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Politicians Currently Representing Cabbagetown

Toronto Mayor: John Tory
Ward 28 City Council: Ward 28 does not currently have a councillor since the death of Pam McConnell in June 2017. A new councillor is expected to be appointed by city council later in 2017. In the meantime, constituency staff are available to help residents.
Provincial MPP (Toronto Centre). The MPP, Glen Murray, resigned in summer 2017. The seat will remain vacant until the June 2018 provincial election. Constituency staff remain employed to help residents.
Federal MP (Toronto Centre): Bill Morneau
Chris Moise (Toronto District School Board Ward 14)
Jo-Ann Davis (Toronto Catholic District School Board)
Chloë Robert (Conseil Scolaire de Viamonde)
Marie Fontin (Conseil Scolaire de District Catholic Centre-Sud)

Composting In Cabbagetown

Compost is an organic factor in the city’s waste reduction program and is also an important part of maintaining a healthy garden. Due to the relatively small areas we have to work with in our neighbourhood, residents might find creating their own compost to be a challenge, but there are options.

Option 1: Make Your Own Compost
You can build your own composter, or purchase one from the City for a very reasonable $15. Put your own compostable material in your composter, and once nature has finished her handiwork – you have the “black gold” that will help your veggies, fruits, flowers and lawns to flourish.

To learn more about composting in general, and to obtain a City of Toronto Composter, go to the bottom of this page on Yard Waste, Lawns and Composting and click on the “home composting” tab. Then click on Composter pick-up and delivery.

To learn how to build your own 3-bin composter, visit this page on the Toronto Community Garden Network site.

Option 2: Outsource Your Compost To The City
If you don’t have the inclination to do it yourself, or your outdoor space is already spoken for, then participate by putting your compostable materials in your green bin and let the city take care of it for you.

At the Forsythia Festival and Community Environment Days, the city will drop off large piles of finished compost and residents are encouraged to load up their wheel-barrows and buckets…for free! (how often do you hear that?)

Municipal Services (Call 311 for all non-emergency inquiries)

Police 51 Division - Call 911 (or 416-808-2222 for non-emergency inquiries)
- Submit online non-emergency information and reports: web, iOS, Android
how to report a crime - click for PDF
Toronto Police Services email lists
TPS maps and data web portal
TPS Calls For Service portal
Garbage and recycling overview and Collection Calendar App
Fire - Call 911 (or 311 for general inquiries)
Tree canopy and free trees
City of Toronto Road Closures Website

Call 311 for information about municipal services such as garbage collection, graffiti or litter and snow removal.
Call 211 for information about community, social and health services if you don’t know where to turn with a problem.
Call 911 for threats or harm to a person or property that require police, fire, or paramedic services.

Curbside Pickup and Composting In Cabbagetown

2017 Curbside Pickup Calendar
Learn more about composting in Cabbagetown
Not-For-Profit agencies that accept reusable items

Other Associations

For a full list of Toronto Residents Associations, visit David Topping’s excellent map:
http://davidtopping.tumblr.com/torontoresidents

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