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MDCA eblast -  -  February 8, 2020

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Other Business!

Falstaff Youth Hiring Event - February 11, 2020 
Youth Employment Services, together with the City of Toronto and Councillor Frances Nunziata’s office, plus various community partners are organizing a Youth Hiring Event on Tuesday February 11th, 2020 from 3-7 PM.
Come out and meet directly with employers, including: TD Bank, TTC, McDonald's Restaurant, City of Toronto, PARAGON Security, Toronto Police Services, Leon's Furniture, and many more!
Please share with anyone that might be interested the following information:
Are you aged 16-29 and looking for a job? Attend the Youth Hiring Event on Tuesday February 11th! Hosted at Falstaff Community Centre (50 Falstaff Ave) from 3-7 PM.
Dress for success. Bring completed resumes. Prepare for on-the-spot interviews. Register now at
For more information, please contact Councillor Frances Nunziata’s office directly at 416-392-4091.
Alan Ott, Manager, Youth Job Centre, Youth Employment Services YES
2562 Eglinton Ave. W. Suite 101    Tel: 416-656-8900 x 228


Canada Summer Jobs (Deadline for Employers to Apply: Feb. 24, 2020) 
pdf of flyer here 

Gang Prevention Town Hall: Mount Dennis  

The Toronto Police Service (TPS) Integrated Gang Prevention Task Force is hosting a series of gang prevention town halls throughout the City. These meetings raise awareness of the TPS Gang Prevention Initiative and provide education on objective youth gang risk factors. The aim is to connect the local community with social service agencies to mitigate youth gang risk factors with protective factors and empower community leaders with tools, networks, and support. The meeting will take place at the Mount Dennis Library (1123 Weston Rd) from 6-9 PM. To find out more and to register for the event, please click here.  

ecoNeighbourhood Climate Action Project

Wednesday February 26 - Town Hall on programs and opportunities provided by three levels of government.
At LEF Industry Street, doors open 6:30pm.  This is your opportunity to learn about government programs applicable to  you, your home, your business, and the organizations that support Mount Dennis.  

Friday March 27 - Evening, Climate Action Summit Registration, Reception, and presentation of current initiatives in York South -- Weston

Saturday March 28 - Climate Action Summit all day conference to develop a community response based on previous two events, plus missed opportunities identified at the conference.

We are currently looking for presenters, facilitators, and volunteers for the March events.  Starting next week, we will be establishing a mailing list for the project!

 click to access printable pdf version.  Please share

Dennis Avenue School Meeting Tuesday 25th

As you may know, Toronto District School Board plans to build a new Dennis Avenue school.  During  construction, Dennis students may be using the building now used for the Rockcliffe Middle School. The Middle School is also under review. 

Councillor Nunziata is organizing a meeting for the evening of Tuesday February 25th to discuss the situation.


Good News , BUT …!
So the good news is that on January 29th City Council APPROVED the recommendation that a crosswalk be installed on Eglinton opposite Pearen Park, near the bus stop that serves the big apartment buildings on the south side. (This is the area where a local resident was struck and killed two years ago).
The “BUT” part is when (or even if) this will actually happen.  The report states that: “installation will be considered in 2021, subject to the availability of funding and competing priorities”. 
MDCA encourages local residents to help us keep the pressure on our Councillor and City officials to make sure this actually happens before someone else gets injured or killed.

YSW Youth Council Applications Now Open

We are proud to announce that the second ever YSW Youth Council will be starting this year. Applications to possibly become a member have now been open and interested candidates can submit to:
 Please note interested youth must be between the ages of 14-26 and live in the riding of York South-Weston to be eligible.
Yours sincerely,
  Stephanie Loor Ruiz
Constituency Assistant
Office of the Hon. Ahmed Hussen
Member of Parliament for York South – Weston
99D Ingram Drive 
Toronto, ON M6M 2L7
(416) 656 – 2526

Urban Arts Programs in Mount Dennis 
Programs at 5 Bartonville East, Mount Dennis starting now.
Check website for more details
  •  Turn Up  free dance program for 14-29 year-olds .Tuesdays 6-8 p.m.
  •  A World of Food cooking program for ages 8+ Thursdays 4-6 p.m.
  •  Digital Arts learn how to make memes, photoshop etc. Fridays 4-6 p.m.

MDCA hated to cancel our skating program, but the mild weather this winter wouldn't have allowed us to operate. Councillor Nunziata has organized a Family Day skating event, on  Monday, February 17th 

Family Day Skating Party - Weston Lions Arena 

Councillor Nunziata is very excited to host a Family Day Skating Party for the community! Bring your skates and join her at Weston Lions Arena (2125 Lawrence Ave W) for a free afternoon of food, family, and fun! The event takes place from 12-2 PM

Any Advice for our New Board?

MDCA’s new Board, elected at our arts and culture AGM last year, is now settling in and about to have its second meeting.  Planning the Association’s activities for the rest of 2020 will be a key part of the agenda. If YOU have things you want to be sure we deal with, please email us.


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