Today marks Indigenous Veterans Day.
On November 8th, we commemorate Indigenous Veterans Day and honour First Nations, Inuit and Métis currently in the Armed Forces, Indigenous veterans, as well as those who made the ultimate sacrifice. On Saturday, as we observe Remembrance Day, we take a moment to reflect and honour the service of all veterans. Emery Village BIA will also host a Remembrance Day ceremony at Joseph Bannon Park on Nov 11th at 11 a.m. Below you can find more details about Remembrance Week in Toronto.
In this newsletter:
- Remembrance Week
- Finch West LRT Update
- Watermain Project
- Toronto Hydro Overhead Electrical Upgrade
- Emery BIA Toy Drive
- Neighbourhood Climate Action Champions
If you have any questions, please get in touch with me at 416 338 5335 or [email protected]. My team is here to support you.
48th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards
I was honoured to be present at the 48th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards at the Carlu. The event beautifully highlighted the importance of heritage in connecting us to Toronto's past as we continue to develop our city. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners for their exceptional contributions.
Indigenous Veteran's Day
The City's Remembrance Week commemorations take place from November 5 to 11. This is a time for Torontonians to reflect on those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and honour all Canadians who have fought and continue to serve in the Canadian Forces.
To commemorate Indigenous Veterans Day, the City will do an unveiling of a plaque to honour First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples who have served and continue to serve in the Hall of Memory. An Indigenous procession will also enter the Council Chamber ahead of a presentation at a meeting of the Toronto City Council.
Stories about Indigenous veterans and their contributions are available on the City's website.
Emery Village BIA Remembrance Day Ceremony
Join Emery Village BIA's Remembrance Day gathering & wreath-laying ceremony. In memory of Joseph Bannon.
Date: November 11th 2023
Where: Joseph Bannon Park, 65 Mary Chapman Blvd
Service: 11 am
Finch West LRT Update
The construction team on the Finch West LRT project is currently wrapping up the paving work along Finch Ave W, stretching from Kipling Ave to 3025 Finch Ave W. Those walking or driving nearby are advised to stay alert and follow the directional signs in place.
Starting November 13th, the City of Toronto initiates construction of a crucial transmission water main, ensuring water supply from Keele Pumping Station to Sheppard Ave W. Expect lane reductions at Keele St and Tangiers until Feb 2024.
Toronto Hydro Overhead Electrical Upgrade
Toronto Hydro is improving the electricity system! The project's boundaries include a section of Norfinch Dr. Expect the work to begin this month.
Emery BIA Toy Drive
Join this Holiday Season in giving back to our community! Emery Village BIA is collecting toys & non-perishable food items for families in need. Let's spread joy together! Donations will be picked up from Dec 13-15, 2023. Contact them at [email protected] or 416-744-7242 to participate.
Neighbourhood Climate Action Champions
The City is searching for Neighbourhood Climate Action Champions! Join us in inspiring local climate initiatives and creating impactful change. Click here to learn more and apply by November 22nd.