Many female-identified persons, including trans people, women, and gender non-binary individuals, residents, and workers have reported feeling increasingly unsafe while engaging in their daily activities and routines across the city and in particular, parts of the downtown. This can be attributed to many things such as fewer people commuting as individuals are working from home and increasing rates of poverty - making the existing mental health and homelessness crises more visible.
On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in partnership with Dixon Hall, Councillor Wong-Tam will be hosting a Women’s Safety Panel Discussion to name and bring to light these realities, as well as to provide strategies and resources for female-identified community members. We will have presentations from special guests Susan Davis (Executive Director, Gerstein Crisis Centre), Pauline Larson (Director of Economic and Community Development, Downtown Yonge BIA), Uppala Chandrasekera (Social Worker), Scott McKeen, (Community Safety & Wellbeing Unit, City of Toronto), and Inspector Susan Gomes (Toronto Police Services, 51 Division), followed by a Q & A. If you wish, please submit your questions in advance of the meeting, you will be asked after RSVPing to enter them.
When: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EST
Where: RSVP to join https://www.kristynwongtam.ca/safetypanel
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Toronto Hydro will be starting work in July 2021 on Underground Civil & Electrical Work related to the TTC Museum Station Relocation. There may be minor road and sidewalk restrictions for about 6 months in the Queen's Park/Charles area. Construction will typically be done between 7 am and 7 pm weekdays.
City planning is becoming increasingly important as communities want to protect their local heritage and cultural hubs. As we see development across Toronto and with big planning changes afoot at the Province, how can we remain engaged in community planning? How do we create and support urban spaces that are meaningful to us? Who decides what is meaningful? What makes the Village a village?
It Takes A Village is a campaign to protect and promote cultural and heritage spaces. It explores deep questions about culture and heritage and offers information on the local planning process. We hope the campaign will energize and empower residents to take a more proactive approach in neighbourhood planning.
Bringing together planners, heritage architects, artists, and culture keepers, this panel will explore the meaning of cultural and heritage spaces to our communities. What they look like, if development disrupts culture and heritage, and how preserving culture happens in actual practice. On May 27, 2021, join Councillor Wong-Tam in discussion with experts and advocates as they discuss protecting and preserving culture and heritage in Toronto. #ItTakesAVillage
When: Thursday, May 27th, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Learn more about our panelists and register here: https://www.kristynwongtam.ca/ittakesavillage_panel
A Community Consultation meeting for a proposed 59 storey condominium project at Yonge and Breadalbane has been scheduled for Wednesday May 12th at 7 pm. This event is open to the public and representatives from Bay Cloverhill will be attending.
More details on the project are available in the Pending Projections page of the Development Section at: https://www.baycloverhill.com/pending-projects.html