Toronto's Offering Spring Recreational Programs with 12,500+ Options!

Let’s enjoy spring with Toronto's vibrant recreation programs! Registration kicks off on March 5 and 6, for all ages!

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This spring, the City is inviting you to explore, participate, and enjoy recreational opportunities with registration for over 12,500 recreation programs available to all ages, skills and interest levels. The offerings are diverse and tailored to ensure a vibrant and engaging season for our community. Read more below for more info.

In this newsletter:

  • Spring Recreation Programs Launched
  • City Council Updates
  • Councillor Skate Events
  • Jane Finch Hub 
  • Duke on Ice

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.

Sincerely, 

City Councillor
Ward 7, Humber- River Black Creek

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Grandravine CC Bingo Night

   

Grateful for the warm welcome at Grandravine CC during their bingo night. Huge thanks to community leader Anna Stella Stella for organizing and gathering many signatures for our ‘Windrow Clearing’ petition.


Dropping by Habitant Arena 

 

Got an opportunity to drop by Habitant Arena! Thank you Giovanni for helping us get more signatures for our windrow petition. If you haven’t signed it yet, https://www.anthonyperruzza.com/windrowclearingpetition


Skating at Downsview Arena

 

Thanks for joining our annual skating event at Downsview Arena! It was a blast! Next up: Join us at Gord Irene Risk CC (2650 Finch Ave W) on Sat, Feb 24th, 3:30-5:00pm for more fun on the ice! Don't miss out!


PEACH Pop-Up Market

I had an amazing time at the PEACH's Black-owned businesses pop-up market! Thank you to PEACH for your support of Black-owned businesses in our community!


Black History Month at St Roch’s Catholic School

 

Honoured to have recognized Jeff A.D. Martin, an Acclaimed Author, Award Winning Speaker, and Certified Coach at St. Roch’s C.S. You have made a positive impact on Black families, communities, and youth through diversity, inclusion, and your work at ‘Brothas From The 6’


Spring Recreation Programs Launched

As spring blossoms, the City extends a warm invitation for you to participate in a world of recreation, offering a diverse selection of over 12,500 programs catering to all ages, skills, and interest levels. This season promises a vibrant and engaging experience crafted specifically for our community. Registration starts March 5 or 6, 2024, depending on the location. Find out which date applies to your district on How to Register for Recreation Programs. Programs start the week of March 30, 2024.

For more information, please visit https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/recreation/spring-recreation-programs/ 


City Council Updates

Last week we held our first City Council meeting of the year and today Council meets again to discuss the 2024 City Budget.  Last week's Council meeting included the RapidTO plan where Steeles Ave W was added to be considered for bus transit improvements.  As we deal with congestion and moving people through the city, RapidTO works to find ways for people riding transit on buses to move around the city faster and more predictably.  Also at City Council last week, the City is updating the system for red light and speed cameras tickets so that they go through the same process that handles parking tickets.  This will resolve these tickets faster without burdening the court system and eventually allow for placing more speed cameras on our streets to help reduce speeding and keep all road users safe.


Councillor Skate Event

I am excited to invite you and your family to our annual Councillor Ice Skating Event. This is a free public event! 

The next skating events are happening at:

  • Gord Irene Risk C.C. (2650 Finch Ave W): Saturday, Feb 24th from 3:30-5:15 pm 
  • John Booth Arena (230 Gosford Blvd): Sunday, Feb 25th from 2:15 pm-4:15 pm. 
  • Grandravine C.C. (23 Grandravine Dr.): Sunday, March from 3:15 pm-5:15 pm. Note: There will be FREE rental skates during the Grandravine Skating event!
  • Habitant Arena (3383 Weston Rd): Sunday, March 10th from 2:30 pm-4:30 pm

Join me and MPP Tom Rakocevic for some Winter Fun!


Jane Finch Hub 

I am excited to invite you to the upcoming Jane Finch Hub Open House happening from Feb 27 to Mar 3! Join us at JFM+ Space in Jane Finch Mall between 12:30 PM - 8:00 PM for a fantastic week of engagement.

Event Highlights:

  •  Enjoy complimentary food
  • Participate in exciting raffles
  • Explore information tables
  • Engage in interactive programming and more!

This is your chance to learn about the development of the Community Hub and Centre for the Arts. Connect with your neighbours, discover ongoing initiatives, and meet the members of the Hub Organizing Committee working tirelessly to bring a vibrant community hub to Jane Finch.

Feel free to drop by anytime during the Open House or RSVP for a more personalized experience. Let's come together, share ideas, and envision the future of our community at the Jane-Finch Community Hub Open House. Can't wait to see you there!


Duke on Ice

You are invited for a fantastic day of winter fun at "DUKE on Ice Family Winterfest" on Feb 19, 2024, from 1 pm - 4 pm at Paramount Ice Complex (1107 Finch Ave W, North York). Come skate for FREE, enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and some amazing giveaways! Also, there will be a live performance by Karine Kirby. Let’s have some fun in the community and make memories. Limited free skate rentals are available.

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