Revised Planning Application for Honest Ed’s Mirvish Village + Community Consultation Meeting

Revised Planning Application for Honest Ed’s Mirvish Village + Community Consultation Meeting

Revised Submission – May 19, 2016

The revised submission for the Mirvish Village/Honest Ed’s Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment application was submitted late last week. The supporting materials are now posted to the City’s Application Information Centre web page. The link below will take you to a site describing the revised application.  Please click the “supporting documentation” tab for links to all pdfs submitted in support of the application to date. Please be sure to note the date of submission. The May 19, 2016 items represent the new submission.

The project specific website is updated with this new information.


Want to learn more:

Hon_Eds_Mirvish_CM_Notice_June_13_2016-page-001For information on the revised proposal, please visit 

City Planner Contact: Graign Uens,  416-397-4647; Toronto and East York District, 100 Queen St W – floor 18 E

Ward Councillor Contact: Mike Layton Ward 19 – Trinity – Spadina, 416-392-4009

Ward 20 City Councillor Joe Cressy  416 -392 -4044

Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

Our public meeting locations are wheelchair/mobility device accessible. Other reasonable accommodation or assistive services for persons with disabilities may be provided with adequate notice.  Please contact Graig Uens, at 416-397-4647, no later than one working day prior to the meeting with your request.  The City of Toronto is committed to taking the necessary steps to insure compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005

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Vermont Square Park Community Clean up

We are a wash, folks!

Clean up is cancelled today owing to the rain that would make sweeping and raking a bit soggy and difficult.

The SVRA will post any alternate cleanup ASAP!


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The Fringe Festival In Seaton Village?


The Fringe Festival is looking for a new venue starting in 2017.




Be a part of the discussion!

The Seaton Village Residents Association and The Toronto Fringe Festival are pleased to invite you to a community meeting

DateWednesday May 11, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm

Location:  Monsignor Fraser College Annex (700 Markham St.)

The proposal is for an ongoing annual partnership beginning with the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival (July 5th -16, 2017).

Please join us as we work towards a cohesive vision that balances a community festival in a city neighbourhood.

We will discuss the proposed plan for the Toronto Fringe Festival to create a festival hub in the outdoor space at Monsignor Fraser College Annex

The festival hub is active daily for the 12 day festival, and includes an arts market, beer gardens and food vendors.

PLEASE NOTE: The SVRA supports the Fringe Festival in general and their search for a new location once Honest Ed’s parking lot is no longer available. The SVRA has not expressed support for the use of Monsignor Fraser’s lot as a location for the Fringe Festival. 

This opportunity is for community members and Fringe organizers to discuss the POTENTIAL use of the site for 2017 and beyond.  The Fringe festival, Trustee Davis, the Ward 20 office and the SVRA have NOT already agreed to use of the site for the 2017 Fringe nor has any other partnership been agreed to.

This outreach is to ensure community members – especially those living in and around the site – are aware of the proposal and can participate in a more fulsome discussion about this event and any further decision-making.

So, please pass this information along and please attend this meeting to hear more about Fringe’s plans and express your comments and concerns to the festival organizers so organizers can learn how to proceed.

 Trustee Jo-Ann Davis
 Colin Burns from Councillor Cressy’s Office
 Marcello Mancuso, Principal of Msgr Fraser College
 Executive Director Kelly Straughan and Managing Director Lucy Eveleigh from the Toronto Fringe


  • Can’t attend? Questions? please email the SVRA:

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Vermont Square Park and Playground community cleanup – New date!

Owing to the weather forecast that called for a cooler and decidedly rainy day, the community cleanup will be  Saturday May 14th 2016


Saturday May 14 from 10:00 am – 12:30pm

The City is providing rakes, shovels, gloves and an assortment of bags, but the SVRA could really use your energy and great conversation!

Coffee provided by Starbucks (Dupont St) imagesCAACE8C7

Come learn about YIMBY  untitledbackyard garden sharing

and more about download  right here in SV!

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Seaton Village Residents’ Association Meeting May 4

Please join the SVRA and community members for an upcoming meeting

Wednesday May 4, 2016

Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm

Location: Christ the Saviour Church, 823 Manning Ave, Toronto, ON M6G 2W7 (we apologize, but this is not a fully accessible facility)



  • Dupont St mediated outcomes
  • Dupont and Palmerston request for cross walk– gg to Council May 10th
  • Seaton Village Urban Design and Visioning
  • Vermont Square Park – field conditions, public consultations and steps for remediation
  • Fringe Festival Request to consider Monsignor Fraser College for 2017 season – strategies for neighbourhood consultation – May 11 Meeting scheduled (details TBA)
  • Other business: Bike Lanes on Bloor update + Westbank development updates + Rail Safety Town Hall brief

The SVRA welcomes you to bring your neighbourhood concerns and great ideas to the meeting!

Volunteers always needed and wanted – please attend to learn ways to participate


Note: Vermont Square Park + Playground community clean up: Saturday May 7 from 10am – 12:30pm

Come to the park and learn more about the STOP’s YIMBY program and Karma Co-op, located in Seaton Village!

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Bill Bolton Arena Public Skate Consultation – Update

From the BBA Board Chair:
Dear Community Members,
At its April 21st meeting Bill Bolton Arena Board of Management approved the reinstatement of a Saturday Public Skate from 6:30 to 7:30 PM and four hours of contract ice time from 7:30 to 11:30 PM for the 2016-17 programming season.
The minutes recording this decision will be posted on the Bill Bolton Website immediately following the May 17th Board of Management meeting.
We thank the many community members who took the time to participate in our consultation process.
Sharon Bider
Chair, Bill Bolton Arena Board of Management

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Rail Safety Town Hall

Hosted by MPs Carolyn Bennett & Chrystia Freeland with special guest Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport

Date: Wednesday April 27, 2016

Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM

Location: Walmer Road Baptist Church  188 Lowther Ave,  Toronto (Walmer & Lowther)

Join Rail Safety First in welcoming our new Minister of Transport the Hon. Marc Garneau, MP (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce–Westmount) as a guest speaker at a Town Hall  to examine rail safety in Canada

Are you concerned about the sharp increase of dangerous goods transported by rail across Canada? This is your chance to show our Federal representatives that rail safety needs to be a priority for Ottawa.

  • BLAST ZONE IS ONE KM AROUND THE TRACKS…That is All of Seaton Village…..

View the invitation on Facebook:

City TV news “It’s a stunning increase.. proportionately, a 28,000-per cent increase in a matter of four years” says Henry Wiercinski of Rail Safety First.

Read the article:

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