Recap on September and what’s to come in October

Dear Neighbours,

As we begin a new fall season I would like to wish each and every one a Happy Thanksgiving! With Halloween and my Annual Halloween Haunt just around the corner I would like to remind all households to keep warm, safe and to keep in mind food allergies when handing our treats. Speaking of Halloween, don’t miss out on my Annual Halloween Haunt on October 28, 2017 at the Guild Theatre in the Guild Park and Gardens from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you’ve missed anything during our quick month of September there’s no reason to worry because here is what you’ve missed so far.

The new arts facility which will be located at the Guild Park and Gardens, in 2020, has been named the “Clark Centre for the Arts” in honour of Rosa and Spencer Clark, the founders of the Guild of All Arts in 1932.

A successful Community Environment Day was held on Saturday September 9th, 2017 at the Morningside Work Yard from 10am to 2pm. Where we welcomed residents and informed them of many environmental tips when it came to proper disposal of household electronic items. We also welcomed donations of school supplies and old electronic appliances for schools.

The Toronto International Film Festival was scheduled for September 7th to the 17th. The lineup of films and starts that graced Toronto with their presence was not a disappointment. This festival definitely turned on the lights in our city leaving portions of King Street closed due to the annual TIFF street festival. Nonetheless the annual festival is a staple for saying goodbye to summer and welcoming fall to our city.

On the late morning of September 14, 2017 news of the passing of MP Arnold Chan of Scarborough-Agincourt spread throughout the country. He had endured a two year long battle with cancer. He was a great man and friend and he will be missed.

The application process for the City of Toronto’s sixth cycle of Protégée Program is now live. This program pairs young female Torontonians with female City Councillors for six months. Learn about the opportunities for women in local government, gain hands-on experience and understand the multi-faced rose of a City Councillor and City Staff. The application deadline is October 15, 2017 for more details visit

There will be a public transit information session with Metrolinx and the City of Toronto regarding New SmartTrack/GO stations on Tuesday October 10, 2017 at the Scarborough Civic Centre from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

There will also be a public information meeting on the Guild Park and Gardens Trail Master Plan on Monday October 16, 2017 at the Guild Inn Estate from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

I hope many of you can make it out and give us your input on these two matters.

Looking forward to a crisp and eventful October!