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November 2014 eNewsletter
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Dear Friends & Neighbours,

The election is behind us and it's time to move our great city forward!

It's a privilege to be your City Councillor, and I'm overwhelmed and honoured to have received 83% of the vote.

Thank you for putting your trust in me for another four years. I will continue to represent Ward 25 - Don Valley West with a strong, passionate voice and a focus on customer service excellence.

After months of knocking on doors, I know that transit, congestion, pedestrian safety and gridlock are key priorities. You see it in each and every neighbourhood across the Ward.

Crowded trains, construction-related delays, traffic infiltration into neighbourhoods - it takes far too long to get around. Transit and traffic congestion are front and centre on my agenda, and I'll be working closely with our new administration to move forward as quickly as possible.

The new term is officially underway on December 1 and City Council's first meeting is scheduled for December 2.

The last weeks have been busy as usual! Please read on for a recap of some great events and what's coming up. Keep an eye out for my next eNewsletter for the latest news and updates from across the city and the Ward.

As always, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me at Councillor_Robinson@toronto.ca or (416) 395-6408.

Thank you again for the incredible show of support!

Jaye Robinson
City Councillor
Ward 25 - Don Valley West
 
It's Official!

Signing the Declaration of Office yesterday with
City Clerk, Uli Watkiss. 
Ward 25's First Pumpkin Parade at Alexander Muir Park
Ward 25's First Pumpkin Parade!
Ward 25's first pumpkin parade (a.k.a. pumpkin blaze) capped off Halloween weekend at Alexander Muir Park.

The event brought together neighbourhood families to give their 
jack-o-lanterns one more day to shine before their flames are extinguished for another year. Many thanks to the neighbourhood volunteers who organized the event and to the families who shared their spooky creations! 

If you'd like to bring a pumpkin parade to your neighbourhood next year, please let me know and I'd be happy to help you get started.
Roslin Avenue's Haunted Halloween Maze
 
A spooky Halloween Maze was the highlight on Roslin Avenue this year! Created from scratch, the maze has become a neighbourhood staple, attracting hundreds of maze-goers each and every year.

 
Yonge Lawrence Village BIA's 10th Annual Artwalk

Judging art on Yonge!
The Yonge Lawrence Village BIA's 10th Annual Artwalk is on until November 6 and features great local art in shop windows on Yonge north of Lawrence.

Last week I was asked to help judge the best in show and it was no easy task! After taking in each and every piece, our panel settled on a terrific top three:
  • 1st Place - The Colour Field and artist Arny Maralit
  • 2nd Place - Upper Canada Paint and artist Sheila Victor
  • 3rd Place - Mastermind Toys and artist Helena Wulff
Thanks to the Yonge Lawrence Village BIA and the North Toronto Group of Artists (NTGA) for organizing another fantastic show! 

On November 13, 14 and 15, head to Blessed Sacrament Church (24 Cheritan Avenue) for the NTGA's 2014 Fine Arts Show and Sale, where many of the great works from Artwalk
(and much much more) will be on display. Head to http://www.ntga.ca/ for more information!
Shop Local: The Rolling Pin (3429 Yonge Street)
Visit the corner of Yonge and Teddington Park for one of Ward 25's most decadent and delicious new businesses - The Rolling Pin!

Specializing in everything from award-winning gourmet donuts to cupcake bouquets, this bakery and pastry shop is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

I stopped by last week and wasn't disappointed!

For more information on their vast selection of tasty treats, go to http://www.therollingpin.ca or visit them on Facebook or Twitter
Bedford Park Public School Visit to City Hall
        
Thank you to Mrs. Paterson's Grade 5 class for joining me in Council Chambers earlier this week!
I was very pleased to welcome three grade five classes from Bedford Park Public School to City Hall this week!

It's a great opportunity to give students a front row seat in the Council Chamber and get them engaged in our great city at an early age.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to arrange a class visit to City Hall or if you'd like me to visit your school.
Public Meetings & Events
Toronto Botanical Garden Organic Farmer's Market
 
Date: Thursdays, year-round
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Toronto Botanical Garden (777 Lawrence Ave. E.)
 
Head to the TBG on Thursdays to pick up local produce, bread, meat, cheese, honey, prepared food and more! 

For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/WCrezk. 
Supporting Seniors in Our Community - Information Session

Date: Monday, November 10
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Better Living Community Centre, Marie Labbatt Auditorium, 1 Overland Drive

Learn more about the Community Care Access Centre and how it helps people live independently in the community and much more. 

For more information call 905-763-9928 ext. 4602.
Don Mills Remembrance Day Ceremony
 
Date: Tuesday, November 11
Time: 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Town Square, Shops at Don Mills

For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/1uqBJEN.
Metrolinx Accessibility Plan
 
Metrolinx invites you to attend their 2014 series of Accessibility Public Meetings to help them brainstorm ideas for their Multi-Year Accessibility Plan. 
 
Meetings take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Central – Toronto: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Metro Hall
55 John Street, Rooms 308 & 309 (third floor)

North – Richmond Hill: Thursday, December 4, 2014
Metro Hall
50 High Tech Road, York Region Transit Office, Corporate Learning Centre

Please register in advance of each meeting by emailing accessibility@metrolinx.com, or by calling 1-888-438-6646 (1-800-387-3652 for TTY teletypewriters only). 
North Toronto Group of Artists - 2014 Fine Arts Show and Sale 
 
Date: November 13, 14, and 15
Time: Nov. 13, Opening Reception, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
           Nov 14, Noon to 8:00 p.m. 
           Nov 15, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Location: Blessed Sacrament Church, 24 Cheritan Avenue

Check out work from the talented artists who participated in the Artwalk!

For more information, please visit http://www.ntga.ca/events/
Toronto Santa Claus Parade
 
Date: Sunday, November 16
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Starts at Christie Pits and ends at the St. Lawrence Market

For more information, please visit http://www.thesantaclausparade.ca/.
Official Plan Review - Open Houses

Date: Tuesday, November 18
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a presentation at 7:00 p.m.
LocationNorth York Civic Centre, Members Lounge, 5100 Yonge Street

The City of Toronto is reviewing its Official Plan. As part of this review, open houses are being held to listen to your views and feedback on changes that could be made. The plan addresses, among other things, the environment and neighbourhoods. 

For more information, please visit http://toronto.ca/opreview.
Sunnybrook Speaker Series
Your Role in Managing Diabetes


Date: Tuesday, November 18
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
LocationMcLaughlin Auditorium, Bayview Campus, E Wing Ground Floor, 2075 Bayview Avenue

This discussion, led by experts at Sunnybrook, will include information on nutrition, treatment, and medication. Admission and parking are both free! 

For more information or to register, please visit http://bit.ly/10uRQ75.
Toronto Botanical Garden Holiday Open House 2014

Date: Thursday, December 4
Time: Noon to 9:30 p.m.
LocationToronto Botanical Garden (777 Lawrence Ave. E.)

Get into the holiday spirit at TBG's Open House featuring a complimentary cider and cookie or visit the garden shop to find the perfect gift for the nature lover in your life.

For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/1utrXl7.
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