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An Earring to Remember

In partnership with the Scarborough Arts, the “Earring to Remember” event is being held at the Bluffs Gallery, where you will have the opportunity to learn from local artist Laurie Poirier and get creative at the “Earring Bar” – all while enjoying light refreshments (courtesy of the Delmanor Wynford) and getting to know amazing women within the community. Parking for the event is at the Birchmount Community Centre directly across the road from Scarborough Arts.

Please join in celebrating this vibrant Scarborough community and thank you for supporting our local hospitals!

Keep your basement flood free

Basements can flood for many reasons. #CityofTO is working hard to make improvements. Here’s what you can do help flood-proof your home:

Councillor Crawford’s Community Environment Day – Saturday June 8

Community Environment Day

Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose of unwanted items at a Community Environment Day!
Bring it, Toronto!

Donate items in good condition for reuse:
• Sporting goods
• Arts and crafts supplies
• Books (excluding textbooks)
• Cameras, CDs and cases
• Dress-up clothing and
costume jewelry
• Clothing, linens, etc.
• Small household items
• Musical instruments, board games
• Eyeglasses, walking aids,
hearing aids, etc.
• Non-perishable foods

For more information on waste disposal, download the TOwaste app at

Pick up for free:
• Leaf compost: *New for 2019 – compost will come in 15 kg bags (limit of two bags per household, while supplies last)
Products available:
• Kitchen Container ($5 each)
Please do not bring: ink cartridges or toner, construction waste,
air conditioners, garbage,
wood, cassette and videotapes, commercial/industrial hazardous waste and scrap metal.

Upcoming Bus Route Flips at Kennedy Station to accommodate shoring at the SRT

What Work is Taking Place?

As part of the continued support of excavation works (shoring) and utility relocations for the future Kennedy Station, crews will be conducting a series of bus flips in the vicinity of the SRT at Kennedy Road.

The first stage began Mid-February 2019. As early as Sunday March 31, 2019, shoring will take place on the east side of the SRT, in order to accommodate this work east and west bound buses will be re-routed to the North Service Road to enter and exit Kennedy Station. This stage will last for approximately three (3) months.

Hours of Work

· Traffic reconfiguration work is expected to start as early as Sunday, March 31, 2019 starting at 5 AM until 8AM.
· Once the new traffic set up in in place, this phase is expected to last approximately three (3) months.
· Support of excavation (SOE) work will be performed between the hours of 6 AM and 6 PM, Monday to Saturday.
· Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

What to Expect

· Buses will enter and exit Kennedy Station via North Service Road.
· Support of excavation activities will be underway on the east side of the SRT.
· Stage will last for approximately three (3) months.

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

· Buses will enter and exit Kennedy Station via North Service Road.

Stay Informed

Sign up for e-mail updates at or download the aCrosstown traffic app to get real-time traffic and transit information for the Eglinton corridor.

The Great Egg Hunt

The Birchmount Community Recreation Centre and the Scarborough Bluffs Community Association are proud to present our First Annual – Great Egg hunt

Saturday April 13th Free Admission

Next to gazebo at Birchmount Community Recreation Centre 93 Birchmount Road

Egg hunt Times by Age:
Under 2 – 10AM
2-3 Years – 11AM
4-5 Years – 12PM
6 and Up – 1PM

To participate in the Egg Hunt you must reserve your spot in advance at the Birchmount Community Recreation Centre or online here:…
(small number of tickets available at the door)

Events happening at library branches in Ward 20

Here are the April to June events happening at library branches in Ward 20:

Please Recycle Right

Bad things happen when the wrong items are placed in the Blue Bin. How bad? Bad enough that they can damage equipment, cause workplace injuries at the recycling facility and ruin otherwise perfectly good recyclables. Contaminated recycling is currently costing the City millions annually. Approximately one third of what is put in the Blue Bin doesn’t belong there. That’s a big problem you can help fix.

Tips to help you recycle right:

• Know before you throw. Visit to learn what does and does not go in your Blue Bin.
• Check the Waste Wizard, the City’s quick-and-easy search tool to find out what goes where. The Waste Wizard is available online or through the new TOwaste app.
• Empty and rinse food containers before tossing them in your Blue Bin and put any food scraps in your Green Bin.
• Donate items in good condition, such as used clothes, shoes, blankets, and curtains to not-for-profit agencies (visit for donation locations).
• Don’t assume that everything with a recycling symbol is accepted in a municipal recycling program.

PAIC Elections

Attention all TDSB parents and school councils members. PIAC Elections for Ward 18 volunteer representatives will be held:

🗓 Monday, March 18
⏰ 6-8pm at H.A. Halbert Jr. P.S.

What does PIAC do?
👉🏻Advise the Board on parent engagement;
👉🏻Support, encourage, and enhance parent engagement;
👉🏻Support School Councils;
👉🏻Provide advice and information about the education system to parents and school councils;
👉🏻Host activities to help parents support their child’s learning at home and at school; and
👉🏻Host events such as the Annual Parents’ Conference, the School Council Appreciation Dinner, and cohost the TDSB Parents as Partners Conference.

For more information on how PIAC can support you or your school council please contact

Coffee with your Councillor

Join me for “Coffee with your Councillor” Saturday March 23rd, at Tagpuan Restaurant, from 10am to 12pm.

Hope to see you there!