News: Our Place Initiative

For those who are interested in getting more involved within our community, to help build a better Etobicoke, a new initiative has come to our attention:
Our Place Initiative is a not-for-profit, grassroots organization whose role is to encourage, build and facilitate the level of civic engagement in our community. In short - we want to help people build a better Etobicoke.

The difference between healthy communities and unhealthy ones is often ‘engagement’ – the degree to which residents feel connected to their neighbours and their community, are informed about local issues and events, are passionate about improving their community and are willing to put time and energy into doing that. OPI aims to facilitate deeper engagement between Etobicoke citizens and their community, by hosting community events, encouraging voting, and holding town halls on issues that concern Etobicoke residents. Join us and help build a better Etobicoke.
Our Place Initiative has organized subcommittees to look at important subjects that affect our communities, such as transit, environment and community outreach. If you're interested to learn more about this group, visit their website at

Check Your Water Usage--New Tool

The City of Toronto has implemented a convenient new tool that allows residents to view their water usage information anytime, anywhere, from your mobile device or computer. Log-on to MyWaterToronto and view your total and average water use by day, week, month or year in an easy-to-read graph or chart format.

Check the boxes to add in extra details, such as temperature and precipitation, to better understand why you may have used more or less water during a particular time period. MyWaterToronto will help you to identify water leaks and become more aware of your water use habits, helping to encourage water conservation.

MyWaterToronto is also linked to the City’s Utility Account Lookup, which allows you to view your utility account information and details of your billings. You must have an automated water meter installed to use MyWaterToronto. Please note that MyWaterToronto is a summary of your historical water use and may not reflect recent use. MyWaterToronto is not an official record and should only be used as a guideline.

Attention Dog Owners!

A friendly reminder to residents in the neighbourhood of Fairfield Park that it is not a leash free park!

The City bylaw officer has been patrolling the park on an ongoing basis and issuing warnings/tickets to dog owners.

Please be sure that your dog is always on a leash in Fairfield and don't forget to poop 'n scoop.


Join the conversation about climate change and how we can build a low-carbon, healthy, equitable, prosperous Toronto through TransformTO!

All events listed below start at 6:00pm with an open house, followed by a presentation and roundtable discussion from 7:00-9:00pm.

Monday April 25, 2016 @ Metro Hall (55 John Street)
Wednesday April 27, 2016 @ Ken Cox Community Centre (28 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive)
Thursday May 3, 2016 @ Scarborough Civic Centre (150 Borough Drive)
Monday May 9, 2016 @ North York City Centre (Memorial Hall, 5110 Yonge Street)

Register online:

Sponsored in part by the City of Toronto, LiveGreen Toronto, Toronto Atmospheric Fund

Fairfield Park Update March 2016 - New Winter Water Service

Councillor Di Ciano supports a natural ice rink for Fairfield Park and has secured Section 37 funds for this project. Once the funds have been received we will advise. Only then can staff provide an estimated install date.