The weather outside is frightful…

The weather outside is frightful, but at least it’s WINTER! (not that strange, warm-ish, extended-fall stuff we’ve been getting…)

On that note, Councillor Janet Davis, together with other East York elected reps, is hosting the East York New Year’s Levee.

Sunday, January 8, 2012
1 to 3 pm
East York Civic Centre
850 Coxwell Avenue

Residents of East York are invited to join Councillor Davis with Councillor Mary Fragedakis, MPP Peter Tabuns, MPP Michael Prue, MP Matthew Kellway and TDSB Trustees Sheila Cary-Meagher and Cathy Dandy to welcome 2012!

Please bring a non-perishable food donation for community food banks.

To find out about holiday hours for City facilities and museums, click here.

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2 Responses to The weather outside is frightful…

  1. Sue Yardley says:

    A little off topic, but here goes: Does anyone know when the city started plowing the sidewalks and applying the huge amounts of ice melter in our neighbourhood? I always thought the home and business owners were responsible for clearing the sidewalks. I think this must be a very expensive service – and yet our people at city hall want to remove our children’s free fitness programming from Secord Community Centre in order to save money? Does this puzzle anyone besides me? I’ve e-mailed Mr Ford and Ms Davis to see if they can shed some light on the issue.

  2. The old Metro Toronto didn’t offer this service of plowing the sidewalks – you are right, Sue. It used to be home owners responsibilities. This was a service that was offered in the ‘boroughs’ (Scarborough, North York, Etobicoke…) When Amalgamation happened, in an attempt to equalize services (and I can imagine it was a service many didn’t want to give up), the new City of Toronto made the snow-clearing offered throughout the entire city, where the sidewalk-ploughs could get through of course. It’s not offered in areas where the streets are too narrow (Cabbagetown doesn’t get it, as an example – among other downtown areas). Do let us know what Mayor Ford and Councillor Davis reply to you on this issue, Sue. I think ‘gravy’ depends on one’s definition – ploughing snow from sidewalks? Children’s programs?

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