Join us for Environment Day on July 17

I look forward to seeing you at the Port Union Waterfront Festival on June 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A huge thank you to all the CCRA volunteers working hard to plan this wonderful event. I’m so happy we will be together again for this great festival.

Toronto’s Official Tree

On Saturday, May 14, I had the pleasure of announcing Toronto’s Official Tree with Mayor John Tory and Councillor Paul Ainslie. The City of Toronto has signalled the importance of trees to Toronto through multiple City Council decisions, and most recently through its reaffirmation of Toronto’s canopy cover target of 40 percent by 2050 to align with the City’s TransformTO Net Zero Strategy.

In early spring, residents were asked to vote on an official tree for the city. Choices included: birch, maple, oak and pine. The oak was ultimately selected as our official tree. The oaks found in Toronto include some of the largest and longest-lived trees in the city. Locally, we can find some beautiful oaks in Rouge Park.

As the city’s arboreal emblem, the oak joins the eastern white pine as the provincial arboreal emblem and the maple as the national arboreal emblem.

Community Environment Day

Join my office at the City’s Community Environment Day on Sunday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Colonel Danforth Park (73 Colonel Danforth Trail). Drop off electronic and household hazardous waste for proper disposal, as well as the following items for donation: sporting goods, books (excluding textbooks), cameras, CDs, DVDs, clothing, linens, small household items, musical instruments, board games, eyeglasses, walking aids and non-perishable food.

Free bagged leaf compost will be available for pickup (two bags per car, while supplies last). Kitchen containers for organics will also be sold for $7 each (cash only).

Slow Down Signs

As the weather warms and children are out of school for the summer, we can expect to see more residents out and about in the community. Slow down signs help to remind drivers to maintain the speed limit when driving through our neighbourhoods.

If you would like a sign, please visit my website at and complete the request form. My staff will deliver one to your home.

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