Newsletter - January 2020

My husband Bruno and I would like to wish you a happy and healthy New Year!

In 2019, we held big polluters in our community accountable, reduced massive rent hikes, fought for community benefits in developments and protected childcare funding. 

Here's to a busy 2020 full of positive change and more results for York South-Weston, Chiara!


Chiara Padovani


York South-Weston Tenant Summit

Join neighbours at the first-ever York South-Weston Tenant Summit happening on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Weston King Neighbourhood Centre (2017 Weston Road) from 2:30pm - 6:00pm. All people living in rental accommodation in York South-Weston are welcome to attend, so share the event with your friends and neighbours!

Frontlines Youth Take Action on Gun Violence

Frontlines youth leaders are raising awareness about the impacts of violence in our community and calling for it to be addressed. In December, they were on CBC News discussing their inspiring initiative to shed light on violence, mental health and inequality. You can show your support by purchasing a copy of their youth violence prevention cook book.


Pam McConnell Award for Young Women in Leadership

Former City Councillor Pam McConnell is remembered as a tireless advocate for women’s rights and social justice in Toronto. In remembrance of Pam McConnell, the Pam McConnell Award for Young Women in Leadership was created to recognize the exceptional leadership of young women in the City of Toronto. Applications are open until January 9.

Registration for Yoyo Dojo Martial Arts

Registration for Yoyo Dojo Martial Arts for children and youth ages 10-18 will open on Monday January 13 from 4:30-6:30 at the Artscape Weston Common. Learn more about the program and how to register here.


Solar Panel Consultation

Solar panels are a great way to generate clean, renewable energy. According to the City's climate strategy, 75% of energy used in Toronto must be renewable by 2050. The City of Toronto would like to hear from you about how they can help home and building owners go solar. Share your ideas in this survey.

Black Futures On Eglinton

Black Futures on Eglinton is a project focused on exploring the culture of Black residents along the Eglinton Avenue West and Little Jamaica neighbourhood. Led by CP Planning and Black Urbanism TO, this project seeks to engage communities in the remembering and envisioning of the culture of this uniquely Black area of the City of Toronto. What makes Little Jamaica special? Share your thoughts in this survey

Petition: Bring Back Rent Control in 2020

We still need to keep up our pressure on both Premier Ford and Councillor Nunziata to bring back rent control as the debate returns to City Council later this month and MPP Suze Morrison's bill to bring it back is being considered at Queen's Park.

Just last month, our pressure resulted in a win for Toronto renters at City Council. Let's keep our momentum up in 2020, Chiara!

Join over 300 neighbours and sign and share the petition with if you haven't already ⬇ 



January 6: Winter programming begins at York West Active Living Centre
January 9: York South-Weston Neighborhood Improvement Area Meeting
January 11: Shacklands Brewery Third Anniversary Party

January 12: York Memorial Community Update Meeting
January 13: Registration for Yoyo Dojo Martial Arts
January 16: Rockcliffe-Smythe Neighbourhood Action Partnership Meeting

January 16 - 29: DesignTO: Lower Dream State
January 18: Book Bingo
January 19: Giant Open Cribbage Tournament at Mount Dennis Legion
January 23: Our Bodies, Our Voices
January 26: Junction City Wrestling
January 31: Black Sheep Comedy with Elvira Kurt
January 31: Soup and Soul at the Jane Street Hub

February 1: York South-Weston Tenant Summit

Ongoing: YSW Toronto Public Library Branches Programming

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