Thursday, April 24, 2014 - Chief Planner ...Planning Cities for Families
April 24, Toronto City Hall, Committee Room 1, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cities that provide services for all age-groups, including families, benefit from a stronger and more robust economy than those that target specific demographic groups such as single young professionals and younger professional couples. Planning for family-friendly communities also addresses a broader need to promote aging in place, as many of the community services and facilities needed by families are similar to those needed by echo-boomers and seniors: affordable family-focussed housing, affordable quality child care, safe walkable streets, parks, transportation systems that promote independent mobility, nearby services, and opportunities for social and civic engagement. It is this intersection of services, planning and design that forms the nexus of a family-friendly city. This roundtable will examine why families and children matter for the future of cities, and how Toronto ... Thursday, April 24, 2014 - TPSB Meeting - ...POLICE BOARD TO MEET ON THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014 - 6 PM
The Toronto Police Services Board has been reviewing the issue of “street checks” conducted by the police (also referred to as “carding” or community contacts) and has heard concerns raised by the community about racial profiling related to this practice.
On April 8, 2014, the Board held a special meeting to solicit input from the public on a draft policy on community contacts that had been developed by its counsel, Mr. Frank Addario. The Board will hold an additional special meeting on Thursday April 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM, in the Auditorium at Police Headquarters, 40 College Street to consider a report from the Chair recommending approval of a final draft policy on community contacts.
This report also includes information regarding the policy’s implementation and related expenditures. The final draft policy, as well as the Board report, has now been posted on the Board’s website at www.tpsb.ca.
Members of the public who wish ...