Neighbourhood Improvement Areas:

  • #61 Taylor-Massey
  • #121 Oakridge

Councillor & Ward:

Brad Bradford, Ward 19

2020 Meeting Schedule:

Date Location Time
January 14 AccessPoint on Danforth
3079 Danforth Ave.
10:00 a.m. to noon
February 11 George Webster Elementary School
50 Chapman Ave.
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
March 10 Neighborhood Link Support Service
3036 Danforth Ave.
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
April 14 AccessPoint on Danforth
3079 Danforth Avenue
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
May 12 Warden Woods Community Centre
74 Firvalley Ct.
10:00 a.m. to noon
June 9 Secord Community Centre
91 Barrington Ave.
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
July 14 Oakridge CC
63 Pharmacy Ave.
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
August 11 Crescent Town Club Inc.
2A The Market Place
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
September 8 Neighborhood Link Support Service
3036 Danforth Ave.
10:00 a.m. to noon
October 13 or 20 (to be confirmed) Oakridge CC
63 Pharmacy Ave.
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
November  10 AccessPoint on Danforth
3079 Danforth Ave.
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
December 8 Oakridge CC
63 Pharmacy Ave.
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

2018-2019 Priority Actions:

  • Physical Surroundings: Enhancement of a joint Taylor Massey and Oakridge (TMO) Safety Network by:
    • Increasing community policing initiatives to improve community relations
    • Promoting Police Partnership with TMO Safety Network, Paramedics, Toronto Community Housing Corporation
  • Physical Surroundings: Use Partnership Opportunity Legacy Funds to create accessible community kitchen spaces for Lumsden residents, redesign Dentonia Clubhouse to increase community access to space, and enhance Oakridge Community Centre kitchen
  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Increase civic engagement programs with information on how communities can access information and participate in decision making
  • Social Development:
    • Establish a working relationship with Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board to increase support for children and youth to succeed in school
    • Increase resident access to Wi-Fi and internet
  • Healthy Lives: Create a health and well-being plan to address concerns identified by local stakeholders—including focusing on mental health

2017 Priority Actions:

  • Participation in Civic Decision-Making: Collaborated to promote and support residents in the Participatory Budgeting pilot project in Oakridge, through which $250,000 was committed to neighbourhood upgrades that residents proposed and voted on
    • Funded projects included a new performance stage, a mural on an underpass, a new walking/running path, and a playground upgrade
  • Economic Opportunities: Developed and delivered eight workshops for youth in Taylor Massey and Oakridge to help increase their knowledge around managing and growing their money
  • Social Development: Collaboratively organized community information fairs to increase knowledge-sharing among service providers and residents, and to engage more residents into the work of the Neighbourhood Planning Table
Name and Description Lead Organization/ # of Partners # of Residents Engaged ($) Resources Required Status
Green Sprouts: Financial literacy training for youth West Scarborough Neighbourhood Community Centre/ 19 Partner Organizations       50   $2,400 Completed
Social Enterprise: Social enterprises development with local resident groups Neighbourhood Link/ 3 Partner Organizations       30   $5,000 Completed
Hairs the Future: Employment training program in hairstyling, combining training life and skill development Warden Woods Community Centre/ 4 Partner Organizations       15    $2,000 Completed
Name and Description Lead Organization/ # of Partners # of Residents Engaged ($) Resources Required Status
South Asian Seniors Healthy Eating: Nutritional lab analysis done of all halal meals- on-wheels menus catered to South Asian seniors Rehma Community Services/ 2 Partner Organizations      155   $1,000 Completed
Residents Accessing Healthy Foods and Fitness Centre: Information sessions for Bengali community on healthy food and commu­nity fitness resources South Asian Women’s Rights Organization/ 10 Partner Organizations      50   $1,000 Completed
Name and Description Lead Organization/ # of Partners # of Residents Engaged ($) Resources Required Status
We4Ourselves: Initiative to connect Bangladeshi community for information-sharing and partnership development Warden Woods Community Centre/ 35 Partner Organizations     150   $3,000 Completed
Launch NYA Youth Council: Support for youth engagement and youth-led initiatives West Scarborough Neighbourhood Community Centre/ 19 Partner Organizations      50     $5,000 In Progress
Community Based Governance Training: Series of training workshops focusing on non-­ profit agency and City governance practices Warden Woods Community Centre/ 6 Partner Organizations    100    $3,000 In Progress
Name and Description Lead Organization/ # of Partners # of Residents Engaged ($) Resources Required Status
Dosto: A Friend In Need is a Friend Indeed: Support group for single mothers and their children to address social isolation Warden Woods Community Centre/ 4 Partner Organizations       23   $1,000 Completed
Women’s Worth: Language and computer training for women South Asian Women’s Rights Organization/ 2 Partner Organizations        30    $2,000 Completed
Crisis Response: Outreach and capacity building in response to critical incidents Social Development Finance & Administration/ 15 Partner Organizations       150     $1,000 In Progress
Name and Description Lead Organization/ # of Partners # of Residents Engaged ($) Resources Required Status
Playspace and Benches at 39O Dawes Rd.: Created a space with play-sets and benches for
residents
390 Dawes Residents Association/ 4 Partner Organizations     200   $500 In Progress
Agnes McPhail: POL 2 Funding to renovate kitchens in local community housing buildings Toronto Community Housing Corporation/ 3 Partner Organizations       35   $95,000 Completed
Dawes Road Library: POL 2 Funding to build community hub space in new library Toronto Public Library, City of Toronto/ 4 Partner Organizations      100 $1,000,000 Planned