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02
Apr

CityPlace Easter Egg Hunt Highlights

CityPlace Easter Egg Hunt Highlights

The 2018 CityPlace Easter Egg Hunt was a success. Hundreds of children and families showed up and participated.

Thanks again to our volunteers and sponsors who made this a memorable event for children and families to enjoy!

19
Mar

Easter Egg Hunt

CityPlace Easter Egg Hunt

Join us for CityPlace Easter Egg Hunt on April 1, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Canoe Landing Park, 95 Fort York Blvd. There will be prizes, surprises, and photos with the Easter Bunny!

Download Easter Poster

To find out more information or to volunteer for any of these events, contact us at cityplacera@gmail.com

17
Mar

Foodshare Toronto Good Food Market

The Foodshare Toronto Good Food Market is happening at 150 Dan Leckie Way on March 21 from 5-7 pm. Great products at reasonable prices! Be there!

17
Mar

Block 31 Update 5 – March 2018

Block 31 Construction Update 5 – March 2018

March 15th, 2018

Attention: CityPlace Residents’ Association and BIA

Re: Block 31 Construction – Update 5

Block 31 construction continues to progress quickly. The project is approximately 22% constructed
to date.

Substructure – Waterproofing and backfilling of foundation walls for both the north and south buildings are scheduled for the upcoming 2 weeks.

Superstructure – Pouring of structural slabs, foundation walls and columns as well as elevator and stairwell in the north and south buildings are scheduled for the upcoming 2 weeks.

Site access is expected to be maintained at the existing 2 east boundary locations; one at the south end of the east boundary and the other at the mid-point of the east boundary.

17
Mar

Public Space Incubator: Support to Re-Imagine Toronto’s Public Spaces

Public Space Incubator: Support to Re-Imagine Toronto’s Public Spaces

Source: https://parkpeople.ca/publicspaceinc/

With increasing densities and challenges to creating new public spaces, we need to creatively make the most of every space in our city to contribute to our quality of life.

Toronto is seeing a growing interest in innovative ways to inhabit and enliven our public spaces and find new ones.

We’re looking for people who have bold, creative, and radical ideas for Toronto’s parks, plazas, schoolyards, laneways, streets, and other publicly-accessible open spaces.

We want to encourage and support the next generation of creative public space projects. By providing access to funding and professional networks, Public Space Incubator will support tangible pilots that test new, innovative ways to bring under-utilized public spaces to life.

With a focus on innovation, partnerships, programming, and scalability, Public Space Incubator will provide ten projects—five in each of 2018 and 2019—with up to $50,000 in funding per project. And, as an incubator, will support successful applicants in implementing projects by connecting them with a network of professionals.

Public Space Incubator is generously funded by Ken and Eti Greenberg and Balsam Foundation and administered by Park People.

Core Principles

  • Innovative: Projects push the boundaries of what’s possible and propose new, creative ways for bring people together in under-utilized urban spaces.
  • Community driven: Projects are rooted in community involvement and building local partnerships to ensure a sustainable, accessible, and inclusive approach.
  • Programmable: Projects are not simply design pieces, but involve programming that ensures spaces are used and lively.
  • Catalytic: Projects maximize the impact of the grant by leveraging additional financial and in-kind support.
  • Scalable: Projects have the potential to be replicable and scalable beyond a single public space.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants: We invite applications from groups and collaborators such as, local community groups, artists, collectives, non-profits, public sector agencies, designers and registered charities. If they are not already a charity, they must include a charitable trustee as a partner. A charitable trustee is required for the administration of funds, but is not required to be a programming partner in the project. Private for-profit businesses may not be the sole applicant, but can be part of an application as a partner.

Geography: Projects must take place within publicly-accessible outdoor open space in the City of Toronto, whether privately or publicly-owned.

Duration: Projects can be temporary or permanent, where temporary is defined as at least four consecutive weeks or a series of events. One-time events are not eligible. If a project is pitched as permanent, the proposal must consider how it will be maintained. Projects should be completed by summer of 2019.

Grants can cover:

  • Operational and staff costs of directly delivering the project
  • Research and policy development directly related to the project, including development of new governance or funding models to support sustainability and scalability of the project
  • Planning, public consultation, and community outreach
    Capital costs

  • Programming and event costs
  • Honorariums to people directly associated with implementing the project

The program will not fund:

  • Website development or online activities
  • Previously incurred costs
  • Funding existing programs or projects
  • Projects that are strictly planning-related and do not include any tangible changes or activation
  • Contributions to a general fundraising campaign
  • Activities or projects that duplicate work already being undertaken by the City of Toronto

Minimum and maximum amount that can be awarded:

  • Minimum: $15,000
  • Maximum: $50,000

More about projects that align with program principles and eligibility requirements:

Application Process
There will be two separate funding rounds – one in 2018 and one in 2019. There is a two-stage application process each round.

