Cliffcrest Community Meeting – October 14th


REMINDER: On October 14th, I will be hosting a Cliffcrest Community Meeting at Scarborough Village Community Centre (3600 Kingston Road) from 6:30 to 8:30pm.


The meeting will take place in the Intermission Room and will be an opportunity to discuss planning and upcoming development for the Cliffcrest area. If you have any questions, feel free to contact my office at 416-392-4052.



Toronto Ward Boundary Review – Scarborough Area Meetings

Three public meeting are scheduled for the week of October 12 – 18th in the Scarborough area to discuss the Toronto Ward Boundary Review. An overview and more information can be found be found here.

The meeting will consist of a 30 minute presentation, followed by a facilitated discussion for approximately 60 minutes.  Maps of the options will be on display. All facilities are fully accessible.


Scarborough Community Council Area Meetings


Location: Agincourt Baptist Church 

Time: 7PM – 9PM

Address: 37 Glen Watford Drive, Scarborough, ON 

Room: Basement

Major Intersection: Sheppard Ave. E. & Midland Ave.



Location: St. Dunstan of Canterbury Anglican Church

Time: 7PM – 9PM

Address: 56 Lawson Rd, Scarborough, ON

Room: Banquet Hall

Major Intersection: Lawson Rd & Meadowvale Rd



Location: Wilmar Heights Event Centre

Time: 10AM – 12PM

Address: 963 Pharmacy Ave, Scarborough, ON

Room: Auditorium

Major Intersection: Pharmacy Ave & Eglinton Ave E


For a full list of this month’s meetings, visit


TIFF In Your Park Movie Night at Scarborough Village Park


TIFF In Your Park Movie Night will be taking place this weekend at Scarborough Village Park:

Saturday, October 10th

6:00pm – 9:00pm

23 Gatesview Avenue – beside Cedar Drive Public School

There will be free hot chocolate, treats, and a pumpkin carving competition.

For more information, visit





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Fire Prevention Week


Toronto Fire Services


It’s Fire Prevention Week and Toronto Fire Services is hosting open house events across the city to promote fire and life safety. These educational, interactive events are designed to be fun as well as informative and will focus on this year’s theme “Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP”. Participants will learn why it is critical for everyone to have working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and to prepare and practise a home fire escape plan.


Open House schedule


Saturday, October 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Toronto Fire and EMS Training Centre, 895 Eastern Ave.


Monday, October 5, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

  • Station 114, 12 Canterbury Pl.
  • Station 115, 115 Parkway Forest Dr.
  • Station 133, 1505 Lawrence Ave. W.


Tuesday, October 6, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

  • Station 315, 132 Bellevue Ave.
  • Station 333, 207 Front St. E.
  • Station 335, 235 Cibola Ave.


Wednesday, October 7, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

  • Station 213, 7 Lapsley Rd.
  • Station 214, 745 Meadowvale Rd.
  • Station 243, 4560 Sheppard Ave. E.


Thursday, October 8, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

  • Station 423, 358 Keele St.
  • Station 425, 83 Deforest Rd.
  • Station 435, 130 Eighth St.


7th Annual Scarborough Village Harvest Fest – Saturday September 26th


Fall is officially here and the 7th Annual Scarborough Village Harvest Fest is almost upon us! It’s been a productive season, and the community will have a terrific opportunity to share the harvest on Saturday September 26th from 11am until 3pm.

The Harvest Fest will take place at the Scarborough Village Community Garden in Fred Johnson Park. Admission is free and everyone is welcome!


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Consultation – Toronto Public Library Strategic Plan 2016-2019


Strategic Plan 2016-2019

Toronto Public Library is creating a new Strategic Plan to guide service delivery over the next four years. All Toronto residents are invited to provide their input into the strategic planning process by completing a brief online survey at  A print version (PDF) of the survey is also available for downloading, and can be completed and returned to staff at any branch. Residents requiring assistance completing the survey can call TPL’s Answerline at 416-393-7131 / TTY: 416-393-7030.

Residents are also invited to attend one of ten community consultation events being held in branches across the city in September and October. If you are interested in participating in one of these sessions, or for any further information about the library’s Strategic Plan, please send an email to or call staff at the branch:


Please join the conversation about what you need and want from your public library over the next four years.

Public Consultation – New Water Play at Cathedral Bluffs Park

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Birch Cliff Village Day Out


This Saturday, September 19th, you’re invited to come celebrate the Birch Cliff community by taking part in Birch Cliff Village Day Out. There will be plenty of food specials, a church bake sale, free kids crafts, a farmers market, a pop-up cafe, sidewalk sales, free blood pressure checks, face painting and a giant lawn sale fundraiser for Toronto Wildlife.

Rain or shine, the event runs from 10am until 3pm from Warden to Birchmount along Kingston Road.

For more information, visit

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September 14th Meeting Cancellation – Tott’s Tot Lot Community Garden


Clilffcrest residents,


The Monday September 14th Consultation meeting for the Tott’s Tot Lot Community Garden has been cancelled. Due to the substantial level of concern regarding the installation of a Community Garden at Tott’s Tot Lot, I have advised the Parks Department to pursue an alternate venue for the garden.

Thank you to everyone who has called or written to me. I always appreciate hearing from the community. As well, please tell your neighbours about the meeting cancellation.




Gary Crawford

Councillor, Ward 36

Scarborough Southwest


Cliffcrest Community Safety Meeting – September 15th

In light of a number of recent break-ins, a community meeting will be taking place at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre – Room A – from 6:30pm – 8:30pm on September 15th.

The focus of the meeting will be to discuss crime prevention in the Cliffcrest area and educate community members on what they can do to protect themselves from these types of incidents in the future.

The meeting will include a presentation by Paul Rowe and Julie Campbell from Toronto Police 43 Division.