City Issues

April 4, 2020: Yard Waste

  • The City will resume yard waste collection for a period of two weeks from Monday, April 6 to Friday, April 17.
  • Residents are asked to put their yard waste out before 7 a.m. on their regularly scheduled garbage/yard waste collection day.
  • Please be patient as crews make their way across the city. If your yard waste is not picked up the day you put it out, please just leave it out and do not call 311 to report a missed collection.
  • To ensure health and safety, please only use yard waste bags, not open-top containers.
  • The start of seasonal yard waste collection was suspended as part of the City’s COVID-19 response to ensure staffing levels to continue the core collection of garbage, Blue Bin (recycling) and Green Bin (organics).
  • After the two-week period of yard waste pickup, the City will assess if it can continue to maintain the service.

Roxborough Closure- east of Mt Pleasant to Highland Ave roundabout

Please be advised there will be a full closure of Roxborough from Mt Pleasant to the Highland Ave roundaboutdue to safety concerns related to Toronto Water work. Signage and barricades are going up right now.
Closure will be for about 30 days
Working on getting a portable message board up at St Clair to advise motorists that Roxborough cut through it not available
Resident access will be maintained
Access to Old George Place (dead end off Roxborough) will be maintained


Our office has asked the work zone coordinator to send additional details regarding the contract and requested that notice be sent out to residents. Please feel free to contact me with any questions in Angela's absence.


Thank you,



Emily Wong

Advisor, Constituency and Special Projects

Councillor Mike Layton  |  Ward 11, University-Rosedale 416 392 4009


Have your say on approaches to reduce single-use and takeaway items

The City of Toronto is undertaking consultation to help develop a strategy to reduce single-use and takeaway items. You are invited to learn more about what's being proposed, ask questions, and provide feedback at an in-person event, or join us via live-webcast, Telephone/Web Town Hall, or through an online survey. 

Please RSVP to confirm participation and share information with your networks.

Public Event

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Toronto City Hall, Council Chamber, 100 Queen St. W.
ASL interpreters, Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) and attendant support will be provided. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. If you can’t make it, watch online. The event will be webcast live. RSVP requested.

Telephone/Web Town Hall 

  • Thursday, October 10 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, October 24 from 1 – 2:30 p.m.

RSVP required.
*The same information will be presented on both dates.

Online Survey

An online survey will be available from September 25 – November 4, 2019.

This consultation will seek feedback on the proposed approaches, items that will be targeted, and timelines to reduce specific single-use and takeaway items in Toronto. A single-use or takeaway item is any product designed for a single-use after which it is disposed of in the garbage, Blue Bin (recycling) or Green Bin (organics). Typically, these products are not designed for durability or reuse.



Noise Bylaw Information

There will be five public consultations seeking feedback on emerging Noise

Bylaw updates:

 *1. Power Equipment* (for example: leaf blowers)

Monday January 28, 2019, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

North York Civic Centre Member’s Lounge (5100 Yonge St.)


*2. Motor Vehicles*

Tuesday January 29, 2019, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Metro Hall, Room 310 (55 John St.)

*3. Amplified Sound* (for example: music from bars)

Wednesday January 30, 2019, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Scadding Court Community Centre (707 Dundas St. West)


*4. Construction Noise* (for example: condo developments and residential infill)

 Tuesday February 5, 2019, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Centre for Social Innovation Regent Park Lounge (585 Dundas St. East)


*5. General Prohibition* (for example: general noise that is likely to disturb others)

Wednesday February 6, 2019, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Garage (720 Bathurst St.)


Your feedback will be used to recommend updates to the Noise Bylaw in a report going to Council in spring 2019.


More information on the Noise Bylaw Review

https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/get-involved/public-consultations/noise-bylaw-review/ is available on the City of Toronto website.


*Sample social media posts: *


#CityofTO wants to hear from you! Help review noise bylaws at public consultations from Jan 28 – Feb 06. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2RpxBa4@cityoftoronto @GetInvolvedTO


Have your say on #CityofTO noise bylaws! Attend public consultations from Jan 28 – Feb 06. Each consultation will focus on a particular portion of the bylaw. More info: https://bit.ly/2RpxBa4 @cityoftoronto @GetInvolvedTO


For information on the new City electoral boundaries/wards that come into effect with the October 2018 City election please click here

UP-TO-DATE information on other happenings around the neighbourhood are mentioned under the Neighbourhood Information Page see http://www.summerhilltoronto.ca/about-us.php


If you feel that there is a local issue that is more than a transitory problem please contact summerhillresidentsassociation@gmail.com