Jun
22
6:00 pm18:00

Community Consultation: Multi-Year Accessibility Plan

The City of Toronto is holding four public consultation meetings to assist with updating its Multi-Year Accessibility Plan. The plan outlines the City's strategy to prevent and remove barriers and meet requirements under the standards of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

 

The City would like to understand the barriers faced by people with disabilities and gather suggestions on what can be done differently to reduce the impact of those barriers. At the meetings, participants will learn about the City's accessibility framework and recent accomplishments, and its approach to identifying, removing and preventing barriers. Participants will be asked for their input and experiences with various types of barriers including attitudinal, systemic, communication and technology, and physical barriers in facilities and public spaces.

Jul
1
2:00 pm14:00

Canada Days at Humber Bay Park West

Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday at Canada Days at Humber Bay Park West!

The family-friendly event features two stages with a full line-up of exciting performances by award-winning local, national and international artists creating contemporary music influenced by the cultures and communities of the Etobicoke area – Ukrainian, Polish, Filipino, South-Asian, Somali and more.

A hospitality area offering food and beverage will be available for the public throughout the day.

Site-specific dance and multi-arts performances on the water and throughout the green space will highlight the event's location at the mouth of Mimico Creek. The night concludes with a spectacular fireworks display at 10:55 pm. 

Canada Days is produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the Province of Ontario’s Ontario150 Program and the Government of Canada. 

Jul
8
1:00 pm13:00

Arts In The Parks Urbanvessel presents On the Brink

Urbanvessel presents On the Brink, a dance and musical performance celebrating the importance of water in Amos Waites Park. Come explore and learn about our lake shore through citizen science with hands-on art-making in partnership with Great Lakes Commons.

Dates:

July 81:00 PM (Workshop)

Sept 15, 16  8:00 PM (Performances)

Urbanvessel Performing Arts creates new performance works through interdisciplinary collaboration. Rooted in music and sound, the power of the human voice is at the centre of our creative process. Led by Artistic Director Juliet Palmer and drawing upon the diverse talents of our collaborators, Urbanvessel fuses sound, music, text, imagery and movement. Urbanvessel shares knowledge through community outreach and engagement.

Aug
27
2:00 pm14:00

Arts In The Parks: K Funk and Lady Ree

  • Amos Waites Park

K Funk and Lady Ree will present an absolute beginner ukulele and singing workshop in Amos Waites Park. Led by the infamous singing ukulele ladies of Toronto’s TTC Subway, K Funk and Lady Ree, 30 free ukuleles will be provided or participants can bring their own.

K Funk and Lady Ree (also known as individual performing artists Kristin Fung and Sheree Spencer) are the infamous singing ukulele ladies of Toronto’s TTC subway. With infectious cheer and friendly acoustic sounds of the soul, the duet performs in 25 different subway stations in Toronto and has taught more than 200 people in Toronto to Bermuda ages 5 to 65 how to play the ukulele in their free workshop series, Uke Can Sing. K Funk and Lady Ree have performed for Mayor John Tory, Toronto Affordable Housing Office, Tropicana Ltd., Farm to Fork On Common Ground Festival, Living City Health, and have been featured in TV documentaries with CBC News and Rogers TV.


Jun
19
2:30 pm14:30

Public Meeting: Toronto's new Fire Code re-inspection fees

Toronto Fire Services (TFS) will host a series of public meetings to provide property owners with an overview of a new re-inspection process and associated fees.

Starting July 1, TFS will institute a fee for service related to the re-inspection of properties to confirm the status of previously noted fire safety hazards that were identified during the initial inspection. The introduction of these fees will end the current practice whereby TFS covers all costs associated with re-inspections, which are required when Ontario Fire Code violations are identified.

Property owners are responsible for maintaining buildings that meet the Ontario Fire Code. Taking immediate action to have building deficiencies rectified will increase life safety and will result in fewer Ontario Fire Code violations.  

New fee information can be found at: http://bit.ly/2s2AOhz.

TFS encourages property owners to attend one of the following public meetings:

·         Wednesday, June 21, Scarborough Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 150 Borough Dr. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Meeting will be held from 7 to 8 p.m.    

·         Thursday, June 22, Fire Services Headquarters, 4330 Dufferin St. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Meeting will be held from 7 to 8 p.m.

·         Monday, June 26, Etobicoke Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 399 The West Mall. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. Meeting will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

·         Tuesday, June 27, Metro Hall, Room 310, 55 John St. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Meeting will be held from 7 to 8 p.m.

Jun
17
9:00 am09:00

CCFEW Bird Walk

  • Colonel Sam Smith Park
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The next CCFEW Bird Walk is:
 

Saturday, June 17th

9:00am - 11:00am at Colonel Samuel Smith Park

Leader: Don Burton

Meet in the south parking (where the road ends) MAP

Jun
6
6:00 pm18:00

Library Seminar - Retiring on a Low Income: Plain Language Advice

  • Mimico Centennial Library
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Retiring on a Low Income: Plain Language Advice

Learn how to get the most from CPP, OAS, GIS and Ontario Disability Support. Many financial advisors are unfamiliar how these affect RRSPs and Tax Free Savings Accounts. Learn to navigate the system and use best strategies for long-term retirement planning with very limited means. Ages 55-64 will especially benefit from this program. Workbook provided.  Free. Presented by John Stapleton, Open Policy Ontario.

Jun
5
11:00 am11:00

Humber College 50th Anniversary 2017 Golf Classic

The 2017 Humber College Golf Classic is fast approaching, a wonderful opportunity to be part of a worthwhile cause, give back to the local community, and have a great time! This year’s tournament falls on Humber College’s 50th Anniversary, celebrating the 50 years that Humber College has provided outstanding educational experience to students… students who have become an integral piece of our local community. 

With the 50th Anniversary and the tournament going into its 5th year, the Golf Classic will be even better than ever, taking place at The Club at Bond Head, a Club Link course and venue on Monday June 5, 2017. Our goal this year is to raise $150,000 to support scholarships and awards for deserving students across the College.

Whether you are interested in sponsorship, attending as a golfer, volunteering or donating an auction item, there are numerous ways to show your support. Please visit www.humber.ca/golfclassic for more information.

  

May
27
11:00 am11:00

James S. Bell Presents: Bellapalooza

  • James S. Bell

Bellapalooza

James S. Bell Jr. Middle Sports & Wellness Academy is hosting its 10th annual Bellapalooza fun fair!  Saturday, May 27th from 11am to 3pm. Rain or shine.  90 Thirty-First Street (Lake Shore Blvd. West/Thirty-First Street)

This event has fun and games for the whole family. Come enjoy the BBQ, bake sale, cafe, carnival games, jousting court, bouncy castles, yard sale, silent auction, raffle, car wash, live music and more!  Community tables are still available --
email jsb.schoolcouncil@gmail.com.

 

May
13
1:00 pm13:00

Arts Etobicoke: Writing Workshop for Families

Writing Workshop for Families with Melanie Fernandez Alvares
Saturday May 6 & 13
In the Arts Etobicoke Storefront Gallery, 4893A Dundas St W, 1:00 – 3:00pm


So many things happen in our everyday lives that can be amazing stories – stories from the past that find their way into the present and shape our future stories – remain unspoken and untold. This series of workshops will offer a group of adults and children different creative activities and writing techniques that encourage self-expression to create individual and collaborative stories. Celebrating participant’s stories is important, so stories can be as raw, authentic and individual as the participant chooses.

If you would like to participate in this free, first-of-its-kind workshop, please contact Graham Curry at graham@artsetobicoke.com to register. Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required.