If you have any questions, please consult our Frequently Asked Questions, or, if your question is not addressed, drop us a line at info@parkpeople.ca

Stage one: Letter of Intent (DUE: MARCH 29, 2018)

No more than 2 pages.

  • Overview of project, partners (including charitable trustee), and proposed location
  • Overview of how it meets each core principle of the program
  • Overview of how it could be realistically implemented
  • Amount requested, including high-level budget and potential other funding sources or in-kind support

Please submit your application electronically as a single PDF to info@parkpeople.ca. Please note that we are unable to consider late or incomplete applications for funding. Submissions must be received by Park People by 5:00 pm on the deadline date.

Letters of Intent will be jointly reviewed by Park People and Ken and Eti Greenberg and Balsam Foundation

Stage two: Full application (DUE: MAY 11, 2018)

Applicants successfully chosen in the first round will be invited to submit a full application. This is not a guarantee of funding. Those applicants asked to submit a full application should prepare a document that must be no more than 4 pages in length not including the budget and additional attachments such as maps, graphics, or sketches.

  • Overview of project: desired goals/outcomes, needs assessment (why is your project needed and why in a particular location?)
  • Project team: relevant experience, potential partners, overview of previously successful projects that have been implemented
  • Detailed description of how the project meets each principle of the program
  • Project workplan including time frames, milestones, and deliverables
  • Measures of success: How will you evaluate the success and impact of the project?
  • Detailed budget, including other funding and in-kind support
  • Community engagement and communications strategy
  • Potential implementation risks and mitigation measures. For example, does your project require a policy change or government approvals? Will you need to obtain permission from the landowner (City, TDSB, TCH, etc.)? Will you need assistance with any part of the project?
  • Recognition: How Park People and Public Space Incubator grants will be recognized

Please submit your application electronically as a single PDF to info@parkpeople.ca. Please note that we are unable to consider late or incomplete applications for funding. Submissions must be received by Park People by 5:00 pm on the deadline date.

Applications will be evaluated and selected through a jury process. Decisions will be made in early June 2018.

Jury

Please direct all questions about the program to info@parkpeople.ca

19
Feb

Events 2018

The CityPlace Residents Association engages with other associations and community partners to activate/curate “community building” events throughout CityPlace.

Proposed Events and Activities
Family Day Events – Feb. 19 – Winterfest
Earth Hour – March 24
Easter Eggs Scramble in Canoe Landing Park – March 31 or April 1
Earth Day Community Clean Up in Canoe Landing Park and across CityPlace – April 22
Jane’s Walk across CityPlace (themed) – May 5
Cityfest Kids Tent in Canoe Landing Park – August (Date to be determined)
Halloween Kids Crawl throughout CityPlace – October 31
Pumpkin Parade in Canoe Landing Park – November 1

CityPlace Residents’ Association
Website/URL: http://cityplacera.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cityplacera
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cityplacetorontoresidents/
Email: cityplacera@gmail.com

19
Feb

Foodshare Toronto Good Food Market

The Foodshare Toronto Good Food Market is happening at 150 Dan Leckie Way on Wednesday Feb. 21, 5-7pm, 3rd Fl Community Kitchen.

Download THE GOOD FOOD MARKET- Feb 21, 2018

19
Feb

CityPlace Winterfest

All are invited! CityPlace Winterfest on Family Day in Canoe Landing Park – Monday February 19th from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. There will be complementary skate rentals & refreshments, live ice carving, music, a warming centre and fun interactive family-friendly activities for everyone!

Download WinterFest poster pdf file

07
Feb

Metrolinx Track Maintenance USRC

Within the Union Station Rail Corridor, crews will be performing track replacement within the USRC around Bathurst Street. This work is scheduled to take place between the hours of 11:00pm and 5:00am.

Please note: For the purposes of safety, work times are subject to appropriate weather conditions.

Nearby residents may notice noise and vibration from equipment and power tools moving through the area during this time.

Download Track Maintenance Bathurst pdf

31
Jan

Jean Lumb Public School Information Session

Jean Lumb Public School Information Session

Jean Lumb Public School, serving students Kindergarten to Grade 8, will be opening in 2019 at the Canoe Landing Community Facility!

Along with local trustees and senior staff from the Toronto District School Board, our Concord CityPlace presentation centre will host an information session on Jan 31, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and school information will be available for pick up.

For parents who will be attending, child care services will be available during the seminar!
Please register for the information session at:

LOCATION
Concord CityPlace Presentation Centre
23 Spadina Avenue
6:00PM – Doors open.

