By Jennifer McKelvie

New fitness equipment coming to Port Union Commons

Good news! The City is replacing the aging and underutilized rubber concrete mounds at Port Union Village Common Park with new outdoor fitness equipment for adults. The fitness circuit will include double push-up bars, double pull-up bars, a long bench, a dip station and three information panels with fitness program options. Construction is ongoing and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021.

Vaccinations for Young People

Toronto Public Health has formed a COVID-19 Vaccination Planning Group to prepare to vaccinate children between the ages of 5 and 11, upon Health Canada approval and receipt of vaccine from Ontario’s Ministry of Health. This group includes health partners, school boards, community representatives and the Ministry of Health. For the latest information or to book your vaccine, please visit

Toronto Public Health has also restarted its school vaccination program to protect students in Grades 7 and up from hepatitis B, human papillomavirus and meningococcal disease. Students can receive these vaccinations by appointment only at City-run immunization sites. The closest site to Scarborough – Rouge Park is at Scarborough Town Centre. Appointments can be booked at

Port Union Road Widening Update

The City of Toronto will host another public information session about the Port Union Road Widening on November 30 (6:30 to 8:00 p.m.). Construction will start early in 2022. You can learn more and sign up for the session at Questions about the project can also be sent to the Consultation Coordinator, Steven Ziegler, at

Multi-Tenant Housing Framework Update

Last month, Mayor Tory and Councillors referred the report, “Creating the Regulatory and Compliance Framework for Multi-tenant Houses across Toronto,” back to staff for further consultation, and to assess the feasibility of addressing concerns heard by the community, including but not limited to:

  • Decreasing the number of rooms allowed in some areas;
  • Requiring a parking plan and increasing the number of required parking spaces over current recommendations in some areas;
  • Developing a plan to monitor the impact on housing prices and limit overseas investors;
  • Exploring options to create more types of student housing, especially on main streets near post-secondary institutions;
  • Enhancing the enforcement and inspection plan;
  • Limiting the number of licences per year and per ward.

We will keep you informed about future consultation opportunities in my weekly e-newsletter and through the CCRA.

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