time slot by Friday May 4th.

To speak to the Project Lead directly, please contact Ran Chen, at 416-392-1137 rchen2@toronto.ca

We look forward to meeting you!

07
May

The Ontario Science Centre to Build Indoor Playspace at Canoe Landing CRC

The Ontario Science Centre to Build Indoor Playspace at Canoe Landing Park Community Recreation Centre

The Ontario Science Centre and the City of Toronto have finalized an agreement with the Ontario Science Centre to design and build the indoor playscape at the Canoe Landing Community Recreation Centre (Scheduled to be completed and opened in Fall 2019).

The CityPlace Residents Association (CPRA) is pleased that this new City of Toronto partnership with the Ontario Science Centre will result in the design and fabrication of one of the best indoor play facilities for children in their early years at the new Canoe Landing Community Recreation Centre. This is good news for the CityPlace community and a benefit to making this a family friendly downtown neighbourhood!

The indoor playspace will be designed and built by the Ontario Science Centre.

On May 1, the CPRA attended a design charrette as part of a collaborative process in which community partners and stakeholders worked together in shaping the vision for the 3000 Sq Ft Indoor Playspace for the Canoe Landing Community Recreation Centre (Block 31).

At the Ontario Science Centre, we learned about the power of play, functionality of design as a catalyst for play, and worked collaboratively with many stakeholders including architects, planners, construction company officials, educators, parents and community leaders in helping to envision a futuristic concept for the indoor playscape at the new Canoe Landing Community Recreation Centre.

07
May

CityPlace Janes Walk

CityPlace Discovery Walk – Living & Thinking Vertical

Thanks to everyone who participated in the CityPlace Jane’s Walk in the CityPlace Community on Saturday, May 5th. Inspired by reknown urbanist Jane Jacobs, Jane’s Walk is a series of walking tours designed for individuals to better understand the cities in which they live, work, or play.

Our Janes Walk was themed “CityPlace Discovery Walk – Living & Thinking Vertical”. The event looked at many aspects of this vibrant high rise vertical community and future possibilities for a family friendly downtown neighbourhood

Thanks to the CityPlace Jane’s Walk co-leads, Danielle Culp, Pegah Abhari, Vickey Simovic-Jankovic, Kumail Raza and Candace Safonovs along with those who joined the walk including Nicole Sparks, Ausma Malik, Anita Singh, Carl Song, Eti Greenberg and many other community members.

Thanks also to Jane’s Walk staff Erin Kang and Alia Scanlon for promotional support of the event.