6:30PM – Presentations with Q&A begins
8:30PM – Presentations conclude

RSVP Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jean-lumb-public-school-tdsb-info-session-tickets-41314745516

17
Jan

Foodshare Toronto Good Food Market

Shop FoodShareTO Good Food Market, Jan 24, 5-7pm, 150 Dan Leckie Way 3rd Fl Community Kitchen http://foodshare.net/program/markets/

The Good Food Market is being held on Wednesday January 24th at 150 Dan Leckie Way, 3rd Floor Community Kitchen, 5pm – 7pm. Items include: reasonably priced fresh produce, out-of-this-world gourmet sausages and jerk sauce, and baked goods.

Download Flyer pdf version

17
Jan

Public Consultations for York St and Rees St Parks

Public Consultations for York St and Rees St Parks
Monday, January 22, 2018
Drop-in Hours – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Presentations – 7:00-7:45 pm
Harbourfront Centre 235 Queens Quay West

If you are unable to attend this community consultation, please consider sharing your feedback through this brief survey called “How to Make a Great Park.”
Complete the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/york-rees-1
For more information, please contact info@waterfrontoronto.ca

https://www.facebook.com/WaterfrontToronto/posts/10155125820312927

17
Jan

Block 31 Construction Updates

Block 31 Updates

Attached is the monthly construction update for Block 31 (The Canoe Landing Park Community Recreation Centre, Schools and Daycare Facility) provided to the CityPlace Residents Association by the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Department.

January 2018 Block 31 Ratepayer Update 4

December 2017 Block 31 Ratepayer Update 3

November 2017 Block 31 Ratepayer Update 2

October 2017 Block 31 Ratepayer Update 1

17
Jan

MPP Han Dong New Year Levee

MPP Han Dong New Year Levee

Our local MPP Han Dong office has shared the following: On January 20, from 1-4 pm, come out to the Fort York Visitor’s Centre at 250 Fort York Blvd for MPP Dong’s 4th Annual New Year’s Levee!
We’ve got:
– Free food and hot beverages
– Skating along the Bentway
– An immersive historical experience in Fort York
– Kids creative corner where children can make their own Valentines Day cards
Families can bring their own skates or rent on site! https://www.facebook.com/events/1976804449273630/

Download PDF Version

17
Jan

Canada Summer Jobs Program

Canada Summer Jobs Program – Deadline to Apply is on February, 2, 2018
Details are available online at https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/canada-summer-jobs.html

Article Source: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/get-funding-to-hire-young-canadians-for-summer-jobs-in-2018-665228433.html
Get funding to hire young Canadians for summer jobs in 2018

Employers can now submit funding applications for Canada Summer Jobs 2018

GATINEAU, QC, Dec. 19, 2017 /CNW/ – Canada’s future prosperity depends on young Canadians getting the education and experience they’ll need to succeed in their careers, keeping our economy growing and our middle class thriving.

Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced that the employer application period for the 2018 Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program is now open. Small businesses with 50 or fewer employees, not-for-profit employers and public sector organizations that can provide quality summer jobs for students are invited to apply for funding from the Government of Canada to hire students for next summer.

The Canada Summer Jobs program creates summer job opportunities for full-time students aged 15 to 30, allowing them to develop their skills, get meaningful work experience and earn money to pay for next year’s tuition.

Employers are invited to submit applications that complement this year’s national priorities:

  • Employers who intend to hire youth who are in underrepresented groups, including new immigrant youth/refugees,
  • Indigenous youth, youth with disabilities and visible minorities;
  • Small businesses, in recognition of their contribution to the creation of jobs;
  • Organizations that support opportunities for official language minority communities;
  • Organizations that provide services and/or supports the LGBTQ2 community; and
  • Organizations that provide opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT), particularly for women.

    Employers are encouraged to submit a 2018 Canada Summer Jobs funding application online by February 2, 2018. For more information and to apply for funding, please visit Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs or visit a Service Canada Centre.

03
Jan

Public Consultations on Toronto Development Charges

Public Consultations on Toronto Development Charges

Download Public Consultation on Development Charges

03
Jan

The Bentway Opening Weekend

New year. New space. New site. #ReimagineWinter at The Bentway and experience the fun this season can bring.

Join The Bentway Opening Weekend

Jan 6 – Official Opening

Jan 7 – Mayor’s Skate Party

03
Jan

Bathurst Street (south of Front Street) Road Bridge Rehabilitation and Pedestrian Bridge Replacement

Bathurst St Bridge Repairs

Bathurst Street (south of Front Street) Road Bridge Rehabilitation and Pedestrian Bridge Replacement.

Expected Start Date: January 8 2018
Expected End Date: August 31 2018

Download Bathurst St Bridge Repairs

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