May Community Update

Of special interest to tenants:

Public input on new rules and guidelines for indoor temperature standards

Wednesday May 13, 2015

6:30-8:30 p.m.

North York Civic Centre, Committee Room 3, 5100 Yonge St.

The City of Toronto is conducting a review of its bylaws governing indoor temperature standards, including heating and air conditioning. The goal is to consider any changes needed to ensure the intended purpose for tenants, landlords and property managers. More information about the review and current regulations can be found at

Leslie Street Signal Coordination

Transportation services has finished upgrading signal communications on Leslie St. between Sheppard Ave. East and the 401 in an effort to ease traffic congestion. Feedback on the changes can be provided through 311, with a copy to

Public meeting on Mayor's Task Force on Toronto Community Housing

Monday May 25, 2015

6:30-9:00 p.m.

Don Mills Public Library, Auditorium, 888 Lawrence Ave. East

The meeting will allow for an opportunity to make suggestions on how to improve Toronto Community Housing. For more information about the Task Force, please visit

Toronto East Safety Expo

Thursday May 14, 2015

6:30-9:00 p.m.

The Ismaili Centre, 49 Wynford Drive, Toronto

This is a free safety expo hosted by the Community Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) of 33, 54, 41, 42 and 43 Divisions and the Toronto Police Service. The focus will be on personal/property safety, including demonstrations and many products and services on display.

City of Toronto Long-term Care Homes and Services: Excellence in Volunteering

Every year the City of Toronto recognizes the dedicated volunteers who contribute to the programs and services of several long-term care homes, including two located in Ward 24 – Willowdale.

This year, Russell Bannock has been further recognized for his outstanding volunteer work at Cummer Lodge. Over the past four years, Russell has played a large role in establishing and maintaining the various gardens around the home, both through maintenance and donation of supplies. Whether in the gardens or visiting with residents, he has been extremely generous with his time and efforts.

As a high school student, Shela Qiu chose to complete her volunteer hours at Carefree Lodge. While only required to put in a total of 40 hours, Shelia went above and beyond and now has over 200 hours under her belt. She has provided leadership in coordinating 20 other youth volunteers who help enrich resident's experience through events such as concerts, bake sales and arts and crafts.

Toronto Hydro Reliability Improvement: Project Cherrystone

Planned improvements to the aging underground electrical system will be occurring within the boundaries of Cherrystone Dr. (north), Don Mills Rd. (east), Cliffwood Rd. (south) and Paynter Dr. (west). Work is slated to begin this month with an approximate completion date of December 2015.

Throughout the project, power interruptions may take place when switching from the old to new electrical system. Toronto Hydro will provide advance notice of any planned outages. Crews and contractors will take extra care around private property, and will be responsible for restoring any areas affected such as driveways and sidewalks.

As always, you are welcome to provide any comments you may have to


Councillor David Shiner




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