Issues - Scarborough Southwest, Ward 36

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!

Councillor Crawford Shovelling Snow

Line 2 Extension Zoning Amendments

Register for Spring/Summer Recreation

Programs fill up fast! Make sure you’re ready before registration opens:

*Sunday, March 3 for Scarborough*

Get your family account and client numbers
Make your list of programs
Find out when registration opens for your programs
After registration opens, you can register for programs until all spots are filled.

*Registration open dates are based on the location of the community centre where the program is taking place.

Storm Update

Dear Residents,

Another storm is on its way and many of us are still feeling the fallout from the last snow storm and the numerous clearing issues. As you may know, I was on site surveying the ward, speaking with residents, and assessing the many concerns. I then escalated those concerns to the Director of Transportation and the Director of 311. Additionally, last week I moved a motion at Budget Committee to support a review of our snow clearing practices and to include: a study of service levels around snow removal; the threshold for declaring a major snow event to trigger parking restrictions along key routes so those routes can be cleared quicker and more thoroughly; a zero tolerance system for vehicle blocking streetcar routes; best practices and technology used in other Canadian cities when dealing with snow and ice; cost considerations for the delivery of enhanced snow clearing of sidewalks on residential streets in every neighbourhood, pathways in Parks; enforcement of parking that obstructs Toronto Transit Commission and bike lanes; and cost of increasing the amount of snow removal city-wide.

With that being said, I ask that you continue to follow the City’s process so that we can track your issues, along with the response from City staff and contractors. Please inform 311 of any issues, once the snow has stopped. They will provide a ticket number. If the issue persists, please contact our office and we will include your street in our follow-up to senior staff.

I continue to advocate for you to ensure that senior staff are aware of any exceptional issues, and appreciate your patience. Please note the following clearing timelines:

Expressways with 2-5 cm accumulation, 2-3 hours after the snow stops falling
Arterial roads with 5 cm accumulation, 6-8 hours after
Collector roads, bus routes and local streets with hills with 5-8 cm, 14-16 hours after
All other local streets with 8 cm, 14-16 hours after

During extreme events, as we have recently experienced, it takes considerably longer for the initial response and longer again to resolve resultant issues.

Our teams tends to hear most about issues on local roads. Transportation has advised me that when the snow begins to stick to the road surface, they send out their fleet of salt trucks to local roads. On local roads, plowing will commence after approximately 8cm of snow has accumulated and the snowfall has substantially stopped. Plowing operations on local roads will take approximately fourteen to sixteen hours after the end of the snowfall.

Please refer to the Plow TO Map for live updates during and after the storm:



Coffee with your Councillor

Join me at our inaugural “Coffee with your Councillor” at The Birchcliff (1666 Kingston Road) from 12-2pm.

Hope to see you there!