Category Archives: Issues

Did you know… you can call 311 if you find hazardous materials like needles?

Some things are not just meant to be left lying around, including hazardous materials including needles/syringes and other types of paraphernalia. Staff at our Ward 28 office and Toronto Public Health have advised us that we can contact 311 to … Continue reading

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Riverdale Park West bike share update

A message from Phil Frei, President, CRA: We have received the letter, below, from the City of Toronto (from the late Councillor McConnell’s staff) about moving the Bike Share location. In June, I attended a meeting at Riverdale Park West … Continue reading

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New, larger green bins roll out in September

Thanks to our neighbours from Cabbagetown South Residents’ Association for this information! Cabbagetown South (bordered by Carlton to the north, Parliament to the East, Shuter to the south and Sherbourne to the west) was a test neighbourhood for the city’s … Continue reading

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Toronto launches resident survey on short-term rentals

The City of Toronto is inviting residents to have their say about proposed rules for short-term rentals (such as Airbnb) via an online survey. Residents in Cabbagetown and nearby Winchester Park certainly have had some issues with some such rentals, … Continue reading

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Survey on laneway cycling – please participate!

The Laneway Project, the Canadian Urban Institute and the Community Bicycle Network are working together to explore opportunities for using laneways to fill gaps in Toronto’s cycling network. The project will identify challenges and possible solutions that can be implemented … Continue reading

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City consultations on rooming house regulations

The City of Toronto is reaching out to residents to get feedback on proposed new regulations for multi-tenant homes, what we usually call rooming houses. At the meetings, members of the public will learn about the proposed zoning approach and … Continue reading

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Proposed changes from City of Toronto ML&S Dept. re: short-term rentals

The topic of Short-term rentals (such as Airbnb) is back in the news. The city’s municipal licensing and standards (ML&S) dept. has released their proposals today. Highlights of the proposals are: – Ban Torontonians from renting units unless it is … Continue reading

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Bike Share June 2017 update

Toronto City Councillor Pam McConnell convened a meeting on June 7, 2017 at Riverdale Park West because the city parks department has raised concerns about snow clearing issues with the Bike Share station in its present location. In attendance were … Continue reading

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Final 2017 property tax bills mailed

The city has mailed off the final 2017 property tax bills to residents. All bills should be received by June 15 so if you don’t receive the good news (ahem) by then, please contact the city via 311 ( For … Continue reading

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Walking the Lower Don Trail – possible this summer?

We noticed this article about the Lower Don Trail that might be of interest to residents hoping to be able to use it this summer. Walking the Lower Don Trail Will Be Possible This Summer (

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