The City of Toronto and Danforth community invite all Torontonians to ceremonies on July 21 and 22 remembering those who lost their lives and recognizing those injured during the July 22, 2018 shooting on Danforth Ave.
Both events will be solemn commemorations. Media and the public are asked to respect the privacy of those impacted by the shooting. The City of Toronto Community Safety & Wellbeing Unit, Victim Services Toronto, and St. John’s Ambulance including therapy dogs will be available for those who require emotional support or resources during the commemorative events.
Sunday, July 21 at 1:30pm
Withrow Park (North East corner) – 725 Logan Ave.
The ceremony will include the reading of names, a moment of silence, a musical selection from an interfaith choir, a recognition of the injured, and a poem written and read by the City of Toronto Poet Laureate, Al Moritz.
Monday, July 22 at sunset (8:51pm)
Alexander the Great Parkette (Logan Ave. and Danforth Ave.)
A moment of silence will be observed and nearby church bells will toll in remembrance of the two young women who lost their lives. Community members may wish to bring candles.
As both ceremonies are outside, those wishing to attend are reminded to check the weather and prepare for the conditions, including bringing an umbrella for rain, or hats and water for hot weather.
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‘Good in the Hood’ Series
Switchback Cyclery is a retail and service-focused bicycle shop that opened in June 2013 with a focus on repairs. They have diversified their space by offering repair services in addition to the sales of bicycles and accessories from leading brands!
They are a non-profit Employment Social Enterprise with its origins in Sanctuary Toronto. Switchback focuses on offering relationships and the chance to rediscover the joy and dignity that comes from having a meaningful and purposeful occupation.
Be sure to check out their location at 651 Queen St. East, they are open Mon-Fri from 11am-7pm and on Sat from 10am-6pm.
Thank you to the J & C Toronto Real Estate Team for creating ‘Good in the Hood,’ a short video series featuring local businesses and owners and their stories. They are a dynamic local husband and wife real estate team that live and work in Toronto’s East End who wanted to put a spotlight on the Riverside/Leslieville businesses they know and love.
Winterlicious returns January 31 – February 13, 2020! Riverside has many great full-service restaurants that can participate!
Want to participate? The process is as follows:
- Application submissions to determine a restaurant’s eligibility and price point category for participation; and
- A registration by eligible restaurants (those who have completed step 1) to secure a spot
All you need to do is fill out this form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 8th, 2019.
You will find out if you are eligible to participate in early September and will receive your registration to secure a spot in September.
To be eligible, you must:
- Be an existing, full-service restaurant
- Possess a current Dine Safe Green Pass issued by Toronto Public Health
- Have the average price of a three-course meal meet the minimum requirements ($27 Lunch/$39 Dinner, $33 Lunch/$51 Dinner, or $39 Lunch/$63 Dinner)
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-392-7902.
More details can be found at www.toronto.ca/licious.
The City of Toronto is reviewing by-laws related to temporary signs, payday loan establishments, property standards and building maintenance, and wants your feedback!
1. Temporary Signs By-law Review
July 22, 6 to 8 p.m. at City Hall, Second Floor, Committee Room #3
The review aims to modernize the by-law and make it easier for the public to understand the rules governing temporary signs, such as A-frame signs, garage sale signs, mobile signs, new development signs, open house signs and real estate signs. In addition, the review is considering regulations to permit temporary signs that display messages of public interest and construction-related signs on private property. More information: toronto.ca/signsreview
2. Property Standards and Building Maintenance
July 24, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Metro Hall, Room 308/309
This will include a review of the Property Standards By-law and issues related to apartment building standards, indoor temperatures, rat mitigation, and odour. More information: toronto.ca/propertystandardsreview
3. Payday Loan Establishments
July 25, 6 to 8 p.m. at North York Civic Centre, Members Lounge
Payday loans are short-term, unsecured, small-dollar loans, but they are an expensive way to borrow money. The City of Toronto is reviewing the licensing and cap of payday loan establishments in the city of Toronto and wants to hear from you. More information: toronto.ca/paydayloanreview
There are a number of ways you can be involved and help shape policy. Visit the consultation websites for more details on how you can:
- Attend public consultations
- Submit written feedback
- Subscribe to email updates
Feedback from these consultations will be used to inform reviews of these by-laws. Reports on these reviews are expected to go to City Council at the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020.