Tomorrow, June 2nd, is the Ontario General Election, where voters in Davenport and across Ontario will cast their ballots and elect our next Provincial Parliament and Ontario Government.
I encourage everyone to take the time to vote on Election Day if you have not voted in the advance polls. It is important that all our voices are heard as part of our democratic process. Elections provide us with the unique and important responsibility of directly electing our leaders, so if you haven't yet, please take some time to get informed on the different candidates, and when election day arrives tomorrow, be sure to vote.
You can visit this Elections Ontario web portal here to see information about where your polling station will be, based on your postal code. You can also visit this Elections Ontario link to see what ID or documentation you will need to vote.
This month is National Indigenous People's Month as proclaimed by Mayor John Tory. Toronto will mark this month with an Indigenous Arts Festival and other City of Toronto events for National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21). I would encourage you to review the programming in the link provided and take part in as many of these important events that you can.
Our City also marks Pride Month in June and we are all excited for the return of the in-person Pride Parade at the end of the month. I was pleased to join the Mayor, my Council colleagues, Pride Toronto, and other members of the community and various organizations in raising the Pride flag at City Hall this morning. The return of the parade in person, after two years of virtual celebrations due to the pandemic, is a great milestone for our City. Please visit this webpage to learn more about the many events taking place this Pride Month.
Below, I have outlined some of the many upcoming events that will be taking place in our community and across Toronto over the coming days and weeks. I will resume regular e-newsletters in the coming weeks.
As always please do not hesitate to contact my office if we can be of any assistance. You can contact my office by email at [email protected] or by phone at 416.392.7012.
- Pride Flag Raised at City Hall Today
- Pride Toronto Art Installation Unveiling This Friday at 4:30 p.m.
- Do West Fest Taking Place From Friday June 3rd to Sunday June 5th
- Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebration on Saturday June 4th
- Italian Heritage Month Flag Raising on Tuesday June 7th at 9:30 a.m.
- Portuguese Heritage Month Flag Raising at Toronto City Hall on Friday June 10th at 12:00 p.m.
- Portugal Day Parade on Saturday June 11th
- Upcoming Compost Days
- Next Davenport Environment Day Happening on July 16th
Pride Flag Raised at City Hall Today
Pride Toronto Art Installation Unveiling This Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Pride Toronto, in partnership with Metrolinx, Friends of Toronto Railpath, and my office, will be unveiling a new pride installation on Friday June 3rd at 4:30 p.m. at the UP Express Bloor Station (1456 Bloor Street West)!
Do West Fest Taking Place From June 3rd to 5th
The Do West Fest is returning this weekend! Presented by Little Portugal Toronto Business Improvement Area assocaition, from Friday June 3 to Sunday June 5, the City's west end will be busy with local vendors, art installations, live music, and much more!
The Do West Fest will take place along Dundas St. West from Ossington to Lansdowne! Click here to learn more.
Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebration on June 4th
The Northcliffe Village Residents Association is hosting a community party in celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
This event will take place on Saturday June 4th, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Santa Chiara Parkette!
Italian Heritage Month Flag Raising on Tuesday June 7th at 9:30 a.m.
The City of Toronto will be hosting a flag raising ceremony in celebration of Italian Heritage Month on June 7th at 9:30 a.m. at Nathan Philips Square!
Portuguese Heritage Month Flag Raising at Toronto City Hall on Friday June 10th at 12:00 p.m.
The Alliance of Portuguese Clubs and Associations of Ontario, and my office, will be celebrating Portuguese Heritage Month with a flag raising ceremony on June 10th at 12:00 p.m. at Nathan Philips Square!
Portugal Day Parade on Saturday June 11th at 11:00 a.m.
The Portugal Day Parade is returning on Saturday June 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. beginning at Lansdowne Avenue, and continuing along Dundas Street West until Crawford Avenue!
Upcoming Compost Days in June
During Compost Days, residents are able to pick up free compost for use! We will be hosting compost days at various locations throughout Davenport in the coming months, and I encourage interested residents to stop by. The compost will be unbagged, so residents will need to bring their own containers and shovels. The final Compost Day will take place on Monday June 6th at 3:30 p.m.
Next Davenport Environment Day Happening on July 16th
Our second Environment Day will take place on July 16th! Residents will be able to safely dispose of various hazardous items, donate items in good condition for reuse, as well as pick up bagged compost!