Archive for July, 2019

Molasses ship at Redpath with a wonderful scent. Unusual too is the self loading grab(blue colour in photo) buckets, not common on ship debluking at Redpath

Molasses in hopper

of a small quantity of finely ground coffee has a greater surface than that of the fridge and all its contents, so it’s great for soaking up cheese odours

U probably know what coffee grounds and the inside of a fridge look like.

Wall Gardening for clean air

Overnight work on the Gardner exp, dust, smell of tar, and wasted funds, we need a tunnel.

That was Lower Jarvis and the Gardner

Pls support project Comfort

The condo project at 1808 St Clair St. W will be required to provide these community benefits.

A new large condo dev, is happening at Old Weston Rd and St. CLAIR W.

 Required local improvements under section 37.

Habitat for Humanity LAND SPACE for 20 units
Dsign and construction of 
On-site parkland 
Below the cities legal language for the above
Prior to the earlier of the registration of a condominium or the residential 
occupancy of any part of the proposed development on Blocks A to E, the owner 
shall convey, in fee simple to Habitat for Humanity, a part of the site with a 
minimum area of 1,011 m2 for the purpose of constructing 20 affordable housing  
d. The owner shall provide, at its own expense, the design and construction of 
Above Base Park Improvements to the on-site parkland dedication, to the 
satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, subject to 
Recommendation 5 and in accordance with Recommendation 7.f. The 
conveyance of the parkland dedication shall be in environmental condition, 
satisfactory to the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, in 
accordance with the City standards and would occur prior to the earlier of the 
registration of a condominium or the residential occupancy of any part of the 
proposed development on Blocks A to E. 
e. Prior to the issuance of the first above grade building permit, the owner shall 
submit a cost estimate and plans for the Base Park Improvements, to the 
satisfaction of the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation. Prior to the 
issuance of the first above grade building permit, the owner shall also post an 
irrevocable Letter of Credit in the amount of 120% of the value of the Base Park 
Final Report – 1800-1818 St. Clair Avenue West and 383, 423 and 425 Old Weston Road Page 3 of 95

Tug arrives at Jarvis slip to turn sugar ship Wed.

3600 horsepower out of Hamilton 

Canadian federal governmentto spend $15 million to save a tree-planting programme in Ontario

THE Canadian federal government has pledged to spend $15 million over the next four years to save a tree-planting programme in Ontario, which was cancelled amid various other budget cuts by Premier Doug Ford’s government. The money is coming from Ottawa’s $420 million low-carbon economy fund, which was announced last year as a way to bypass the province and give money directly to institutions after Ontario cancelled a cap-and-trade system and various green programmes that were funded by it. Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said the 50 million trees programme is an important part of fighting climate change. She commented: “Planting trees means cleaner air, it means cleaner water, it means more habitat for animals

A new capacity-building project for community agencies.


Social Planning Toronto (SPT) and Toronto Neighbourhood Centres (TNC) are working together to support a new capacity-building project for community agencies. The goal of the project is to support agencies in developing organizational structures and policies through creating a hub of web resources. Agencies who access these supports and develop the appropriate organizational structures and policies should be able to meet or exceed all the organizational eligibility criteria for the City of Toronto’s Community Service Partnerships  (CSP) funding. Please note that meeting or exceeding the CSP organizational eligibility criteria does not guarantee funding. While many non-profits already have systems in place to support their daily operations, some have not taken the additional step of drafting those systems into policy. It can be intimidating to know where to start and how to formalize your existing practices! Resources provided by this website can serve as a reference for agencies seeking to develop their own policies. They should be used as a guide to start the process or even the discussion on which policies your organization needs, who needs to be involved in drafting them, and how these organizations connect with the people your organization serves.Policies created with staff, volunteers, and Board members’ participation often resonate with organizational mandates. They should not be static documents; try to include opportunities for reviewing and revising as needed. Here’s a brief article that explains how to start the process: Putting It in Writing: Getting Started with Policies and Procedures

Farm in TO, overview post 1 showcasing real world examples in other cities

Toronto needs to farm, inside its land area, it sustainable and work in many other North American cities.

1st step get rid of Toronto’s law that forbids se,King food grow in Toronto.

 The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to engage members of the community in sustainable agriculture. We believe that challenges unique to urban communities like Detroit (e.g., vacant land, food security) present a unique opportunity for community-supported agriculture. We hope to empower urban communities by using agriculture as a platform to promote education, sustainability, and community while simultaneously reducing socioeconomic disparity.
The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is based in Detroit’s North End community. Our mission is to use urban agriculture as a platform to promote education, sustainability, and community in an effort to empower urban communities, solve many social problems facing Detroit, and potentially develop a broader model for redevelopment for other urban communities.
Our primary focus is the redevelopment of a three-acre area in Detroit’s North End, which is being positioned as an epicenter of urban agriculture. This space is heavily themed by “adaptive reuse of the built-environment” in which we are hoping to demonstrate everything from best practices for sustainable urban agriculture, Effective strategies for increasing food security, cost-competitive and scalable models for blight deconstruction, and Innovation in Blue and Green infrastructure.