Show Love TO brings eye-catching art to our ward

By Kathy Rowe

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the City of Toronto’s Show Love TO campaign is beginning to display eye-catching art at the Port Union Community Centre. Show Love TO began in September with a variety of art displays across the city. The Port Union C.C. has been chosen to host temporary displays in our ward over the next several months.

The strip of colourful graphics along the front exterior wall is the first display and within the next few weeks a large heart will be erected near the flagpole. The idea behind this campaign is to encourage residents to get out and enjoy their surroundings while connecting with neighbours during this difficult time.

I wrote this article just days after the stay-at-home order was announced. Although this order doesn’t seem much different from the lockdown announced in November, I hope residents will take care to only leave their homes for exercise and essential goods. Show Love TO should help to brighten up a stroll through the grounds of the Port Union C.C.

Coronation Drive concerns

There has yet to be a ruling by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks on the proposed biogas facility at 633 Coronation Drive. This proposal has been before the ministry for several months now. My fingers are tightly crossed that the proposal is denied.

On the heels of this proposal, there is another concerning proposal before the ministry from Digital Specialty Chemicals Ltd., which is located at 470 Coronation Drive. This company is a manufacturer of custom chemicals for the electronics, pharmaceutical and biotech industry. They want approval to increase their production capacity. Chemicals that they produce include: nitrogen oxides, triethyl phosphite, phosphorus pentoxide, trimethylchlorosilane, hydrochloric acid and hexamethyldisilazane.

Councillor Jennifer McKelvie has written to the ministry expressing her concerns on behalf of her constituents.

We all breathe the same air and I urge you to learn more about this proposal by visiting the Facebook page “Concerned Residents of West Hill, Centennial, Highland Creek and West Rouge.”

 As well, you can submit comments to the ministry (February 16 is the deadline) to